Burdock & Liver Love Hot Chocolate with Rosalee de la Forêt - Podcast Interview

September 24, 2021 2 Comments

Burdock & Liver Love Hot Chocolate with Rosalee de la Forêt - Podcast Interview

I was recently a guest on acclaimed herbalist Rosalee de la Forêt's, Herbs with Rosalee podcast! 

Here’s some listener feedback from the conversation:

- This interview was so informative in a whole new way of seeing and experiencing Burdock!

- Of course an hour after listening to this interview I am sitting on my porch drinking the most delicious hot chocolate drink I have ever had!

- Thank you for an amazing Interview and for this sweet treat on our first fall-❤️

- Selima puts the relationship between us and plants so eloquently!

Herbs have so many gifts! Most of us start out from a framework of, “What herb is good for ‘x’ symptom or disease?” While that’s natural, there’s so much more that we can explore.

Burdock is no exception!

Listen in as I share how the deep roots of burdock became a friend and ally as I traversed my healing journey from trauma. You’ll also receive my fabulous recipe, Liver Love Hot Chocolate!

Although everyone’s path will look a bit different, I hope you’ll draw some inspiration from what Rosalee and I discussed about how a relationship with a plant can look and function.

I want people to explore and to see what invitation the plant is going to extend because, yes – we have all the constituents and the herbal actions and all of the science – yet none of that is going to speak to what you’re going to learn about yourself through your relationship with a plant.

I loved spending time with Rosalee and I’m excited to share this conversation with you!


Liver Love Hot Chocolate invites you to get rooted inside yourself and clear the stagnation, so you can make space and usher in the joy.


1 Tablespoon of dried Burdock Root

1 Teaspoon dried, cut Astragalus Root (optional)

1 Teaspoon roasted, cut Roasted Dandelion Root (optional)

1 Cinnamon Stick 

4 Tablespoons Unsweetened Cocoa Powder

½ Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

Raw Sugar, Honey, or Agave (to taste)

2 Cups Water

Milk (optional)


Pour water over herbs. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to lowest setting. Let simmer for 45 minutes. Let rest for another hour or so. Strain. Reheat. Add your preferred milk, if you like, and enjoy!

Drink immediately, whiskey optional :)

Yield: approximately 1.5 cups



2 Responses


February 26, 2024

Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge with me. I will be taking a hike to our nearest mountain and I should be bringing a shovel with me. 🥰 we have so much lesser burdock around, I feel blessed. I just put a stop to jaw surgery bc I think the DR. Was being too invasive. I have cyst in the middle of my jaw bone and he wanted to remove almost half of the jaw and was told I was going to permanently numb on that area due to he was going to also removed the whole nerve with it. I will be trying anything in my power to heal naturally. I’m scared but I’m also very hopeful I can do this.


May 23, 2022

The podcast was beautiful ; it gently reminded me that I need to be compassionate and honest with myself too. I don’t know very much about burdock, but will definitely be learning more now! Thank you for reminding me what an intimate relationship we (I)have with plants 🥰

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