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Show 21: Saint John’s Wort, Midsummer’s Gift

Show 21: Saint John’s Wort, Midsummer’s Gift

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Midsummer is a few days away…Now’s the time for harvesting Saint John’s Wort. This sunny weed is well known for its muscle healing power, but it’s protective nature extends well beyond the muscular-skeletal system. In today’s show, we’re talking about the how-tos of making and using medicine from this summer favorite.

Herbs We Discussed:

Herbs in the News

We discussed an article published on June 11, 2015, on Oregon Live, the online site by The Oregonian, by Noelle Crombie entitled “A tainted high
Lax state rules, inconsistent lab practices and inaccurate test results put pesticide-laced pot on dispensary shelves.”

Video link/code:
http://video-embed.oregonlive.com/services/player/bcpid1949055967001?bctid=4291314713001&bckey=AQ~~,AAAAPLpuSqE~,a1DdoZJH5WQo4iWaJj1w_CktvJfhQVVG

Herbal 101

Herbalists use a variety of terms to describe the properties of herbs. We discussed the safety of cinnamon.

Resources we cited:

Types of Cinnamon

The Truth About Cinnamon

Cassia Cinnamon

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Candace Hunter

Candace Hunter is a self-taught herbalist and artist who never, ever practices on guinea pigs in part because her family and friends are generally up to the job. She is co-author of The Practical Herbalist's Herbal Folio series and author of Herbalism for the Zombie Apocalypse. She edits The Practical Herbalist website and Practical Herbalist Press publications. She has also recently entered into the field of podcasting with reckless abandon. Listen to her on Real Herbalism Radio today, see her work at CandaceHunter.com, or find her on Facebook at Candace Hunter Creations.


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