145.Herb Lab – The Doctrine of Signatures, Allergies & Herbalist Careers

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After talking with spudgerasist and mycologist, Jason Scott, owner and operator of Feral Fungi and the curator of AlcheMycology about using the Doctrine of Signatures, Sue and Candace discuss its history and changes in the present. Mentioned by the Greek physicians Galen (129 AD – 216 AD) and Dioscorides (40 AD – 90 AD), this philosophy has evolved a lot over the centuries. Although many use the Doctrine of Signatures primarily as a mnemonic device, it tells us a lot about cultural values and botanical connections that are shifting to fit our ever changing world.

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Thanks to the Journal of Functional Herbalism for their excellent work and inclusion of Real Herbalism Radio as a resource.

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Sue and Candace answer 2 questions from listeners about syrups and working as an herbalist. Thank you Kyle and Mackenzie for your questions.

Jason Scott

Jason Scott

Jason Scottt is a Mycologist, Ethnobotanist and Spagyricist who has studied traditional Hermetic Alchemy, Ethnobotany and Plant Medicine. Born and raised in Oregon, Jason has an intrinsic interest in the Fungal Queendom and all of its aspects: from cultivation and mycoremediation, to historical and cultural relationships. Most specifically their medicinal application. Jason has studied various different healing modalities including Ayurveda in Nepal and Western Herbalism all over Oregon and Washington. He is the owner and operator of Feral Fungi and curator of AlcheMycology.



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