Getting Back to Nature

July 04, 2018

EP 38: Getting Back to Nature with Richard Mandelbaum

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What you'll hear in this episode:

- Deepening your relationship to plants + their intelligence 

- Katie + Richard take time to intuit what plants + flowers our listeners may need presently, and they dive deep into the physical, emotional, and spiritual benefits that each have:

  • Self Heal
  • Blueberry
  • Garlic Mustard
  • Oak
  • Sumac
  • Ground Ivy
  • Eyebright/Eufrasia 

*If you would like to try making your own homemade 'Sumac Lemonade', check out this recipe from Mother Earth News!* 

More about Richard:

Richard Mandelbaum, RH is a clinical herbalist with a private practice in Brooklyn and Sullivan County, NY. Richard has been practicing as an herbalist since 1997, with a background in both Chinese and Western herbal traditions and a passion for our native, local plants. He is co-founder and co-director of the ArborVitae School of Traditional Herbalism in New York City, and is also on the faculty at David Winston’s Center for Herbal Studies with a focus on botany and phytochemistry, and an instructor in botany at the Tri-State College of Acupuncture. Richard is a Council member of the American Herbalists Guild, and currently serves as Secretary and chair of the Committee for Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity. Richard embraces herbalism as an affirmation of our our biome and planet, and is also active in issues related to sustainability, social justice, and fair trade.


Visit Richard’s Website
Check out: Arbor Vitae Herbalism School


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