Herbalists Respond to Increased Demand
As the news of the coronavirus spread so did the desire to support the body’s immune system. Many in our community have turned to our local herbalists for natural options to stay healthy.
Joanna Helms, BA, Registered Herbalist (AHG) and owner of Mama Jo's Sunshine Herbals, responded to the increased demand by creating herbal teas and other products at an accelerated pace. They implemented CDC guidelines for social distancing by setting up an outdoor waiting area with chairs six-feet apart complete with herbal tea refreshments. Customers can call ahead to place orders or wait outside while it is prepared and delivered outdoors.
Cecelia Avitabile, Master Herbalist, Certified Nutritional Consultant and owner of The Herb Corner developed teas designed to support and protect the lungs and respiratory system from different kinds of viruses. The store is open, restricting the number of patrons in the store at one time and keeping the area sanitized.
Gina Kearney, Certified Herbalist, Flower Essence Practitioner and owner of Herbs & Owls, has been actively meeting with clients over Zoom to help them use herbal medicine to enhance immunity, moderate stress, and promote overall health and wellness during this critical time. She has also been offering no-contact herbal delivery in the local Stuart area.