How to Learn the Unwritten Herbs

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?
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Finding Replacements for Endangered Plants

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

Using Herbs to Heal the Mind

A number of medicinal plants directly influence our nervous system and can have an influence on healing our mind and our psychological state.

Using Comfrey Safely

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.

Determining Interchangeable Species

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.

The Role of Alcohol in Herbalism

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

The Benefits and Dangers of Bitters

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

Allergies and Asthma

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