Just another late fall/early winter week in New England with herbalists Mindy and Marc!
Tonight’s “Herb Nugget” is about believing. Believe in what works for you and forget all the negative hype!
The “Herb of the Podcast” is Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata) Marc discusses the historical religious aspect of this plant, as well as its practical uses in modern society.
Mindy’s “Backed by Science” article is: Villet Stéphanie, et al. Open-label observational study of the homeopathic medicine Passiflora Compose for anxiety and sleep disorders. Homeopathy, Volume 105, Issue 1, February 2016, Pages 84–91.
“Wildcrafting and Homesteading updates” include Marc’s recent cold and the foraged herbs he used to feel better. Marc made elderberry syrup and Mindy made a basket from a common reed. (Phragmites spp.)
The Worldwide Herbal and Foraging News articles are this one, this one, this one, and this one. New rules for homeopathic medicines, radioactive Chernobyl berries, taking on the Green Revolution, and robot weedkillers.
Also, listener email and movie review.
Enjoy the podcast!