Photo by Mike Grippi

Photo by Mike Grippi

My name is Elissa. I am an herbalist, writer, cultural critic, feminist and environmental activist. I believe in the healing power of plants. Milkweed Medicinal is the platform that allows me to share this with others through products, event facilitation, blog articles and community education. 

Some call it magic, some call it science. What I know is that plants, even common weeds, contain incredible, medicinal properties. With proper knowledge and application of these plant materials, we become healthier, empowered and more vibrant stewards of our environment and own bodies.

No more chemicals: no more waste, no more suffering due to a cruel, beauty industry. Just you and me together, on a plant journey toward holistic wellness.