The Taste of Healing: Understanding Herbal Energetics
Folks who have been reading this blog for any length of time at all are probably very familiar with my emphasis on herbal energetics, and how important I feel they are to learn to avoid the frustration of hit and miss treatment. Essentially, energetics provide a look at the essential tendencies of both plants and people, so that we can match them together most effectively. You can read more about my approach to energetics right here.
A few years ago, I did a multimedia course that covered the big picture of energetics, from sensory awareness to taste and impression to actions to constitutions. A number of folks were so excited by the process, that they wanted even more in depth training, especially when it came to the nitty gritty application. One of the quickest and most effective ways to dive into energetics is by learning about the tastes of herbs and what they mean, giving you incredibly important cues about how and when to apply that herb. My student and Washington clinical herbalist, Rosalee de la Foret, has been doing detailed and powerful work around just this aspect of herbal energetics.
She and Learningherbs.com have teamed up to create some easy to use and very concise tools that can greatly enhance your understanding of energetics and the way you actually work with herbs! She’s currently offering a great Taste of Herbs Flavor Wheel (based on wine tasting charts), and will be releasing even more great content in the next week or so. To get involved and get your copy, head over to The Taste of Herbs!