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The Appalachian trail offers beauty, challenge, and for the practical herbalist deep and herbal healing. Today, we’ll talk with our guest hiker and herbalist, Candice Cook, about her experience hiking this amazing trail often called The People’s Trail and the many plant medicines she encountered on her journey.
For more information on Candice’s hike or to contact her, read her blog, Roam and Write.
Herbs We Discussed:
- Solomon’s Seal
- False Solomon’s Seal
- Wood Sorrel
- Wild Persimmons
- Blue Cohosh
- Red Clover
- Red Pine
- Frasier Fir
- White Oak
- Rieshi mushroom
- Maitake mushroom
- Chicken of the Wood mushroom
Herbs in the News
We discussed the article “High Levels of Toxic Molds Identified in Herbal Medicines” by Honor Whiteman published in October 2014 on Medical News Today online. We conversed about the importance of reading such articles carefully and looked at the many biases with which this article was written.
Herbalists use a variety of terms to describe the properties of herbs. We discussed Liniment what is it and how is it used?
Candice Cook Schey is an Herbalist and Sustainable Health Specialist, Writer, and Educator. She owns and operates TheGrowingProject.info, an informational resource for people ready to rediscover their innate power to heal and transform themselves and their communities. She offers clinical consultations and workshops at Mindful Body Center in Austin, Texas as well as by phone, email, and Skype. For more information on her services or to read her blog, visit www.thegrowingproject.info.