We chatted with Nathan Wright the day after he returned from an epic chaga foraging adventure that almost left him lost at night in the Michigan wilderness. Listen as Nathan weaves this riveting story in with his environmental activism work and herbal wisdom.
About the Author - John Gallagher
John Gallagher is co-founder and co-CEO of LearningHerbs. He created HerbMentor, the Herbal Remedy Kit and has produced all of the learning experiences that we offer. Besides being a dad to two grown kids, John has been a five-element acupuncturist, as well as co-founder of a wilderness school and a theater company.
Entries by John Gallagher
Astrology has exploded in popularity in recent years. What does this have to do with herbalism? Well, understanding astrology can help you become a better herbalist. Herbalist and astrologer Sajah Popham is here to teach us how understanding astrology and spagyrics can take our herbal practice to the next level.
Whether you already grow lots of herbs or are itching to start an herb garden, Elise and Jeff Higley of Oshala Farm are here to help. Together they draw on years of experience as herbalists and farmers to offer simple steps for growing herbs, scaling up to a commercial herb farm, and running a profitable herbal business.
Plantain is is a common plant and a natural bee sting remedy. Enjoy this free bee sting and wasp sting home remedy anywhere.
Whether you’re an adventurous wildcrafter or an herbalist who always sticks to the trail, knowing key survival skills is an essential part of your herbal toolkit. Listen as expert Jason Knight teaches us these key survival skills and shares all about common mistakes to avoid.
Chanchal Cabrera has drawn on over 35 years of clinical experience and her expertise in holistic oncology to write her new book Holistic Cancer Care: An Herbal Approach to Preventing Cancer, Helping Patients Thrive during Treatment, and Minimizing the Risk of Recurrence. In this episode she shares about her #1 herb for cancer prevention, lifestyle recommendations for cancer prevention and during treatment, herbs for stress management, and more.
Nadine Joseph used to work as a chronically stressed neuroscience researcher. Faced with intense burnout, she turned to herbs and fell in love with adaptogens. Now she runs a successful herbal products company with national distribution. Listen as Nadine shares her journey and how you can take your own herbal business to the next level…
In this episode of HerbMentor Radio we remember that story is medicine as Shereel Washington shares her wisdom on Black North American Herbalism. Shereel also dives into Black North American Herbalism recipes and shares stories about her experience with herbs like asafoetida and feverfew.
When dealing with a minor burn, potatoes and honey can offer support. Here’s how to easily use these two foods topically on a minor burn.
Nada Beydoun and Fatima Matar remind us that herbalism isn’t just about the plants — it’s also about the pollinators. As stewards of milkweed for endangered monarch butterflies, they dive into just how important it is to support both our plant and pollinator friends.