100 episodes

The secret to truly effective therapeutic plant medicine is through understanding our plant science and backing it up with evidence.

Each week we will learn from the greatest aromatherapists, cultivators, scientists, researchers and boots on the ground plant workers in our medicinal plant world globally. If you work with, treat with or simply appreciate essential oils, plants and herbs you can’t miss a Tuesday episode with Colleen as she takes us on a journey into the brightest minds in our industry.

Get inspired, grow empowered with knowledge in an ecosphere you love.

Have a question or topic you’d like to see covered on the LabAroma Podcast? Go to labaroma.com and reach out to us. I can’t wait to hear from you.

The LabAroma Podcast by Colleen Quinn Colleen

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 15 Ratings

The secret to truly effective therapeutic plant medicine is through understanding our plant science and backing it up with evidence.

Each week we will learn from the greatest aromatherapists, cultivators, scientists, researchers and boots on the ground plant workers in our medicinal plant world globally. If you work with, treat with or simply appreciate essential oils, plants and herbs you can’t miss a Tuesday episode with Colleen as she takes us on a journey into the brightest minds in our industry.

Get inspired, grow empowered with knowledge in an ecosphere you love.

Have a question or topic you’d like to see covered on the LabAroma Podcast? Go to labaroma.com and reach out to us. I can’t wait to hear from you.

    101 Jahwei Chen Graf - The power of plant potions

    101 Jahwei Chen Graf - The power of plant potions

    Jahwei Chen-Graf, B.Nat (SCU), is a Clinical Herbalist, Naturopath, and owner of Remedy Garden, a thriving, community-centered herbal apothecary in Northern California. In this episode, Jahwei talks about our birthright of using plants to heal, her experience using vibrational remedies; homeopathy, flower essences, and the challenge of sourcing local and sustainable herbs to meet the growing demand in her shop.

    Jahwei maintains a private practice as a clinical herbalist, naturopath, and holistic nutritionist and enjoys helping people reach optimal health by stimulating their own vital force to heal and minimize any obstacles to cure. She loves teaching and is grateful for the opportunity to learn from her mentors, clients, and students alike. Her approach is heart-centered, practical and seeks to incorporate wisdom from both the traditional and scientific systems of medicine.

    She completed a Bachelor of Naturopathy Degree from Southern Cross University (Australia) in 2007. Her primary herbal teacher was Dr. Sue Evans, who encouraged her not to be a "brown bottle herbalist' but to go out and form relationships with the actual plants by tasting, growing, wild-crafting, and directly experiencing.

    Her clinical supervisors, both Australian naturopaths, have a particular interest in homeopathy. Once Jahwei saw patients become better with homeopathic remedies, she began incorporating this modality into her practice.

    Since moving to Northern California, she has continued learning and being inspired by local herbalists and the plants themselves. Between 2011-2016 she completed herbal apprenticeships with Kathi Keville, Candis Cantin, and Dr. Christopher Hobbs. From 2012-2018, Jahwei volunteered behind the counter at the local herb shop, HAALo, offering her services as a community herbalist, homeopath, writer, and teacher. In 2018 the opportunity to purchase HAALo arose, and Jahwei renamed it Remedy Garden.






    Useful Link
    https://remedygarden.com
    IG: @remedy.garden
    FB:@RemedyGardenHerbs





    Disclaimer: The information presented in this podcast is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor if you are in need of medical care, and before making any changes to your health routine.

    • 28 min
    100 Cassandra Quave - The Plant Hunter

    100 Cassandra Quave - The Plant Hunter

    Cassandra Quave, PhD, is the herbarium curator and an associate professor of dermatology and human health at Emory University. In this episode, Dr. Quave talks about her life's work, bridging the chasm between plants and science, and her new book THE PLANT HUNTER: A Scientist's Quest for Nature's Next Medicines. She is also the co-founder and CEO/CSO of PhytoTEK LLC, a drug-discovery company dedicated to developing solutions from botanicals for the treatment of recalcitrant antibiotic-resistant infections. Dr. Quave is a fellow of the Explorers Club, a former president of the Society for Economic Botany, and a recipient of the Emory Williams Teaching Award and Charles Heiser, Jr. Mentor Award. She is the co-creator and host of the podcast Foodie Pharmacology. A leader in the field of medical botany, she has authored more than 100 scientific publications and has been featured in the New York Times Magazine and BBC Focus, as well as on PBS, NPR, and the National Geographic Channel.

    Ever taken an aspirin? Thank a willow tree for that. Ever received a shot of numbing medication at the dentist's office prior to a procedure? That was originally discovered in a plant too—the cocoa plant from the Andes. What about a painkiller for surgery? Morphine from opium poppy really takes the edge off the post-op pain. Plants are the basis for an array of lifesaving and health-improving medicines we all now take for granted. In her memoir, ethnobotanist Dr. Cassandra Quave shows us how important studying plants is while sharing her own incredible journey.

    As a person born with multiple congenital defects of her skeletal system, Quave had to get her leg amputated at a young age. While other kids in her class were at football games or school dances, Quave was volunteering her time working at the local ER. Since then, her research has brought her to the flooded forests of the remote Amazon, the murky swamps of southern Florida, isolated mountaintops in Albania and Kosovo, and volcanic isles arising out of the Mediterranean. Filled with grit, tragedy, triumph, awe, and scientific discovery, THE PLANT HUNTER illuminates how the path forward for medical discovery may be found in nature's oldest remedies.

    Useful Links
    https://etnobotanica.us/donate
    https://etnobotanica.us/
    The Plant Hunter: A Scientists Quest for Nature's Next Medicines
    FB https://www.facebook.com/QuaveMedicineWoman
    TW https://twitter.com/QuaveEthnobot
    IG http://instagram.com/quaveethnobot/
    YouTube TeachEthnobotany YouTube Channel
    New presentations: http://www.slideshare.net/cquave
    https://foodiepharmacology.podbean.com/

    • 56 min
    099 Ethan Russo - Meeting the mother of cannabinoids

    099 Ethan Russo - Meeting the mother of cannabinoids

    Ethan Russo, MD, is a board-certified neurologist, psychopharmacology researcher, and author. He is the Founder and CEO of CReDo Science www.credo-science.com In this episode, Dr. Ethan Russo talks to us about his new study on CBG, ‘the mother of all cannabinoids’, cannabinoid acids, and affordable diagnostics for the endocannabinoid system that provide needed information for patients and doctors. This technology could improve outcomes and product choices for all phyto-therapies, such as aromatherapy, herbalism, and cannabinoid therapy, which Dr. Russo believes can be much more nimble than one-size-fits-all pharmaceuticals in addressing the individualized needs of the patient.

    Previously, he was Director of Research and Development of the International Cannabis and Cannabinoids Institute (ICCI) based in Prague, Czech Republic: https://www.icci.science. Medical Director of PHYTECS (2015-2017), a biotechnology company researching and developing innovative approaches targeting the human endocannabinoid system (http://www.phytecs.com), and from 2003-2014, he served as Senior Medical Advisor, medical monitor and study physician to GW Pharmaceuticals, United Kingdom for numerous Phase I-III clinical trials of Sativex® for alleviation of cancer pain unresponsive to optimized opioid treatment and initial studies of Epidiolex® for intractable epilepsy (https://www.gwpharm.com).

    He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania (Psychology), and the University of Massachusetts Medical School, before residencies in Pediatrics in Phoenix, Arizona and in Child and Adult Neurology at the University of Washington in Seattle. He was a clinical neurologist in Missoula, Montana for 20 years in a practice with a strong chronic pain component. In 1995, he pursued a 3-month sabbatical doing ethnobotanical research with the Machiguenga people in Parque Nacional del Manu, Peru.

    He has held faculty appointments in Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Montana, in Medicine at the University of Washington, and as visiting professor, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Harvard University, and Johns Hopkins University.

    He is a Past-President of the International Cannabinoid Research Society and is former Chairman of the International Association for Cannabinoid Medicines. He serves on the Scientific Advisory Board for the American Botanical Council. He is author of Handbook of Psychotropic Herbs, co-editor of Cannabis and Cannabinoids: Pharmacology, Toxicology and Therapeutic Potential, and author of The Last Sorcerer: Echoes of the Rainforest. He was founding editor of Journal of Cannabis Therapeutics, selections of which were published as books: Cannabis Therapeutics in HIV/AIDS, Women and Cannabis: Medicine, Science and Sociology, Cannabis: From Pariah to Prescription, and Handbook of Cannabis Therapeutics: From Bench to Bedside. He has also published numerous book chapters, and over sixty articles in neurology, pain management, cannabis, and ethnobotany. His research interests have included correlations of historical uses of cannabis to modern pharmacological mechanisms, phytopharmaceutical treatment of migraine and chronic pain, herbal synergy and phytocannabinoid/terpenoid, serotonergic and vanilloid interactions.

    He has consulted or lectured on these topics in 44 US states and Canadian provinces and 44 countries on six continents.

    Useful Links:
    https://credo-science.com/projects/
    CBG Study
    CReDo
    Endo DNA tests
    Eurofins worldwide testing
    https://ethanrusso.org/category/library/

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    • 44 min
    098 - Heather Burke - Fighting for legacy

    098 - Heather Burke - Fighting for legacy

    Heather is a Founding Partner with Heather L. Burke, P.C., a values-based boutique law firm serving clients throughout California's legacy producing regions, including the Emerald Triangle and the Sierra Nevada mountain range. In this episode, Heather walks us through new hope for Legacy Farmers and traditional medicine makers through appellations and softening regulations and inequities between cannabis and hemp distinctions.

    Her practice focuses on cannabis agriculture and complex supply chain logistics, a field that encompasses transactional, business, land use, and regulatory law. In light of her significant work in the field of cannabis agriculture, Heather has developed expertise in the state's developing cannabis appellation program.

    Graduating from Humboldt State University in 2005, Heather consistently set new legal precedent in California cannabis law. As a student, she was instrumental in the seminal cannabis case, People v. Jovan Jackson, which established the rule that large-scale collectives/cooperatives may operate lawfully in California. In addition to winning numerous high-profile cannabis cases throughout her career, Heather's team earned a five-day evidentiary hearing regarding cannabis' Schedule I status in U.S. v. Pickard in federal court, an extraordinary feat in federal cannabis litigation.

    In 2018, Heather was featured in MG Retailer's article, "30 Powerful Cannabis Attorneys You Should Know." She was named "Attorney of the Year" by the Nevada County Cannabis Cup in 2017, and one of Skunk Magazine's Women of Weed for 2015. Heather was awarded NORML's John Mark Flowers Scholar in 2015. Heather also co-drafted the proposed initiative to legalize cannabis, The California Craft Cannabis Initiative.

    Currently, Heather serves on the International Cannabis Bar Association (INCBA) on their Cannabis Appellations Subcommittee where she is also the chair of the Advocacy and Pro Bono Committee. She is an avid supporter of the International Cannabis Farmers Association (ICFA), the Humboldt County Growers Association (HCGA), and the Nevada County Cannabis Alliance (NCCA).

    In addition to her vibrant law practice throughout Northern California, Heather is a regular speaker and panelist at cannabis conferences around the nation, and she pens a popular blog focused on legal issues affecting cannabis agriculture. Her most recent speaking engagements have focused on areas of cannabis appellations, cannabis genetics, and supporting California's legacy cannabis farming communities.

    Useful links
    https://hburkelegal.com/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/heather-l-burke-1216971b/
    Forbes article Emerald Cup 2021 Judges

    Disclaimer: The information presented in this podcast is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor if you are in need of medical care, and before making any changes to your health routine.

    • 38 min
    097 Rachel Herz - My minds nose

    097 Rachel Herz - My minds nose

    Rachel Herz, Ph.D., is a neuroscientist and world-leading expert on the psychological science of smell. She has been conducting research on the senses, emotion, perception, motivated behavior, and cognition since 1990. In this episode, Dr. Herz speaks to us about how scent memories and imagery influence our health and decision-making. She explains the groundbreaking science behind loss of smell as a reliable early indicator of Sars-CoV-2.

    Dr. Herz is a TEDx speaker, has published over 95 original research papers, received numerous awards and grants, co-authored scholarly handbooks, and is an adjunct professor in the Medical School of Brown University and part-time faculty in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at Boston College. She is also a professional consultant to various industries regarding scent, taste, food and flavor, and is frequently called upon as an expert witness in legal cases involving olfaction. Dr. Herz is the author of several academic and popular science books including the leading college textbook on Sensation & Perception (Oxford University Press) now in its 6th edition, The Scent of Desire: Discovering Our Enigmatic Sense of Smell (2007; Harper Collins), which was selected as a finalist for the “2009 AAAS Prize for Excellence in Science Books,” and That’s Disgusting: Unraveling the Mysteries of Repulsion (2012; W.W. Norton & Co), which analyzes the emotion of disgust from culture to neuroscience, and was listed as a New York Times Book Review “Editor’s Choice”. Her latest book Why You Eat What You Eat: The Science Behind Our Relationship with Food (2018; W.W. Norton & Co) explores how our senses, brain and psychology govern our perception of food, and the experiences and consequences of eating. Why You Eat What You Eat was a finalist for the “2018 Readable Feast Awards” and listed among the “Best Food Books of 2018” by The Smithsonian and The New Yorker.

    Useful links
    website: https://rachelherz.com/
    Twitter @Rachel Herz
    LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/rachelherz
    Scent Perception and Therapeutic Potential for Pain
    Tracking Smell Loss to Identify Health Care Workers with Sars-Cov-2 Infection

    Disclaimer: The information presented in this podcast is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor if you are in need of medical care, and before making any changes to your health routine.

    • 37 min
    096 Stephen Cital - Cannabinoids and our animals

    096 Stephen Cital - Cannabinoids and our animals

    Stephen is a multi-credentialed Veterinary Technician Specialist with specialty credentials in anesthesia and pain management. In this episode, Stephen talks about our furry friends, cannabinoids, terpenes, and the importance of pet-friendly carrier oils. Animals see, taste, and smell the world differently from humans, yet they also evolved with an endocannabinoid system and can benefit from cannabis with trained guides.

    He is employed as a Lab Manager by Howard Hughes Medical Institute at Stanford University School of Medicine in the Department of Neurobiology. In addition to conducting research and clinical work, Stephen is an award-winning international lecturer on anesthesia, pain management, cannabis, and best research practices. He is on the DVM360 Editorial Advisory Board, International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management Board, Executive Director of the Academy of Lab Animal Veterinary Technicians and Nurses and is a member of the Committee of Veterinary Technician Specialties. Stephen has written or contributed to numerous textbooks, articles and was also a column coordinator for one of Nature's journals. In addition, he was the primary editor for a new textbook also published by Springer Nature on cannabis therapy in veterinary medicine. He is a key opinion leader for multiple veterinary pharmaceutical and device companies, is the COO for the Veterinary Anesthesia Nerds and Veterinary Cannabinoid Academy.


    Useful links

    https://www.stephencital.com/
    Cannabis Therapy in Veterinary Medicine

    www.vetcannacademy.com

    https://www.dovepress.com/cannabinoid-terpene-and-heavy-metal-analysis-of-29-over-the-counter-co-peer-reviewed-fulltext-article-VMRR

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    Disclaimer: The information presented in this podcast is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor if you are in need of medical care, and before making any changes to your health routine.

    • 35 min

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