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Evening Primrose with Ginger Webb + Primrose Bliss Tea Blend Recipe
Episode 107th December 2022 • Herbs with Rosalee • Rosalee de la Forêt
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There’s so much to love about evening primrose (Oenothera spp.)! In this episode, you’ll get to listen in as I discuss the many gifts of this beautiful plant with herbalist and teacher, Ginger Webb.

As you’ll see, evening primrose is not only swoon-worthy, but it’s abundant. Almost everybody has an evening primrose that grows in their region. And the various species are similar enough in their medicinal properties that they’re essentially interchangeable.

As a listener, you’ll also have access to Ginger’s Primrose Bliss tea blend, which may just become a treasured part of your evening relax and unwind routine.

By the end of this episode, you’ll know:

► Which comes first, harvesting and making medicine or stewarding – and why?

► What taste signals that an herb may be a nervine (an herb for the nervous system)?

► Why evening primrose can be an ally for resting in a go-go-go culture

► Why relying on plants’ common names can be dangerous (literally)

Here is one of my favorite takeaways from our conversation: 

“Let's take the time to rest. Let's take the time to do nothing. Let's take the time just to be. I feel like evening primrose really allows that.”

For those of you who aren’t already familiar with her, Ginger Webb has been practicing herbalism in and around Austin, Texas, for over 25 years. Trained by Michael Moore at the Southwest School of Botanical Medicine, Ginger carries on Michael's tradition of bioregional, populist herbalism, adding her own perspectives and working most closely with the plants of central Texas. She supplies small batch, lovingly-made herbal medicine to her clients and community through her company Texas Medicinals, and teaches herbalism, (including a 200-hour foundational program and a shorter clinical program) as the primary teacher at Sacred Journey School of Herbalism. Ginger currently lives on 6 acres in the Texas Hill Country, and enjoys regular visits from her 21 year old child, Chia, and Chia's French bulldog, Ham.

I’m thrilled to share our conversation with you today!


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Rosalee is an herbalist and author of the bestselling book Alchemy of Herbs: Transform Everyday Ingredients Into Foods & Remedies That Heal and co-author of the bestselling book Wild Remedies: How to Forage Healing Foods and Craft Your Own Herbal Medicine. She's a registered herbalist with the American Herbalist Guild and teaches many popular online courses. Read about how Rosalee went from having a terminal illness to being a bestselling author in her full story here