Welcome to The Ginkgo Tree!
What we offer
We offer a wide selection of herbal products and teas as well as herbal consultations & education, herb and wild edible walks, unique workshops and more!
- Highest quality Herbs – Organic and Ethically wild crafted plants.
- Names you can trust – Myrtle Mae’s Apothecary, The Ginkgo Tree Teas and Barnyard Blends
- Teas – Our traditional medicinal herbal blends.
- Herbal Consultations – One hour session with Chartered Herbalist, Penelope Beaudrow.
- Herbal Education – The Science and Art of Herbalism Course (1-2 yrs, diploma upon completion).
- Herb and Wild Edible walks – Various walks throughout the year. Private or group walks.
- Workshops – Learn about herbs and teas. Various workshops throughout the year.
- Lecturing – Schools, groups, garden clubs, etc.
What is Herbalism?
The term herb refers to a plant used for medicinal purposes. The medicinal benefits of herbs have been known for centuries. Humans have always been dependent on plants for medicine, food and healing. The healing properties of herbs have not changed through the centuries – what was a healing herb a few hundred years ago is still a healing herb today. Many of the benefits of herbs are not so much based on scientific study but rather on the consistent observations made by herbal practitioners through the centuries.
Herbs, when properly used, are safe, gentle and effective. Herbs should be treated like other medicines in that it is important to follow the recommendations made by a well-experienced herbalist.
Q: What is a tincture?
A: A tincture is a herbal preparation where the fresh or dried herb is steeped in alcohol for at least one month. The alcohol draws out the medicinal properties of the herb. At the end of the steeping period, the liquid is separated from the plant material and the resulting liquid is a tincture.
Q: How quickly should I see results with herbal medicine?
A: The answer depends on what condition is being treated and what the treatment plan is. Results may take up to a year depending on the complexity of the condition and whether the condition is acute or chronic in nature.
Q: Is herbal medicine safe?
A: Herbal medicine can be very safe when taken under the supervision of a Registered Herbalist or Naturopath. Please discuss with your health care practitioner.