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Aug 2, 2020

Herbalist Paul Bergner describes an herban legend as “persistent, widely and firmly held belief about a plant and its medicinal effects which is not true.” In today’s episode, join him as he dispels myths and shares pearls of wisdom on lomatium, devil's Club (Oplopanax), lobelia, ginkgo biloba, saw Palmetto (Serenoa), feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium), cilantro (Coriandrum), echinacea, goldenseal (Hydrastis), wild Yam (Dioscorea), and juniper (Juniperus). This recording comes to you from the 2018 NorthWest Herb Symposium.

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Paul Bergner is a medical herbalist, clinical nutritionist, educator, author, and naturalist. Director of the North American Institute of Medical Herbalism, he has studied and practiced natural medicine, nutrition, and medical herbalism since 1973. He has published the Medical Herbalism journal since the founding of the NAIMH in 1989, and has written seven books on medical herbalism, nutrition, Chinese medicine, ethnobotany, and naturopathic medicine.

Paul has taught all aspects of clinical herbalism and clinical nutrition since 1996, and has taught nutrition academically at both the university undergraduate and master’s levels. He has mentored more than 400 students through 8-month clinical residencies in integrated herbalism and nutrition. He is currently a clinical faculty mentor to students at the Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism in Boulder and the Vital Ways herbal school in Portland, OR.

To stay informed on the 6th Annual NorthWest Herb Symposium, visit Located at the Camp Casey Conference Center in Coupeville, Washington, teachers will include Eaglesong Gardener, Ryan Drum, Denise Joy, Netta Zeberoff and more!

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