You’ve studied with some notable herbalists. How have your studies with David Winston enhanced your practice?
I’ve wanted to be in David’s program for over 10 years. I was first introduced to David through his book Adaptogens: Herbs for Strength, Stamina, and Stress Relief and started attending his workshops at herbal conferences back in 2009. I think David does a great job of teaching from a place of experience, knowledge, and intuitiveness. I appreciate that he doesn’t just focus on Western herbalism and incorporates other approaches like TCM and Ayurveda.
Working with plants inspires me to create, formulate and continue learning. As the formulator for Herbal Revolution, it’s so important that I continue educating myself and David’s program has made me a better formulator, herbalist and has inspired me to start offering more educational components in my business, like our Plant of the Month subscription box.
What was your inspiration for your book Herbal Revolution?
In 2019, Page Street Publishing reached out asking if I would write an herbal recipe book for them. I love creating recipes and formulating, so I thought it would be a fun project. Working with herbs has been part of my lifestyle for over 25 years so I wanted to create an easy and approachable book that encouraged people to incorporate herbs into their daily lives. To create their own Herbal Revolution and to inspire people to more about herbs and study with a local herbalist and/or through an online program like David’s.
Do you have a favorite of David’s formulas?
I appreciate so many of David’s formulas it’s hard to just pick one, but I LOVE and regularly take the Hawthorn Solid Extract.