Hypericum from Field to Apothecary
Join herbalist and forager Linda Conroy in the field and the apothacary as she talks about the first herb she foraged, over 30 years ago. This plant is near and dear to her heart and she shares both common and uncommon ways to apply this powerful herbal ally. The first part of the video is filmed at Linda's favorite Hypercium harvesting spot, where the plant grows harmoniously with milkweed on several acres of land. The second part of the video we will learn some of the ways that hypcericum can be prepared and applied, both common and uncommon uses.
Linda Conroy dedicates her life to connecting with the green world. She is a practicing herbalist, providing herbal education, workshops and apprenticeships, as well as individual consultations and her herb store. Linda also holds two masters degrees: MSS (Master of Social Service) and MLSP (Master of Law and Social Policy). Linda is a community organizer and the founder of the Midwest Women’s Herbal Conference.
Her primary mentors are the plants who never cease to instill a sense of awe in her daily life. Linda’s primary human mentors are Isla Burgess, Susun Weed and Marshall Rosenberg. She has also studied with Tieraona LowDog, MD, Stephen Buhner, Cascade Geller Anderson, Ryan Drum, Eaglesong and Sally King of Raven Croft Gardens, Matthew Wood, Suzanne Tabert and many others. She has studied as well as studies women’s mysteries with Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Z. Budapest, Vicki Noble, Starhawk, Jean Houston and other of our inspiring foremothers.
Linda's Comfrey Conference topic was:
Comfrey for Health, Healing and Nourishment.
In this video herbalist, Linda Conroy shares her favorite ways to incorporate comfrey for health, healing, and nourishment. She demonstrates and talks about how to incorporate comfrey for internal and topical applications. In addition, she shares tips on planting comfrey in the garden and orchard in order to promote the health of the soil. She busts some of the myths associated with comfrey. Demonstrated are how to make an infusion, a root poultice, and how to plant comfrey in the orchard.