These West Virginia businesses have products available at stops on the Mountain Medicine Trail.
Creasy Jane's Herbal Remedies Ruby Daniels ("Ruby D") comes from a creative and inventive family who were enslaved in Virginia and moved to the Southern coalfields of West Virginia to build a new life after emancipation. She spent many childhood summers in Beckley with her great aunts and grandmother, learning about African American traditions, spirituality, native plants, agriculture, and herbal remedies. This motivated her to start experimenting with plants on her own, and later form her business, Creasy Jane's, named after her great-grandmother, Creasy Jane Pack. Creasy Jane's offers custom made herbal teas and tinctures, herbal soaps, and other topical herbal remedies.
Gifts of Gaia Herbs Gifts of Gaia herbs connects people with the science & spirit of plants through handcrafted, organic, and sustainably wildcrafted herbal remedies including loose lead herbal tea blends, herbal chocolates, and skin care products.
Shady Grove Botanicals Shady Grove Botanicals is a small, family business offering a variety of herbal products from local, ethically grown and harvested non-timber forest products. They offer local seed and planting stock for at-risk medicinal plants such as ginseng and goldenseal, and produce organically grown vegetables and industrial hemp.
Spotted Horse Farm Spotted Horse Farm is run by Barbara Volk: artist, equine podiatrist, forest/weed farmer, herbalist, and teacher. Barbara has been using herbal medicine and food as medicine for more than 40 years, and is stewarding land in Central WV where she grows and harvests medicine for herbal products. She offers a variety of products including tinctures, infused honeys, ointments, and salves.