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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 • 318 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.

    Health Benefits of Peaches with Robin Rose Bennett

    Health Benefits of Peaches with Robin Rose Bennett

    Peaches are loved as food, yet the health benefits of peaches extend far beyond that. Peaches (Prunus persica) are some of our best cooling and relaxing herbal medicines. After this episode with Robin Rose Bennett, you’ll never look at them the same way again!
    Peaches are especially treasured for their ability to soothe nausea. After this episode, you’ll have a sweet, cooling, stomach-soothing treat you can rely on for all sorts of tummy troubles from morning sickness to car sickness. (And that’s just one of peaches’ many gifts!)
    You’ll also receive instant FREE access to Robin’s luscious peach oxymel recipe.
    For those of you who don't know her already, Robin Rose Bennett is a storyteller, writer and herbalist. She has been offering classes in WiseWoman Healing Ways: Herbal Medicine and EarthSpirit Teachings since 1986 at herb conferences, festivals, clinics, medical and nursing schools, and most joyously outside with the plants. Robin Rose shares herbal medicine with gratitude for the loving generosity of the plants and the magic mystery and beauty of the web of life. She is on the faculty of the New York Open Center and the Arbor-Vitae School of Traditional Herbalism, and is the author of two meditation MP3'S and the books, Healing Magic: A Green Witch Guidebook to Conscious Living, and The Gift of Healing Herbs: Plant Medicines and Home Remedies for a Vibrantly Healthy Life. You can find more from Robin at robinrosebennett.com.
    Listen in for:
    ► The moment when Robin knew herbs were gaining mainstream acceptance
    ► What you need to know about working with peach pits safely
    ► How gardening can be a way of giving back
    Show snippet:
    “Peach is cooling. It's moistening. There's that juiciness of it. It is a pretty profound herb to help with hot irritation in the mind, heart and body.”
    Robin is such a delight to spend time with and I’m thrilled 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).

    • 46 min
    Yarrow with Guido Masé

    Yarrow with Guido Masé

    In this chat with Guido Masé, one of my herbal heroes, you’ll hear the many, many gifts of Yarrow. Then, we get a glimpse into what's on Guido’s mind these days.
    This conversation is a real treat. I love how Guido weaves together many seemingly different pieces of herbalism, whether it's chemical constituents, heart centered healing, or even mythology and folklore. He also perfectly summarizes why I love being an herbalist.
    You’ll also receive instant access to a FREE recipe card with Guido’s instructions for how to make yarrow powder from the fresh plant.
    I love this recipe for many reasons. One is that yarrow powder is a truly wondrous healer for cuts and scrapes. This is one remedy you’ll never want to be without! Another is that rather than letting any part of the plant go to waste, Guido also shares how you can process and use the yarrow stalks to cast the I Ching, a traditional Chinese oracular system.
    For those of you who don't know him already, Guido Masé is an herbalist and garden steward, specializing in therapeutic herbalism and the pharmacology of plants and mushrooms.
    He spent his childhood in Italy, in the central Alps, in a Renaissance town called Ferrara. After traveling the United States, he settled into Vermont where he has been living since 1996. He is a founder, faculty member, and clinical supervisor at the Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism, a 501(c)(3), nonprofit herbal medicine clinic and school. He serves as herbalist, principal scientist, and chief formulator at Traditional Medicinals, where he works on herbal teas, supplements, bitters, and tonics. He is a founding member of the Railyard Apothecary in Burlington, Vermont, where he works as part of a collaborative clinical practice.
    He's the author of the The Wild Medicine Solution: Healing with Aromatic, Bitter, and Tonic Plants, as well as the book DIY Bitters.
    Listen in for:
    ► Why yarrow is one of Guido’s most beloved herbal allies
    ► What makes plants and herbal medicine, in Guido’s words, a chemistry of communion
    ► How medicinal compounds tell a story (quite literally)
    Show snippet:
    “So many incredible things from Yarrow, as well as its shining beauty in the field or in the garden, make this perhaps my most beloved ally.”
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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...

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Arnica Benefits + How to Make Arnica Cream for Bruises

    Arnica Benefits + How to Make Arnica Cream for Bruises

    One of my favorite arnica benefits is for bruises! In this episode, I’m going to show you how to make an arnica cream using Arnica montana. Once you start making this cream, you’ll never want to be without arnica’s benefits again because it is so effective at relieving the pain, swelling, and inflammation caused by bruises, contusions, and sprains!
    I’m also going to share why arnica is way better than ice for injuries and give you a step-by-step guide on how to make arnica cream for bruises.
    You’ll come away from this episode knowing:
    ► Why arnica is so effective in decreasing swelling and accelerating the healing process of bruises and sprains… even in bringing some relief to swollen arthritic joints!
    ► Safety information you need to know when working with arnica
    ► Why it’s so important to source your arnica carefully
    Show snippet:
    “Early on, I gave Arnica salve to a friend who danced professionally. Not long after she called to tell me that the salve magically erased her daily bruises. I couldn’t send her too much!”
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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).

    • 20 min
    Oats with Mason Hutchison

    Oats with Mason Hutchison

    Oats masquerade as a simple breakfast but they are actually medicine in disguise!
    This deeply nourishing food is also soothing medicine for your nervous system. Join me for an episode all about oats (Avena sativa) with my guest (and one of my favorite herbal buddies), Mason Hutchison.
    Herbalists love oats medicine! You’ll learn about the mineral rich gifts of dried oatstraw as well as the nourishing tonic ability of fresh milky oats.
    You’ll also get instant access to a FREE recipe card for Mason’s Savory Miso Oatmeal recipe. This recipe is a wonderful example of food as medicine. Besides being delicious anytime, it can be especially beneficial as you're recovering from an illness or anytime you're feeling depleted. It’s really easy to digest and filled with all sorts of nutrients.
    Whether you already know Mason or not, you’re in for a treat. He is the founder of HerbRally, a podcast and website that promotes herbalism education and events. Mason is also the co-organizer of one of the longest running herbal events in the US, the Breitenbush Herbal Conference. He is also on the board of directors for the Eugene Tea Festival.
    Mason was the Events and Marketing Strategist for Mountain Rose Herbs for over a decade. His day-to-day work involved organizing community events such as the Free Herbalism Project, as well as attending herbal conferences throughout the country.He has completed herbalism apprenticeships at the Columbines School of Botanical Studies and the Arctos School of Herbal and Botanical Studies.
    Mason is a husband, proud father, avid chess, basketball and ping pong player, spring water gatherer, and an enthusiast in the art of frugal nutrition.
    Listen in for:
    ► Why working with different herbal preparations and listening to your body is the most effective way to discover your best herbal allies
    ► The benefits of doing a 30-day Oats Challenge
    ► How you can develop relationships with herbs yourself (and why you might want to)
    Show snippet:
    “Herbalism and herbs are more than just cut and sifted dried plants. I don't think anything really beats getting out into nature and developing relationships with these plants, one on one, in their natural environment.”
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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...

    • 33 min
    Rosehips with Julie James

    Rosehips with Julie James

    Rosehips are famous for their vitamin C content, but as herbalist Julie James will tell you, “[Vitamin C] is the least sexy part of rose hips.”
    That’s because rosehips are filled with so many benefits that go way beyond vitamin C! For example, we’ll share how one of its most underrated gifts is for modulating inflammation.
    In this episode, you’ll hear all about rosehips, plus you’ll get Julie’s yummy Rosehip Electuary recipe. Imagine having a spoonful of this super-easy sweet treat every day, knowing that as it melts in your mouth you’re getting vitamin C and other rosehips nutrients.
    In case you’re not already familiar with her, Julie is the owner of Green Wisdom Herbs in Long Beach, CA, a full service herb shop and school, where she has cultivated an herbal community dedicated to improving access to healing plants and to reliable herbal information. She teaches classes in person and sometimes online, with her primary focus being her 2 year herbal apprenticeship, through which she has sent hundreds of new herbalists into the world. Having spent over 30 years as an herbalist, she delights in sharing her love of plants by combining science and magic, awe and intellect, and by encouraging folks to get their hands dirty, bodies nourished, bellies filled, and minds blown.
    Listen in for:
    ► Why ingesting the whole plant gives you the most benefits
    ► Why an electuary can be an ideal (not to mention delicious) way to receive all that rose hips have to offer
    ► Why you might want to buy rose hips already cut and sifted, rather than growing and harvesting your own
    Show snippet:
    “I always feel like I’m missing something in a tea because I’m not ingesting the whole plant.”
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    Get full show notes including a transcript of this episode 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).

    • 33 min
    Health Benefits of Oregano Tea plus Two Recipes

    Health Benefits of Oregano Tea plus Two Recipes

    For an herb with so many gifts, oregano rarely gets the attention it deserves. In this episode, all about the health benefits of oregano tea I aim to fix that.
    Oregano is underrated as a tea! I’ll show you how to make an oregano tea recipe brewed with fresh oregano leaves and another made with the dried herb.
    Imagine this… Ever had a meal that sat heavy in your stomach for hours or worse, been plagued by chronically slow, sluggish digestion? What if you had a trusty friend in your spice cabinet or your garden that you could turn to for some relief? Well, oregano brewed into tea can be that friend.
    The health benefits of oregano tea don’t stop there, but there are some cautions you need to be aware of when working with this herb.
    You’ll come away from this episode knowing:
    ► How to work with oregano safely so you can avoid unwanted side effects
    ► How to figure out whether making oregano tea with fresh leaves or with the dried herb is right for your situation (be sure to stick around to the end for the recipes)
    ► Five situations when oregano might just be the herb you want to reach for yourself or a loved one
    Show snippet:
    “Oregano leaves are wonderful for people who have a tendency to feel cold and damp. They are also great for the short term for anyone who has acute cold and damp symptoms.”
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    Get full show notes including a transcript of this episode 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).

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
318 Ratings

318 Ratings

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!

LindseyDale ,

Lifelong relationships with plants and people

What I love so so much about Rosalee’s podcast is that it is focused on connection, and every single episode I am inspired into deeper connection to the plants and world around me. Thanks, Rosalee!

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