2021 The Future of Plant Medicine Summit
Program & Replays
Smoothing Out the Rough Edges: Restoring the Nervous System With Nervine Trophorestoratives
Our modern fast-paced world has placed the human nervous system under higher levels of prolonged stress than ever before. While it's common to think in terms of "adrenal burnout" and reach for the now highly popularized herbal adaptogens, there is a lesser known action of certain medicinal plants that's critical for recovery — the nervine trophorestoratives. Sajah Popham discusses essential herbal remedies to not just keep you calm, but rebuild and restore the nervous system.
In This Session You'll Discover:
- The greater health implications of nervous exhaustion — from sleep, digestion, and inflammation, to mental clarity, social, and spiritual health
- Why herbal adaptogens aren't always the best herbs to use for fatigue and stress
- Three critical herbal remedies that effectively restore and rebuild the nervous system gently and safely
Sajah Popham, founder of Organic Unity and The School of Evolutionary Herbalism, is committed to creating a new paradigm of plant medicine anchored in herbal, medical, and spiritual traditions from around the world. His work integrates the science and spirit of herbal medicine, creating a system that is equally holistic, healing and transformational. His unique synthesis bridges herbal traditions from across the world into a universal philosophy that encompasses indigenous wisdom, Ayurveda, Western alchemy and spagyrics, medical astrology, clinical herbalism, and modern pharmacology.
Sajah's vitalist approach utilizes plants not only for physical healing and rejuvenation, but for the evolution of consciousness. Rather than focusing allopathically on what plants are “good for,” his focus is on who the plants are as sentient beings, and how their medicine touches upon the body, psyche, and soul. Sajah’s teachings embody a heartfelt respect, honor and reverence for the vast intelligence of plants in a way that empowers us to look deeper into the nature of our medicines and ourselves. He lives in Southern Oregon with his wife where he teaches at his school, makes spagyric medicines, and practices his healing art.