Category: Apothecary


Specially formulated for my Mountain Mamas

Mountain Mama herbal infusion blends and tinctures are inspired by Susan Weed’s book “Wise Woman Healing for the Childbearing Year”. From pre-conception and every stage of pregnancy, to labor, breastfeeding and post-partum wellness, these three herbs are indispensable: Nettle, Raspberry…

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Arnica is first aid for your Karma

Arnica Montana, also called heart-leaf Arnica, is the trauma medicine of choice for herbalists and homeopaths alike. This bright yellow flower prefers high altitudes (above 8,000 feet) and well drained soil in partial sunlight. Every June, the entire North-facing hillside…

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delectable Dandelion, an ode to taraxacum officinale

Summer memories of my youth are filled with dandelions – I was given a 10 cents allowance for digging up dandelions and throwing them in the compost, but when no one was looking I was weaving faerie crowns with golden…

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Horehound, the original cough drop

  Does this shrub look familiar? Look closer…soft, hairy rounded leaves, tall, proud stalks, crowned with purple poufs – horehound grows in more places than you know – it grows as wild as the weeds in almost every corner of…

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Licorice Root

Licorice Root Marshmallow and Licorice Root Tea by Mary Banducci I love licorice in everything – tea, candy, toothpaste, sticky rice (try it!) and liquor. Licorice, fennel and anise are my top three “tummy herbs” especially for acidic constitutions who…

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Wild Cherry Bark

Check out the latest addition to my online apothecary! Wild Cherry Bark Wonderful Wild Cherry Bark is one of my favorite herbs to work with…bark takes patience when extracting the medicinal properties, so I enjoy filling the house with the…

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Lobelia

Lobelia Also known as Lobelia Inflata, Lobelia Cardinalis (Cardinal Flower), Lobelia Laxiflora (pictured, image from Wikipedia), Indian Tobacco, Puke weed and Asthma root, this is a powerful herb.  The AMA has officially condemned it and lobbied the FDA to ban…

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