Episode 12: Burdock With Selima Harleston Lust


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Burdock with Selima Harleston Lust




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Episode Summary

Herbs have so many gifts! Most of us start out from a framework of, “What herb is good for ‘x’ symptom or disease?” While that’s natural, there’s so much more that we can explore. 

Burdock is no exception! 

Listen in as Selima Harleston Lust shares how the deep roots of burdock became a friend and ally as she traversed her healing journey from trauma. You’ll also receive Selima’s fabulous recipe for Liver Love Hot Chocolate!

Although everyone’s path will look a bit different, I hope you’ll draw some inspiration from what Selima shares about how a relationship with a plant can look and function.

In Selima’s words, “I want people to explore and to see what invitation the plant is going to extend because, yes, we have all the constituents and the herbal actions and all of the science, yet none of that is going to speak to what you’re going to learn about yourself through your relationship with a plant.”

I loved spending time with Selima and I’m excited to share our conversation with you!



To me, this is the most beautiful conversation we could have about any relationship that we develop with plants: How do they help us deepen our relationship with ourselves?

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What You'll Learn from This Episode

  • [00:36] Introduction
  • [02:39] How Selima was initially drawn to plants
  • [04:24] The importance of matching herbs to people, rather than to diseases
  • [07:36] Selima talks about hearing the call to herbalism
  • [10:36] When someone asks, “What herb is good for ______?”
  • [12:21] Selima shares why she loves burdock
  • [15:45] How burdock was an ally for Selima in recovering from trauma
  • [20:06] How Selima works with burdock
  • [20:25] Selima’s Liver Love Hot Chocolate recipe
  • [22:04] Selima’s thoughts about accepting the invitations herbs offer us
  • [23:27] Selima discusses how plants instill hope for her

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 Selima's mentorship program | Herbal Medicine for the Soul


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