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Ginger with Camille Freeman
Episode 118th December 2021 • Herbs with Rosalee • Rosalee de la Forêt
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Ginger has so many gifts! Ginger is an herb that has a strong presence in my life, one I work with often. Listen in as I explore the many benefits of ginger with clinical herbalist and nutritionist, Camille Freeman. You’ll also receive Camille’s recipe for Warming Autumn Tea, a fresh ginger tea with cinnamon that is perfect for cold and flu season, whether you enjoy it at the first sign of a tickle in your throat or as an accompaniment to a good book on one of those cozy winter days.

Camille has been in practice since 2003 with a focus on fertility and menstrual health. She mentors other highly-trained herbalists who need help with complicated cases and/or with building and growing their practices. Camille is also a professor in the Department of Nutrition and Herbal Medicine at the Maryland University of Integrative Health, where she teaches physiology and pathophysiology online. She holds a doctoral degree in clinical nutrition from MUIH, as well as masters' degrees in physiology/biophysics from Georgetown and herbal medicine from MUIH.

Listen in for:

► Why ginger is one of Camille’s five desert island herbs (Timestamp: 07:30)

► How to work with ginger for menstrual cramps (Timestamp: 11:27)

► How simple, easy things can make a big difference (Timestamp: 32:37)

Here is one of my favorite takeaways from our conversation:

“One of the things that I've noticed with my clients is that, especially during COVID times, there's an awful lot of sitting going on... And I found that there's pelvic stagnation that can go along with that and I really love ginger in that context. I feel like it has a specific affinity for the hips and the pelvic area.” (Timestamp: 08:39)

It was a delight to speak with Camille and I’m excited to share our conversation with you!

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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