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Plant Love Radio features conversations with some of the best and most renowned herbalists. Here, they share favorite lessons and resources for living happier, ​balanced and more resilient lives ​through the wonders of herbal medicine. The podcast host, Lana Camiel, is also an herbalist and a pharmacy professor. (Formerly known as Wellness Insider Network)
 
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Meet Lily Mazzarella, an herbalist, nutritionist, teacher, whole foods chef, writer and owner of Farmacopia. In today's conversation, we discuss Lily's vetting approach for high quality natural supplements, explore natural skincare lines and chat about developing the most popular herbal tincture blends and cleanses. Show Notes: https://plantloverad…
 
Meet Sophia Avramides, an Ayurvedic health consultant, herbalist, medicine maker and teacher. In today's conversation, we explore how understanding of Ayurveda helps you to process the language of local plants and seasons better offering more balance and health in your life. Show Notes: https://plantloveradio.com/71 To participate in a giveaway of …
 
Meet William Siff, Msc. AoM., L.Ac is an expert practitioner of Asian and Ayurvedic medicine with over 20 years experience working with thousands of individuals and groups to successfully incorporate plant-based medicine into their lives. He is a true ‘Plant Man’ with depth of expertise across many aspects of this field - a licensed acupuncturist, …
 
Today we welcome back Rosalee de la Forêt. Rosalee is the education director for LearningHerbs, author of two books - Alchemy of Herbs and Wild Remedies, creator of several engaging herbal online courses and registered herbalist with the American Herbalists Guild. In this conversation we discuss why taste is so important to humans and what makes i…
 
Meet Peter Holmes, Lic.Ac, MH. Peter is a medical herbalist, clinical aromatherapist and practitioner of Chinese medicine with experience that spans over 30 years. In today's conversation, we looks at essential oils through the lens of Chinese herbal medicine, discuss main 6 fragrance categories and explore what it takes to get the best quality of …
 
Today we welcome back Bridget Conry, an herbalist, aromatherapist, former proprietress of Elemental Herbal Apothecary, and current Director of the Outreach and Product Development for the Champlain Valley Cannabis Dispensary. In this conversation we discuss how Cannabis can be a gateway herb (not drug), why entourage of medicinal herbs can enhance …
 
Meet Sam Coffman, a former U.S. Special Forces Medic, clinical herbalist and teacher with over 30 years of experience in herbal medicine. This conversation will introduce you to 3 conditions typically addressed in medical emergencies and specific herbs useful for those. Show Notes: https://plantloveradio.com/66 To get a guide of emergency medicine …
 
Meet Zoë Gardner, a botanist, potter, and a self-proclaimed herb nerd with over 20 years of experience working with medicinal plants. After listening to this conversation with an herbal safety scientist, regulatory consultant and artist, you'll appreciate how two sides of our brain can not only co-exist but truly help each other to blossom. Show No…
 
Say hello to Susanna Raeven, a community herbalist, wise woman, medicinal herb grower and owner of Raven Crest Botanicals (a farm, retreat center and a medicine making company). Susanna holds in her heart a deep connection to the plant world. She lives with the plants in her gardens and studies Earth centered spiritual ceremonies and cultures. Our …
 
A friend of mine, Bevin Clare, M.S., R.H., CNS joins me for this conversation. Bevin is a clinical herbalist, nutritionist, plant lover, and a Professor at the Maryland University of Integrative Health. Bevin just published a new book Spice Apothecary: Blending and Using Common Spices for Everyday Health, and I'm excited to dig deeper into this top…
 
As an educator, I'm always curious how people learn and retain new concepts. Last year I came across a course that looks at herbal learning from a very unique perspective. For its creator and my today's guest, Erika Galentin, using senses for plant medicine exploration is non-negotiable. Erika is a clinical herbalist, aromatherapist, distiller, gro…
 
Last year I met several plant artists, and I can’t wait to share with you the beauty and healing powers of their creations. Jennifer Johnson is a plant dye fiber artist, a farmer and a medicine maker. Over a decade ago, she discovered how to use plants for natural dye and as a result found her path and passion. Jennifer creates beautiful and unique…
 
Food and lifestyle without a doubt are the most important contributors to your health and healing. And yet, we continue to struggle with them on a daily basis. My today's guest is here to share with us his approach to food as medicine. Todd Caldecott is a medical herbalist and practitioner of Ayurveda, in practice since 1995. He is a registered pro…
 
Last year I listened to a presentation about the benefits of eating berries, and the topic stuck with me. I know we aren't yet into the berry season, but give it another couple of months and berries will be here. So why are these foods so essential to our survival and health? My today's guest have studied the topic for a long time, and he is here w…
 
A couple of months ago, I talked to you about my growing interest in wild crafting. Very soon after the interview on Wild medicine foraging went live, an email in my Inbox caught my attention. Two herbalists and friends I've interviewed before, Rosalee de la Forêt and Emily Han, joined forces to write a wonderful new book, Wild Remedies: How to For…
 
If you're listening to this episode close to its release day, you might be somewhere in the world under quarantine because of COVID-19. Even though our lives have changed, one thing that unites most of us is the need to movement to preserve health and sanity. My today's guest is just the person to talk to us about that. I am hopeful that you'll be …
 
When I recorded this episode my main goal was learning more about tonics and shrubs and ways of making them. But as I prepare to release it, the concepts become especially relevant. The world is looking for smart ways of containing viral infection transmission. And in my mind, tonics and shrubs could definitely assist in that. My today's guest is K…
 
Herbs and spices are common additives to cooking, but have you ever tried smuggling herbal remedies into your diet through your baking creations? My today's guest, Dina Ranade, RDN, RH(AHG), IFNCP is here to share her tips and strategies for that with us. Dina is a trained dietitian, herbalist and a podcaster. I originally met Dina during my herbal…
 
Much of my herbal medicine journey is connected to learning about plants that were either cultivated or wild crafted and sold to me by other companies. I want to take you into a different direction with my today’s guest, John Slattery. John is a practicing bioregional herbalist, educator, author and forager helping people develop deep and meaningfu…
 
Have you ever wondered how your favorite book come about? Or your favorite site? When you're starting to learn something new, what are the good places to explore? Henriette Kress is an herbalist living in Finland who created one of the largest herbal information web sites called 'Henriette's Herbal.' Many practicing herbalists and teachers use the …
 
Whether you are new to the world of herbal medicine, or know quite a bit, learning about plants can sometimes feel enjoyable and wonderful, yet at times might be tedious and overwhelming. Several years ago, I met an herbal teacher who's been an avid advocate of learning with your heart. He's here with us today to tell you more. Articulate, charisma…
 
Have you ever looked at an herbal teas on your supermarket shelf and wondered how did all these ingredients end up together? My today’s guest is just the person to talk to us about this. David Hoffmann is an internationally renowned medical herbalist who’s been practicing phytotherapy for close to 40 years. He is an author of 17 herbal textbooks an…
 
In today's episode you'll meet Lisa Ganora. Lisa is an herbalist, and an expert on phytochemical constituents in plants and medicinal foods. I promise, you'll never look the same way at your blood oranges, parsley and other super foods. You'll also appreciate plants' amazing capacity for healing and disease prevention. Show notes: https://plantlove…
 
With the amount of information we're exposed to is exponentially increasing, I'm always looking for something that will keep me focused and sharp. Today, I'm inviting a previous guest, Maria Noel Groves, to share her expertise on the subject of herbal brain boosters. ​With more than 20 years experience in herbalism, ​Maria strives to educate and em…
 
Today I want to introduce you to someone whose passion ensures that herbs you purchase meet all the necessary criteria of quality. My today's guest, Jennifer Gerrity, is Chief Operations Officer for one of my favorite herbal companies, Mountain Rose Herbs. Jennifer takes special interest in procuring high quality organic herbs, spices, and teas. Sh…
 
My today's guests are Lily Mazzarella and Amy Charnay, and they are creators of a great mushroom product called Reishi Roast. Both Lily and Amy are herbalists, nutritionists, and teachers. Lily is also a whole foods chef, writer and a creator of Farmacopia's line of products. Amy is a consultant, formulator and Quality Control specialist. I love th…
 
My today's guest is Mark Blumenthal. Mark is the Founder and Executive Director of the American Botanical Council (ABC). An independent, nonprofit organization, ABC is dedicated to disseminating accurate, reliable, and responsible information on herbs and medicinal plants. By the end of this episode, you'll get an appreciation for the current state…
 
My today's guest, Dr. Mary Louise Bove, ND, has a lot of great wisdom on the topic of stress and restoration. She is a clinician, author and teacher. Dr. Bove has over 40 years of experience in herbal medicine and 25 years of working at her clinical practice Naturopathic Family Medicine and Midwifery at the Brattleboro Naturopathic Clinic in VT. Se…
 
My today's guest is an herbalist and chef. She is currently a Director of Outreach and Product Development for Champlain Valley Dispensary. Whether you have used Cannabis medically or recreationally, Bridget shines the light on many important areas and offers important resources to educate yourself better. Show Notes: https://plantloveradio.com/43…
 
My today's guest is Margi Flint. Margi is a teacher and a friend who has been practicing as a 'village herbalist' in a local seacoast town of Marblehead, Massachusetts for the past 40 years. Margi is a professional member of the American Herbalists Guild and Herbal Mentor. She lectures at herbal symposiums as well as medical institutions around the…
 
Mindy Green is a true pioneer in the field of aromatherapy. She worked as a clinical aromatherapist, regulatory consultant, and contributed to research and development of a national company Aveda. Mindy is a national authority on botanicals, nutrition, essential oils and holistic skin care. ​Her wellness-industry expertise is complemented by her ac…
 
My today's guest is Dr. Ann Ambrecht. Ann is a writer and anthropologist ​whose work explores the relationships between humans and the earth, most recently through her work with plants and plant medicine. She is the co-producer of the documentary Numen: the Nature of Plants, and the author of the award winning ethnographic memoir, Thin Places: A Pi…
 
My today's guest ​is Leslie Cerier. I have chatted with Leslie previously on this podcast about spices. Leslie is an international gourmet personal chef, educator, cookbook author and recipe developer. She specializes in vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free whole foods and organic cuisine. Leslie is a pioneer and national authority on gluten-free cook…
 
​My today's guest is ​Eric Parkes. He is an architect with a lifelong passion for chocolate. In 2010 Eric stumbled on the art of chocolate making during a trip to Costa Rica. This discovery lead to the next several years of ​nearly-continuous and obsessive chocolate making and creation of his company, Somerville Chocolate. We'll ​discuss the basics…
 
​My today's guest is ​a true a mycophile (or lover of mushrooms) and his name is Jeff Chilton. ​Jeff ​studied ethno-mycology at the University of Washington in the late sixties and started working on a commercial mushroom farm ​upon graduation. In ​1989 he started a medicinal mushroom company Nammex​. Nammex was the first to offer a complete line o…
 
​My today's guest is ​Sara Chana Silverstein. Sara Chana is an Registered Herbalist RH (AHG) who ​introduces her clients to herbs and teaches them how to include ​plants in their lives to help them feel stronger and more able to cope both emotionally and physically. ​ She is also an author, columnist, keynote speaker, adult education teacher, commu…
 
I first met my today's guest when I took her class on herbal oil making and has been fascinated by her work ever since. Her name is Kami McBride. Over the past 30+ years she has been teaching and inspiring others how to use herbs in their daily lives for cooking, gardening, skin care, stress reduction and preventative health through her Women's Wis…
 
​My guest is ​Lisa Estabrook. Lisa is a ​graphic designer, an artist and a​ gardener. She has over ​30 years of experience working in her gardens, tending and talking to the flowers and plants that grow there. ​Her intention, through her art, is to share the healing wisdom of the plants that graciously support us and all life on this planet. ​Lisa'…
 
​My guest is Dan Clapp. Dan is an engineer by training, yet few years back he discovered a new passion he is excited to share with the world. ​Today, together with his family, he owns 1634 Meadery in Ipswich, Massachusetts. This is where he makes mead by fermenting honey and creating interesting combinations of flavors. Mead has not yet become as p…
 
My guest ​is ​Maria Noel Groves. ​With more than 20 years experience in herbalism, ​Maria strives to educate and empower her students, clients, and readers with the foundational believe that Good Health Grows in Nature. Maria is a journalist who has been formally educated by the country's top herbalists. ​She opened her private practice, Wintergree…
 
My today's guest ​is ​Brittany Wood Nickerson. ​Brittany is a practicing herbalist, author, health educator, and cook. Her knowledge of nutrition and a passion for using food as medicine is beautifully combined with her training in Western, Ayurvedic and Chinese herbal medicine. Brittany is the founder and primary instructor of Thyme Herbal, where …
 
My today's guest to speak with me. Her name is Deb Soule. Deb is an herbalist, gardener, teacher and author. One of her dreams and desires is to make organic herbs easily accessible to women and families living in rural areas. In the fall of 1985, with her first mail order catalog and a small selection of herbal extracts and teas, Deb launched Aven…
 
My today's guest is Liat Racin. Liat is a Massachusetts-based creator of 7 beautiful mushroom blends she graciously shares with friends and family through her company Tamim Teas. Liat's knowledge and thoughtful approach to putting together her blends inspires her friends to take care of our bodies and minds with these great preparations. Show Notes…
 
My today's guest is Patricia Kyritsi Howell. Patricia has more than twenty years’ experience as a clinical herbalist and teacher. Her book, Medicinal Plants of the Southern Appalachians is one of the foremost resources on the topic of regional native plant medicines. She is the co-owner of Wild Crete Travel LLC, a small tour company specializing in…
 
My today's guest is Linda Shanahan. Linda is a Registered Nurse with an over a decade of experience providing care in the hospital setting. She offers her patients and clients a balanced approach to understanding safe, practical and effective self care with herbs. As an educator Linda created a program to help promote self sufficiency, a deeper sen…
 
David Crow, L.Ac. ​is one of the world’s foremost experts and leading speakers in the field of botanical medicine and grassroots healthcare. He is a master herbalist, aromatherapist and acupuncturist with over 30 years experience and is an expert in the Ayurvedic and Chinese medical systems. David is a renowned author, a poet, and is the founding d…
 
My today's guest is Rebecca Snow. A licensed nutritionist and herbalist; Rebecca has a passion for helping individuals get healthy using foods, herbs and lifestyle changes. In addition to seeing clients, Rebecca teaches workshops and mentors new practitioners. Rebecca practiced at Optimal Health Physicians an Integrative Medical Practice in Rockvil…
 
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