Entries by John Gallagher

HerbMentor Radio: Mimi Prunella Hernandez, Kitchen Herbalism

The phrase “food is medicine” gets casually tossed around a lot these days, but herbalist Mimi Prunella Hernandez really lives by this principle. Mimi draws on the influence of her Granny healers and her background in biochemistry to weave herbs into her everyday life. She works with the herbs that grow all around her — including sunflowers and prickly pear cactus — to make vinegars, honey, wine, tea, and even frosting. Listen as Mimi shares her simple tips for bringing common herbs into your own kitchen…

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What You Need to Know about Herbal Energetics and Fevers

jim mcdonald joins HerbMentor Radio for a special episode on herbal energetics and fevers. What is a fever, why do they happen, and what are the popular myths? You’ll also learn about diaphoretics, which are herbs that direct circulation, open pores, ventilate the body, and allow perspiration. Discover the difference between stimulating and relaxing diaphoretics. jim also shares detailed…