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The Plant Path is a window into the world of the herbal medicine. With perspectives gleaned from traditional western herbalism, Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine, Alchemy, Medical Astrology, and traditional cultures from around the world, The Plant Path provides unique insights, skills and strategies for the practice of true holistic herbalism. From clinical to spiritual perspectives, we don't just focus on what herbs are "good for," but rather who they are as intelligent beings, and how we can work with them to heal and consciously evolve.

The Plant Path with Sajah & Whitney Popham, founders of The School of Evolutionary Herbalism. Herbalist, Spagyricist, Medical Astrologer

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.7 • 46 Ratings

The Plant Path is a window into the world of the herbal medicine. With perspectives gleaned from traditional western herbalism, Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine, Alchemy, Medical Astrology, and traditional cultures from around the world, The Plant Path provides unique insights, skills and strategies for the practice of true holistic herbalism. From clinical to spiritual perspectives, we don't just focus on what herbs are "good for," but rather who they are as intelligent beings, and how we can work with them to heal and consciously evolve.

    Party of One? Herbs for Social Anxiety

    Party of One? Herbs for Social Anxiety

    Although everyone experiences social anxiety differently, the symptoms of discomfort are often the same; an increased sense of tension, nervousness, and distress when in social atmospheres. 
    Herbalism can be used before, during, and after occasions to ameliorate the uncomfortable emotional and physical symptoms that result from social anxiety. 
    By learning about the herbs that assist with social anxiety along with their specific indications, you can identify the remedy that will be most beneficial to you. 
    In today’s episode, you’ll learn about:
    The different sources that fuel social anxiety Herbal remedies and their specific indications  Using herbs to manage the physical effects of social anxiety  The importance of using diet to nourish your nervous system Methods to alleviate social anxiety beyond herbalism ————————————
    CONNECT WITH SAJAH AND WHITNEY
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    To get free in-depth mini-courses and videos, visit our blog at: 
    http://www.evolutionaryherbalism.com
    Get daily inspiration and plant wisdom on our Facebook and Instagram channels:
    http://www.facebook.com/EvolutionaryHerbalism
    https://www.instagram.com/evolutionary_herbalism/
    Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyP63opAmcpIAQg1M9ShNSQ
    Get a free 5-week course when you buy a copy of the book, Evolutionary Herbalism:
    https://www.evolutionaryherbalism.com/evolutionary-herbalism-book/
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    ABOUT THE PLANT PATH
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    The Plant Path is a window into the world of herbal medicine. With perspectives gleaned from traditional Western herbalism, Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine, Alchemy, Medical Astrology, and traditional cultures from around the world, The Plant Path provides unique insights, skills and strategies for the practice of true holistic herbalism. From clinical to spiritual perspectives, we don't just focus on what herbs are "good for," but rather who they are as intelligent beings, and how we can work with them to heal us physically and consciously evolve.
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    ABOUT SAJAH
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    Sajah Popham is the author of Evolutionary Herbalism and the founder of the School of Evolutionary Herbalism, where he trains herbalists in a holistic system of plant medicine that encompasses clinical Western herbalism, medical astrology, Ayurveda, and spagyric alchemy.
    His mission is to develop a comprehensive approach that balances the science and spirituality of plant medicine, focusing on using plants to heal and rejuvenate the body, clarify the mind, open the heart, and support the development of the soul. This is only achieved through understanding and working with the chemical, energetic, and spiritual properties of the plants. His teachings embody a heartfelt respect, honor and reverence for the vast intelligence of plants in a way that empowers us to look deeper into the nature of our medicines and ourselves.
    He lives on a homestead in the foothills of Mt. Baker Washington with his wife Whitney where he teaches, consults clients, and prepares spagyric herbal medicines. 
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    If you’d like to interview Sajah or Whitney to be on your podcast, click here to fill out an interview request form.

    • 16 min
    The Ultimate Gift Guide for Herbalists

    The Ultimate Gift Guide for Herbalists

    With the holiday season approaching, many of you are wondering which gifts would be suitable for an herbalist. Whether you’re unfamiliar with the field or have been practicing for years, we’ve compiled a helpful list of items you can use as a guide for finding the perfect gift for the lucky herbalist in your life.
    In today’s blog episode, we list
    Medicine making essentials Wildcrafting tools that make harvesting and cultivation work a breeze Processing tools to help you produce potent herbal medicine Some of our favorite resources for ordering quality bulk herbs and seeds A series of must-read books ————————————
    CONNECT WITH SAJAH AND WHITNEY
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    To get free in depth mini-courses and videos, visit our blog at: 
    http://www.evolutionaryherbalism.com
    Get daily inspiration and plant wisdom on our Facebook and Instagram channels:
    http://www.facebook.com/EvolutionaryHerbalism
    https://www.instagram.com/evolutionary_herbalism/
    Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyP63opAmcpIAQg1M9ShNSQ
    Get a free 5-week course when you buy a copy of the book, Evolutionary Herbalism:
    https://www.evolutionaryherbalism.com/evolutionary-herbalism-book/
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    ABOUT THE PLANT PATH
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    The Plant Path is a window into the world of herbal medicine. With perspectives gleaned from traditional Western herbalism, Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine, Alchemy, Medical Astrology, and traditional cultures from around the world, The Plant Path provides unique insights, skills and strategies for the practice of true holistic herbalism. From clinical to spiritual perspectives, we don't just focus on what herbs are "good for," but rather who they are as intelligent beings, and how we can work with them to heal us physically and consciously evolve.
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    ABOUT SAJAH
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    Sajah Popham is the author of Evolutionary Herbalism and the founder of the School of Evolutionary Herbalism, where he trains herbalists in a holistic system of plant medicine that encompasses clinical Western herbalism, medical astrology, Ayurveda, and spagyric alchemy.
    His mission is to develop a comprehensive approach that balances the science and spirituality of plant medicine, focusing on using plants to heal and rejuvenate the body, clarify the mind, open the heart, and support the development of the soul. This is only achieved through understanding and working with the chemical, energetic, and spiritual properties of the plants. His teachings embody a heartfelt respect, honor and reverence for the vast intelligence of plants in a way that empowers us to look deeper into the nature of our medicines and ourselves.
    He lives on a homestead in the foothills of Mt. Baker Washington with his wife Whitney where he teaches, consults clients, and prepares spagyric herbal medicines. 
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    WANT TO FEATURE US ON YOUR PODCAST?
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    If you’d like to interview Sajah or Whitney to be on your podcast, click here to fill out an interview request form.

    • 14 min
    Herbal Remedies for the Irritable Mind

    Herbal Remedies for the Irritable Mind

    In herbalism, frequent irritability is an emotional state associated with the liver and an imbalance of excess heat. 
    By practicing inquiry, exercising healthy lifestyle habits, and taking herbs that cool, restore, and nourish the nervous system, you can diffuse the pattern of irritability and develop a newfound sense of calm and relaxation in your life. 
    In today’s blog episode, you’ll learn:
    About how the stress response works and its relation to the HPA-axis  How to use herbs to regulate the HPA-axis  Specific herbs that assist in lowering irritability and their unique indications Whether tinctures or capsules make a better delivery method when taking herbs for irritability  Lifestyle factors that contribute to irritability  To see the full blog post, more free videos and training, head over to our blog at:
    https://www.evolutionaryherbalism.com/2021/11/17/herbal-remedies-for-the-irritable-mind/
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    CONNECT WITH SAJAH AND WHITNEY
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    To get free in depth mini-courses and videos, visit our blog at: 
    http://www.evolutionaryherbalism.com
     
    Get daily inspiration and plant wisdom on our Facebook and Instagram channels:
    http://www.facebook.com/EvolutionaryHerbalism
    https://www.instagram.com/evolutionary_herbalism/
     
    Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyP63opAmcpIAQg1M9ShNSQ
    Get a free 5-week course when you buy a copy of the book, Evolutionary Herbalism:
    https://www.evolutionaryherbalism.com/evolutionary-herbalism-book/
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    ABOUT THE PLANT PATH
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    The Plant Path is a window into the world of herbal medicine. With perspectives gleaned from traditional Western herbalism, Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine, Alchemy, Medical Astrology, and traditional cultures from around the world, The Plant Path provides unique insights, skills and strategies for the practice of true holistic herbalism. From clinical to spiritual perspectives, we don't just focus on what herbs are "good for," but rather who they are as intelligent beings, and how we can work with them to heal us physically and consciously evolve.
    ————————————
    ABOUT SAJAH
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    Sajah Popham is the author of Evolutionary Herbalism and the founder of the School of Evolutionary Herbalism, where he trains herbalists in a holistic system of plant medicine that encompasses clinical Western herbalism, medical astrology, Ayurveda, and spagyric alchemy.
    His mission is to develop a comprehensive approach that balances the science and spirituality of plant medicine, focusing on using plants to heal and rejuvenate the body, clarify the mind, open the heart, and support the development of the soul. This is only achieved through understanding and working with the chemical, energetic, and spiritual properties of the plants. His teachings embody a heartfelt respect, honor and reverence for the vast intelligence of plants in a way that empowers us to look deeper into the nature of our medicines and ourselves.
    He lives on a homestead in the foothills of Mt. Baker Washington with his wife Whitney where he teaches, consults clients, and prepares spagyric herbal medicines. 
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    WANT TO FEATURE US ON YOUR PODCAST?
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    If you’d like to interview Sajah or Whitney to be on your podcast, click here to fill out an interview request form.

    • 17 min
    Where to Begin with Making Spagyrics

    Where to Begin with Making Spagyrics

    When you’re studying alchemical herbalism, the first step towards making spagyric medicine is with making the seven basics. You can complete this process in two ways; by looking outside yourself for quick answers or by developing a relationship that requires time and patience. Although the first may be tempting, taking your time yields an unparalleled potency.
    In today’s blog post, you’ll learn:
    How to integrate your intellectual knowledge into actionable steps  What the “seven basics” are in the alchemical tradition  Why it’s worthwhile to skip shortcuts and take the long route when making spagyric medicine The importance of incorporating the mind, body, and spirit into producing spagyric medicine  ————————————
    CONNECT WITH SAJAH AND WHITNEY
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    To get free in depth mini-courses and videos, visit our blog at: 
    http://www.evolutionaryherbalism.com
     
    Get daily inspiration and plant wisdom on our Facebook and Instagram channels:
    http://www.facebook.com/EvolutionaryHerbalism
    https://www.instagram.com/evolutionary_herbalism/
     
    Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyP63opAmcpIAQg1M9ShNSQ
     
    Get a free 5-week course when you buy a copy of the book, Evolutionary Herbalism:
    https://www.evolutionaryherbalism.com/evolutionary-herbalism-book/
     
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    ABOUT THE PLANT PATH
    ————————————
    The Plant Path is a window into the world of herbal medicine. With perspectives gleaned from traditional Western herbalism, Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine, Alchemy, Medical Astrology, and traditional cultures from around the world, The Plant Path provides unique insights, skills and strategies for the practice of true holistic herbalism. From clinical to spiritual perspectives, we don't just focus on what herbs are "good for," but rather who they are as intelligent beings, and how we can work with them to heal us physically and consciously evolve.
     
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    ABOUT SAJAH
    ————————————
    Sajah Popham is the author of Evolutionary Herbalism and the founder of the School of Evolutionary Herbalism, where he trains herbalists in a holistic system of plant medicine that encompasses clinical Western herbalism, medical astrology, Ayurveda, and spagyric alchemy.
    His mission is to develop a comprehensive approach that balances the science and spirituality of plant medicine, focusing on using plants to heal and rejuvenate the body, clarify the mind, open the heart, and support the development of the soul. This is only achieved through understanding and working with the chemical, energetic, and spiritual properties of the plants. His teachings embody a heartfelt respect, honor and reverence for the vast intelligence of plants in a way that empowers us to look deeper into the nature of our medicines and ourselves.
    He lives on a homestead in the foothills of Mt. Baker Washington with his wife Whitney where he teaches, consults clients, and prepares spagyric herbal medicines. 
     
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    WANT TO FEATURE US ON YOUR PODCAST?
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    If you’d like to interview Sajah or Whitney to be on your podcast, click here to fill out an interview request form.

    • 25 min
    Cultural Differences in Medicine Making

    Cultural Differences in Medicine Making

    Herbal medicine is and has always been, the peoples’ medicine. 
    Just as there’s significant variation in the people and cultures that fill our world, there’s a myriad of medicine-making techniques that reflect these differences. 
    What are some traditional forms of medicine making and how do they compare to today’s more "scientific" approaches to herbal pharmacy? Furthermore, is there one that’s better than the rest?
    In today’s topic, we’ll be discussing: 
    How formulating herbal medicine is a practice as nuanced as the development of herbalism itself The ancient, modern, spiritual, and medical practices that all offer unique pathways to healing and their medicine making methodologies The pros and cons of taking a standardized approach to medicine-making versus taking a more personal approach  The unique aspects that each tradition specializes in  How to identify the best medicine making practice for yourself  ————————————
    CONNECT WITH SAJAH AND WHITNEY
    ————————————
    To get free in depth mini-courses and videos, visit our blog at: 
    http://www.evolutionaryherbalism.com
     
    Get daily inspiration and plant wisdom on our Facebook and Instagram channels:
    http://www.facebook.com/EvolutionaryHerbalism
    https://www.instagram.com/evolutionary_herbalism/
     
    Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyP63opAmcpIAQg1M9ShNSQ
     
    Get a free 5-week course when you buy a copy of the book, Evolutionary Herbalism:
    https://www.evolutionaryherbalism.com/evolutionary-herbalism-book/
     
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    ABOUT THE PLANT PATH
    ————————————
    The Plant Path is a window into the world of herbal medicine. With perspectives gleaned from traditional Western herbalism, Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine, Alchemy, Medical Astrology, and traditional cultures from around the world, The Plant Path provides unique insights, skills and strategies for the practice of true holistic herbalism. From clinical to spiritual perspectives, we don't just focus on what herbs are "good for," but rather who they are as intelligent beings, and how we can work with them to heal us physically and consciously evolve.
     
    ————————————
    ABOUT SAJAH
    ————————————
    Sajah Popham is the author of Evolutionary Herbalism and the founder of the School of Evolutionary Herbalism, where he trains herbalists in a holistic system of plant medicine that encompasses clinical Western herbalism, medical astrology, Ayurveda, and spagyric alchemy.
    His mission is to develop a comprehensive approach that balances the science and spirituality of plant medicine, focusing on using plants to heal and rejuvenate the body, clarify the mind, open the heart, and support the development of the soul. This is only achieved through understanding and working with the chemical, energetic, and spiritual properties of the plants. His teachings embody a heartfelt respect, honor and reverence for the vast intelligence of plants in a way that empowers us to look deeper into the nature of our medicines and ourselves.
    He lives on a homestead in the foothills of Mt. Baker Washington with his wife Whitney where he teaches, consults clients, and prepares spagyric herbal medicines. 
     
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    WANT TO FEATURE US ON YOUR PODCAST?
    ————————————
    If you’d like to interview Sajah or Whitney to be on your podcast, click here to fill out an interview request form.

    • 17 min
    The Herbal Detox Myth

    The Herbal Detox Myth

    Detoxification felt like a big fad for a while, where like everyone was cleansing and detoxing and trying to purge a lot of things that shouldn't be in the body out of the body. And they turn to herbal medicines in order to assist in that process. 
    While it’s great that folks are considering their health and wanting to make sure that their bodies are pure and clean and functioning properly, we do run into some issues with detoxification. So this is an important topic to discuss.
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    CONNECT WITH SAJAH AND WHITNEY
    ————————————
    To get free in depth mini-courses and videos, visit our blog at: 
    http://www.evolutionaryherbalism.com
     
    Get daily inspiration and plant wisdom on our Facebook and Instagram channels:
    http://www.facebook.com/EvolutionaryHerbalism
    https://www.instagram.com/evolutionary_herbalism/
     
    Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyP63opAmcpIAQg1M9ShNSQ
     
    Get a free 5-week course when you buy a copy of the book, Evolutionary Herbalism:
    https://www.evolutionaryherbalism.com/evolutionary-herbalism-book/
     
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    ABOUT THE PLANT PATH
    ————————————
    The Plant Path is a window into the world of herbal medicine. With perspectives gleaned from traditional Western herbalism, Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine, Alchemy, Medical Astrology, and traditional cultures from around the world, The Plant Path provides unique insights, skills and strategies for the practice of true holistic herbalism. From clinical to spiritual perspectives, we don't just focus on what herbs are "good for," but rather who they are as intelligent beings, and how we can work with them to heal us physically and consciously evolve.
     
    ————————————
    ABOUT SAJAH
    ————————————
    Sajah Popham is the author of Evolutionary Herbalism and the founder of the School of Evolutionary Herbalism, where he trains herbalists in a holistic system of plant medicine that encompasses clinical Western herbalism, medical astrology, Ayurveda, and spagyric alchemy.
    His mission is to develop a comprehensive approach that balances the science and spirituality of plant medicine, focusing on using plants to heal and rejuvenate the body, clarify the mind, open the heart, and support the development of the soul. This is only achieved through understanding and working with the chemical, energetic, and spiritual properties of the plants. His teachings embody a heartfelt respect, honor and reverence for the vast intelligence of plants in a way that empowers us to look deeper into the nature of our medicines and ourselves.
    He lives on a homestead in the foothills of Mt. Baker Washington with his wife Whitney where he teaches, consults clients, and prepares spagyric herbal medicines. 
     
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    WANT TO FEATURE US ON YOUR PODCAST?
    ————————————
    If you’d like to interview Sajah or Whitney to be on your podcast, click here to fill out an interview request form.

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

Valeriejulie ,

Best herbalism podcast!

I really enjoy listening to this podcast! It is super informative. And I also disagree with the comment that says Sajah is not a great speaker.

MDK42 ,

COVID?

You lost me. An herbalist who would actually get a test for COVID makes no sense to me.

steviewonderr ,

Spagyric Wisdom

I am so happy to have found this podcast! Sajah’s knowledge of herbalism and specifically Spagyrics is mind blowing. I completely disagree with the review who said Sajah is not a good speaker. I love the way he talks and have listened to him speak for many hours. He is a very wise and humble man. Much love my brother.

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