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The Herbs & Oils podcast by AromaCulture.com features educational conversations about herbalism, aromatherapy, and holistic health with some of the leading professionals in the herbalism, aromatherapy and natural health industries. Join your host, Jonathan Stewart, as we learn more about herbs, essential oils, organic gardening, sustainability and holistic health. Disclaimer: The information presented in this podcast is for educational purposes only, and is not meant to replace professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor if you are in need of medical care, and before making any changes to your health routine.

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The Herbs & Oils podcast by AromaCulture.com features educational conversations about herbalism, aromatherapy, and holistic health with some of the leading professionals in the herbalism, aromatherapy and natural health industries. Join your host, Jonathan Stewart, as we learn more about herbs, essential oils, organic gardening, sustainability and holistic health. Disclaimer: The information presented in this podcast is for educational purposes only, and is not meant to replace professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor if you are in need of medical care, and before making any changes to your health routine.

    88 Nicolette Perry: Your Brain on Plants

    88 Nicolette Perry: Your Brain on Plants

    Conversation with Nicolette Perry about her book, "Your Brain on Plants".

    Topics covered in this episode

    Summary of her book “Your Brain on Plants”

    Herbs and herbal recipes that are considered to be Calming Balms

    Sleep promoting herbs

    Plant Panaceas

    Herbal recipes from the book

    About Nicolette Perry

    Nicolette is a pharmacognosist – who studies plants and their chemicals for health and medicine. As director of science and education at Dilston Physic Garden (a garden overgrown and brimming with medicinal plants and a charity for education) in the wilds of Northumberland UK, she has a particular interest in the science behind how plants work in the brain, having completed a Ph.D. in Salvia for Alzheimer’s disease, recently completed a book on plants for memory, mood and mind and currently running a second clinical trial testing plants for memory.



    Connect with Nicolette Perry

    Website: www.dilstonphysicgarden.com

    Event: https://www.chelseaphysicgarden.co.uk/event/botanical-brain-balms-with-nicolette-perry

    Buy her book “Your Brain on Plants” on Amazon here: https://amzn.to/2zeTU71


    This Podcast is brought to you by AromaCulture Magazine - AromaCulture Magazine is filled with educational articles, case studies and recipes written by practicing herbalists and qualified aromatherapists. Our August 2019 issue centers around the topic of Men’s Health. You can find it at https://www.aromaculture.com/shop/august2019.

    Disclaimer: The information presented in this podcast is for educational purposes only, and is not meant to replace professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor if you are in need of medical care, and before making any changes to your health routine.

    87 Sarah Kucera: Ayurvedic Self Care

    87 Sarah Kucera: Ayurvedic Self Care

    Conversation with Sarah Kucera about Ayurvedic Self Care.

    Topics covered in this episode

    Summary of her book “The Ayurvedic Self-Care handbook”

    What is the Ayurvedic view of health and healing?

    What role do rituals have in maintaining wellness according to Ayurveda?

    The 6-tastes and their significance in Ayurveda

    Discussion about “Your Pranic Budget” and what that means for you

    Common herbs used in Ayurveda and recipes from the book

    About Sarah Kucera

    Sarah Kucera, DC, CAP is a licensed chiropractor, certified Ayurvedic practitioner and registered yoga teacher and yoga therapist. She is also the founder of Sage, a healing arts center and herbal apothecary in Kansas City, Missouri.



    Connect with Sarah Kucera

    Website: https://sarahkucera.com/

    Sage Center: https://www.experiencesage.com/

    Buy her book “The Ayurvedic Self-Care Handbook” on Amazon here: https://amzn.to/33OTK4f


    This Podcast is brought to you by AromaCulture Magazine - AromaCulture Magazine is filled with educational articles, case studies and recipes written by practicing herbalists and qualified aromatherapists. Our August 2019 issue centers around the topic of Men’s Health. You can find it at https://www.aromaculture.com/shop/august2019.

    Disclaimer: The information presented in this podcast is for educational purposes only, and is not meant to replace professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor if you are in need of medical care, and before making any changes to your health routine.

    86 Erika Galentin: Aromatherapy for the Whole Family

    86 Erika Galentin: Aromatherapy for the Whole Family

    Conversation with Erika Galentin about Aromatherapy for the entire family.

    Topics covered in this episode

    Essential Oils that should be avoided or used with caution

    Safety considerations around essential oil use and which oils are considered generally safe?

    Aromatherapy for kids

    Aromatherapy for seniors

    Aromatherapy blends for the household

    About Erika Galentin

    ERIKA GALENTIN, MNIMH, RH (AHG), is a clinical herbalist and an ITEC-certified clinical aromatherapist consulting from Sovereignty Herbs in Athens and Columbus, Ohio. She holds a degree in herbal medicine from the University of Wales, Cardiff, UK, and Scottish School of Herbal Medicine, Glasgow, UK. She is a professional member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (UK) and the American Herbalists Guild (USA). She is also a proud member of Pi Alpha Xi National Honor Society in Horticulture (USA). Over a decade of clinical practice has provided a platform for a deep and influential understanding of the efficacy of medicinal plants and essential oils within a clinical environment, and it is through this clinical practice that Erika seeks to encourage positive, learned, and respectful relationships between plants and people. She grows and distills aromatic plants for Sovereignty Herbs from her homestead in southeastern Ohio.



    Connect with Erika Galentin

    Website: http://www.themedicinegardener.com/

    Sovereignty Herbs: https://www.sovereigntyherbs.com/

    Buy her book “The Family Guide to Aromatherapy” on Amazon here: https://amzn.to/2TxddSg



    This Podcast is brought to you by AromaCulture Magazine - AromaCulture Magazine is filled with educational articles, case studies and recipes written by practicing herbalists and qualified aromatherapists. Our August 2019 issue centers around the topic of Men’s Health. You can find it at https://www.aromaculture.com/shop/august2019.

    Disclaimer: The information presented in this podcast is for educational purposes only, and is not meant to replace professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor if you are in need of medical care, and before making any changes to your health routine.

    85 Penny Price: Lavender Essential Oil Deep Dive

    85 Penny Price: Lavender Essential Oil Deep Dive

    Conversation with Penny Price about Lavender Essential Oil

    Topics covered in this episode

    The therapeutic benefits of Lavandula angustifolia essential oil

    Where are the best lavender varieties sourced?

    The chemical profiles of Lavandula angustifolia essential oils and what these properties do

    Safe use of lavender essential oil

    Blend ideas using lavender essential oil

    About Penny Price

    Penny founded her company Penny Price Aromatherapy and the Penny Price Academy in 2003 and the company now has 15 distributorships over the world with 15 designated Academies teaching clinical aromatherapy. She was initially trained by her mother, Shirley Price, and then pursued her own studies, being awarded the first research degree from Oxford University, exploring the use of essential oils in behavior management in special needs education. As a lecturer in the therapeutic use of essential oils, Penny has travelled throughout Europe, the Far East and South America. Penny has written 2 books and co-written 2 more. She has contributed substantially to peer-reviewed journals as well as populist articles for magazines, alongside writing and contributing to the academic texts on the medical use of aromatherapy and essential oils.  After 37 years of studying the chemistry and pharmacology of essential oils, Penny is regarded as a world expert.



    Connect with Penny Price

    Website: https://penny-price.com/

    Email: penny@penny-price.com

    This Podcast is brought to you by AromaCulture Magazine - AromaCulture Magazine is filled with educational articles, case studies and recipes written by practicing herbalists and qualified aromatherapists. Our August 2019 issue centers around the topic of Men’s Health. You can find it at https://www.aromaculture.com/shop/august2019.

    Disclaimer: The information presented in this podcast is for educational purposes only, and is not meant to replace professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor if you are in need of medical care, and before making any changes to your health routine.

    84 Leslie Alexander: Herbal Dental Health

    84 Leslie Alexander: Herbal Dental Health

    Conversation with Leslie Alexander about herbal dental health

    Topics covered in this episode

    Leading causes of tooth decay and bad oral health

    Can herbs make a positive difference in oral health?

    How to make your own herbal tooth pastes and tooth powders

    Herbal strategies for avoiding tooth decay and gum related issues

    Herbal remedies for oral pain relief

    Herbal oral care related recipes

    Herbs covered in this episode

    Barberry

    Myrrh

    Cinnamon

    St. John’s Wort

    Arnica

    Clove

    Chamomile

    About Leslie Alexander

    Leslie M. Alexander is a practicing professional Herbalist and the owner of Restoration Herbs in Erie, Pennsylvania. She comes from a laboratory background, having received her B.Sc. in environmental sciences (Fairleigh Dickinson University) and then her Ph.D. from Heriot-Watt University. She completed a diploma course with honors at ACHS in Oregon. She was invited to join the American Herbalists Guild as a professional member in 2009. Presently, she is serving her third term on the AHG Council. Her practice is currently based in Erie, Pennsylvania where she sees clients face-to-face either in her office or at their homes. Additionally, she has a sizable client-base outside of the Greater Erie area and work long distance with many people. She also does a fair amount of teaching, both locally and afar, online and face-to-face.



    Connect with Leslie Alexander

    Website: http://www.restorationherbs.com/

    Buy the Book “Dental Herbalism” on Amazon here: https://amzn.to/2YuqeOk

    This Podcast is brought to you by AromaCulture Magazine - AromaCulture Magazine is filled with educational articles, case studies and recipes written by practicing herbalists and qualified aromatherapists. Our August 2019 issue centers around the topic of Men’s Health. You can find it at https://www.aromaculture.com/shop/august2019.

    Disclaimer: The information presented in this podcast is for educational purposes only, and is not meant to replace professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor if you are in need of medical care, and before making any changes to your health routine.

    83 Danielle Harris: Aromatherapy and Elder Care

    83 Danielle Harris: Aromatherapy and Elder Care

    Conversation with Danielle Harris about Aromatherapy and Caring for the Elderly

    THIS PODCAST IS SPONSORED BY: AROMATICS INTERNATIONAL

    We provide 100% pure essential oils and natural aromatherapy products, sourced in-house, from small-scale producers located in over 60 different countries. Find out more: https://www.aromatics.com/aboutus

    Topics covered in this episode

    Common issues seen in the elderly and how aromatherapy can make a difference

    Using essential oils to aid in pain relief

    How essential oils can be beneficial to those suffering from COPD and Asthma

    When might hydrosols be useful in elderly care?

    Aromatherapy safety when working with the elderly and other sensitive people groups

    Essential Oils and Hydrosols covered in this episode

    Black Pepper Essential Oil

    Eucalyptus Essential Oil

    Lavender Hydrosol

    Rose Hydrosol

    German Chamomile Hydrosol

    Tea Tree Hydrosol

    About Danielle Harris

    Danielle Harris, MSN, BSN, RN, CMC, CDP earned a Master of Science degree in Nursing at Walden University and Bachelors of Science degree in Nursing at USC Upstate. Danielle is a Certified Care Manager, Certified Geriatric Care Manager and a member of the Aging Life Care Association®, Dementia Practitioner, Dementia Specialist, and received Teepa’s (Snow) Positive Approach™ Dementia care training. Danielle is also a Certified Clinical Aromatherapist. For the past 14+ years, Danielle has dedicated her career to health and life sciences. She has a passion and calling for aging adults with and without cognitive (brain) impairment (changes) in all settings. Through Evolve Senior Solutions, LLC she offers services, to all caregivers and seniors, that promote holistic aging, aging well, and aging in place.



    Connect with Danielle Harris

    Website: https://www.evolveseniorsolutionsllc.com/

    This Podcast is brought to you by AromaCulture Magazine - AromaCulture Magazine is filled with educational articles, case studies and recipes written by practicing herbalists and qualified aromatherapists. Our July 2019 issue centers around the topic of the Integumentary System. You can find it at https://www.aromaculture.com/shop/july2019.

    Disclaimer: The information presented in this podcast is for educational purposes only, and is not meant to replace professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor if you are in need of medical care, and before making any changes to your health routine.

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