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Rosemary with Erika Galentin
Episode 89th March 2022 • Herbs with Rosalee • Rosalee de la Forêt
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Rosemary (Salvia rosmarinus) is an herb of so many gifts! In this video, Clinical Herbalist Erika Galentin focuses on the warming and comforting qualities of rosemary for the emotional heart. She also talks about the connections between our emotional and physical selves and how rosemary can help to support us in times of grief.

Erika is my third guest to choose rosemary as a focus for conversation and she is the first to explore this particular facet of this wonderful herb. Please join us and you’ll also receive Erika’s recipe for Sweet and Warming Rosemary Cordial.

Erika is a Clinical Herbalist and co-creatrix of Sovereignty Herbs in Athens & Columbus, OH. She holds a degree in Herbal Medicine from the University of Wales, Cardiff, UK and Scottish School of Herbal Medicine, Glasgow, UK. She is a professional member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (UK) and the American Herbalists Guild (USA). She is also a proud member of Pi Alpha Xi National Honor Society in Horticulture (USA).

Over a decade of clinical practice has provided a platform for witnessing the efficacy of medicinal plants and aromatics within a clinical environment. It is through this clinical practice that Erika seeks to encourage positive, learned relationships between plants and people and people and their bodies. She is a firm believer in celebrating the role that emotions and the psyche play in the ecology of our physical terrain.

In addition to clinical practice, Erika is both a student and teacher of horticulture, native medicinal plant conservation and ecology, and the phenomenological and Goethean study of plants and their medicinal virtues. With her dedication to medicinal plants native to Appalachian Ohio and the Greater Appalachian region, Erika teaches, lectures, and writes on native medicinal plant conservation and applied ecology, propagation, herbalism, and clinical efficacy. She also participates as a member of the Education Advisory Council of the American Herbalists Guild as well as the Stewardship Committee of Appalachia Ohio Alliance, a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of land and water in Southeast Ohio.

She is the author of The Family Guide to Aromatherapy: A Safe Approach to Essential Oils for a Holistic Home.

Listen in for:

► How grief can show up in the physical body and how rosemary can be a support

► How herbs do (and don’t) work

► Who should be cautious about working with rosemary?

Here is one of my favorite takeaways from our conversation:

“When it comes to herbalism, we can’t expect to swallow a solution. We have to learn to be the solution.” (Timestamp: 40:05)

I’m so excited to share my conversation with Erika with you! Thank you for joining us to explore the gifts of rosemary for the heart.


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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