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The Plant Path

Jul 4, 2017

Leaky gut syndrome is a byproduct of our modern world- from antibiotic trauma to inorganic, processed and genetically modified foods- the human gastrointestinal tract has undergone some serious changes, and not necessarily for the better. I would say approximately 98% of all of my clients have some sort of digestive symptom, most have taken antibiotics, and were raised on the S.A.D. (Standard American Diet). 

From the standpoint of holistic traditions of medicine, the digestive system is considered the root of the vital force, determining the health of the entire organism. In short, if something is "off" in the gut, things will be "off" elsewhere in the body (and the mind). From chronic pain, headaches, and skin conditions, to irritability, depression and brain fog, leaky gut syndrome can be at the root of many chronic and common complaints of the modern client.

This discussion outlines some critical herbal actions to consider when treating leaky gut syndrome with herbs as well as a few formulation ideas to start working with. 




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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 & 




The Plant Path provides unique perspectives for the modern practitioner of herbalism that doesn’t just want to “fix what’s broken” in the body, but seeks to serve others with deeper levels of healing and transformation with herbal medicines.

A unique synergy of clinical herbalism, alchemy, medical astrology, and herbal traditions from around the world, The Plant Path focuses on giving you a truly “wholistic” perspective on herbal medicine so you never fall into the trap of allopathic herbalism.