Beyond Profit: David Hoffmann on the True Essence of Healing ~ Voices of our Herbal Elders Ep. 10

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David Hoffmann - Voices of our Herbal Elders Ep. 10
On the left: Young David Hoffmann and on the right: Elder David Hoffmann

In this compelling episode of “Voices of our Herbal Elders,” I sit down with the brilliant herbalist David Hoffmann. Journey with us as we delve into the transformative power of herbs in the 21st century, challenge the modern perspectives on profit, and emphasize the urgent need for radical green healing. David offers both a profound historical reflection and a forward-thinking vision, making this conversation an essential listen for anyone passionate about herbalism and the health of our planet.

Modern Perception of Herbalism

Understanding the changing dynamics and the acceptance of herbalism in contemporary times.

Ecology and Herbalism

The role and value of herbs in addressing global ecological crises and promoting planetary healing.

Profit vs. Healing

The inherent tension between capitalistic profit motives and genuine herbal healing, and the need to prioritize one over the other.

Reflections on Commitment

David’s personal journey in herbalism, his dedication to core principles, and the sacrifices made to maintain his integrity in the field.

Nature’s Resilience

An exploration of the inherent power of nature (or Gaia) to restore balance against modern technological intrusions.

“Herbalists need to be very clear about how they view their world and what role they want in their world. Not looking at the world on what role it’s going to give you. Because all it’s going to give you is either the right to make money or the right to owe money, and herbalism shouldn’t be about money.”

May the past, present, and future of herbalism come alive in this insightful exchange.

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About David Hoffmann

David Hoffmann has been a phytotherapist for over 35 years and is the author of fifteen books including The Holistic Herbal, An Elders’ Herbal, An Herbal Guide to Stress Relief, and Therapeutic Herbalism, and a textbook on science and clinical skills. David is an internationally renowned medical herbalist. He was a founding member and past president of the American Herbalists Guild, serves on the advisory boards of both the American Botanical Council and United Plant Savers, is a visiting faculty member of Bastyr University, and teaches at the California School of Herbal Studies.

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6 days ago

Absolutely fabulous!! I appreciate how he spoke openly and honestly regarding his views and his passion for Mother Earth. Thanks for bringing it all home to me, David and Rosemary!

Audrey Paterson
Audrey Paterson
8 days ago

David Winston a true treasure and a wealth of knowledge. Thank you for sharing.

12 days ago

So uplifting to meet our herbal elders through Rosemary’s lovely interviews! Thank you so much!

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