100 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
    • 4.7 • 331 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.

    How to Treat a Condition You’ve Never Heard Of

    How to Treat a Condition You’ve Never Heard Of

    As an herbalist, facing a condition you’ve never heard of is a rite of passage. However, how you respond is up to you.
    There’s a universal method you can employ when treating all conditions- familiar or ones you’ve never heard of. By using postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) to illustrate this method, you’ll learn: 
    How to approach a condition you've never heard of What the six tissue states are and how they express themselves in disease Which herbs alleviate the various tissue state imbalances How I approached figuring out how to treat POTS  
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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
    Get a free 5-week course when you buy a copy of the book, Evolutionary Herbalism:
    https://www.evolutionaryherbalism.com/evolutionary-herbalism-book/
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    ABOUT THE PLANT PATH
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    The Plant Path is a window into the world of 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 us physically and consciously evolve.
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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. This is only achieved through understanding and working with the chemical, energetic, and spiritual properties of the plants. His teachings embody a heartfelt respect, honor and reverence for the vast intelligence of plants in a way that empowers us to look deeper into the nature of our medicines and ourselves.
    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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    If you’d like to interview Sajah or Whitney to be on your podcast, click here to fill out an interview request form.

    • 32 min
    Not Just Candy: How to Use Licorice Root Safely

    Not Just Candy: How to Use Licorice Root Safely

    Licorice is likely one of the most commonly used herbs across the world because it has such a wide range of effects and ways it can be used. Despite its popularity, there are contraindications that are often overlooked. This herb can increase blood pressure in both healthy and vulnerable populations. However, by understanding its effects on the cardiovascular system and how to use it safely, you can use this herb confidently in your herbal practice.  In today’s episode, you’ll learn about:
    The medicinal benefits of Licorice in a formula or by itself The side effects and contraindications of Licorice The difference between standard and deglycyrrhizinated Licorice How to safely dose with this herb Traditional methods for using Licorice ————————————
    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
    Get a free 5-week course when you buy a copy of the book, Evolutionary Herbalism:
    https://www.evolutionaryherbalism.com/evolutionary-herbalism-book/
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    ABOUT THE PLANT PATH
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    The Plant Path is a window into the world of 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 us physically and consciously evolve.
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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. This is only achieved through understanding and working with the chemical, energetic, and spiritual properties of the plants. His teachings embody a heartfelt respect, honor and reverence for the vast intelligence of plants in a way that empowers us to look deeper into the nature of our medicines and ourselves.
    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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    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.

    • 14 min
    Logistics of Seeing Clients

    Logistics of Seeing Clients

    Running a private practice can be difficult, especially when you’ve never learned the logistics of how to do so in school.
    Although you can learn through trial and error, there are some tried and true practices you can implement to increase your professionalism and proficiency as a practicing herbalist. 
    In today’s episode you’ll learn:
    The different ways you can meet with clients  How long your consultations should be How to determine the correct remedy Different ways to ensure your client receives their formula How to lead a successful follow-up and how often to schedule them How to adjust your formulas Tips for managing financial matters ————————————
    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
    Get a free 5-week course when you buy a copy of the book, Evolutionary Herbalism:
    https://www.evolutionaryherbalism.com/evolutionary-herbalism-book/
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    ABOUT THE PLANT PATH
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    The Plant Path is a window into the world of 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 us physically and consciously evolve.
    ————————————
    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. This is only achieved through understanding and working with the chemical, energetic, and spiritual properties of the plants. His teachings embody a heartfelt respect, honor and reverence for the vast intelligence of plants in a way that empowers us to look deeper into the nature of our medicines and ourselves.
    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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    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
    Reawakening a Culture of Connection Through Folk Medicine

    Reawakening a Culture of Connection Through Folk Medicine

    Kami Mcbride is an herbalist and author who has helped thousands of people over the last thirty years with her practice. Her expertise lies with herbal-infused oils, a simple and practical medicine-making technique that helps you heal yourself and connect with the Earth.  In today’s episode, you’ll learn:
    About Kami’s inspiring path to herbalism  The difference between herbal-infused oils and essential oils What makes herbal infused oils such a unique herbal medicine  Ways to incorporate herbal infused oils into your daily life How to nurture a sustainable herbal practice   
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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
    Get a free 5-week course when you buy a copy of the book, Evolutionary Herbalism:
    https://www.evolutionaryherbalism.com/evolutionary-herbalism-book/
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    ABOUT THE PLANT PATH
    ————————————
    The Plant Path is a window into the world of 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 us physically and consciously evolve.
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    ABOUT WHITNEY
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    Whitney Popham is an herbal practitioner and the co-founder of The School of Evolutionary Herbalism and Organic Unity. Her calling to plant medicine began from a deep passion for activism and a vision for creating healing and positive change in the world. She has devoted her life to that vision by being a humble vessel for the plants to touch people's lives and bring more healing and beauty into the world.
    Through her own health challenges and struggles, she experienced the profound healing gifts of plant medicines and then committed her life to helping others reach vibrant levels of health. She specializes in digestive health in her clinical practice through working with herbal medicine, nutrition and lifestyle coaching. Her true gift is in listening to the plants through intuition and vision, which she uses to help her clients with healing on the emotional, psychological, spiritual, as well as physical levels of health.
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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.

    • 49 min
    Ayurvedic Herbal Body Oiling to Balance your Dosha

    Ayurvedic Herbal Body Oiling to Balance your Dosha

    Abhyanga is the Ayurvedic practice of self massage using oil. It is a simple and luxurious practice you will look forward to each day and provides many health benefits. Abhyanga is profoundly grounding, soothes the mind, balances your dosha, and strengthens your health through stimulating circulation and lymphatic movement In today’s episode, you’ll learn:
    The physical, mental, and emotional benefits of Abhyanga  The three doshas and their defining characteristics  Traditional techniques for practicing Abhyanga How to select the right herb and oil to balance your dosha ————————————
    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
    Get a free 5-week course when you buy a copy of the book, Evolutionary Herbalism:
    https://www.evolutionaryherbalism.com/evolutionary-herbalism-book/
    ————————————
    ABOUT THE PLANT PATH
    ————————————
    The Plant Path is a window into the world of 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 us physically and consciously evolve.
    ————————————
    ABOUT WHITNEY
    ————————————
    Whitney Popham is an herbal practitioner and the co-founder of The School of Evolutionary Herbalism and Organic Unity. Her calling to plant medicine began from a deep passion for activism and a vision for creating healing and positive change in the world. She has devoted her life to that vision by being a humble vessel for the plants to touch people's lives and bring more healing and beauty into the world.
    Through her own health challenges and struggles, she experienced the profound healing gifts of plant medicines and then committed her life to helping others reach vibrant levels of health. She specializes in digestive health in her clinical practice through working with herbal medicine, nutrition and lifestyle coaching. Her true gift is in listening to the plants through intuition and vision, which she uses to help her clients with healing on the emotional, psychological, spiritual, as well as physical levels of health.
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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.

    • 23 min
    Potentizing Your Herbal Medicine Using Astrology

    Potentizing Your Herbal Medicine Using Astrology

    One of the most powerful ways you can potentiate your herbal remedies is through the integration of astrological techniques. Through combining the energetics and spirit of time into your medicine making, you can create the most potent and concentrated remedies possible. 
    In today’s episode, you’ll learn:
    The Western model for understanding the energetics and spirit of time Seven patterns for identifying the planetary ruler of an herb How to choose the best time day and time to harvest your herbs Approaches to medicine making in accordance with the Moon ————————————
    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
    Get a free 5-week course when you buy a copy of the book, Evolutionary Herbalism:
    https://www.evolutionaryherbalism.com/evolutionary-herbalism-book/
    ————————————
    ABOUT THE PLANT PATH
    ————————————
    The Plant Path is a window into the world of 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 us physically and consciously evolve.
    ————————————
    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. This is only achieved through understanding and working with the chemical, energetic, and spiritual properties of the plants. His teachings embody a heartfelt respect, honor and reverence for the vast intelligence of plants in a way that empowers us to look deeper into the nature of our medicines and ourselves.
    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. 
    ————————————
    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.

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
331 Ratings

331 Ratings

hkudra ,

Beautiful podcast!

Plant spirits saved my life and Sajah and Whitney do such an amazing job teaching about plants from multidimensional levels. My favorite herbalism podcast!

mamaroottea ,

Courses and Instagram

Wow. So much love for them and their knowledge they share. I highly recommend taking their courses and following their Instagram.

jpodlistener212 ,

Factual inaccuracies

I’m pursuing a grad degree in plant science and thought this would be interesting but he’s just using scientific words incorrectly to support his statements

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