Herbal Medicine for Beginners

22 Katja Swift & Ryn Midura: Herbal Medicine for Beginners

Interview with Katja Swift and Ryn Midura




Topics covered in this episode

  • The importance of learning and understanding herbal energetics
  • How to choose the best herbs for your body
  • How to source good quality medicinal herbs
  • Tips for making your own herbal preparations
  • Tips for working safely with herbs and herbal remedies
  • The importance of keeping a health journal
  • Dandelion profile and how it is best used
  • Herbal strategies for headache relief

About Ryn and Katja

Katja & Ryn co-founded the CommonWealth Center for Holistic Herbalism in 2010. They see clients for individual consultations, and together they offer Foundational, Advanced, and Clinical herbalism programs both in-person and online. They also teach at national herbal conferences, including the American Herbalists Guild Symposium, the Traditions in Western Herbalism Conference, IM4US, and Boston's own Herbstalk. Articles by Ryn and Katja have appeared in the AHG Journal, the Journal of the Northeast Herbal Association, and Plant Healer Magazine. They are trained as street medics and Wilderness First Responders, and collaborate with peers from around the country to bring herbalism to communities impacted by natural and man-made disasters.

Where to find them

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.