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Herbaceous Conversations

By Gloria of Asili H+B
Grab your cup of tea and let's get this conversation started! In an effort to bring awareness to the practicality of herbal medicine and African Folk Medicine, Gloria, a health coach & self-taught herbalist for five years, explores various topics such as traditional medicinal practices, medical astrology, DIY tips, and so much more! Currently, Gloria is serving the community in North Carolina through her business, Asili Herbs & Botanica
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Be Free of Bra Bondage: Move the Lymph and Other Tips for Breast Health // Episode 8

Herbaceous Conversations

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Two Materials You Already Have to Start Your Home Apothecary
Look no further! What you need to start an apothecary today is already in your kitchen! And your yard. In episode 18, tips on how to source sustainable herbs and what to look for were outline there!
09:08
July 16, 2020
The Power of Ancestral Relationship and Healing with Olatokunboh Obasi
In this episode, Ola and I discuss the cross of herbalism and the healing arts and how it can deepen one's relationship with their ancestors; but first, one must be open to healing all aspects of self.  Olatokunboh Obasi MSc, RH (AHG), CNS is a wellness professional in herbal medicine, nutrition, and indigenous ways of practice.  She is an educator/founder of Well of Indigenous Wisdom School for herbal medicine and African cosmology. Puerto Rico Coordinator for Herbalists without Borders International & Owner of Omaroti a wellness shop for wellbeing.  Birth doula, yoga and dance instructor, author, presenter, and healer, her devotion is to serve humanity and care-take the earth. Connect with Ola! Omaroti Well of Indigenous Wisdom School Facebook S H O W N O T E S  Patreon
33:21
July 9, 2020
3 Ways to Immerse Yourself in Botanicals This Summer
Longer days equates to more time doing what you enjoy! It's as though the sun activates different aspects of plants during the summer, which is all the reason more to dive deep into plant knowledge and relationship. Tune into episode 5, where we discuss cosmic infusions in depth. Have an herbaceous day!!
03:59
June 26, 2020
6 Supplies You'll Need to Start Your Home Apothecary
Starting a home apothecary can be overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be. There are so many supplies you can begin to implement into your cabinet, but your bank account won't appreciate the accumulation of supplies you may or may not need.  In this episode, I'm giving you a list of SIX supplies to start your home apothecary as soon as today at a low cost.  H O N O R A B L E   M E N T I O N S  The 3 Basics for a Home Apothecary // Episode 31 A S I L I   T R I B E Additional Podcast Notes Instagram Facebook Have an herbaceous day!!
07:46
June 18, 2020
Herbalists & Healers, NOW is the Time to Show Up with Karly Ketron
I never thought I'd be alive to witness the global shift we're in the midst of. It's daunting and inspiring and a whirl of other emotions all at once. I sat down with a fellow sister and herbalist, Karly Ketron, to discuss how to determine what our communities need and how we, as herbalists and healers, can heed to the call. H O N O R A B L E    M E N T I O N S  Get in touch with Karly!  @thewisewytch Website Patreon About her: Karly Ketron is a recent graduate of The California School of Herbal Studies and Gathering Thyme Herb School. She is applying the knowledge that she learned to her love of teaching through her podcast, "The Wise Wytch's Medicinal Plant Podcast" and her social media platforms because her heart's work is leading her to ensure that herbal medicine is available to everyone. She currently lives in Mendocino County where she is assisting her partner in the development and production of a permitted, regenerative, organic cannabis farm. Along with the sacred medicine of cannabis, she is building an herbal medicine oasis and hosting space for her budding apprenticeship program. Karly loves to spend her time in the kitchen- making medicine (whether it's food or a tincture), playing in her garden, and is in her most purest state of joy when she is fully submerged into a body of the Earth's water.
54:25
June 11, 2020
The One Thing You Need to Understand the Spirit of Plants
A S I L I   T R I B E Additional Podcast Notes Instagram Facebook Have an herbaceous day!!
09:57
May 28, 2020
Improve Your Home Environment Using these Two Methods
H O N O R A B L E   M E N T I O N S  Terpenes and Terpenoids Systematic Review of Bergamot (Citrus Bergamia)
12:46
May 23, 2020
Chemistry of Trauma | Tips to Support the Body During Times of Change
The body is an intelligence system on its own, and it's important for us to understand this system. During times of change, this communication can be disrupted. In this episode, we break down what happens on a cellular level during emotional and mental stress, and herbal allies to support this transition. H O N O R A B L E    M E N T I O N S  Finding Balance in Polar States 
31:45
May 23, 2020
Finding Balance in Polar States | Relationship Between Anxiety and Minerals
Anxiety and minerals...is there a connection? How can you nourish the body through an anxious state? These questions are addressed in this episode.
17:56
May 7, 2020
The 3 Basics for a Home Apothecary
There's a global inclination to local sourcing of food with the current situation right now. Starting a home apothecary doesn't have to be complicated, or cost a lot of money. In this episode, I'll share with you the THREE basics you'll need to start. Hint: they're not material. If you have a question about starting your own, please don't hesitate to contact me
11:47
April 30, 2020
How These Plants Will Change the World | Uranus in Taurus
This episode is inspired by a dream I had, and I want to share with your the transformation that lies with Uranus in Taurus in regards to medical astrology and cosmology Wellness in the Stars
13:48
April 23, 2020
Innovative Ways to Herbify Meals
Herbs cater to the entire tongue palate, which can be fun yet challenging when it come to incorporating herbs into meals. In this episode, we discuss simple ways to incorporate herbs into meals in a wholesome way that everyone may enjoy.
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April 16, 2020
Bio-hacking Methods Utilizing Botanicals // Episode 28
H O N O R A B L E   M E N T I O N S Medicinal Uses of Everyday Spices A S I L I   T R I B E Additional Podcast Notes Instagram Facebook Have an herbaceous day!!
16:46
April 9, 2020
5 Systems Vital for Animal Healing // Episode 27
Plants sustain ALL of the life on this planet. It's astounding to ponder on. We're going to focus on a particular species that have been human companions since the beginning of time: animals! We delve into: the importance of the plant ecosystem substances to watch for five systems in animals to cater to herbal suggestions H O N O R A B L E   M E N T I O N S Herbs for Pets What is Herbal Terminology A S I L I   T R I B E Additional Podcast Notes Instagram Facebook Have an herbaceous day!!
16:03
April 2, 2020
Elemental Wellness: What's the Connection Between Your Well-being and the Elements? // Episode 26
Early civilizations once believed the elements to be gods. Is there any relevance to the elements and your wellbeing? In this episode, we explore how the four elements are apart of the foundation of all health practices and how you may apply them. H O N O R A B L E   M E N T I O N S A S I L I   T R I B E Join the Kabila! Additional Podcast Notes Instagram Facebook Have an herbaceous day!!
17:09
March 20, 2020
Setting Boundaries With Plants // Episode 25
Plants have a unique and intricate system of communication. How may we understand it and apply plant principles into our lifestyle? In this episode, we'll answer: the meaning of invasive and weedy plants how plant root systems translate to the human body's energetic field ways to strengthen the energetic field H O N O R A B L E   M E N T I O N S Plants and the Otherworldly with Sarah Baldwin Botanical Meditation Be Free of Bra Bondage A S I L I   T R I B E Join the Kabila! Additional Podcast Notes Instagram Facebook Have an herbaceous day!!
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March 12, 2020
4 Plants To Build A Strong Lymphocyte Army // Episode 24
Of the five main white blood cells, lymphocytes get all the attention! Why? Well, they're the fighters. The defenders.  All five components of the immune system work together, along with other systems of the body, that complete the efficacy of the immune system.  In this episode, we'll focus on the role of the thymus and how you can support its function with plants and foods. H O N O R A B L E   M E N T I O N S Dr. Greg Fahy's work - Intervene Immune A S I L I   T R I B E Join the Kabila! Additional Podcast Notes Instagram Facebook Have an herbaceous day!!
12:50
March 5, 2020
Emergency Herbalism On The Go: 6 Plants To Have In Your First Aid Kit // Episode 23
Emergency Herbalism can be broken down into two tiers: acute applications and wilderness applications.  In this episode, we'll explore the difference between these two tiers and provide you with plant substances to add to your first aid kit. H O N O R A B L E   M E N T I O N S  Herbal Medics Academy Cedar Mountain Herbal School A S I L I   T R I B E Join the Kabila! Consultations Instagram Facebook Have an herbaceous day!!
17:50
February 27, 2020
Unravel The Collective Consciousness with Plant Allies // Episode 22
The mind can be a complicated thing! However, thanks to experts in the field of psychology, we've been able to grasp this complex organ in regard to its functionality and potentiality. In this episode, we discuss: the breakdown of the subconscious mind according to Freud applications and techniques of psychoanalysis how to integrate plants into these techniques using B.I.R. A S I L I   T R I B E Join the Kabila! Consultations Instagram Facebook Have an herbaceous day!!
17:49
February 20, 2020
Winter Medicinals for Your Apothecary // Episode 21
Winter is coming! Well, it's here, and as we transition into spring I'm giving you recipes and vital information so you may THRIVE during this transition. We'll discover: what a microbiome is factors that contribute to immunological tolerance how to build immune tolerance substances that build immunity H O N O R A B L E    M E N T I O N S Vaginal Seeding on The Naked Naturopath Podcast Winter Medicinal Recipe Sheet Tap Into Your Roots W/ Rooted Herbals // Episode 15 Digestive & Herbal Bitters: An Herbal Energetic Breakdown // Episode 14 Microbiome and Allergic Diseases A S I L I   T R I B E Join the Kabila! Consultations Instagram Facebook Have an herbaceous day!!
14:22
February 13, 2020
What is Herbal Terminology & How Should You Apply It? // Episode 20
Adapta-who? Words and terms don't appear out of thin air; they originate from somewhere! In regards to herbal terminology, there are several systems in place to organize herbal terms. In this episode, we explore the origin of herbal terminology and how they are used today. H O N O R A B L E    M E N T I O N S Herbal Terminology Sheet Pharmogocnosy: Different Systems of Classification of Crude Drugs History & Modern Applications of Plant Energetics A S I L I   T R I B E Join the Kabila! Consultations Instagram Facebook Have an herbaceous day!!
20:11
February 7, 2020
Seed Giveaway! BONUS Episode // Episode 19
I'm extending the seed giveaway to you, HC's plant lovers! What better way to immerse yourself in herbalism than planting seeds yourself. This giveaway will be held in a few months and I'd like to hear what you'd like to see growing in your garden space! Seed Giveaway A S I L I   T R I B E Join the Kabila! Sovereignty In Health Instagram Facebook Have an herbaceous day!!
01:43
January 30, 2020
Steps to Find Reliable & Sustainable Sources for Herbs // Episode 18
You're ready to make plant medicine! But where should you get your herbs? It's easy to get lost online looking for the best prices and sources for herbs (been there, done that!). In this episode, we use the Triple S Triangle method to generate important questions to ask when buying herbs! H O N O R A B L E   M E N T I O N S  Strategies for A Green Economy A S I L I   T R I B E Join the Kabila! Sovereignty In Health Instagram Facebook Have an herbaceous day!!
14:22
January 23, 2020
Plants and the Otherworldly: Herbal Divination with Sarah Baldwin // Episode 17
Many herbalists refer to the animated plant-human connection. How can you foster a relationship with the plant world around you? What should one expect? What tools are available to utilize? On this episode, herbalist, Reiki Master, and the author of the Herbal Healing Deck Sarah Baldwin breaks down the plant-human relationship through her journey.  Sarah will be launching a plant meditation series soon! Keep up with her so you may be notified about its release. Connect with Sarah! The Herbal Healing Deck Instagram A S I L I   T R I B E Join the Kabila! Sovereignty In Health Instagram Facebook Have an herbaceous day!!
29:38
January 16, 2020
Seasonal Plant Fun for Little Ones! // Episode 16
If you're struggling to find ways to involve your little ones in the garden, in this episode we'll explore various activities for kids of all ages! The activities are broken down according to season. Here are the timestamps: 1:23 - Spring 4:36 - Summer 7:30 - Fall 8:26 - Winter 9:15 - Takeaway H O N O R A B L E    M E N T I O N S Natural Mama's Movement Herbs for Newborns Build a Home Apothecary Resources for Fayetteville locals: Nature Center Agriculture Co-op A S I L I   T R I B E Join the Kabila! Consultations Instagram Facebook Have an herbaceous day!!
12:15
January 9, 2020
Tap Into Your Roots W/ Rooted Herbals // Episode 15
H O N O R A B L E   R E S E A R C H   M E N T I O N S A S I L I   T R I B E Join the Asili Tribe! Website Instagram Facebook Have an herbaceous day!!
17:13
January 3, 2020
Digestive & Herbal Bitters: An Herbal Energetic Breakdown // Episode 14
Unfortunately, the pungent and bitter palates are often forgotten to be incorporated into the Western diet.   Herbs are broken down into several categories or "actions," and in this episode, we explore the energetics of bitters!  What's discussed: origin of cravings (seasonal change vs. bodily lack) how the body processed bitters interrelationship between bitters and the nervous system tips for introducing bitters into your lifestyle.  H O N O R A B L E    M E N T I O N S   Bitter Melon Vegetable Stir Fry Herbal Teas for Adrenal Support + 5 Recipes  A S I L I   T R I B E Join the Asili Tribe! Website Instagram Facebook Have an herbaceous day!!
22:18
December 19, 2019
Herbalism on the Go // Episode 13
Traveling in itself can be a hassle sometimes.  When carrying botanical and plant allies with you, you don't want to carry too much or too little.  In this episode, I break it down into three tiers you need to consider before carrying plant essences with you.  A S I L I   T R I B E Join the Asili Tribe! Website Instagram Facebook Have an herbaceous day!!
06:13
December 12, 2019
Beard Care is More than Skin Deep: Tips for an Herbaceous Lifestyle for Men // Episode 12
During the month of November, thousands of men grow out their beards to compete amongst fellow men and to raise awareness of issues pertaining to men's health.  May this episode motivate you to have open discussions about men's health and provide ways to implement a healthy lifestyle for men of all ages.  H O N O R A B L E   R E S E A R C H   M E N T I O N S Learn more about the Movember Foundation A S I L I   T R I B E Grow lustrous facial hair Join the Asili Tribe! Website Instagram Facebook Have an herbaceous day!!
15:10
November 22, 2019
Herbal Overlay of Our Energetic and Physical Bodies // Episode 11
Is there truth to illness being present in other forms of our bodies before it becomes physical? In this episode, we discuss the crossover of the energetic world with the physical in regards to the chakras and endocrine system.  H O N O R A B L E   R E S E A R C H   M E N T I O N S Chakra / Endocrine Graph A S I L I   T R I B E Join the Community! https://www.backtoasili.com/tribe Site - https://www.backtoasili.com/ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/asiliapothecary/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/asiliapothecaryy/ Have an herbaceous day!!
23:41
November 19, 2019
Wellness According to the Stars: A Simple Guide to View Your Natal Chart with a Medical Astrological Lense // Episode 10
At the end of the monthly medical astro readings, I always guide the viewers to apply the information to their birth chart.  But...how exactly do you apply such information? Medical astrology can be a bit complex, as I've learned in the last two years of studying it.  Regardless of western or eastern astrology applications, we discuss basic guidelines you can take to apply medical astrology to your birth chart. H O N O R A B L E   R E S E A R C H   M E N T I O N S Collective Monthly Medical Astro Readings Chiron book reference A S I L I   T R I B E Site - https://www.backtoasili.com/ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/asiliapothecary/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/asiliapothecaryy/ Have an herbaceous day!!
10:15
November 7, 2019
5 Ways Herbs Nourish the Nerves // Episode 9
Feeling as though you're out of control can be unnerving (pun intended). Applying body awareness, we dive into how you can understand how the nervous system works and impacts your life by detecting weaknesses and dominance of certain nervous systems.  The nervous system is responsible for three main functions, which are divided into 8 subsystems. These subsystems can be combined into three nervous system categories: sympathetic, central, and parasympathetic systems.  Being able to accurately communicate indications of system dominance or weakness to your health care provider will enable them to guide your further to understand your physiology and formulate the best options for you. As an herbalist and health coach, I'd love to guide you further in a consultation. H O N O R A B L E   R E S E A R C H   M E N T I O N S Herbs for Adrenals + 5 Recipes A S I L I   T R I B E Site - https://www.backtoasili.com/ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/asiliapothecary/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/asiliapothecaryy/ Have an herbaceous day!!
16:33
October 31, 2019
Be Free of Bra Bondage: Move the Lymph and Other Tips for Breast Health // Episode 8
A significant factor in the spread of carcinoma: lymphatic drainage.  We'll explore: breast anatomy tips for improving lymphatic movement to improve breast health H O N O R A B L E   R E S E A R C H   M E N T I O N S TNM Classification of Malignant Tumours Lymph Anatomy A S I L I   T R I B E Site - https://www.backtoasili.com/ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/asiliapothecary/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/asiliapothecaryy/ Have an herbaceous day!!
11:15
October 24, 2019
Botanical Meditation // Episode 7
Lately, scientists have been discovering all the ways meditation rewires the brain and fundamentally impacts our lives. This is no news to those who practice, as those who meditate live these amazing implications of meditation. Essentially, there are five ways to incorporate plants and botanicals into your meditation space. Tune in, and apply these methods to enrich your practice. H O N O R A B L E   R E S E A R C H   M E N T I O N S Forever Young(er): potential age-defying effects of long-term meditation on gray matter atrophy Meditation Programs for Psychological Stress and Well-being Mindfulness practice leads to increases in regional brain gray matter density Mindfulness Training Improves Working Memory Capacity and GRE Performance While Reducing Mind Wandering A S I L I   T R I B E Site - https://www.backtoasili.com/ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/asiliapothecary/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/asiliapothecaryy/ Have an herbaceous day!!
07:38
September 12, 2019
Medicinal Uses of Everyday Spices // Episode 6
What's in your spice stash? Spices add value to a meal, and they can also add value to your health! There are over 36 world cuisines, and India is the top caterer to the world's spice demand. You can be your own producer, consumer, and exporter by growing your own spices. This cuts into the grocery bill and adds sentiment and respect in your spice usage.  Episode 3 will help you further understand today's topic. Combining the four humours and four elements of cooking and incorporating the top common spices world wide, we're going to formulate a few medicinal applications of these spices, which include: Turmeric  Ginger Garlic Basil Cinnamon Cumin Bay Leaf Cayenne Coriander Rosemary. Head over to Asili's Facebook page for the recipes discussed in this episode. H O N O R A B L E   R E S E A R C H   M E N T I O N S https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2017/12/26/572100613/americans-love-spices-so-why-don-t-we-grow-them https://www.forbes.com/sites/richardkestenbaum/2019/02/17/food-flavors-trends-mccormick-spice-jacobsen-salt-sweet/#253de5c4a425 https://www.npr.org/2017/05/25/529977231/chef-calls-salt-fat-acid-heat-the-4-elements-of-good-cooking A S I L I   T R I B E Site - https://www.backtoasili.com/ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/asiliapothecary/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/asiliapothecaryy/ Have an herbaceous day!!
10:29
September 12, 2019
Cosmic-Infused Formulations & How They're Beneficial for Your Well-being // Episode 5
Why in the world would you leave your beautiful plant medicine concoction under the sun, moon, etc?! As outlandish as it may sound, this is not a new practice to the wellness community.  Our ancestors practiced this long before the separation of science and spirituality, as medicine and spirit were regarded as one in the same.  What's the science behind this ancestral practice? And how does it impact you and your well-being?  We'll review: The giant inverted atom (Earth) Discovery of Schumann's resonance and how it's implemented today 5 top ways to cosmically infuse herbal formulations Of course, other cosmic objects are welcome to be infused. As always, meditation and communication with a cosmic being is recommended always for respect and to build a strong relationship. H O N O R A B L E   R E S E A R C H   M E N T I O N S https://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/esp_ondas_shumman_10.htm A S I L I   T R I B E Site - https://www.backtoasili.com/ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/asiliapothecary/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/asiliapothecaryy/ Have an herbaceous day!!
17:14
August 24, 2019
8 Herbs to Build Your ImmuniTEA // Episode 4
Back to school, back to work, back to reality season is fully commencing and so are viruses and bacteria. When people come together, so do these bodily invaders. It's an ample time for them as we gather in crowds and seasons change, making our bodies even more susceptible to contraction. But this doesn't have to be the case for your loved ones or yourself. I'm sure you have a few herbs in your cabinet right now that you can utilize as a defense mechanism against viruses and bacteria. Herbs are a great medicine staple for prevention and treatment. Why? They are cost efficient and effective. In this episode I review eight herbs for this season.  H O N O R A B L E   R E S E A R C H   M E N T I O N S Elderberry - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4848651/ Cancer bush - http://www.botanicalsociety.org.za/ProjectsAndActivities/Useful%20Plants/02%20Cancer%20Bush%20Dec.%202007.pdf A S I L I   T R I B E Site - https://www.backtoasili.com/ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/asiliapothecary/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/asiliapothecaryy/ Have an herbaceous day!!
15:05
August 24, 2019
Analysis of How to Ingest Herbs // Episode 3
You have your herbs in tow but you're confused as to how to take them. A good herb dealer always breaks it down to the user, and in this episode I'm sharing with you how to decipher the best ways to partake of the herb(s) so they may be optimized for your health. Essentially there are two factors you need to take into consideration: 1) Botanical part being utilized and 2) Bio-availability. H O N O R A B L E   R E S E A R C H   M E N T I O N S  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4837971/ A S I L I   T R I B E  Site - https://www.backtoasili.com/ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/asiliapothecary/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/asiliapothecaryy/ Have an herbaceous day!!
10:19
August 24, 2019
History & Modern Applications of Plant Energetics // Episode 2
Plant ener-who? Master Herbalist, Astrologer, and Holistic Health Educator David Osborn articulated it perfectly: "The four humors are the metabolic agents of the four elements in the human body." Two years into studying herbalism, I integrated these mechanics into the curriculum unaware there was a term for it. The process of herbal concoction making cannot be discussed without plant energetics, the base of all medicine making. In this episode, you'll uncover: History of plant energetics Concentric circle of the Four Elements, explained Current applications of plant energetics today for practicing holistic practitioners and consumers alike  Items mentioned in this episode: Tangerine Oil Become a member and save 25%! Thank you so much for listening to this episode of Herbaceous Conversations. If you haven't already, please leave a quick review of the show on your podcast platform of choice. This will contribute towards many great podcasts in the future so we can make herbal education accessible and applicable for everyone!   Subscribe via Spotify Subscribe via Google Podcasts Subscribe via Apple Podcasts Subscribe via Anchor -     -     -     -     -     -     -     -     -     -     -     -     -     -     -     -     -     -     -     -     -     -     -     -     - Consultations | Blog | Apothecary : www.backtoasili.com Creative Inspiration | Education | Events : Instagram, Facebook
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July 3, 2019
Intro & The Missing Component in Herbalism // Episode 1
Welcome lovely people!  In this Snippet, Gloria explains the purpose of this podcast space and what it means for you. -     -     -     -     -     -     -     -     -     -     -     -     -     -     -     -     -     -     -     -     -     -     -     -     - Consultations | Blog | Apothecary : www.backtoasili.com Creative Inspiration | Education | Events : Instagram, Facebook
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June 11, 2019