Wild Apothecary: Reclaiming Plant Medicine for All – a book! By myself and Claudia Manchanda
‘Wild Apothecary is a beautifully illustrated herbal guide to every stage of life – a practical and creative manual that connects us to the medicinal plants that grow around us and shows us how we might use them to support our health. From babes to elders, and all the life-stages and transitions in between, this is an indispensable handbook designed to celebrate the journey of life and help us overcome some of the challenges we may face along the way.
With recipes for simple medicine-making, self-prescribing and foraging advice, Wild Apothecary is a beginner’s guide to herbalism, for all people, and explores the practical applications of plant medicines for the home or community. Each chapter highlights specific health conditions associated with each phase of life and describes how to work with plant allies and lifestyle changes to promote wellbeing. Rewilding and journaling exercises help the reader go deeper and contemplate their connection with themselves and nature. There is a special chapter on grief, plus an examination of herbal medicine in the context of colonisation.’
You can order it from me and I can sign it for you, or buy it online at Aeon Publishers, Amazon etc.
I also have prints from the book available to buy! 20% of each sale goes to UK Mutual Aid and Herbalists Without Borders. Here are a selection of the prints – all A4 and printed beautifully at the Little Grey Shed in Somerset.
Each print is £25.
Please also see my Etsy shop or check out the list below – do also ask if you’d like anything because I make bespoke products. Thank you.
Sacred Smoke Sticks
These are ever changing through the year – made with care and tending on auspicious days with wild-crafted, organic or homegrown plant allies. £9-11 each
These are also ever changing to follow cycles and seasons. This one, for Imbolc and the coming of the light is luxurious, organic and beautiful. Ground, opening, softening. £17
Wild Plant Packages
Wild Within Winter Rose Self Care Package – this is for tending grief, nourishing self and opening softly
Wild Within Facial Oil – Jojoba oil, Sweet Almond oil, Rosa absolute, Rose Geranium, Vetiver, Bergamot, Katafray* and Sandalwood (* non-organic but trusted companies)
Rose Tea – wildcrafted and organically grown Rosa damascena, gallica and canina blend
Rosa and Cacao elixir
Rose bath salts or Rose chocolate truffles – (depending on the time of year and longevity)
Colouring in Rose drawing
£40.00 (plus postage if you can’t pick up)
Herbal First Aid Kit
Burn gel with aloe, lavender and St. John’s wort
Myrrh tincture (anti-infective)
Myrrh and goldenseal powder
Marigold tincture (anti-fungal)
Hot comfrey cream (aches and pains)
£50.00 (plus postage if you can’t pick up)
Winter Wellness package
Incense cone from sage, rosemary or mugwort (air cleanse)
Elderberry and ginger syrup
Echinacea and elderflower tonic drops
Immune busting tea blend
£35.00 (plus postage unless you can collect)
Drop me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call me to place an order – hopefully I’ll figure the tech out for a proper little shop soon!
Elderberry Syrup £10
Winter tonic £10
Tea blends £7.50 or £15.00
Hot Comfrey Balm £20.00 or £12.00
St. John’s Wort infused oil £10.00
Fire Cider £10.00
Facial oils £13, £18 or £27
Please give me a call or an email to enquire – thanks, Amaia
Click here to go to my Etsy shop which has illustrations and greeting cards of plant allies and herbal wonders.
You can contact me directly if you wish to purchase anything of course.
Here are some ideas of what I paint: