Willow Bark vs. Aspirin

It's common these days for folks to think about Willow as an alternative to aspirin. Many people know that Willow bark also contains salicylic acid, which is the main compound

Herbal Support for ADD and ADHD

   How can herbalists use plant medicine to support children who have, in conventional medicine, been diagnosed with ADD or ADHD? Unfortunately, there can be some detrimental effects, not only from the

Eating for Your Constitution

        As Ayurveda has become popular, interest in eating according to your constitutional type has grown. Over the last few years we've seen this dynamic of eating and tailoring your diet

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?

Truly Ethical Wildcrafting: Creating Reciprocity & Relationship with Wild Plants & Places

On this week’s episode of The Plant Path, Whitney is joined by herbalist Rosalee de la Forêt. They have a discussion around wildcrafting practices; how to build relationships with the plants that grow around you by learning how to honorably harvest, tend, and care for land in your bioregion; how to work with the wild plants around you for food, medicine, and healing; and much more.

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.

How Herbalists Can Change With The Times

https://youtu.be/BSWXMa3g6K8 I want to talk about the state of the world right now how everything seems to be turning upside down. Everything is changing very rapidly in terms of the picture

Herbs for the Emotional Heart

https://youtu.be/y27kyJV6Fv0 During this week's evolutionary herbalism student Q&A session we had a great question about two remedies for addressing the heart in ways that we don't tend to think of when