About

sweetgum-new-logo_03Sweet Gum Springs Apothecary opened in the spring of 2013 in east, central Mississippi.

It is a local, home-grown, small business now located in Chattanooga, TN that serves Southern Appalachian and Deep South communities with (whole) plant-based preparations.  We specialize in offering seasonal, herbal preparations for vital health and well-being.  We offer a 5-month herbal CSA, on-line orders, and attend conferences, festivals, and farmer’s markets.

For over a decade, Lindsay has been studying and deepening her knowledge and application of herbal preparations, as well as methods of traditional food preparations, wild foraging, and other alternative health modalities such as yoga and meditation.  She *deeply* feels that plant-medicine and plant nourishment are cornerstones to personal, family and community health.  Not only are the plants important for human health, our relationship with these plants ensures ecological health and the preservation of diverse habitats such as wetlands, prairies, and forests.

As the Senegalese poet and naturalist Baba Dioum says, “In the end, we will only protect what we love.  We will love only what we understand.  We will understand what we are taught.”  With this in mind, Lindsay also teaches workshops, offers plant walks and even hosts retreats to deepen understanding about the plant kingdom and its relationship to our health and well-being.

Photo credit ~ Laura Daniels

Photo credit ~ Laura Daniels

This small-batch apothecary honors the traditions of Western Herbalism, the Wise Woman tradition, and folk herbalism.  The majority of the plant material used at the apothecary is wild-crafted from the field & forest.  Great care is taken when harvesting to ensure the sustainability of all plant and tree communities that offer their medicine.

Check out the ordering page for more information on what is in season and available (and how to order on-line)!

The apothecary was named after Hicashabaha Springs which was a former creek in Starkville, MS (now under pavement).  The intention was to honor a part of the local watershed where the apothecary was born.

DISCLAIMER:  The statements on this website have not been evaluated by the FDA.  The statements and our products are not intended to diagnose, prescribe for, treat or claim to prevent, mitigate or cure any human disease. They are intended for nutritional support only. Always consult with a qualified health practitioner before deciding on any course of treatment, especially for serious or life-threatening illnesses.

No persons associated with Sweet Gum Springs Apothecary will be held liable or responsible for any form of use or misuse of any herb, herbal preparation or so-called herbal remedy, whether the information was gathered from the Sweet Gum Springs Apothecary website or not.