Community herbalists and plant-lovers Lindsay Wilson and Mandi Sanders founded Sweet Gum Springs Apothecary in February 2013. Over the years, both Mandi and Lindsay have been studying and deepening their knowledge and application of herbal preparations. While doing so, they noticed that friends and family began asking them for remedies and herbal preparations for preventable or common ailments. It only felt natural to combine forces and create the apothecary to meet the growing needs of their community.
The apothecary is a local and woman-owned small business. It offers seasonal, herbal preparations for vital health and well-being. Mandi and Lindsay both *deeply* feel that plant-medicine and plant nourishment with wild foods, weeds, invasive, naturalized and native plants, and cultivated herbs are cornerstones to personal, family and community health. Not only are the plant important for human health, the relationship with these plants ensures ecological health.
Our products are located at The Old House at 122 N Jackson off of Main Street in Starkville, MS. Their hours of operation are Mon to Sat (11 am to 7 pm; on Wed’s they close at 6 pm). We also have products at other locations.
You can shop on-line following the directions on the ordering page. You can also visit us at one of dates/locations listed on our Markets page (typically you can find us in Starkville, Jackson or Oxford).
The apothecary is named after Hicashabaha Springs which is currently under asphalt and pavement near downtown Starkville, MS. The intention was to memorialize this spring with the apothecary name to underscore the importance and significance of clean, pure water as a cornerstone for ecological, community and family health.
Our small, sustainably-growing apothecary honors the traditions of American Herbalism, the Wise Woman Way, and folk herbalism. The majority of the plant material we use is either grown in our garden or wild-crafted. We take great care in our harvesting and cultivation methods to ensure the health and well-being of all plant and tree communities we work with.