Helicon Botanicals & Herbs is a venture of The Spring House, and you can find out more about us there.
Many of the varieties of plants and trees growing at The Spring House have a rich history of herbal medicinal use. That includes at-risk medicinal plants, traditional medicinal and culinary herbs, native plants and trees, as well as more common plants, which are often considered to be “weeds”, that are of great value as well.
These medicinal plants bring healing to us through their presence,
& are also the basis of the tinctures, teas, and salves created here.
The inspiration for the name comes from Mount Helicon, home of the Muses, whose herbs were believed to possess special healing properties.
HELICON, a mountain range… in ancient Greece, celebrated in classical literature as the favourite haunt of the Muses… On the fertile eastern slopes stood a temple and grove sacred to the Muses… Hard by were the famous fountains, Aganippe and Hippocrene, the latter fabled to have gushed from the earth at the tread of the winged horse Pegasus, whose favourite browsing place was there. … many of its herbs possessed a miraculous healing virtue.– 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica
We are also proud to carry David Winston’s Herbalist & Alchemist line of herbal products
“1911 Encyclopædia Britannica,” Project Gutenberg, 1911, http://www.gutenberg.org/files/39521/39521.txt.