Jahwei Chen-Graf, B.Nat (SCU), is a Clinical Herbalist, Naturopath, and owner of Remedy Garden, a thriving, community-centered herbal apothecary in Northern California. In this episode, Jahwei talks about our birthright of using plants to heal, her experience using vibrational remedies; homeopathy, flower essences, and the challenge of sourcing local and sustainable herbs to meet the growing demand in her shop.
Jahwei maintains a private practice as a clinical herbalist, naturopath, and holistic nutritionist and enjoys helping people reach optimal health by stimulating their own vital force to heal and minimize any obstacles to cure. She loves teaching and is grateful for the opportunity to learn from her mentors, clients, and students alike. Her approach is heart-centered, practical and seeks to incorporate wisdom from both the traditional and scientific systems of medicine.
She completed a Bachelor of Naturopathy Degree from Southern Cross University (Australia) in 2007. Her primary herbal teacher was Dr. Sue Evans, who encouraged her not to be a "brown bottle herbalist' but to go out and form relationships with the actual plants by tasting, growing, wild-crafting, and directly experiencing.
Her clinical supervisors, both Australian naturopaths, have a particular interest in homeopathy. Once Jahwei saw patients become better with homeopathic remedies, she began incorporating this modality into her practice.
Since moving to Northern California, she has continued learning and being inspired by local herbalists and the plants themselves. Between 2011-2016 she completed herbal apprenticeships with Kathi Keville, Candis Cantin, and Dr. Christopher Hobbs. From 2012-2018, Jahwei volunteered behind the counter at the local herb shop, HAALo, offering her services as a community herbalist, homeopath, writer, and teacher. In 2018 the opportunity to purchase HAALo arose, and Jahwei renamed it Remedy Garden.
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.