Tish Streeten has been studying and practicing herbal medicine for herself, her family, her animals and her friends for more than 40 years. Her first teacher was Juliette de Bairacli Levy, the grandmother of today’s herbal renaissance. Tish is a graduate of David Winston’s Center for Herbal Studies and has also learnt from herbalists she has met and filmed on her travels in Europe, Southern Africa, India and North America.
Tish is a documentary filmmaker whose company Mab Films makes films about herbs, herbal healers, farming, the environment and the cultural traditions of the world.
About Queen Mab
Queen Mab is a fairy referred to in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. She is a tiny creature “no bigger than an agate-stone” whose chariot is an empty hazelnut. She is a mid-wife of dreams. Later Shelly wrote, Queen Mab, A Philosophical Poem.
I am the Fairy MAB: to me ’tis given, the wonders of the human world to keep;
Queen Mab is the spirit of the plants and as your herbalist, works her healing magic in every drop and leaf of Queen Mab’s Herbs.
Tish’s film company was originally called Mabinogion Films (Mabinogion being a collection of ancient Welsh stories). Since people had difficulty pronouncing Mabinogion, the company was shortened to Mab Films. Tish’s latest film is called Tulsi, Queen of Herbs, and thus Queen Mab’s Herbs is a result of everything which has come before!