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

The Holistic Herbalism Podcast CommonWealth Center for Holistic Herbalism

    • Alternative Health
    • 4.9 • 234 Ratings

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

    A Case Study: Herbs and Nightmares

    A Case Study: Herbs and Nightmares

    You may have heard of herbs for dreaming, but what about herbs and nightmares? This case study shows how Katja went from night terrors to sweet dreams.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    4 Medicinal Mushrooms: Shiitake, Maitake, Reishi, Lion's Mane

    4 Medicinal Mushrooms: Shiitake, Maitake, Reishi, Lion's Mane

    These mighty medicinal mushrooms have immunomodulatory, adaptogenic, and neuro-regenerative activities. Our fungal friends are here to help!

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Herbs and Grief, at the Death of the Year

    Herbs and Grief, at the Death of the Year

    We take insight from the dark time of the year when we consider how herbs and grief can travel together. We take solace in the confidence of seeds.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Herbs As Mantra - Mental Reset & Redirection

    Herbs As Mantra - Mental Reset & Redirection

    What do we see when we look at herbs as mantra? We see mind tools you can carry in a teacup. We see sensory cues for mental patterns you want to enhance.

    • 50 min
    Six Herbs for Cognitive Decline Prevention

    Six Herbs for Cognitive Decline Prevention

    A holistic mental health maintenance includes herbs for cognitive decline prevention, but also recognizes the importance of habits - especially sleep!

    • 58 min
    Accessible Herbalism for Respiratory Ailments

    Accessible Herbalism for Respiratory Ailments

    Part 10 in our Accessible Herbalism series: work with inexpensive herbs for respiratory infections, sinus problems, and difficulties with breathing.

    • 1 hr 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
234 Ratings

234 Ratings

Rechecked ,

Demystifying natural remedies

Katja and Ryn are down to earth pragmatic healers, highly recommend to anyone looking for practical how-to’s while learning about new herbs. I would love to hear recommendations on how to procure high quality herbs that are talked about on these podcasts. Thank you!

beebalmnonbinary ,

Absolute Favorite Feel-Better Podcast!!!

Katya and Ryn are practically magical. 1. Their scientific and experiential knowledge is vast and they are intersectionally inclusive (no white hippie appropriation here folks, whew!!) 2. Their calm but passionate nature coupled with an immensely warm generosity of spirit draws you in, no matter your previous experience.

I honestly can say that with each episode, I feel more empowered to live a healthy life and to advocate for myself as I navigate the healthcare system.

I love how cozy and safe it feels to join these two as we learn. I will be sharing many of these episodes with family and fellow sensitive beings!

Quick notes: Sometimes there is a squeaky sound in the background, but I am sure that can be fixed. It is more important to create content that brings some light into this kaleidoscopic and stressful period than it is to have a fancy recording studio.

Would also love to hear conversations with guests on future episodes. Thank you and please keep it up!!!

RosieRick ,

Incredibly well-rounded and informative

I am a complete beginner to herbalism and stumbled upon this podcast looking for somewhere to start exposing myself to the vast world of herbs and the practices of working with them. I have been binging this podcast everyday! Katja and Ryn are the perfect compliment to one another in temperament, knowledge, and approach. The material is informative, interesting, and so fun and soothing to listen to. I can’t get enough! They offer a huge number of resources and courses on their website too - I want to take their beginner herbalism course soon. Thanks for all you do!

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