The word “apothecary” calls forth to mind images of fragrant fresh herbs hung to dry, soothing tinctures in glass amber bottles, and practitioners who use only the best natural ingredients to heal their customers. At Vineyard Herbs Teas & Apothecary LLC in West Tisbury, MA, this idea isn’t far from the truth.

Holly Bellebuono, the owner and apothecary, has almost two decades of experience in herbology and healing. She is the regular go-to authority for herbal healing, and has held many classes and written books on the subject.

Along with teaching, Ms. Bellebuono also creates healing salves, tinctures, teas and other items that are good for the body and mind. Some of the herbs used are grown by her using organic methods. Others are harvested by a practice called wild-crafting. Wild-crafting is a process by which you find wild plants, identify them and then prepare them into viable products. More than three quarters of the herbs used at Vineyard Herbs Teas & Apothecary were either found or grown by Ms. Bellebuono.

If you’re looking for a natural way to soothe or indulge while in Martha’s Vineyard, check out Vineyard Herbs Teas & Apothecary. With delicious loose teas and healing salves, this spot should be on your wellness to-do list. And don’t forget to take the knowledge home with you by enrolling in a class!

Summer is dwindling down, so your chances of getting to Martha’s Vineyard for the summer are growing a little slimmer! Take charge of your summer now, and head to the Vineyard on one of our luxurious ferries.

Sea you soon,

The Seastreak Family

Filed Under: Destination Guides, Visiting Martha's Vineyard