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Rosehips with Julie James
Episode 625th May 2022 • Herbs with Rosalee • Rosalee de la Forêt
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Rosehips are famous for their vitamin C content, but as herbalist Julie James will tell you, “[Vitamin C] is the least sexy part of rose hips.” 

That’s because rosehips are filled with so many benefits that go way beyond vitamin C! For example, we’ll share how one of its most underrated gifts is for modulating inflammation. 

In this episode, you’ll hear all about rosehips, plus you’ll get Julie’s yummy Rosehip Electuary recipe. Imagine having a spoonful of this super-easy sweet treat every day, knowing that as it melts in your mouth you’re getting vitamin C and other rosehips nutrients.

In case you’re not already familiar with her, Julie is the owner of Green Wisdom Herbs in Long Beach, CA, a full service herb shop and school, where she has cultivated an herbal community dedicated to improving access to healing plants and to reliable herbal information. She teaches classes in person and sometimes online, with her primary focus being her 2 year herbal apprenticeship, through which she has sent hundreds of new herbalists into the world. Having spent over 30 years as an herbalist, she delights in sharing her love of plants by combining science and magic, awe and intellect, and by encouraging folks to get their hands dirty, bodies nourished, bellies filled, and minds blown.

Listen in for:

► Why ingesting the whole plant gives you the most benefits

► Why an electuary can be an ideal (not to mention delicious) way to receive all that rose hips have to offer

► Why you might want to buy rose hips already cut and sifted, rather than growing and harvesting your own

Show snippet: 

“I always feel like I’m missing something in a tea because I’m not ingesting the whole plant.”


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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