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Growing Joy with Plants - Wellness Rooted in Nature

Maria Failla- Happy Plant Lady and Author of Growing Joy: The Plant Lover's Guide to Cultivating Happiness



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Grow Your Own Tea: Intro to Herbalism with Juliet of Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine

• 66 min

How can we use plants medicinally in our lives? Plants heal us in more ways than one, and one of the less-known practices is herbalism. Most of the plants and herbs we use today were used for medicinal purposes in ancient times and are, in fact, still used in many cultures around the world as natural remedies. In this episode, Juliet Blankespoor, the founder of the Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine, will teach us many different and easy ways that we can use plants as medicine so we can expand our knowledge on this whole field of plant benefits. In this episode, we learn:[04:58] What led Juliet Blankenspoor to become interested in herbalism[08:52] What makes plants medicinal, and have they been proven by doctors?[11:51] Energetics of plants and how to complement their energies with people's[15:49] How do you determine your own energy constitution?[16:45] Who is Wim Hoff and what are the possible benefits of cold showers?[19:16] What's the best way to get started with this completely new field of medicinal benefits?[22:22] Where to get the best seeds for your spring garden[23:38] The right choice for safe indoor and outdoor gardening products[27:03] What are the properties of Mint?[28:30] Some of the commonly used herbs that we might not be aware of[30:01] What tonic means in the context of herbal medicine[32:36] What are the medicinal properties of chives?[33:58] How we can prepare tea from fresh and dried herbs[38:16] Is there any medicinal value to the mint stem?[39:43] What other herbs can you grow to make your own tea?[44:13] Your next favorite kitchen appliance![47:19] What are some of the most versatile medicinal plants Juliet recommends exploring that aren't found in a traditional culinary garden?[48:19] What plants should you add to your culinary garden for medical benefits?[52:38] Juliet Blankespoor’s favorite herbs that you can add to your cooking recipes[57:39] What can you learn from the book 'The Healing Garden: Cultivating and Handcrafting Herbal Remedies'? Mentioned in our conversation:The Healing Garden: Cultivating and Handcrafting Herbal Remedies, book by Juliet BlankespoorTea strainersWim Hof Method SPECIAL OFFER: Juliet is offering the Bloom & Grow Audience 10% off all her courses. Email to get the special coupon code to redeem your discount. For a list of recipes and remedies of Juliet's recommended herbs,check out the full show notes and blog here! Thank you to our episode sponsors:Territorial Seed CompanyIt's time to start planning for growing season 2023! If you’re looking for plants for your garden, skip the lines at the garden center and let Territorial Seed Company deliver top-of-the-line, healthy and hardy vegetable plants right to your door! They have a great line of pre-grown plants, an expansive seed catalog, and over 40 years of experience delivering the best seeds and plants for everyone's garden. Get an exclusive discount just for listeners of Bloom & Grow Radio, use code GROW10 to get 10% off your first order at Espoma OrganicEspoma Organic is dedicated to making safe indoor and outdoor gardening products for people, pets, and the planet. They have an amazing variety of high-quality, organic potting mixes, garden soil, fertilizers, and pest control products that are organic and eco-friendly. Visit to find your local Espoma dealer or check my Amazon storefront. LomiLomi is a small countertop composter that is the perfect solution to reducing your garbage footprint and food waste. This sleek composter enables you to compost hassle-free: just take your food scraps and put it in the Lomi, press a button, and you're set! Lomi is giving a rare discount $50 off with code BLOOM at checkout! Go to and redeem your special gift and use code BLOOM at checkout! Follow Juliet: Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine Healing Garden Gateway, personal website of Juliet Blankespoor SPECIAL OFFER: Juliet is offering the Bloom & Gr

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