Season 7 Episode 3: Citrus Benefits
with Emily Han

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Citrus Benefits with Emily Han

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Episode Summary

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Citrus may be more commonly thought of as a food than as an herb, but from peel to pulp to seeds, citrus bursts with powerful gifts. Whether you’re looking for a tasty way to enhance digestion, soothe a sore throat, or just enjoy a delicious drink, we’ve got you covered in this episode with Emily Han. (And those are just a few of the ways Emily shares to work with citrus!)

You’ll also receive access to Emily’s wonderful Citrus Honey Tea recipe. This easy-to-make recipe stays fresh for up to a year in the refrigerator. It’s a wonderful way to enjoy the gifts of citrus months after prime citrus season is past…or any time you’re in the mood for a yummy hot or cold drink.

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

► Are there any safety concerns when selecting your citrus?

► Does it matter what citrus species you work with?

► How can citrus help with digestion?

► How can you grow your own citrus if you live in a cold climate?

For those of you who aren’t already familiar with her, Emily Han is a naturalist, herbalist, and educator helping people cultivate their connection with the earth. Based in Tongva/Kizh land, Altadena, California, her work focuses on intersections of ecology, culture, food, and plant medicine. She is the author of Wild Drinks and Cocktails, Wild Remedies, and the forthcoming Mushroom Hunting.

I’m so happy to share our conversation with you today!

Slow down to spend time just being with plants and there's so much that you can learn that can then inform your herbal medicine making and your herbal practice, as well.


What You'll Learn from This Episode

  • [01:10] Introduction to Emily Han
  • [02:22] How Emily got started on an herbal path
  • [04:32] Rosalee and Emily’s first hike together
  • [06:50] How Emily and Rosalee met
  • [12:55] Why Emily chose citrus as a focus for this conversation
  • [16:48] Working with citrus peel and flowers
  • [19:39] Emily’s Citrus Honey Tea recipe
  • [23:33] Closing thoughts about citrus
  • [24:37] Emily’s current projects
  • [30:32] Emily’s advice for getting started 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 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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