Susun interviews Rosalee de la Forêt. Rosalee is passionate about helping people discover the world of herbalism and natural health. Her teachings transform complex concepts into simple elements so students and health seekers are empowered to use herbs in practical ways that get results. She also teaches extensively about herbalism internationally and as the Education Director at LearningHerbs. Rosalee is the author of the online courses The Taste of Herbs, Herbal Cold Care, and Apothecary. Her first book, Alchemy of Herbs, will be published by Hay House in the spring of 2017.
Energize & Enjoy with Nettle and St. Joan's Wort by Susun S. Weed / Herbalist, Author, Founder of the Wise Woman Center and Ash Tree Publishing St. Joan's wort (Hypericum perforatum) is also known as St. John's wort. But since it is a plant associated with fire, I figure St. Joan is the better name. Though the popular press seems confused by the studies, scientific medicine is convinced: St. Joan's wort is as effective in altering mood, even for those severely depressed, as the most commonly-used drugs. And even high doses of the tincture are without side-effects. Stinging nettle (Urtica dioica) is a common weed throughout much of the world. The dried herb makes a nourishing herbal infusion that packs more energy per cup than any stimulant, and without the downside of caffeine or stimulating herbs like cayenne and ginger. Tired teenagers, sleep-deprived new moms, stressed executives, wakeful menopausal gals, and wise women of all ages depend on stinging nettle to restore mood, replenish energy, and guarantee sound sleep. Read full article >>>