Flower Moon 2020: Nurses Were Witches Once with Ravi

For the Flower Full Moon of May, Amy chats with Nurse, Witch and self-described AnarchoHerbalist, Ravi ( @thenursewitch ) in praise of the humble dandelion, plant medicine, foraging and their shared adoration for the movie Harold and Maude. What is anarchoherbalism? Come find out!

Ravi in their home state of Montana

RAVI SAYS:

This is Anarcho-Herbalism: Thoughts on Health and Healing for the Revolutionhttp://www.swsbm.com/HOMEPAGE/Anarcho-herbalism.html I first used Google to look up “anarchoherbalism” a few years ago. The Google results actually has quite a few more hits now! Lots of coos stuff pops up.  This is the first one I got back then, and it’s still the first one I found this time.

Ethical foraging from an excellent source: https://learningherbs.com/skills/foraging/


Another book for the list, under mind-expanding: The Blackfeet Physics (David F Peat)

Foraging:Mountain States Foraging by Briana Wiles and at @rootedapothecary on IG

Edible and Medicinal Plants of the Rockies by Linda Kershawany of the Peterson guides for plant and mushroom identification (including Edible Wild Plants and Medicinal Plants, by region)


Herbal and Witchy:The Complete Guide to Herbal Medicines by Charles W Fetrow and Juan R Avila

Rosemary Gladstar’s “Herbal Recipes”Prescriptions for Herbal Healing by Phyllis A BalchYaya Merriman of @activeculturefamilyAmerican

Herbalists Guild (americanherbalistsguild.com)
Holistic Nursing:The American Holistic Nurse’s Association (ahna.org)