94 episodes

The Plant Path is a window into the world of the herbal medicine. With perspectives gleaned from traditional western herbalism, Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine, Alchemy, Medical Astrology, and traditional cultures from around the world, The Plant Path provides unique insights, skills and strategies for the practice of true holistic herbalism. From clinical to spiritual perspectives, we don't just focus on what herbs are "good for," but rather who they are as intelligent beings, and how we can work with them to heal and consciously evolve.

The Plant Path with Sajah & Whitney Popham, founders of The School of Evolutionary Herbalism. Herbalist, Spagyricist, Medical Astrologer

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 275 Ratings

The Plant Path is a window into the world of the herbal medicine. With perspectives gleaned from traditional western herbalism, Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine, Alchemy, Medical Astrology, and traditional cultures from around the world, The Plant Path provides unique insights, skills and strategies for the practice of true holistic herbalism. From clinical to spiritual perspectives, we don't just focus on what herbs are "good for," but rather who they are as intelligent beings, and how we can work with them to heal and consciously evolve.

    Determining Interchangeable Species

    Determining Interchangeable Species

    Oftentimes with medicinal plants, there will be other species in a particular genus that can be used in the exact same way as the standardly accepted species that we typically use in herbal medicine.
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    To get free in depth mini-courses and videos, visit our blog at: 
    http://www.evolutionaryherbalism.com
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    http://www.facebook.com/EvolutionaryHerbalism
    https://www.instagram.com/evolutionary_herbalism/
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    ABOUT SAJAH
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    Sajah Popham is the author of Evolutionary Herbalism and the founder of the School of Evolutionary Herbalism, where he trains herbalists in a holistic system of plant medicine that encompasses clinical western herbalism, medical astrology, Ayurveda, and spagyric alchemy. His mission is to develop a comprehensive approach that balances the science and spirituality of plant medicine, focusing on using plants to heal and rejuvenate the body, clarify the mind, open the heart, and support the development of the soul. Sajah’s approach honors and acknowledges the chemical, energetic, and spiritual properties of plants for a holistic model that uses the whole herb to heal the whole person. He lives on a homestead in the foothills of Mt. Baker Washington with his wife Whitney where he teaches, consults clients, and prepares spagyric herbal medicines. 
     
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    ABOUT THE PLANT PATH
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    The Plant Path provides unique perspectives for the modern practitioner of herbalism that doesn’t just want to “fix what’s broken” in the body, but seeks to serve others with deeper levels of healing and transformation with herbal medicines. 
     
    A unique synergy of clinical herbalism, alchemy, medical astrology, and herbal traditions from around the world, The Plant Path focuses on giving you a truly “wholistic” perspective on herbal medicine so you never fall into the trap of allopathic herbalism. 
     
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    If you’d like to interview Sajah or Whitney to be on your podcast, click here to fill out an interview request form.

    • 8 min
    The Role of Alcohol in Herbalism

    The Role of Alcohol in Herbalism

    As herbalists, we tend to rely pretty heavily on alcohol as one of our main ways for extracting and preserving the medicinal properties of plants. Herbal tinctures are one of the most commonly used forms of herbal medicine. 
    In modern herbalism, we tend to think of alcohol as great for dissolving herbal constituents and preserving things well. They last indefinitely if the percentage is higher than 30 percent. But what about some of the traditional perspectives of alcohol? Specifically, why do we refer to distilled alcohol as “spirits”?
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    CONNECT WITH SAJAH AND WHITNEY
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    To get free in depth mini-courses and videos, visit our blog at: 
    http://www.evolutionaryherbalism.com
    Get daily inspiration and plant wisdom on our Facebook and Instagram channels:
    http://www.facebook.com/EvolutionaryHerbalism
    https://www.instagram.com/evolutionary_herbalism/
    Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyP63opAmcpIAQg1M9ShNSQ
     
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    ABOUT SAJAH
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    Sajah Popham is the author of Evolutionary Herbalism and the founder of the School of Evolutionary Herbalism, where he trains herbalists in a holistic system of plant medicine that encompasses clinical western herbalism, medical astrology, Ayurveda, and spagyric alchemy. His mission is to develop a comprehensive approach that balances the science and spirituality of plant medicine, focusing on using plants to heal and rejuvenate the body, clarify the mind, open the heart, and support the development of the soul. Sajah’s approach honors and acknowledges the chemical, energetic, and spiritual properties of plants for a holistic model that uses the whole herb to heal the whole person. He lives on a homestead in the foothills of Mt. Baker Washington with his wife Whitney where he teaches, consults clients, and prepares spagyric herbal medicines. 
     
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    ABOUT THE PLANT PATH
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    The Plant Path provides unique perspectives for the modern practitioner of herbalism that doesn’t just want to “fix what’s broken” in the body, but seeks to serve others with deeper levels of healing and transformation with herbal medicines. 
     
    A unique synergy of clinical herbalism, alchemy, medical astrology, and herbal traditions from around the world, The Plant Path focuses on giving you a truly “wholistic” perspective on herbal medicine so you never fall into the trap of allopathic herbalism. 
     
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    If you’d like to interview Sajah or Whitney to be on your podcast, click here to fill out an interview request form.

    • 13 min
    The Benefits and Dangers of Bitters

    The Benefits and Dangers of Bitters

    Bitter herbs have been gaining a lot of popularity over the years, and they're sometimes seen as a magical cure, especially for the digestive system. Some people say that everyone should be on bitters because they're so amazing for digestion. Many people these days have a lot of issues with the digestive system, primarily because our GIs are under assault from a lot of different angles from antibiotics and all of the food dynamics that we see in the modern world. But we sometimes overlook some important aspects of bitters and how in some situations they can actually be very contrary indicated types of remedies for people.
     
    So let’s look at the appropriate and inappropriate use of bitter herbs and some things to be aware of for how you can use these important remedies effectively, efficiently, and in an appropriate way so that they heal and do not harm. 
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    CONNECT WITH SAJAH AND WHITNEY
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    To get free in depth mini-courses and videos, visit our blog at: 
    http://www.evolutionaryherbalism.com
    Get daily inspiration and plant wisdom on our Facebook and Instagram channels:
    http://www.facebook.com/EvolutionaryHerbalism
    https://www.instagram.com/evolutionary_herbalism/
    Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyP63opAmcpIAQg1M9ShNSQ
     
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    ABOUT SAJAH
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    Sajah Popham is the author of Evolutionary Herbalism and the founder of the School of Evolutionary Herbalism, where he trains herbalists in a holistic system of plant medicine that encompasses clinical western herbalism, medical astrology, Ayurveda, and spagyric alchemy. His mission is to develop a comprehensive approach that balances the science and spirituality of plant medicine, focusing on using plants to heal and rejuvenate the body, clarify the mind, open the heart, and support the development of the soul. Sajah’s approach honors and acknowledges the chemical, energetic, and spiritual properties of plants for a holistic model that uses the whole herb to heal the whole person. He lives on a homestead in the foothills of Mt. Baker Washington with his wife Whitney where he teaches, consults clients, and prepares spagyric herbal medicines. 
     
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    ABOUT THE PLANT PATH
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    The Plant Path provides unique perspectives for the modern practitioner of herbalism that doesn’t just want to “fix what’s broken” in the body, but seeks to serve others with deeper levels of healing and transformation with herbal medicines. 
     
    A unique synergy of clinical herbalism, alchemy, medical astrology, and herbal traditions from around the world, The Plant Path focuses on giving you a truly “wholistic” perspective on herbal medicine so you never fall into the trap of allopathic herbalism. 
     
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    WANT TO FEATURE US ON YOUR PODCAST?
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    If you’d like to interview Sajah or Whitney to be on your podcast, click here to fill out an interview request form.

    • 18 min
    Adverse Reactions to Herbs- What they are and how to avoid them

    Adverse Reactions to Herbs- What they are and how to avoid them

    One of the biggest fears that we have as herbalists and as practitioners is that not only will our remedies potentially not work or heal the person that we're working with, but that they might actually do harm, that we might give someone a plant and it creates an issue for them in their body, or they have a really bad reaction to that herb. What are some of the different ways that that can happen or reasons why that can happen, and how can you best avoid that?
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    CONNECT WITH SAJAH AND WHITNEY
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    To get free in depth mini-courses and videos, visit our blog at: 
    http://www.evolutionaryherbalism.com
    Get daily inspiration and plant wisdom on our Facebook and Instagram channels:
    http://www.facebook.com/EvolutionaryHerbalism
    https://www.instagram.com/evolutionary_herbalism/
    Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyP63opAmcpIAQg1M9ShNSQ
     
    ————————————
    ABOUT SAJAH
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    Sajah Popham is the author of Evolutionary Herbalism and the founder of the School of Evolutionary Herbalism, where he trains herbalists in a holistic system of plant medicine that encompasses clinical western herbalism, medical astrology, Ayurveda, and spagyric alchemy. His mission is to develop a comprehensive approach that balances the science and spirituality of plant medicine, focusing on using plants to heal and rejuvenate the body, clarify the mind, open the heart, and support the development of the soul. Sajah’s approach honors and acknowledges the chemical, energetic, and spiritual properties of plants for a holistic model that uses the whole herb to heal the whole person. He lives on a homestead in the foothills of Mt. Baker Washington with his wife Whitney where he teaches, consults clients, and prepares spagyric herbal medicines. 
     
    ————————————
    ABOUT THE PLANT PATH
    ————————————
    The Plant Path provides unique perspectives for the modern practitioner of herbalism that doesn’t just want to “fix what’s broken” in the body, but seeks to serve others with deeper levels of healing and transformation with herbal medicines. 
     
    A unique synergy of clinical herbalism, alchemy, medical astrology, and herbal traditions from around the world, The Plant Path focuses on giving you a truly “wholistic” perspective on herbal medicine so you never fall into the trap of allopathic herbalism. 
     
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    WANT TO FEATURE US ON YOUR PODCAST?
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    If you’d like to interview Sajah or Whitney to be on your podcast, click here to fill out an interview request form.

    • 13 min
    Allergies and Asthma

    Allergies and Asthma

    Upper respiratory allergies can sometimes be a little bit tricky to work with as an herbalist. In this post, we’ll focus on giving some lists of some remedies to consider for treating upper respiratory tract allergies, but really on a deeper level, looking at core actions and energetics and categories of remedies that you would consider, and I’ll also share what can be literally a life-saving simple two-herb formula for treating asthma attacks.
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    CONNECT WITH SAJAH AND WHITNEY
    ————————————
    To get free in depth mini-courses and videos, visit our blog at: 
    http://www.evolutionaryherbalism.com
    Get daily inspiration and plant wisdom on our Facebook and Instagram channels:
    http://www.facebook.com/EvolutionaryHerbalism
    https://www.instagram.com/evolutionary_herbalism/
    Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyP63opAmcpIAQg1M9ShNSQ
     
    ————————————
    ABOUT SAJAH
    ————————————
    Sajah Popham is the author of Evolutionary Herbalism and the founder of the School of Evolutionary Herbalism, where he trains herbalists in a holistic system of plant medicine that encompasses clinical western herbalism, medical astrology, Ayurveda, and spagyric alchemy. His mission is to develop a comprehensive approach that balances the science and spirituality of plant medicine, focusing on using plants to heal and rejuvenate the body, clarify the mind, open the heart, and support the development of the soul. Sajah’s approach honors and acknowledges the chemical, energetic, and spiritual properties of plants for a holistic model that uses the whole herb to heal the whole person. He lives on a homestead in the foothills of Mt. Baker Washington with his wife Whitney where he teaches, consults clients, and prepares spagyric herbal medicines. 
     
    ————————————
    ABOUT THE PLANT PATH
    ————————————
    The Plant Path provides unique perspectives for the modern practitioner of herbalism that doesn’t just want to “fix what’s broken” in the body, but seeks to serve others with deeper levels of healing and transformation with herbal medicines. 
     
    A unique synergy of clinical herbalism, alchemy, medical astrology, and herbal traditions from around the world, The Plant Path focuses on giving you a truly “wholistic” perspective on herbal medicine so you never fall into the trap of allopathic herbalism. 
     
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    WANT TO FEATURE US ON YOUR PODCAST?
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    If you’d like to interview Sajah or Whitney to be on your podcast, click here to fill out an interview request form.

    • 22 min
    Understanding Herbs Astrologically

    Understanding Herbs Astrologically

    Astrology is a holistic system that sees not just the whole plant or the whole person but their connection to the whole cosmos, to the wholeness of nature. It's looking at the wholeness of life itself and the connections between the various expressions of life. 
     
    Astrological tools can help you to understand your plants more holistically and to be able to see that connection between their physical, their energetic, and their spiritual properties so that you can use the whole plant to heal the whole person. It's one of the most beautiful, amazing tools that we can have in our toolkit as herbalists to understand the essence of the remedies that we love.
     
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    CONNECT WITH SAJAH AND WHITNEY
    ————————————
    To get free in depth mini-courses and videos, visit our blog at: 
    http://www.evolutionaryherbalism.com
    Get daily inspiration and plant wisdom on our Facebook and Instagram channels:
    http://www.facebook.com/EvolutionaryHerbalism
    https://www.instagram.com/evolutionary_herbalism/
    Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyP63opAmcpIAQg1M9ShNSQ
     
    ————————————
    ABOUT SAJAH
    ————————————
    Sajah Popham is the author of Evolutionary Herbalism and the founder of the School of Evolutionary Herbalism, where he trains herbalists in a holistic system of plant medicine that encompasses clinical western herbalism, medical astrology, Ayurveda, and spagyric alchemy. His mission is to develop a comprehensive approach that balances the science and spirituality of plant medicine, focusing on using plants to heal and rejuvenate the body, clarify the mind, open the heart, and support the development of the soul. Sajah’s approach honors and acknowledges the chemical, energetic, and spiritual properties of plants for a holistic model that uses the whole herb to heal the whole person. He lives on a homestead in the foothills of Mt. Baker Washington with his wife Whitney where he teaches, consults clients, and prepares spagyric herbal medicines. 
     
    ————————————
    ABOUT THE PLANT PATH
    ————————————
    The Plant Path provides unique perspectives for the modern practitioner of herbalism that doesn’t just want to “fix what’s broken” in the body, but seeks to serve others with deeper levels of healing and transformation with herbal medicines. 
     
    A unique synergy of clinical herbalism, alchemy, medical astrology, and herbal traditions from around the world, The Plant Path focuses on giving you a truly “wholistic” perspective on herbal medicine so you never fall into the trap of allopathic herbalism. 
     
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    WANT TO FEATURE US ON YOUR PODCAST?
    ————————————
    If you’d like to interview Sajah or Whitney to be on your podcast, click here to fill out an interview request form.

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
275 Ratings

275 Ratings

Efftee6 ,

So happy to have found this podcast

Very informative and educational. I feel a great connection to the content and am so glad to have this as a resource.

VeggieVinyasa ,

Amazing wisdom

As an Ayurveda practitioner, I am thrilled with how this podcast connects all the dots with plant medicine and astrology taking us deeper into true understanding of how the microcosm and microcosm reflect each other. I’m in the middle of binging and will definitely be signing up for courses in the future.

hipchick65 ,

Great content, delivery needs work

I’m new to the podcast and although I’m not an herbalist, I am very interested in the content. Unfortunately, your frequent input of the word ‘right?’ after almost every point you make in your sentences made me not want to listen any longer 😞 Maybe I’ll try again in the future!

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