If you are studying Western herbalism, it's helpful to understand your plants in terms of their medicinal actions, their energetics, their organ system affinities, and so on. So where do you start? How do you figure that stuff out?
'De Herstellers' by Will Worthington Igniting the Light Within Stepping into some of the warmest and longest days of the year, we’re arriving now at the Summer Solstice marking the first days
https://youtu.be/IprjdyolDEI Ethical Herbalism I want to discuss a topic that feels pretty important as it often comes up in practice. I think it is essential for all herbalists to know what herbs
A number of medicinal plants directly influence our nervous system and can have an influence on healing our mind and our psychological state.
Comfrey is an important plant in traditional Western herbalism, as well as in modern herbalism, but there's a stigma around it too. People seem to be a bit scared of comfrey because of some research showing some of the constituents are potentially dangerous. But this is an herb that has been used in Western herbalism both topically and, yes—believe it or not—internally as well for a really long time. Few people talk about the possible internal usage of comfrey. But if you know more about its uses and characteristics, you can use it with greater confidence and competence.
Oftentimes with medicinal plants, there will be other species in a particular genus that can be used in the exact same way as the standardly accepted species that we typically use in herbal medicine.
https://youtu.be/b6QU2zBrBFg As herbalists, we tend to rely pretty heavily on alcohol as one of our main ways for extracting and preserving the medicinal properties of plants. Herbal tinctures are one of
Bitter herbs have been gaining a lot of popularity over the years within herbalism, and they're sometimes seen as a magical cure, especially for the digestive system. Some people say
https://youtu.be/uEuLd-AGap0 One of the biggest fears that we have as herbalists and as practitioners is that not only will our remedies potentially not work or heal the person that we're working
https://youtu.be/t26l8yrRz3c In this week's post, I wanted to share with you some of the overarching categories of herbal actions and energetics and properties that are used to treat upper respiratory allergies