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Ethnobotanist Fiona Hamersley Chambers

Friday, January 29, 2016 2:55 PM | Wise Woman (Administrator)
Ethnobotanist Fiona Hamersley Chambers

Interview with Fiona Hamersley Chambers. Fiona is an ethnobotanist whose research focuses on how northwest coast First Peoples managed and co-evolved with their plant resources. Her PhD work, which is supervised by internationally-acclaimed ethnobotanist Dr. Nancy Turner, on BC’s central coast investigates how key berry plants were in cultivated and owned in ‘gardens’. Ultimately, the hope is for this applied research to act as a link between traditional knowledge and practice and the needs of First Nations communities as well as our larger society today. Fiona is a long-time organic farmer and commercial seed grower specializing in organically-grown and locally-adapted food plants. Fiona spent her childhood in the First Nations communities of Nitnaht Lake and Penelakut Island, where she maintains close ties. She also volunteers her time to help communities create food gardens.



this weeks Q&A includes:
• symptoms of panic and heart attack are the same- motherwort tincture for panic attack- the lion hearted...
• chickweed tincture dissolves ovarian cysts...
• after surgery, what can you do to make it up to your body? massage...
• wild yam tea or tincture is specific for treating digestive problems having to do with gallbladder complaints..
• difference of making tinctures from fresh and dried plants- dried and powdered herbs release more poisons into alcohol...
• essential oils kill bacteria and once introduced into the environment they do not go away...
• food not supplements!!!
• no such thing as whole food vitamins!
• no increase of mercury or radioactivity in seaweed...
• do not use french press when making infusions..
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