My name is LuAnn Raadt. This is a picture of me (I’m the one in the orange sweater!) with a budding little herbalist, my granddaughter Maycie.
I was raised on a farm in southern Minnesota and grew up with a love of plants and growing things. I find it a bit ironic that I now happily gather many of the “weeds” my family once tried to eradicate and use them in remedies for common physical ailments and imbalances.
Trained under professional herbalists, over the past 12 years I have enjoyed growing a wide variety of medicinal herbs that are not readily available commercially or are considered at-risk in the wild.
I also enjoy creating herbal remedies, teas, and other beverages, with (as my husband says) “the curiosity and inventiveness of a mad scientist.”
Most importantly, I think, I am enthusiastic about introducing others to the fascinating world of folk herbalism and teaching them how to make and use herbal products for themselves.
I am not a doctor. While I know quite a bit about medicinal plants and what they offer to us, I make no claims that anything I present will cure any physical or emotional condition. I have no medical training and will offer no medical advice, other than “Consult your physician.” Speaking of which, I want to make it clear that I am not opposed to modern medicine – I regularly see physicians, take prescription medications, and get vaccinations.
Let me hear from you!