Colonial Apothecary Box

$35.00

Colonial era medicine in North America blended the apothecary practices of Europe with the herbal knowledge of the Native Americans. Eighteenth century North Americans treated common ailments with a variety of herb and spice-based teas. For coughs and colds, colonists used a mixture of horehound, thyme, and honey. For headaches, a tasty blend of marjoram, sage, rose, and lavender. For stress, they enjoyed a blend of jasmine and spearmint, either as a calming tea or dropped into bath water for a sweet, relaxing soak. Native Americans used chickweed for liver and eye complaints, ginger root for upset stomach, and cherry bark for coughs and sore throat – brought together in our earthy Native American Tea Blend. To prepare any of our teas, add a teaspoon or two to hot water and steep for 3-5 minutes. Add your favorite sweetener as desired.