Podcast 046: Caring for Eldercaregivers & Botulism

Caregiving is exhausting, thankless, necessary work, and becoming increasingly more common. In the first half of this episode, Katja shares some insights into the difficulties facing those who are caring for elders, and herbal allies who can help them as they help others.

In the second half, Ryn shares what he found after investigating everything to do with botulism: where it comes from, how to prevent it, and how [un]common it really is. The short version is: if you follow good medicine-making practices, you really don’t have to worry about it! But listen in, get all the details, and you’ll rest easy.

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Herbs discussed include: pleurisy root / butterfly weed, elecampane, thyme, cinnamon, ashwagandha, tulsi, lion’s mane, garlic.


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Our theme music is “Wings” by Nicolai Heidlas.


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