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Herbal Radio

Apr 21, 2023

This podcast episode is the presentation that Kiva Rose Hardin gave for the Fall 2022 Free Herbalism Project. This was a virtual event that took place over Zoom on October 14, 2022.

Kiva states, Vervain, Wood Betony, and St. John’s Wort were some of my earliest herbal allies when I took my first steps on the plant healer’s path. These three herbs are nervines, but so much more! They have a long history as sacred and magical plants across many cultures. Medicinally, all three are often categorized as calming but also have profound tonifying effects and myriad healing actions that are not always as well-known as they should be. In the class, I will cover my personal experiences with the herbs, including specific indications, application, medicine making, dosage, folklore, and more! 

Watch Kiva’s presentation and find her slides and resources on our YouTube channel.


Spring Free Herbalism Project: Join Mountain Rose Herbs on Sunday, May 7, 2023 at Mount Pisgah Arboretum in Eugene, Oregon to hear from esteemed herbalists, Dr. Christopher Hobbs, Richo Cech, and Jiling Lin. View the event schedule, presentation topics, and more here.

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Kiva Rose Hardin is an herbalist, mythologist, author, and poet whose work is rooted in her relationship with plants, fungi, and the more than human world. She lectures and writes on the subjects of mythopoetic plant medicine, folk magic, folklore, animism, and psychology with an emphasis on fairy tale motifs, embodied enchantment, and the forest as archetype.   She lives off grid in a remote riparian canyon deep in the Gila Forest of southwest New Mexico with her beloved husband, Jesse Wolf Hardin, and their children, Inga Winter and Ælfyn Thorn.  

Kiva’s first book, The Weedwife’s Remedy: Folk Herbalism For The Hedgewise was published in December of 2019 and her next book, Thorn & Thicket: Woodland Herbalism For The Hedgewise is forthcoming from Plant Healer Press in Winter of 2022, and more of her writing can be found at The Enchanter’s Green - She also co-directs the annual Plant Healer’s Herbal Confluence in Durango, Colorado, each May and is co-editor of Plant Healer Quarterly with Jesse which you can find at

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