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Real Herbalism Radio

Check out Real Herbalism Radio, a weekly podcast by The Practical Herbalist team (including yours truly), to learn more about herbalism, homesteading, and the herbal lifestyle. To get the Show Notes and the latest updates from the team, sign up for Practical Herbalist Today, too!

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  • Show 179 Herb Lab - The Truth Behind Ayahuasca - Real Herbalism Radio
    by Candace Hunter and Sue Sierralupe on March 20, 2019 at 8:39 pm

    Psychedelic plants have been a part of our human heritage since we first rocked in the unsteady cradle of civilization. Last time we talked with Nick Polizzi, author of books like The Sacred Science, documentary filmmaker and explorer of ancient medicines about our culture’s fascination in […]

  • Show 178: The Truth Behind Ayahuasca with Nick Polizzi
    by Candace Hunter and Sue Sierralupe on March 12, 2019 at 8:38 pm

    Psychoactive herbs have been a part of human culture since it began. In the last century, we saw an explosion of interest in hallucinogenic experiences as Westerners begin to explore the herbal traditions of other cultures. That exploration has its possibilities and changes. Today, we're talking with Nick Polizzi, […]

  • Show 177 Herb Lab Forest Bathing for Herbalists
    by Candace Hunter and Sue Sierralupe on March 6, 2019 at 5:13 pm

    The best laid plans of the RHR team to forge a forest bathing adventure goes awry after a storm dumps a foot of snow overnight. Although the roads are impassable, there are still herbal voyages to travel. Sue and Candace brew up syrups, tinctures and topical medicine within the confines of their ice fortresses with […]

  • Show 176 - Forest Bathing for Herbalists
    by Candace Hunter and Sue Sierralupe on February 26, 2019 at 6:04 pm

    Forest bathing is familiar practice for plant medicine people. Why must we herbalists go so far out of our way to visit our plant allies in their native environment? Why not just read up on the herbs we love and then give them a try? Those are powerful questions that point right at one key aspect of what makes an […]

  • Herbalist at the Border - Podcast Show 175 Herb Lab
    by Candace Hunter and Sue Sierralupe on February 19, 2019 at 11:20 pm

    Herbal medicine is everywhere and so are herbalists. Last week, we talked with Jamie Scepkowski, owner of Salmon River Apothecary, Herbalist and medic about the emergency herbal care that she practices in California and on the US/Mexican border. Sue and Candace share a sampling of herbal care that they rely on for […]

  • Show 174 - Herbalist at the Border - Jamie Scepkowski
    by Candace Hunter and Sue Sierralupe on February 12, 2019 at 10:03 pm

    Herbalist Jamie Scepkowski is among the healers from around the world are gathering at the border to offer aid to refugees crossing from Mexico to the US. Like the plants, herbalists bloom where we’re planted. Sometimes that’s on the edge. Sometimes it’s surrounded by kindred spirits. No matter how […]

  • Show 173 Herb Lab – What is Clinical Herbalism?
    by Candace Hunter and Sue Sierralupe on February 6, 2019 at 6:01 am

    Sue and Candace dig in deep after talking with Nicole Telkes, practicing clinical herbalist and director of the Wildflower School of Botanical Medicine about training/licensing clinical herbalism. The term is murky and without consensus on its meaning, it is poorly applied. When it comes down to it, would licensing a […]

  • Show 172 Clinical Herbalism Training with Nicole Telkes
    by Candace Hunter and Sue Sierralupe on January 31, 2019 at 5:11 am

    We've been watching the power of plant medicine take hold of our mainstream culture. Clinical training has become a hot topic. Herbalism is sprouting far and wide. With this growth is a whole crop of herbal remedies, herbalists and an almost overwhelming array of herbal schools. The future of the field is evolving […]

  • Show 171 Herb Lab-Take Control of Your Moods - Moodtopia
    by Candace Hunter and Sue Sierralupe on January 23, 2019 at 12:24 am

    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 […]

  • Show 170 - Take Control of Your Moods - Sara-Chana Silverstein
    by Candace Hunter and Sue Sierralupe on January 15, 2019 at 4:52 pm

    Emotions are wonderful but they can overwhelm us. Today, we’re talking with Sara-Chana Silverstein, Master Herbalist, Classical Homeopath, mother of 7, Lactation Consultant and author of Moodtopia about using natural herbs to control your moods so the moods don’t control you. […]

  • Rosemary Water and Achieve Your New Year's Resolutions
    by Candace Hunter and Sue Sierralupe on January 9, 2019 at 4:27 pm

    New Year’s resolutions are a traditional part of the turning of the calendar. Although our intentions are well placed, few resolutions actually help us live better lives in the long run. The Real Herbalism Radio team takes on this trend the same way we tackle other questions: practically. We turn this on its […]

  • Achieve Your New Year's Resolutions
    by Candace Hunter and Sue Sierralupe on January 1, 2019 at 8:25 pm

    New Year's Eve is when we usually make promises to ourselves that we rarely expect to keep. It results in shame, dejection and despair. Stop this cycle of destruction. Herbalists are all about healing and that includes ourselves. Sue and Candace give some practical tips on making healthy resolutions and keeping them […]

  • Pumpkin Spice is the Perfect mix for the Holidays - Show 114 ReAir
    by Candace Hunter and Sue Sierralupe on December 18, 2018 at 9:45 pm

    Pumpkin Spice is so hot right now with good reason too. The chilly change of weather fall brings calls for warming and nourishing foods and spices. today, we'll be talking about how to blend and use your own Pumpkin Spice along with why this much touted blend truly is an herbal remedy for the pros. […]

  • Kratom on Trial with Dr. Michael Tierra
    by Candace Hunter and Sue Sierralupe on December 11, 2018 at 5:26 pm

    This is a reairing of a show that was until today was only available to Herbal Nerd Society Members.Plants may be the medicine of the people but not all plants are equal in the eyes of the law. Over the past few months, kratom has been targeted by the United States DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) and FDA (Food […]

  • Show 167: Herb Lab - Milk Thistle for the Liver
    by Candace Hunter and Sue Sierralupe on December 4, 2018 at 7:02 am

    Yaakov Levine, a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and Nutritional Health Coach explained on our last show how milk thistle works and what herbs you can combine it with to make it more effective. This week Sue and Candace explore more uses for milk thistle and creative ways to bring it into your life. Although it can […]

  • Show 166: Milk Thistle for the Liver - Yaakov Levine
    by Candace Hunter and Sue Sierralupe on November 28, 2018 at 10:56 pm

    Liver health often comes up as a hot topic among herbalists, nutritionists and natural health professionals for good reason. The modern diet and lifestyle so many of us practice create a lot of work for our livers. The bad news is that is leading to more health problems at younger ages. The good news is that we have […]

  • Show 165: The 3rd Annual Gift Show for Herbalists
    by Candace Hunter and Sue Sierralupe on November 20, 2018 at 10:53 pm

    Herbalists can be a tough group to buy presents for. Patrick, Candace and Sue have saved up their favorite tools and books to fill out their gift guide for 2018. They have used the supplies themselves so they know form personal experience how helpful and durable they are. They have read the books (or at least most of […]

  • Show 164: Herbs for Anxiety, Depression and the Holidays
    by Candace Hunter and Sue Sierralupe on November 13, 2018 at 5:18 pm

    The winter holidays can bring in a flurry of the blues. Stress from seasonal change, shopping and changes in our schedule offer anxiety and depression to many of us. Fortunately, there are a bevy of herbs, exercises and supplements that bring relief. Patrick, Candace and Sue of the Real Herbalism Radio podcast team […]

  • Show 163: Herb Lab - Brewing Beer with Desert Herbs
    by Candace Hunter and Sue Sierralupe on November 6, 2018 at 9:09 pm

    Show 163: Herb Lab - Brewing Beer with Desert HerbsHerbal Beer Brewing is a hot topic. herbalist Christina Sanchez, founder of Every Leaf Speaks, brought us a new beer from Joshua Tree Brewing to sample. We let it season for 6 months to bring out the refined flavor. Now the cap is off the bottle and our glasses […]

  • Show 162: Desert Beer Brewing with Christina Sanchez
    by Candace Hunter and Sue Sierralupe on October 31, 2018 at 8:56 pm

    As herbalism hasAnyone who's been down to the pub lately can testify to the amazing renaissance of flavors now available on the beer brewing scene. We herbalists have been quite pleased to note the variety of bittering herbs and wonderful herbal flavors we are finding among home brews and micro brews. We […]

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