Herbal Familiars

The herbs we use are 100% naturally grown or wildcrafted here on the northern face of Sand Mountain in northeast Alabama overlooking the beautiful Tennessee River. We wildcraft, plant, transplant, cultivate and perform maintenance during appropriate lunar phases, and our handmade herbal products are truly a labor of love. We use only the freshest, purest ingredients available exclusively from growers we trust. No chemicals, preservatives, or nasty unnatural gunk. 

We are dedicated ethical wildcrafters and never take more from Mother Nature than is abundantly available. My husband, daughters, and I harvest plant material ourselves by hand in small batches, where the country air is clean and clear, away from busy roadsides.

We  familiarize ourselves with our local biological communities, keeping in mind not only their requirements for survival but also for the overall health and happiness of each particular family of plants, the wildlife that often need the plants for food and shelter, and surrounding soil erosion. Sadly, many plants, including our beloved local wild ginseng, have been over-harvested to the point of near-extinction. It is also very important to know where you’re harvesting (no trespassing on private property), and to carefully and correctly label each plant. Feel free to let us know if you have questions, but please remember that we are a small, family owned and run operation and our products are handcrafted by one work-at-home mom/herbalist/homeschooler. I promise to always get back with you ASAP, but evenings and weekends are usually pretty busy around here unless you have an appointment with me. I check my email several times every day! —Leanne

Some of the herbs we wildcraft locally or cultivate (OG – Organic seed + cultivation):

Anise Hyssop Agastache foeniculum (Cultivated OG) Parts Used: Flowering tops

Basil – Genovese, Holy (Tulsi), Thai, Lemon, etc. Ocimum spp. (Cultivated OG) Parts Used: Leaves, flowering tops

Black Haw Viburnum prunifolium (Wildcrafted) Parts Used: Bark

Black Walnut Juglans nigra (Wildcrafted) Parts Used: Green outer hulls. Black walnut hulls contain juglone, a chemical that is antibacterial, antiviral, antiparasitic, and a fungicide.

Blessed Thistle Cnicus benedictus (Cultivated, OG) Parts Used: Flowering tops

Boneset Eupatorium perfoliatum (Wildcrafted) Parts Used: Flowering tops

Calendula Calendula officinalis (Cultivated OG) Parts Used: Flowers

Catnip Nepeta cataria (Wildcrafted & Cultivated OG) Parts Used: Flowering tops 

Chickweed Stellaria media (Wildcrafted) Parts Used: All aerial (above-ground) parts.

Cilantro Coriandrum sativum (Cultivated, OG) Parts Used: Leaves, dry seed   

Cleavers Galium aparine (Wildcrafted) Parts Used: Whole plant 

Comfrey Symphytum officinale (Cultivated OG) Parts Used: Leaves

Cottonwood Populus deltoides (Wildcrafted) Parts Used: Bark, Buds 

Dandelion Taraxacum officinale (Wildcrafted) Parts Used: Leaves, Flowers, Roots

Dill Anethum graveolens (Cultivated OG) Parts Used: Dry seeds, leaves

Echinacea E. purpurea (Cultivated OG) Parts Used: Whole plant

Elder Sambucus nigra (Wildcrafted) Parts Used: Berries, flowers

Fennel Foeniculum vulgare (Cultivated OG) Parts Used: Whole plant

Feverfew Tanacetum parthenium (Cultivated OG) Parts Used: Flowering tops

Goldenrod Solidago canadensis (Wildcrafted) Parts Used: Aerial (above-ground) parts in flower.

Ground Ivy Glechoma hederacea (Wildcrafted) Parts Used: Above-ground parts

Hyssop Hyssopus officinalis (Cultivated OG) Parts Used: Flowering tops

Joe Pye Weed Eupatorium purpureum (Wildcrafted) Parts Used: Roots

Lavender Lavandula spp. (Cultivated OG) Parts Used: Flowers

Lemon Balm Melissa officinalis (Cultivated OG) Parts Used: Leaves, flowering tops

Lion’s Tail/Wild Dagga Leonotis leonurus (Cultivated OG) Parts Used: Leaves, flowers

Marshmallow Althea officinalis (Cultivated, HS) Parts Used: Root

Mimosa Albizia Julibrissin (Wildcrafted) Parts Used: Bark, flowers

Mints – Peppermint Mentha piperata, Mountain Mint Pycnanthemum virginianum (Cultivated OG) Parts Used: Above-ground parts

Monarda M. didyma (Cultivated OG) Parts Used: Flowering tops 

Mullein Verbascum thapsus (Wildcrafted) Parts Used: Leaves, flowers, roots

Oregano Origanum (Cultivated OG) Parts Used: Flowering tops

Parsley Petroselinum crispum (Cultivated OG) Parts Used: Leaves, roots

Passionflower Passiflora incarnata (Wildcrafted) Parts Used: All aerial (above-ground) parts

Plantain Plantago Major (Wildcrafted) Parts Used: Leaves

Poke Phytolacca americana (Wildcrafted) Parts Used: Roots (My family & I use the berries but, like the roots, they can be poisonous when used incorrectly and I do not advise you to ingest one until you do your homework or are being guided by a professional.)

Pokeroot is safe for informed, educated herbal use. Poke leaf is not. Consumption of poke leaves can cause gastroenteritis with intense vomiting and frothy diarrhea. Usually used as a tincture in a dosage of one drop (that’s right, one drop) per day. Do not overdose. Most often found in topical applications like creams, ointments, and oils.

Poke is an attractive 8 to 10 foot perennial with dark green leaves, purple stems, and bright red to bluish-black berries native to the temperate regions of the United States east of the Mississippi.

Red Clover Trifolium pratense (Wildcrafted) Parts Used: Flowers

Rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis (Cultivated) Parts used: Leaves

Sassafras S. albidum (Wildcrafted) Parts Used: Root bark, bark, leaves 

Sage Salvia officinalis (Cultivated, HS) Parts Used: Leaves, flowering tops 

Skullcap Scutellaria lateriflora (Cultivated, HS) Parts Used: Above-ground parts in flower   

Spicebush Lindera benzoin (Wildcrafted) Parts Used: Leaves, twigs, berries

St. John’s Wort Hypericum perforatum (Wildcrafted & Cultivated OG) Parts Used: Flowering tops.

Stinging Nettle Urtica dioica (Cultivated OG) Parts Used: Leaves, seeds

Sumac Rhus glabra (Wildcrafted) Parts Used: Berries

Sweet Gum Liquidambar styraciflua (Wildcrafted) Parts Used: Resin, leaves, inner bark

Tansy Tanacetum vulgare (Cultivated OG) Parts Used: Whole plant

Thyme Thymus vulgaris (Cultivated OG) Parts Used: Flowering tops

White Oak Quercus alba (Wildcrafted) Parts used: Bark 

White Pine Pinus strobus (Wildcrafted) Parts Used: Inner bark and fresh leaves.

Wild Cherry Prunus serotina (Wildcrafted) Parts Used: Bark

WildLettuceLactuca canadensis (Wildcrafted) Parts Used: Stems, Leaves (latex) 

WildVioletViola spp. (Wildcrafted) Parts Used: Flowers and leaves.

WildYamDioscorea villosa (Wildcrafted) Parts Used: Root

WillowSalix alba (Cultivated OG) Parts Used: Bark, twigs

Wormwood Artemisia absinthum (Cultivated OG) Parts Used: Leaves and flowering parts.

Yarrow Achillea millefolium (Cultivated & Wildcrafted) Parts Used: Flowering tops.

Yellow Root Xanthorhiza simplicissima (Wildcrafted) Parts Used: Roots

*Please note: These statements within this site have not been evaluated by the FDA. The information we provide is for educational purposes only and not meant to prescribe, diagnose, treat or prevent any disease. It should not substitute the advice or recommendations of your physician or health professional, nor should it replace prescription medications without proper supervision.