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…
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.
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Tasha and Devon Greenwood are the founders of MXED GREENS, an herb shop that uplifts queer community and prioritizes accessibility through a sliding scale model. In this episode we discuss queer and trans inclusive healthcare, key advise for new business owners, how to work with seaweeds, and more.
When you start studying herbs it can feel like you need to find the best herb school, the best herb books, and the best way to study herbs. But after studying and teaching herbalism for the last few decades, jim mcdonald can definitively say that there’s no one “right way” to learn about herbs. Here’s what to do instead…
Want to create an herb garden but don’t know how to start? Juliet Blankespoor draws on her decades of experience as an herbalist and gardener to help you start an herb garden the simple way.
Abi Huff is an ever-evolving community and clinical herbalist, educator, medicine maker, intuitive life strategist, healing justice organizer, and overall plant nerd. We discuss ancestral herbalism, being a politicized herbalist, food as medicine, and herbs for the nervous system.
CoreyPine Shane is a Holistic Clinical Herbalist who founded the Blue Ridge School of Herbal Medicine. He is the author of Southeast Medicinal Plants: 106 Wild Herbs for Health and Wellness.
Jocelyn Boreta is an herbalist and co-founder of the Botanical Bus, a bilingual mobile herb clinic serving Latinx and Indigenous farm workers in Sonoma County.
In this episode of HerbMentor Radio, Rosemary Gladstar shares the importance of wild greens, both nutritionally and energetically.
Drinking this delicious astragalus chai is a wonderful way to support your immune system. This video will teach you all about astragalus and how to make this wonderful tea. Click here to download this PDF from the Alchemy of Herbs book. It contains the Astragalus chapter of our new book, which includes this recipe.
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…