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The Plant Path

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The Plant Path is a window into the world of the herbal medicine. With perspectives gleaned from traditional western herbalism, Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine, Alchemy, Medical Astrology, and traditional cultures from around the world, The Plant Path provides unique insights, skills and strategies for the practice of true holistic herbalism. From clinical to spiritual perspectives, we don't just focus on what herbs are "good for," but rather who they are as intelligent beings, and how we can work with them to heal and consciously evolve.

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The Plant Path is a window into the world of the herbal medicine. With perspectives gleaned from traditional western herbalism, Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine, Alchemy, Medical Astrology, and traditional cultures from around the world, The Plant Path provides unique insights, skills and strategies for the practice of true holistic herbalism. From clinical to spiritual perspectives, we don't just focus on what herbs are "good for," but rather who they are as intelligent beings, and how we can work with them to heal and consciously evolve.

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iTunes Ratings

169 Ratings
Average Ratings
150
4
7
2
6

Adore

By Bananaroo - Feb 18 2019
Read more
I adore this podcast. There is so much incredible information. Keep doing what you’re doing!

light light light

By lovers peacers - Jan 24 2019
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thank you. you fill my off grid nights with light!
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The Plant Path

Latest release on Dec 17, 2019

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Rank #1: Developing Relationships with Botanical Beings - featuring Asia Suler

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Having a connection to the herbal allies you work with is essential to truly accessing the deepest levels of healing offered by plant medicines. But how do you develop a relationship with these botanical beings?

In this episode, Asia Suler shares a guide for connecting to the primordial language of nature where we can learn from our plant allies. This connection to the natural world weaves us back into relationship with life. It opens the gateway to guide us in becoming instruments of blessing & healing in the world.

In Asia's own words, 

We live in a world that is full of medicine. In many origin stories its said that once all beings spoke the same language. And that it wasn't until we forgot this mother tongue that we lost our understanding of our place in the weave of all things, the knowledge of our own part to play in the healing.

This is an invitation to remember how to speak that ancient language. The language of interconnection. Of green magic. Of intuition and spirit. It is an invitation to learn how to communicate with the growing world and to rediscover your unique medicine.”

--------------------------------------ABOUT OUR GUEST - ASIA SULER: -------------------------------------- Asia Suler is a writer, teacher, mystic and herbalist who lives in the folds of the Blue ridge mountains. She is the creator and concoctress of One Willow Apothecaries, an Appalachian-grown company that offers lovingly handcrafted medicines and alchemical gateways of education. A unique combination of western and energetic herbalism, stone medicine, earth-centered shamanism and intuitive healing, Asia’s work includes private consultations as well as online programs and in-person retreats.

You can find out more about Asia's online course, Intuitive Plant Medicine here: 

https://onewillowapothecaries.com/classes/online-learning/intuitive-plant-medicine/ref/11/

You can follow Asia's work through these channels: www.onewillowapothecaries.com https://www.facebook.com/OneWillowApothecaries/ https://www.instagram.com/onewillow_apothecaries

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Whitney Popham is an herbal practitioner and educator, pollinating the medicine of the plants to bring healing & beauty into the world. She has devoted her life to being a humble vessel for the plants to touch people's lives and do their healing work through her. Her calling to herbalism began from a deep passion for activism and a vision for creating healing and positive change in the world.

Through her own health challenges as a young adult, she experienced the profound healing gifts of plant medicines and then committed her life to helping others reach vibrant levels of health. In her clinical practice she facilitates healing on the emotional, spiritual, and physical levels of health through the multifaceted lens of herbalism, nutrition and Ayurvedic lifestyle coaching.

She lives in the serene beauty of Southern Oregon with her husband Sajah Popham, where they live and work together on their 120 acre homestead in the mountains. Together they founded The School of Evolutionary Herbalism, where they teach clinical and transformational plant medicine to heal people, culture and planet through their online programs they offer year-round and workshops they have on the land. She prepares traditional Spagyric herbal remedies from the lineage of Hermetic Alchemy through their product line, Organic Unity, which are used by doctors & practitioners around the world. 

————————————ABOUT THE PLANT PATH ————————————

The Plant Path provides unique perspectives for the modern practitioner of herbalism that doesn’t just want to “fix what’s broken” in the body, but seeks to serve others with deeper levels of healing and transformation with herbal medicines.

A unique synergy of clinical herbalism, alchemy, medical astrology, and herbal traditions from around the world, The Plant Path focuses on giving you a truly “wholistic” perspective on herbal medicine so you never fall into the trap of allopathic herbalism.

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To get free in depth mini-courses and videos, visit our blog at:

http://www.evolutionaryherbalism.com/blog

Get daily inspiration and plant wisdom on our Facebook and Instagram channels:

http://www.facebook.com/EvolutionaryHerbalism

https://www.instagram.com/evolutionary_herbalism/

Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyP63opAmcpIAQg1M9ShNSQ

Apr 26 2018

1hr 12mins

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Rank #2: Working with Plant Intelligence with Scott Kloos

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In this special episode of The Plant Path, I got a chance to interview a fellow PNW herbalist, Scott Kloos, founder of Cascadia Folk Medicine, The School of Forest Medicine and author of Pacific Northwest Medicinal Plants: Identify, Harvest, and Use 120 Wild Herbs for Health and Wellness.

This was a really fun conversation, as Scott and I discuss a wide range of methods of working with the medicinal intelligence of plants. From how they have the ability to heal us spiritually, to the best wildcrafting and medicine making practices, to what it really means to be an herbalist.

Scott and I really have a lot in common in the way we see medicinal plants and the practice of herbalism, even though we approach it from slightly different angles, which to me is fascinating. 

The big thing I appreciate about his perspective and approach, is that it's geared towards healing the whole person (body, spirit and soul) through utilizing the whole plant. Scott truly honors the chemical and spiritual sides of herbalism, and understands the greater context of plant medicine, in that the healing work we do contributes to the healing of the Earth as a whole.

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Scott Kloos—ceremonialist, author, wildcrafter, plant medicine maker and practitioner, animist, singer of plant songs, and aspiring integral ecologist—guides The School of Forest Medicine and Cascadia Folk Medicine and is author of Pacific Northwest Medicinal Plants: Identify, Harvest, and Use 120 Wild Herbs for Health and Wellness. Through his writing and his facilitation of co-created spaces of learning and healing, he explores various ways of working with plants and their medicine, relationships with our nonhuman kin, and ecologically integral modes of engaging with and thinking with the community of life.

Check out his amazing wildcrafted handmade product line at: https://cascadiafolkmedicine.com/ as well as his teachings at the School of Forest Medicine here: https://forestmedicine.net/

For those of you in the PNW, be sure to pickup a copy of his book, an indispensable guide for the NW herbalist! https://www.amazon.com/Pacific-Northwest-Medicinal-Plants-Identify/dp/1604696575/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8

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CONNECT WITH SAJAH AND WHITNEY

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To get free in depth mini-courses and videos, visit our blog at:

http://www.evolutionaryherbalism.com

Get daily inspiration and plant wisdom on our Facebook and Instagram channels:

http://www.facebook.com/EvolutionaryHerbalism

https://www.instagram.com/evolutionary_herbalism/

Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyP63opAmcpIAQg1M9ShNSQ

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ABOUT SAJAH

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Sajah Popham, founder of Organic Unity and The School of Evolutionary Herbalism, is committed to creating a new paradigm of plant medicine anchored in herbal, medical, and spiritual traditions from around the world. His work integrates the science and spirit of herbal medicine, creating a system that is equally holistic, healing and transformational. His unique synthesis bridges herbalism not only east and west, but north & south, above & below, into a universal philosophy that encompasses indigenous wisdom, Ayurveda, western Alchemy and Spagyrics, Astrology, clinical herbalism, and modern pharmacology. 

Sajah's vitalist approach utilizes plants not only for physical healing and rejuvenation, but for the evolution of consciousness. He never allopathicallyl focuses on just what a plant is “good for” but rather who the plants are as sentient beings. Sajah’s teachings embody a heartfelt respect, honor and reverence for the vast intelligence of plants in a way that empowers us to look deeper into the nature of our medicines and ourselves. He lives in southern Oregon with his wife where he teaches at his school, makes spagyric medicines, and practices his healing art. For more information about his products and programs, visit www.organic-unity.com & www.evolutionaryherbalism.com

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ABOUT THE PLANT PATH

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The Plant Path provides unique perspectives for the modern practitioner of herbalism that doesn’t just want to “fix what’s broken” in the body, but seeks to serve others with deeper levels of healing and transformation with herbal medicines.

A unique synergy of clinical herbalism, alchemy, medical astrology, and herbal traditions from around the world, The Plant Path focuses on giving you a truly “wholistic” perspective on herbal medicine so you never fall into the trap of allopathic herbalism.

May 17 2019

1hr 7mins

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Rank #3: Restoring the Nervous System with Plants

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In our modern day culture of excessive stress, not enough sleep, and the overall stimulating nature of the world, the human nervous system is taxed like it's never been before. 

Luckily, we have a set of herbal medicines that are specific for not just relaxing tension, but replenishing, rebuilding, and restoring the nervous system- these are generally referred to as nervine trophorestoratives. 

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CONNECT WITH SAJAH AND WHITNEY

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To get free in depth mini-courses and videos, visit our blog at:

http://www.evolutionaryherbalism.com

Get daily inspiration and plant wisdom on our Facebook and Instagram channels:

http://www.facebook.com/EvolutionaryHerbalism

https://www.instagram.com/evolutionary_herbalism/

Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyP63opAmcpIAQg1M9ShNSQ

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ABOUT SAJAH

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Sajah Popham, founder of Organic Unity and The School of Evolutionary Herbalism, is committed to creating a new paradigm of plant medicine anchored in herbal, medical, and spiritual traditions from around the world. His work integrates the science and spirit of herbal medicine, creating a system that is equally holistic, healing and transformational. His unique synthesis bridges herbalism not only east and west, but north & south, above & below, into a universal philosophy that encompasses indigenous wisdom, Ayurveda, western Alchemy and Spagyrics, Astrology, clinical herbalism, and modern pharmacology. 

Sajah's vitalist approach utilizes plants not only for physical healing and rejuvenation, but for the evolution of consciousness. He never allopathicallyl focuses on just what a plant is “good for” but rather who the plants are as sentient beings. Sajah’s teachings embody a heartfelt respect, honor and reverence for the vast intelligence of plants in a way that empowers us to look deeper into the nature of our medicines and ourselves. He lives in southern Oregon with his wife where he teaches at his school, makes spagyric medicines, and practices his healing art. For more information about his products and programs, visit www.organic-unity.com & www.evolutionaryherbalism.com

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ABOUT THE PLANT PATH

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The Plant Path provides unique perspectives for the modern practitioner of herbalism that doesn’t just want to “fix what’s broken” in the body, but seeks to serve others with deeper levels of healing and transformation with herbal medicines.

A unique synergy of clinical herbalism, alchemy, medical astrology, and herbal traditions from around the world, The Plant Path focuses on giving you a truly “wholistic” perspective on herbal medicine so you never fall into the trap of allopathic herbalism.

Sep 28 2017

18mins

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Rank #4: The Medicine of Water, Food + Herbs from an Indigenous Perspective on Healing - with Chenoa Egawa -

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Today we're joined by Chenoa Egawa, a Coastal Salish ceremonial leader, singer, speaker, environmental activist and artist. In this episode, Chenoa shares stories and wisdom from her ancestry and life experience to uplift and inspire along the healing path. 

Chenoa shares her insights on health, wellness and healing through ancestry. She speaks of the healing power of water and food as the first medicines. She shares guidance for how to wildcraft, harvest and work with plant medicines with respect and integrity on Native land. 

She shares so many gems of wisdom in this episode - way beyond what we could even describe in these notes, so be sure to listen in and enjoy many times over!

--------------------------------------------ABOUT OUR GUEST - CHENOA EGAWA: --------------------------------------------

Chenoa Egawa is Coast Salish of the Lummi and S’Kallam Nations of Washington State. She is a ceremonial leader, singer, speaker, environmental activist and artist dedicated to bringing healing to our Mother Earth, and to people of all cultures, backgrounds and origins through recognition of our shared experiences as human beings.  

One of her principal teachings today is the importance of preserving and sharing the wisdom human beings of all cultures, languages and ways of life still hold that benefit the health, well being and protection of all life on our Mother Earth.  In that regard, she serves as a voice to bring Native wisdom and perspectives to the world at a time when these teachings are particularly poignant reminders of our shared responsibility to live with respect for ourselves, one another, and for our Earth.

Chenoa has long been active in local, and international work for Indigenous peoples, children and the environment. For over 20 years, she has worked in Washington State schools, creating programs that integrate Native American culture and history, often teaching through songs and storytelling, empowering Native youth and bringing greater appreciation for cultural diversity to all children in the public school system. 

Over the past 25 years, she has traveled throughout North, Central and South America facilitating communication among indigenous peoples with the intent of protecting and preserving cultural heritage, languages and homelands. Chenoa was an Institute of Current World Affairs (ICWA) Fellow in Mexico and Guatemala where she studied and wrote on issues concerning Indigenous peoples of both countries. 

She was part of an international Native delegation that traveled to Chile to support Mapuche and Pehuenche Indigenous communities in their efforts to halt construction of large-scale dams on their homelands. She served as a Lummi delegate, and as a English, Spanish and Portuguese translator at meetings with tribes from the United States, Canada, Central and South America at the Earth Summit in Brazil. 

She also worked as an intern at the United Nations Center for Human Rights in Geneva, Switzerland, serving as a member of the Secretariat during the 10th Session of the Working Group of Indigenous Peoples.

From 2003-2009 Chenoa was Host for the Native news television program ‘Northwest Indian News.’ In 2010 she was Host for the television news program ‘Native Heartbeat.’ Both programs are still viewed across the Western United States, Canada, Hawaii, Alaska and New Zealand.

Throughout her work she has served as a bridge in cross-cultural interactions, encouraging mutual respect and understanding among Native and non-Native communities, educators and environmental groups. 

As a vocalist, Chenoa has released five albums - Sacred Fire, Road of Life, Heartbeat of Life, Songs of Strength and Beauty, and Spirit of Salishan.  In 2013, Chenoa and her brother, Keith Egawa, released their first children’s book, 'Tani’s Search for the Heart.'  They are currently writing and illustrating their second children’s book, Whale Child, to be released soon. 

You can find out more about Chenoa, her books, music and work on her website: http://www.swanclan.com

You can find Chenoa & her brother Keith's book, Tani's Search For The Heart here:  https://tanissearchfortheheart.com/

You can see Chenoa's music videos on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvGJ1EQUfL1RywBLrcqNK1w

You can follow Chenoa's photography on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chenoa.egawa/

—————————————————————ABOUT YOUR HOST - WHITNEY POPHAM—————————————————————

Whitney Popham is an herbal practitioner and educator, pollinating the medicine of the plants to bring healing & beauty into the world. She has devoted her life to being a humble vessel for the plants to touch people's lives and do their healing work through her. Her calling to herbalism began from a deep passion for activism and a vision for creating healing and positive change in the world.

Through her own health challenges as a young adult, she experienced the profound healing gifts of plant medicines and then committed her life to helping others reach vibrant levels of health. In her clinical practice she facilitates healing on the emotional, spiritual, and physical levels of health through the multifaceted lens of herbalism, nutrition and Ayurvedic lifestyle coaching.

She lives in the serene beauty of Southern Oregon with her husband Sajah Popham, where they live and work together on their 120 acre homestead in the mountains. Together they founded The School of Evolutionary Herbalism, where they teach clinical and transformational plant medicine to heal people, culture and planet through their online programs they offer year-round and workshops they have on the land. She prepares traditional Spagyric herbal remedies from the lineage of Hermetic Alchemy through their product line, Organic Unity, which are used by doctors & practitioners around the world. 

————————————ABOUT THE PLANT PATH ————————————

The Plant Path provides unique perspectives for the modern practitioner of herbalism that doesn’t just want to “fix what’s broken” in the body, but seeks to serve others with deeper levels of healing and transformation with herbal medicines.

A unique synergy of clinical herbalism, alchemy, medical astrology, and herbal traditions from around the world, The Plant Path focuses on giving you a truly “wholistic” perspective on herbal medicine so you never fall into the trap of allopathic herbalism.

——————————————————HOW TO CONNECT MORE WITH US:——————————————————

To get free in depth mini-courses and videos, visit our blog at:

http://www.evolutionaryherbalism.com/blog

Get daily inspiration and plant wisdom on our Facebook and Instagram channels:

http://www.facebook.com/EvolutionaryHerbalism

https://www.instagram.com/evolutionary_herbalism/

Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyP63opAmcpIAQg1M9ShNSQ

Jun 29 2018

1hr 17mins

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Rank #5: Reawakening a Culture of Connection through Folk Medicine with Kami McBride

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The revolution begins at the hearth and in the kitchen through reclaiming ancestral healing arts & making medicine together to take care of our families and communities. 

In this episode, herbalist Kami McBride shares how we can participate in reviving and inspiring an Earth-based culture that lives in reciprocity & sustainability.

Kami shares "the Herbalist's best kept secret" - herbal infused oils - an easy to make, affordable and yet super powerful herbal remedy that you can make in our own kitchen.

To get the free workshop Kami's offering on Handcrafted Healing Herbal Oils, go here:

https://healingherbaloils.com/free-workshop?orid=37230&opid=89

ABOUT OUR GUEST: Kami McBride is the author of The Herbal Kitchen and the popular online course: Handcrafted Healing Herbal Oils. She is a 1992 Clinical Herbalist graduate of the Southwest School of Botanical Medicine and has taught herbal medicine at UCSF School of Nursing. Suffering from a life-threatening medication side-effect when she was a teenager propelled her into the world of herbs at a young age when herbal remedies were not popular. She has since helped thousands of families learn to use herbs for self-care. She is dedicated to fueling the home herbalism movement to revitalize our relationship with the plant world and create family culture steeped in using herbal medicine for home wellness care. 

You can find more on Kami's courses & offerings here: 

https://healingherbaloils.com/enroll-now?orid=37230&opid=87

  and can follow her on Instagram at:@kamimcbride

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ABOUT YOUR HOST: Whitney Popham is an herbal practitioner and educator, pollinating the medicine of the plants to bring healing & beauty into the world. She has devoted her life to being a humble vessel for the plants to touch people's lives and do their healing work through her. In her clinical practice she facilitates healing on the emotional, spiritual, and physical levels of health through the multifaceted lens of herbalism, nutrition and Ayurvedic lifestyle coaching.

She lives in the foothills of Mount Baker on unceded Nooksack territory with her husband Sajah Popham, where they live, farm and work together on their 40 acre homestead. Together they founded The School of Evolutionary Herbalism, where they teach clinical and transformational plant medicine to heal people, culture and planet through their online programs they offer year-round and workshops they have on the land.

She prepares traditional Spagyric herbal remedies from the lineage of Hermetic Alchemy through their product line, Organic Unity, which are used by doctors & practitioners around the world. She’s also co-founded The Plant Path podcast, where she and her husband share insights and inspiration into plant medicine for the herbal healer.

 For more free resources in herbalism and to find out more about Whitney & Sajah's offerings & programs through their school, head to www.evolutionaryherbalism.com

You can also follow her on Instagram at @evolutionary_herbalism for daily inspiration & information on herbalism and for a glimpse into their life on the farm. 

Aug 13 2019

49mins

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Rank #6: Understanding Herbs Astrologically

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In a similar way that the astrological pattern enables us to see the relationship between the human body, psyche, and soul, so too does it allow us to understand the connection between a plant's physical, energetic and spiritual properties.

It's common in modern day herbalism to have one particular system for understanding the medicinal properties of a plant and how it acts upon the body, and a totally different model for how a plant can heal the mind, heart and spirit. But in a truly holistic model, we see that the physical symptoms of the body are reflections of what's going on in the mind and soul. As such, the medicinal properties of a plant are not separate, meaning that the way they heal the mind and spirit is based upon the same pattern in the way they heal the body.

The goal of the astro-herbalist, is to learn to see these patterns of relationship between a plant's chemistry, energetics and spiritual properties, to see into the essence of the plant – it's wholeness – and how it heals the whole person. This essence of the plant is encompassed by its primary astrological, or planetary, "ruler."

Each planet in medical astrology has certain qualities and characteristics associated with it that points towards which plants are connected or similar to that planetary quality. This is done through looking at organ rulerships, energetic qualities like temperature (hot/cold), moisture (damp/dry) and tone (tonifying/relaxing), morphological characteristics as seen through the doctrine of signatures, tastes, and other properties.

For example, with Cayenne pepper we see a bright red coloration of the fruits which exhibit a highly pungent, aromatic taste. It has a primary affinity for the heart, blood, and cardiovascular system and a very warming and drying energetic quality. It stimulates circulation of the blood, promotes diaphoresis, eases musculoskeletal pain and inflammation, and has antiseptic properties as well.

All of these properties of Cayenne are directly correlated to Mars, the red planet. Mars rules the blood and its circulation, is hot energetically, governs immunity, fever, inflammation, and pain associated with heat. Many spicy pungent plants relate to Mars, as it's the hottest of all the planets. Thus we can see that the properties of this medicinal plant are similar, or sympathetic, to the planet Mars.

Based on these signatures, we can start to understand the subtler properties of this plant and how it might operate upon the psychological, emotional and spiritual levels as well. Mars also relates to our willpower, the action we take out in the world and our ability to exhibit a "warrior spirit." It's common for people with excessive Mars to be overheated both physically and psychologically, which can express as anger, irritability, frustration, or a controlling/domineering nature. If in deficiency, we'll see folks with low willpower and drive, a lack of strength in character and confidence, a timidity in the personality. As Cayenne embodies the force of Mars in such a powerful way, we may see it facilitating upon some of these patterns in the personality of the person that uses it, especially in spagyric preparations of the plant which concentrates this celestial power into the extract.

In essence, the pattern of astrology helps the modern herbalist have a system for understanding the holistic properties of plants in ways that reach far beyond merely knowing its actions, energetics, chemistry and medicinal properties. It gives us one language, one pattern, one framework that unites their physical, energetic and spiritual qualities that gets us closer to grasping their essential nature that heals the whole person.

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CONNECT WITH SAJAH AND WHITNEY

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To get free in depth mini-courses and videos, visit our blog at:

http://www.evolutionaryherbalism.com

Get daily inspiration and plant wisdom on our Facebook and Instagram channels:

http://www.facebook.com/EvolutionaryHerbalism

https://www.instagram.com/evolutionary_herbalism/

Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyP63opAmcpIAQg1M9ShNSQ

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ABOUT SAJAH

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Sajah Popham, founder of Organic Unity and The School of Evolutionary Herbalism, is committed to creating a new paradigm of plant medicine anchored in herbal, medical, and spiritual traditions from around the world. His work integrates the science and spirit of herbal medicine, creating a system that is equally holistic, healing and transformational. His unique synthesis bridges herbalism not only east and west, but north & south, above & below, into a universal philosophy that encompasses indigenous wisdom, Ayurveda, western Alchemy and Spagyrics, Astrology, clinical herbalism, and modern pharmacology. 

Sajah's vitalist approach utilizes plants not only for physical healing and rejuvenation, but for the evolution of consciousness. He never allopathicallyl focuses on just what a plant is “good for” but rather who the plants are as sentient beings. Sajah’s teachings embody a heartfelt respect, honor and reverence for the vast intelligence of plants in a way that empowers us to look deeper into the nature of our medicines and ourselves. He lives in southern Oregon with his wife where he teaches at his school, makes spagyric medicines, and practices his healing art. For more information about his products and programs, visit www.organic-unity.com & www.evolutionaryherbalism.com

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ABOUT THE PLANT PATH

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The Plant Path provides unique perspectives for the modern practitioner of herbalism that doesn’t just want to “fix what’s broken” in the body, but seeks to serve others with deeper levels of healing and transformation with herbal medicines.

A unique synergy of clinical herbalism, alchemy, medical astrology, and herbal traditions from around the world, The Plant Path focuses on giving you a truly “wholistic” perspective on herbal medicine so you never fall into the trap of allopathic herbalism.

Mar 04 2019

24mins

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Rank #7: The Key to Constitutional Herbalism

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One of the key distinguishing characteristics of the practice of true holistic herbalism is the understanding of herbal energetics juxtaposed with the human constitution. These 2 areas of study are the crux of traditional systems of herbalism and natural medicine, and are likely the most overlooked aspects of people and plants in modern medicine- both pharmaceutical and herbal.

In this lecture from the 2016 Portland Plant Medicine Gathering, you will learn the key that unlocks all systems of herbal energetics and constitutional models- revealing to you the underlying pattern behind all of them. This key enables you to see the universality of these seemingly different systems and how you can integrate them into a cohesive model of how to use herbs effectively, holistically, and get out of an allopathic way of using plants.

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CONNECT WITH SAJAH AND WHITNEY

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To get free in depth mini-courses and videos, visit our blog at:

http://www.evolutionaryherbalism.com

Get daily inspiration and plant wisdom on our Facebook and Instagram channels:

http://www.facebook.com/EvolutionaryHerbalism

https://www.instagram.com/evolutionary_herbalism/

Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyP63opAmcpIAQg1M9ShNSQ

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ABOUT SAJAH

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Sajah Popham, founder of Organic Unity and The School of Evolutionary Herbalism, is committed to creating a new paradigm of plant medicine anchored in herbal, medical, and spiritual traditions from around the world. His work integrates the science and spirit of herbal medicine, creating a system that is equally holistic, healing and transformational. His unique synthesis bridges herbalism not only east and west, but north & south, above & below, into a universal philosophy that encompasses indigenous wisdom, Ayurveda, western Alchemy and Spagyrics, Astrology, clinical herbalism, and modern pharmacology. 

Sajah's vitalist approach utilizes plants not only for physical healing and rejuvenation, but for the evolution of consciousness. He never allopathicallyl focuses on just what a plant is “good for” but rather who the plants are as sentient beings. Sajah’s teachings embody a heartfelt respect, honor and reverence for the vast intelligence of plants in a way that empowers us to look deeper into the nature of our medicines and ourselves. He lives in southern Oregon with his wife where he teaches at his school, makes spagyric medicines, and practices his healing art. For more information about his products and programs, visit www.organic-unity.com & www.evolutionaryherbalism.com

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ABOUT THE PLANT PATH

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The Plant Path provides unique perspectives for the modern practitioner of herbalism that doesn’t just want to “fix what’s broken” in the body, but seeks to serve others with deeper levels of healing and transformation with herbal medicines.

A unique synergy of clinical herbalism, alchemy, medical astrology, and herbal traditions from around the world, The Plant Path focuses on giving you a truly “wholistic” perspective on herbal medicine so you never fall into the trap of allopathic herbalism.

Sep 21 2017

1hr 30mins

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Rank #8: The Quintessential Herb Monograph (Part 1)

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I always say one of the best things we can do as herbalists is not only study the plants with consistency, but to really know how to study them. What are the critical pieces of information you have to know about every plant you work with? When you are doing your research on a particular herb, what are the essential things you want to look for, write down, and compile in your own notes?

That is what this lecture is all about. In it, I go through various aspects and elements of a plants unique medicinal virtues and properties- from it’s chemistry and extraction, to the 5 critical pieces of info you need to know to use it holistically, as well as its subtle spiritual and psychological properties.

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CONNECT WITH SAJAH

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To get free in depth mini-courses and videos, visit our blog at:

http://www.evolutionaryherbalism.com

Get daily inspiration and plant wisdom on our Facebook and Instagram channels:

http://www.facebook.com/EvolutionaryHerbalism

https://www.instagram.com/evolutionary_herbalism/

Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyP63opAmcpIAQg1M9ShNSQ

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ABOUT SAJAH

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Sajah Popham, founder of Organic Unity and The School of Evolutionary Herbalism, is committed to creating a new paradigm of plant medicine anchored in herbal, medical, and spiritual traditions from around the world. His work integrates the science and spirit of herbal medicine, creating a system that is equally holistic, healing and transformational. His unique synthesis bridges herbalism not only east and west, but north & south, above & below, into a universal philosophy that encompasses indigenous wisdom, Ayurveda, western Alchemy and Spagyrics, Astrology, clinical herbalism, and modern pharmacology. 

Sajah's vitalist approach utilizes plants not only for physical healing and rejuvenation, but for the evolution of consciousness. He never allopathicallyl focuses on just what a plant is “good for” but rather who the plants are as sentient beings. Sajah’s teachings embody a heartfelt respect, honor and reverence for the vast intelligence of plants in a way that empowers us to look deeper into the nature of our medicines and ourselves. He lives in southern Oregon with his wife where he teaches at his school, makes spagyric medicines, and practices his healing art. For more information about his products and programs, visit www.organic-unity.com & www.evolutionaryherbalism.com

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ABOUT THE PLANT PATH

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The Plant Path provides unique perspectives for the modern practitioner of herbalism that doesn’t just want to “fix what’s broken” in the body, but seeks to serve others with deeper levels of healing and transformation with herbal medicines.

A unique synergy of clinical herbalism, alchemy, medical astrology, and herbal traditions from around the world, The Plant Path focuses on giving you a truly “wholistic” perspective on herbal medicine so you never fall into the trap of allopathic herbalism.

May 31 2017

1hr 11mins

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Rank #9: Plant Medicine Through the Wheel of the Year: Imbolc - featuring Darcey Blue

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Today we’re joined by Southwest herbalist Darcey Blue for a special Imbolc episode. In this episode, we discuss the potency of this sacred time of year and how to align with the energies that are coming alive right now.

Upon this threshold between late winter & early spring, is the time where seeds are beginning to stir within the belly of the Earth Mother. In this fast paced modern world where our lives run on a different kind of clock & calendar than the rest of nature, it's easy to lose touch with the subtle signs that portend the shifting of the seasons. And yet every system of traditional medicine recognizes the importance of living in congruence with these natural cycles for optimal health & vitality.  

The ancestral wisdom shared by Darcey in this episode sheds light on how we can connect more deeply with nature within and all around us through the wheel of the year. She shares specific plant allies & practices which can help you to harmonize with the earth cycles and energies of this time of year around Imbolc.

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ABOUT OUR GUEST - DARCEY BLUE:

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Darcey Blue is the founder of Shamana Flora Apothecary and Sacred Wildness. She is a Devotee of the Sacred Wild, an Earth Medicine guide, shamanic herbalist & wild crafter.  

She has studied plant medicine & shamanic lifeways and practices for over 10 years in the United States and in Peru. She was trained as a Clinical Herbalist & Nutritionist at the North American Institute of Medical Herbalism under Paul Bergner, and studied under Rosemary Gladstar and Charlie Kane. Darcey is a Mesa Medicine Carrier, Wilderness First Responder, Earth Medicine & Nature Guide and Shamanic Herbalist.  

It is her deep love of the wild Earth that fuels her passion for healing and teaching about sacred wilderness, spirit, deep connection and relationship with nature, and healing. She see Nature as her greatest ally and teacher, the Earth as her sanctuary, and seeding Sacred Wildness her purpose.

You can learn more about her products + offerings here: shamanaflora.bigcartel.com

and you can find her online courses, including "Plant Medicine for Earth Cycles" which we talked about in this episode here: http://shamanaflora.bigcartel.com/category/wisdom

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ABOUT YOUR HOST - WHITNEY POPHAM

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Whitney Popham is an herbal practitioner and educator, pollinating the medicine of the plants to bring healing & beauty into the world. She has devoted her life to being a humble vessel for the plants to touch people's lives and do their healing work through her. Her calling to herbalism began from a deep passion for activism and a vision for creating healing and positive change in the world.

Through her own health challenges as a young adult, she experienced the profound healing gifts of plant medicines and then committed her life to helping others reach vibrant levels of health. In her clinical practice she facilitates healing on the emotional, spiritual, and physical levels of health through the multifaceted lens of herbalism, nutrition and Ayurvedic lifestyle coaching.

She lives in the serene beauty of Southern Oregon with her husband Sajah Popham, where they live and work together on their 120 acre homestead in the mountains. Together they founded The School of Evolutionary Herbalism, where they teach clinical and transformational plant medicine to heal people, culture and planet through their online programs they offer year-round and workshops they have on the land. She prepares traditional Spagyric herbal remedies from the lineage of Hermetic Alchemy through their product line, Organic Unity, which are used by doctors & practitioners around the world. 

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ABOUT THE PLANT PATH

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The Plant Path provides unique perspectives for the modern practitioner of herbalism that doesn’t just want to “fix what’s broken” in the body, but seeks to serve others with deeper levels of healing and transformation with herbal medicines.

A unique synergy of clinical herbalism, alchemy, medical astrology, and herbal traditions from around the world, The Plant Path focuses on giving you a truly “wholistic” perspective on herbal medicine so you never fall into the trap of allopathic herbalism.

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HOW TO CONNECT MORE WITH US:

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To get free in depth mini-courses and videos, visit our blog at:

http://www.evolutionaryherbalism.com/blog

Get daily inspiration and plant wisdom on our Facebook and Instagram channels:

http://www.facebook.com/EvolutionaryHerbalism

https://www.instagram.com/evolutionary_herbalism/

Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyP63opAmcpIAQg1M9ShNSQ

Feb 07 2018

59mins

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Rank #10: The Elemental Plant

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In part 2 of The Elements in People and Plants, we explore some the Elemental patterns as they exist within the botanical kingdom. From the perspective of ancient traditions, everything in the manifest universe contains all of the four Elements of nature: Earth, Water, Air and Fire- that is, the only way something can physically exist is if it contains these Elemental forces. That being said, every living being has a certain Elemental composition, or constitution, with 1 or 2 having the strongest influence and reflection within it.

When observing plants and their Elemental reflections, it is important to consider the wholeness of the plant- not just one singular aspect (like the shape, or taste, or a medicinal action). To truly grasp the depth of how the Elements relate to plants we must look at every facet of an herb- from it’s habitat, it’s morphological characteristics, as well as the various layers of how it influences a person on a physiological, energetic, and spiritual level.

Upon understanding the primary Elemental ruler of a plant, you start to see deeper into the core nature of that plants uniqueness, its essential nature. Suddenly everything about a plant relates to itself and you see the deeper meaning behind why that plant is the way it is. And it is this deeper meaning that leads us into understanding the evolutionary potential of an herbal medicine as it interfaces with our consciousness, as well as simply knowing how to use it holistically with more precision.

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CONNECT WITH SAJAH

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To get free in depth mini-courses and videos, visit our blog at:

http://www.evolutionaryherbalism.com

Get daily inspiration and plant wisdom on our Facebook and Instagram channels:

http://www.facebook.com/EvolutionaryHerbalism

https://www.instagram.com/evolutionary_herbalism/

Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyP63opAmcpIAQg1M9ShNSQ

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ABOUT SAJAH

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Sajah Popham, founder of Organic Unity and The School of Evolutionary Herbalism, is committed to creating a new paradigm of plant medicine anchored in herbal, medical, and spiritual traditions from around the world. His work integrates the science and spirit of herbal medicine, creating a system that is equally holistic, healing and transformational. His unique synthesis bridges herbalism not only east and west, but north & south, above & below, into a universal philosophy that encompasses indigenous wisdom, Ayurveda, western Alchemy and Spagyrics, Astrology, clinical herbalism, and modern pharmacology. 

Sajah's vitalist approach utilizes plants not only for physical healing and rejuvenation, but for the evolution of consciousness. He never allopathicallyl focuses on just what a plant is “good for” but rather who the plants are as sentient beings. Sajah’s teachings embody a heartfelt respect, honor and reverence for the vast intelligence of plants in a way that empowers us to look deeper into the nature of our medicines and ourselves. He lives in southern Oregon with his wife where he teaches at his school, makes spagyric medicines, and practices his healing art. For more information about his products and programs, visit www.organic-unity.com & www.evolutionaryherbalism.com

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ABOUT THE PLANT PATH

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The Plant Path provides unique perspectives for the modern practitioner of herbalism that doesn’t just want to “fix what’s broken” in the body, but seeks to serve others with deeper levels of healing and transformation with herbal medicines.

A unique synergy of clinical herbalism, alchemy, medical astrology, and herbal traditions from around the world, The Plant Path focuses on giving you a truly “wholistic” perspective on herbal medicine so you never fall into the trap of allopathic herbalism.

May 31 2017

49mins

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Rank #11: Medical Astrology for the Practitioner of Botanical Medicine (Part 1)

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Throughout the Renaissance Era of medicine, it was standard practice for not only herbalists, but university trained physicians to utilize medicine astrology in their diagnostic and therapeutic approaches. As science desacralized ancient traditions, the usage of astrology for medical purposes has diminished into obscurity.

The link between plants and planets is both ancient and universal, with cultures all across the world recognizing this sacred connection between Heaven and Earth. Through integrating the pattern of the cosmos into our model of clinical herbalism, our capacities as plant healers is magnified significantly in our ability to assess hard to treat conditions, see into the underlying root causes of disease, and create highly unique customized formulas and protocols that are truly healing and transformative. 

This is part 1 of a 2 part lecture given at the 2017 International Herb Symposium.

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To get free in depth mini-courses and videos, visit our blog at:

http://www.evolutionaryherbalism.com

Get daily inspiration and plant wisdom on our Facebook and Instagram channels:

http://www.facebook.com/EvolutionaryHerbalism

https://www.instagram.com/evolutionary_herbalism/

Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyP63opAmcpIAQg1M9ShNSQ

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ABOUT SAJAH

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Sajah Popham, founder of Organic Unity and The School of Evolutionary Herbalism, is committed to creating a new paradigm of plant medicine anchored in herbal, medical, and spiritual traditions from around the world. His work integrates the science and spirit of herbal medicine, creating a system that is equally holistic, healing and transformational. His unique synthesis bridges herbalism not only east and west, but north & south, above & below, into a universal philosophy that encompasses indigenous wisdom, Ayurveda, western Alchemy and Spagyrics, Astrology, clinical herbalism, and modern pharmacology. 

Sajah's vitalist approach utilizes plants not only for physical healing and rejuvenation, but for the evolution of consciousness. He never allopathicallyl focuses on just what a plant is “good for” but rather who the plants are as sentient beings. Sajah’s teachings embody a heartfelt respect, honor and reverence for the vast intelligence of plants in a way that empowers us to look deeper into the nature of our medicines and ourselves. He lives in southern Oregon with his wife where he teaches at his school, makes spagyric medicines, and practices his healing art. For more information about his products and programs, visit www.organic-unity.com & www.evolutionaryherbalism.com

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ABOUT THE PLANT PATH

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The Plant Path provides unique perspectives for the modern practitioner of herbalism that doesn’t just want to “fix what’s broken” in the body, but seeks to serve others with deeper levels of healing and transformation with herbal medicines.

A unique synergy of clinical herbalism, alchemy, medical astrology, and herbal traditions from around the world, The Plant Path focuses on giving you a truly “wholistic” perspective on herbal medicine so you never fall into the trap of allopathic herbalism.

Jul 04 2017

2hr

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Rank #12: My Top 5 Herbs for Mental Clarity

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When our minds aren’t clear it’s hard to accomplish anything- we scatter into the winds or sink down into the low energetic state of brain fog. But when our minds are clear, focused, disciplined, and engaged, we tend to feel uplifted, positive, productive, and more present.

There are definitely certain plants that we can work with to support clarity within our minds, strengthening cognition, memory, and focus, but there are also some simple lifestyle dynamics that can be at the root of an unclear mind.

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To get free in depth mini-courses and videos, visit our blog at:

http://www.evolutionaryherbalism.com

Get daily inspiration and plant wisdom on our Facebook and Instagram channels:

http://www.facebook.com/EvolutionaryHerbalism

https://www.instagram.com/evolutionary_herbalism/

Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyP63opAmcpIAQg1M9ShNSQ

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ABOUT SAJAH

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Sajah Popham, founder of Organic Unity and The School of Evolutionary Herbalism, is committed to creating a new paradigm of plant medicine anchored in herbal, medical, and spiritual traditions from around the world. His work integrates the science and spirit of herbal medicine, creating a system that is equally holistic, healing and transformational. His unique synthesis bridges herbalism not only east and west, but north & south, above & below, into a universal philosophy that encompasses indigenous wisdom, Ayurveda, western Alchemy and Spagyrics, Astrology, clinical herbalism, and modern pharmacology. 

Sajah's vitalist approach utilizes plants not only for physical healing and rejuvenation, but for the evolution of consciousness. He never allopathicallyl focuses on just what a plant is “good for” but rather who the plants are as sentient beings. Sajah’s teachings embody a heartfelt respect, honor and reverence for the vast intelligence of plants in a way that empowers us to look deeper into the nature of our medicines and ourselves. He lives in southern Oregon with his wife where he teaches at his school, makes spagyric medicines, and practices his healing art. For more information about his products and programs, visit www.organic-unity.com & www.evolutionaryherbalism.com

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ABOUT THE PLANT PATH

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The Plant Path provides unique perspectives for the modern practitioner of herbalism that doesn’t just want to “fix what’s broken” in the body, but seeks to serve others with deeper levels of healing and transformation with herbal medicines.

A unique synergy of clinical herbalism, alchemy, medical astrology, and herbal traditions from around the world, The Plant Path focuses on giving you a truly “wholistic” perspective on herbal medicine so you never fall into the trap of allopathic herbalism.

Aug 24 2017

38mins

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Rank #13: The Power of Medical Astrology- Interview with Judith Hill

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Medical Astrology provides an incredibly precise and in depth tool the herbalist can use to understand people holistically as well as the true nature of medicinal plants. 

In this interview, renowned medical astrologer Judith Hill discusses the core principles of Medical Astrology, how it can be integrated into your herbal practice, and the unique ways it bridges physiology, psychology and the soul. 

Judith Hill is an award winning author of ten books including Medical Astrology: A Guide to Planetary Pathology; Astrology and Your Vital Force: Healing with Cosmic Rays and DNA Resonance; and The Astrological Body Types. She is a lifetime astrologer, Chartered Herbalist and the Producer of the Renaissance Medicine Conference in Portland, Oregon.

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To get free in depth mini-courses and videos, visit our blog at:

http://www.evolutionaryherbalism.com

Get daily inspiration and plant wisdom on our Facebook and Instagram channels:

http://www.facebook.com/EvolutionaryHerbalism

https://www.instagram.com/evolutionary_herbalism/

Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyP63opAmcpIAQg1M9ShNSQ

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ABOUT SAJAH

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Sajah Popham, founder of Organic Unity and The School of Evolutionary Herbalism, is committed to creating a new paradigm of plant medicine anchored in herbal, medical, and spiritual traditions from around the world. His work integrates the science and spirit of herbal medicine, creating a system that is equally holistic, healing and transformational. His unique synthesis bridges herbalism not only east and west, but north & south, above & below, into a universal philosophy that encompasses indigenous wisdom, Ayurveda, western Alchemy and Spagyrics, Astrology, clinical herbalism, and modern pharmacology. 

Sajah's vitalist approach utilizes plants not only for physical healing and rejuvenation, but for the evolution of consciousness. He never allopathicallyl focuses on just what a plant is “good for” but rather who the plants are as sentient beings. Sajah’s teachings embody a heartfelt respect, honor and reverence for the vast intelligence of plants in a way that empowers us to look deeper into the nature of our medicines and ourselves. He lives in southern Oregon with his wife where he teaches at his school, makes spagyric medicines, and practices his healing art. For more information about his products and programs, visit www.organic-unity.com & www.evolutionaryherbalism.com

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ABOUT THE PLANT PATH

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The Plant Path provides unique perspectives for the modern practitioner of herbalism that doesn’t just want to “fix what’s broken” in the body, but seeks to serve others with deeper levels of healing and transformation with herbal medicines.

A unique synergy of clinical herbalism, alchemy, medical astrology, and herbal traditions from around the world, The Plant Path focuses on giving you a truly “wholistic” perspective on herbal medicine so you never fall into the trap of allopathic herbalism.

Feb 15 2018

1hr 14mins

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Rank #14: The Practice of Herbal Alchemy: Interview with Robert Bartlett

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This special issue of the Plant Path explores the tradition and practice of Herbal Alchemy and Spagyrics with world renowned expert on the subject Robert Bartlett. This episode explores the tradition of Alchemy, it's applications in modern herbal pharmacy, the therapeutic effects of spagyrics, and the overall practice of REAL Alchemy.

Robert Bartlett is the author of two critically important books on the art and practice of Alchemy: Real Alchemy and The Way of the Crucible. He was the chief chemist at the Paracelsus Research Institute and student of the late Frater Albertus. Robert is the founder of the Spagyricus Institute where he teaches plant, mineral, and metallic Alchemy in Washington State. To learn more about his work, go to his website at www.spagyricus.com

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To get free in depth mini-courses and videos, visit our blog at:

http://www.evolutionaryherbalism.com

Get daily inspiration and plant wisdom on our Facebook and Instagram channels:

http://www.facebook.com/EvolutionaryHerbalism

https://www.instagram.com/evolutionary_herbalism/

Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyP63opAmcpIAQg1M9ShNSQ

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ABOUT SAJAH

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Sajah Popham, founder of Organic Unity and The School of Evolutionary Herbalism, is committed to creating a new paradigm of plant medicine anchored in herbal, medical, and spiritual traditions from around the world. His work integrates the science and spirit of herbal medicine, creating a system that is equally holistic, healing and transformational. His unique synthesis bridges herbalism not only east and west, but north & south, above & below, into a universal philosophy that encompasses indigenous wisdom, Ayurveda, western Alchemy and Spagyrics, Astrology, clinical herbalism, and modern pharmacology. 

Sajah's vitalist approach utilizes plants not only for physical healing and rejuvenation, but for the evolution of consciousness. He never allopathicallyl focuses on just what a plant is “good for” but rather who the plants are as sentient beings. Sajah’s teachings embody a heartfelt respect, honor and reverence for the vast intelligence of plants in a way that empowers us to look deeper into the nature of our medicines and ourselves. He lives in southern Oregon with his wife where he teaches at his school, makes spagyric medicines, and practices his healing art. For more information about his products and programs, visit www.organic-unity.com & www.evolutionaryherbalism.com

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ABOUT THE PLANT PATH

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The Plant Path provides unique perspectives for the modern practitioner of herbalism that doesn’t just want to “fix what’s broken” in the body, but seeks to serve others with deeper levels of healing and transformation with herbal medicines.

A unique synergy of clinical herbalism, alchemy, medical astrology, and herbal traditions from around the world, The Plant Path focuses on giving you a truly “wholistic” perspective on herbal medicine so you never fall into the trap of allopathic herbalism.

Sep 13 2018

1hr 19mins

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Rank #15: Fire: The Primary Element of Transformation

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The Fire Element in the Alchemical Tradition is said to be the most important force- for it is the primary Element of transformation.

The alchemists saw Fire as the terrestrial, or Earthly manifestation of the Sun, which is responsible for all changes and transformation in nature- from the turning of the seasons to the growth cycles of plants.

This innate transformational property of the Sun is contained within plants which is released as the heat and light of Fire, which is what is used in Alchemy to transform plants into spagyric medicines.

And because they are transformed in this way by the virtue of Fire, they hold within them this innate power of transformation when we ingest them.

Get our FREE mini-course on the synergy of the Western Alchemical Tradition and Herbalism here: https://www.evolutionaryherbalism.com/herbal-alchemy-training-2

Get the whole blog post here: https://www.evolutionaryherbalism.com/2017/10/24/fire-the-element-of-transformation/

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To get free in depth mini-courses and videos, visit our blog at:

http://www.evolutionaryherbalism.com

Get daily inspiration and plant wisdom on our Facebook and Instagram channels:

http://www.facebook.com/EvolutionaryHerbalism

https://www.instagram.com/evolutionary_herbalism/

Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyP63opAmcpIAQg1M9ShNSQ

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ABOUT SAJAH

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Sajah Popham, founder of Organic Unity and The School of Evolutionary Herbalism, is committed to creating a new paradigm of plant medicine anchored in herbal, medical, and spiritual traditions from around the world. His work integrates the science and spirit of herbal medicine, creating a system that is equally holistic, healing and transformational. His unique synthesis bridges herbalism not only east and west, but north & south, above & below, into a universal philosophy that encompasses indigenous wisdom, Ayurveda, western Alchemy and Spagyrics, Astrology, clinical herbalism, and modern pharmacology. 

Sajah's vitalist approach utilizes plants not only for physical healing and rejuvenation, but for the evolution of consciousness. He never allopathicallyl focuses on just what a plant is “good for” but rather who the plants are as sentient beings. Sajah’s teachings embody a heartfelt respect, honor and reverence for the vast intelligence of plants in a way that empowers us to look deeper into the nature of our medicines and ourselves. He lives in southern Oregon with his wife where he teaches at his school, makes spagyric medicines, and practices his healing art. For more information about his products and programs, visit www.organic-unity.com & www.evolutionaryherbalism.com

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ABOUT THE PLANT PATH

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The Plant Path provides unique perspectives for the modern practitioner of herbalism that doesn’t just want to “fix what’s broken” in the body, but seeks to serve others with deeper levels of healing and transformation with herbal medicines.

A unique synergy of clinical herbalism, alchemy, medical astrology, and herbal traditions from around the world, The Plant Path focuses on giving you a truly “wholistic” perspective on herbal medicine so you never fall into the trap of allopathic herbalism.

Nov 01 2017

26mins

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Rank #16: The Calling to the Plant Path

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Each one of us has a story of how we ended up walking the plant path. Many stories I’ve heard have been a mixture of a dark night of the soul kind of healing crisis - meets - falling head over heels into the world of herbalism kind of love story with plants.

Though each herbalist has their own tale to tell, there’s one thing we most likely have in common - there was a pivotal moment where a plant touched something deep within that awakened the calling to share their healing medicine with others.

This episode is an account of that pivotal moment that changed my life and set me upon the plant path. It's a distillation of the reason I get up every morning to follow the work the plants have set before me as an herbalist - to pollinate the healing power of the plants, helping them to spread their medicine out into the world where it's needed.

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CONNECT WITH SAJAH AND WHITNEY

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To get free in depth mini-courses and videos, visit our blog at:

http://www.evolutionaryherbalism.com/blog

Get daily inspiration and plant wisdom on our Facebook and Instagram channels:

http://www.facebook.com/EvolutionaryHerbalism

https://www.instagram.com/evolutionary_herbalism/

Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyP63opAmcpIAQg1M9ShNSQ

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ABOUT WHITNEY

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Whitney Popham is an herbal practitioner and educator, pollinating the medicine of the plants to bring healing & beauty into the world. She has devoted her life to being a humble vessel for the plants to touch people's lives and do their healing work through her. Her calling to herbalism began from a deep passion for activism and a vision for creating healing and positive change in the world.

Through her own health challenges as a young adult, she experienced the profound healing gifts of plant medicines and then committed her life to helping others reach vibrant levels of health. In her clinical practice she facilitates healing on the emotional, spiritual, and physical levels of health through the multifaceted lens of herbalism, nutrition and Ayurvedic lifestyle coaching.

She lives in the serene beauty of Southern Oregon with her husband Sajah Popham, where they live and work together on their 120 acre homestead in the mountains. Together they founded The School of Evolutionary Herbalism, where they teach clinical and transformational plant medicine to heal people, culture and planet through their online programs they offer year-round and workshops they have on the land. She prepares traditional Spagyric herbal remedies from the lineage of Hermetic Alchemy through their product line, Organic Unity, which are used by doctors & practitioners around the world. 

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ABOUT THE PLANT PATH

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The Plant Path provides unique perspectives for the modern practitioner of herbalism that doesn’t just want to “fix what’s broken” in the body, but seeks to serve others with deeper levels of healing and transformation with herbal medicines.

A unique synergy of clinical herbalism, alchemy, medical astrology, and herbal traditions from around the world, The Plant Path focuses on giving you a truly “wholistic” perspective on herbal medicine so you never fall into the trap of allopathic herbalism.

Dec 15 2017

27mins

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Rank #17: The 5 Keys for Using Herbs Holistically

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In the modern world of herbalism, strongly influenced by information from Google and the phytopharmaceutical and supplement industries, there is an increasing lack of traditional knowledge in the common mindset and usage of plant medicines. This had led to an allopathic approach to herbalism and "holistic amnesia," where we treat plants like drugs and not sentient beings. 

Ultimately, plants cannot be used like drugs and if they are approached and such they will not work!

This lecture from the 2017 International Herb Symposium outlines 5 keys for how to understand and use herbs in a truly holistic fashion. This isn't focused on what herbs are "good for," but rather who they are as intelligent forces of nature. By learning these 5 keys, everything about a plant is understood within a holistic context so you learn each remedy with more depth and precision. 

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To get free in depth mini-courses and videos, visit our blog at:

http://www.evolutionaryherbalism.com

Get daily inspiration and plant wisdom on our Facebook and Instagram channels:

http://www.facebook.com/EvolutionaryHerbalism

https://www.instagram.com/evolutionary_herbalism/

Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyP63opAmcpIAQg1M9ShNSQ

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ABOUT SAJAH

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Sajah Popham, founder of Organic Unity and The School of Evolutionary Herbalism, is committed to creating a new paradigm of plant medicine anchored in herbal, medical, and spiritual traditions from around the world. His work integrates the science and spirit of herbal medicine, creating a system that is equally holistic, healing and transformational. His unique synthesis bridges herbalism not only east and west, but north & south, above & below, into a universal philosophy that encompasses indigenous wisdom, Ayurveda, western Alchemy and Spagyrics, Astrology, clinical herbalism, and modern pharmacology. 

Sajah's vitalist approach utilizes plants not only for physical healing and rejuvenation, but for the evolution of consciousness. He never allopathicallyl focuses on just what a plant is “good for” but rather who the plants are as sentient beings. Sajah’s teachings embody a heartfelt respect, honor and reverence for the vast intelligence of plants in a way that empowers us to look deeper into the nature of our medicines and ourselves. He lives in southern Oregon with his wife where he teaches at his school, makes spagyric medicines, and practices his healing art. For more information about his products and programs, visit www.organic-unity.com & www.evolutionaryherbalism.com

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ABOUT THE PLANT PATH

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The Plant Path provides unique perspectives for the modern practitioner of herbalism that doesn’t just want to “fix what’s broken” in the body, but seeks to serve others with deeper levels of healing and transformation with herbal medicines.

A unique synergy of clinical herbalism, alchemy, medical astrology, and herbal traditions from around the world, The Plant Path focuses on giving you a truly “wholistic” perspective on herbal medicine so you never fall into the trap of allopathic herbalism.

Jul 04 2017

1hr 36mins

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Rank #18: Connecting Our Physical, Psychological and Spiritual Health

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As a holistic herbalist, our goal is to work with the WHOLE person. From many traditional perspectives, there are three primary organizational layers of the human being. In Alchemy these are referred to as Salt, Mercury and Sulfur. In Ayurveda it is vata, pitta, and kapha, or prana, tejas, and ojas. The Chinese refer to Jing, Shen, and Chi. From the most simplest orientation, we can say that we have a body, a spirit and a soul- the spirit in this context referring to the vital force, as well as our specific psychological and emotional patterning.

For the herbalist, we want our understanding of a person to orient around the physical, psychological and spiritual levels of health. But essential to the holistic model, is that THEY AREN'T SEPARATE! Rather, the body is the condensed aspect of the soul, and the soul is the most subtle, ethereal, or volatile aspect of the body. They are connected, part that constitute our wholeness.

Unfortunately for a lot of herbalists, there is a separation in regards to how the body's health is perceived from the health of the mind, emotions and spirit. We may understand the body through its' anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, or energetics, but then have a totally separate pattern or framework for understanding the psyche and soul. This makes seeing the connections between physical, psychological and spiritual symptoms quite difficult.

This is where the astrological model comes in. Through astrology, we have our natal birth chart, which is commonly seen as representing our core personality, qualities and characteristics. In the evolutionary approach to astrology, the chart also shows us our growth edges and what lessons life is presenting to us for our soul to further its development and evolution.

But what's commonly NOT looked at in astrology, is the fact that the chart also represents our physical body, our organs, systems, tissues and constitution.

In this way, through our natal birth chart, we have the ability to see the pattern of relationship between what's happening in our physical body and it's connection to the mind, heart, and spiritual growth. This gives the herbalist an incredibly precise and specific tool for holistic assessment and evaluation, especially for those with an interest in attending to helping people beyond their physical health.

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ABOUT SAJAH

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Sajah Popham, founder of Organic Unity and The School of Evolutionary Herbalism, is committed to creating a new paradigm of plant medicine anchored in herbal, medical, and spiritual traditions from around the world. His work integrates the science and spirit of herbal medicine, creating a system that is equally holistic, healing and transformational. His unique synthesis bridges herbalism not only east and west, but north & south, above & below, into a universal philosophy that encompasses indigenous wisdom, Ayurveda, western Alchemy and Spagyrics, Astrology, clinical herbalism, and modern pharmacology. 

Sajah's vitalist approach utilizes plants not only for physical healing and rejuvenation, but for the evolution of consciousness. He never allopathicallyl focuses on just what a plant is “good for” but rather who the plants are as sentient beings. Sajah’s teachings embody a heartfelt respect, honor and reverence for the vast intelligence of plants in a way that empowers us to look deeper into the nature of our medicines and ourselves. He lives in southern Oregon with his wife where he teaches at his school, makes spagyric medicines, and practices his healing art. For more information about his products and programs, visit www.organic-unity.com & www.evolutionaryherbalism.com

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ABOUT THE PLANT PATH

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The Plant Path provides unique perspectives for the modern practitioner of herbalism that doesn’t just want to “fix what’s broken” in the body, but seeks to serve others with deeper levels of healing and transformation with herbal medicines.

A unique synergy of clinical herbalism, alchemy, medical astrology, and herbal traditions from around the world, The Plant Path focuses on giving you a truly “wholistic” perspective on herbal medicine so you never fall into the trap of allopathic herbalism.

Feb 25 2019

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Rank #19: Preventative Medicine With Astro-Herbalism

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One of the main problems with modern medicine isn't just based on the fact that pharmaceutical drugs can often cause more problems than solutions, but rather, it's a problem of philosophy which directly influences the way medicine is practiced. The overarching philosophical approach to modern medicine is based on the treatment of symptoms. It is a system of medicine that has its primary orientation around disease, rather than health.

This is one of the unique attributes of "alternative" medicine, especially herbalism. That while we can certainly work with symptoms and disease, we also have the power to approach our practice from the perspective of preventing disease through focusing on the enhancement of health.

This video discusses how medical astrology coupled with herbal medicines can provide an incredibly precise system for preventing the onset of disease through strengthening and balancing the constitution and attending to the psychological and spiritual levels of health.

Get the Astro-Herbalism Mini Course right now for FREE for a deeper dive on how integrating medical astrology makes your work with plants more refined, specific and effective: https://www.evolutionaryherbalism.com/ah-free-series-2/

To see the full blog post, more free videos and training, head over to our blog at: https://www.evolutionaryherbalism.com/2018/03/12/preventative-medicine-with-astro-herbalism/

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https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyP63opAmcpIAQg1M9ShNSQ

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ABOUT SAJAH

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Sajah Popham, founder of Organic Unity and The School of Evolutionary Herbalism, is committed to creating a new paradigm of plant medicine anchored in herbal, medical, and spiritual traditions from around the world. His work integrates the science and spirit of herbal medicine, creating a system that is equally holistic, healing and transformational. His unique synthesis bridges herbalism not only east and west, but north & south, above & below, into a universal philosophy that encompasses indigenous wisdom, Ayurveda, western Alchemy and Spagyrics, Astrology, clinical herbalism, and modern pharmacology. 

Sajah's vitalist approach utilizes plants not only for physical healing and rejuvenation, but for the evolution of consciousness. He never allopathicallyl focuses on just what a plant is “good for” but rather who the plants are as sentient beings. Sajah’s teachings embody a heartfelt respect, honor and reverence for the vast intelligence of plants in a way that empowers us to look deeper into the nature of our medicines and ourselves. He lives in southern Oregon with his wife where he teaches at his school, makes spagyric medicines, and practices his healing art. For more information about his products and programs, visit www.organic-unity.com & www.evolutionaryherbalism.com

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ABOUT THE PLANT PATH

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The Plant Path provides unique perspectives for the modern practitioner of herbalism that doesn’t just want to “fix what’s broken” in the body, but seeks to serve others with deeper levels of healing and transformation with herbal medicines.

A unique synergy of clinical herbalism, alchemy, medical astrology, and herbal traditions from around the world, The Plant Path focuses on giving you a truly “wholistic” perspective on herbal medicine so you never fall into the trap of allopathic herbalism.

Mar 13 2018

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Rank #20: Leaky Gut Syndrome Herbal Actions and Formulation

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Leaky gut syndrome is a byproduct of our modern world- from antibiotic trauma to inorganic, processed and genetically modified foods- the human gastrointestinal tract has undergone some serious changes, and not necessarily for the better. I would say approximately 98% of all of my clients have some sort of digestive symptom, most have taken antibiotics, and were raised on the S.A.D. (Standard American Diet). 

From the standpoint of holistic traditions of medicine, the digestive system is considered the root of the vital force, determining the health of the entire organism. In short, if something is "off" in the gut, things will be "off" elsewhere in the body (and the mind). From chronic pain, headaches, and skin conditions, to irritability, depression and brain fog, leaky gut syndrome can be at the root of many chronic and common complaints of the modern client.

This discussion outlines some critical herbal actions to consider when treating leaky gut syndrome with herbs as well as a few formulation ideas to start working with. 

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To get free in depth mini-courses and videos, visit our blog at:

http://www.evolutionaryherbalism.com

Get daily inspiration and plant wisdom on our Facebook and Instagram channels:

http://www.facebook.com/EvolutionaryHerbalism

https://www.instagram.com/evolutionary_herbalism/

Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyP63opAmcpIAQg1M9ShNSQ

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ABOUT SAJAH

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Sajah Popham, founder of Organic Unity and The School of Evolutionary Herbalism, is committed to creating a new paradigm of plant medicine anchored in herbal, medical, and spiritual traditions from around the world. His work integrates the science and spirit of herbal medicine, creating a system that is equally holistic, healing and transformational. His unique synthesis bridges herbalism not only east and west, but north & south, above & below, into a universal philosophy that encompasses indigenous wisdom, Ayurveda, western Alchemy and Spagyrics, Astrology, clinical herbalism, and modern pharmacology. 

Sajah's vitalist approach utilizes plants not only for physical healing and rejuvenation, but for the evolution of consciousness. He never allopathicallyl focuses on just what a plant is “good for” but rather who the plants are as sentient beings. Sajah’s teachings embody a heartfelt respect, honor and reverence for the vast intelligence of plants in a way that empowers us to look deeper into the nature of our medicines and ourselves. He lives in southern Oregon with his wife where he teaches at his school, makes spagyric medicines, and practices his healing art. For more information about his products and programs, visit www.organic-unity.com & www.evolutionaryherbalism.com

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ABOUT THE PLANT PATH

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The Plant Path provides unique perspectives for the modern practitioner of herbalism that doesn’t just want to “fix what’s broken” in the body, but seeks to serve others with deeper levels of healing and transformation with herbal medicines.

A unique synergy of clinical herbalism, alchemy, medical astrology, and herbal traditions from around the world, The Plant Path focuses on giving you a truly “wholistic” perspective on herbal medicine so you never fall into the trap of allopathic herbalism.

Jul 04 2017

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