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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

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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.

    Where to Begin with Making Spagyrics

    Where to Begin with Making Spagyrics

    When you’re studying alchemical herbalism, the first step towards making spagyric medicine is with making the seven basics. You can complete this process in two ways; by looking outside yourself for quick answers or by developing a relationship that requires time and patience. Although the first may be tempting, taking your time yields an unparalleled potency.
    In today’s blog post, you’ll learn:
    How to integrate your intellectual knowledge into actionable steps  What the “seven basics” are in the alchemical tradition  Why it’s worthwhile to skip shortcuts and take the long route when making spagyric medicine The importance of incorporating the mind, body, and spirit into producing spagyric medicine  ————————————
    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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    • 25 min
    Cultural Differences in Medicine Making

    Cultural Differences in Medicine Making

    Herbal medicine is and has always been, the peoples’ medicine. 
    Just as there’s significant variation in the people and cultures that fill our world, there’s a myriad of medicine-making techniques that reflect these differences. 
    What are some traditional forms of medicine making and how do they compare to today’s more "scientific" approaches to herbal pharmacy? Furthermore, is there one that’s better than the rest?
    In today’s topic, we’ll be discussing: 
    How formulating herbal medicine is a practice as nuanced as the development of herbalism itself The ancient, modern, spiritual, and medical practices that all offer unique pathways to healing and their medicine making methodologies The pros and cons of taking a standardized approach to medicine-making versus taking a more personal approach  The unique aspects that each tradition specializes in  How to identify the best medicine making practice for yourself  ————————————
    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
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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
    ————————————
    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.

    • 17 min
    The Herbal Detox Myth

    The Herbal Detox Myth

    Detoxification felt like a big fad for a while, where like everyone was cleansing and detoxing and trying to purge a lot of things that shouldn't be in the body out of the body. And they turn to herbal medicines in order to assist in that process. 
    While it’s great that folks are considering their health and wanting to make sure that their bodies are pure and clean and functioning properly, we do run into some issues with detoxification. So this is an important topic to discuss.
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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 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.

    • 18 min
    The Importance of Moistening Plants

    The Importance of Moistening Plants

    Most herbs tend to be drying in nature. They're bitter or they're warming or they're astringent. The dynamic of dryness in terms of the state of our tissues or the state of someone's constitution is common. We live in a culture that is common for people to have an underlying state of dryness.
    So I tell my students that it's best to learn and know and memorize and integrate all the herbs that are typically moistening, and especially what organ systems they are moistening for. After that, you can assume that most other herbs are drying. 
    In this week’s blog post, I discuss why most herbs are drying, how to determine whether an herb is drying or moistening, and much more.
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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.
     
    ————————————
    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.

    • 36 min
    Terrain vs. Germ Theory

    Terrain vs. Germ Theory

    Why do we get sick? When we're speaking about getting sick from some sort of pathogen, do we get sick because there are pathogenic germs that get into our body and make us sick, or do we get sick because of the terrain of the body, the ecosystem of the body, that is creating an environment that is then hospitable to those germs? It's almost a “Which came first, the chicken or the egg?” kind of question.
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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/
     
    ————————————
    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. 
     
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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.
     

    • 11 min
    Addicted to Bitters

    Addicted to Bitters

    Bitters are a common category of herbal medicine that are universally used to support digestion. While bitters are amazing and incredible in all the many ways in which they support the digestive system, they're not always the most appropriate type of remedy for people to use. In our modern world where it seems like almost everyone has a digestive symptom of some sort, bitters are becoming significantly more and more popular and are commonly used by lay folk who aren't herbalists.
    There is some danger there in terms of whether bitters are appropriate for certain people with a certain constitution to be taking, as well as whether someone can become dependent on bitters.
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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/
     
    ————————————
    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.

    • 11 min

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