23.Walking the Herbalist’s Path, an Interview with Nicole Telkes

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For centuries, plant medicine was the dominant medicine worldwide. Around about a century ago, the modern medical system we know today took the field in force, relegating herbalists to the back alleys for decades. Over the past couple of decades, herbalists like Nicole Telkes have built a new appreciation of herbal practices as a way of life. Today, we’re talking with Nicole about where we’ve been and where we’re going.



We discussed the article “Should More Women Give Birth Outside the Hospital?” by Dianna Douglas published on July 13, 2015, on the NPR website.

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In this show we answer a listener’s question about pesticides and wild-crafting or gathering in the city.

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“Wildcrafting for Beginners” by Howie Brounstein

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Nicole Telkes, RH

Nicole Telkes

Nicole is a practicing herbalist, educator, activist and Director of the Wildflower School of Botanical Medicine.  She specializes in bioregional medicinal plants and is a fully stocked herbal apothecary with wild and weedy custom formulations for her clients and students. She is a Registered Herbalist with the American Herbalist Guild.  She wrote the first book on herbs of her bio region,

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