Mini-CSA: Fall/Winter Immune Box!

Announcement!  The apothecary will not be offering a FULL Fall/Winter CSA this coming season.  Baby is on the way this Fall and our family needs to shift gears to prepare ourselves! With that said, the apothecary *WILL* be offering a “mini-CSA.”  This will be ONE box that I send out in mid-September with herbal preparations … Continue reading

Tea-time: An Herbal Tea Blend Offer!

“Yes, that’s it! Said the Hatter with a sigh, it’s always teatime.”  ~ Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland While supplies last (I won’t restock teas until after the pregnancy + many months, lol)! When you buy 2+ bags of our organic, herbal tea blends, each bag is $10! Add $4 to your total order and we’ll … Continue reading

Peppermint: Cool Down & Perk Up

Common Name: Peppermint Latin name: Mentha peperita Family: Lamiaceae Parts used: leaves Tissue or system affinity: digestive system, nervous system Taste: pungent Energetics: cooling & drying Actions: mild analgesic, antinauseous, carminative, diaphoretic, digestive Uses: This herb is so commonly known and so legendary, that we know it is safe and effective (and a key herb … Continue reading

Mimosa: If Happiness Was a Tree

I knew this was going to be my last article in the wonderful, local Mississippi magazine, Catfish Alley.  I’ve moved to Tennessee, so we knew we had to part ways…  However, I didn’t know that this was going to be Catfish Alley’s last issue. I’ve loved getting to know the publisher, Birney Imes and the … Continue reading

Yarrow: Herb of the Battlefield (or just an amazing first aid herb)

Common Name:  Yarrow Latin name:  Achillea millefolium Family:  Asteraceae Parts used:  leaves, flowers Tissue or system affinity:  skin, uterus, urinary tract, throat, mucous membranes Taste:  bitter, astringent Energetics:  cooling & drying Actions:  anti-inflammatory, astringent, vulnerary, antiviral, diaphoretic, styptic, hemostatic, febrifuge, antibacterial, aromatic Uses:  One of the best first aid herbs I know of.  It will … Continue reading

Agrimony: Uncurling fists since the beginning of time

Common Name:  Agrimony Latin name:  Agrimonia eupatoria (pictured above); we also have two natives species, one I find often along trails…however, I haven’t worked with them medicinally yet as I cultivate A. eupatoria in my garden (A. parviflora and A. rostellata) Family:  Rosaceae Parts used:  leaves (collected before flowering), flowers (flower essence) Tissue or system … Continue reading