In this episode I talk to Alice Bettany about Catnip (Nepeta cataria) a herb which is often associated with children as it is so gentle. But gentle doesn't mean it isn't effective! We're so used to hitting things with a sledge hammer now a days we've lost respect for the gentle things in life. We also talked about she sheds and the comfort of a big bosom.. as you do.
Not everybody knows this but I sometimes struggle with anxiety attacks. They're not your typical attack as they go straight to my tummy instead. But the fear of having one can itself become such a problem that it has stopped me from going in to London, socialising or going to new places.
I never was one for marching in the streets, strapping myself to poles or collecting signatures. But for most of my teen years I was obsessed with the injustices in the world and climate change seemed to be the biggest injustice going. The way we live as humans and the resources we require for life have become a burden too heavy for the earth to bare. But it wasn't always like this. We used to live symbiotically with the planet, and some tribal communities still do.
I am a member of quite a few groups on Facebook which aim to help people find remedies for their illnesses; Herbal Medicine, Herbal and Alternitive Medicine (spelling intended), Advanced Herbal Science and herbHealtH to name a few. I love Facebook groups because they are a place I know I can talk about a particular subject with people who are interested in that particular thing, and we never come off that topic.
In Episode 11 we talk about Cleavers with Katherine Bellchambers. She talks about how to store the fresh juice as ice cubes, save someone from anaphylactic shock and what it takes to make a wise herbalist. I also tell you about how I recovered from short-term adrenal fatigue in the last few weeks and all the amazing upcoming workshops I've got planned.