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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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In this episode, we discuss several categories of tonics and 5 of our guest's favorite plants. We also chat about ways to make you stronger by bridging cultures, plants and people. Today I want to introduce to you CoreyPine Shane, a North Carolina herbalist, director of the Blue Ridge School of Herbal Medicine, medicine maker, wild crafter and so m…
 
In this episode, we discuss how plant spirit communications assist in understanding poisonous plants, history, energies and uses of three poisonous plants especially useful in today's culture and books on poisonous plant medicine to add to your reading list. Meet Kathryn Solie, an herbalist specializing in ‘poisonous’ plants & plant consciousness, …
 
In this episode, we discuss lessons from in-depth investigation into botanical industry, explore questions for different manufacturers and recognize the most important factors in creating high quality botanical products. My today's guest is Dr. Ann Armbrecht. Ann is a writer and author of the Business of Botanicals new book, anthropologist and a di…
 
In this episode, we discuss unique characteristics of Southern folk medicine, how tastes, elements and signs can help to understand clinical presentation and best place to start learning more about Southern folk medicine. My today's guest is Phyllis D. Light, a fourth generation herbalist and healer, clinician, consultant, book author and speaker. …
 
In this episode, we talk about nutrients for immune system, specific herbal medicines used in mild cases of COVID-19, and strategies for recovery and dealing with the sequelae of this illness. Meet Andrew Bentley, a fourth generation herbalist. Andrew has been practicing and teaching for over 30 years. Recently he has been sharing his thoughts, obs…
 
In this episode, we discuss scientific evidence on mushrooms used to treatment and prevention of viral illnesses, how mushrooms help you to enhance immune system, and many fun mushroom facts. Today I want to introduce to you Dr. Lindsay Chimileski, a naturopathic physician, acupuncturist, registered herbalist, naturalist, counselor, writer and publ…
 
In today's conversation, we discuss a vetting approach for high quality natural supplements, explore natural skincare lines and chat about developing the most popular herbal tincture blends and cleanses. To help with these topics today, please meet Lily Mazzarella, an herbalist, nutritionist, teacher, whole foods chef, writer and owner of Farmacopi…
 
Today, 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. For this conversation I'm joined by Sophia Avramides, an Ayurvedic health consultant, herbalist, medicine maker and teacher. Show Notes: https://plantloveradio.com/71 To participate in a…
 
Today, we looks at herbal vitality rituals and a philosophy for combining plants for health and wellness. For this conversation I'm joined by a teacher of mine, William Siff, Msc. AoM., L.Ac. William is an expert practitioner of Asian and Ayurvedic medicine with over 20 years experience working with thousands of individuals and groups to successful…
 
Today we discuss why taste is so important to humans and what makes it so useful in herbal medicine, unique characteristics of each taste and how you can learn herbal medicine through recipes. Let's welcome back Rosalee de la Forêt. Rosalee is the education director for LearningHerbs, author of two books - Alchemy of Herbs and Wild Remedies, creat…
 
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 essential oils. Meet Peter Holmes, Lic.Ac, MH. Peter is a medical herbalist, clinical aromatherapist and practitioner of Chinese medicine with experience that spans…
 
In this conversation we discuss how Cannabis can be a gateway herb (not drug), why entourage of medicinal herbs can enhance your success in reaching treatment goals and why pulsing is a smart idea. Let's welcome back Bridget Conry, an herbalist, aromatherapist, former proprietress of Elemental Herbal Apothecary, and current Director of the Outreach…
 
This episode will introduce you to 3 conditions typically addressed in medical emergencies and specific herbs useful for those. Today, I speak with Sam Coffman, a former U.S. Special Forces Medic, clinical herbalist and teacher with over 30 years of experience in herbal medicine. Show Notes: https://plantloveradio.com/66 To get a guide of emergency…
 
Today's conversation with an herbal safety scientist, regulatory consultant and an artist, is all about highlighting a beautiful union of left and right side of brain in her herbal medicine work. Let me introduce you to Zoë Gardner, a botanist, potter, and a self-proclaimed herb nerd with over 20 years of experience working with medicinal plants. S…
 
Our today's conversation is all about bees, their medicine and magic, bee-derived products, and controversies associated with them. 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). Show Notes: https://plantloveradio.com/6…
 
Today we are talking about best tools and ways of incorporating spices into your life. 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 a…
 
In this episode, we are talking about listening to plants and using senses to enhance your herbal learning. My guest, Erika Galentin is a clinical herbalist, aromatherapist, distiller, grower, and medicine-maker, consulting from Sovereignty Herbs in Ohio. She is a professional member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (UK) and the Amer…
 
In this episode, we explore what it means to wear your medicine and where you start with plant dyes. My guest, Jennifer Johnson creates beautiful and unique botanical prints and plant dyed fiber art. Her family runs a single source dye farm. This is where they organically grow all the plants used to make incredible vibrant colors calling them “farm…
 
In today's episode, we explore how ancient wisdom helps us to understand the contemporary science of nutrition and why eating delicious food could be counterproductive to your health. My guest is Todd Caldecott. Todd is a medical herbalist and practitioner of Ayurveda, in practice since 1995. He is a registered professional member of the American H…
 
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 …
 
In today's episode we discuss Evolutionary herbalism and energetic architecture, how each stage of evolution enhances our relationship with plants, and why elements allow us to perceive patterns in our own bodies and ways to applying this to healing. My guest is articulate, charismatic and passionate Sajah Popham. He is the founder of The School of…
 
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 Armbrecht. 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 P…
 
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…
 
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