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By Kelly Cook
Herbalist and Alchemist Kelly Cook shares information on herbs, herbal medicine, wise woman traditions, western herbalism, alchemy, spagyrics and more. Great information for practitioners as well as home herbalists.
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A spring herb walk
Let’s get to know some common herbs growing right in our yards and how to put them to use in your apothecary. You’ll get a full list of useful little weeds that you can start crafting right away. (I couldn’t resist recording outside so pardon the gusty winds in the background)
April 19, 2021
What the heck is a spagyric???
Today’s episode will discuss what a spagyric tincture is and how it differs from a more traditional folk tincture. I’ll go through the basic principles of spagyric alchemy and the steps I took to create my own very first spagyric medicine. You’ll learn how a spagyric affects the entire body and get a better understanding of how herbs can work with the physical, emotional and spiritual bodies to promote healing.
March 5, 2021
It’s almost spring...time to get busy little rabbit
In this episode we discuss the seasonal celebration of Easter and Ostara and some of the traditional ways we welcome spring. We’ll talk about what you can do now to start getting ready to harvest and prepare those first emerging herbs to use in your apothecary. I’m including a list of necessary items for you to be fully stocked and ready to bring these herbs into your medicine chest and start using them to help make and keep you well.
March 4, 2021
How do I start my herbal journey?
In this episode we will discuss what the term holistic herbalism means. Learn how to begin looking at your wellness from a more holistic perspective and how to begin using herbs to increase your own vitality and wellness.
March 3, 2021
What are digestive bitters?
In this episode we will discuss bitters and their uses and benefits. What are bitter herbs? How do they work as herbal allies to our digestive system? How can I use them? We’ll answer all these questions and more along the way. You’ll also get a simple recipe that you can add to your home apothecary right away.
February 26, 2021
Welcome to Apothekelly!
In this first episode I’ll introduce myself to you and give ya a little background about how I came to walk this herbal path. We’ll talk about how you and I can work together to help you bring a little green magic into your life. From herbs, aromatherapy to spagyrics and astrology...I’ll share what I’m working on in the apothecary, what I’m reading and studying and how you can bring your own herbal practice into your daily life.
February 16, 2021