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The Future of Herbal Medicine

Broadcast on October 01, 2021
Hosted by Kelsey Barrett
With Julia Graves

There is no future of herbal medicine without a healthy and thriving planet! Julia Graves encourages us to protect and live in harmony with the plants. She focuses on ways to utilize nature's organic herbal medicine in a way that replenishes the earth.

In This Session You'll Discover:

  • Lessons from Europe teaching the importance of cultivating home herb gardens
  • Plant sustainability and a variety of traditional medicine preparations
  • A lesson on teas, used internally and externally for healing
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Julia Graves

Herbalist, Psychotherapist, Homeopath, Author, LilyCircle Floweressence Creator

Julia Graves is a master herbalist, classical homeopath, flower essence creator, body worker and Gestalt psychotherapist. Known for her lively and clear teaching style, she was raised in Germany by an herbalist mother and orthopedic surgeon father. Julia studied herbalism, traditional European medicine, anthroposophic massage as well as cupping as a teenager. She then studied medicine at Kiel University for four years. She wrote her doctoral thesis on her ethno-medical field research on traditional midwives and healers in a remote area of Zimbabwe. Thereafter, Julia trained as a Gestalt psychotherapist. While working for Findhorn Flower Essences in their early days, she trained as flower essence practitioner as well as a flower essence creator.

Julia has since developed her own line of flower essences, the Lily Circle, as well as kits of flower essences for Mayan uterine massage. Her international teaching activities include flower essence and cupping trainings in Minnesota, co-teaching herbal summer schools with Matthew Wood at her farm in France, the International Herbal Symposium and Women's Herbal Conference, lecturing at Herbfest in Britain and Botanica 2014 in Dublin, as well as at the Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism. In 2010, she founded the Naturopathic Relief Clinic in response to the devastating earthquake in Haiti, and has guided the clinic in its mission (offering free treatment to over 90 000 people). Julia is the author of The Language of Plants, a detailed guide to the doctrine of signatures, which became an instant classic since its publication in 2012. She brings over 35 years of clinical experience to her teaching. 

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