Lily Of The Herbs Talks
By Lily of the Herbs
Lily of the Herbs created this podcast to share herbal wisdom and plant magic. She seeks to catch the plant people nestled all throughout Australia and talk to them about their secrets and knowledge of traditional plant remedies, foraging, medicine making and plant connection.
Lily Of The Herbs TalksNov 24, 2023
Yoga nidra for deep relaxation
Yoga nidra is a guided meditation technique that is practiced lying down in the floor or in your bed. It can be done at any time throughout the day to restore a deep sense of calm and relaxation to the body and mind. Yoga nidra can be a powerful tool when healing from illness or fatigue. It is a way of effortlessly dropping into the parasympathetic nervous system and self regulating 🙌
Nov 24, 202319:47
Why we need a herbal revolution workshop
Listen to the recording from my online class Why We Need a Herbal Revolution. In this episode I discuss the importance of health sovereignty, how herbalism is an act of rebellion and not just a career. Herbalism is a way of life, a path of nature connection and self analysis. I discuss the three pillars of herbalism and where to start, my favourite authors that inspired me along the way, and do you need to be a legally certified herbalist or not.
Oct 17, 202301:26:43
Post partum ayurvedic herbs
In this episode I interview Sanna Coudoux on her work as a post partum doula. She has studied ayurvedic post partum work and also practices as a Zenthai Shiatsu therapist. We discuss air imbalance post birth and the importance of nourishing, grounding and rehydrating the body. Herbs that are used to promote a satvik and serene post birth portal, ghee and the importance of the village. For those of you considering stepping into motherhood or those of you supporting a new mother there are some great tips and thoughts to bring to the table so we can properly support women in this huge transition. To connect more with Sanna you can visit her Instagram @sannacoudoux_therapies
Oct 10, 202340:10
Heart medicine and plant initiations
All plants and humans are not just physical beings, we are composed of blood, bones and cells, but also more than that. Connecting to plants on the ethereal realm is a life long path journey. What if we didn't treat plants as inanimate objects, but friends and teachers? Join Eloise Fielke and I on a journey into why recognizing honouring our intuition and the spirit of plants is an important step in human evolution. We also discuss how to connect to plants more deeply, work through heartbreak and find a plant guide. You can find Eloise at @eloisefielke on Instagram and if you're interested in working with her teacher Sharon her website is www.thetempleofshamanicmagick.com
Jun 06, 202350:60
Life hacks by Lily of the Herbs part 1
This episode might be a gentle reminder of some grounding and nourishing rituals you can incorporate into your everyday life. What we do habitually becomes a part of us, and plays a massive role in the way we show up in the world. I have included 7 of my favorites including: meditation 🌿 everyday herbal kit 🌿 bathing in natural water sources 💦 body oiling 🌼 regular meal and bed times 🌻yoga nidra
Jan 16, 202337:19
Light of the sun, St John's Wort the incredible healer.
This episode is a little information packed snippet to guide you towards connecting with the beautiful herb and healer St John's Wort. Flowering in the summer months, this plant has been used for centuries for its ability to heal wounds, calm the nervous system, reduce inflammation and joint pain and bring light in times of sadness and depression. Learn how to identify, harvest use and take this miraculous plant and meet a wonderful new friend. For any questions about St John's Wort or other herbal related queries please email firstname.lastname@example.org. To find out more about Lily of the Herbs and her work you can visit lilyoftheherbs.com
Dec 06, 202221:59
10 things you should know as a herbalist (that you don't get taught in a degree)
This episode breaks down the 10 things I wish I got taught in my degree, and why grassroots herbalism is so important for our own health and the health of the planet! To find out more about Lily of the Herbs and her clinic and workshops please visit www.lilyoftheherbs.com 🌿
Nov 02, 202239:34
Herbalism and birthwork as agents of change in face of climate disaster.
In this episode I interview Sari from the Medicine Grove. Living on Gumbaynggirr country, she is an ancestral living practitioner who practices herbalism, permaculture and birthwork, weaves with textiles and seeks connection with the land. In this episode we chat about how in the face of climate instability and change, we need to find ways of working with the land to come back to harmony and potentially lessen the devestation and severity of floods, fires and droughts that are becoming commonplace today. If you want to connect more with Sari, you can follow her at @themedicinegrove on Instagram, the work she is doing in this world is an inspiration and reason for hope! Intro music by @ellarubyraindrops. For more information on Lily of the Herbs, herbal products, consultations and workshops please visit: www.lilyoftheherbs.com/
Jul 20, 202244:16
A deep dive into five element theory from TCM, and how bodywork and herbalism weave together.
In this episode I talk with my partner Luke about the common patterns of disease in the body, through the lens of the five elements, which is the underlying philosophy of Zenthai Shiatsu and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). For each element we look at common patterns of imbalance and how to restore harmony to body and mind using herbs, diet, lifestyle advice and bodywork. This podcast provides a sneak peak into the toolkit we use as Zenthai Shiatsu therapists. For more information on Luke at The Earth Clinic, including massage and natural therapies please visit: www.earthclinictherapies.com/
Dec 21, 202157:52
Touch and the earth.
In this podcast I interview Oni, a poet, activist, and bodyworker. Oni practices the healing arts within the modalities of visionary craniosacral work, Arvigo Techniques of Maya abdominal Therapy, myofascial release and urogenital osteopathy. One of the many things I love about Oni is how active and connected with the world and community she is. In this podcast we discuss the importance of keeping it real and balancing skin to skin contact with a technological world and the intuitive art of deep listening to the body. To find out more about Oni you can visit her website oniblecher.com or her instagram @oni_keeperofthehearth. For more information on Lily of the Herbs, herbal products, consultations and workshops please visit: www.lilyoftheherbs.com/
Sep 25, 202146:30
Medicinal food forests and a holistic approach to health with Kimmana.
This episode is an epic sharing of knowledge by Kimmana Nichols, an international health coach, naturopath, ayurvedic practitioner, and organic herb grower. Kimmana shares about his own health journey and how it led him on a lifelong path teaching and treating people all over the world with an holistic approach to health informed by vedic astrology, science and many many different traditions. He tells us about the amazing medicinal food forest he is growing in the Sunshine Coast, current health conditions he is treating, and his own daily rituals. To find connect with Kimmana, you can visit kimmana.com. The school he is a founder of is thaivedic.com, and the products he sells, and detox courses he offers at his family's property in the Sunshine Coast, can be found at vitalitynow.co or on instagram at @vitalitynowfamily.
Aug 11, 202157:05
Ayurvedic daily rituals to connect us to natural rhythms
In this latest episode I have the pleasure of interviewing Honey, founder of Tej School. Honey is an embodied Yoga teacher, Non-dual Tantrika, Āyurvedic Lifestyle Consultant and Spiritual Counsellor. She shares with us the importance of daily ritual and routine as a foundation for health, and that following natural cycles and rhythms is the way back to balance. Her wisdom is deep and practical and rooted in many many years of self practice and study. To find out more about Honey you can visit her website which is: www.tejschool.com or her instagram: instagram.com/tejschool
Aug 04, 202146:47
A cup of tea with Dom. Founder of Medicine Room and creator extraordinaire.
I was lucky enough to delve into the world of the amazing Dominique Livkamal and get some insights into her life. Dom is a qualified Public health advocate, naturopath, nutritionist, herbalist and journalist. Founder of her own herbal dispensary, Medicine Room since 1999, Dom makes her own plant extracts from organic and wildcrafted herbs and has over 80 different species in her apothecary. It was very inspiring for me to be in her space, I am definitely in awe of what she has created, and I hope it helps to show what is possible for other aspiring herbalists and naturopaths. You can find more about Dom's work at medicineroom.com.au
Jul 15, 202128:57
Introducing Nymphea Botanica.
Those of you who follow me on social media might have seen some stuff popping up on my newest love which is Nymphea Botanica. This is a collaboration with Laura from Embodied Alchemy. Laura is a somatic counselor and movement therapist with a background in Anthropology. Together we are practicing Embodied Herbalism, which aims at tying connection and deep feeling with plants and medicine. We have to be able to actually feel the plants we are working with, and to have a felt sense of the elements that tie everything in the natural world together. Nymphea is also about the sensual and juiciness of life. Anyway, more in the podcast 🌿 For more information on Lily of the Herbs, herbal products, consultations and workshops please visit: www.lilyoftheherbs.com/
Sep 15, 202023:06
Spagyrics with Enki Organics
In this interview with Jessie from Enki Organics, we delve into the world of Spagyrics. Spagyrics is the term used to describe medicines made using alchemical methods. Jessie is an incredibly inspiring and passionate herbalist who is dedicating himself to learning about these ancient arts. In this episode we tall about harvesting with planets, the process of making alchemical medicines and the laws of nature. Jam packed with gems, life will never be the same after listening to this episode. To check out more of Jessie's work you can go to: www.enkiorganics.com
Jul 25, 202059:08
Wild Seeds grassroots regeneration celebrations
In this episode I interview Tiaan and Tommy, the two founders of a not for profit organisation called Wild Seeds. Formed at the beginning of 2020, the intention behind this movement is to connect people to the land, plant trees and have a party. In Australia we have cleared the vast majority of our native vegetation, and are now relying on what little we have left in the face of fierce droughts, bushfires and dust storms. I believe that connecting to plants, of whatever kind, is medicine. This is why grassroots groups like Wild Seeds have great potential for healing. If the human race realised that the vast majority of sickness and chronic illness were products of our separation from nature, then they would all have their shovels ready and waiting for the next regeneration celebration! To find out more about Wild Seeds, visit their Facebook: Facebook.com/wildseedsparty/ or Instagram: @wildseedsparty
Jun 03, 202040:17
The power of plant connection as a way of life.
In this episode the wonderful Hannah Forrester of Alchemy of Plant and Sol, talks about her connection to plants and how they are infused into every part of her life. We discuss ways that others can start to foster a deeper relationship with plants and the natural world, as well as the process involved for her in growing, harvesting and making her medicines. Www.alchemyofplantandsol.com.au
May 22, 202042:13
Viruses and Ross River Fever
I recently came down with Ross River Fever which is a mosqito born virus, and this podcast discusses my symptoms, how I dealt with them and have made a wonderful recovery. Featuring my partner Luke, we talk about the different herbs and practices that we chose to take to boost the immune system, purge the virus and trust that the body is perfectly capable of healing. Luke and I have slightly different approaches but together with his background in science and my intuitive herbal knowledge we made a great team. For more information on Luke and I and our practice;The Earth Clinic, including massage and natural therapies please visit: www.earthclinictherapies.com/
May 20, 202049:03
Why we need a herbal revolution feat. The Perma Pixie
What happens when we all slow down and listen to the rhythm of our bodies? When we learn to grow and forage for the medicines we use? What happens when we value the energy and time which goes into creating medicine. The Perma Pixie and I have an epic discussion in this episode around the fact that all herbalists and permaculturists or people who work with plants are revolutionaries. The grassroot herbalists are keeping alive our connection to nature and while large corporations and and pharmaceutical companies may not have evil intentions behind them it is certainly not in their interests for them to have the people empowered to grow and heal themselves. The Perma Pixie has been working, teaching and studying in the world of permaculture & herbalism. Her visions for the future are bright and green and I would follow her to the end!
May 01, 202045:59
Why we need a herbal revolution- feat. Nawala Nightshade.
This epic and moving episode is based around some questions that have been going round in ny head for some time now. I asked Nawa join me to share their perspectives on why we need herbal activism and where it is especially important. This helped to shine on a light on how we also need to continue to work of decolonising, connecting back to the mother and listening to indigenous people on these matters. Nawa is a herbalist, somatic coach, death doula and community organiser. Their healing practice is centred on anti-oppressive praxis that works to address systemic harm, informed by decolonial activism on the front lines, with respect to all who have fought and lost their lives for collective liberation. I was reminded of so much during this discussion, especially the collective pain we are feeling whether we are aware or not, from our disconnection from nature and traditional wisdom. Here are some links to other powerful speakers and herbalist from Nawa if you loved this talk:
Toi Scott of Queering Herbalism
Mandana Vasseghi-Boushee of Wild Gather Herbal School
Amanda David of Rootwork Herbals
Toi Scott of Queering Herbalism
Mandana Vasseghi-Boushee of Wild Gather Herbal School
Amanda David of Rootwork Herbals
Apr 25, 202050:39
Honouring our Roots - Reawakening Traditional Western Herbal Medicine.
"The world is begging to be healed through us, not by us". Words from Miriam of the Open Heart Apothecary, on her practice as a herbalist reawakening old and new traditions, she is a part of the cultural revolution of medicine. Miriam works with patterns and processes, rather than the cause and effect approach of modern biomedicine. In this episode we talk about the humoural temperaments of melancholic, phlegmatic, choleric and sanguine and how these are ancient lenses to view people and the world. We discuss how being a herbalist is not just about 'pills and potions' but is about the stories and archetypes within each one if us. We talk about how about the history of medicine, and myths from the ancient Greeks, the celts can helo us start to remember our lineage as healers and repair some if the damage that we are seeing in today's society. We are all made up of the same elements and matter. Let's relearn the stories of our ancestors and relearn to come from the heart not just the head.
Apr 21, 202048:14
Lily of the Herbs. Reclaiming our health sovereignty.
This is the first ever podcast of Lily of the Herbs. Inspired by the recent events and worldwide lockdowns to protect the human race, I felt to discuss ways that we can empower ourselves to feel healthy and safe in our world. Visit www.lilyoftheherbs.com for more information on workshops and sessions.
Apr 08, 202030:14