Do you ever think about plants as your medicine? Whether you have used herbs as medicine or are simply curious, this episode of Regenerative Rising Podcast – Elevating Stories Activating Change may offer new inspiration on ways to take care of yourself and your family. Guest host Angela McElwee, Former CEO, Gaia Herbs, Regenerative Rising Board Member, and independent director & advisor for purpose-centric organizations speaks with Ann Armbrecht, Author, The Business of Botanicals & Director, Sustainable Herbs Program about the complex and ever-changing relationship between plants and people.
Ann is a writer and anthropologist whose work explores the relationships between humans and the Earth through plants, herbal medicine, and the botanical industry. Within her work as an award-winning author and educator in ethical herbal sourcing, Ann has traveled the globe exploring people’s relationship to plants, the planet, and each other which she shares in her new book The Business of Botanicals.
Ann and Angela share a depth of knowledge about the interconnected supply-web of the global herbal industry. This conversation unpacks some bigger questions about our role as consumers and how our choices about the food and medicine we buy impact the world around us. Tune in to glean inspiration from this podcast on how we might influence a more responsible and conscious relationship with herbal products.