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Ready to devour some inspiring herbal education? We're thrilled to share our very own podcast: Herbal Radio! This community resource is a collection of curated lectures from some of our generation's most esteemed herbalists. These informational talks are from our event, the Free Herbalism Project, audio extracted from our YouTube channel, and more.

Herbal Radio Mountain Rose Herbs

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.6 • 162 Ratings

Ready to devour some inspiring herbal education? We're thrilled to share our very own podcast: Herbal Radio! This community resource is a collection of curated lectures from some of our generation's most esteemed herbalists. These informational talks are from our event, the Free Herbalism Project, audio extracted from our YouTube channel, and more.

    Reclaiming Indigenous Medicines, with Dr. Gary Ferguson | Tea Talks with Jiling

    Reclaiming Indigenous Medicines, with Dr. Gary Ferguson | Tea Talks with Jiling

    Dr. Gary Ferguson serves as Faculty and Director of Outreach & Engagement at Washington State University’s Institute for Research and Education to Advance Community Health (IREACH). Dr. Ferguson is Aleut/ Unangax, and an enrolled member of the Qagan Tayagungin Tribe. Formally trained as a Naturopathic Physician, he is passionate about reclaiming the indigenous medicines of the First Peoples of Alaska, and supporting healthy communities with a population health approach. Dr. Ferguson regularly teaches about promoting Alaskan Plants as Food & Medicine, and is the co-creator of the Store Outside Your Door Initiative.
    In today’s interview, Jiling and Dr. Ferguson explore indigenous healing ways, culture as medicine, and reclaiming our connection with our first medicines. 
    Visit Dr. Gary Ferguson at DrGaryFerguson.com and Washington State University’s Memory and Brain Wellness Center. Read A Conversation with Dr. Gary Ferguson, IREACH Faculty and Director of Outreach & Engagement. 
    Listen to more talks with Dr. Gary Ferguson: Culture is Medicine, Cultural Humility in Practice, How to Make Salve from Traditional Unangax̂ Plants, and work with the Center for Native American Health Sciences Indigenous Clinical Simulation Space. 
    Jiling Lin is a Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac), herbalist, and yoga teacher in Ventura, CA. She helps athletes, artists and visionaries thrive with transformative acupuncture & herb treatments and innovative classes & retreats. Visit Jiling at JilingLin.com, Instagram @LinJiling and Facebook @JilingLAc. 
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    • 38 min
    Interviews on Herbal Radio | Featuring Susan Leopold, PhD

    Interviews on Herbal Radio | Featuring Susan Leopold, PhD

    Join us for the inaugural episode of Mountain Rose Herbs’ newest Herbal Radio podcast series – Interviews on Herbal Radio. Hosted by our very own Chief Marketing & Brand Officer, Thomas Dick. A behind-the-scenes tour-de-force, Thomas is stepping into the podcast studio, interviewing herbalists, scientists, and a plethora of passionate plant people to discover what lights their plant powered fire and how they arrived to where they are today.
    In this first episode, we had the honor of interviewing the Executive Director of United Plant Savers (UpS), Susan Leopold, PhD. Susan is a longtime friend of Mountain Rose Herbs, and it was an absolute honor to sit down with her (virtually) and conversate over the important plot points in her life that sparked her botanical passions. Learn about UpS’ history as well as past and upcoming projects and why Susan says, “herbs are the gateway drugs to activism”. Educational, inspiring, and thought-provoking, you are sure to learn something new and beautiful in this conversational podcast. We hope you enjoy!
    Purchase tickets and view films from the International Herb Symposium Film & Photography Festival here.
    Learn more about United Plant Savers.
    Learn more about the International Herb Symposium.
    Apply for Grants 4 Plants.
    Susan Leopold, PhD, is an ethnobotanist and passionate defender of biodiversity. Over the past 20 years, Susan has worked extensively with indigenous peoples in Peru and Costa Rica. She is the Executive Director of United Plant Savers and Director of the Sacred Seeds Project. Prior to working at United Plant Savers, she was a librarian at the Oak Spring Garden Library, specializing in digitizing rare herbals and botanical travel manuscripts. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Botanical Dimensions and the Center for Sustainable Economy. She is an advisory board member of American Botanical Council. She is a proud member of the Patawomeck Indian Tribe of Virginia and the author of the children’s book Isabella’s Peppermint Flower, teaching about Virginia’s botanical history. She lives on and manages a productive farm, the Indian Pipe Botanical Sanctuary, with her three children in Virginia. There she raises goats, peacocks, and herbs. She is an avid recreational tree climber, in love with the canopy just as much as the herbs of the forest floor.
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    • 52 min
    Aromatherapy: Blending Basics | Featuring Christine Rice

    Aromatherapy: Blending Basics | Featuring Christine Rice

    This week’s Herbal Radio episode is recorded from a Sunday Annex Series class that was led earlier this month by our very own, in-house aromatherapist, Christine Rice. We are proud to present the Sunday Annex Series – a weekly educational class hosted by local herbalists, crafters, scientists, and more hosted at the Mountain Rose Herbs Annex in Eugene, Oregon. These weekly classes are part of our on-going efforts to provide accessible education to the herbal community.
    In this podcast, you’ll explore scent descriptions and scent type grouping and find out how base, middle, and top aroma notes work together to create synergistic blends that can be personalized depending on your aromatic preference. Christine will even walk you through a blending exercise. While in-person participants created an aromatic roll-on to take home, you will be equipped to make your own roll-ons and essential oil blends at home.
    For upcoming classes in Eugene, view the Sunday Annex Series event calendar here: https://mountainroseherbsmercantile.com/events-calendar/
    Christine Rice is a Certified Aromatherapist and Director of Product Development & Management at Mountain Rose Herbs. A longtime employee with over a decade under her belt, Christine collaborates with almost every department at Mountain Rose Herbs on a daily basis and knows the intimate details of every product we offer. Christine researches and selects new and exciting herbal products to offer in addition to managing all of our current products. With more than 3,000 product offerings, this is no small task! She also oversees the quality and approval of the essential oils and hydrosols that we carry.
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Working with Smoke as Medicine | Featuring Shana Lipner Grover

    Working with Smoke as Medicine | Featuring Shana Lipner Grover

    We were honored to have our good friend and owner of Sage Country Herbs, Shana Lipner Grover, join us in person last week for some filming. One of the videos we recorded was on an enchanting yet practical topic – working with smoke as medicine. With decades of experience, Shana illuminates this traditional art, inspiring us on the many ways smoke has been historically used as medicine and ultimately to consider making our own herbal smokes.
    This educational talk is packed with information from the history of smoking herbs to wellness benefits and precautions to choosing ingredients and formulating. Shana leaves us feeling empowered to explore and create our own herbal smokes and when to use alternatives. The corresponding video to this week’s podcast will be released on our YouTube channel at a later date, please stay tuned.
    Shana Lipner Grover was a student of award-winning author Michael Moore and also one of Mountain Rose Herbs' favorite herbalists, Howie Brounstein. Today, she is the director and primary educator of Sage Country Herbs School of Botanical Studies in San Diego, CA.
    You can learn more about Shana at Sage Country Herbs School and by visiting her on Instagram @sagecountryherbs.
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    • 49 min
    Sustainable Indigenous Futures, with Tahila Mintz | Tea Talks with Jiling

    Sustainable Indigenous Futures, with Tahila Mintz | Tea Talks with Jiling

    Tahila Mintz is an indigenous Yaqui/ Jewish media maker, ancestral scribe, educator and community organizer. She is a Photographer, Medicine Carrier and Founder/ Executive Director of OJI:SDA’ Sustainable Indigenous Futures. She works across multiple platforms and organizations to amplify the voices of Indigenous people and the natural world. 
    Tahila’s work focuses on ancestral matriarchies and gender equilibrium, contemporary Indigenous issues, and recuperating knowledge that has been unraveled by colonialism. She is a Water Protector and a Land Guardian whose home is in her Yaqui community of Sonora and in the Haudenosaunee territories of upstate New York.
    Visit Tahila Mintz at OjiSda.org, Tahila.net, and Instagram @TahilaSnap.
    Jiling Lin is a Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac), herbalist, and yoga teacher in Ventura, CA. Visit Jiling at JilingLin.com, Instagram @LinJiling, and Facebook @JilingLAc. Get her free Nourishing Life (養生) template, Five Elements (五行) outline, or sign up for her newsletter here. 
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    • 43 min
    Homemade Body Care Using Herbal Tea | Featuring Janice Cox

    Homemade Body Care Using Herbal Tea | Featuring Janice Cox

    This week’s episode is the audio recording from a filming session with author and natural beauty expert, Janice Cox, on homemade body care using herbal teas. Janice, author of “Natural Beauty from the Garden”, shares her favorite body care recipes (such as a homemade lotion and an easy clay body mask) using common household ingredients in this fun and informative talk. These recipes are quick and simple, making them easily accessible to anyone looking to upgrade their homemade body care routine. Check out the Mountain Rose Herbs YouTube channel to view the video recording of Janice’s talk and find other herbal inspired recipes.
    Janice Cox is an expert on the topic of Natural Beauty and making your own cosmetic products with simple kitchen and garden ingredients.  She is the author of five best selling books on the topic: Natural Beauty at Home, Natural Beauty for All Seasons, Natural Beauty from the Garden, Beautiful Luffa, and Beautiful Lavender.  She is currently the beauty editor for Herb QuarterlyMagazine and a member of the editorial advisory board for Mother Earth Living Magazine She lives in Medford, Oregon with her husband. She is a member of The Herb Society of America, International Herb Association, United States Lavender Growers Association, Northwest Lavender Association, Garden Communicators International, and the National Garden Bureau.
    Visit Janice Cox at:
    https://www.naturalbeautyathome.com/
    Find Janice’s book “Natural Beauty at Home” here:
    https://www.naturalbeautyathome.com/natural-beauty-books
     
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    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
162 Ratings

162 Ratings

bikerbird2 ,

Love your company herb 🌿

I love herbs, I buy fresh herbs every pound 3 months. May I ask a question? What are the best herbs 🌿 for a homemade herbal shampoo organic regrowth hair , organic conditioner .How to make it smell good for being on the 🚌 public service bus. Some people dislike the smell 👃 of some herbs. Help. ?

Dealfinder ,

So much goodness + love

The Rosemary Gladstar episode was so inspiring and such a good overview of the herbal community. Great reminder of how beneficial these amazing plants are to every aspect of life ♥️

Arlie K ,

Such a gift!

Herbal Radio is an incredible tool! I appreciate the variety of episodes, the super practical takeaways, and the sincere humility of the Mountain Rose Herbs team to give all this amazing knowledge to the listeners for free.

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