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Feb 24, 2020


What are Ayurvedic herbs? They may be closer than you think. Check out this inspiring episode exploring Ayurvedic herbs, the wisdom of plants, and why connecting with your ecosystem is the best medicine. 

What you’ll get out of tuning in:

  • What Ayurvedic herbs are.
  • Why connecting to your ecosystem is key.
  • Why single herb pill popping is ineffective.


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Show Highlights:

  • Cate shares the parable of Ayurvedic graduates writing their final exam. 
  • Cate’s favourite quote by Amadea Morningstar
  • Why Cate loves chewing Aspen leaves



  • 7:23 Learning the language of plants 
  • 9:45 Plants as potent healing allies 
  • 16:00 Connecting with the herbs in your ecosystem  
  • 17:24 Creating Ayurvedic herbal formulas


Favorite Quotes:

  • “Life is abundant, plants are intelligent. Plants are hundreds of millions of years older than humans. They’ve been on this planet way longer than mammals. They have so much wisdom within their cells, within how they grow, where they grow, who they grow alongside, and then what they can do in the human body. And that perspective of, all plants have value, all plants have medicinal value, that perspective is so needed right now as we continue to spray petrochemicals on healing plants; plants like chickweed, plants like thistle, plants like dandelion. Plants that I eat most of the year.” - Cate Stillman 
  • “All plants are part of the science of life.” -  Cate Stillman 
  • “What’s really healing, I find more than anything, is humans connecting with plants. Not encapsulated pills. Or plants that are dried and powdered and put into a capsule, and that capsule is then put into a plastic bottle, and that plastic bottle put onto a shelf, with a shelf life.” - Cate Stillman 
  • “Plants are potent, healing allies.” - Amadea Morningstar
  • “Part of the problem is we’re over harvesting plants not from our ecosystem, so we’re not actually connecting with our ecosystem. We’re not creating potent healing allies. Because when you do, you care for your ecosystem.” - Cate Stillman