Sweet Gum Springs Apothecary opened in the spring of 2012. It is a local, home-grown, small business serving Mississippi and other Deep South communities with (whole) plant-based preparations. We specialize in offering seasonal, herbal preparations for vital health and well-being.
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.
This small, hands-on apothecary honors the traditions of Western Herbalism, the Wise Woman tradition, and folk herbalism. The majority of the plant material I use is either grown in the garden or wild-crafted from the field & forest. I take great care in my harvesting and cultivation methods to ensure the sustainability of all plant and tree communities we work with.
Products are located at Boardtown Gardens & More at 404 Martin Luther King Jr Dr (Hwy 182) in Starkville, MS. Their hours of operation are Tues to Fri (10 am to 5:30 pm) and Sat’s (9 am to 4 pm).
Check out the ordering page for more information on what is in season and available (and how to order on-line)! You can also visit me at different markets and events listed on the 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 is to memorialize this spring with the apothecary name as a way to honor a part of the native, local watershed.
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.