We’ve gathered a selection of the Best voices in Modern Herbalism to share their wisdom and experience with you today on COVID and Beyond. 

Maria Noel Groves

Registered Herbalist (AHG), Clinical Herbalist: Wintergreen Botanicals, Author: Body into Balance

Maria Noël Groves, RH (AHG), clinical herbalist, runs Wintergreen Botanicals, nestled in the pine forests of New Hampshire. Her business is devoted to education and empowerment via classes, health consultations, and writing with the foundational belief that good health grows in nature. She is the author of the award-winning, best-selling Body into Balance: An Herbal Guide to Holistic Self Care and Grow Your Own Herbal Remedies. Learn more about Maria and herbs at WintergreenBotanicals.com

Herbal Support for the Lungs: 8 am PST

Phyllis Light

Registered Herbalist (AHG), Folk Herbalist

As a Health Educator, Phyllis believes that preventive health practices include the maintenance of healthy weight; a diet high in fruits, vegetables and lean, organic meats; regular exercise; stress reduction; use of botanical compounds; clean water; adequate sleep; refraining from excessive drinking; and never smoking. She also believes that our health is tied to the health of the planet. If the planet isn’t healthy, humans suffer. An upstream approach to healthcare that eliminates the source of disease is preferable to complicated downstream measures that offer unsatisfactory consequences. Above all, Phyllis devotes herself to a building a bridge between traditional knowledge and modern-day science; to hold sacred the traditional herbal and healing knowledge that has been handed down from generation to generation while embracing the scientific knowledge of today.

Recovering the Lungs and Energy After Illness: 9:30am PT

Panel Discussion: 4 pm PT

Larken Bunce

MS, Clinical Herbalist, Executive Director of Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism

Larken Bunce, MS is executive director, core faculty, and clinical herbalist at Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism, which runs a sliding-scale community clinic and training programs spanning self-care to clinical practice. After 25 years in the field, her current focus is on trauma and somatic practices, informed by ecopsychology and liberation studies. She is also passionate about accessible and culturally competent care, clinical mentorship, bridging traditional medical systems with biomedical sciences, and restoring Nature to culture through herbal medicine.

Tongue Diagnosis: A Key Tool to Understanding Presentation and Choosing Herbs: 11am PT

Panel Discussion: 4 pm PT

Thomas Easley

Registered Herbalist (AHG), Functional Herbalist, Teacher, Author

Thomas Easley, RH (AHG) is a Functional Herbalist, and founder of the Eclectic School of Herbal Medicine. He started studying herbal medicine in 1996, and was in full-time practice from 2001 through 2015. He now keeps his clinical skills sharp by reviewing all of the cases for his school’s free clinic, and
maintains an active part time private practice. In 2010 Thomas founded the Eclectic School of Herbal Medicine, which has full-time residential classes, and part time online classes. In 2017 Thomas coined the term Functional Herbalism, to describe his unique approach integrating Traditional Western
Herbalism, Clinical Nutrition and Functional Medicine. Thomas is the co-author of The Modern Herbal Dispensatory, A Medicine Making Guide, and Modern Herbal Medicine.

Food and Practices for Immune Health: 1pm PT

Panel Discussion: 4 pm PT

Erika Galentin

MNIMH, RH(AHG), Clinical Herbalist, Aromatherapist, Author, Distiller, & Horticulturalist

Erika is a Clinical Herbalist and an ITEC certified Clinical Aromatherapist consulting from Sovereignty Herbs in Athens & Columbus, OH. She holds a degree in Herbal Medicine from the University of Wales, Cardiff, UK and Scottish School of Herbal Medicine, Glasgow, UK. She is a professional member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (UK) and theAmerican Herbalists Guild (USA). She is also a proud member of Pi Alpha Xi National Honor Society in Horticulture (USA). She is the author of The Family Guide to Aromatherapy: A Safe Approach to Essential Oils for a Holistic Home

Aromatic Herbs: Looking beyond Essential Oils for Supporting Immunity: 2:30pm PT

Panel Discussion: 4 pm PT