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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 ...
 
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Today’s episode is a little different from our usual. We’re sharing a listen-along plant sit meditation! You can take this episode with you to sit outside with a plant, and we’ll guide you through the meditation practice. Plant sit meditations are an excellent way to develop your powers of observation and your awareness skills. Plants have a lot to…
 
As the seed catalogs start to arrive and we turn our thoughts from last year's harvest to the restfulness of winter and promise of spring, there's one critter too many of us completely forget to prepare for. Today, we're talking with Alexis Chesney, Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine and author of Preventing Lyme and Other Tick-Borne Diseases about pl…
 
Candace and Patrick talked about getting to the point of No Solution in Western Medicine and how much we all need diversity in our medical care system. They discussed owning your power to create health for yourself, and they answered an Herbal 101 question from Vinon about nettles. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
Have you heard that black cohosh is “for menopause”? Or that red clover is a “natural estrogen replacement”? Or that saw palmetto (Serenoa repens) is “for men” or “for BPH”? Herbs are not gendered, and they’re not “for” conditions. They have qualities and actions, and they act in context – the context of each individual body. Herbs act on particula…
 
Plants either languish or thrive when faced with serious adversity. Those that thrive follow the path of the most Powerful Medicine. So, too, it is with people. Today, we're talking with K.P. Khalsa, Ayurvedic Doctor and State Licenced Nutritionist, about facing challenge and finding your own path into Powerful Medicine. See acast.com/privacy for p…
 
Candace and Patrick make a few silly jokes...okay, Candace made one silly joke...then they reflected on the wisdom they gleaned from their conversation with Leslie Shalduha of Sassy Llama Apothecary last week. Topics included making good choices for health and the challenges in doing so, good nutrition and how that changes as we age, and recognizin…
 
Ground ivy (Glechoma hederacea), also known as alehoof, creeping charlie, and gill-over-the-ground, is one of our favorite herbs to gather in early spring. We like to prepare a tincture of it in brandy, and we work with it for troubles in the ear-nose-throat. It helps a lot with tinnitus and with difficulty hearing that comes from stagnant fluid in…
 
Sometimes, it takes a crisis to get us to really see the right path. Do or Die, the wake-up call almost always leads us into a whole new adventure. The Plants surely do celebrate when we join them! Today, we're talking with Leslie Shalduha, practicing herbalist at Sassy Llama Apothecary, makers of simple everyday herbal products, about getting up a…
 
Herb of the Month is one of our most powerful learning methods for students of herbalism – and honestly, it’s great for experienced practitioners too! It’s deceptively simple: just choose an herb and work with it extensively every day for a month, in as many ways as you can come up with. At the same time, research the herb as far and wide as you ca…
 
Candace and Patrick talked about the meaning of ritual in their lives and how ritual shows up for them daily, weekly, and in the context of bigger events. They talked about Men's Rituals and how the tradition of ritual for men has shifted as compared to that for women. They also talked a little about the Rituals of Spring. See acast.com/privacy for…
 
We’re discussing the notion of amphoteric herbs today, because it’s the Spring equinox and we’re thinking about balance. The term amphoteric is orginally a chemistry term meaning “having characteristics of both an acid and a base”. Herbalists use the word to mean an herb that has a balancing activity, one that is capable of acting in ways that seem…
 
Ritual is a powerful tool in the Herbalist's toolbox. With the support of the Plants, we can mvoe through transition, change, and even trauma Empowered and Healed. Today, we're talking with Leslie Korn, Doctor of Integrative Medicine for Mental Health, Herbalist, and Author of Natural Woman: Herbal Remedies for Radiant Health at Every Age and Stage…
 
In this episode we share a simple technique for enhancing herbal salves with tinctures. Lots of herbalists like to put essential oils in their salves, and we’re no exception – but we also want to have other methods for increasing potency. Essential oils can be costly, and they have sustainability issues in a lot of cases. Combining alcohol extracts…
 
Candace and Patrick chatted about Alyssa's path into herbalism-especially the huge shift she made and how she found her inspiration in modern television. They talked about being Blindsided and Becoming Herbalist in a Shamanic way. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
We’re lucky that nowadays there are a lot of herb suppliers, so it’s convenient to purchase the majority of your herbs – especially if you live in a place where you don’t really have space to grow a garden. But there’s something really special about working with herbs that you’ve grown yourself. And, some herbs are really quite easy to grow – like …
 
No matter where you are in the world, The Plants will find you. Some of us are lucky enough to grow up with Herbal Medicine as just a part of life. But, what happens when you move--and find out everyone else forgot the Magic of The Plants? Today, we're talking with Alyssa Humann, certified Herbalist and Mid-level Health Coach, owner of The Persiste…
 
This week we’re sharing a formula for an herbal cold sore remedy – a soft salve or balm that can be applied right on the sores. It’s going to serve as a jumping-off point for discussing flexible formulation. That’s the answer to the question “what can I do if I don’t have one – or any! – of the herbs in the formula as written?” If you can answer th…
 
Candace and Patrick get real about how Essential Oils, Hydrosols, and herbs factor into their lives. Candace reveals one of her Little Secrets. Patrick expresses his shock and indignation over the revelation...before acknowledging that certain uses of essential oil spritzers and the like might be actually a welcome addition to home and office for o…
 
When you go to the store and buy an herbal supplement, what are you getting? It might be a capsule of powdered herb, but this is less and less common nowadays. An herbal supplement is usually some type of extract from the plant – and we herbalists make lots of extracts ourselves, like teas, tinctures, salves, etc. The difference is in the methods a…
 
The intersection of Modern Medicine with the Deep Healing of the Garden can produce the most amazing Herbs...and Herbalists. Today, we're talking with Erika Galentin, Clinical Herbalist at Sovereignty Herbs, about finding the Joy, the Power, and the Medicine along the garden path. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
The “wellness” space online is saturated with One Weird Tricks and Simple Easy Solutions that promise to make you perfect. Perfect hair, perfect skin, perfect body fat percentage – all this and more for 5 easy payments of $39.99… it’s a trick. Even when it’s sincere, when people really believe they’ve found the one thing that’ll work for everyone, …
 
Candace and Patrick talked about where Oregon has gotten so far since legalizing the use of Psilocybin Mushrooms, aka Magic Mushrooms, for therapeutic use. They covered psychedelics as therapy, profitable business, vacation, and in the stock market. They also talked a little about a new project they've been working on that'll be launching this spri…
 
When you’re dealing with a skin problem, it’s good to come at it from both directions: internal and external. Today we’re focusing on the external remedies, highlighting some of our favorite ways to work with topical herbs for acne. Steam is a great way to deliver aromatic herbal constituents to the whole surface of the face, and as the warmth open…
 
Herbal Medicines may come in neatly packaged boxes or beautifully labeled bottles today, but they were all once rooted in the healing space of Nature. We can still touch the Magic and power of thse spaces to deepen the medicine for ourselves and others. Today, we're talking with Bett Williams, author of The Wild Kindness: A Psilocybin Odyssey and w…
 
When you think about where to find excellent herbs, where does your mind go first – the forest? The farmer’s market? Ye Olde Herbe Shoppe, perhaps? Let us make a suggestion: you can find a bunch of great herbs at the supermarket! Grocery store herbs are nothing to sneeze at (but if you can’t stop sneezing, consider a basil steam). You can find herb…
 
Candace and Patrick reflect on the chaos of the past few weeks, their conversation with Rebecca Ingalls of Swampscott Counseling and Palmer Pond Botanicals, and how they're coping with the stress. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
An herbalist’s dog is going to get some herbs in her dinner every now and then. Our dog Elsie sure does! Choosing herbs for dogs doesn’t need to be complicated or difficult, and there are a lot of them that can help a pup feel her best. In this episode we highlight four herbs we give to our own puppa: Seaweeds for nourishment, joint support, and im…
 
Change can transform our lives, as we're all experiencing through these crazy times. Often, radical change helps us make the connections that show us our life's passion and sets us on our path. Today, we're talking with Rebecca Ingalls, herbalist at Palmer Pond Botanicals and psychotherapist at Swamp Scott Counseling about connecting with your path…
 
It has been a rough few… weeks? Years? Well, a while, anyway! In the last month more than ever, people have been asking us how to get some space, how to find ways to feel grounded, how to find some calm. So we thought, maybe it would be good to share the things that we are doing to get through the days. Being an herbalist doesn’t mean you never get…
 
Candace and Patrick talk about how the first week of their 2021 New Year's Resolutions have gone. They shared a few tips for using some of the herbs they talked about last week to support you through change and answered an Herbal 101 question on Stevia for Quitting Smoking. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
If you're like us, you're kicking off the new year with Resolutions. And, if you're like us, keeping them past Ground Hog's Day may be a bit of a challenge! Luckily, Herbalists have a secret weapon that takes the edge off the stress that comes with change. Today, we're talking about the three Herbal Actions you'll want on your side if you really do…
 
In this episode we explore the skills and disciplines necessary to conduct a successful self-experiment. Self-experimentation in this context might mean making changes to dietary, lifestyle, & movement habits; developing stress management skills; or trying out herbal medicines. First we address why and how self-experimentation can fall into self-ju…
 
This week we take another look at COVID-19 and its long-term effects. First, we check in on what have been our top 5 herbal interventions for COVID: Herbal steams – with aromatic herbs, to fight infection and stimulate local immune activity in the respiratory tract Garlic & thyme tea – for a strong immune-stimulating and lung-warming effect Elecamp…
 
Dreaming matters: it’s a critical part of our identity-building and experience-processing work, and vital to our ability to regulate our emotions. But not all dreams are good. When nightmares happen, especially if they happen chronically, they can make dreaming itself feel unsafe. But never fear: when we need help we can always turn to herbs, and n…
 
Candace and Patrick talk about the realities of being in business at The Practical Herbalist and elsewhere. They share their thoughts on affiliate programs, setting goals for the upcoming year, and the importance of connecting with other business owners. They also mention a few upcoming changes for the Herbal Nerd Society and The Practical Herbalis…
 
Launching your first Herbal Adventure is thrilling and fighteining at the same time. Add to that the need to make money doing it, and you've got an Herbal Business-which can be quite a challenge. Having support as you go is key to success in all aspects of Herbalism. Today, we're talking with Yolanda Joy, Herbalist and founder of Herbal Entrepreneu…
 
Yes, they are herbs too! Medicinal mushrooms are an important part of our herbal practice, but it looks like we haven’t profiled them on the podcast before today – so it’s time to correct that lapse. In this episode we’ll look at some of the key activities of four of our favorite fungi: shiitake (Lentinula edodes), maitake (Grifola frondosa), reish…
 
Candace and Patrick chatted about Psilocybin Mushrooms and Cannabis...and what it means to legalize, to decriminalize, and to medicalize these herbal medicines. Candace reveals just how many times she's imbibed. Patrick explains measures 109 and 110 in Oregon and what they mean. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
Samhain, Halloween, the death of the year – this is a good time to talk about grieving, and about how herbs and grief can go together. It’s a universal human experience, but one we don’t often allow ourselves to experience and explore, because it is painful and difficult. It can often seem like there are only a few ‘approved’ ways to move through a…
 
We often talk as Herbalists about the Wisdom of the Plants and the Deep Healing and Lessons they offer. Their cousins, the Fungi, can open us up to a whole new world of wisdom, if we dare to explore it in partnership with them. Today, we're talking with Bett Williams, author of The Wild Kindness: A Psilocybin Odyssey and who's essays are apprearing…
 
This week we listened to a talk by a Buddhist teacher about mantra chanting practices, and one particular facet of their purpose: to be a mental reset or redirection, a way to get a hold of your mind when it’s spun up & agitated. It inspired us to think about herbs as mantras, as mind tools – which herbs are, just as much as they’re physical suppor…
 
Maintaining a sharp & healthy mind has always been one of the things people ask us about most often. Whether it’s a nagging difficulty recalling words, or a tendency to forget why you walked into a room – or more seriously, a relative showing early signs of dementia – lots of folks are wondering if there are herbs for cognitive decline prevention. …
 
When times are lean and when they're bountiful, one basic tenet holds true -- Good Health relies on Good Nutrition. Today, we're talking with Phyllis D. Light, Folk Herbalist, about how to make sound nutrition a part of your life. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
When thinking about how to start working with herbalism for respiratory ailments, you might get really focused on WHICH ailment it is, and which herbs are “good for” that ailment. As herbalists, though, we don’t work with diagnoses; we work with what we see. So whether it’s a cold, bronchitis, or asthma, we’ll respond to what we see, hear, and feel…
 
Candace and Patrick talk about the realities of business, their appreciation of the energy Katja and Ryn bring to teaching, and the importance of Diversity in Pandemic and post-Pandemic life. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
Our emotions part of our health just as much as our physical organs & system. When we have difficulties like anxiety and depression, we can draw on practices in holistic herbalism for emotional support. Even when we know what’s causing us to feel stress, often there’s little or nothing we can do about it. When the stressors are systemic or unavoida…
 
So, ya want to be an Herbalist, do ya? If that question's one you've been fielding or even entertained, you're not alone. As plant-based medicine has grown over the past decade or more, many people are finding their passion for herbs pulling them into full-time work. That often means a crash course inBusiness, too. Today, we're talking with Katja a…
 
Digestive issues are extremely common, and are one of the leading causes of missed work and reduced quality of life. The good news is, herbs can help! There’s much relief to be found in the study of herbalism for digestive discomforts. For each individual person, digestive issues can manifest a little differently, even if the causes are the same. V…
 
Candace and Patrick come clean about their stash of herbal vinegars. Patrick claims innocence, but the truth is out now. They talk about their apprecation for Kami's ideas for using Herbal Vinegars daily. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
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