Hey there, y'all...my name is Amber (aka Anchasta, aka Pixie) and I am really digging the feel of this PoppySwap site.
I've been interested in herbal medicine since I was smooshing berries and grasses together and "feeding" it to my friends. Now I sit in the yard and eat violets next to my chickens while they peck at the grasses. I suffered from terrible migraines when I was 13, it lasted for a whole year without cease...drug after drug was given me to no avail. Finally, a young doctor in orange Chuck Taylor's suggested to my mother that I could try a strong cup of coffee and an ibuprofen or two...lo and behold, caffiene was what I needed to regulate my blood flow and reduce my pain.
I now treat most everything at home. I'm from the swampy area of southeastern Virginia, between the Great Dismal Swamp and Virginia Beach, hence the name of my blog : Swamp Pixie Herbal
Around 2007 I started doing herb-infused honey, not knowing it had an old tradition attached to it. When I came across others who did such things (on the Susun Weed Forum) I was excited...I now have a business on Etsy selling infused honey and electuaries, but am about to move to my own website!
I don't plan on selling my honey here, unless folks really want it, but this shop will be for the wildcrafted/homegrown herbs that I have excess of. I'd rather it get used while potent rather than sit ailing on my shelves!
I guess that's about it. Many blessings to you all!