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KPFA - The Herbal Highway

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The Herbal Highway enhances the community’s knowledge of herbal medicine and alternative choices to standard medical practices for healing. In order to have balanced life, The Herbal Highway actively supports and promotes Indigenous land rights, protection of sacred sites and the sustainability of the Earth as integral parts of individual, community and global healing. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @theherbalhighway. Hosted and produced by Karyn Sanders and Sarah Holmes. Additionally hosted by Emiliano Lemus and Renee Camila.

Location:

Berkeley, CA

Description:

The Herbal Highway enhances the community’s knowledge of herbal medicine and alternative choices to standard medical practices for healing. In order to have balanced life, The Herbal Highway actively supports and promotes Indigenous land rights, protection of sacred sites and the sustainability of the Earth as integral parts of individual, community and global healing. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @theherbalhighway. Hosted and produced by Karyn Sanders and Sarah Holmes. Additionally hosted by Emiliano Lemus and Renee Camila.

Language:

English


Episodes
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Well-Loved Roots – May 21, 2024

5/21/2024
Join us for a celebration of roots! Emiliano Lemus covers some of their most-loved herbs in the form of roots and ways to work with this medicine. Part three of our three-part series. ⁠ Join us for our Spring Fund Drive. Help this 75-year-old listener-sponsored independent media public radio station thrive! The Herbal Highway has had our home on this radio station since 1997.⁠ Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @theherbalhighway. Photo by Jasmine Waheed on Unsplash. The post Well-Loved Roots – May 21, 2024 appeared first on KPFA.
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Well-Loved Flowers – May 14, 2024

5/14/2024
Join us for a celebration of flowers! Renée Camila covers some of her most-loved herbs in the form of flowers and ways to work with this medicine. Part two of our three part series. ⁠ Join us for our Spring Fund Drive. Help this 75 year old listener sponsored independent media public radio station thrive! The Herbal Highway has had our home on this radio station since 1997.⁠ The post Well-Loved Flowers – May 14, 2024 appeared first on KPFA.
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Well-Loved Leaves – May 7, 2024

5/7/2024
Join us for a celebration of leaves! Sarah Holmes covers some of her most-loved herbs in the form of leaves and ways to work with this medicine. Part one of our three part series. Fund Drive. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @theherbalhighway. Photo by Hope Rivers on Unsplash The post Well-Loved Leaves – May 7, 2024 appeared first on KPFA.
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Get in the Garden! – April 30, 2024

4/30/2024
Join Karyn Sanders for her tips and tricks for getting back to work in the garden at this time of year. Originally aired 05.03.2018. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @theherbalhighway. The post Get in the Garden! – April 30, 2024 appeared first on KPFA.
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Diaspora Medicine with Layla K Feghali – April 23, 2024

4/23/2024
Join Renée Camila and her guest Layla K Feghali for a conversation about embodied connection to ancestral medicine from the diaspora. Their discussion explores how colonial displacement relates to herbal traditions around birthwork, language, and belonging. Layla is a gifted plant storyteller and the author of The Land in Our Bones, which documents cultural herbal and healing knowledge from Syria to Sinai while interrogating colonialism and its lingering wounds on the cultures of our displaced world. Join us on Instagram and Facebook. The post Diaspora Medicine with Layla K Feghali – April 23, 2024 appeared first on KPFA.
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Medicinal Ecologies: California Deserts – April 16, 2024

4/16/2024
Join host Emiliano Lemus and guest Violet Moon for “Medicinal Ecologies,” an Herbal Highway series in which we explore the natural medicines present in California ecosystems. This month, we visit California’s deserts as well as the deserts’ unique healing herbs. Violet Moon is a clinical herbalist and native plant specialist based in Oakland, CA (unceded Lisjan Ohlone land). The post Medicinal Ecologies: California Deserts – April 16, 2024 appeared first on KPFA.
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Skin Health – April 9, 2024

4/9/2024
Join Sarah Holmes for a discussion of skin health; the many factors that contribute to skin imbalances and the herbs to support this healing. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @theherbalhighway. Photo by Tetiana Semenova on Unsplash The post Skin Health – April 9, 2024 appeared first on KPFA.
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Springing into Action – April 2, 2024

4/2/2024
Join Renée Camila for an exploration of how to support the physical body during the transition from the cozy depths of winter into the sunny expansiveness of summer. Renée offers 4 plants and accompanying practices that invigorate and strengthen the pillars of holistic spring re-emergence: blood cleansing, digestive stimulation, lymphatic awakening, and adrenal/nervous system nourishment. Join us on Instagram. The post Springing into Action – April 2, 2024 appeared first on KPFA.
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Inflammation – March 26, 2024

3/26/2024
Chronic inflammation is the start of many diseases. Join Sarah Holmes for an investigation and exploration of inflammation; its role in our health and how it can harm us. Anti-inflammatory herbs will also be discussed. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @theherbalhighway. Photo by Mitchell Luo on Unsplash . The post Inflammation – March 26, 2024 appeared first on KPFA.
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Allergies – March 19, 2024

3/19/2024
Has spring found you itchy-eyed and stuffy-nosed? Join host Emiliano Lemus for a show on seasonal and other allergies, including herbs for relief of symptoms and plant medicines for decreasing and preventing allergic responses. Originally aired 04.06.2021. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @theherbalhighway. The post Allergies – March 19, 2024 appeared first on KPFA.
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Spring Cleanse with Tanya Henderson – March 12, 2024

3/12/2024
Join Sarah Holmes and her guest, Tanya Henderson of Sacred Roots Wellness for a look at preparing for spring with a focus on spring cleanses. Tanya is an herbalist, holistic nutritionist as well as a yoga instructor. Find more info HapiRootsInc@gmail.com and @sacredrootswellness Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @theherbalhighway. The post Spring Cleanse with Tanya Henderson – March 12, 2024 appeared first on KPFA.
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Black Herbalist Voices: Karen Rose – March 5, 2024

3/5/2024
In the final episode of our Black Herbalist Voices series, host Renée Camila interviews Karen Rose about community care and the significance of apprenticeship. They explore the relational energetics of community care within the body, as expressed within our skin and in healing touch. Fund drive. Follow The Herbal Highway on Facebook and Instagram @theherbalhighway. The post Black Herbalist Voices: Karen Rose – March 5, 2024 appeared first on KPFA.

Duration:00:17:02

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Black Herbalist Voices: Michele Lee – February 27, 2024

2/27/2024
Continuting our Black Herbalist Voices series, host Sarah Holmes interviews Michele E. Lee, author of Working the Roots: Over 400 Years of Traiditonal African-American Healing. Ms. Lee shares some of her process in writing this book; taking oral histories from elders, transcribing hours of recordings and writing a comprehensive herbal. She also shares some remedies as we discuss health and healing. The work this book embodies goes well beyond an mere herbal, it records and celebrate important Black history. Fund drive. Follow The Herbal Highway on Facebook and Instagram @theherbalhighway. The post Black Herbalist Voices: Michele Lee – February 27, 2024 appeared first on KPFA.

Duration:00:59:58

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Black Herbalist Voices: Earcine Evans – February 20, 2024

2/20/2024
Kicking off our Black Herbalist Voices series, host Sarah Holmes interviews Earcine Evans, a fourth-generation herbalist and farmer in Pickens, Mississippi. Mrs. Evans grows food and herbs, creates a line of skin and hair products as well as teaches in her community and beyond. Fund drive hosted live by Emiliano Lemus. Follow The Herbal Highway on Facebook and Instagram @theherbalhighway. The post Black Herbalist Voices: Earcine Evans – February 20, 2024 appeared first on KPFA.

Duration:00:59:58

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Medicinal Ecologies: Redwood Forest – February 13, 2024

2/13/2024
Join host Emiliano Lemus and guest Violet Moon for a new Herbal Highway series in which we explore the natural medicines present in California ecosystems. This month, we visit the redwood forests, exploring what a healthy woodland ecosystem looks like, and which medicinal plants we may encounter there. Violet Moon is a clinical herbalist and native plant specialist based in Oakland, CA (unceded Lisjan Ohlone land). Follow The Herbal Highway on Facebook and Instagram @theherbalhighway. The post Medicinal Ecologies: Redwood Forest – February 13, 2024 appeared first on KPFA.
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Warming Our Soul From The Islands – February 6, 2024

2/6/2024
Join Renée Camila and her guest, Angela Basbas Angel, for a conversation about Ninunong Gamot, also known as Philippine Ancestral Medicine. Together they explore how story shapes our relationship with ancestral medicine and discuss plants that can support us within our collective context. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @theherbalhighway. The post Warming Our Soul From The Islands – February 6, 2024 appeared first on KPFA.
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Winter Slump – January 30, 2024

1/30/2024
Join Sarah Holmes for a show on getting out of your winter slump and the herbs to support you in this work. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @theherbalhighway. Photo by Christian Grab on Unsplash The post Winter Slump – January 30, 2024 appeared first on KPFA.
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Sleep – January 23, 2024

1/23/2024
Join Sarah Holmes for a show on sleep. She covers sleep hygiene and how to work with herbs to support your sleep. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @theherbalhighway. Photo by Kyle Gregory Devaras on Unsplash The post Sleep – January 23, 2024 appeared first on KPFA.
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Winter Recipes – January 16, 2024

1/16/2024
Join Sarah Holmes for a feast of winter recipes. She focuses on food as medicine and incorporating herbs into your diet. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @theherbalhighway. Photo by Alexey Ruban on Unsplash The post Winter Recipes – January 16, 2024 appeared first on KPFA.
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Sambucus Medicine – January 9, 2024

1/9/2024
Renée Camila gets intimate with Sambucus (Elderberry and Elderflower): exploring their folklore, magic, and medicine. The last 20 minutes will open up to live call-in questions. Follow us on Instagram @theherbalhighway. The post Sambucus Medicine – January 9, 2024 appeared first on KPFA.