Apr 20, 2021
Herbal medicine, or "the people's medicine," is an empowering and accessible way of profoundly treating our bodies and systems. My guest today, Rebecca Luna of Rebecca's Herbal Apothecary here in Boulder, Colorado, says working with the plants and their medicine is "everyone's birthright."
Rebecca is kind of a famous one in our community and I have personally been a customer at her beautiful shop probably since she opened. If you have ever met Rebecca you can feel her warmth, kindness, genuine care, and authenticity beaming from her. Going to Rebecca’s is an experience in and of itself and is so reflective of who Rebecca is as a person and a healer.
This conversation talks about Rebecca's journey to becoming an herbalist, single motherhood, starting a brick and mortar business, the benefits of working with herbal medicine, perimenopause/menopause, and staying afloat as a business owner during the COVID times.
Expect lots of laughter and a very informal and fluid conversation that will hopefully leave you inspired to explore the "people's medicine" yourself.
ABOUT OUR GUEST: REBECCA LUNA
Rebecca Luna is an herbalist and the proprietor of Rebecca’s Herbal Apothecary & Supply, a bustling retail store with attached production and classroom space. Rebecca has been steeped in herbalism since the early 1990's, having worked as a community herbalist, post-partum doula and botanical medicine-making teacher. She opened the apothecary in 2004, with the aim of connecting the community with botanical medicine and providing a thriving work environment for herbalists. When she is not busy creating new products and improvements for the shop, Rebecca makes time for her many hobbies including cooking, gardening, dress design, wood-working and playing guitar.