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Herbal Radio

Nov 10, 2023

Mimi Prunella Hernandez is an herbalist, and author of the National Geographic Herbal. For over a decade, Mimi has served as the executive director of the American Herbalists Guild, where she has worked tirelessly to ensure that herbalists have a strong professional community to support their work. In 2023, Mimireceived a Botanical Excellence Award from the American Botanical Council.

Jiling and Mimi discuss:

  • What inspired “The National Geographic Herbal”
  • Mimi’s favorite writing spot(s)… including her chicken coop!
  • Mimi’s top writing rituals
  • “Getting the call” from National Geographic
  • The surprising plant that became the 100th herb of the book

Visit Mimi Prunella Hernandez at:

Order “The National Geographic Herbal” at:

About Jiling:

Jiling Lin is a Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac) and herbalist in Ventura, CA. Visit Jiling at, Instagram @LinJiling, and Facebook @JilingLAc. Get her free Nourishing Life (養生) template, Five Phases (五行) outline, or sign up for her newsletter here.


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