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The Plant Path

Sep 10, 2021

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 




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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.





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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