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About Us

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Why choose The Little Herb Shoppe? How can herbs help you? Breathe and let your herbal adventure begin....

Founded in 2011, The Little Herb Shoppe is a woman owned micro-business at 19 Main Street in the White Mountains Region of Littleton, New Hampshire. All profits support The Lakota Botanical & Wildlife Sanctuary, where we grow and protect endangered forest medicinal plants and wildlife on 65 sacred acres; home to rare bird, animal, and plant habitat. We also offer herbs and empowerment for women-in-need through The Burdock Fund. Plant walks, classes, programs & consultations are held at the herb shop and at the Lakota Botanical & Wildlife Sanctuary.

We create quality organic small batch herbal tea blends, organic tinctures, and organic bulk herbs & culinary spices. We make our own organic herbal honey we buy from local apiaries, we infuse our own beautiful, organic massage oils, and we make the finest organic herbal skin-care from our plants and oils. We offer a wide selection of books, D-I-Y section, jars and bottles, virgin organic carrier oils, organic essential oils, flower essences, crystals, beautiful gifts and so much more. Come explore our working herbal apothecary and our website. Health is your birthright and we are here to guide you.  

Our 'working' herbal apothecary is a beautiful sun-filled space, that grows, makes and sells artisan herbal products and offers classes, workshops, and summer programs. In providing for your herbal needs, our herbal products that are created in small batches. We grow or sustainably wild-harvest these, while others, we buy from experienced and sustainable herb farmers. We use organic or ethically wild-crafted ingredients that are properly processed and stored to ensure they are the most effective products for you and your family. We bring integrity, wholesomeness, and respect to the creation of these remedies, to you, and to our business.

"The Little Herb Shoppe was the first apothecary I ever worked in. There is a tremendous amount of care and detail that goes into making high quality and consistent products here. I learned the ins and outs of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP's) and I have yet to find an apothecary that is more organized and attentive than Little Herb Shoppe. 

The Little Herb Shoppe is also the most beautiful apothecary I have ever seen! The space has a warm, enchanting and healing energy. I am blessed to have had the opportunity to spend so much time there and it was a critical stepping stone for me on my path toward practicing herbalism." Justine, former employee

We use only Organic or ethically wild-crafted ingredients. We minimize the use of estrogen-altering plastics and primarily use glass jars and bottles instead. None of our products are tested on animals!

Below is a recent inventory of our wide variety of herbs and spices. This list changes frequently as we source quality harvests, but gives an idea of our selection. You're welcome to call us to see what is in or out of stock.

Occasionally we are out of an herb for an extended basis because we only accept organic and ethically harvested herbs.

A
Acai Berry Powder
Alfalfa Leaf
Alfalfa Seed
All Purpose Seasoning
Allspice
Angelica Root
Arnica Flower
Ashwagandha Root
Ashwagandha Root Powder
Astragalus Root, Cut & Sifted
Astragalus Slices

B
Barberry Root
Basil
Bentonite Clay Powder
Bilberry
Birch Bark
Black Cohosh Root
Black Walnut Hull Powder
Blessed Thistle
Blue Cohosh Root
Bloodroot
Blue Flag Root
Blue Vervain
Boneset
Borage
Broccoli Sprout Seed
Buchu Leaf
Buckwheat Sprout Seed
Burdock Root
Burdock Root Powder
Butcher’s Broom Root

C
Cacao Beans
Cacao Nibs, Roasted
Cacao Powder, Raw
Calendula Flowers
California Poppy
Caraway
Cardamom, Pods
Cardamom, Hulled
Carob Nibs, Raw
Carob Nibs, Roasted
Carob Powder, Raw
Cascara Sagrada
Catnip
Cat’s Claw Bark
Cat’s Claw Powder
Cayenne Powder
Celandine
Celery Salt
Celery Seed
Celery Seed Powder
Chaga
Chaga Powder
Chamomile Flowers
Chaparral
Chia Seeds
Chickweed
Chicory Root, Roasted
Chili Powder
Chilis, Whole
Chilis, Flakes
Chlorella
Cinnamon Chips, Cassia Sticks, Chips and Powder
Cinnamon Chips, Ceylon (Sweet)  Sticks, Chips and Powder
Cleavers
Cloves, Whole
Codonopsis Root
Codonopsis Root, Powder
Comfrey Leaf
Comfrey Root
Copal Resin
Cordyceps Powder
Coriander Seed
Coriander Seed Powder
Cornflowers
Crampbark
Cumin Seed
Cumin Seed Powder
Curry Leaf
Curry Powder

D
Damiana
Dandelion Leaf
Dandelion Root
Devil’s Claw Root
Dill
Dog Grass Root
Dong Quai Root, Cut & Sifted
Dong Quai Root, Sliced

E
Echinacea Augustofolia Root
Echinacea Purpurea Root
Echinacea Purpurea Leaf
Elder Berries
Elder Flower
Elecampane Root
Eleuthero Root
Eucalyptus Leaf
Eye Bright

F
Fennel Seed
Fenugreek Seed
Fenugreek Powder
Feverfew
Figwort
Flax Seed
Fo-Ti Root
Frankencense Resin
French White Clay Powder

G
Garam Masala
Garlic Pepper
Gentian Root
Ginger Root
Ginger Root Powder
Gingko Leaf
Gingko Leaf Powder
Ginseng, American, (5-7 years old roots)
Goat’s Rue
Goji (Lycii) Berries
Goldenrod
Goldenseal Root Powder
Gotu Kola
Gravel Root
Grilling Herbs
Guggul Gum Resin
Gymnema Leaf

H
Hawthorn Berry
Hawthorn Leaf & Flower
Hemp Seeds
Herbs de Provence
Hibiscus
Holy Basil (Tulsi)
Hops
Horehound
Horse Chesnut
Horsetail
Hydrangea Root
Hyssop

I
Italian Seasoning

J
Jamacian Dogwood
Japanese Knotweed
Jasmine Flowers
Juniper Berries

K
Kava Kava Root
Kelp
Kaolin Clay Powder
Kudzu Root

L
Lady’s Mantle
Lavender Flowers
Lemon Balm
Lemongrass
Lemon Peel
Lemon Pepper
Lemon Verbena
Licorice Root
Linden
Lobelia
Lomatium Root

M
Maca Powder
Maitake Mushrooms
Marjoram
Marshmallow Root
Meadowsweet
Mesquite Seasoning
Milk Thistle Seed
Milk Thistle Seed Powder
Motherwort
Mugwort
Mullein
Mustard Seed, Brown
Myrrh Gum Resin
Myrrh Gum Powder

N
Nettles
Nutmeg, Whole
Nutritional Yeast

O
Oats, Milky Tops
Oatstraw
Olive Leaf
Orange Peel
Oregano
Oregon Grape
Osha Root

P
Passion Flower
Pau d’Arco Bark
Peppercorns, Black
Peppercorns, White
Peppermint
Pickling Spice
Plantain
Pleurisy
Poke Root
Poppy Seeds
Prickly Ash Root

R
Raspberry Leaf
Red Clover Leaf
Red Clover Flowers
Red Root
Rhemianna Root
Reishi Mushrooms
Rhodiola Root
Rosehips
Rosemary
Roses

S
Sage
Sage, White
Sarsaparilla Root
Sarsaparilla Root Powder
Sassafrass Bark
Savory Winter
Saw Palmetto Berry Powder
Schisandra Berries
Self Heal
Senna Leaf Powder
Sesame Seeds
Sheep Sorrel
Shiitake Mushrooms
Skullcap
Slippery Elm Bark
Slippery Elm Powder
Spearmint
Spirulina
St. John’s Wort
Star Anise
Stevia Leaf Powder
Stone Root

T
Tarragon
Thyme
Turmeric Root Powder
Turkey Rhubarb Root Powder

U
Uva Ursi

V
Valerian Root
Vanilla Beans
Violet Leaf
Vitex Berries

W
Wheatgrass Juice Powder
White Oak Bark
White Willow Bark
Wild Cherry Bark
Wild Yam Powder
Wood Betony
Wormwood

Y
Yarrow
Yellow Dock Root
Yerba Mate
Yucca Root

SUSTAINABILITY

The Little Herb Shoppe, established in 2011 to help educate the public to become knowledgeable herbal consumers who know what to look for in quality plant material. The more informed we are as consumers, the more we can demand from the manufacturers producing the medicines. Over time, we can help improve the overall quality of the botanical remedies available and the plants that give us herbal medicine are cared for and harvested responsibly to ensure their future as well as our own.

Here are some basic questions to ask to navigate the maze of herbal products:

Organic/Ethically Wild-crafted?
• Were they grown organically? Is this truly organic? Organic standards have degraded in the past 10 years. Oregon Tilth is the highest organic standard of herbs.
• Were they ethically wild-crafted? If so, how is this defined and practiced?

Quality control
• How do you know there is no adulteration?
• How does a company ensure that there are no heavy metals/pesticide residues in the plant material? (this can be through testing, knowing where to harvest plants that haven’t been contaminated, or cultivating one’s own using organic methods, etc.)

How were the constituents extracted?
• Even though the plants may be ‘natural’ – some extraction processes involve harsh chemicals and solvents and are not at all natural. Especially in the case of oils. It can be particularly difficult to find out information about this – and confusing to try to interpret what company’s claim on their websites. Ask any company what processes they use or ask herbalists and practitioners you respect to recommend brands. Our herbalist vets and personally uses every product in our store, if we don't make it ourselves. 

Social and Ecological Sustainability
• Are those growing and harvesting the medicines receiving a fair wage?
• Are the plants harvested in ways that enhance their long-term viability and health?

Kim Hudson, Community Herbalist, began studying herbs in 1993 with a book by Juliette de Bairacli Levy, The Complete Herbal Handbook for the Dog And Cat. Learning about the healing power of plants through Juliette's book changed her approach not only to rearing dogs, but transformed her own life as well. She went on to take classes through Rosemary Gladstar and Susun Weed. Later teachings with Christopher Hobbs, Annie McLeary, Matthew Wood, and many others. She continually attends teachings and workshops; constantly learning from her customers and clients, as well as from the beloved life-affirming plants.

She created The Little Herb Shoppe in December 2011. Her vision is to empower people to nourish themselves deeply through healing relationships with plants and nature. She chose Main Street Littleton as home for the shop to help grow public awareness about quality herbal medicine & plant and wildlife conservation. Her background includes yoga, dance, massage, energy medicine, and of course... plant medicine. Kim loves helping to spread the beauty and joy of the green world and is expanding this through The Burdock Fund, our non-profit that empowers women and protects land.

Influenced by many philosophies and traditions, Kim offers mind, body and heart-based herbal wellness consultations by appointment, either in-person or by phone. Please visit our Consultation page to learn more.

Kim lives off-grid and is guided by the intelligence of love toward her North Star, her beloved Lakota.

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The Little Herb Shoppe was created to share herbal remedies within the Western Herbalism tradition, which teaches us that the Mind – Body – Spirit – Health connection is deeply linked to the health of our natural environment. We welcome you. Plant Love!

"We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations..." Universal truth

 

Disclaimer

Please seek the advice of your doctor before using any herbal products. “The Little Herb Shoppe” makes no medical claims and is not liable for any adverse effects resulting from the use of these products. Do not use in combination with prescription drugs or if you are pregnant, without doctor’s approval. These products have not been evaluated by the FDA and therefore, are not proven to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.