Season 10 Episode 10:
Teasel with Dr. Patrick Jones

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Teasel with Dr. Patrick Jones

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Episode Summary

My conversation with Dr. Patrick Jones ranged widely, from the wonders of teasel to amazing tales from Doc Jones’ veterinary practice, including how herbs helped heal severe wounds and treat rattlesnake bites. (That last one was my personal question.)

Teasel is an herb I admittedly don’t work with a lot, but it’s a fascinating plant, both in its gifts and how it grows. Doc Jones has seen it help multiple clients in his naturopathy practice with nerve pain or damage. You won’t want to miss the stories he relates about patients who were helped by teasel’s unique gifts! And as a listener, you’ll also receive free access to a downloadable recipe card for Doc’s Teasel & Hops Pain Spray.

By the end of this episode, you’ll know:

► The important role intuition can play in learning about herbs

► Why it’s smart to address pain from more than one direction

► How to identify and when to harvest teasel

► Why working with herbs may be challenging for some medical professionals (and the foundation they need for working successfully with both pharmaceuticals and herbs)

► and more…

For those who don’t already know him, Dr. Patrick Jones is a clinical herbalist, traditional naturopath and practicing veterinarian. Because of his veterinary credentials, he's been able to use herbs to treat cases most herbalists don't get to address. Cases like rattlesnake bites, gunshot wounds and serious disease make up his daily practice.

Because of the amazing things he's seen herbs do in both his naturopathy and veterinary practices, Doc has an evangelical zeal to teach others about medicinal plants. This passion gave rise to the founding of The HomeGrown Herbalist School of Botanical Medicine.

It was a delight to finally sit down with Doc Jones and I’m so happy to share our conversation with you today!

What You'll Learn from This Episode

  • [01:10] Introduction to Dr. Patrick Jones
  • [02:38] Dr. Jones’ path to plants
  • [07:25] Herbs can be powerfully healing for animals!
  • [10:40] Herbs and Western medicine
  • [14:50] How Dr. Jones got to know teasel (Dipsacus spp.)
  • [22:11] Teasel and Hops Pain Spray
  • [25:55] When to harvest teasel root
  • [26:38] Treating rattlesnake bites in the veterinary practice
  • [31:29] HomeGrown Herbalist offerings
  • [33:32] A tribute to Michael Moore
  • [38:44] 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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