HerbMentor Radio: Shereel Washington, On Black North American Herbalism Recipes & Story Medicine

Early in this episode Shereel Washington invites us to unpack the term “Western Herbalism” and to honor the immense influence that Black, Indigenous, and People of Color have had on herbalism on this continent. Shereel then goes on to share her research and experience with Black North American Herbalism while diving into traditional herbalism recipes and stories.

Shereel also shares with HerbMentor Radio listeners…

  • Traditional uses and stories of asafoetida
  • Why molasses is a powerful medicine
  • The key difference between cultural appropriation and cultural appreciation
  • And so much more!

Shereel Washington graduated from the California School of Herbal Studies Community Herbalist Program in Clinical Herbalism, and she has completed over 1200 hours of herbal craft making training. She is an instructor in Scarlet Sage’s Community Herbalist Program & in the Land of Verse Apprentice Herbal Certification Program, as well as in herbal classes and intensives at the Northern California Women’s Herbal Symposium in Mendocino. Shereel also teaches dance and qi gong at the Deep Root Center for Spiritual Studies MOVE: Spirit & Rhythm Dance Program in Oakland, CA.

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