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Spearmint with Jenny McGruther
Episode 527th October 2021 • Herbs with Rosalee • Rosalee de la Forêt
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Spearmint (Mentha spicata) has gifts for helping women to balance hormones naturally, a multitude of culinary uses, and the advantage of being a familiar and easily accessible herb.

Join me as I discuss spearmint with nutritional therapist, herbalist and brilliant cookbook author Jenny McGruther. You’ll also receive Jenny’s fabulous recipe for Honeyed Oranges with Cardamom, Coriander, and Mint.

Listen in for:

► The role elders can play in introducing the younger generation to herbs

► The advantages of common herbs

► The power of small, incremental steps

► The ingredient many people are missing in their meals

Here is one of my favorite takeaways from our conversation:

“It’s easy to… constantly look for whatever the newest superfood is [but] so many beneficial things are right in your own backyard or your garden and spearmint is a really fun one.” (Timestamp: 13:35)

It was a real pleasure to spend time with Jenny and I’m excited to share our conversation with you!


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On the podcast, we explore the many ways plants heal, as food, as medicine, and through nature connection. Each week, I focus on a single seasonal plant and share trusted herbal knowledge so that you can get the best results when using herbs for your health.

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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