Spring is in full bloom the Practical Herbalist neck of the woods. Last week’s conversation with Christina Sanchez, founder of Every Leaf Speaks and Howie Brounstein of Columbine School of Botanical Studies reminded us to get out about our own feral harvests. From oyster mushrooms to birch branches to lemon balm leaves, the earth has renewable medicine waiting just outside your door.
Herbs we mentioned:
- Lemon Balm
- Oyster mushrooms
- Creosote Bush (Larrea)
- Yerba Mansa
- Douglas Fir
- Poplar (Cottonwood, balm of Gilead)
- Saint John’s Wort
Recipes we mentioned:
Christina Sanchez and Howie Brounstein
Christina Sanchez is an herbalist and licensed cosmetologist who lives in Joshua Tree, California. She is the founder of the herbal product company, Every Leaf Speaks and owns and operates Christina Sanchez Hair Design and is a high desert environmental activist.
YOU CAN FIND CHRISTINA AT:
- Website: www.everyleafspeaks.com
- Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/everyleafspeaks/
- Facebook – https://m.facebook.com/everyleafspeaksELS/
- Twitter – @speaksleaf
Howie Brounstein is an herbalist and teacher at the Columbine School of Botanical Studies. Howie was the owner of Wizardry Herbs, Inc., a manufacturer of quality wildcrafted herbal products. This intentionally small-sized business supplied high quality bio-regional herbs to the local community.
YOU CAN FIND HOWIE AT: