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Curious about the healing nature of plants? You're in the right place. I’m Rosalee de la Forêt and I'm passionate about helping people discover the world of herbalism and natural health.

On this podcast, we explore the many ways plants heal, as food, as medicine, and through nature connection. Each week, I focus on a single seasonal plant and share trusted herbal knowledge so that you can get the best results when using herbs for your health.

My goal is that you’ll walk away from each episode feeling empowered, knowledgeable, and inspired to start working with herbs in your everyday life.

Sometimes you’ll sit down with just me and other times I may have special guests join the conversation. We’ll hear what their favorite herb and recipe is for the season.

All you have to do right now is make sure you’re subscribed to this podcast in your favorite podcast player so you don’t miss a thing.

Herbs with Rosalee Rosalee de la Forêt

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 54 Ratings

Curious about the healing nature of plants? You're in the right place. I’m Rosalee de la Forêt and I'm passionate about helping people discover the world of herbalism and natural health.

On this podcast, we explore the many ways plants heal, as food, as medicine, and through nature connection. Each week, I focus on a single seasonal plant and share trusted herbal knowledge so that you can get the best results when using herbs for your health.

My goal is that you’ll walk away from each episode feeling empowered, knowledgeable, and inspired to start working with herbs in your everyday life.

Sometimes you’ll sit down with just me and other times I may have special guests join the conversation. We’ll hear what their favorite herb and recipe is for the season.

All you have to do right now is make sure you’re subscribed to this podcast in your favorite podcast player so you don’t miss a thing.

    Stinging Nettle with David Winston + Green Powder Spice Blend

    Stinging Nettle with David Winston + Green Powder Spice Blend

    You have a real treat in store with today’s episode, all about the many gifts of stinging nettle (Urtica dioica). My guest, renowned herbalist David Winston, shares multiple stories about the rich herbal medicine of nettle leaf, nettle root, and nettle seed, gleaned from his decades of clinical practice. 
    David shares so many pearls of wisdom about stinging nettle, herbs, and herbalism during our  conversation that I think you’ll agree I made the right choice in letting the interview meander longer than usual.
    As a listener, you’ll also receive access to David’s recipe for Green Powder Spice Blend. This nutrient-dense blend is delicious sprinkled on eggs, cooked grains, soups, stews, salads, cooked greens, and other savory dishes.
    By the end of this episode, you’ll know:
    ► What are the benefits and applications of nettle leaf, nettle root, and nettle seeds?
    ► Is there any real hope for remineralizing bones weakened by osteoporosis?
    ► How herbalism and Western medicine beautifully shore up one another’s weak spots
    ► Why it’s so important to treat the person rather than the disease
    ► Why do so many herbal traditions emphasize complex formulations?
    ► What is David’s advice for aspiring herbalists?
    Here is one of my favorite takeaways from our conversation: 
    “Opening your mind to listen…I’m a big fan of research and science and looking at the old literature and clinical experience, but never downplay the importance of learning to listen to the plants.”
    For those of you who don’t already know David, he’s an Herbalist and Ethnobotanist with 54 years of training in Chinese, Western/Eclectic and Southeastern herbal traditions.  He has been in clinical practice for 47 years and is an herbal consultant to physicians, herbalists and researchers throughout the USA, Europe and Canada.  David is the founder/director of the Herbal Therapeutics Research Library and the dean of David Winston’s Center for Herbal Studies, a two-year training program in clinical herbal medicine. He is an internationally known lecturer and frequently teaches at medical schools, professional symposia and herb conferences.  He is the president of Herbalist & Alchemist, Inc. a manufacturer that produces herbal products that blend the art and science of the world’s great herbal traditions.
    In addition, David is a founding/professional member of the American Herbalist Guild, and he is on the American Botanical Council and the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia Advisory Boards.
    He’s the author of many books including the co-author of Adaptogens: Herbs for Strength, Stamina and Stress Relief. 
    David has taught thousands of herbalists around the world and is the recipient of many notable and prestigious awards and fellowships.
    If you’d like to hear more from David, which I highly recommend, then head to the show notes where you can get easy links for his websites and social media. You can also find David's recipe as well as the transcript for this episode in the show notes.
    I’m beyond delighted to share our conversation with you today!
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    Get full show notes and more information at: herbswithrosaleepodcast.com
    For more behind-the-scenes of this podcast, follow @rosaleedelaforet on Instagram!
    The secret to using herbs successfully begins with knowing who YOU are. Get started by taking my free Herbal Jumpstart course when you sign up for my newsletter.
    If you enjoy the Herbs with Rosalee podcast, we could use your support! Please consider leaving a 5-star rating and review and...

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Propolis with Benjamin Pixie + Propolis Tincture Recipe

    Propolis with Benjamin Pixie + Propolis Tincture Recipe

    In this episode, we look to the medicines that bees make with plants. Propolis is a medicinal resin made by bees which can be sustainably harvested to use as medicine. Benjamin Pixie is an herbalist, mead maker and bee keeper who has lots to share about plants, the wisdom of bees, and making medicines from the gifts of the hive. 
    Benjamin also shares a recipe and important tips for making your own propolis tincture, including the best alcohol to use and tips for finding propolis. 
    By the end of this episode, you’ll know:
    ► Why bees are the original herbalists
    ► What is propolis and many amazing health benefits
    ► How best to work with propolis as medicine
    ► How to support the bees
    For those of you not familiar with Benjamin, he has been a treatment free, bee centric sustainable beekeeper since 2007.  He is mead maker at Pixie Mead, and Distiller of honey spirits at Spirit of the Hive.  He is a founding member of the Skalitude Pollinator Sanctuary and the Skalitude Community.
    If you’d like to hear more from Benjamin, which I highly recommend, then head to the show notes where you can get easy links for his websites and social media. You can also find Benjamin's recipe as well as the transcript for this episode in the show notes.
    I’m so happy to share our conversation with you today!
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    Get full show notes and more information at: herbswithrosaleepodcast.com
    For more behind-the-scenes of this podcast, follow @rosaleedelaforet on Instagram!
    The secret to using herbs successfully begins with knowing who YOU are. Get started by taking my free Herbal Jumpstart course when you sign up for my newsletter.
    If you enjoy the Herbs with Rosalee podcast, we could use your support! Please consider leaving a 5-star rating and review and sharing the show with someone who needs to hear it!
    On the podcast, we explore the many ways plants heal, as food, as medicine, and through nature connection. Each week, I focus on a single seasonal plant and share trusted herbal knowledge so that you can get the best results when using herbs for your health.
    Learn more about Herbs with Rosalee at herbswithrosalee.com.
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    Rosalee is an herbalist and author of the bestselling book Alchemy of Herbs: Transform Everyday Ingredients Into Foods & Remedies That Heal and co-author of the bestselling book Wild Remedies: How to Forage Healing Foods and Craft Your Own Herbal Medicine. She's a registered herbalist with the American Herbalist Guild and teaches many popular online courses. Read about how Rosalee went from having a terminal illness to being a bestselling author in her full story here. 

    • 46 min
    How to Get Started with Herbs

    How to Get Started with Herbs

    ►►► To enroll in Rooted Medicine Circle (through Jan 25, 2023 – but after that, you can add yourself to the waitlist for 2024): https://www.rootedmedicinecircle.com/
    One of the most common questions I get is, “How do I get started with herbs?”  
    In this episode, I share three tips to help you on the road toward a deep, working knowledge of herbs and herbal medicine.
    After listening in, you’ll know:
    ► Why are plants your best teachers – and how can you learn from them?
    ► Why it’s better to learn a few herbs really well than to learn a multitude of herbs on a surface level
    ► Why community is an important ingredient in learning about herbs
    Show snippet: 
    “Escape simple, passive learning and really embrace hands-on learning wherever possible.”
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    Get full show notes and more information at: herbswithrosaleepodcast.com
    For more behind-the-scenes of this podcast, follow @rosaleedelaforet on Instagram!
    The secret to using herbs successfully begins with knowing who YOU are. Get started by taking my free Herbal Jumpstart course when you sign up for my newsletter.
    If you enjoy the Herbs with Rosalee podcast, we could use your support! Please consider leaving a 5-star rating and review and sharing the show with someone who needs to hear it!
    On the podcast, we explore the many ways plants heal, as food, as medicine, and through nature connection. Each week, I focus on a single seasonal plant and share trusted herbal knowledge so that you can get the best results when using herbs for your health.
    Learn more about Herbs with Rosalee at herbswithrosalee.com.
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    Rosalee is an herbalist and author of the bestselling book Alchemy of Herbs: Transform Everyday Ingredients Into Foods & Remedies That Heal and co-author of the bestselling book Wild Remedies: How to Forage Healing Foods and Craft Your Own Herbal Medicine. She's a registered herbalist with the American Herbalist Guild and teaches many popular online courses. Read about how Rosalee went from having a terminal illness to being a bestselling author in her full story here. 

    • 13 min
    Citrus with Emily Han + Citrus Honey Tea Recipe

    Citrus with Emily Han + Citrus Honey Tea Recipe

    ►►► Get started making herbal medicines with our Rooted Medicine Circle Mini Course happening January 17th-25th. Register for free here: www.herbalminicourse.com
    Citrus may be more commonly thought of as a food than as an herb, but from peel to pulp to seeds, citrus bursts with powerful gifts. Whether you’re looking for a tasty way to enhance digestion, soothe a sore throat, or just enjoy a delicious drink, we’ve got you covered in this episode with Emily Han. (And those are just a few of the ways Emily shares to work with citrus!)
    You’ll also receive access to Emily’s wonderful Citrus Honey Tea recipe. This easy-to-make recipe stays fresh for up to a year in the refrigerator. It’s a wonderful way to enjoy the gifts of citrus months after prime citrus season is past…or any time you’re in the mood for a yummy hot or cold drink.
    By the end of this episode, you’ll know:
    ► Are there any safety concerns when selecting your citrus?
    ► Does it matter what citrus species you work with?
    ► How can citrus help with digestion?
    ► How can you grow your own citrus if you live in a cold climate?
    Here is one of my favorite takeaways from our conversation: 
    “Slow down to spend time just being with plants and there's so much that you can learn that can then inform your herbal medicine making and your herbal practice, as well.”
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    Get full show notes and more information at: herbswithrosaleepodcast.com
    For more behind-the-scenes of this podcast, follow @rosaleedelaforet on Instagram!
    The secret to using herbs successfully begins with knowing who YOU are. Get started by taking my free Herbal Jumpstart course when you sign up for my newsletter.
    If you enjoy the Herbs with Rosalee podcast, we could use your support! Please consider leaving a 5-star rating and review and sharing the show with someone who needs to hear it!
    On the podcast, we explore the many ways plants heal, as food, as medicine, and through nature connection. Each week, I focus on a single seasonal plant and share trusted herbal knowledge so that you can get the best results when using herbs for your health.
    Learn more about Herbs with Rosalee at herbswithrosalee.com.
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    Rosalee is an herbalist and author of the bestselling book Alchemy of Herbs: Transform Everyday Ingredients Into Foods & Remedies That Heal and co-author of the bestselling book Wild Remedies: How to Forage Healing Foods and Craft Your Own Herbal Medicine. She's a registered herbalist with the American Herbalist Guild and teaches many popular online courses. Read about how Rosalee went from having a terminal illness to being a bestselling author in her full story here. 

    • 36 min
    Astragalus Health Benefits + Astragalus Tea Recipe

    Astragalus Health Benefits + Astragalus Tea Recipe

    Would you like an ally that can help to increase your energy naturally while dynamically supporting your immune system? If that’s you, then you’ll love this episode on Astragalus benefits! 
    Astragalus membranaceus, also known as Astragalus propinquus, is filled with so many powerful gifts. This is a plant I would never want to be without, especially during the winter months.
    After listening in, you’ll know:
    ► What is the best way to improve immune system function?
    ► Does it matter what species of astragalus you consume?
    ► Is there anyone who should not work with astragalus?
    ► What is an effective dosage for the best astragalus benefits? 
    Show snippet: 
    “Sometimes astragalus is referred to as an immune system booster, but what it actually does is much more complicated and dynamic than that!”
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    Get full show notes and more information at: herbswithrosaleepodcast.com
    For more behind-the-scenes of this podcast, follow @rosaleedelaforet on Instagram!
    The secret to using herbs successfully begins with knowing who YOU are. Get started by taking my free Herbal Jumpstart course when you sign up for my newsletter.
    If you enjoy the Herbs with Rosalee podcast, we could use your support! Please consider leaving a 5-star rating and review and sharing the show with someone who needs to hear it!
    On the podcast, we explore the many ways plants heal, as food, as medicine, and through nature connection. Each week, I focus on a single seasonal plant and share trusted herbal knowledge so that you can get the best results when using herbs for your health.
    Learn more about Herbs with Rosalee at herbswithrosalee.com.
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    Rosalee is an herbalist and author of the bestselling book Alchemy of Herbs: Transform Everyday Ingredients Into Foods & Remedies That Heal and co-author of the bestselling book Wild Remedies: How to Forage Healing Foods and Craft Your Own Herbal Medicine. She's a registered herbalist with the American Herbalist Guild and teaches many popular online courses. Read about how Rosalee went from having a terminal illness to being a bestselling author in her full story here. 

    • 23 min
    Behind the Scenes at the Herbs with Rosalee Podcast

    Behind the Scenes at the Herbs with Rosalee Podcast

    Ever wonder what it takes to run a podcast? In this episode, I share a behind the scenes view of the Herbs with Rosalee podcast. The beginning of the year seems like a good time not only to look back but also to share my wins, challenges, and ideas for the future with you. 
    YOU are very much why I produce the podcast. I really couldn’t do this without you! I hope you’ll find this glimpse backstage interesting, whether you’ve been listening to the show from day one or if you’re brand new. 
    After listening in, you’ll know:
    ► Why I started a podcast and YouTube channel
    ► How many people does it take to create an episode?
    ► My biggest challenges running the show.
    ► My favorite part of the podcast
    Show snippet: 
    “It’s your enthusiasm, reviews, and comments that keep this show going!”
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    Get full show notes and more information at: herbswithrosaleepodcast.com
    For more behind-the-scenes of this podcast, follow @rosaleedelaforet on Instagram!
    The secret to using herbs successfully begins with knowing who YOU are. Get started by taking my free Herbal Jumpstart course when you sign up for my newsletter.
    If you're ready to take your herbal knowledge to the next level, check out Rooted Medicine Circle.
    If you enjoy the Herbs with Rosalee podcast, we could use your support! Please consider leaving a 5-star rating and review and sharing the show with someone who needs to hear it!
    On the podcast, we explore the many ways plants heal, as food, as medicine, and through nature connection. Each week, I focus on a single seasonal plant and share trusted herbal knowledge so that you can get the best results when using herbs for your health.
    Learn more about Herbs with Rosalee at herbswithrosalee.com.
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    Rosalee is an herbalist and author of the bestselling book Alchemy of Herbs: Transform Everyday Ingredients Into Foods & Remedies That Heal and co-author of the bestselling book Wild Remedies: How to Forage Healing Foods and Craft Your Own Herbal Medicine. She's a registered herbalist with the American Herbalist Guild and teaches many popular online courses. Read about how Rosalee went from having a terminal illness to being a bestselling author in her full story here. 

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
54 Ratings

54 Ratings

Killa Qolque/Silver Moon ,

Thank-you for this podcast!

Really, really love this podcast.
As an herbalism student, I really appreciate the wisdom from experience that Rosalie provides.

LSBW13 ,

Very useful

I have appreciated learning about herbs and how to use many of them from Rosalee’s website. I am thrilled to be able to listen and learn while driving, folding laundry, cooking, cleaning, gardening, walking, etc.!!

Health Coach Sheila ,

Relatable

Big fan and so happy for your podcast. I appreciate how you have a relationship with the herbs and that ripples into a relatable experience for your listener. Bravo!
Sheila (enJOY Wellness)

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