HERBS (Herbs with Erin - Remedies for Body and Spirit)

Erin LaFaive

HERBS (Herbs with Erin - Remedies for Body and Spirit)

Podcast helps people explore the power of herbs to create optimal wellness and strengthen their spiritual practice so they can feel healthy and connected. Grow your herbal remedies knowledge to boost your immune system and support your spirit. Learn how to gather the plants around you in a way that supports the environment and grows your home herbal apothecary.

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I have a new yard which means making new gardens, learning about the plants already growing, and connecting with the lands. Join me as I take a walk through my yard describing how to make a lasagna garden, why I dislike black plastic in landscape design, and the reason I cut down a tree.    Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/fullcircleherbals/  Plant Priestess Exploration Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/plantpriestessexploration  Website: www.fullcircleherbals.com 

Nov 11

21 min 40 sec

Goldenrod is a flowering plant commonly found in North America during the late summer. Despite its reputation for being a nuisance, it has many beneficial properties. Its leaves and flowers are used in teas and elixirs and have a wide range of health benefits. What else can this herb do? We'll explore all of this and more in this week’s episode. Join Erin LaFaive for live mini-lessons on the video podcast HERBS (Herbs with Erin - Remedies for Body and Spirit).  This Video Podcast takes place every Tuesday in the Full Circle Herbals Facebook page, Plant Priestess Exploration Facebook group, and Full Circle Herbals YouTube channel. Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/fullcircleherbals/  Plant Priestess Exploration Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/plantpriestessexploration  Website: www.fullcircleherbals.com  

Aug 31

11 min 5 sec

Echinacea is known for its effective treatment of respiratory conditions, healing a sore throat, and many immune-boosting benefits. Summer is a wonderful time to enjoy this herb and discover its ability to help with pain and inflammation. Its bright purple flowers bloom in mid-summer. What else can this herb do? We'll explore all of this and more in this week’s episode. Join Erin LaFaive for live mini-lessons on the video podcast HERBS (Herbs with Erin - Remedies for Body and Spirit).  This Video Podcast takes place every Tuesday in the Full Circle Herbals Facebook page, Plant Priestess Exploration Facebook group, and Full Circle Herbals YouTube channel. Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/fullcircleherbals/  Plant Priestess Exploration Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/plantpriestessexploration  Website: www.fullcircleherbals.com  

Aug 12

20 min 1 sec

In this episode, Erin explores different herbs that support the lungs. Herbs can alleviate symptoms of colds, allergies, and other lung concerns. Herbs can also be used in advance to support the whole system and as a preventative measure.  Join Erin LaFaive for live mini-lessons on the video podcast HERBS (Herbs with Erin - Remedies for Body and Spirit).  This Video Podcast takes place every Tuesday in the Full Circle Herbals Facebook page, Plant Priestess Exploration Facebook group, and Full Circle Herbals YouTube channel. Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/fullcircleherbals/  Plant Priestess Exploration Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/plantpriestessexploration  Website: www.fullcircleherbals.com  

Jul 28

17 min 10 sec

This episode explores leaves and their functions from the perspective of herbalism and the Plant Priestess. Leaves serve many purposes; they are considered one of the organs of plants. Today, Erin examines them through the element of air. Join Erin LaFaive for live mini-lessons on the video podcast HERBS (Herbs with Erin - Remedies for Body and Spirit).  This Video Podcast takes place every Tuesday in the Full Circle Herbals Facebook page, Plant Priestess Exploration Facebook group, and Full Circle Herbals YouTube channel. NEW TIME~ 6pm CST Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/fullcircleherbals/  Plant Priestess Exploration Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/plantpriestessexploration  Website: www.fullcircleherbals.com  

Jul 21

18 min 50 sec

As a plant priestess synchronizing with nature is fundamental to the way we live and learn. Each element has its gifts and lessons to provide perspective into our lives. Join Erin LaFaive for live mini-lessons on the video podcast  HERBS (Herbs with Erin - Remedies for Body and Spirit). This month is all about the element of air. This Video Podcast takes place every Tuesday in the Full Circle Herbals Facebook page, Plant Priestess Exploration Facebook group, and Full Circle Herbals YouTube channel. NEW TIME~ 6pm CST Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/fullcircleherbals/  Plant Priestess Exploration Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/plantpriestessexploration  Website: www.fullcircleherbals.com  

Jul 16

15 min 38 sec

As a plant priestess synchronizing with nature is fundamental to the way we live and learn. Each element has its gifts and lessons to provide perspective into our lives. Join Erin LaFaive for live mini-lessons on the video podcast  HERBS (Herbs with Erin - Remedies for Body and Spirit).  This month's focus is the element of Air. NEW TIME~ 6pm CST   Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/fullcircleherbals/  Plant Priestess Exploration Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/plantpriestessexploration  Website: www.fullcircleherbals.com 

Jul 14

20 min 39 sec

Connecting with plants isn't necessarily about getting information from them-  about what to use them for trying to get them to communicate connect with us - it's also about establishing the relationship. Join Erin LaFaive to explore some of the answers in part 5 of the 5 part  series on Connecting with Plants. The live Video Podcast H.E.R.B.S. takes place every Tuesday in the Full Circle Herbals Facebook page, Plant Priestess Exploration Facebook group, and Full Circle Herbals YouTube channel.   Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/fullcircleherbals/  Plant Priestess Exploration Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/plantpriestessexploration  Website: www.fullcircleherbals.com  

Jun 30

23 min 58 sec

What does it feel like when we've connected with plants?  How does one know they connected with the plants? Join Erin LaFaive to explore some of the answers in part 4 of the 5 part  series on Connecting with Plants.

Jun 25

13 min 34 sec

Even though plants don't have all the senses that humans have, they possess types of sensory capabilities we can connect with.  Join Erin LaFaive to explore some ways to connect with plants in part 3 of the five part series on Connecting with Plants.

Jun 25

18 min 55 sec

It's easy for us to think about connecting with other beings that look somewhat similar to us and that communicate like we do. What if those beings don’t? Then how do we connect with them? Join Erin LaFaive to explore some ways to connect with plants. 

Jun 10

16 min 42 sec

Modern society generally does not see plants as beings, nor does it acknowledge nature as a living entity.  This creates many problems for people, communities, and nature. Changing this dynamic has the capacity to shift our narrow perspective of how the world functions and how communities interact. First step to connecting with plants - AWARENESS - plants aren’t just a backdrop to the screenplay of life.

Jun 10

13 min 52 sec

In the herbal first aid series I’ve mentioned using herbal salves. This episode describes how to make herbal oil and salves using the cold or slow method. Learn some tips for using dried versus fresh herbs. The best part is learning from my mistakes. Yes, herbalists make them too! Mine was a molding herbal oil with fresh dandelion flowers. 

May 27

14 min 46 sec

In this episode Erin shares when tinctures or herbal tea is best to use in a first aid situation. She provides some herbal product suggestions and considerations about when and who will prefer herbal tea or tincture.    Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/fullcircleherbals/  Website: www.fullcircleherbals.com 

May 18

16 min 29 sec

Plantain leaf has many uses to help soothe the body. In this episode, Erin LaFaive, goes beyond the common use of plantain as a poultice for bee stings to add a few other first aid uses. This is part 2 of 4 in the herbal first aid mini series.

May 12

15 min 50 sec

Yarrow leaf has many uses. Learn how to use it for fresh cuts and soothing wounds. Achillea millefolium   website: fullcircleherbals.com

May 4

18 min 40 sec

Learn some tips on growing lavender in the home garden with Erin LaFaive, herbalist of Full Circle Herbals. 

Apr 17

17 min 38 sec

In this episode I interview Fay Johnstone, author of Plants that Speak, Souls that Sing.  Fay is a Shamanic Herbalist and Reiki Master. We chat about ways to communicate with plants and how Erin binged the series “Outlander” during the Winter. Find out how Fay is “close” to something from “Outlander”.  Full Circle Herbal Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/fullcircleherbals/  Erin's Website: www.fullcircleherbals.com   Fay’s website: https://fayjohnstone.com/

Apr 1

22 min 28 sec

In this episode Erin LaFaive shares some learning strategies and mindset hacks to maintain the momentum during your herbal learning journey.  Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/fullcircleherbals/  Website: www.fullcircleherbals.com 

Feb 11

18 min 3 sec

Erin LaFaive shares some top advice she wishes she’d received when learning herbalism. This advice is a must learn for those starting herbalism or in the depths of herbal programs.  Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/fullcircleherbals/  Website: www.fullcircleherbals.com    

Feb 4

22 min 4 sec

Burdock root (Articum lappa) is seen as a nuisance weed with it’s “sticky” seed heads getting velcroed to clothes and animal fur. Did you know it’s been used for herbal remedies for hundreds of years? Learn how to identify it, what it’s good for, and how to harvest it. Here’s a hint to what it could be used for - It could be renamed Burdock the Blood Booster.  Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/fullcircleherbals/  Website: www.fullcircleherbals.com     Mountain Rose Herbs affiliate link: http://bit.ly/MRHaffiliatelinkFCH 

Jan 21

16 min 42 sec

Dr. Erin Moore shares her inspiring story about providing medical assistance to the people in a village called Karmidanda in north central Nepal. One of the goals was to create herbal remedies from the plants in the village and teach the people how to create more after Dr. Erin went home. Eventually, she and others created a nonprofit called ParticipAid a collaborative team of holistic thinkers & entrepreneurs seeking to address large scale problems with grassroots solutions. ParticipAid http://particip-aid.org/  Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/fullcircleherbals/  Website: www.fullcircleherbals.com 

Jan 11

28 min 2 sec

This episode is a conversation with Emily Morrison from Wise Women Witchery as she and Erin share their meanings of Priestess. Erin is a Plant Priestess and her mission is to bring back the sacred connection of plants back to humans. Emily’s mission is to teach tools associated with earth based spirituality with the intention of helping women Embrace Their Magic, Trust Themselves and Step into their Own Power. Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/fullcircleherbals/  Website: www.fullcircleherbals.com    

Dec 2020

24 min 18 sec

Many people want to know what certain plants symbolize or what their spiritual uses are. I’ll share three tips about ways you can decipher the spiritual meaning of plants. A specific example is also provided as I explain the spiritual uses that can be drawn from the friendly dandelion. Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/fullcircleherbals/  Website: www.fullcircleherbals.com   

Dec 2020

16 min 23 sec

What does mugwort have to do with the moon? How can it be a soother of the stomach and a purgative at the same time? This podcast shares some herbal and magical tips about mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris).  Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/fullcircleherbals/  Website: www.fullcircleherbals.com    

Nov 2020

19 min 21 sec

This episode provides three tips about increasing the power of your herbal tea. I'll address how to make a cup of tea to your liking, variations on just one cup, and other ways to help make herbal tea tasty. Find out what the difference is between a beverage tea and drinking tea for it's healing properties. Also, enjoy a bonus tip!

Oct 2020

12 min 58 sec

This episode is an interview with Dr. Melissa’s journey from a medical doctor in Western Medicine to Intuitive Healer with her own company. Find out what happens when Western Medicine isn’t helping and intuition becomes the super sleuther to solving the problem. Learn about some pros and cons of research and intuition.  Full Circle Herbals Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/fullcircleherbals/  Full Circle Herbals Website:  https://fullcircleherbals.com/introduction-to-soothing-plantain-with-erin-lafaive/  Dr. Melissa Kalt’s webpage https://melissakaltmd.com/ 

Sep 2020

24 min 51 sec

Purchasing herbs is one way to acquire herbs for a home herbal apothecary and wildcrafting is another way. In this episode I share what wildcrafting is, why you’d want to do it, how to go about it in a safe way, and tips during your wildcrafting experience. I’ll address considerations for harvesting near roads.    Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/fullcircleherbals/  Website:  https://fullcircleherbals.com/introduction-to-soothing-plantain-with-erin-lafaive/

Sep 2020

14 min 56 sec

This podcast is about resisting the need for a perfect garden and how a garden can teach you life lessons. The garden is a great place to learn about life and gather inspiration. I share my experience from a year ago that my garden was way too messy for my standards and how I came to terms with it.    Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/fullcircleherbals/  Website:  https://fullcircleherbals.com/introduction-to-soothing-plantain-with-erin-lafaive/ 

Aug 2020

9 min 59 sec

Chamomile has long been used for calming the nervous system and soothing the stomach for kids and adults. Learn how to make a vegetable glycerin tincture as well as grow, harvest, and dry this little flower. Learn some tips on how to use this herb and add it to your home herbal apothecary.  Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/fullcircleherbals/  Website: fullcircleherbals.com   

Aug 2020

9 min 41 sec

Plantain is commonly thought of as a pesky weed in lawns and gardens. It also has soothing properties for the body such as soothing the skin. Learn how to make herbal oil and salve in this episode.  Plantain can be used as a poultice, tea, and eaten as food. Learn some tips on how to use this herb and add it to your home herbal apothecary.  Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/fullcircleherbals/  Website:  https://fullcircleherbals.com/introduction-to-soothing-plantain-with-erin-lafaive/

Aug 2020

13 min 34 sec

In this episode Erin LaFaive interviews Kerri Kiernan, Founder and Garden Coordinator, for the Shared Herbal Garden in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Learn how a community based herbal garden functions and considerations and best practices of starting one. This garden provides an opportunity for individuals and families to learn about growing herbs, nurture community friendships, add beauty to our neighborhoods, provide food and habitat to our pollinators and increase access to high quality and organic herbs for people of all backgrounds. Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/fullcircleherbals/  Website: fullcircleherbals.com 

Jul 2020

21 min

In this episode I interview Kerri Kiernan, Master Herbalist, about herbs used to support smoke cessation from nicotine products. Kerri provides specific examples of herbs to use in nicotine-free smoke blends and help tips to increase steps to success to support the reduction or elimination of nicotine smoke products. All information in HERBS podcast is for educational purposes and not meant to take the place of professional medical advice.   Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/fullcircleherbals/  Website: fullcircleherbals.com 

Jun 2020

25 min 7 sec

This is one of Erin LaFaive’s favorite herbs!  Learn what it can be used for, when and how to harvest it, and other helpful tips. Nettle is extremely nutritious and helpful for allergies. Learn more in this podcast.  Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/fullcircleherbals/  Website: fullcircleherbals.com 

Jun 2020

15 min 45 sec

Another top 10 herb in Erin’s first aid kit. Learn how to use yarrow on in first aid situations and how it’s used in a spiritual way. What’s the deal with the scientific names of plants? Why are they necessary when learning about herbs and other plants. Yarrow is an easy perennial to grow, learn a few tips on how to grow it for your herbal apothecary garden.  Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/fullcircleherbals/  Website: fullcircleherbals.com  Images at: https://fullcircleherbals.com/yarrow-with-erin-lafaive

Jun 2020

10 min 1 sec

HERBS podcast )Herbs with Erin - Remedies for Body and Spirit) helps people explore the power of herbs to create optimal wellness and strengthen their spiritual practice so they can feel healthy and connected. Grow your herbal remedies knowledge to boost your immune system and support your spirit. Learn how to gather the plants around you in a way that supports the environment and grows your home herbal apothecary.  Many topics are discussed from making herbal remedies, growing herbs, nature spirituality, sustainable harvesting, plant identification, and more. All information is for educational purposes and not meant to take the place of certified medical professionals.  Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/fullcircleherbals/  Website: fullcircleherbals.com  

Jun 2020

5 min 35 sec