THE MORNING SHOW
Stephen Harrod Buhner
Earth poet and the award-winning author of twenty books on nature, indigenous cultures, the environment, and herbal medicine. He comes from a long line of healers including Leroy Burney, Surgeon General of the United States under Eisenhower and Kennedy, and Elizabeth Lusterheide, a midwife and herbalist who worked in rural Indiana in the early nineteenth century. The greatest influence on his work, however, has been his great-grandfather C.G. Harrod who primarily used botanical medicines, also in rural Indiana, when he began his work as a physician in 1911.Stephen’s work has appeared or been profiled in publications throughout North America and Europe including Common Boundary, Apotheosis, Shaman’s Drum, The New York Times, CNN, and Good Morning America. Stephen lectures yearly throughout the United States on herbal medicine, the sacredness of plants, the intelligence of Nature, and the states of mind necessary for successful habitation of Earth.
He is a tireless advocate for the reincorporation of the exploratory artist, independent scholar, amateur naturalist, and citizen scientist in American society – especially as a counterweight to the influence of corporate science and technology.
His most recent works are:
Plant Intelligence and the Imaginal Realm: Beyond the Doors of Perception into the Dreaming of Earth(Bear and Company/Inner Traditions, 2014). The sequel toSecret Teachings of PlantsHealing Lyme Coinfections: Complementary and Alternative Treatments for Bartonella and Mycoplasma, Inner Tradtitions, April 15, 2013
Herbal Antivirals: Natural Treatments for Emerging and Resistant Viral Infections (Including Influenza, SARS, West Nile and other Encephalitis Viral Infections)., Storey Books, July 2013
-The power of doing the things we want to do as soul; Stephen talks about his experience of being a writer
-Viruses: Are they alive? We’re surrounded by trillions of viruses; why do some bother us and some don’t?
-Is a cold a virus?
-Is there anything we can take ongoing on the herbal level to strengthen the immune system? Stephen gives a list of herbs
-How does Stephen feel about using vitamin C for colds and flu?
-A listener wants to know Stephen’s opinion of adding essential oil of frankincense to drinking water
-Recommendations for healing to nasty scars from a bacterial infection and fine fissures
-Is there is a difference in terms of quality and potency of buying from Herb Pharm or Gaia Herbs than other sources that he recommended in the past such as woodland essence and Elk Mountain Herbs?
-Are there antiviral tonic herbs to take more frequently during the year or just use them when you get sick?
-Is pneumonia caused by bacterial organism or other pathogenic organisms; what herbs are best?
-When treating strep throat with hourly doses of echinacea angustifolia tincture, how many days should you continue the treatment for?
stephen buhner on virus, herbs and more and more, january 27, 2015