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Prickly Pear with Mimi Prunella Hernandez
Episode 12110th January 2024 • Herbs with Rosalee • Rosalee de la Forêt
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It was an honor to sit down with Mimi Prunella Hernandez to discuss the many gifts of Prickly Pear (Opuntia spp.). Mimi also shared her passion for science and her herbal journey that led to becoming the executive director of the American Herbalists Guild and the author of her new book, National Geographic Herbal: 100 Herbs From the World's Healing Traditions (which, by the way, I LOVED). In this episode, you’ll find lots of wisdom and heart-centered inspiration as she shares her own herbal journey and shares about the beautiful gifts of prickly pear.

Also, don’t miss downloading your free recipe card for Mimi's Prickly Pear and Lemon Verbena Infused Vinegar!

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

► How you can bridge your love for science and herbs

► How prickly pear shines as food, beverage, and medicine

► Multiple ways to prepare and eat prickly pear cactus

►  and much more…

For those of you who don’t already know her, Mimi Prunella Hernandez is an herbalist and author of the National Geographic Herbal. With her wealth of knowledge, unwavering dedication, and genuine love for all things herbal, she has devoted her life’s work to advocating for traditional and professional herbal pathways. For over a decade, Mimi has served as the executive director of the American Herbalists Guild, where she has worked tirelessly to ensure that herbalists have a strong professional community to support their work. In 2023, Mimi received a Botanical Excellence Award from the American Botanical Council, a prestigious honor that recognizes her as a Mark Blumenthal Herbal Community Builder. 

If you’d like to hear more from Mimi, which I highly recommend, then head to the show notes where you can get easy links for her website and social media channels. You can also find the transcript for this episode in the show notes.

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 Herbalists 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