Blue Crow Botanicals is a small herb company located in the fertile Connecticut river valley of Western Massachusetts. We cultivate medicinal herbs and process them into extracts and oils which harness their healing powers. We also offer natural health consultations which employ the use of medicinal plants in combination with self healing practices and changes in lifestyle and diet. We are an educational resource for people wanting to learn the art of using herbs clinically and also for those looking to further their existing herbal education and deepen their practice.
We are intentionally a small and strictly local business to preserve the personal relationship we have with the plants and the medicine we make and courses we offer as well as our clients and community. It is with profound gratitude to the plants themselves and the desire to work closely with them that Blue Crow Botanicals began and is able to thrive.
What we do
Our extracts are made from locally-grown and wild crafted plants as often as possible. The plants are picked at peak potency and processed within 24 hours to preserve active chemical constituents as well as their inherent vitality inherent. Plants we are not able to wildcraft locally or grow in our own medicinal gardens are carefully sourced from the most reputable organic retailers. We use organic alcohol exclusively in all of our extracts our plants are extracted to the most optimal concentration and are process in small batches. Our wild crafted plants are harvested with concern for sustaining native plant and animal populations.
Blue Crow Botanicals currently offers three options for Herbal Study. The Basic Herbal Study Course is an introduction to Herbal Medicine, to plants in the garden and the field and to making plant medicine. Our Clinical Herbalism Course follows the first study year or commensurate study and includes the tools necessary for working with clients. This is done through deeper investigation into plants, pathology, and observation as well as in real world observation and practice in the Almost Free Herb Clinic.
Bonnie Bloom, founder of Blue Crow and primary herbalist, offers private consultations to support good health which include herbal medicine, as well as suggestions for diet and supplements and a variety of qi gong or meditation practices where appropriate.