I hope you’ll stay a while. Grab a cup of your favorite herbal tea and pull up a chair. I’ve got a tasty soup bubbling on the stove, herbal medicines in the cupboard, and lots of herbal experiences to share.
I’m Tammy Mundy, a writer, herbalist, massage therapist, wife, mother, grandmother, and homemaker in Charlottesville, VA, USA. I hope you find tons of inspiration and useful herbal and wise woman information here!
Witchen Kitchen Creation Story
I started this blog over 12 years ago, soon after I began to study herbs with Susun Weed in 2005. It was a way to chronicle my explorations into the wise woman herbalist tradition. Since those early days, I’ve studied from many other prominent herbalists, and this blog continues to evolve along with me as I grow. Currently, I’m completing clinical herbal training with Aviva Romm and also at the School of Evolutionary Herbalism in preparation to begin an herbal consulting practice in my hometown some time in 2018.
Here I tell of my personal experiences and share practical information and tips regarding natural healing and herbalism, gardening, homemaking, and an earth-centered spirituality. I’ve divided my writing into three topics, although they overlap a little:
- Story & Energy Medicine – mythology of plants, energetic healing, spirit & ritual
- Herbal Medicine – using herbs to nourish, build health, and address imbalance
- Growing & Gathering – wildcrafting, plant ID, medicine garden, vegetable gardening, homesteading
I practice herbalism mostly in the Wise Woman tradition, along with a healthy dose of science, common sense, and an open heart. I LOVE playing with plants! I grow and wildcraft most of my own herbs, and also make most of my own medicines, personal care, and cleaning products.
Disclaimer: This site is intended to be a resource for those beginning to explore herbs. Please use your own judgment when deciding whether or not to use any of the information you find here, and be sure to consult appropriate experts when in doubt.
I Almost Lost It All!
In 2012 I lost this entire site when it was hacked! I thought all my years of writing were gone forever, and it was a TRAGIC experience for me! BUT, thanks to a lovely reader who let me know that much of the site had been preserved at archive.org, I was able to recover almost all my articles going back to 2006, and I rebuilt the site in 2017. I put the original publish dates on the old articles I restored. I wasn’t, however, able to recover many of the comments that had been left over the years and many of my photos, but I am so very thankful to have been able get my writing back!
I’ve recently created a Shop where I list my original herbal creations for sale.
Online learning opportunities will be coming soon!