54 episodes

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 • 325 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.

    Comfrey Plant Benefits and Safety

    Comfrey Plant Benefits and Safety

    The comfrey plant has soooo many benefits, but it’s also one of the most controversial herbs out there. In this episode, I’m sharing safety tips for working with both comfrey root and comfrey leaf. Plus, I’ll be showing you exactly how to make a deeply healing comfrey plant poultice.
    Worked with correctly, comfrey is a powerful healing ally. But work with it incorrectly and you could end up doing more harm than good… thus, the controversy over comfrey safety.
    After listening to this episode, you’ll know:
    ► Important safety considerations for working with comfrey
    ► When comfrey is NOT the right herb to apply to an infected wound
    ► How to have a fresh comfrey leaf poultice on hand even in winter
    This is one episode you don’t want to miss!
    Show snippet:
    “When used safely, comfrey is hands down the most healing plant for wounds, injuries, burns, and even musculoskeletal pain.” (Timestamp: 21:06)
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    Get full show notes and more information at: http://herbswithrosaleepodcast.com/ (herbswithrosaleepodcast.com)
    For more behind-the-scenes of this podcast, follow https://www.instagram.com/rosaleedelaforet/ (@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 https://bit.ly/3EtBEqe (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 http://herbswithrosalee.com/ (herbswithrosalee.com).
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    Rosalee is an herbalist and author of the bestselling book https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/140195006X/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8andtag=metvalher-20andcamp=1789andcreative=9325andlinkCode=as2andcreativeASIN=140195006XandlinkId=015132911186b966727b15dabec8da5d (Alchemy of Herbs: Transform Everyday Ingredients Into Foods and Remedies That Heal) and co-author of the bestselling book https://amzn.to/3a2G3R4 (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 https://www.herbalremediesadvice.org/rosalee-de-la-foret.html (her full story here).

    • 25 min
    Benefits of Hawthorn Flowers and Leaves

    Benefits of Hawthorn Flowers and Leaves

    The medicinal flowers and leaves of hawthorn (Crataegus spp.) offer so many gifts, especially for nourishing our hearts. In this episode, I share the benefits of hawthorn flowers and leaves, along with a few cautions to know about. I also share a proven way to make hawthorn tea so you can enjoy the best health benefits.
    After listening, you’ll know:
    ► Why hawthorn is such a powerful herb to support heart health
    ► Who should NOT work with hawthorn
    ► The most effective way to brew potent tea with hawthorn leaves and flowers
    Show snippet:
    “While we can classify hawthorn with a handful of medicinal herbal actions, such as astringent, antispasmodic, cardiotonic, diuretic, hypotensive, but… a better understanding is simply that hawthorn nourishes and protects the heart.” (Timestamp: 03:28)
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    Get full show notes and more information at: http://herbswithrosaleepodcast.com/ (herbswithrosaleepodcast.com)
    For more behind-the-scenes of this podcast, follow https://www.instagram.com/rosaleedelaforet/ (@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 https://bit.ly/3EtBEqe (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 http://herbswithrosalee.com/ (herbswithrosalee.com).
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    Rosalee is an herbalist and author of the bestselling book https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/140195006X/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8andtag=metvalher-20andcamp=1789andcreative=9325andlinkCode=as2andcreativeASIN=140195006XandlinkId=015132911186b966727b15dabec8da5d (Alchemy of Herbs: Transform Everyday Ingredients Into Foods and Remedies That Heal) and co-author of the bestselling book https://amzn.to/3a2G3R4 (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 https://www.herbalremediesadvice.org/rosalee-de-la-foret.html (her full story here).

    • 13 min
    Health Benefits of Elderberry vs. Elderflower

    Health Benefits of Elderberry vs. Elderflower

    The elder shrub is two medicines in one! The health benefits of elderberry and elderflower are distinct from one another. Learn how you can get the best health benefits of elderberry and elderflower and receive easy-to-make recipes for elderflower tea, elderberry syrup, and elderberry tea.
    After listening, you’ll know:
    ► When to call on elderflower and/or elderberry, depending on your particular situation
    ► How to brew a potent elderflower tea
    ► How to make your own elderberry syrup (and save lots of money at the same time!)
    With cold and flu season right around the corner (at least here in the Northern Hemisphere), this is a great time to revisit all the wonderful gifts of the elder shrub!
    Show snippet:
    “Elderberries modulate inflammation and can be a great addition to your diet as food as medicine. They are also often used as medicine, especially as a preventive remedy at the onset of a cold or flu.” (Timestamp: 09:01)
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    Get full show notes and more information at: http://herbswithrosaleepodcast.com/ (herbswithrosaleepodcast.com)
    For more behind-the-scenes of this podcast, follow https://www.instagram.com/rosaleedelaforet/ (@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 https://bit.ly/3EtBEqe (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 http://herbswithrosalee.com/ (herbswithrosalee.com).
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    Rosalee is an herbalist and author of the bestselling book https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/140195006X/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8andtag=metvalher-20andcamp=1789andcreative=9325andlinkCode=as2andcreativeASIN=140195006XandlinkId=015132911186b966727b15dabec8da5d (Alchemy of Herbs: Transform Everyday Ingredients Into Foods and Remedies That Heal) and co-author of the bestselling book https://amzn.to/3a2G3R4 (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 https://www.herbalremediesadvice.org/rosalee-de-la-foret.html (her full story here).

    • 11 min
    Wild Lettuce for Pain Relief with Sajah Popham

    Wild Lettuce for Pain Relief with Sajah Popham

    My guest today, Sajah Popham, has so much wisdom to share about the benefits of wild lettuce for pain relief!
    Wild lettuce is one of those herbs that is both underrated and overrated. There’s a lot to understand to be able to work effectively with herbs for pain relief and wild lettuce is no exception.
    By the end of this episode, you’ll know:
    ► What kind of pain wild lettuce is particularly well-suited to help relieve
    ► What strength and dosage of wild lettuce is generally needed for pain relief
    ► Two different methods you can explore for creating a potent wild lettuce extract (or homemade tincture)
    You’ll also receive instant FREE access to a recipe card for Wild Lettuce Tincture.
    Here is one of my favorite takeaways from our conversation:
    “I like wild lettuce for pain…specifically for musculoskeletal pain in the form of tension, constriction, spasm, and as an acute for trauma or…injury.”
    If you’re not already familiar with him, Sajah Popham is the author of Evolutionary Herbalism and the founder of Natura Sophia Spagyrics and 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.
    Sajah’s focus is the development of a comprehensive approach to herbalism that balances the science and spirituality of people and plants. He believes in healing the whole person with the whole plant, that our body, psychology and soul can be healed with the chemical, energetic, and spiritual properties of plants.
    I’m so happy to share Sajah’s wisdom with you today!
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    Get full show notes and more information at: http://herbswithrosaleepodcast.com/ (herbswithrosaleepodcast.com)
    For more behind-the-scenes of this podcast, follow https://www.instagram.com/rosaleedelaforet/ (@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 https://bit.ly/3EtBEqe (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 http://herbswithrosalee.com/ (herbswithrosalee.com).
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    Rosalee is an herbalist and author of the bestselling book https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/140195006X/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8andtag=metvalher-20andcamp=1789andcreative=9325andlinkCode=as2andcreativeASIN=140195006XandlinkId=015132911186b966727b15dabec8da5d (Alchemy of Herbs: Transform Everyday Ingredients Into Foods and Remedies That Heal) and co-author of the bestselling book https://amzn.to/3a2G3R4 (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 https://www.herbalremediesadvice.org/rosalee-de-la-foret.html (her full story here).

    • 50 min
    Herbal Home Remedies for Migraines with KP Khalsa

    Herbal Home Remedies for Migraines with KP Khalsa

    In this episode, KP Khalsa will be sharing herbal home remedies for migraines.
    If you or someone you know suffers from migraine headaches, you know exactly how miserable and life-disrupting they are…and what a difference it would make to find a permanent solution to the upheaval they create.
    KP shares a comprehensive approach to the treatment of migraines. This includes herbs to abort or suppress migraines so that you can be free of the pain they cause while you address and heal underlying factors.
    You’ll also receive instant FREE access to KP’s handout, Herbal Treatment of Migraine.
    If you don’t already know him, Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa, A.D., D.N.-C., R.H., is an herbalist, nutritionist, yoga teacher and educator who has been making holistic health approaches palatable to the modern mind for over 50 years. He was the first person to be professionally certified in both herbalism and Ayurveda in the U.S. He is president emeritus of the American Herbalists Guild, and director emeritus of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association. You can find more from KP at InternationalIntegrative.com.
    Listen in for:
    ► Common contributing causes of migraine – and the strategy needed to balance them
    ► The herbs KP commonly recommends for aborting or suppressing migraines and for addressing common root causes – along with dosage information
    ► What to expect on a healing journey from migraines
    Show Snippet:
    “It's cognitive dissonance that people are willing to think of herbalism as being powerful and dangerous, and yet mild and ineffective, and both of those are true at some level, but we're trying to figure out and educate people about what the benefits are of herbal medicine at what level.”
    KP is my personal mentor and really is a teacher’s teacher and I’m so honored and delighted to share our conversation with you today!
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    Get full show notes and more information at: http://herbswithrosaleepodcast.com/ (herbswithrosaleepodcast.com)
    For more behind-the-scenes of this podcast, follow https://www.instagram.com/rosaleedelaforet/ (@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 https://bit.ly/3EtBEqe (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 http://herbswithrosalee.com/ (herbswithrosalee.com).
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    Rosalee is an herbalist and author of the bestselling book https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/140195006X/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8andtag=metvalher-20andcamp=1789andcreative=9325andlinkCode=as2andcreativeASIN=140195006XandlinkId=015132911186b966727b15dabec8da5d (Alchemy of Herbs: Transform Everyday Ingredients Into Foods and Remedies That Heal) and co-author of the bestselling book https://amzn.to/3a2G3R4 (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 https://www.herbalremediesadvice.org/rosalee-de-la-foret.html (her full story here).

    • 40 min
    Health Benefits of Yarrow + Yarrow Tea for Colds and Flu

    Health Benefits of Yarrow + Yarrow Tea for Colds and Flu

    There must be a thousand health benefits of the yarrow plant (Achillea millefolium)! This herb continually surprises me with all that it can do! In this episode, I’m excited to share lots about yarrow including favorite present day uses, current medical research, and even traditional historical uses.
    I’m also sharing a recipe for yarrow tea with you. People have been relying on yarrow tea for colds and flu for hundreds of years. That’s because it works so well! It’s effective for relieving general discomfort, but gentle enough for most people and even children.
    It’s best to have safe and effective remedies ready before you actually need them, so this recipe for yarrow tea is a great one to have on hand even if it’s not currently cold and flu season where you live.
    After listening to this episode, you’ll know:
    ► Why yarrow’s paradoxical energetics make it supportive for so many different conditions
    ► The basics of how to work with yarrow for a variety of common health concerns
    ► How to check that the yarrow you’re harvesting has strong medicinal qualities
    Show snippet:
    “Yarrow heals wounds, harmonizes the blood, rejuvenates the skin, relieves cold and flu symptoms, promotes digestion, and has shown to benefit people with cancer and multiple sclerosis…seriously, what can’t this plant do!”
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    Get full show notes and more information at: http://herbswithrosaleepodcast.com/ (herbswithrosaleepodcast.com)
    For more behind-the-scenes of this podcast, follow https://www.instagram.com/rosaleedelaforet/ (@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 https://bit.ly/3EtBEqe (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 http://herbswithrosalee.com/ (herbswithrosalee.com).
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    Rosalee is an herbalist and author of the bestselling book https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/140195006X/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8andtag=metvalher-20andcamp=1789andcreative=9325andlinkCode=as2andcreativeASIN=140195006XandlinkId=015132911186b966727b15dabec8da5d (Alchemy of Herbs: Transform Everyday Ingredients Into Foods and Remedies That Heal) and co-author of the bestselling book https://amzn.to/3a2G3R4 (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 https://www.herbalremediesadvice.org/rosalee-de-la-foret.html (her full story here).

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
325 Ratings

325 Ratings

basiliskfondler ,

Wonderful Herbal Podcast

I’ve listened to them all (or all the Herbal podcasts that I can find) and this podcast remains one of my favorite. I love the way she interacts with her guests, the format of the show, and most of all the herbalists she chooses to bring on. Loved hearing the episode with my buddy Mason. Would love to be on it one day, just putting that out there ;)
Much love Rosalee 💚🌿

Podastslut ,

Obsessed with this podcast 🌱

I’m binge listening this show! I can’t get enough . Each guest is so charming and informative. I love the host too! I’m new to the world of herbalism and this podcast has really ignited a desire and excitement in me to learn more. Thank you !

hikerlaura ,

Highly beneficial

Rosalee brings down to earth language and wisdom to the art of working with herbs. Thank you!

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