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61 – All about the new Herbalism and State Violence Book

In this episode, Nicole (she/her) talks all about the new Herbalism and State Violence book! She shares about the different sections and content of the book, where to buy it and more.  The book blurb: State violence is a…

60 – Community Herbalism with Rasheeqa Ahmad

This is an interview with Rasheeqa Ahmad (she/her) a herbalist based in Walthamstow, east London. In this episode we explore what community herbalism can mean in practice, drawing on Rasheeqa’s decade of organising as a herbalist in her local…

59 – Herbalism, Resistance and Remembrance with Layla K. Feghali

This episode is an interview with Layla K. Feghali (she/her), an ethnobotanist and cultural worker living between Lebanon and California.    We talk about the current iteration of genocide in Gaza, and the need for resistance, rage and action. Layla…

58 – Herbalism, Incarceration and Abolition, Part Five

Content warning – prison, racism, suicide, self-harm, medical neglect, chronic illness, trauma This is part four of a workshop that explores herbalism, incarceration and abolition. This particular section introduces abolition (very briefly!) as well as the roles of herbalists…

57 – Herbalism, Incarceration and Abolition, Part Four

Content warning – prison, racism, suicide, self-harm, medical neglect, chronic illness, trauma This is part four of a workshop that explores herbalism, incarceration and abolition. This particular section introduces healing from prison and herbal support for trauma. About the…

56 – Herbalism, Incarceration and Abolition, Part Three

Content warning – prison, racism, suicide, self-harm, medical neglect, chronic illness, trauma This is part three of a workshop that explores herbalism, incarceration and abolition. This particular section introduces practicing herbalism in prison based on Nicole’s (she/her) experiences inside…

55 – Herbalism, Incarceration and Abolition, Part Two

Content warning – prison, racism, suicide, self-harm, medical neglect, chronic illness, trauma This is part two of a workshop that explores herbalism, incarceration and abolition. This particular section introduces the health impacts of incarceration, looking at medical neglect in…

54 – Herbalism, Incarceration and Abolition, Part One

Content warning – prison, racism, suicide, self-harm, medical neglect, chronic illness, trauma This is part one of a workshop that explores herbalism, incarceration and abolition. This particular section introduces incarceration and the prison industrial complex, with a focus on…

53 – 2023 Solidarity Apothecary Review & Plans for 2024

In this episode, Nicole (she/her) shares the 2023 Solidarity Apothecary Review and plans for 2024! The episode signposts to all sorts of resources from free workshops, to upcoming courses, podcast episodes, crowdfunders and more. Content warning – some references…

50 – Herbal Support for Panic Attacks

In this episode, Nicole (she/her) talks about herbal support for panic attacks. We explore what is a panic attack and why they happen, how to reduce activation in the sympathetic nervous system and how plant medicines can support this.…

49 – 5 Kinds of Nervines

In this episode, Nicole (she/her) introduces nervines – herbs with an affinity for the nervous system. We explore the differences between five kinds of nervines – Relaxant nervines, Hypnotic nervines, Nerve Tonics, Cardiac nervines and Stimulating nervines. Learn what these…

48 – Disability Justice with Cyree Jarelle Johnson

This episode is an interview with Cyree Jarelle Johnson (he/him) from the organisation Sins Invalid that is a disability justice based performance project that incubates and celebrates artists with disabilities, centralising artists of colour and LGBTQ / gender-variant artists…

47 – Trauma and Class with Diffwys Criafol

This episode is an interview with Diffwys Criafol (she/her) a former anarchist organiser, mother and writer who is writing in order to process class-related trauma and how our social movements are so anthemic to working class people.  In this…

46 – Healthcare in Palestine

Episode 46 of the Frontline Herbalism Podcast is an interview with Dr. Ghassan Hamdan of Palestinian Medical Relief Society (PMRS). PMRS is a grassroots NGO that’s provided a much needed response to the medical crises caused by the occupation.…

44 – Trauma and Chronic Illness with Amani

This episode is an interview with Amani (she/her) all about trauma and chronic illness. We talk about her experiences with chronic illness, connections to childhood trauma, medical neglect and the effects of repeated hospitalisations. We talk about medical gaslighting,…

43 – Age Trauma and Youth Oppression with Aiyana

This episode is an interview with Aiyana Goodfellow (he/she/they) about age trauma, youth oppression and youth liberation. Aiyana is an abolitionist, writer, liberator and delinquent. We discuss their new book – INNOCENCE & CORRUPTION: An abolitionist understanding of youth…

42 – Trauma and Addiction with Rob

This episode is an interview with Rob (he/him) about trauma and addiction. We explore what is active addiction, how it relates to trauma, how addiction affects people, families and communities, and so much more. We talk about how people…

41 – Welcome to Series 3!

This brief episode introduces the plans for Season 3 of the Frontline Herbalism Podcast. Links & resources from this episode Herbalism, PTSD & Traumatic Stress Course Find them all at solidarityapothecary.org/podcast/ Support the show Music from Sole & DJ…

39 – MSDN #9 – Medical Work in Rojava, North East Syria

This episode is an interview with Matilda (she/her) living in North East Syria (NES). We talk about the revolutionary situation in the region, medicine and other healthcare work, the collective honouring of fallen comrades and how collective life helps…

38 – MSDN #8 – Riot Medicine in France, Part 2

This episode builds on interview one which was an episode with Alexis (he/him) about street medic work at demonstrations, actions and riots in France. Part two is the audio version of the resource ‘From France with Gloves: A story…

37 – MSDN #7 – Riot Medicine in France, Part 1

This episode is an interview with Alexis (he/him) about street medic work at demonstrations, actions and riots in France. We talk about the escalation in police and war weapons used against people, the role of street medics, training, and…