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Practical herbalism from practicing herbalists. Conversations, botanical deep-dives, Q&A with clinical herbalists Katja Swift & Ryn Midura of CommonWealth Holistic Herbalism.

The Holistic Herbalism Podcast CommonWealth Holistic Herbalism

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 409 Ratings

Practical herbalism from practicing herbalists. Conversations, botanical deep-dives, Q&A with clinical herbalists Katja Swift & Ryn Midura of CommonWealth Holistic Herbalism.

    [REPLAY] What You Should Know About Choosing An Online Herb School

    [REPLAY] What You Should Know About Choosing An Online Herb School

    IF YOU'RE SEEING THIS IN JULY 2024, USE CODE "LAVENDER" AT CHECKOUT TO GET 20% OFF ANY OF OUR COURSES OR PROGRAMS!This originally aired as Episode 188 of the Holistic Herbalism Podcast.All herb schools are different, in their focus and their style. When you’re choosing an online herb school, whether for a short course or a long program, here are some key questions to consider:How can you ask questions to the teachers & admins?Is there a free course you can take first?What’s the teaching m...

    • 1 hr 9 min
    [REPLAY] Six Herbs for Cognitive Decline Prevention

    [REPLAY] Six Herbs for Cognitive Decline Prevention

    IF YOU'RE SEEING THIS IN JULY 2024, USE CODE "LAVENDER" AT CHECKOUT TO GET 20% OFF ANY OF OUR COURSES OR PROGRAMS!This originally aired as Episode 139 of the Holistic Herbalism Podcast. We're replaying it in June 2024 because of the increase in interest in cognitive troubles associated with COVID. Don't despair - you can take steps to protect your mind!Here' s the study mentioned in the intro: Quan et al. Post-COVID cognitive dysfunction: current status and research recommendations for high r...

    • 1 hr
    Emergency Readiness Needs A Meal Plan

    Emergency Readiness Needs A Meal Plan

    With heat waves hitting heavy, and hurricane season on the move, we’re thinking about disaster preparedness – again! In this episode, we’re covering an aspect of disaster preparedness we haven’t discussed on the pod before: food. Whether you’re putting together a bug-out bag, or building up a bug-in bag (or box, or cabinet, or whatever), you’ve got to have food.What’ll matter in this context includes protein, fiber, calories, flavor, and – believe it or not – sugar. Since environments and eme...

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Time Management & Productivity for Herbal Business People

    Time Management & Productivity for Herbal Business People

    The single most important factor in the success of your business is your ability to manage your time and be productive.Great – cause that’s not hard at all, right? 😑Trouble is, this is not something you’re just born knowing how to do.It’s a skill you have to develop – but you can do it, and this course will help!Enroll for free and over the next month, you will learn so much about how to get control of your schedule – so that you have time for your business without burnout!(Plus you’ll find a...

    • 28 min
    Starting A Clinical Herbalism Business

    Starting A Clinical Herbalism Business

    We continue this week with Katja’s series: Starting Your Herbal Business! Today the focus is on the practice of clinical herbalism.Building and running a practice as a clinical herbalist isn’t only about your interview skills, your ability to formulate a personalized remedy, or your capacity to build a holistic health plan in collaboration with your clients. Support work, research, and administrative tasks will take a fair amount of your attention – not to mention continuing education!Clinica...

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Acknowledging Complexity Is Not Gatekeeping

    Acknowledging Complexity Is Not Gatekeeping

    When you’re an herbalist, it’s normal to get questions from people about herbs. Usually they’re thinking that it’s a simple question, and expecting a simple response: “What’s good for IBS?” “Chamomile.” But the truth is a lot more complex than that! When you learn about herbalism, you come to understand that there are no herbs “for” any disease state. Instead, there are herbs who can exert influences on the body, and those may match well (or poorly) with the specific state of an individual pe...

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
409 Ratings

409 Ratings

SimplyHerbs ,

Very Timely

I’ve listened to several of Ryn and Katja’s podcasts and have really enjoyed all of them. The podcast on catnip was especially timely as it talked about using it for older people who get anxious a lot. I’m going to try some catnip tea today. Thanks.

Super mom 74 ,

Totally Awesome! Wealth of Knowledge

I recently came across this podcast as an aspiring beginner herbalist and I absolutely fell in love! I have gone back and started listening to every episode from the beginning. I love the excitement in their voices when they talk about herbs.

Kleigh523 ,

Love this podcast!

I have listened to quite a few different herbal podcasts, wanting to expand my knowledge on herbs. And I am SO happy that I came across this podcast. Each episode is full of information, but not in an overwhelming way. They are relatable and enjoyable to listen to.

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