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.

(Just so you know, all my labels are hand-written now)

Salves & balms:

Joint Pain & Healing Salve (2 oz, 4 oz for $12, $22) – pepper tree leaf & resin, sweet gum, melilotis alba, olive oil, lard, beeswax

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

Heart’s Ease: a heart health formula (2 oz, 4 oz) – formulated to encourage a healthy heartbeat and circulation while calming the nervous system – hawthorn berry, holy basil (aerial), motherwort (aerial), tulip poplar bark, and ginger root

Winter Immune Support: adaptogen formula (2 oz, 4 oz) – formulated to support the immune system for the fall & winter months; use in the fall and early winter to prepare the body for viral and bacterial challenges – eleuthero root, reishi (double extract), shiitake (double extract), goji berry, and ginger root

Liver & Lymph Lovin’ (2 oz, 4 oz) – formulated to protect liver cells and to support the liver in its detoxification function; as well, deep working herbs that work on the lymph will help the body in waste removal – burdock root, agrimony (aerial), cleavers (aerial), bear’s foot root, and goji berry

Deep Retreat: nervous system support (4 oz) – formulated for nervous exhaustion and fatigue – gotu kola, nettles, holy basil, and milky oats

Kyphi incense (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):

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.

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

Eleuthero (root) – organically farmed
Hawthorn (berry) – organically farmed
Holy basil (aerial portion) – organically farmed
Licorice (root) – organically farmed
Partridge Berry (aerial portion, flowering) – wild-crafted
Reishi & Shiitake (double extract blend) – wild-crafted & organically farmed
Sumac (Rhus glabra, berry) – wild-crafted
Turmeric (root) – organically farmed

Individualized formulas are also available upon request.

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.