Ep. 91 Heirlooms and Herbals – Marshmallow

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In this episode of Mother Earth News and Friends, in our Heirlooms and Herbals series, Joanne Bauman discusses Marshmallow (Althaea officinalis) and its culinary and medicinal uses.

Joanne Bauman, a Kansas herbalist, shares the gift of the green nations (healing food and medicine plants) in the Wise Woman Tradition of healing. Bauman (of Prairie Magic Herbals) teaches herb classes, grows and wildcrafts medicine plants, creates herbal preparations, and does consultations. Her love of the plants and easygoing teaching style make learning and using your own herbal remedies accessible to everyone. The Prairie Magic Herbals website conveys her thoughts about plants and herbalism. She first learned about plants from her pharmacist father, has a master’s degree in clinical psychology, and applied her personal experiences to counsel others in a physical rehabilitation hospital. Bauman serves as coordinator of the Herbalists Without Borders (HWB) Community Herbal Apothecary Project and as coordinator of the Kansas Chapter of HWB.

Additional Resources:
Find Marshmallow from Mountain Rose Herbs!

Heirloom Gardener – Healing Mallows

JoAnne’s Website: Prairie Magic Herbals

JoAnne’s Facebook: Prairie Magic Herbals


Our Podcast Team:
Carla Tilghman and Jessica Mitchell
Haley Casey and Charlotte French

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