Episode 49

Self Care and Herbal Medicine with Lindsay Kluge

December 8, 2015

Herbalist and nutrition expert, Lindsay Kluge of Ginger Tonic Botanicals, is joining us today on Being Boss to talk about herbal medicine, the mind-body connection, and self-care. Because even as you’re doing the work to be boss, it’s important to make sure you’re treating your body right too!.

Episode Transcript
"Your body is designed to be happy. Your mind has a reality that your body just creates."
- Lindsay Kluge

Discussed in this Episode

  • The benefits of working with and collaborating with a community
  • What makes herbs legitimate medicine
  • How do you deal when you're in a funk
  • Gratitude and happiness on a physiological level
  • How to use essential oils
  • Finding your herbal ally
  • Spirituality in earth and plant medicine
  • The mind / body connection and dealing with your ego

Resources Mentioned

Herbs discussed in this episode:

  • Skullcap: Helps the body adapt to stress, tension, and tight shoulders
  • White sage: Used for "smudging." Burn white sage to clear negative energy from your space.
  • Rosemary (essential oil or culinary use): the smell of rosemary helps your mental clarity. Emily uses rosemary oil (aromatic) at her desk.
  • Holy basil (Tulasi): "It's like a hug in a cup!" Drink in tea form to uplift you in your heart space.
  • Thieves Oil: Rub a few drops (dilute in carrier oil) on bottom of feet to support a healthy immune system (anti bacterial).
  • Lavender Oil: Kathleen uses in humidifier (aromatic) for a better night's sleep or to aid in stress. This herb is calming and also aids in heart recovery for grieving/loss/lacking.
  • Ashwagandha: Good for hangovers (along with copious amounts of water)
  • Clary sage: Labor-inducing (Kathleen's experience)
  • Peppermint: Stomach soother

Hosts + Guests

Emily Thompson
Emily Thompson


Almanac Supply Co

Kathleen Shannon
Kathleen Shannon


Braid Creative