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 Real Herbalism Radio is the weekly podcast created by The Practical Herbalist team to dish up the saucy bits of the herb world in a format that’s easy to listen to on the go or relaxing at home. Your hosts, Sue and Candace, offer you their insights into the world of herbs along with a variety of easy, practical ideas for making herbalism a part of your daily life. They’ll help you understand some of the complex and often perplexing aspects of herbalism, decode the language of herbalists, and give you the tools you’ll need to make sound, practical choices for yourself and your family regarding herbal care. They’ll take time, too, to examine the latest herbal news topics so you can feel informed as you encounter the places where herbs and herbalism have hit the mainstream media.

We Are:

The Practical Herbalist is a small, internet-based company dedicated to sharing real life information on herbs and natural living to the general public. Our founders, Candace, Sue, and Patrick, began The Practical Herbalist in 2008 with the dream of sharing sound, practical herbal knowledge with as many people as possible through the internet. In 2014, they expanded their dream to include podcasting with Real Herbalism Radio.

Sue Sierralupé is a Certified Master Herbalist, Master Gardener, professional writer and Sustainable Landscape Specialist. Sue also volunteers as the clinic manager and herb team leader at Occupy Medical clinic. She is the co-author of The Practical Herbalist Herbal Folio series and author of The Pocket Herbal: Medicinal Plants that Changed the World. Follow her blog at for commentary on herbs, parenting, nutrition, and a whole lot more or find her on Facebook at Sue Sierralupé.

Candace Hunter is a self-trained herbalist and artist who never, ever practices on guinea pigs in part because her family and friends are generally up to the challenge. She is author of Herbalism for the Zombie Apocalypse and co-author of The Practical Herbalist Herbal Folio Series. She edits The Practical Herbalist website and Practical Herbalist Press publications when she’s not recording Real Herbalism Radio.  You can find her at, and on Facebook as Candace Hunter Creations.

Patrick Hunter has more than 18 years of experience in graphic design ranging from print production to building sophisticated online websites including shopping carts and online catalogs. His college background in art combined with his love of technology have kept him hooked into and constantly evolving within his industry. When he’s not wearing his design hat, you’ll find him practicing taekwondo at Duer’s ATA Martial Arts, playing games with his friends and son, or indulging in the culinary arts. He’s picked up a lot of herbal and homesteading skills along the way and most enjoys the fermentation and fire-based arts. You can find him at Hunter Creation or on Facebook at Hunter Creation Graphic and Web Design.

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