Real Herbalism Radio | Herbalism | Plant Medicine | Botany | Wild Crafting

Real Herbalism Radio | Herbalism | Plant Medicine | Botany | Wild Crafting

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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February 16, 2022 72 min
Candace and Patrick talk about the path Real Herbalism Radio has taken in this epic episode. Which show was most heartwarming? Nerve-wracking? Silliest? Who was the biggest Eye-Opener? They shared many of the behind-the-scenes stories and trials and tribulations they've experienced on the Real Herbalism Radio path and talked about awaits.

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Candace and Patrick talked about the power of Aroma in healing and herbal practice. They reflected on their conversation with Erika @sovereigntyherbs last week and how her approach to Aromatherapy and Essential Oils is both practical and powerful. Candace answered an Herbal 101 question from Michaela about Essential Oils and Cold Pressed Oil.

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Scent can awaken in us the deepest memories and strongest and most visceral reactions. That can be mighty powerful medicine.


Today, we're talking with Erika Galentin, Clinical Herbalist at Sovereignty Herbs, about using Hydrosols and Essential Oils to re-write the story of your well-being.


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Candace and Patrick talked about Holistic Medicine and the Extracellular Matrix by Matthew Wood. The conversation was about how Matthew has offered all of us a solid perspective shift, herbalists and scientists alike Candace reflected on coming full-circle in her practice and understanding of how The Plants work to help us heal and how important perspective can be in that understanding. They also talked about finding the right word...
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Herbalism and Holistic Medicine often clash with modern Scientific champions over the best path to healing. The thing is...the two are far more intimately connected in their research and results than they realize.


Today, we're talking with Matthew Wood, Herbalist with a Masters of Science and Herbal Medicine from the Scottish School of Herbalism accredited by the University of Wales, author of many books on herbalism, Herbal Edu...

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Candace and Patrick reflected on their chat with Dawn Laska-Tommerdahl last week. They shared how she's influenced their use of incense to heal through the years and encouraged them to experiment. Patrick shared his top tip for becoming a Real Terrific Herbalist.

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The intersection between The Plants and modern medicine is both practical and spiritual. The Plants know how to manifest the spiritual in powerful and deeply healing ways.


Today, we're talking with Dawn Lacska-Tommerdahl, RN, Master Herbalist, Registered Herbalist with the American Herbalist Guild (RH, AHG), and owner of Dawn's Enchanted Garden about tapping into the blended healing nature of The Plants.



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Candace and Patrick talked their Solstice Plans and how the conversation with Deatra and Adam last week reflected in our current world, including challenges we've all faced and walking the line between Spirit and Physical healing.

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As modern herbalists, we often focus on the healing properties of The Plants...and we've narrowed our definition of Healing to mainly the physicality of life. That's not how it always was. Before, The Plants let us see healing in a much Bigger way.


Today, we're talking with Deatra Cohen and Adam Siegel, authors of Ashkenazi Herbalism: Rediscovering the Traditions of Eastern European Jews, about seeing The Plants from a b...

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Candace and Patrick reflected on their conversation with Rhea last week. Patrick had lots to say about growing older and the differences he notices between his own generation and the Millenials. Candace suggested he's really an old man. They discussed the changes that the pandemic have created for so many of us and how the plants can help us find our way. 

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At some point in our lives, we all find ourselves facing a Crossroads. When life leads you into the place of change and big decision, it's good to know you have a few herbal allies who will help you find your way forward.


Today, we're talking with Rhea Humann, certified Herbalist and Health Coach and owner of The Persistent Pestle Apothecary and Tea Shop about herbs for the crossroads.




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Candace and Patrick loved talking with Leslie Shalduha last week. They talked about their own challenges in getting started with herbalism back-in-the-day. They shared a story or two of some of their early efforts and what it took to overcome the old patterning. They finished off with an answer to an Herbal 101 question from Valerie about measuring for tincture-making.

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Are you an armchair herbalist?


Loads of well-worn herbal books on your shelf and romantic ideas about herbs as a lifestyle with a strange block to actually adopting the herbal practice. That is a clear sign you are.


Today, we're talking with Leslie Shalduha, practicing herbalist at Sassy Llama Apothecary, makers of simple everyday herbal products, about moving from being an armchair herbalist into becoming an herbalist in your ow...

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Candace and Patrick talked about Wildcrafting this week. Patrick shared his disappointment at the shattering of his romantic idea of how Anna Rosa does it...and considered the reasons why his fantasy and her reality aren't quilt the same. Candace answered an Herbal 101 question on herbs for neuropathy.

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When herbalists think of skin, we often jump straight to trauma-medicine. We think of herbs to heal burns and cuts and rashes...but what about preventing problems and creating glowing, healthy skin?


Today, we're talking with Anna Rosa, Medical Herbalist and founder of Anna Rosa Skincare about the power and beauty of Icelandic Herbal Skincare.


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Candace and Patrick talked about the importance of understanding historical uses and practices in herbalism. They reflected on the power of their conversation with Deatra Cohen and Adam Siegel last week and talked about some of the cross-currents of historical Eastern Europe in The Pale of Settlement as compared to modern herbalism in the USA.

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The Plants love to show us their secrets, most especially when those secrets involve us humans. And, they love to inspire us to uncover the good, the bad, and the healing in those stories.


Today, we're talking with Deatra Cohen and Adam Siegel, authors of Ashkenazi Herbalism: Rediscovering the Traditions of Eastern European Jews, about finding the way to uncovering the healing history of The Plants.


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Candace and Patrick reflected on their conversation with Matthew Wood last week. They talked about how the Herbal field has changed and how different some of the challenges young herbalists face today are from those Matthew and others like him faced. They also talked about changing perspectives and the benefits of seeing The Plants from many different angles.

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No matter where we start our journey on the Herbal Path, The Plants are guaranteed to offer us a few perspective shifts as they show us where healing is most needed.


Today, we're talking with Matthew Wood, Herbalist with a Masters of Science and Herbal Medicine from the Scottish School of Herbalism accredited by the University of Wales, author of many books on herbalism, Herbal Educator and Practitioner at the Matthew Wood Insti...

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Candace and Patrick talked about the future of medicine and what it takes to be healthy in today's world, all inspired by their conversation with Dawn Laska-Tommerdahl last week. The also talked about the importance of being educated and asking your healthcare providers to be educated on plant-based medicines and lifestyles and on the power of asking for what you really want.

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