Women’s Health & Adaptogens

David Winston 2

July 12, 2022

David Winston,  RH (AHG) is an internationally known lecturer, author, ethnobotanist, and the founder of Herbalist & Alchemist. For over 45 years, David has been studying, practising, teaching, and researching Chinese, Western/Eclectic, and Southeastern American herbal traditions. In this episode, David clarifies what defines the true adaptogenic herbs and their impressive history of therapeutic potential for all people, but especially for women's health. 

David's world-renowned two-year herbal studies program, the David Winston Center for Herbal Studies, has been educating Herbalists, Physicians, Nurses, Naturopathic Physicians, Veterinarians, and Nutritionists in the art and science of clinical herbal medicine since 1980.

David has one of the largest private herbal research libraries in the U.S. The Herbal Therapeutics Research Library has over 8000 volumes, from 1550 to present, and over 15,000 articles on file. This library is a working library used for research for the herbal and nutritional industry as well as for his writing and for Herbalist & Alchemist.

David was one of the professional herbalists who founded the American Herbalists Guild, the first professional herbalists' organization in the US, which certifies clinical herbalists. He is on the professional membership review committee. David Winston has been on the Review Committee of the Botanical Safety Handbook, which produced a significant information resource, which the entire botanical industry, from manufacturers to researchers, relies upon.

He is the clinical herbal consultant to hundreds of prominent physicians (MDs, NDs, DOs, DCs) throughout the US, Canada and Europe. David has authored hundreds of articles and a number of books on herbs.

Useful Links

Adaptogens: Herbs for Strength, Stamina, and Stress Relief 2nd Edition, Updated and Expanded (Sept 2019)



Herbalist & Alchemist


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Disclaimer: The information presented in this podcast is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to replace professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor if you are in need of medical care, and before making any changes to your health routine.

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