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Western Herbal Medicine: A Tradition herbalism indigenous healers women healers of the world May 08, 2024

Because I grew up in United States, I learned Western Herbal Medicine, which as a whole, leans on American and European plants to support our...

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Eucalyptus apothecary tips polynesian herbal medicine women healers of the world May 01, 2024

The following is an excerpt from Holly's award-winning documentary book Women Healers of the World: ...

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Spiritual Bathing: My Interview with Ethnobotanist Rocio Alarcon ethnobotany indigenous healers women healers of the world Apr 23, 2024

The following is an excerpt from my documentary book Women Healers of the World to inspire you:

As a teacher, Rocío Alarcon has captured the...

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Ethnobotany: Exploring Our Relationships with Plants ethnobotany indigenous healers women healers of the world Apr 17, 2024

For a long time, I was fascinated with ethnobotany (I still am) to the point where I considered pursuing a PhD in the subject so that I could travel the...

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Raspberry apothecary tips postpartum women healers of the world Apr 10, 2024

Children love raspberry fruits: those thimble-shaped, red sweet-tarts that grow on long slender thorny branches, but herbalists prize the leaves. You can...

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An Herbalist Midwife: My Interview with Zapotec Dona Enriqueta Contreras indigenous healers midwifery women healers of the world Apr 03, 2024

The following is an excerpt from my in-person interview with Dona Enriqueta featured in the documentary book Women Healers of the World to inspire you:

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Midwifery Traditions indigenous healers midwifery women healers of the world Mar 27, 2024

The following is a brief excerpt from an essay about World Healing Traditions from my documentary book Women Healers of the World:

Midwifery Healing...

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Turmeric apothecary tips self development turmeric Mar 20, 2024

In addition to being a warming spice, a gorgeous deep-orange dye, and a popular anti-inflammatory especially for sore joints, turmeric is believed to be...

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Herbal Medicines of Hawaii: My Interview with Auntie Velma indigenous healers polynesian herbal medicine women healers of the world Mar 13, 2024

When I wrote my book Women Healers of the World, I traveled to meet many of the women in-person, to talk with them, learn about their traditions, and honor...

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Polynesian Herbal Medicine indigenous healers polynesian herbal medicine women healers of the world Mar 05, 2024

In Hawaii, the study of healing with plants is called La'au lapa'au. The following is an excerpt from an essay in my documentary book Women Healers of the...

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Fennel apothecary tips breastfeeding cough fennel herbal honeys herbal teas newborns postpartum Feb 21, 2024

Are you as in love with those feathery fragrant fronds as I am?! Fennel captures the heart and is an amazing herb in the garden, the kitchen, and the...

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