some things I grew and gathered, or wildcrafted myself- lavender, calendula, usnea, yarrow, lemon balm, red clover, nettle, tulsi, st. john's wort, elderberries..... maybe a few more. the rest I purchased from the bulk section of a favorite local shop, stocked well with goodies from Mountain Rose Herbs. I plan to expand the flowers and medicinal herbs in our garden a bit next year.
before the weather keeps me from being able to do so, I still have plans to gather and dry a bit more comfrey, lemon balm, red raspberry leaf and blackberry leaf, plantain, and yarrow, and to dig up some burdock and dandelion root. good, dirty fun.
a couple days ago I made our first batch of elderberry syrup for the year, and plan to soon make a cough syrup and Rosemary Gladstar's ginger-echinacea cold syrup as well. I recall last year I had plans to brew some things and when I needed them they weren't ready and I ended up dashing out to the health food store and dropping a pretty penny on syrups and remedies- and so I'm trying to be a bit more proactive this year.
here's to good health, and to embracing and keeping alive the traditions, wisdom, and stories behind plant medicine!