Conversation with Dorene Petersen
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Topics covered in this episode
Important things to consider when choosing an herb supplier
Why a large majority of the herbs we use are imported, rather than grown domestically
Tips for those who are interested in growing some of their own medicinal herbs
The importance of sustainability when sourcing herbs
Herbs that are currently being over harvested or are considered at-risk
Herbal “fads” and the risk they pose to our native plant species
Important things to consider when wild-harvesting herbs
About Dorene Petersen
Dorene Petersen is Founding President of the American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS). Dorene is a New Zealand-trained Naturopath with many years’ clinical and teaching experience. She specializes in therapeutic, certified organic essential oils and has dedicated her career to the advancement of the profession of aromatherapy in the USA and abroad. Dorene currently serves as Chair of the Aromatherapy Registration Council (ARC), an independent, nonprofit organization that administers an international examination in aromatherapy to ensure minimum standards of training and safety knowledge of Registered Aromatherapists (RAs). Dorene is also a Registered Herbalist and professional member of the American Herbalists Guild, and, in 2009, was awarded the Professional Service Award from the International Herb Association for her outstanding contributions to the herb industry.
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Disclaimer: The information presented in this podcast is for educational purposes only, and is not meant to replace professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor if you are in need of medical care, and before making any changes to your health routine.