Astragalus Monograph by Krystal Thompson - Read by Heather Irvine | 90

Another narrated monograph! Today’s episode Heather Irvine reads Krystal Thompson’s astragalus monograph.

Thanks for listening!

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 Krystal is the woman behind   Hotel Wilderness  , a food and project blog focused on bringing healing herbs into the nooks and crannies of our daily lives. She is a photographer with a deep-seated love for food and plant medicine, and can usually be found happily crafting between the three.

Krystal is the woman behind Hotel Wilderness, a food and project blog focused on bringing healing herbs into the nooks and crannies of our daily lives. She is a photographer with a deep-seated love for food and plant medicine, and can usually be found happily crafting between the three.

The Wilderness First Aid Program – Sam Coffman is Interviewed by Mandy Gough | 89

Today we’ll hear Mandy Gough interview Sam Coffman as they discuss the Wilderness First Aid Program.

Mandy Gough owns and operates XoM3 Botanical Solutions. XoM3 Botanical Solutions is a boutique company with an herbal practitioner's expertise, dedicated to gathering the finest organic and ethically selected, grown and foraged ingredients to formulate and handcraft exceptional small batch botanical products and workshops for real people in skin care, wellness and home.

Sam Coffman has over 10 years of military experience as a U.S. Special Forces Medic, an interrogator and a linguist. He studied botany and bioregional medicine both privately and at several outdoor schools in Colorado, and during his military service as a Green Beret Medic he logged thousands of hours in the field as a team medic, military emergency rooms and troop medical clinics.

Over the past 25 years, Sam has not only taught survival for military and civilian students, but also has focused on post-disaster and remote-medicine using primarily (if not exclusively) plant medicine. He has worked as a clinical herbalist on his own and in conjunction with functional medicine doctors (M.D. and D.O.) for chronic as well as acute illness and injury. Sam has been highly focused on bio-regional plant medicine for infection, injury and illness most commonly encountered in a post-disaster, remote or underserved environment when there is no higher definitive medical care.

Sam has taught wilderness first aid certification, remote and post-disaster herbal medicine, urban and primitive survival skills and self-defense for over two decades. He is co-founder of the non-profit organization – Herbal Medics – that travels to remote areas in Nicaragua as well as medically underserved urban areas in the USA, providing herbal medicine clinics, off-grid and salvage-based engineering solutions (water purification, sustainable power, sustainable agriculture, etc.).

 
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Southern Folk Medicine by Phyllis Light - Chapter One read by Heather Irvine | 88

As someone who listens to a lot of audio books, I’m really excited to publish today’s episode! Listen in as Heather Irvine narrates the first chapter to Phyllis Light’s new book, Southern Folk Medicine.

It’s a great book and a great reading! Thanks to Phyllis for sharing such fantastic storytelling and information, and thanks to Heather for taking the time to read this for us.

Enjoy!

Survival was more important than modality purity.

Simple practices of folk medicine develop to assist in the every day life, health, and prosperity of ordinary people.

Even if you are not aware of it, you’ve probably practiced some type of folk medicine.
— Phyllis Light
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Hawthorn: In the Field with Suzanne Tabert | 87

Let’s go on an herb walk! Today we’ll get to listen in on herbalist Suzanne Tabert as she goes in-depth on the wonderful plant ally, Hawthorn.

Suzanne is an herbalist, wildcrafter and the founder and director of the Cedar Mountain Herb School located in Bothell, WA.

She’s also adjunct faculty at Bastyr University, a member of the American Herbalists Guild, and has been teaching herbalism for thirty years now.

Suzanne and the Cedar Mountain Herb School offers both an intensive apprenticeship, as well as individual workshops.

Registration for the 2019 apprenticeship starts in mid-October, so be sure to stay in contact with Suzanne.  

She’ll also be teaching throughout the winter this year, so be sure to check out the workshop calendar.

Thanks to Suzanne for sharing this herbal wisdom with us! And thanks to y’all for listening.

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EVENT | Free Herbalism Project (Fall 2018)

In today’s episode I’m going to chat about the upcoming event, the Free Herbalism Project hosted by Mountain Rose Herbs.

The event is going to be held at the beautiful Mount Pisgah Arboretum in Eugene, OR on Sunday, October 14, 2018. We’ll be hosting herbalists Tieraona Low Dog, MD and Paul Bergner. There will also be a plant walk featuring Anna Bradley, a presentation from Guisepi Spadafora, and a free yoga class!

We hope to see you there!

 

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Heather Irvine: Getting the Fire Back | 86

If in restoring ourselves we needed to eat, pray, love, in getting our fire back we need to eat, work, move.
— Heather Irvine

Today we’ll hear from Heather Irvine once again, as she gives a follow up to episode 82, “Yin, Feminine, Important, What, even, is it?”.

Although today she delves into the yang principle.

Thanks for listening! 

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Herban Legends, History & Facts with Paul Bergner & Sam Coffman | 85

Paul Bergner discusses many "herban legends" as well as the positive and valid uses of several medicinal herbs.

Today’s episode is audio that was extracted from a webinar that Paul and Sam hosted. For full slides and the original video CLICK HERE.

Thanks to Paul and Sam for sharing with us!

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This episode is brought to you by Herbal Medics University

Herbal Medics University is a branch of The Human Path.  The Human Path is a survival school that is focused around the survival of our human species.  Their classes are sustainability and earth-centric, yet also very practical and realistic.  They are structured similar to a university, in that they have core paths as well as electives (aka “peripheral classes”).  All of their courses are focused on self-sustainability, and the subjects that fit into that focus span a very wide range as well as amazing depth in each subject.

You can visit them at HerbalMedics.University

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Paul Bergner has studied and practiced herbalism since 1973, with formal training in naturopathy, clinical nutrition, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda, flower essences, yoga therapy, and bodywork, undergraduate studies in pre-medicine and psychology, and 50 semester hours of doctoral-level medical studies at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine. He has published the journal Medical Herbalism since 1989, and he has written seven books on medical herbalism, nutrition, Chinese medicine, ethnobotany, and naturopathic medicine. He has also edited periodicals on clinical nutrition and naturopathic medicine.

Paul has taught herbalism and clinical nutrition since 1989. He mentored more than 230 students through clinical residencies at the Rocky Mountain Center for Botanical Studies and the North American Institute of Medical Herbalism in Boulder between 1996 and 2012. He is currently on the clinical faculty of the School of Traditional Western Herbalism in Portland, OR and the Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism in Boulder. He has also taught nutrition academically at both the undergraduate and master’s levels. He lectures on the topics of herbalism and clinical nutrition nationally and internationally.

How To Not Be a Guru with Katja Swift and Ryn Midura | 84

Loved the discourse in this episode! I particularly enjoyed the emphasis on community versus competition. There is tons of food for thought in this one. A huge thanks to Katja and Ryn for taking the time to record this. Let us know what you think! 

Today’s episode is brought to you by the CommonWealth Center for Holistic Herbalism located in Boston, MA (as well as online). 

One of their online offerings is a beginner’s bundle called Herbalism 101.

Herbalism 101 includes the complete "herbal toolkit" Materia Medica course, where you'll learn more than 85 individual herbs and how to work with them.

You’ll also have access to the step-by-step Medicine-Making course, which has descriptions of how to make each herbal preparation and when each one is applicable.

Videos include plenty of close-up coverage of each step in the process so that you'll feel confident to do it in your own kitchen!

Herbalism 101 also comes:

  • 100% video instruction: if you can watch TV, you can learn herbalism!

  • Lifetime access - your access never expires, so you can move at your own pace and review as many times as you want

  • PDF materials - quick reference guides and worksheets as a companion to the video lessons

  • MP3 audio files - so you can review the content while you commute, workout, garden, ... anytime!

  • Direct access to Ryn and Katja - They're always just a click away: you can ask any questions in the integrated discussion forum, and we're committed to personally answering your questions within 24 hours

  • Weekly live Q&A sessions - call in live every week to get some face time and direct feedback from your teachers

I’d also recommend checking out their other courses, such as their FREE course titled 4 Keys to Holistic Herbalism.

They also have Basic Phytochemistry, the Fundamentals of Formulation, Herbal First Aid and much, much more

Linden! with Julie James | 83

Today’s episode is with herbalist Julie James.

She’s going to be teaching us all about Linden! 

This audio was taken (with permission of course) from a Facebook live video Julie made for her school’s fan page.

Her school is called Green Wisdom Herbal Studies and it’s based out of Long beach, CA. 

If you're looking for an herbalism apprenticeship and you live in California (or beyond), definitely check out what Julie and Green Wisdom has to offer. 

Thanks Julie for sharing! Thanks to y'all for listening. 

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Nourishing You: Self Care Oil Therapy with Kami McBride | 81

In today’s episode we’ll get to hear from Kami McBride, and she’s going to teach us all about self care through oil therapy, as well as creating your home sanctuary, setting up nourishing routines, and so much more.

This content goes nicely with Kami’s course she’s currently hosting called Handcrafted Healing Herbal Oils.

There’s a couple of free videos, including how to make lavender oil and calendula oil. The videos are packed with useful information! 

Handcrafted Healing Herbal Oils is only available until August 24th, 2018. So if you're listening to this in the future, apologies, but Kami does open up registration annually. 

A huge thanks to Kami for sharing this class with us, and thanks to y’all for listening!

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Philodendron Freedom: The Glass House by the White House with Heather Irvine | 80

Today's episode we'll get to hear from frequent HerbRally contributor, Heather Irvine. She covers six of the medicinal plants she visited at the United States Botanic Garden in Washington, DC. Today you'll get a primer on these plants: gotu kola, guarana, licorice, black pepper, cinnamon, and cinchona. 

Enjoy the episode! 

Common Mistakes when Going Green with your Skincare Routine with Batty and Karla | 79

Today we'll hear from Batty and Karla from Batty's Bath. They're going to inform us on the common mistakes that folks make when going green with your skincare routine. They cover greenwashing, reading labels, the dirty dozen, and so much more! You're sure to take away some new nuggets of information as well as inspiration. 

Thanks to Batty and Karla for sharing! Show them some love on the socials:

 
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Sunflower Medicine with Arvolyn Hill and Ellenie Cruz | 78

Today’s episode is with Arvolyn Hill and Ellenie Cruz of Oshun's Garden

This is actually episode one of their podcast which you can find on SoundCloud.

Oshun's Garden is a digital Garden of holistic medicinal resources focusing primarily on flower essences as vibrational healing geared towards people of color.

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Thanks so much to y’all for listening, and a huge thanks to Ellenie and Arvolyn for sharing this delightful first episode of Oshun’s Garden.

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Drifting in New Mexico: An Herbalist Tumbles Through the Southwest with Heather Irvine | 77

Today we'll get to hear from herbalist Heather Irvine as she describes her adventures through the Albuquerque Botanical Garden. She visited this plant nerd paradise immediately following attending the fabulous event, the Good Medicine Confluence in Durango, CO. Heather covers a few plants (some medicinal, some not) and gives recommendations and resources to further your study. 

Thanks to Heather for sharing, and thanks to y'all for listening! 

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Meadowsweet Monograph with Katja Swift and Ryn Midura | 76

This monograph on Meadowsweet is extracted from the Meadowsweet video in Katja & Ryn's Holistic Herbalism Materia Medica course, an online exploration of more than 85 keystone herbal allies. 

This course is part of the Herbalism 101 online video program, which includes not just Materia Medica, but also detailed video lessons on how to make each type of herbal remedy in the Herbal Medicine-Making course

When you enroll in the program, you get access to 40 hours of video covering more than 85 plants, and 18 hours of video demonstrating each type of herbal medicine making. Videos include plenty of close-up coverage of each step in the process, so that you'll feel confident to do it in your own kitchen.

From now until July 14 you can save $50 using coupon code RESILIENCE.

Katja & Ryn want your experience to be as close to “being there in person” as possible, and want to accommodate as many different styles of learning as possible. That’s why they also provide:

* PDF materials - if you like to follow along on paper.

* MP3 files - so you can review the content while you commute, workout, garden, ... anytime!

* Direct access to Ryn and Katja - they're always just a click away! You can ask any questions in the integrated discussion forum, and they're committed to personally answering your questions within 24 hours.

* Weekly live Q&A sessions - to get some face time and direct feedback from your teachers.

By the end of this program, you'll be ready to start incorporating herbs into your daily life to keep you and your loved ones healthy and resilient all year round!

And remember...from now until July 14 you can save $50 using coupon code RESILIENCE.

 

Katja & Ryn are a husband-and-wife team of clinical herbalists who founded the CommonWealth Center for Holistic Herbalism in Boston, MA. They offer consultations and classes for herbalists online and in person, from brand-new beginners to those seeking professional clinical experience and holistic business training.

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Lion's Mane Monograph with Heather Irvine | 75

'Tis a historic day for HerbRally! Why's that you ask? It's the first mushroom monograph on the podcast. Listen in as Heather Irvine goes in-depth on this extremely useful fungi. 

Also, we'll get to hear a fun herbal song from Kyle with Tippecanoe Herbs as he sings about oh little lion's mane.  Be sure to follow him on Instagram @tippecanoe_herbs

Here's the lyrics to the song! 

Saw you lying in the arms of a hardwood
my oh my got you on my brain.
You're sure a prize, for the eyes
Oh little lion's mane, 
Oh little lion's mane

And you gotta lotta nerve
coming here easing all my pain.
You're still mending, all my loose endings
Oh little lion's mane
Oh little lion's mane

Lion's mane, 
Lion's Mane I found
but you're up there
And I'm down here on the ground.

Thanks to Heather and Kyle for always sharing their talents with us! And thanks to y'all for listening. 

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End of the World Herbalism with Sam Coffman | 74

Today's episode is with the one and only Sam Coffman. This is a recording of a webinar he did with the American Herbalists Guild. Thanks to Sam for sharing this audio with us, and thanks to y'all for listening! 

This episode is brought to you by Herbal Medics University

Herbal Medics University is a branch of The Human Path.  The Human Path is a survival school that is focused around the survival of our human species.  Their classes are sustainability and earth-centric, yet also very practical and realistic.  They are structured similar to a university, in that they have core paths as well as electives (aka “peripheral classes”).  All of their courses are focused on self-sustainability, and the subjects that fit into that focus span a very wide range as well as amazing depth in each subject.

You can visit them at HerbalMedics.University

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