Rekindling relationships between plants and people
Supporting, inspiring, and empowering people to cultivate a connection with bioregional plants by educating on natural herbal wellness practices, guiding hands-on workshops, creating DIY herbalism kits, and assembling unique herbal product packages.
I am a herbal wellness advocate, practicing community herbalism with a focus on nervous system care. Since 2014 I've been working with community members and their families to support them in their wellness goals.
Born and raised in the Appalachian hills of West Virginia, I grew up gardening and exploring nature, learning about the symbiotic plant-person relationship through experience. I now live in Columbus, Ohio where I have worked with herbs for over a decade.
I have a BA in Visual Arts from Bethany College and a continuing professional herbalism education which includes coursework with Rosemary Gladstar, Jim McDonald, Tammi Sweet, Guido Mase, Leslie Alexander and Leslie Williams. I also travel to numerous workshops, conferences, and the International Herb Symposium to learn from deeply respected herbalists, researchers, activists, doctors, foraging experts, growers, and mycologists.
In 2015 I founded Jeanne Wildherb Botanicals, as a way to create effective herbal formulas with plants from my bioregion and beyond. I have been an educator for over 15 years and am the steward of a suburban herb garden where I give lessons on medicinal plants.
With a focus on local herbs and backyard remedies, I encourage people to engage with the medicinal plants growing in their own region. I lead hands-on medicine making workshops, plant walks, hold one-on-one private classes, and am a public speaker and teacher around Central Ohio and at herb fairs. I advocate for plant conservation and sustainable wildcrafting. To learn more about sustainability and conservation, visit the plant conservationist organization United Plant Savers.
Inspiration: Patterns, late night work, philosophical conversations, springtime Favorite Things: Reading about cultures and history, creating with clay, dancing, yoga, building gardens, laughing, riding roller coasters Nourishment: Walking in the woods, sitting with moving water, time alone to reflect and create, snuggling, herbal tea Astrology Sign: Aries Hometown:Bethany, West Virginia
Jeanne Wildherb Botanicals began with loose leaf teas created for flavor and efficacy, with the aim to create something for everyone.
Committed to sustainable business practices, only certified organic, and responsibly grown herbs from local producers, including our own homegrown and wildcrafted herbs are used. Packaging is minimal, using refillable, reusable, plant-based containers and recycled shipping materials. Jeanne Wildherb Botanicals products are not meant to act as a band-aid to your symptoms and cannot cure any diseases or illnesses, but they are available as a means to support your well-being and offer a little love to your body and spirit.
As Herbal Wellness Educator
I want you to feel good. For me, what seemed daunting at first, with so many amazing herbs out there to learn about, the plant world was like a disco ball of botanical parts and chemical makeups. Focusing on what plants are right for my body at the right times (it changes!) bring visceral effects. While I cannot make any claims that what I may offer you will have any purported benefit, I can offer you personalized education so that you may make informed decisions and have constructive conversations with licensed professionals who can diagnose and treat.
You have a right to take an active role in your own care. Working on a different model than allopathic medicine, holistic herbalism looks at the whole person as an individual, and focuses more on ways to cultivate well feeling and wellbeing, not treat disease. I offer personal educational consults as a one-on-one class to discuss the role of herbs in enhancing your vitality. I can offer ideas and information based on traditional uses of herbs and personal experiences. It isn't just about herbs. It's about you, your body, your current needs. It's about putting power into your hands.
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Wild, derived from Middle Welsh gwyllt, meaning "in the natural state, uncultivated, untamed, uncontrolled."
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