The cooling energy of chickweed (Stellaria media) can help to bring relief from hot flashes and other “hot” conditions, such as some infections. Ubiquitous, mineral-rich, and deeply nourishing, chickweed cools and moistens, moving heat and stagnation gently, yet powerfully.
Join me as I discuss chickweed’s many gifts with Kat Maier RH, (AHG). The founder and director of Sacred Plant Traditions, Kat has trained many clinical herbalists who have gone on to to begin other schools, apothecaries or open practices. Her training as a Physician’s Assistant allows her to weave the language of biomedicine into her practice of traditional energetic herbalism. You’ll also receive Kat’s recipe for Meno-ease, an herbal tincture which she describes as one of her most reliable remedies to help with cooling temps from hot flashes.
Listen in for:
► How chickweed works on boundaries to help heal conditions such as cysts or fibroids
► How patterns of nature inform the practice of herbalism
► Kat’s easy-to-follow words of advice for people just beginning to work with herbal medicine
Here is one of my favorite takeaways from our conversation:
“When you learn the energetics, you can work with plants on so many different levels… I really love just taking one plant and really seeing how far we can explore with it.” (Timestamp: 44:40)
It was a huge pleasure to spend time with Kat and I’m excited to share our conversation with you!
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► Access your recipe card here: https://www.herbalremediesadvice.org/benefits-of-chickweed.html
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► Kat’s website: https://www.katmaierherbalism.com/
► Sacred Plant Traditions: https://sacredplanttraditions.com/
► Kat’s books: https://www.katmaierherbalism.com/books
► Kat’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/katmaier7/
► Kat’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sacredplanttraditions
— TIMESTAMPS —
01:09 – Introduction
03:02 – Kat’s journey to becoming a community-created herbalist
13:27 – Kat shares why she loves chickweed (Stellaria media)
17:04 – Does it matter whether you use fresh or dried chickweed?
18:04 – How chickweed may play a role in healing conditions such as cysts and fibroids
22:10 – Kat explains how various herbs can help in relieving hot flashes
29:00 – Kat’s recipe for Meno-ease, an herbal tincture for relief from hot flashes
29:52 – Chickweed’s high mineral content and how that can support weight loss efforts and the lymphatic system
33:10 – Rosalee and Kat discuss Kat’s new book, Energetic Herbalism
37:21 – How patterns in nature inform herbalism
42:54 – Kat shares advice for beginning herbalists
47:03 – Kat shares her greatest surprise in working with herbs
— DISCLAIMER —
The herbal and plant information in this video is for educational purposes only. The information contained is not intended as a substitute for the advice provided by your physician or other medical professional. If you have or suspect that you have a serious health problem, promptly contact your health care provider. Always consult with a health care practitioner before using any herbal remedy or food, especially if you are pregnant, nursing, or have a medical condition.