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THE PETTY HERBALIST PODCAST

With Asia Dorsey + Karina DesRoses
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Two Black herbalists and Bougie Aunties help you discern the real shit from the b******t in food and herbs. Come share in the belovedness of Karina Desroses and Asia Dorsey as they explore food science and medicine making at the intersection of ancestral reverence, ecology and cultures of healing justice.

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featured podcast episode

Lemon balm is the bee’s knees: Herbal Carminatives

Your fave bougie aunties are back at it again with the herbal carminatives, bay-bee! This week we’re discussing one of Asia’s favorite herbs… Lemon Balm, also know by its botanical name Melissa Officianalis! Typically known for its anti-anxiety effects, lemon balm is also a great carminative because the mind and gut have a deep-seated connection.

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the same Ol’ G oregano: herbal carminatives

Hope you are staying cool, but also enjoying the sun on your skin! Spend some time wit ya fave bougie aunties vibing in our carminatives bag! This week, we are talking about our love for Oregano, which is also in the Lamiaceae (Mints) family. Oregano is not only a spice that adds flavor to some of your favorite foods, but is powerful as an antiseptic, as a carminative and digestive. We also discuss how a spoon full of sugar DOES help the medicine go down! We hope you enjoy this one!

who's your granddaddy? mine is Rosemary: herbal carminatives

Hope y’all are feeling rested today! Come hang with ya fave bougie aunties, still in the carminative series bag! This week, we are discussing Rosemary, one of our favorite plants in the Lamiaceae (Mints) family. Asia and Karina both have some great personal experience with it having that gut-brain connection we’ve been discussing, and we hope that you, too, have/ or will create a wonderful relationship with this plant!

fire and rain… and basil: herbal carminatives

It’s another lovely week and ya fave bougie aunties are here to continue the carminatives medicine bag. for this week, we’re discussing all things basil! basil comes from central Africa and Asia, and the ways to commune with basil are endless because of it’s very diverse properties in food and medicinally. so we want to encourage you all to eat something with basil TODAY to get all the blessings!

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ARTICLES + ESSAYS

Subtle Tea and the Structure of Water

By Asia Dorsey | December 17, 2021

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#17 Linden, Love Privilege and The Ancestors’ Song

By Asia Dorsey | September 01, 2020

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Spring Radish and the Kimchi Making Process

By Asia Dorsey | June 08, 2019

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