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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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Fabulous Fire Cider!


May Day! May Day! May Day!!!
Happy May Day all! Beltane has arrived and deep spring is upon us. My blackberry is in bloom and you know what that means! It’s time to start wildcrafting and get some dirt under those nails. We will talk about what’s going in my garden and I’ll share some tips on my first spring harvest with you. In this episode I mentioned a website I couldn’t recall so here’s the address if you are interested. Check out her elixir recipe. Sounds amazing.
May 02, 2022
Cleavers…spring cleaning from the inside out
Let’s look at this beautiful green spring weed. Lots of love for the kidneys, lymphatic system and even nervous system. It’s a great way to clear stagnation and clean out the body of collected debris and also a healthy spring tonic. Check out all the benefits this clingy little friend can bring to your apothecary.
April 15, 2022
Restocking the shelves
In this episode I’ll share what’s going on in the apothecary this week. The shelves were pretty empty… so it shows me what I’ve used a lot of this year. I’ll go over the list of fresh tinctures, share some nerdy tips and uses. I’ll share a new favorite read and more! Whoohoooooooooo here comes spring!!
April 10, 2022
Fabulous Fire Cider!
My tried and true herbal bestie is here today…I’ll share my own fire cider recipe with you as well as some tips on preparing this formula, how to personalize it for your own herbal needs and how to use it in your wellness practice. Let’s get fired up about Fabulous Fire Cider y’all!!
January 20, 2022
Use Usnea to amp up your herbal apothecary
The second episode in the immune support series introduces us to Usnea. Learn how to use this lichen to support you during cold season. This little talked about herb packs a whallup for germs that make us sick and is easy to make into herbal medicine.
November 08, 2021
Honey honey honeysuckle
Cold and flu season has officially begun and our herbal allies are ready to help. We will discuss the different categories of immune supporting herbs and how they work in the body. We will also discuss in detail how the ever so common honeysuckle vine can assist us in dealing with colds snd such. This is an excellent ally to add to your home apothecary.
November 08, 2021
Holy herbal allies…I need help!
Here we are at the autumnal equinox and things are a little crazy. As life gets hectic we can lean on our herbal allies to support our emotional wellness as well as our physical bodies. We discuss herbal nervines and adaptogens that soothe and restore our own balance. Life gets messy sometimes and our apothecary holds all we need for support, healing and a return to wholeness.
September 23, 2021
More about flower essences
We’ll discuss a bit more information about flower essences and how to use them. We will also talk about gemstone elixirs and some specific flower essences and their uses.
June 22, 2021
Flower Essence basics
You’ll learn some of the history of Dr Edward Bach and his work with flower essence therapy. You’ll also learn how these essences work with the body and how to create your very own essence to start using today
June 21, 2021
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 05, 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 04, 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 03, 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
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February 13, 2021