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Lisa Ganora

6 Podcast Episodes

Latest 24 Sep 2022 | Updated Daily

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Grindelia with Lisa Ganora

Herbs with Rosalee

Grindelia, or gumweed as it's sometimes known, is a warming, aromatic expectorant, a smooth muscle relaxant that can soothe a spasmodic cough...and it's abundant in many landscapes. Please join me for a discussion about this weed of many gifts with Lisa Ganora, who is delightfully energetic and obviously thrilled to share her abundant wisdom. You’ll also receive Lisa’s detailed recipe for Grindelia Respiratory Elixir.For those of you who don't know her, Lisa began studying herbal medicine in the early 80s. After practicing as a Wise Woman tradition community herbalist, wildcrafter, and medicine-maker for a decade, Lisa returned to school at UNCA and graduated summa cum laude with multiple awards in biology and chemistry. After graduation, she focused on exploring herbal constituents; pharmacognosy and phytochemistry, in the context of Western clinical herbalism and Vitalist therapeutics. In addition to founding and directing the Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism from 2012 to 2020, and managing Elderberry's Farm, a Rocky Mountain herbal education center in Paonia, Colorado, Lisa has also served as Adjunct Professor of Pharmacognosy at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, and has lectured and taught classes at numerous schools and conferences around the world.She is the author of Herbal Constituents, in its 2nd edition, a popular textbook on herbal phytochemistry for natural health practitioners, which is used by schools and universities worldwide. Lisa also teaches distance learning courses on herbal constituents and pharmacy and formulates botanical and CBD products for the dietary supplements industry.Listen in for:► How the cacao tree, a friend’s advice, and dandelion root got Lisa started on her herbal path► Why Lisa uses Grindelia in respiratory formulas and how it can serve as an alternative to oshá► Why it’s valuable to know the constituents of a plant and how to extract them► How we are all inextricably connected, from the standpoint of chemistryHere is one of my favorite takeaways from our conversation: “Instead of thinking, ‘This herb is good for this condition,’ I like to think, ‘What actions does the herb have? And then what actions do you need with this condition?’” (Timestamp: 00:49:47)I was so thoroughly enjoying all that she had to say that I let the conversation meander longer than usual. As you listen to Lisa’s many pearls of wisdom, I think you'll agree it was a good choice. I’m delighted to bring our conversation to you today!----Get full show notes including a transcript of this episode at: herbswithrosaleepodcast.com.For more behind-the-scenes of this podcast, follow @rosaleedelaforet on Instagram!The secret to using herbs successfully begins with knowing who YOU are. Get started by taking my free Herbal Jumpstart course when you sign up for my newsletter.If you enjoy the Herbs with Rosalee podcast, we could use your support! Please consider leaving a 5-star rating and review and sharing the show with someone who needs to hear it!On the podcast, we explore the many ways plants heal, as food, as medicine, and through nature connection. Each week, I focus on a single seasonal plant and share trusted herbal knowledge so that you can get the best results when using herbs for your health.Learn more about Herbs with Rosalee at herbswithrosalee.com.----Rosalee is an herbalist and author of the bestselling book Alchemy of Herbs: Transform Everyday Ingredients Into Foods & Remedies That Heal and co-author of the bestselling book Wild Remedies: How to Forage Healing Foods and Craft Your Own Herbal Medicine. She's a registered herbalist with the American Herbalist Guild and teaches many popular online courses. Read about how Rosalee went from having a terminal illness to being a bestselling author in her full story here. 

1hr 26mins

2 Mar 2022

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Organoleptics & Phytochemical Connections with Lisa Ganora | Tea Talks with Jiling

Herbal Radio

Enjoy Lisa Ganora’s conversational storytelling as she explores the connection between our ancient organoleptic skills as mammalian creatures, and modern research in phytochemistry. We touch on herbalists’ roles as land stewards and water protectors during our climate change crisis. We laugh as Lisa demonstrates her scratch, snort, sniff, savor, and spit method of organoleptic connections. We discuss the simple yet important role that sitting with plants has, before reading plant textbooks.  Lisa Ganora began studying traditional Western herbalism in the early ‘80s. After practicing as a Wise Woman tradition community herbalist for a decade, Lisa returned to UNCA and graduated summa cum laude with multiple awards in biology and chemistry. After graduation she focused on studying herbal constituents (pharmacognosy and phytochemistry). You might know Lisa Ganora as the author of Herbal Constituents, 2nd Ed., a popular textbook on herbal phytochemistry for natural health practitioners. Or, she might be a familiar name from herbal conferences, or as the 2012-2020 director of the Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism. Learn about Lisa’s new projects stewarding  Elderberry's Farm, a Rocky Mountain Herbal Education Center in Paonia, CO. Lisa also teaches a comprehensive distance learning course on herbal constituents and formulates for the dietary supplements industry. Visit Lisa Ganora at:  HerbalConstituents.com ElderberrysFarm.com Contact Jiling Lin, LAc at:  JilingLin.com Instagram @LinJiling Facebook @JilingLAc

56mins

16 Sep 2021

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How to thrive as an herbalist with Lisa Ganora of Elderberry's Farm

Thyme in the Studio

Have you ever had a teacher who changed your life? I’ve been lucky to have many wonderful teachers through life and Lisa Ganora is certainly one of them who transformed my health and world. And the stories she shares in this interview may very likely  benefit you to transform how you treat your body, the food you eat, and the water that keeps you fluid.  A reminder that I am offering a concise version of the episodes for the public and the full-length episodes for Patreon supporters. www.Patreon.com/thymeinthestudioIn this concise talk, Lisa shares a simple way to deal with addictive patterns in our lives and tips for budding herbalists. We also touch on her favorite remedy for anxiety and how to get in the right relationship with water. For patrons at the $3 level and above you can listen to the full conversation which includes discussions about the endocannabinoid system and the energetics of cannabis her journeys as a sailor and travels in New Zealand where she encountered tree-sized ferns. Lisa directed the Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism for many years and has taught at conferences around the world. And wrote a great book, Herbal Constituents.  She also started a Herb farm and healing wellness center in Paonia. Thanks so much for listening and for being here. If you enjoy this episode please feel free to screenshot it and share it to your ig stories and let me know your thoughts. Or share it with one friend who you think it would resonate with. Big shout out to Corrina Repp for the show music the intro is part of “Release me” and the outro is part of Need You/Don’t Need You.”  Lisa Ganora | CSCH FacultyLisa Ganora began studying traditional Western herbalism in the ‘80s. Later, she lived and wildcrafted in the Appalachians where she studied with folk healers and created herbal products to sell as she travelled the festival circuit with her herb booth. After practicing as a community herbalist for a decade, Lisa retuned to college and graduated from UNCA summa cum laude with multiple awards in biology and chemistry. After graduation she focused on studying pharmacognosy and phytochemistry. In addition to directing the Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism from 2012-2020 and managing Elderberry's (a Rocky Mountain herb farm, retreat and education center in Paonia, CO), Lisa has also served as Adjunct Professor of Pharmacognosy at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, and has lectured and taught classes at numerous schools and conferences around the U.S. She is the author of Herbal Constituents, a popular textbook on herbal phytochemistry for natural health practitioners, which is used by schools and universities worldwide. Lisa is available for consulting in medicinal plant chemistry, synergy, and formulation for the herbal and natural products industries.In addition to directing CSCH, Lisa was an Adjunct Professor of Pharmacognosy at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona, and has lectured and taught classes at numerous schools and conferences around the U.S. She is the author of Herbal Constituents, the standard textbook of phytochemistry for herbalists. For more information, see Lisa’s CV at HerbalConstituents.com. Lisa Ganora linkshttps://clinicalherbalism.com/https://www.elderberrysfarm.com/https://herbalconstituents.com/Thyme in the Studio links:https://www.patreon.com/thymeinthestudiohttps://www.etsy.com/shop/AidaZeaArtshttps://www.instagram.com/thymeinthestudiopodcast/https://www.instagram.com/aida.zea.arts/https://www.facebook.com/groups/403582056803336/www.thymeinthestudio.comhttps://www.aidazea.com OOh and thanks to Corrina for allowing me to play part of her song, “Release Me”  for the intro. Listen to the end to her part of another song, “Need you/Don’t Need You”

1hr 3mins

13 Jan 2021

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139 | Plant Chemistry, Cannabis, Medicine, and the Human Body with Lisa Ganora & Sam Coffman

HerbRally

In today’s podcast, you’ll listen in on Lisa Ganora (Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism) and Sam Coffman (The Human Path & Herbal Medics Academy) discussing plant chemistry, cannabis, vitalism, reductionism, medicine making, pathophysiology and herbalism. Enjoy! https://thehumanpath.net/ https://clinicalherbalism.com/ Thanks for listing to the HerbRally podcast! www.herbrally.com 

36mins

17 Sep 2019

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Colors of vitality with Lisa Ganora

Plant Love Radio

In today's episode you'll meet Lisa Ganora. Lisa is an herbalist, and an expert on phytochemical constituents in plants and medicinal foods. I promise, you'll never look the same way at your blood oranges, parsley and other super foods.  You'll also appreciate plants' amazing capacity for healing and disease prevention. Show notes: https://plantloveradio.com/49

1hr 3mins

8 May 2019

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The Herb Walk Podcast Interview with Lisa Ganora

The Herb Walk with Jessica Baker

This week’s interview on The Herb Walk Podcast is with Lisa Ganora! Lisa began studying herbs in the Wise Woman Tradition back in 1986 and fell profoundly in love with medicinal plants and natural healing. While studying wildcrafting and medicine-making with traditional herbalists from New England to the Appalachian Mountains for ten years, she began creating herbal products and traveled the festival circuit with an herb booth and as a workshop presenter. In 1997 Lisa decided to study botany, chemistry, and health sciences at the University of North Carolina, Asheville, and graduated with highest honors and several awards. Lisa combines a deep understanding of traditional, Vitalist herbalism with a scientifically-integrated and holistic approach to natural health. In addition to directing CSCH, Lisa is also an Adjunct Professor of Pharmacognosy at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona, and has lectured and taught classes at numerous schools and conferences around the U.S. She is the author of Herbal Constituents, the standard textbook of phytochemistry for herbalists. I hope you enjoy this episode of The Herb Walk Podcast. Download on iTunes and Stitcher today!

1hr

5 Sep 2017