36.How Herbalism Can Change the World with Nicole Telkes

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Herbalism is truly a frontline medicine; folk remedies are the go to medicine for many of us. Beyond home remedies, though, herbalists can be a force for change in the world. Today, we’re talking with Herbal Activist Nicole Telkes about disasters, revolution, and changing the world through Herbalism.


Wildflower School of Botanical Medicine Medicinal Plants of Texas: A Guide to Locating, Growing, Harvesting, and Using Plants in Texas and the Deep South by Nicole Telkes Herbs We Mentioned


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In this show we answer a listener’s question about adapting the formula for a salve. Herbs we mentioned:

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, The Medicinal Plants of Texas.

Nicole Telkes website

Wildflower School of Botanical Medicine

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