Ancestral Apothecary

Remembering & restoring folk and indigenous medicine.
Ashton the turtle blessing the Turtle Women Rising drum today.  Rooftop drum prayer at CIIS.

Ashton the turtle blessing the Turtle Women Rising drum today. Rooftop drum prayer at CIIS.

Springtime tinctures:  plantain, oregeno, dandelion root and motherwort. #growyourownmedicine #herbalmedicine #herbalmedicinemaking

Springtime tinctures: plantain, oregeno, dandelion root and motherwort. #growyourownmedicine #herbalmedicine #herbalmedicinemaking

Abundant harvest: two kinds of oregano,  lemon verbena and sage. #growyourownmedicine #herbalimmunity #herbalmedicine

Abundant harvest: two kinds of oregano, lemon verbena and sage. #growyourownmedicine #herbalimmunity #herbalmedicine

Motherwort macerating. #herbalmedicinemaking

Motherwort macerating. #herbalmedicinemaking

When we visited the great curandera y partera Dona Enriqueta in Oaxaca, I discovered she has written a book on #medicinatraditional.  Her presence, her light, her love and her teachings are a great gift to all. #Curandera #oaxaca

When we visited the great curandera y partera Dona Enriqueta in Oaxaca, I discovered she has written a book on #medicinatraditional. Her presence, her light, her love and her teachings are a great gift to all. #Curandera #oaxaca

Close up of copal tree. #copal #plantasagrada #Oaxaca

Close up of copal tree. #copal #plantasagrada #Oaxaca

Anothet species of burseracea (copal). This one has green shiny trunk and reddish peeling bark. Quite a sexy tree. #copal #plantasagrada #Oaxaca

Anothet species of burseracea (copal). This one has green shiny trunk and reddish peeling bark. Quite a sexy tree. #copal #plantasagrada #Oaxaca

Another species of copal. This one has reddish bark.  #plantasagrada #copal #Oaxaca

Another species of copal. This one has reddish bark. #plantasagrada #copal #Oaxaca

Mayahuel, in restaurant near Chalula.

Mayahuel, in restaurant near Chalula.

Medicina de Dona Enriqueta.

Medicina de Dona Enriqueta.