Wild Seed Apothecary

ABOUT

Without the wild seed where would we be?

Wild Seed Apothecary (WSA) is working to change the relationship we have with nature.  The so-called weeds sprouting up in our gardens (dandelion, burdock, clover), the trees in our yards and forests (gingko, pine, black walnut), even the plants growing along roadsides (mints, mugwort, mullien) offer gifts of nourishment.  It is our intention to foster an awareness and appreciation of these gifts through our products and services.  We strive to bring herbs back into the daily routine, focusing on tonic recipes that support healthy functioning of the body systems and preventative care that nourishes the body, mind, and spirit.

WSA’s herbal products include extracts, vinegars, syrups, and skin care items that are handmade in small batches using certified organic oils and the highest quality plant material available. The medicinal plants used in our formulas are grown using biodynamic practices, wildcrafted in an ethical and sustainable manner or purchased from reputable sources that we trust.

MISSION STATEMENT:

Wild Seed Apothecary (WSA) is dedicated to:

  • supporting the ecologically sustainable cultivation and conscious use of plants.
  • fostering learning about the edible, medicinal, and aesthetic values of plants and the relationship we, as humans, have with them.
  • creating natural products that support the well-being of our bodies, minds, and spirits.

 

 

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HERBALIST:

WSA was founded in 2013 by Erin Domagal.  Her approach to herbalism is shaped by her experiences as an artist, an educator, and a gardener.  A longtime resident of New York’s Hudson Valley, she studied with Dina Falconi and Rosemary Gladstar, and has initiated an extensively detailed, never-ending independent study of herbalism.

 

PRODUCT INFORMATION:

WSA considers the practice of herbalism to be an amalgamation of science and art. Our recipes are created with the careful consideration of aesthetic and aromatic attributes. WSA values an understanding and appreciation for the herbal palate and is on a mission to rescue the human palate from the regime of sugar and salt!

At Wild Seed Apothecary, we are committed to honoring plants.  All plant material used in our products are personally grown in a sustainable, organic manner; ethically wild-crafted; or purchased from reputable sources that share the same values regarding the careful cultivation of plants.   And while we love and value traditional herbalist practices from around the globe, we strongly believe in the importance of knowing and maintaining an experiential relationship with the plants we use to craft our products.  It is for this reason that the overwhelming majority of the plants we use are species that grow in New York’s Hudson Valley.  While not all of the plants are native to this region, we believe that being able to interact with and understand the plant increases its healing effectiveness.  The movement to eat local foods and foods that are in season exist in a similar vein of understanding (find your local food here).  Our products and services are geared toward helping others learn about the nourishment that nature provides.  We want to support others in understanding how plants provide medicinal qualities, how those qualities encourage healing in the body, and which plants in your own yard are edible or medicinal. Please check our blog for articles, resources, and other news.

Our herbal products are geared toward stocking your first aid kit.  WSA views first-aid kits as a pillar in the movement of reclaiming responsibility for our own health.  Learning how to read your own body, to know its limits and its needs is an imperative skill.  Our products are intended to support your body through common minor ailments, and act as preventative medicine that serves to nourish and strengthen the body.  We support your quest to learn how and when to use which plants to support your needs.  WSA’s Seasonal CSH is geared toward helping your body transition with the changes of nature’s cycle.

PRODUCT and INFORMATION DISCLAIMER:

The information on this website is for educational purposes only.  It is not a substitute for medical advice, nor is it intended to replace the reader’s informed judgment.  Your health is too important to place in the hands of someone else; please do research, seek advice from professionals, and make conscious decisions regarding your own health.  If you take medication, are pregnant, nursing, or suffer from a chronic illness please seek the counsel of a doctor before consuming herbs or supplements.

The Dietary Supplement Health & Education Act (DSHEA) of 1994 requires us to state: “These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.”

Though this disclaimer, which is present on all of our labels, can be nerve wracking to stumble upon it is important to be aware of its legal necessity.  These laws, which require herbal products to be classified as dietary supplements and not medicine, are designed to protect the consumer.  Please visit our resources page to find additional reputable sources for more information on plants and their healing qualities.  Herbalism is an ancient practice and the knowledge of “plant medicine” has not been lost. In fact, there is an increasing overlap between herbal tradition and modern scientific medicine.  There are benefits to all branches of “medicine” – Traditional Chinese Medicine, Auyrvedic, Western Herbalism, etc.  It is up to the reader to determine which path, plants, and products resonate with you and your body.

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