A Burning Man Herbal Survival Guide

A Burning Man Herbal Survival Guide

Burning Man can be a time of deep exploration, a time for play, and a time for breaking out of your element. Breaking the mold that you normally live in is liberating. It’s like stretching out your wings and bursting out of a comfy little shell. Burning Man is a place of radical expression, where […]

Wild Crafting Herbs- Ju Ju Urcis

Wild Crafting Herbs- Ju Ju Urcis

Today you are in for an absolute treat… We’re incredibly fortunate to have Ju Ju Urcis on from HAALo in Nevada City, CA. Ju Ju is a lover of Chinese medicine and plants and attended the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and studied acupuncture and herbology. JuJu did an internship with Peggy Schafer, a reputable farmer […]

Grandma’s Mullein Flower Elixir

Grandma’s Mullein Flower Elixir

Mullein (Verbascum thapsus) is a great, gentle healer with broad and fuzzy leaves, like a rabbit’s ear. It is a biannual and during its second year, it grows a long rod straight towards the summers sun which can reach 9 feet tall. Small yellow flowers grow on the rod like little lights shinning out of […]

Conscious Menopause- Judy Lieblein

Conscious Menopause- Judy Lieblein

Click here to get exclusive access to this conversation on iTunes Today you are in for an absolute treat… We’re incredibly fortunate to have Judy Lieblein from Gathering Thyme. In this episode I welcome Judy, a Clinical Herbalist, Shamanic Practitioner and Reiki Master. Her work is centered towards cultivating health & well-being, personal responsibility, and […]

Medicinal Strawberry- Root, Leaf and Fruit

Medicinal Strawberry- Root, Leaf and Fruit

I look forward to eating red juicy strawberries every year! I love the texture of the seeds that become more dense as it forms at the tip of the strawberry. The botanical name of strawberry is fragaria vesca and it is in the Rosaceae (rose) family. Strawberry is native to America and the American Indians […]

Andean Meditation- Mariscela Alvarez

Andean Meditation- Mariscela Alvarez

Today you are in for an absolute treat. As a gift for your support of, The Herb Nerd Podcast. We are incredibly fortunate to have Mariscela Alvarez back on the show from Free Your Spirit. In this short episode, Mariscela Alvarez, a Shamanic practitioner, Hypnotherapist and Reiki healer and leads us in a meditation. This is […]

Shamanism in the Andean Tradition- Mariscela Alvarez

Shamanism in the Andean Tradition- Mariscela Alvarez

Click here to get exclusive access to this conversation on iTunes! Were incredibly fortunate to have Mariscela Alvarez on the show from Free Your Spirit. In this episode I welcome Mariscela Alvarez, a Shamanic practitioner, Hypnotherapist and Reiki healer and we discuss the topics of animal helpers and Andean medicine. This is such a wonderful in […]

Wild Rose Recipes

Wild Rose Recipes

Roses are commonly used as a symbol of joy and of sorrow, such polar opposites that both have feelings that stir the heart. Today lets focus on the medicinal components of rose petals because they are in season right now. There are many ways in which you can incorporate rose petals into your life. The […]

The Heart and Science of Plant Communication- Sally Mark

The Heart and Science of Plant Communication- Sally Mark

We all have the capacity to connect and communicate with plants and the natural world, but few of us in modern society have had teachers who could guide us on this path. Whether you are an experienced herbalist, new to herbal medicine, or simply a lover of plants, we talk about how plants can guide […]

Listening to the Heart & Herbal Business- Shea Smith

Listening to the Heart & Herbal Business-  Shea Smith

What does it take to listen to the heart? Today Monica Tomasi interviews Shea Smith about what it takes to run a heart based herbal business and we talk about what it takes to listen with the heart, let go and take a chance. Shea is the owner of an herb shop in Nevada City, […]