132 episodes

If you’re a mom who loves having your own natural medicine kit, filled with herbal remedies & ingredients you know, love, trust, & can pronounce, then this podcast is for you!
Hosted by Mel Mutterspaugh, a clinical herbalist, holistic health & environmental educator, natural medicine maker, and a mountain livin’ momma on a mission to help more moms learn how to use herbs and plant medicines in a safe and effective way. 
In this show, you’ll hear tips and bits on how you can take better care of your family, & better care of our planet, naturally. We approach herbal medicine by dancing the science, with a bit of the folksy woo stuff too! You’ll hear interviews with other herbalists, naturopaths, doulas, midwives, herb farmers, product makers, holistic healers, and moms of all kinds sharing their wisdom on their journey down this herbalist’s path.We’re all about inspiring a movement where there’s an herbalist in every home… AGAIN! And that starts with YOU!  So, be sure to hit subscribe so you never miss a show, and share it with all your momma friends so we can make herbalism #SpreadLikeWildFlowers 
Learn more and check out our classes at theherbalistspath.com 

The Herbalist's Path Mel Mutterspaugh

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 29 Ratings

If you’re a mom who loves having your own natural medicine kit, filled with herbal remedies & ingredients you know, love, trust, & can pronounce, then this podcast is for you!
Hosted by Mel Mutterspaugh, a clinical herbalist, holistic health & environmental educator, natural medicine maker, and a mountain livin’ momma on a mission to help more moms learn how to use herbs and plant medicines in a safe and effective way. 
In this show, you’ll hear tips and bits on how you can take better care of your family, & better care of our planet, naturally. We approach herbal medicine by dancing the science, with a bit of the folksy woo stuff too! You’ll hear interviews with other herbalists, naturopaths, doulas, midwives, herb farmers, product makers, holistic healers, and moms of all kinds sharing their wisdom on their journey down this herbalist’s path.We’re all about inspiring a movement where there’s an herbalist in every home… AGAIN! And that starts with YOU!  So, be sure to hit subscribe so you never miss a show, and share it with all your momma friends so we can make herbalism #SpreadLikeWildFlowers 
Learn more and check out our classes at theherbalistspath.com 

    Herbs To Keep Cool On Hot Summer Days

    Herbs To Keep Cool On Hot Summer Days

    Like the show? Got a Q? Shoot us a Text!Wanna stay cool during the summer? Here’s some of my favorite herbal remedies to beat the heat. Learn tips on recognizing symptoms of heat exhaustion and the importance of hydration throughout the summer. In this episode I dish the love on herbs like lemon balm, mint, fennel, elderflowers, hibiscus, lavender, and marshmallow root for their cooling properties and shared a fabulous iced tea recipe. If you want to take advantage of the abundance of medicin...

    • 28 min
    Empowering Women’s Health with Dr. Tori Hudson ND: Herbal Remedies & Integrative Medicine

    Empowering Women’s Health with Dr. Tori Hudson ND: Herbal Remedies & Integrative Medicine

    Like the show? Got a Q? Shoot us a Text!In this episode we welcome Dr. Tori Hudson, a naturopathic physician with over 40 years of experience in integrative women's health. Our conversation covers Dr. Hudson's journey, from her early interest in herbal medicine to becoming an acclaimed author and formulator of Vitanica. Learn about common women's health issues, the importance of diagnosing underlying causes, and how herbs like turmeric and simple seasonal plants can support wellness. Perfect ...

    • 1 hr 6 min
    🌿Herbal Remedies For Building Your Natural First Aid Kit🩹

    🌿Herbal Remedies For Building Your Natural First Aid Kit🩹

    Like the show? Got a Q? Shoot us a Text!It's time to revolutionize your first aid kit with the power of plants! Tune into this episode where I share the must-have herbs for your herbal first aid kit. You'll learn how to use common plants like plantain for healing wounds, lavender for calming burns and anxiety, echinacea for fighting infections, and more. This episode is packed with practical tips and essential knowledge to help you feel confident and prepared for any minor emergency, naturall...

    • 38 min
    Building Your Herbal Apothecary: with Clinical Herbalist Mary Colvin, RH (AHG)

    Building Your Herbal Apothecary: with Clinical Herbalist Mary Colvin, RH (AHG)

    Like the show? Got a Q? Shoot us a Text!I had the pleasure of chatting with Mary Colvin, a clinical herbalist, mama, new grandma, and owner of Ancestral Herbology. Mary shares her journey into herbal medicine, from her early days in gardening to overcoming debilitating back pain through plant-based remedies. We delve into the significance of clinical herbalism, the role of sustainability in herb harvesting, and Mary's new book, 'The Herbalist's Guide: How to Build and Use Your Own Apothecary....

    • 55 min
    🌿How To Harvest Medicinal Herbs For The Most Potent Remedies

    🌿How To Harvest Medicinal Herbs For The Most Potent Remedies

    Like the show? Got a Q? Shoot us a Text!Today, we're diving into one of the most gratifying aspects of herbal medicine: harvesting medicinal herbs at their peak potency. I'll share essential tips and guidelines to ensure you're gathering the best possible remedies while being sustainable and ethical. We'll cover plant identification, the importance of United Plant Savers, and avoiding overharvesting. Plus, I'll give practical advice on how and when to harvest roots, leaves, and flowers. ...

    • 32 min
    🌼Nature’s Apothecary; Medicinal Weeds For Health & Healing

    🌼Nature’s Apothecary; Medicinal Weeds For Health & Healing

    Like the show? Got a Q? Shoot us a Text!So many common weeds are actually incredible food and medicine. It's time for a shift in how we view and treat these plants! It's time we stop the use of harmful herbicides and for the embrace these abundant weeds like dandelion, plantain, and burdock for their medicinal and nutritional benefits. I highly encourage you to get out there, learn how to identify, harvest, and use these abundance plants, and help make herbalism to spread 'like wildflow...

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

CameronKeira16 ,

Really cares about what she teaches!

Mel loves her job and does a great job teaching mamas about herbs. She has a great personality and keeps it upbeat!

Straightandyarrow ,

Worth the wait

I just love love love your podcast! I had it in my queue for quite a while and finally listened to it for the first time the other day. I am glad I finally did. You are so full of enthusiasm for herbs and helping others learn. I especially love “My friendula calendula”. I love calendula too! I cannot have enough, ever, in my opinion.

bikerbird2 ,

Oatstraw

I love Oatstraw tea my nerves system relaxed . I can handle this stressful relationship. Am praying 🙏 to move out of Maryland, Baltimore. Scary neighborhood people Were I live at.

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