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Ask Herbal Health Expert Susun Weed & Award Winning Author Michael Largo

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Susun Weed answers 90 minutes of herbal health questions followed by a 30 minute interview with Michael Largo. Michael Largo is the author of God’s Lunatics, Genius and Heroin, The Portable Obituary, the Bram Stoker Award-winning Final Exits: The Illustrated Encyclopedia of How We Die, and three novels. His latest book is THE BIG, BAD BOOK OF BOTANY: The World’s Most Fascinating Flora, an entertaining and enlightening one-of-a-kind compendium of the world’s most amazing and bizarre plants, their history, and their lore. He is the former editor of New York Poetry and the researcher/archivist for the film company Allied Artists. He and his family live in Florida with their dog, two turtles, a parrot, two canaries, and a tank of fish.

 

this weeks Q&A includes:

• making herbal medicinal vinegars

• explanation of dosing different herbal tinctures

• 4 types of plant poisons- alkaloids, glycosides, resins and volatile oils

• why to make infusions, cook greens for an hour and the difference between seasoning herbs and nourishing herbs.

• ingesting too many volatile oils in plants gum up the kidneys and liver

• do plants contain estrogens? not many, but phytosterols which are precursors to be converted by intestinal flora..

• motherwort tincture to moderate blood pressure, no hydrogenated oils and movement..

• calcification in blood vessels? drink nettle infusion!

• hormonal disruptors..

• motherwort, lavender and other mints in regards to the thyroid..

• poke berry seed safety..

• estrogens in the body and vitex berry tincture..

• anxiety, motherwort tincture, visualization exercise..

• why Susun uses 100 proof vodka for tinctures

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