HerbMentor Radio: Christa Sinadinos, Bridging the Gap Between Culinary & Medicinal Herbs

Christa Sinadinos is the author of The Essential Guide to Western Botanical Medicine, and is the founder and director of the Northwest School for Botanical Studies in Fieldbrook, California, where she has trained hundreds of students. She has more than 25 years of experience as a clinician, teacher, gardener, and medicine maker.

In this episode of HerbMentor Radio we have one of those aha moments with Christa. We were chatting about herbal garnishes like parsley, and Christa said…

When we think about any of the herbs that people use to decorate the plate, they often are good for digestion.

Then we started to rack our brains thinking about all of the the herbal garnishes we’ve ever seen: mint, lemon, parsley — all herbs that promote healthy digestion! These herbal garnishes have been passed down for generations as a simple kitchen herbalism remedy for digestive health, but we never thought about garnishes this way until chatting with Christa.

And that’s what we love about HerbMentor Radio: no matter how much we know about herbalism, every month we learn something new from our expert guests.

In addition to totally blowing our minds about garnishes, Christa shares…

  • How to identify angelica and the many uses of this whimsical plant
  • The surprising health benefits of parsley
  • Her #1 herbal condiment, which just so happens to be an immune-boosting-and-digestive-supporting powerhouse
  • How she wrote our favorite herb book
  • And so much more!
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  1. This is a wonderful podcast with Christa

    • Hi Sonya, I am so glad you enjoyed the podcast! Have a wonderful day!

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