Dr. Glen Nagel: The magical properties of cannabis
and other weeds

Episode Summary

 

Dr. Glen Nagel was my botanical medicine professor during naturopathic medical studies. His knowledge is vast, and I've always appreciated his teachings that are infused with his light heart and athentic passion for the plants.

In this talk we get into "the weeds," talking about many things including...

  • Therapeutic applications for many different plants, including cannabis

  • How all herbs can be used on energetic, physiologic, and pharmacologic levels

  • How herbs actually work to drive effects in the body

  • Some magical properties and magical experiences that some herbs offer

  • and much more!

We get into some scientific details with regard to a variety of plants, while also staying balanced with a necessary amount of magical thinking. Dr. Nagel shares some of his personal favorites in the plant world, and some of the more profound experiences he has had over the years of studying and experimenting with various herbs.

 

Hope you enjoy this connection with Dr. Nagel as much as I did!

About Dr. Nagel

 

I have been a practicing herbalist, naturopath and all around herbal wise guy for the last 30 years. My background as an herbalist began in the early 1980’s as one of the first herbal apprentices with Herbal Ed Smith and Sara Katz, Herb Pharm founders. I also studied with seaweed expert Ryan Drum Ph D and wise woman Cascade Anderson Geller. I have worked in the herbal industry and an herbal educator offering classes and courses in herbal medicine. I am a licensed naturopathic physician in Oregon and has practiced naturopathic medicine since graduation from the National College of Natural Medicine in 1993. I am a former assistant professor of botanical medicine at Bastyr University in Kenmore, Washington and an adjunct profession in botanical medicine at National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. I have a lifelong interest in plants and nature and believe in teaching with humor and hands on experience. My passion is to have students learning directly from the plants. I live in Portland Oregon with my wife and 2 daughters and a garden of wild weeds.

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