David Winston: Bridging Intellect and Earth Wisdom ~ Voices of our Herbal Elders Ep. 1

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On the left: Young David Winston and on the right: Elder David Winston

With absolute delight, I am honored to share the inaugural episode of “Voices of our Herbal Elders” with my first guest ~ herbalist David Winston!

Join me in this heartwarming conversation with David that bridges intellect and Earth wisdom. We chat about how the world of herbalism has evolved over the years, the new challenges facing the community, and the transformative power of plants in healing.

Highlights from the conversation that you won’t want to miss:

  • Evolution of herbalism: From its early roots to the present, highlighting the immense growth and diversity in the field.
  • Challenges in modern herbalism: The need to shift from generalizing herbs for certain diseases to understanding the holistic treatment of individuals.
  • Misconceptions about popular herbs: Debunking the myths around St. John’s Wort, Black Cohosh, and Saw Palmetto.
  • The importance of sustainability: A call for responsibly harvesting and cultivating endangered plants to ensure they’re available for future generations.
  • Affordability and accessibility in herbalism: Striving to make herbal treatments accessible to everyone without compromising on the livelihoods of herbalists.

“Coming from a time when herbal medicine was virtually extinct, I would like to see, hopefully within my lifetime, a time where almost every mom, dad, grandma, and grandpa knows basic kitchen herbal medicine for their families.”

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

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About David Winston

David Winston is an Herbalist and Ethnobotanist who has been in clinical practice for nearly 50 years and is an herbal consultant to physicians, herbalists and researchers throughout the USA, Europe and Canada.

David is the founder/director of the Herbal Therapeutics Research Library, the dean of David Winston’s Center for Herbal Studies, and the president of Herbalist & Alchemist, Inc.

In addition, David is a founding/professional member of the American Herbalist Guild, and he is on the American Botanical Council and the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia Advisory Boards.

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Sheryl Powell
Sheryl Powell
15 days ago

I loved this interview; I have had similar experience with discovering herbs in the wild. Now I don’t feel so crazy I am not alone. Bless you both.

Jeanne Smith
17 days ago

What a wonderful inner view. I learned a lot from David and am thankful that Rosemary launched this podcast. I am looking forward to the next inner view.

Helen Ward
15 days ago
Reply to  Jeanne Smith

Thank you, Jeanne. We are delighted that you loved the inner-view.

Warm Herbal Greetings!

I’m Rosemary Gladstar. All my life I’ve had a deep love and fascination with plants. I have been learning, teaching and writing about herbs for over 50 years. It is my honor and joy to share what I have learned with you, and to introduce you to my fellow herbalists and plant lovers!

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