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.

(All of my labels are hand-written now)

Salves & balms:

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):

ROOTS – LEAVES – FLOWERS – SEEDS: Nervous System Support (4 oz) – A blend of adaptogenic and restorative herbs to aid a depleted nervous system and help you meet another day with openness. Milky oats (seeds) are a specific for aiding the recovery of nerve tissue. Gotu kola (leaves) and eleuthoro (roots) help the tissues and cells of the body navigate the rigors of stress. They are both fantastic herbal allies for mental clarity and brain function, as well. And finally, a tad of Pedicularis (flowers) to offer some ease to overall tension and also help release trauma from the tissues.

Other herbal preps

Kyphi incense (.5 oz for $7) – break off a pea size piece of this exotic and bioregional incense blend to enjoy the rich aroma of herbs, berry notes, and spicy resins:  myrrh, locally-harvested Acacia redolens resin and leaves, elderberries, local lavender, local CA bay leaves, beeswax, local honey, and white wine.  (burn on a charcoal round on top of a bowl of sand or piece of pottery; you can also burn on a hot coal set aside in your fire place or fire pit)

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
Elderberry (berry) – organically farmed, dry
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)
Spilanthes (aerial) – organically farmed, fresh
True Solomon’s Seal (root) – wild-crafted, fresh (double extract)
Western vervain (Verbena lasiostachys, aerial) – wild-crafted, fresh
White Horehound (aerial portion) – wild-crafted, fresh
Yellowroot (stems & roots) – wild-crafted, dried

Email me at maypop@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 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.