Herbalists Without Borders Community Herbal Apothecary Project promotes community grassroots, cost-effective, plant-based health and wellness that is accessible to all people.
The word apothecary has its roots in the historical word apotheca, a place where special spices, herbs, cordials and wine were stored and the apothecarist was the person who prepared and dispensed these medicinal commodities within the materia medica. In 80% of the world’s population, plant-based medicine IS primary health care. Referred to as Medicine of the People by Herbalist Susun Weed. Village wise women, healers, and midwives for years have utilized common, local plants for wellness. The Wise Woman Tradition is shared person-to-person, based on nourishment with food and plants, self-love, compassion and heart centeredness. It encompasses activities such as serving a winter wellness tea at a Peoples Clinic, cooking up a comforting soup, applying a compress at a first aid station, blending a salve, even conducting a Plant Identification walk for a community that does not have access to much medicine. Herbalists Without Borders Community Herbal Apothecary Project promotes community grassroots, cost-effective, plant-based health and wellness that is accessible to all people. This need is becoming more urgent due to high costs of mainstream medical care, lack of insurance coverage, along with the resurgence of folk herbalism integrating medicinal and nutritive plants grown regionally. There is a strong need for sustainable, readily accessible herbs and herbal products at any given time, from prevention to times of community emergencies. Herbalists Without Borders Community Apothecary Project Vision:
To help communities and countries strive to have an Herbal Apothecary in every community, extending affordable, sustainable Herbal Medicine for all people.