Herbal Medicine is People's Medicine: simple, safe, effective. Bring your curiosity and health questions. Susun will enlighten, surprise, and delight you..
Herbal Medicine is People's Medicine: simple, safe, effective. Bring your curiosity and health questions. Susun will enlighten, surprise, and delight you..
Herbal Medicine is People's Medicine: simple, safe, effective. Bring your curiosity and health questions. Susun will enlighten, surprise, and delight you..
Ready to devour some inspiring herbal education? We're thrilled to share our very own podcast: Herbal Radio! This community resource is a collection of curated lectures from some of our generation's most esteemed herbalists. These informational talks are from our event, the Free Herbalism Project, audio extracted from our YouTube channel, and more.
Rank #1: Aromatics, Bitters, and Tonics: A Simple System to Support Well-being.
Guido Masé Aromatics, Bitters, and Tonics: A Simple System to Support Well-being There are thousands of plants that are used for health around the world - the sheer number can seem daunting. But there are simple ways to start using these herbs, in safe and effective ways, to maximize wellness for yourself, your friends, and your family. We will explore three classes of botanicals, learn how inextricably tied they are to our own physiologies, and discover the crucial role they play in maintaining vibrant health: aromatic plants, valued for their effects on mind and spirit; bitter plants, essential for digestive health (and more), and tonic plants, which support immune and cardiovascular function. Together, these allies provide a toolkit to help us navigate the modern world with grace and resilience, and reconnect us to the wild world in which we evolved.
Rank #2: Herbal First Aid for the Home with 7Song.
Learn to set up and use a practical home first aid kit. Discover some of the useful plant allies to have around the house and how to apply them to common household maladies. Learn about herbs such as Chaparral, Yarrow, Echinacea, and Willow, as well as different ways to prepare and use these botanical friends. The goal of the class is for participants to feel comfortable responding to general first aid needs. Recorded at the Free Herbalism Project event in Eugene, OR. 7Song is an herbalist, teacher, and naturalist who lives in Ithaca, New York. He is the director and main instructor at the Northeast School of Botanical Medicine and is also a founding member and practitioner at the Ithaca Free Clinic. His focus includes herbal practice, free clinic work, first aid, wildcrafting, and botany. He also spends a lot of time taking photographs of things that run, crawl, fly, or photosynthesize.
HerbMentor Radio, by LearningHerbs, explores the simplicity and accessibility of edible and medicinal plants in peoples lives. Interviews with herbalists explore herbs, herbal home remedies, herb gardening and more. Hosted by John Gallagher.
Rank #1: Rosemary Gladstar.
Rosemary Gladstar is the author of several books, including best seller Herbal Healing for Women and A Family Herbal. She has taught herbs extensively throughout the U.S. and has led travel adventures worldwide.Rosemary has founded the California School of Herbal Studies, United Plant Savers, co-founded Sage Mountain Herbs, and is a founding member of the Northeast Herb Association. Her experience includes over 30 years in the herbal community as a healer, teacher, visionary and organizer of herbal events.Visit Rosemary at http://www.sagemountain.com
Rank #2: Stephen Harrod Buhner.
Stephen Harrod Buhner is an Earth poet and the award-winning author often books on nature, indigenous cultures, the environment, and herbal medicine. He comes from a long line of healers including Leroy Burney, Surgeon General of the United States under Eisenhower and Kennedy, andElizabeth Lusterheide, a midwife and herbalist who worked in rural Indiana in the early nineteenth century.The greatest influence on his work, however, has been his great-grandfather C.G. Harrod who primarily used botanical medicines, also in rural Indiana, when he began his work as a physician in 1911.Stephen’s work has appeared or been profiled in publications throughout North America and Europe including Common Boundary, Apotheosis, Shaman’s Drum, The New York Times, CNN, and Good Morning America. He has spoken at colleges and conference around thw world, including the United Nations.Stephen’s books include:* Herbal Antibiotics: Natural Alternatives for Treating Drug-Resistant Bacteria* Healing Lyme: Natural Healing & Prevention of Lyme Borreliosis and its Coinfections* The Lost Language of Plants: The Ecological Importance of Plant Medicines for Life on Earth* Sacred Plant Medicine: The Wisdom in Native America Herbalism* Sacred and Herbal Healing Beers: The Secrets of Ancient Fermentation* The Secret Teachings of Plants: The Intelligence of the Heart in the Direct Perception of Nature* The Natural Testosterone Plant: For Sexual Health and Energy* Herbs for Hepatitis C and the Liver…and moreStephen and I started our conversation around old time doctors and kitchen medicine, exploring herbs like ginger, cayenne, and even honey. Then, as I expected and hoped for, Stephen went in some interesting directions. So, though he talks about the effects of accidentally breathing dust from Western Skunk Cabbage, and ingesting some well known toxic plants such as Poison Hemlock…well, I would ask you stay away from using those plants internally.Stephen does offer some amazing gems of information, and you never know when he is going to drop one of them on you. However, there is gold in the overall message he is trying to say. Try to stay in the space of looking at the larger picture of the conversation.Visit http://www.gaianstudies.org
Discussions about Alternative Health | Herbalism | Ayurveda | Detox | Rejuvenation | Spirituality with Monica Tomasi Herbalist, Ayurvedic Practitioner and Herb Nerd from TheHerbNerdPodcast.com. Empowering folks all around the world to feel empower to start an Herbal Revolution by revealing how to create and sustain a balanced life by sharing simple tips and inspiration. Interviews with grassroots vibrant and diverse Herbalists, Teachers, Gardeners and Authors talk about a variety of topics such as self healing, herbalism, health, flower essences, pregnancy, emotional healing, herbal home remedies, shamanic healing, lifestyle support, herbal gardening, herbal folk medicine and spirituality. The Herb Nerd Podcast is an educational resource, so stay tuned for a new discovery about the many musing of the herbal and spiritual world.
Rank #1:  Reishi Mushroom Magic part 1 - Dr. Phil Garrison.
Today you are in for an absolute treat!We are incredibly fortunate to have Dr. Phil Garrison DAOM on the show today. Dr. Phil is a former Herbal Consultant at K’an Herb Company (Santa Cruz, CA) and a former Instructor of Chinese Herbalism at Five Branches University (Santa Cruz, CA). He currently practices Chinese herbalism in the San Diego area, is the Chief Science Officer at Immortality Alchemy, LLC, and teaches Chinese medical classics in the doctoral program at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. What You'll Learn By Listening... What the heck is the triple warmer in Chinese medicine? What is the doctor of signatures of the Reishi mushroom? And how does it increase radiant health and longevity. How does Chinese medicine observe the natural rhythms of the seasons? Don't forget to Subscribe!
Rank #2:  Radical Sexual Embodiment and Essential Oils for Winter- Magdalena Curtis.
Today you are in for an absolute treat!We are incredibly fortunate to have Magdalena Curtis on the podcast to talk about Radical Sexual Embodiment! What You'll Learn By Listening... What is radical sexual embodiment? How can we learn to connect deeper to our true self and explore our deepest desires? How can we cultivate more creativity into our lives? We also talk about establishing deep connections with other women and cultivating strength and power within each other. Don't forget to Subscribe!
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.
Rank #1: Understanding Herbs Astrologically.
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. ———————————— CONNECT WITH SAJAH AND WHITNEY ———————————— 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 ———————————— ABOUT SAJAH ———————————— 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 ———————————— 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.
Rank #2: Developing Relationships with Botanical Beings - featuring Asia Suler.
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 —————————————————————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
Real Herbalism Radio is the weekly podcast created by The Practical Herbalist team to dish up the saucy bits of the herb world in a format that's easy to listen to on the go or relaxing at home. Your hosts, Sue and Candace, offer you their insights into the world of herbs along with a variety of easy, practical ideas for making herbalism a part of your daily life. They'll help you understand some of the complex and often perplexing aspects of herbalism, decode the language of herbalists, and give you the tools you'll need to make sound, pratical choices for yourself and your family regarding herbal care. They'll take time, too, to examine the latest herbal news topics so you can feel informed as you encounter the places where herbs and herbalism have hit the mainstream media. Read more about us at ThePracticalHerbalist.com
Rank #1: Show 160: Thomas Easley - What is Functional Herbalism?.
Podcast Show 160: Thomas Easley - Functional HerbalismAs herbalism has grown in popularity over the past couple of decades, we herbalists have seen an explosion in the number of practicing herbailsts and quality of care they provide. In many ways, that's been a true gift to our field but it's come with some challenges too.Today, we're talking with Thomas Easley, Director of the Eclectic School Herbal Medicine and founder of Functional Herbalism about how herbalists are changing the world and our field.Be sure to visit the Practical Herbalist website for recipes and further information on the herbs discussed in this podcast. Real Herbalism Radio podcast show notes always include a list of links or go to www.thepracticalherbalist.com and use the handy search engine at the top of the page.
Rank #2: Show 171 Herb Lab-Take Control of Your Moods - Moodtopia.
There is so much more to moods than meets the eye. Last week the RHR team talked with Sara-Chana Silverstein, Master Herbalist, Classical Homeopath, Lactation Consultant and author of Moodtopia about using single herbs to control your moods. This week, Sue and Candace share nutritional supplements and herbal blends that help reclaim your day from anxiety and depression.
Let's take a deep dive into all things herbal with some of the best teachers in the field of plant medicine, wild foods, botany and health accessibility. You'll hear class recordings from conferences, narrated plant monographs, books, and blog posts, interviews, event updates and so much more. Have an idea for an episode? Want to share information about your school or event? Interested in sponsoring the podcast? Let me know!
Rank #1: Trauma, the Gut, and Healing: Building Deep Resiliency with Jon Keyes | Episode 7.
On today's episode we'll hear from Portland, OR counselor and herbalist Jon Keyes. He teaches us about the connection between mental health and gut health as well as the connection to trauma. Jon also covers various protocols we can use including herbal allies. This is a super important episode! I gained a lot of insight and I hope you do as well. Please share if you know someone who would benefit from this info. Thanks for sharing your wisdom, Jon! Resources HearthsideHealing.com HerbsForMentalHealth.com Herbs for Mental Health Facebook Group
Rank #2: The Menstrual Map with Elaine Sheff | 12.
Menstruation, typically a taboo subject in our culture, can be a rich source of information about health and well-being for both women and their practitioners. But what is normal menstruation? Join herbalist Elaine Sheff of Green Path Herb School to take a deeper look at how to interpret the fertility cycle by creating a menstrual map. This class focuses on hormonal balancing, as well as addressing herbal actions including reproductive antispasmodics, emmenagogues, hormone balancers, phyto-estrogens, progesterone encouraging herbs, uterine astringents, and reproductive tonics. *This class was recorded at the 2015 Midwest Women's Herb Conference. The author of several books on herbal medicine and healing, clinical herbalist Elaine Sheff has been passionate about sharing herbal knowledge for over 25 years. Her latest book is Naked: Botanical Recipes for Vibrant Skin and Healthy Hair Naked: Botanical Recipes for Vibrant Skin and Healthy Hair. Elaine is the Co-Director of Green Path Herb School, located in Missoula, MT, where she strives to inspire and empower students and clients to remember their connection to the earth, the plants and their own healing process. As a certified Instructor of the Natural Family Planning and Fertility Awareness Methods, Elaine has helped many couples to avoid or achieve pregnancy naturally. An artist and writer, Elaine has written numerous articles about her family’s journey with epilepsy and a special needs child. You can often find her bent over an herb in her garden or marveling at small flowers in mountain meadows with her husband and sons. Elaine’s workshops have been featured at conferences including the Traditions in Western Herbalism Conference, Montana Herb Gathering, Northwest Herb Symposium, Midwest Women’s Herbal Conference, Spokane Herbal Faire, the Ecoexpo and the Mountain West Herb Gathering.
Remembering what it is to be human upon the earth // Story is medicine, magic is real, healing is open-ended and endless // Exploring the mythic journeys we undertake when coming to know ourselves through interviews with herbalists, story keepers, ancestral listeners, consciousness explorers, earth dreamers, and other wise folk.
Rank #1: 26. Ancestral Reverence as Devotion to the Earth - Daniel Foor .
Your body is your ancestor altar, how hungry ghosts affect the living, the earth as the repository of ancestral wisdom, & more... In the Intro: Cleatus B. Wright , January 20, 1929 - February 27th, 1929 In the Interview: The hunger for our ancestors The story of Daniel's first ancestral connection, and the healing that followed The ancestors are the collective wisdom of our species in all its beauty and trauma Time collapses when in communion with the ancestors Not all of the dead are equally well The deeply embedded alcoholism in my fatherline Addiction as the hunger of the dead moving through the bodies of the living, and the act of taking the substance as a form of ancestral communion There are very few personal problems- a look at unmetabolized ancestral pain and systemic injustice The dead can change Ancestral forgetting as a function of the damage wrought by colonialism We don't arrive at healing by exiling those who commit harm: an approach for white folks wishing to address their slave owning/colonizing/oppressive ancestral legacy (rather than ignoring it or living in perpetual guilt) The role of the ancestors in social and earth justice The interweaving of ritual, genealogical research, and healing Synchronicity They are shaking us awake in the burning house- the growing sense of urgency coming to us from the ancestors at this pivotal point in human history The dead are in the earth, and the ancestors are animating the earth that is our bodies Approaching activism in a more ritual oriented way When a child is a returning of an ancestral lineage, mothering is my main form of ancestral reverence, and remembering that our children are the future ancestors of our further descendants Are souls that die suddenly lost in limbo? I ask Daniel a vulnerable question about my mom, who died in a car accident in November 2015 The most important way that we prepare for death is to be ethical and kind Animism: living humans are just one kind of person / coming into relationship with the wider web of being Links: Daniel's website AncestralMedicine.com My website MythicMedicine.love Medicine Stories Patreon (podcast bonuses!) The Medicine Stories Facebook group Take my fun Which Healing Herb is Your Spirit Medicine? quiz Mythic Medicine on Instagram Music by Mariee Sioux (from her beautiful song Wild Eyes)
Rank #2: 30. The Innate Intelligence of the Immune System - Cilla Whatcott.
Real immunity is not gotten from a pill or a needle- it’s not a one time thing that comes from outside us, but an ongoing process that develops over time and springs from the vital intelligence of the human body. In the Intro: Love + Immunity The incredible complexity of the human body The Health Helix In the Interview: How the death of her mother sparked a teenage Cilla's interest in natural health, and how a dream visit from her mom decades later led her to the work she's doing now How modern medicine disempowers parents and dismisses the instinctive knowing mothers have about their own children MAMA- no one loves or observes your child as much as you do. You are your child's healer. Trust yourself. What happened in 1989 that shifted public consciousness around health & self empowerment The false vaxxer/anti-vaxxer dichotomy How homeoprophylaxis (HP) educates the immune system by echoing how nature works We each have particular disease susceptibilities What happened when I gave my daughters their first dose of homeopathic varicella (chicken pox) The Pathogen v The Terrain Microbes have been here a lot longer than we have and we must co-exist with them mindfully The important healing work of fever, runny nose, and other symptoms and how suppressing these processes shuts down the vital force and drives disease deeper Cilla shines some light on my constant childhood ear infections The connection between immunity and emotions- boundaries, repression, and expression The developmental leaps children make after being allowed to overcome disease on their own Herd immunity cannot be created artificially The success that the Indian and Cuban governments have had with HP Action steps for how to best support innate immune intelligence In the Outro: The three myths we assume are true when we talk about vaccines Cell mediated v humoral immunity The autoimmune disease epidemic When measles came to my daughter's school Our family's recent experience with pertussis (whooping cough) A deeper look at herd immunity: chicken pox/shingles, pertussis, and measles Links: CillaWhatcott.com My website MythicMedicine.love Medicine Stories Patreon (podcast bonuses) Vaccines, Autoimmunity, and the Changing Nature of Childhood Illness by Thomas Cowan, MD Miller's Review of Critical Vaccine Studies by Neil Z. Miller Dissolving Illusions: Disease, Vaccines, and the Forgotten History by Suzanne Humphries, MD and Roman Bystrianyk The Vaccine Trade Off episode of the Wise Traditions podcast High Dose Vitamin C for Pertussis webpage by Dr. Suzanne Humphries The Medicine Stories Facebook group Take my fun Which Healing Herb is Your Spirit Medicine? quiz Mythic Medicine on Instagram Music by Mariee Sioux (from her beautiful song Wild Eyes)
The Herbal Highway enhances the community’s knowledge of herbal medicine and alternative choices to standard medical practices for healing. In order to have balanced life, The Herbal Highway actively supports and promotes Indigenous land rights, protection of sacred sites and the sustainability of the Earth as integral parts of individual, community and global healing.Hosted and produced by Karyn Sanders and Sarah Holmes.
Rank #1: Food and Drink as Herbal Medicine – September 24, 2019.
Guest host Renée Camila  interviews Lola Venado  about kitchen herbalism. Also known as The Botanical Bruja, Lola Venado is dedicated to making herbal medicine accessible and delicious. http://www.sistersofthewest.com https://lolavenado.com/
Rank #2: Creating Relaxation – October 1, 2019.
Listen in with Sarah Holmes and her guest, Sue Goetz , as they discuss the importance of relaxation for health and how to use herbs to create a relaxing experience in your home. Sue Goetz is an herbalist, gardener and author of The Herb Lover's Spa Book . Fund Drive. https://herbloversgarden.com/ https://stlynnspress.com/titles/product/herb-lovers-spa-book/
Natasha Richardson is a Herbalist, in this podcast she interviews a different herbalist about a specific medicinal plant. Each month she concentrates on a single herb and looks at it in-depth. This podcast accompanies her home-study course also called Listen.
Rank #1: E07 Elderberry.
This month we look at Elderberry with Karen Lawton from Sensory Solutions. Elderberry is an amazing anti-viral herb used to battle colds and flus. We discuss the best syrup recipes, what the Elder would be like if it were human and more. Karen's Apprenticeship at Sensory Solutions Listen home study course Disclaimer: The information given in this podcast should not be used as medical advice. Please consult your medical professional before taking any advice given.
Rank #2: E13 Yarrow.mp3.
In this episode we talk about Yarrow with Kathie Bishop. Kathie is a friend of mine who just happened to have written her dissertation on Yarrow! A happy discovery on my part. She taught me about some interesting folklore I didn't know about and we ended up talking a lot about vaginal steaming as Yarrow is so good for some women's health problems. She specialises in the subject of thrush and I really enjoyed talking to her. Hope you enjoy it too.
Join esoteric women's health practitioner and founder of Active Culture Family Erin Rivera Merriman in her quest to share all the best of what she has discovered on her own healing journey.
Rank #1: SSG004 At the Intersection of Tantra, Feminism, and Matriarchy- with Laura Amazzone.
For episode number 4 we are joined Yogini, Priestess and Goddess Scholar Laura Amazzone. Laura is the author of the book, "Goddess Durga and Sacred Female Power," and has published numerous articles in academic journals and anthologies in the fields of Tantrism, Hinduism and Women’s Spirituality. She has also contributed entries to the Encyclopedia of Hinduism and the Encyclopedia of Goddessses of World Culture. Laura teaches in the Yoga and Philosophy program at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, online at Mystery School of the Goddess and privately, offering classes, rituals, and workshops on the Goddesses, history and ritual practices of the Kaula, Shakta and Tantra traditions into which she has been initiated. In this interview we explore:• Tantra- what it is and what it is not and how this varies among different lineages we hear about (Shakta, Sri Vidya, Kaula, etc.)• Star codes and the relationship between Tantric Wisdom Goddesses and the 7 Sisters of the Pleides • The importance of understanding the historical context of Tantric teaching stories and how Myths have often been taken out of context and used as a means of controlling women and avoiding responsibilityTo recieve 40% off Laura’s online course “Mysteries of the Yogini’s” visitwww.lauraamazzone.comand enter the code “yogini” at checkout Musical enhancement for this episode includes my own original Sri Devotional coming from practices shared by Mark Whitwell through www.heartofyoga.com, as well as “Find a Better Way” by Aloka from the album “North Star”
Rank #2: SSG014 Trust, Safety, Self Responsibility and Emotional Mastery- With Luna Love .
For episode numbered 14, we are joined by women's leadership mentor Luna Love. Luna assists those called to be change makers in achieving clear vision for their lives by providing supportive, life promoting experiences, practical tools, and spiritual wisdom to align ones divine essence, authentic expression, and life purpose through the power of self awareness and love.In this episode we explore:• Self care for the professional care provider• What self responsibility looks like and how self responsibility transforms our emotions and increases our capacity for both sexual and emotional intimacy• Demystifying our emotions including:- What emotions are and when, how, and why to fully feel them- The connection between our feelings and the seasons- An exploration of the immense value of depression, grief, and lossTo learn more about our guest Luna Love, you can listen to her podcast Ladies Who Lead or explore her other offerings at www.lunaloveleadership.comMusical enhancement for this episode includes The Hunter and History of Touches by Bjork (prevailing Queen of creative, liberated, unconditional open heart conciousness )
Earth Speak is helping you to be your own best connection to your intuition, spirit guides, Earth, and the divine. Episodes feature conversations with people, plants, nature spirits, and high-vibration places on Earth. For many episodes, we're giving EARTH the microphone with channeled messages from nature beings. Human guests share their approaches to standing in their power, working with spirits, deepening their connection with nature, and shamelessly embodying their true selves. Topics covered include deconditioning your mind, working with ancestors and nature spirits, folk herbalism, plant-spirit medicine, true self-care, shadow integration, what it means to be a modern witch, conscious co-creation, (wo)manifestation, intuitive business practices, and more. Check out our videos at https://www.earthspeak.love
Rank #1: Astrologer Chani Nicholas on Lilith and How Astrology Can Be a Tool For Healing [episode 4].
In episode number four we’re talking with astrologer Chani Nicholas, who says astrology can reinforce the belief that we live in an intelligent universe that is in dialogue with us. Chani shares her views on how astrology can be a healing tool. We talk about the Lilith myth, the power of knowing where we came from, […]
Rank #2: AJA The Spirit Guide Coach Awakening Your Connection to Your Spirit Guides.
AJA is a spirit guide coach and medium living in Los Angeles, CA. Her work allows her to act as a bridge between spirit energy and the physical plane. Encouraged by her personal spirit guide, AJA founded Spirit House Collective, a community dedicated to spreading knowledge, love and healing while creating a safe space for individuals to explore their unique spiritual gifts. In this conversation, we dive into: How AJA woke up to the concept of spirit guides AJA’s journey to end the repression of her metaphysical beliefs Her experience of hearing a spirit’s voice for the first time Tools to strengthen clairvoyance and clairaudience AJA’s relationship with her spirit guide in life and business An explanation of automatic writing and how to use it as a tool to connect with spirit guides Why meditation is underrated as a tool for deeper understanding Acknowledgment as a first step to strengthen the connection between you and your spirit guides The importance of creating boundaries with spirit guides Questions to ask your spirit guides Self-care as an up-and-coming cultural paradigm shift Speaking to different types of energy and vibrational entities What is considered “a message” and how to build trust with that The importance of strengthening your personal gifts rather than trying to recreate someone else’s Relearning to believe in yourself rather than seeking validation from others What happens in a spirit guide coaching session Links Medicine Woman Tarot deck mentioned in the invocation Get to know AJA and learn about upcoming workshops and events at www.thespiritguidecoach.com or spirithousecollective.com Follow AJA on Instagram @thespiritguidecoach and @spirithousecollective Spirit Guide Coaching sessions will reopen on December 17th - get on AJA’s email list for future access to sessions Spirit House Year of the High Priestess Anniversary event Witch Motel, a Joshua Tree community gathering for rising witches In this week’s secret episode you’ll learn about: AJA’s intention in creating the Spirit House Collective and the importance of calling in a community around your spiritual pursuits. We also discuss Witch Motel, an annual event that takes place in Joshua Tree this February. Click here to access unique insights from AJA in this secret episode!
An audio journey through the wonderful wild world of plants. Episodes cover modern and ancient ways wild plants have been used in human culture as food, medicine and utilitarian uses.
Rank #1: EP15: The Handmade Apothecary.
In this episode I talk with two amazing herbalists about why we need to build ‘health resilience’ using herbal medicine, in an age of NHS cuts and a national health crisis. When is the best time to self-medicate, and when should you visit the doctor? Why modern medicine isn’t always evil, and what our grandparents could have taught us about how plants, herbs and other foods can empower us.
Rank #2: EP18: The Wild Art of Fermentation.
Fermented foods are a delicious and rich source of nourishment. The fermentation process can transform the flavour of food from the plain and mundane in to delicious flavours enlivened by colonies of beneficial bacteria and enhanced micronutrients. In this episode I talk with former plant biochemist Viola Sampson turned "fermentation passionista" on the benefits of wild fermented foods. Visit eatweeds.co.uk to download your free copy of “A Beginner’s Guide To Wild Fermented Foods”.
Practical herbalism from practicing herbalists. Conversations, botanical deep-dives, Q&A with clinical herbalists Katja Swift & Ryn Midura of the CommonWealth Center for Holistic Herbalism.
Rank #1: Anti-Inflammatory Herbs Beyond Turmeric & Dreaming With Mugwort.
Turmeric is a great herb and an effective anti-inflammatory, but it's not the be-all end-all it's sometimes made out to be, usually by folks who want to sell it to you! This week Katja shares some other anti-inflammatory herbs you may not have considered. Meanwhile, Ryn's been thinking about dreaming - or dreaming about thinking? - with the help of mugwort, a city-dwelling weedy friend who is very talented when it comes to deepening the dream experience. Mentioned in this podcast: If I Read One More Post About Turmeric Being Anti-inflammatory, My Head Will Explode!, Tammi SweetMugwort for Dreaming, Ryn MiduraThe Twenty-Four Hour Mind, Rosalind D. CartwrightHerbstalk - Boston's homegrown herbal conference, June 2nd & 3rd!Herbs discussed include turmeric, ginger, rosemary, ginkgo, peppermint, tulsi, ashwagandha, rose hips, hibiscus, elder, calendula, self-heal, red clover, and mugwort. Don't forget! Herbal Medicine for Beginners, our first book, is available for pre-order now on Amazon!Support the show
Rank #2: Our Top Ten Tinctures.
A listener asked us what would be our five favorite tinctures to have on hand, so this week we're each going to share with you a list of herbs we just can't live without! We talk a bit about each one's virtues and the way we ourselves work with these herbs. Katja's list: ghost pipe, tulsi, calamus, ginger-chamomile, lobelia. Ryn's list: solomon's seal, catnip, yarrow-sage, kava, cayenne. Mentioned in this podcast:The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter WohllebenHerbal Medicine for Beginners - our book, which teaches you how to work with 35 multi-purpose herbs. It's perfect for people who are just starting to build their apothecaries, or for more advanced students who'd like to see how you might solve a wide array of problems with a small set of herbs.Katja's ginger-chamomile cookies~ If you like our podcast, you might like learning from us in a more intentional way - like with our Herbalism 101 program! It's a great way to start incorporating herbs into your daily life, to keep you and your loved ones healthy and resilient all year round!Our theme music is "Wings" by Nicolai Heidlas.Support the show
“Within every woman there is a wild and natural creature, a powerful force, filled with good instincts, passionate creativity, and ageless knowing. Her name is Wild Woman.” —Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Ph.D. ⠀⠀Join host Rachael Alaia as she engages in intimate dialogue with women courageously exploring what it means to live imbued with the medicine of the Earth, in service from an apex of soul, and unapologetically authentic to their wild instinctual nature.⠀⠀Arrive, make yourself at home, and allow the personal stories of Wild Woman to make their way into your heart, like a red thread weaving you within the story of the emerging collective.⠀⠀Opening Song — "Tangerine" by Little Monarch⠀Closing Song — "I Will Shine" by Megan Woodland Hewitt of The Wild Hymns
Rank #1: TWO ft. Sarah Durham Wilson.
Sarah Durham Wilson (AKA DoItGirl) is a modern priestess, writer, & women's leader. She works with women worldwide to awaken the healer within. Formerly a rock journalist, Sarah sped through a whirlwind five years at Rolling Stone, Vh1, GQ, Vanity Fair, and Interview magazines in her twenties before she experienced a radical divine feminine awakening & immersed herself completely onto the path of the Goddess. She leads courses and retreats to actively engage women in healing the self to heal the world. She is a writer who stands in the balance of her divinity & humanity. The intention of her art is to raise the energy of the feminine back in the bodies of men and women, therefore back in balance on the earth itself. She believes once a woman moves inside of herself to heal her own body, she rises to heal the body of the world. Follow Sarah's work at DOITGIRL.com or at Facebook.com/DoItGirls⠀In this episode, Sarah and Rachael Alaia exchange on...⠀ ↠ "Going goddess" and the awakening feminine↠ Marion Woodman, Clarissa Pinkola Estés, and the wise woman crone archetype ↠ Lilith and Eve↠ Traveling to Peru and engaging in shamanic plant medicine↠ Sacred relationship, the masculine, and divine union↠ What it means to walk the talk of living divinely human⠀Access the show notes to this and all episodes at wild-soul.net/get-feral...
Rank #2: TWENTY ONE ft. Lindsay Mack.
Lindsay Mack, founder of Wild Soul Healing and Soul Tarot School, is an intuitive healer, holistic counselor and tarot reader based in Brooklyn, NY. She offers and facilitates Soul Tarot Readings, Intuitive and Spiritual Coaching, Mentorship, and Tarot Trainings for those who desire to heal, evolve and live fully on their true soul path.⠀In this episode, Lindsay and Rachael Alaia speak on...⠀↠ What it means to embody our witchy-ness, including the cellular memories of feeling misunderstood and rejected↠ Bringing our human complexities into friendships with people we hold space for↠ The protection of our inner lives↠ Cultivating a fierce commitment to one's own inner compass as an act of instinctual mothering↠ How the act of mothering brings our relationship with our child self to the forefront↠ The consequences of modern culture and the loss of the village on mothering↠ Using both divination and motherhood as a practice in justice↠ The responsibility of shadow work in holding space for others⠀Access the resources for this and all episodes at wild-soul.net/get-feral...
This weekly hour-long program is a forum for powerful conversations with the philosophers, scientists, activists, healers, artists and others who are leading the movements to restore our beleaguered planet to its natural balance. The show deals with the most urgent questions facing the next generation of Earth stewards. How do we reverse ecological damages and create a culture of regeneration? How do we confront the psychological challenges of an uncertain future, while healing the age-old wounds of alienation from nature?
Rank #1: brontë velez on The Pleasurable Surrender of White Supremacy ⌠PART 1⌡ /139.
brontë velez opens this week’s episode inviting us to think about how supremacy’s submission to Earth is an invitation into a more life-affirming world. What does a future look like in which white, human, and patriarchal supremacy surrender their power in an act of pleasure? How does this release manifest and what spaces must we create in order to allow it? How can our own personal play aid us in these times? This week on For The Wild, we explore how playing with submission and domination can be a means towards both liberation and pleasurable redemption with brontë velez.brontë velez (they/them) is guided by the call that “black wellness is the antithesis of state violence” (Mark Anthony Johnson). a black-latinx transdisciplinary artist and designer, they are currently moved and paused by the questions, “how can we allow as much room for god to flow through and between us as possible? what affirms the god of and between us? what is in the way? how can we decompose what interrupts our proximity to divinity? what ways can black feminist placemaking rooted in commemorative justice promote the memory of god, which is to say, love and freedom between us?”they relate to god as the moments of divine spacetime that remind us we are not separate, the moments that re-belong us to the earth. they encounter these questions in public theology, black prophetic tradition & environmental justice through their eco-social art praxis, serving as creative director for Lead to Life design collaborative, media director for Oakland-rooted farm and nursery Planting Justice, and quotidian black queer life ever-committed to humor & liberation, ever-marked by grief at the distance made between us and all of life.In Part One of this expansive conversation, Ayana and brontë delve into topics surrounding authentic expression, the distortion of feminine and masculine powers, beauty and aesthetics, queerness, dominatrix energy, and power as agency. We hope this episode provokes you to enter this world of pleasure, desire, devotion, surrender, relinquishment, and fluidity.At the end of this episode, listeners hear an excerpt from The Well prophecy, written by brontë velez and recited by brontë velez, Ra Malika Imhotep co-founder of the Church of Black Feminist Thought and Jazmin Calderon Torres and Liz Kennedy from Lead to Life.♫ Music by Esperanza Spalding
Rank #2: Stephen Harrod Buhner on Plant Intelligence and the Imaginal Realm, Part Two /14.
The conversation from last week continues. What has the role of psychedelics been in human and plant evolution? What is the ecological function of art? How is science changing as it moves out of reductionism? What do the heart, the brain, and the gut have in common? Stephen Harrod Buhner is the senior researcher for the Foundation for Gaian studies, described as a bardic naturalist, he is the award-winning author of 19 books, including The Lost Language of Plants, The Secret Teachings of Plants, and Sacred Plant Medicine. His most recent book is Plant Intelligence and the Imaginal Realm. Before retiring from the road in 2013, he taught for more than 30 years throughout North America and Europe. He lives in Silver City New Mexico.