We ethically harvest a limited number of medicinal and specialty botanicals. Our focus is on the wild-harvested herbs that are harder to find in the mainstream herb marketplace and that grow abundantly in Eastern Ontario. We process all of our botanicals to exacting standards, maximizing colour, potency and aroma. These are premium wild-harvested herbs.
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Balsam Poplar Buds
Populus balsamifera, also known as the Balm of Gilead, and Cottonwood buds.
The fragrant bud of the Balsam Poplar Tree is full of healing properties. They're a natural anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and topical pain-reliever. Our wild-crafted buds come fresh-frozen or expertly dried. We harvest our buds in pristine areas in the early spring in Eastern Ontario. Learn More.
also known as Sweet Gale, Bog Myrtle.
Myrica gale is beautiful aromatic with a long history as a flavour in traditional beers known as gruits. It's also been used as an incense and to treat skin conditions. We take pride in producing premium quality Sweet Gale, carefully monitoring the drying process to preserve the fragrance and colour of this beautiful plant. Learn More.
Polygonum cuspidatum. (Fallopia japonica, Polygonum japonica.)
We offer Japanese Knotweed powder and cut-and-sifted (chopped). Japanese Knotweed root is the primary medicinal in Stephen Buhner's herbal protocol for treating Lyme's Disease. Our Knotweed root is wild-harvested in the spring and late fall, when the root is at its most potent. Learn More.
Gabaa’aagemish. Comptonia peregrina.
Sweet Fern is a beautiful-smelling northern plant that's frequently used for intestinal trouble like diarrhea and IBS. Externally it's been used for sprains, bites, and Poison Ivy rash. Carpenter's herbal uses it in our Bug-Bite Balm. Learn More.
Mshkiigabag. Rhododendron groenlandicum. (formerly Ledum groenlandicum).
Labrador Tea can be enjoyed as an everyday tonic. It is a beautiful, evergreen plant with a subtle, heart-warming fragrance. It’s been used medicinally as an immune tonic, to treat colds, flu and stomach aches, for diabetes and other kidney problems and for insomnia. Learn More.
Raspberry leaf's most famous traditional use is as a uterine tonic during pregnancy. It's also recommended in cases of excessive menstrual bleeding and cramping. More generally, it is viewed as a tonic and astringent for the smooth muscles of the body, and a help in maintaining connective tissue.
This is wild-harvested Raspberry Leaf from our own property, picked before flowering in the early summer. We pick it at its peak and dry it conscientiously to keep it vibrant and green and full of aroma and flavour. This is truly a premium botanical. Learn More.
Red Clover Tops
Red Clover has been traditionally used as a blood tonic, for swollen glands and the lymphatic system more generally, to treat sputtery coughs, topically in creams and salves for eczema and in many other ways. Learn More.
Our favourite use for Motherwort is to help alleviate anxiety. Among its other traditional uses, it's been employed as a heart tonic in cases of cardiac arrhythmia, as an emmenagogue and for difficult PMS, to treat hot flashes and mood swings in menopause, as a hormone balancer, and in thyroid conditions.
We cultivate our own Motherwort, harvesting the tops when the flowers are at their best. Learn More.
We harvest many other medicinal and edible botanicals throughout the year. Jewelweed, Spruce Tips, Yarrow, Yellow Dock, and Wood Sorrel Root are just some of the wild-harvested herbs we gather. If you're looking for premium, wild-harvested herbs as an alternative to the mainstream medicinals available to you, get in touch with us. We don't keep large quantities on hand, so order in-season (or well ahead!)
We harvest from pristine areas on private and crown land with a keen eye to sustainability. Our livelihoods depend on an ongoing relationship with these plants and their habitat. We're constantly learning and seeking out information on the most sustainable and responsible ways to gather and tend to the plants we use.