I'm Charis Lindrooth.
BotanicWise was founded by Charis Lindrooth with the intention of providing a forum where plant wisdom can be shared and where like-minded people can connect and build a community to steward land, medicinal plants and supportive relationships with each other.
Inspired by the work of Rosemary Gladstar, David Winston, United Plant Savers, and many internationally acclaimed teachers and organizations in the herbal renaissance, BotanicWise strives to create space for land and plant stewardship, with an inner mission to cultivate alliances between plants and people, and between people and people. We are grateful for all who participate in this expanding green movement that invites perspective on the transformation of modern health and health care in this country.
At the beginning of my journey with natural medicine I felt alone and overwhelmed by the volume of information and advice, often conflicting. I longed for clarity and a mentor who could guide me in the right direction. When my search for answers left me wanting, I simply left my job as a 4th grade teacher, and went back to school.
4 years later I graduated first in my class from Parker College of Chiropractic. I then began my studies as an herbalist, learning and researching everything I could to care for my patients, my friends, and my family.
Inspired by the amazing Rosemary Gladstar, I established the MidAtlantic Women’s Herbal Conference in 2011. This annual event nurtures a network of women from the region who are interested in plant medicine and sustainable living. Allies for Plants and People, a newer event, invites anyone interested in plant medicine to come and learn from the top teachers in the herbal world.
My training as a doctor of chiropractic gives me a balanced view of health, integrating both science, nature and the mind-body connection.
As an herbalist, I rely on medicine from the plants around us to support and nurture good health.
Still an avid lifelong student, I study the latest scientific research so as to better help my patients understand and make decisions about their health. I am passionate about empowering others in their health decisions and in their search for meaning in their lives.
Join the BotanicWise community and let’s learn and grow together. I am genuinely honored to be part of your journey.
Yours in health,