Herbs

 

As some of you may know, I ran a wild-harvested, hand-crafted herbal apothecary for almost five years in Mississippi from 2013-2017 called Sweet Gum Springs Apothecary.  You can read more about those days here.

I’ll be posting new herbal preparations on this page as things become available.

The majority of the plant material I work with is wild-crafted from the field & forest.  Some herbs come from sustainable growers and are either organic or chemical-free. Great care is taken when wild-harvesting plant material to ensure the sustainability of all plant and tree communities that I work with.


IN STOCK AT THE APOTHECARY
(All of my labels are hand-written now)

Salves & balms:

ONLY TWO LEFT – Pine pitch salve (2 oz for $12) – an amazingly fragrant, warming topical salve for bites, stings, and cuts – drawing salve that is good for splinters – great for arthritis that responds well to warmth – a decent chest rub for a cold, clammy chest with lodged mucous – pinyon pine resin, yerba mansa leaves, and calendula infused into organic EVOO, thickened with local beeswax.

Formulas, limited quantity (1,2 & 4 oz for $12, $20, & $36, respectively):

Horehound Bitters Formula (2 oz) – Horehound is an abundant naturalized plant here in Coastal California.  The Spanish brought it over and it has taken to the dry, depleted soils that get little rain.  It is a hardy plant!  With an affinity for the lungs, this plant was a staple in horehound candies in early America as well as in traditional beers of old, pagan Europe.  Horehound’s bitter taste encourages saliva production, enzyme secretion, digestive juices to secrete, and peristalsis.  I’ve combined horehound with an herb to support healthy bile secretion (yellowroot) as well as carminative herbs, ginger and cardamom.

Other herbal preps

Only ONE left – Herbal first aid spray (1 oz for $7) – a blend of potent, anti-microbial herbs in isopropyl alcohol to deter infection of shallow cuts – these herbs will also help mediate the inflammatory response and shorten the bleed time – lantana, white sage, yarrow, and rosemary.

Simple tinctures (1,2 & 4 oz for $12, $20, & $36, respectively):

Black cohosh (root) – wild-crafted, dry
Cleavers (aerial) – wild-crafted, fresh
Holy basil (aerial portion) – organically farmed, fresh
Licorice (root) – organically farmed, dry
Milky oats (Avena fatua, milky seed heads) – wild-crafted, fresh
Motherwort (aerial) – organically farmed, fresh
Nettle (aerial & seed) – organically farmed, fresh
Partridge Berry (aerial portion, flowering) – wild-crafted, fresh
Propolis – from a natural beekeeper’s hive, fresh (95% alcohol)
Southern Prickly Ash – wild-crafted, fresh
True Solomon’s Seal (root) – wild-crafted, fresh (double extract)
Western vervain (Verbena lasiostachys, aerial) – wild-crafted, fresh
Yellowroot (stems & roots) – wild-crafted, dried

Email me at lindsaykolasa@riseup.net to place your order or inquire about an individualized formula.

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 SGSA/Lindsay Kolasa 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 SGSA/Lindsay Kolasa website or not.