Season 4 Episode 6:
Rosehips with Julie James


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Episode Summary

Rosehips are famous for their vitamin C content but, as herbalist Julie James will tell you, “[Vitamin C] is the least sexy part of rose hips.”

That’s because rosehips are filled with so many benefits that go way beyond vitamin C! For example, we’ll share how one of its most underrated gifts is for modulating inflammation.

In this episode you’ll hear all about rosehips plus you’ll get Julie’s yummy Rosehip Electuary recipe. Imagine having a spoonful of this super-easy sweet treat every day, knowing that as it melts in your mouth you’re getting vitamin C and other rosehips nutrients.

In case you’re not already familiar with her, Julie is the owner of Green Wisdom Herbs in Long Beach, CA, a full service herb shop and school, where she has cultivated an herbal community dedicated to improving access to healing plants and to reliable herbal information. She teaches classes in person and sometimes online, with her primary focus being her 2-year herbal apprenticeship, through which she has sent hundreds of new herbalists into the world. Having spent over 30 years as an herbalist, she delights in sharing her love of plants by combining science and magic, awe and intellect, and by encouraging folks to get their hands dirty, bodies nourished, bellies filled, and minds blown.

Listen in for:

► Why ingesting the whole plant gives you the most benefits

► Why an electuary can be an ideal (not to mention delicious) way to receive all that rose hips have to offer

► Why you might want to buy rose hips already cut and sifted, rather than growing and harvesting your own




I always feel like I’m missing something in a tea because I’m not ingesting the whole plant.







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What You'll Learn from This Episode

  • [01:08] Introduction
  • [02:40] How Julie got started on an herbal path
  • [04:57] Who benefits from working with rose?
  • [07:27] Julie’s rose hip electuary recipe
  • [10:59] Health benefits of rose hips
  • [14:01] Working with rose hips to modulate inflammation
  • [16:37] Ways to work with rose hips if sweetener is inappropriate for you
  • [17:51] What about rose hip tea?
  • [19:47] Making rose hip infused oil from whole rose hips
  • [25:11] Julie shares her current herbal projects
  • [28:14] What Julie wishes she knew when she first started working with herbs


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-- TIMESTAMPS --

00:00 - Introduction

02:58 - How Julie got started on an herbal path

05:28 - Who benefits from working with rose?

08:05 - Julie’s rose hip electuary recipe

11:53 - Health benefits of rose hips

15:01 - Working with rose hips to modulate inflammation

17:42 - Ways to work with rose hips if sweetener is inappropriate for you

18:56 - What about rose hip tea?

20:55 - Making rose hip infused oil from whole rose hips

26:30 - Julie shares her current herbal projects

29:50 - What Julie wishes she knew when she first started working with herbs


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Rosalee is an herbalist and author of the bestselling book Alchemy of Herbs: Transform Everyday Ingredients Into Foods & Remedies That Heal and 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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