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Angelica with Frieda Kipar Bay + Candied Angelica Root Recipe
Episode 1129th November 2023 • Herbs with Rosalee • Rosalee de la Forêt
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It was such a pleasure to sit down with Frieda Kipar Bay to talk about angelica (Angelica archangelica). Not only is Frieda a really cool person, but she shared so much wide-ranging and in-depth information about this beautiful and medicinal herb! 

I loved angelica before this interview. Now I feel like I’m falling for it even more and I know you’re going to love it, too. 

Don’t miss downloading your free recipe card for Frieda’s Candied Angelica Root for a delicious way to enjoy angelica’s many gifts:

► Many herbal systems call for moving stagnation before doing anything else - see what that means exactly and how angelica is especially suited to helping.

► Are you amped up all night and then exhausted in the morning? Find out what may be causing that and how angelica could help.

► The unique ways that angelica supports digestion.

► and more…

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

► When to turn to dong quai (Angelica sinensis) and when to turn to angelica (Angelica archangelica)

► Who should avoid angelica – and when?

► Who is angelica particularly supportive for?

► How to develop your plant ID eye (always important, but especially when a plant has a toxic look-alike, as angelica does)

For those of you who don’t already know her, Frieda Kipar Bay is an herbalist, movement artist, writer, and educator.  She began her formal study of the plants at the California School of Herbal Studies.  She went on to apprentice with The Herbal Apothecary for two years, study with Aviva Romm and Matthew Wood, and seed Taproot Medicine, a small line of potent herbal syrups.  

As she began working clinically, she found the need for more diagnostic skill, and over the next 4 years, embarked on a journey into reading the tongue, pulse, and face primarily under the direction of acupuncturists Brian LaForgia and Will Morris.  This work has brought her to her current study of Daoist Medicine Theory, Qigong, and Daoist dream diagnosis.  

She has volunteered as part of the MASHH Collective, the Botanical Bus, and the People’s Medicine Project, and taught advanced coursework through Gathering Thyme Herb School, Scarlet Sage, and her own apprenticeships.  

If you’d like to hear more from Frieda, which I highly recommend, then head to the show notes where you can get an easy link for her website. You can also find the transcript for this episode in the show notes.

It sounds like a lot, but most of her days include at least one long conversation with a plant, and many awe-filled moments as a parent.

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 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