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Teasel with Dr. Patrick Jones + Teasel and Hops Pain Spray
Episode 1022nd November 2023 • Herbs with Rosalee • Rosalee de la Forêt
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My conversation with Dr. Patrick Jones ranged widely, from the wonders of teasel to amazing tales from Doc Jones’ veterinary practice, including how herbs helped heal severe wounds and treat rattlesnake bites. (That last one was my personal question.)

Teasel is an herb I admittedly don’t work with a lot, but it’s a fascinating plant, both in its gifts and how it grows. Doc Jones has seen it help multiple clients in his naturopathy practice with nerve pain or damage. You won’t want to miss the stories he relates about patients who were helped by teasel’s unique gifts! And as a listener, you’ll also receive free access to a downloadable recipe card for Doc’s Teasel & Hops Pain Spray.

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

► The important role intuition can play in learning about herbs

► Why it’s smart to address pain from more than one direction

► How to identify and when to harvest teasel

► Why working with herbs may be challenging for some medical professionals (and the foundation they need for working successfully with both pharmaceuticals and herbs)

► and more…

For those who don’t already know him, Dr. Patrick Jones is a clinical herbalist, traditional naturopath and practicing veterinarian. Because of his veterinary credentials, he's been able to use herbs to treat cases most herbalists don't get to address. Cases like rattlesnake bites, gunshot wounds and serious disease make up his daily practice.

Because of the amazing things he's seen herbs do in both his naturopathy and veterinary practices, Doc has an evangelical zeal to teach others about medicinal plants. This passion gave rise to the founding of The HomeGrown Herbalist School of Botanical Medicine.

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

It was a delight to finally sit down with Doc Jones and I’m so happy 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