Friday, November 21, 2014

PODCAST: Episode 4: Using heat and circulatory stimulants for injuries

In this episode, I talk about the crucial role of heat in recovering from chronic and traumatic injuries. I discuss herbs such as chili peppers, arnica, willow and meadowsweet.

Resources from the podcast:

Friday, November 14, 2014

PODCAST: Episode 3: Effective Remedies for Cold and Flu Season

This week's episode is a timely subject. I hope it's not too late for you! See some recipes mentioned in the podcast below, and links to blogposts.

Sage and ginger tea

1 tablespoon dried sage, or 1 handful freshly chopped leaves
1 tablespoon dried ginger pieces, or grated fresh ginger
1 quart of water

put all in a pot and bring to a boil. When boiled, cover and remove from the heat. Let sit for 5-10 minutes. Sweeten with honey. Warning: Can be spicy! It's less spicy with fresh ginger.

Cold and Flu tincture recipe

1 part echinacea tincture
1 part red root tincture (Ceanothus sp.)
1 part licorice root tincture

Take 1 dropperful every hour. The first dose should be 3 droppersful. Take at VERY first sign of a cold.

Marshmallow root gruel recipe for sore throats and coughs.

Post all about echinacea, a classic cold and flu remedy.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Folk Medicine Podcast Series, Episode 2: Keep your Digestion Moving

In this episode, I talk more about the link between emotions and digestion. I also breach the important digestive topics of constipation and loose stools, giving key herbal advice, and other tips. Have a listen!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Folk Medicine Podcast Series, Episode 1: Herbs for Healthy Digestion

Weak digestion is a common problem that causes a lot of discomfort for people. During this first episode of my new podcast, learn about simple herbal remedies, and some other tricks to strengthen and sooth your digestive tract. This is only the tip of the iceberg, so stay tuned for more.