Materia Medica: Burdock


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Materia Medica translates to materials of medicine. Our material today is burdock. I’m also talking about how a plant’s healing abilities reach beyond the physical into our heart and spirit.

You can find the full nettle profile HERE but here’s a quick episode recap:

* emotional and spiritual qualities of burdock

* considerations for growing burdock for food and medicine

* energetics and actions

* using burdock in cooking

* herbal burdock preparations

* specific indications for burdock as medicines


Sajah Popham The School of Evolutionary Herbalism

Stephen Harrod Buhner The Institute of Gaian Studies

Matthew Wood’s Institute of Herbalism

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Original music by Dylan Rice




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Dina Ranade is a Registered Herbalist with the American Herbalist Guild and a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist. She is also a mom of three - two daughters in college and a 17 year old son finishing up high school. Dina loves cooking for her family despite the challenges that this creates. She passionately loves exploring culinary herbalism and has been working on stocking her home kitchen apothecary or medicine cabinet.

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