Building Your Herbal Apothecary: with Clinical Herbalist Mary Colvin, RH (AHG)
The Herbalist's Path
by Mel Mutterspaugh
6d ago
Like the show? Got a Q? Shoot us a Text! I had the pleasure of chatting with Mary Colvin, a clinical herbalist, mama, new grandma, and owner of Ancestral Herbology. Mary shares her journey into herbal medicine, from her early days in gardening to overcoming debilitating back pain through plant-based remedies. We delve into the significance of clinical herbalism, the role of sustainability in herb harvesting, and Mary's new book, 'The Herbalist's Guide: How to Build and Use Your Own Apothecary.' Tune in to learn about the magic of herbs, the importance of proper training, and how you can become ..read more
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?How To Harvest Medicinal Herbs For The Most Potent Remedies
The Herbalist's Path
by Mel Mutterspaugh
1M ago
Like the show? Got a Q? Shoot us a Text! Today, we're diving into one of the most gratifying aspects of herbal medicine: harvesting medicinal herbs at their peak potency. I'll share essential tips and guidelines to ensure you're gathering the best possible remedies while being sustainable and ethical. We'll cover plant identification, the importance of United Plant Savers, and avoiding overharvesting. Plus, I'll give practical advice on how and when to harvest roots, leaves, and flowers.  00:00 Introduction to Herbal Medicine 03:34 Ethical Wildcrafting and Plant Conservation 06:19 Plant I ..read more
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?Nature’s Apothecary; Medicinal Weeds For Health & Healing
The Herbalist's Path
by Mel Mutterspaugh
1M ago
So many common weeds are actually incredible food and medicine. It's time for a shift in how we view and treat these plants! It's time we stop the use of harmful herbicides and for the embrace these abundant weeds like dandelion, plantain, and burdock for their medicinal and nutritional benefits.  I highly encourage you to get out there, learn how to identify, harvest, and use these abundance plants, and help make herbalism to spread 'like wildflowers.' 00:00 Welcome to the World of Weeds: An Herbal Medicine Journey 00:16 The Incredible Abundance and Healing Power of Weeds 04:27 Introduc ..read more
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?Bridging Korean Herbalism w/ America's Modern World with Clinical Herbalist Grace Yoon
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by Mel Mutterspaugh
2M ago
In this episode we get to explore the world of Korean American clinical herbalist, and Qi Alchemy founder Grace Yoon. Grace shares her personal journey into the world of herbal medicine, tracing back to her roots and upbringing with her grandmothers her exposure to farming, Eastern medicine practices like acupuncture, cupping, along with herbal stews.  I loved chatting with Grace as she not only educates on the specifics of Korean herbal practices but also inspires a deeper connection with herbalism's cultural and global dimensions. 02:22 Grace's Journey into Herbal Medicine 06:37 The Po ..read more
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?Top Herbs For Seasonal Allergy Symptoms
The Herbalist's Path
by Mel Mutterspaugh
2M ago
If seasonal allergies get you down, you know, the itchy watery eyes, the sneezing, the wheezing, and all the yuck that  comes with it, then tune into this episode. We’re talking about how you can stop having seasonal allergies every single year, but addressing the root cause of these inflammatory symptoms. And you’ll learn about the categories of herbs to choose during allergy season, plus a few herbs you may want to put in your seasonal allergy arsenal. I even shared some of my favorite companies to turn to, if you just want the perfect  seasonal allergy remedies on hand. For full s ..read more
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?Herbal Wisdom: Plant Spirits and Healing Paths with Robin Rose Bennett
The Herbalist's Path
by Mel Mutterspaugh
3M ago
Tune into this transformative chat with Robin Rose Bennett, a brilliant herbalist and storyteller, steeped in Wise Woman wisdom. We celebrated the spring equinox, a time for renewal, and dove straight into how we connect with plants for deep healing.   Robin's journey into herbalism, guided by nature's wisdom and spiritual mentors, really hit home for me. She stressed the importance of nourishing connections with nature, especially asking plants for permission before harvesting.  Her insights on healing herbs like Hawthorne and Oatstraw opened up new paths for both physical and spir ..read more
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Growing Herbal Medicine Gardens Top Herbs I Love To Plant
The Herbalist's Path
by Mel Mutterspaugh
3M ago
It’s spring and I’m beyond thrilled to dive into my medicinal herb garden. In this episode I’m sharing the must have herbs to  grow for my family. You’ll learn about chamomile, elecampane, and Tulsi and  their numerous health benefits, including supporting respiratory health, aiding digestion, and combating stress. I shared some tips for growing these herbs and suggest ways to source quality seeds and starts.  If you want to dive deeper, join us for an upcoming Medicinal Herb Garden Planning Party inside the Apothecary Momma Community. You can join us here:  https://www.th ..read more
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Birthing New Beginnings & Communities w/ Jacquelyn Clemmons
The Herbalist's Path
by Mel Mutterspaugh
4M ago
Jacqueline Clemmons graces us with her wisdom on postpartum healing, doula work, and nurturing maternal health have profoundly moved many. Jacqueline shares her journey from supporting births organically at a young age to becoming a professional doula and founding the Okionu Birth Foundation. She discusses the significance of holistic support for both families and birth workers, emphasizing the importance of addressing mental health, community support, and physical needs post-birth. Jacqueline shares insights on the transformative power of community, the importance of holistic healing. Jacquel ..read more
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A Natural Healthcare Approach with The Holistic Pharmacist Dr. Katie Wood
The Herbalist's Path
by Mel Mutterspaugh
4M ago
Meet  Dr. Katie Wood, a holistic pharmacist, who shares her personal journey from traditional pharmacy to holistic health and her dedication to helping women on their fertility journey. She discusses the profound effects of lifestyle habits and diet, including a reduction of sugar and endocrine disruptors, on overall health and fertility. Dr. Wood emphasizes the crucial role of self-education in maintaining family health and avoiding reliance on potentially harmful pharmaceuticals. She also shares her tips on gradually implementing healthier lifestyle options into daily routines and gives ..read more
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The Holistically Healthy Family: Natural Remedies for Wellness
The Herbalist's Path
by Mel Mutterspaugh
4M ago
Ready to dive into a holistic approach to health and wellness? Well, you're in the right place! Join me as we explore the incredible world of herbs and natural strategies for feeling your best. Here’s the shocking truth for some – herbs aren't magic pills. But boy, can they be powerful allies on our wellness journey! I'm all about breaking down the misconception of quick fixes and instead, embracing a holistic view of health. That means we're digging into everything – from what we eat and how we move, to managing stress and nurturing our mental well-being. So, if you’re ready to take a more na ..read more
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