Empower your health and connect to nature
Join our roundtable discussion today, as host Bethany speaks to Hannah Sylvester, BSc (Hons), MNIMH, Medical Herbalist and Nature Educator. Hannah shares insights into her wealth of herb and nature knowledge, the inspiration behind getting involved with nature education, and the deep connection that both plants and herbs have played within her life. She discusses herbal prescriptions and how nature is extremely beneficial to everyone. Hannah explains what happens on her nature walks, and how wildflowers and weeds are more important than many people realise. We even touch upon the role plants can play within menopause. Join us for a deep dive into the natural world and so much more… we hope you enjoy our conversation with her!
In this episode we spoke to Hannah Sylvester, a Medical Herbalist and Nature Educator, discussing the benefits of connecting with nature for mental and physical health, as well as environmental awareness. The podcast emphasizes the importance of individualised treatment plans and a holistic approach to health and encourages listeners to explore their connection with the natural world. We discuss the impact of the pandemic on people’s relationship with nature, the benefits of spending time in nature for mental and physical health, and the use of herbal medicine to support women through peri-menopause and menopause. We also highlights the importance of collaboration between modern pharmaceutical medicine and herbal medicine, and encourage people to spend more time outdoors to improve mental well-being and disconnect from technology.
What does Hannah Sylvester discuss in the podcast?
Hannah Sylvester discusses the inspiration behind getting involved with nature education, the deep connection that both plants and herbs have played within her life, herbal prescriptions, and how nature is extremely beneficial for everyone.
What is the process of a consultation with a medical herbalist like?
The first point of contact is finding out what’s brought the person to the herbalist and what they’re hoping to achieve. The herbalist then has an in-depth conversation about the person’s health, exploring all the different body systems, lifestyle factors, family health history, and medication. The herbalist then writes a tailored, bespoke herbal tincture or tea prescription for the person.
What is the benefit of seeing a medical herbalist?
One of the main benefits of seeing a medical herbalist is the fact that they are herb drug interaction trained. They can avoid putting certain herbs in a patient’s prescription if they’re on certain types of medication. The herbalist can also provide a tailored, bespoke way of helping a person’s health.
What is the purpose of the Edge of the Hedge podcast?
The purpose of the Edge of the Hedge podcast is to help people see nature differently and appreciate it more, and to encourage them to get outside more.