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The Plant Path

May 17, 2019

In this special episode of The Plant Path, I got a chance to interview a fellow PNW herbalist, Scott Kloos, founder of Cascadia Folk Medicine, The School of Forest Medicine and author of Pacific Northwest Medicinal Plants: Identify, Harvest, and Use 120 Wild Herbs for Health and Wellness.

This was a really fun...


Mar 4, 2019

In a similar way that the astrological pattern enables us to see the relationship between the human body, psyche, and soul, so too does it allow us to understand the connection between a plant's physical, energetic and spiritual properties.

It's common in modern day herbalism to have one particular system for...


Feb 25, 2019

As a holistic herbalist, our goal is to work with the WHOLE person. From many traditional perspectives, there are three primary organizational layers of the human being. In Alchemy these are referred to as Salt, Mercury and Sulfur. In Ayurveda it is vata, pitta, and kapha, or prana, tejas, and ojas. The Chinese refer...


Feb 18, 2019

Often when we consider the context of holistic herbalism, we tend to think of using the whole plant to heal the whole person. And by "whole plant," we aren't referring to the root, leaf, flower and seed/fruit of the plant, but rather using its holistic medicinal nature: chemistry, energetics and spirit, which will...


Feb 10, 2019

As herbalists, our #1 goal in our work is to provide healing and alleviate the suffering in the people we serve. 

But that typically leads into our #1 fear as herbalists, which is that we might inflict harm or hurt someone with the medicinal plants we give them. 

This is a totally valid concern, for indeed there are...