Entries by John Gallagher

HerbMentor Radio: Rosemary Gladstar & Susan Leopold, Come for the Plants, Stay for the Party

Come for the plants, stay for the party — this is the slogan for the International Herb Symposium, and organizers Rosemary Gladstar and Susan Leopold certainly brought the party to HerbMentor Radio. In this episode, they answer questions like “How do I find my herbal community?” and “What does every beginning herbalist need to know about the plants?”

HerbMentor Radio: Dr. Keren Dolan,
Functional Nutrition Meets Herbalism

From falling in love with essential oils at the mall as a teenager to studying probiotic strains as a Functional Nutritionist, Dr. Keren Dolan’s holistic herbal path weaves the joy, community care, and science of herbalism all into one. In this episode Dr. Dolan draws on her Functional approach to answer questions like “How do probiotics work?” and “What exactly is an essential oil?”

HerbMentor Radio: Corinna Wood,
Transforming Fall Roots into Healing Remedies 

Most people think of poke and burdock as pesky weeds, but herbalists like Corinna Wood know that these prolific plants are full of healing gifts. Corinna shares how we can create home remedies with these herbs that will nourish our bodies this fall and beyond. Listen as she draws on her years of experience as an educator and herbalist to share the key to seasonal self-care.

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…