About Rootwork Herbals
Rootwork Herbals is our family's offering towards greater health and wholeness. To this end, we have dedicated ourselves to providing our community with lovingly handmade herbals of the highest quality.
We are a small home-based business located in the beautiful and
abundant Finger Lakes region of New York State. We are fully committed
to living a life in balance with the Earth. This commitment guides us
to only use organically grown or consciously wildcrafted herbs along
with other all-natural ingredients, sourced as close to home as
possible. We do not use anything that we feel degrades the Earth and so
our products are free from petroleum based ingredients, GMO's,
parabens, synthetics, preservatives, fragrances and essential oils.
We also strongly believe in using abundant, local plants over
distant and/or rare plants. In fact, most of the herbs we use are so
common that most folks only recognize them as weeds. However, we
cherish the plentiful offerings of healing and nourishment so freely
given by these weeds.
The quality of our products is deeply rooted in these plants and in
our relationship to them. We devotedly grow and wildcraft herbs so that
we can guarantee their freshness and vitality. We then gather our herbs
at the peak of their potency, closely following the plant's life cycle,
as well as seasonal rhythms. Once harvested, we immediately begin the
medicine making process so that the plant's energy is not lost. All of
our medicines are made by our hands in small batches with every detail
We truly feel that our finished products give honor to the sacred plants who have given their gifts, so that we all may heal.
It is our family's sincere wish to be able to assist people on
their paths toward health and wholeness. To better facilitate this we
have spent years in study with renowned teachers and with the plants.
The mother of the Rootwork Herbals family is Amanda David. She has
graduated from Dominion Herbal College, apprenticed at Herb Pharm and
with Susun Weed and is currently continuing her studies at the Boston
School of Herbal Studies and with Aviva Jill Romm. She has been making
plant medicine for over 10 years. Amanda is also a DONA certified birth
doula and maintains a small practice, Deep Roots Doula Care.
Her partner, Cameron Murdock graduated from the New Mexico College
of Natural Healingwith a degree in Herbalism and also brings his
experience as an organic
farmer. The children of the family, Abiah and Irijah are also deep in
study and play with the plants and remind their elders that the true
wisdom of the plants is given to us from the plants themselves.