Jun 272016
Clean Water for Health: Filtration & Herbs

Clean Water For Health: FILTRATION & HERBS by Sam Coffman As healers, herbalists have a responsibility to address all causes of illness including diet, lifestyle, and environment… and to recommend treatments and remedies besides herbs when appropriate. Access to clean water is one such problem that Plant Healer’s can’t ignore, as brought to light by […]

Jun 132016
Diverse: NeuroDiversity & Diversity in Herbalism

DIVERSE The Value of Cognitive Diversity, NeuroDiversity, & a Diversity of Approaches to Herbal Practice by Jesse Wolf Hardin Violent attacks by anti-gay and anti-American extremists are indicative of the fear of social diversity, just as fear of neurodiversity and differences in perspective/response manifests as intolerance for anything but the accepted “normal.” The following defense […]

May 242016
Foraging Matters: Tips & Advice from Wendy Butter Petty

FORAGING MATTERS Presenting The Wisdom of Plant Healer & Wild Forager Wendy “Butter” Petty ––––––––––––––––––––––– People get into the art of foraging for different reasons, including saving money by integrating wild and free fare, treasuring how much better foraged foods can taste, and knowing that they are often healthier for us than anything we can […]

May 162016
The Herbal Journey by Ramona Rubin

Intro: One commitment of Plant Healer publications and events is to provide an accessible, non-exclusive nexus and welcoming home to the existing diverse community of herb users, nature lovers, and community healers.  Every issue of Plant Healer Magazine is a coming together of the wide ranging tribe, a plant-communal intercoursing and exchanging of ideas and tools, and each […]

Mar 072016

NOT FOR EVERYONE Dearly Needed Are The Committed Few… Herbalists by Jesse Wolf Hardin An Excerpt from the Spring 2016 issue of Plant Healer Magazine, now available for download by subscription from: www.PlantHealerMagazine.com The very last message you’d think an herbal magazine would want to put out there, is that an herbal practice isn’t ideal […]

Jan 262016
Healthy Disagreement in Herbalism

*** –––––––OPEN TO DEBATE–––––– Vital Disputation & Healthy Disagreement in Herbalism by Jesse Wolf Hardin Plant Healer Magazine & Events – www.PlantHealer.org A recent article in Plant Healer Magazine opened up discussion on the topics of political correctness and cultural appropriation as relates to the practice of herbalism.  There was at least one person we will […]

Dec 042015
Juliet's New Medicine Making Course

Announcing Juliet Blankespoor’s Incredible New Online Classes – Beginning With Her HERBAL MEDICINE MAKING COURSE It is always an honor to help spread the word about the good works of our Plant Healer Magazine writer/teachers, and never more so than in the case of dear Juliet Blankespoor’s new Herbal Immersion online course available January 8th.  With the help […]

Jul 132015
Special Free Edition for Herbalists

July Herbaria – Special Free Edition for Herbalists A Sneak Peek: The free July issue of the Plant Healer’s Herbaria Newsletter will be mailed out Monday, July 20th.  To be certain of receiving a download link, be certain to subscribe before then.  Simply go to our website and fill in your name and email address […]

Jun 242015
Connecting With Our Heritage Through Herbs by Dara Saville

CONNECTING WITH OUR HERITAGE THROUGH HERBS by Dara Saville An Excerpt from the New Plant Healer book: The Traveling Medicine Show: Pitchmen & Plant Healers of Early America Full color – 104 pages 8×11 – $24 – Order from the Bookstore Page at: www.PlantHealer.org Read the truth about the largely wonderful if oft maligned historic herb […]

Jun 142015
New Science, Vitalism, & Healing by Guido Masé

THE VITAL FORCE New Science, Vitalism, & Healing by Guido Masé Guido Masé is a clinical herbalist, herbal educator, garden steward specializing in holistic Western herbalism, valued columnist for Plant Healer Magazine, and esteemed teacher at the upcoming Traditions in Western Herbalism Conference atop New Mexico’s Sky Island (click on: www.PlantHealer.org/intro.html).  Guido’s teaching style is […]

Jun 082015
Getting The "Good" & "Bad" Out of Herbalism

The Good, The Bad, & The Efficacious Reassessing How We Think & Speak About Herbs, Ailments, & Ourselves by Jesse Wolf Hardin The following essay is excerpted from the Summer issue of Plant Healer Magazine, available by subscription. www.PlantHealer.org “Our chosen language can either further or limit an immediate goal or larger mission. And it is […]

Mar 262015
Shana Grover: Art for an Excellent Herbalist Teacher

We periodically like to profile our Traditions in Western Herbalism Conference teachers here, some of the best teachers in the herbal field today. Shana Lipner Grover was one of the popular of last year’s instructors, impressing attendees with her vast herbal knowledge and considerable experience, her passion and love for the plants, and her clear communication […]

Mar 152015
A Healthy Look At Anger

A Healthy Look at Anger Hospital-Caused Deaths, Twitter Indicators, Heart Attack & Prevention by Jesse Wolf Hardin Plant Healer Magazine The second greatest cause of deaths in this country are factors associated with conventional hospital care, from misdiagnosis to resistant infection and drug side effects, as my partner Kiva and I regularly lament.  Recently our […]

Jan 072015
The Ladder To Nowhere - Herbalists Deepen, Not Ascend

THE LADDER TO NOWHERE: In Herbalism We Don’t Ascend, We Deepen by Jesse Wolf Hardin To someone getting into herbalism for the first time, it might seem improbable that there be any competition, jealousy or even dissatisfaction among fellow enthusiasts.  Unlike in other fields, herbalists are usually laid back and generally uncomfortable with the competitive […]