Episode 129:
Self Heal with Caroline Gagnon

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Self Heal with Caroline Gagnon

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Episode Summary

Weeds are some of our most powerful and most loved medicines and self-heal (Prunella vulgaris) is a fantastic example of this. So I was really happy when my guest, Caroline Gagnon, chose the beautiful and unassuming self heal as the focus herb for this episode. 

Do you already love self-heal? After listening in, I have no doubt you’ll catch Caroline’s enthusiasm for this lovely herb! As you’ll see, she includes self-heal in herbal formulations for all sorts of health concerns, everything from chronic ear infections to menopausal night sweats.

I was seriously blown away with all she had to share about this amazing plant! 

Caroline even explains how self-heal can even play a part in helping the brain to recover from concussion. In fact, there’s a free, downloadable and printable recipe card for Caroline’s Brain Support Tincture Blend available just for you. You can find it in the section below.

That’s a lot of healing power from one little plant!

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

► Caroline’s favorite blend of herbs to address an upper respiratory infection

► How self heal supported Caroline on her own healing journey

► How self heal supports the lymphatic system… and why that matters

► What parts of the plant Caroline harvests to make self heal tincture

► The unexpected healing gift herbalists offer to the people they work with

► and so much more…

For those of you who don’t already know her, Caroline Gagnon is a clinical Herbalist practicing for 30 years. She is Co-founder and Director of FloraMedicina, which offers a variety of classes and a 5 year in-depth online herbal training program created to inspire and deeply educate French-speaking students from around the world.

Caroline weaves plant energy, science, TCM, Ayurveda, somatic experiences, and energetics into her work. Caroline offers private sessions accompanying people in their Healing Journey that explores the soul’s needs linked to our body; of addressing psychic, emotional and physical ailments and transgenerational issues in a joyful and magical way.

I’ve been looking forward to having Caroline on the show for a very long time and I’m excited to share our conversation with you today!

What You'll Learn from This Episode

  • [01:10] Introduction to Caroline Gagnon
  • [02:52] Caroline’s path to herbalism
  • [08:33] Helping people with serious diseases as a young herbalist
  • [11:25] Why Caroline loves self heal (Prunella vulgaris)
  • [22:10] Self heal for brain trauma
  • [23:20] Self heal on the market
  • [25:31] Growing self heal
  • [26:31] Self heal tincture
  • [31:19] Self heal infused oil
  • [32:23] Closing thoughts about self heal
  • [35:04] Brain Support Tincture Blend
  • [39:12] Respecting and supporting the body’s ability to heal
  • [41:20] Learning opportunities with Caroline
  • [46:34] Words of wisdom for budding herbalists
  • [53:39] Herbal tidbit

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This tincture blend supports healing as part of a concussion recovery protocol.


Tinctures made with 1:4 ratio


  1. Mix tinctures.
  2. Take 1 teaspoon of the tincture mix twice a day.


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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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