Sep 25, 2019
What differentiates an okay herbalist from an excellent one?
I would argue it isn't necessarily how many facts we know about the plants...
It's rooted in our experiential understanding of them.
In this special episode, I interviewed clinical herbalist Rosalee de la Forêt on how we can balance our intellectual studies of medicinal plants with direct experience, and how the best way to do that is by actually putting the plants in our mouths and tasting them.
Just by tasting a plant, you can decipher TONS of information about it, from its medicinal properties, actions, and organ affinities, to its chemistry, quality, and energetics.
Rosalee breaks down the relationship between herbal tastes and energetics, and how this gives you insight into what specific constitutions of people they're best used for.
Be sure to get Rosalee's Taste of Herbs Flavor Wheel, an incredible herbal learning tool she developed to help accelerate you along your plant path.
Click here to download it along with a customized video training course!
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Sajah Popham, founder of Organic Unity and The School of Evolutionary Herbalism, is committed to creating a new paradigm of plant medicine anchored in herbal, medical, and spiritual traditions from around the world. His work integrates the science and spirit of herbal medicine, creating a system that is equally holistic, healing and transformational. His unique synthesis bridges herbalism not only east and west, but north & south, above & below, into a universal philosophy that encompasses indigenous wisdom, Ayurveda, western Alchemy and Spagyrics, Astrology, clinical herbalism, and modern pharmacology.
Sajah's vitalist approach utilizes plants not only for physical healing and rejuvenation, but for the evolution of consciousness. He never allopathicallyl focuses on just what a plant is “good for” but rather who the plants are as sentient beings. Sajah’s 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 in southern Oregon with his wife where he teaches at his school, makes spagyric medicines, and practices his healing art. For more information about his products and programs, visit www.organic-unity.com & www.evolutionaryherbalism.com
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