Patrick Timpone

Amy Jirsa

Herbal Healing

Amy JirsaAmy Jirsa is a master herbalist, yoga teacher, forager, and wild-crafting writer from Maine. She is a long-time teacher and student and has been in the healing practices for over a decade. She is the author of Herbal Goddess: Discover the Amazing Spirit of 12 Healing Herbs with Teas, Potions, Salves, Food, Yoga, and More. She is the founder of Quiet Earth Yoga, once a brick and mortar yoga and healing studio, now a virtual community, based on the idea that we draw on every element in order to balance the separate parts of our nature and, harmoniously, to heal and to empower ourselves.

Show Highlights:

-Making your own herbal tinctures

-Growing your own turmeric; the importance of taking it with a fat or with food if it’s in a capsule

-Nettles: The ultimate herb; high in iron and potassium; great for inflammation and pain; perfect for allergies

-The best herbs for elimination

-Herbs for strengthening hormones for men; turmeric helps balance the entire hormone system; Motherwort for women’s hormones

-The best herbs to use after intense workouts; making salves to use on your joints

-Amy’s new book is calledHerbal Goddess: Discover the Amazing Spirit of 12 Healing Herbs with Teas, Potions, Salves, Food, Yoga, and More Amy offers recipes and ideas for exploring and embracing the distinctive qualities of 12 powerful healing herbs — chamomile, rose, dandelion, holy basil, nettle, calendula, lavender, turmeric, echinacea, elder, cinnamon, and ginger. Jirsa shows you how to get to know each one just as an herbalist does — by immersing yourself in every aspect of the herb and naturally coming to understand its innate properties. Through delicious teas and foods, luxurious salves, skin and hair care treatments, complementary yoga poses, meditations, and more, you’ll deepen your appreciation of these herbs and learn how best to use them for radiant health and wellness.

and so much more!!

amy jirsa, herbs for everyday in every way, july 14, 2015

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