Season 10 Episode 1:
Best Ways to Learn About Herbs

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Best Ways to Learn About Herbs

Episode Summary

I’m often asked about the best way to learn about herbs and herbal medicine. The answer is, “It depends.”

Just as herbal medicine itself is best customized for the individual taking it, each person’s best path to learning about herbs is unique. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t some underlying principles that can act like a map, empowering you to chart your best route before committing a lot of time or money.

In this episode, I’m sharing five steps to take so that, when you do commit to a particular course of study, you’ll know you’ve chosen the very best one for YOU.

I’m also highlighting some of my teachers and mentors as well as some of my favorite herbal books. And guests in season 10 will be asked the question: Who have you learned herbs from, apart from the plants?

After listening in, you’ll know:

► How to learn from the plants themselves…and why that’s important

► Three things to consider about yourself when deciding where to start your herbal learning journey

► The don’t-skip-this step to evaluating an herbal school…and what certificates really mean

► What to know if you’re interested in becoming a clinical herbalist

► The book I think every human should read

► and more…

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What You'll Learn from This Episode

  • [01:10] Introduction
  • [03:59] Step one
  • [05:52] Step two
  • [07:26] Step three
  • [10:05] Step four
  • [13:19] Step five
  • [17:25] Bonus step for aspiring clinical herbalists
  • [18:38] Some favorite books to study herbal medicine
  • [23:17] Herbal love letters
  • [23:48] Herbal tidbit


  • 00:00 - Introduction
  • 03:50 - Step one 
  • 05:42 - Step two
  • 07:17 - Step three
  • 09:55 - Step four
  • 13:10 - Step five
  • 17:16 - Bonus step for aspiring clinical herbalists
  • 18:29 - Some favorite books to study herbal medicine
  • 23:08 - Herbal love letters
  • 23:39 - Herbal tidbit

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Rosalee is an herbalist and author of the bestselling book Alchemy of Herbs: Transform Everyday Ingredients Into Foods & Remedies That Healand co-author of the bestselling book Wild Remedies: How to Forage Healing Foods and Craft Your Own Herbal Medicine. She's a registered herbalist with the American Herbalist Guild and has taught thousands of students through her online courses. Read about how Rosalee went from having a terminal illness to being a bestselling author in her full story here.  


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