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Rose with David Winston + Uplift Tea Blend
Episode 1388th May 2024 • Herbs with Rosalee • Rosalee de la Forêt
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I am thrilled to have David Winston back on the show! Like his last episode, which featured nettles, this episode is absolutely packed with knowledge and wisdom from David’s 55 years of experience. (Speaking of his incredible storehouse of herbal know-how, if you’d like to study with David, he’s enrolling students now! You can get the details in the show notes. I'm proud to promote David's course as an affiliate partner.)

David’s love of rose really shines through in this episode, and he shares so many ways to work with this wonderful plant!  

As a listener, you also have access to David’s recipe for Uplift Tea Blend, as well as his recipe for Rose Petal and Holy Basil Infused Honey.  (There’s a free, downloadable and printable recipe card available just for you.) 

When might you turn to rose? Here are just a few instances when the lovely rose can be helpful:

► When you’re grieving. As David says, “Roses are astonishing not only as a mood elevator, but for broken hearts.” 

► As a tonic for your cardiovascular system

► To help quell gut inflammation and heal a leaky gut

But in all of these cases, you need to know which roses are medicinally effective…and which aren’t. Tune in to the entire episode for all the details!

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

► What to look for (and what to avoid!) when selecting roses to use for medicine

► Nine herbal preparations you can use when working with rose petals, hips, and roots

► The people and conditions that can especially benefit from rose’s gifts

►The importance of gut health to your overall health

► The intriguing way rose is used in traditional Persian medicine

► The key difference between herbal and pharmaceutical anti-inflammatories (and why that matters for your health)

► and so much more…

For those of you who don’t know David, he’s an Herbalist and Ethnobotanist with 55 years of training in Chinese, Western/Eclectic and Southeastern herbal traditions.  He has been in clinical practice for 48 years and is an herbal consultant to physicians, herbalists and researchers throughout the USA, Europe and Canada.  David is the founder/director of the Herbal Therapeutics Research Library and the dean of David Winston’s Center for Herbal Studies, a two-year training program in clinical herbal medicine. He is an internationally known lecturer and frequently teaches at medical schools, professional symposia and herb conferences.  He is the president of Herbalist & Alchemist, Inc. a manufacturer that produces herbal products that blend the art and science of the world’s great herbal traditions.

In addition, David is a founding/professional member of the American Herbalist Guild, and he is on the American Botanical Council and the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia Advisory Boards.

He’s the author of many books including the co-author of Adaptogens: Herbs for Strength, Stamina and Stress Relief

David has taught thousands of herbalists around the world and is the recipient of many notable and prestigious awards and fellowships. 

If you’d like to hear more from David, which I highly recommend, then head to the show notes where you can get easy links for his website and social media channels, as well as information about his two-year course of study. You can also find the transcript for this episode in the show notes and you can access your recipe card for Uplift Tea Blend at:

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.



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