Ginseng & Lobelia Sore Muscle & Joint Rub

Ginseng & Lobelia Sore Muscle & Joint Rub

Looking forward to making more of this. It’ll be fall before I get all the ingredients gathered again, though, unless I want to do without the spicebush berries.


First Hunt by Ima ErthwitchPredator and Prey, or the hunter and the hunted is a common theme throughout my fiction writing. No Qualms, one of my short stories (free at most retailers) is about about a predator/prey relationship. Symbiosis, my first finished novel, not published yet, deals with predator/prey relationships and the balance of energy among life on earth, sometimes symbolic and often outright. Many of my flash fiction stories (I have twitterfiction and 100-word flash stories) are also dealing with this same dynamic. This is a strong theme that runs through most of my fiction and is strongly influenced by life in the wild Ozarks where we live. My first published novel, First Hunt, also has a predator and prey theme to it. I guess it's just part of my nature.

Nature Farming


Wild Ozark is 160 acres of beautiful wild Ozark mountains. I call what I do "nature farming" because the land produces, all by itself, the shagbark hickory trees, ferns, moss, ground-fall botanicals, and the perfect habitats for growing and stewarding American ginseng. I'm co-creating with Nature - all of the things I use to make the Fairy Gardens and Forest Folk, the bark we harvest for Burnt Kettle's shagbark hickory syrup, are produced by nature without my input. This land is my muse for inspiration when it comes to my writing, drawing, and photography. It's truly a Nature Farm.

About the voice behind this blog, Madison Woods

I'm a creative old soul living way off the beaten path with my husband in the wild Ozark Mountains. Besides homesteading, growing plants & making crafty things and newsletters, I write books and stories. My rural fantasy fiction, written under the pen name, Ima Erthwitch, usually takes place in a much altered Ozarks.


One thought on “Ginseng & Lobelia Sore Muscle & Joint Rub

  1. I’ll try to get more of this made (summer 2016). Last year I only made a small batch and sold all I had, used my own share of it. I’ve never used anything so effective for pulled muscles, sore muscles, crick in the neck, backache, or spasmodic cough, and I’ve also used it for earache and found it worked for that as well. It’s the first thing I try for any part of me that hurts, but it hasn’t seemed to do much for a headache.

    If you want to know when I have more of it made, leave a comment and I’ll add you to a notify list. The product listing at the shop is here: https://shop.wildozark.com/shop/sore-joint-and-muscle-rub-lobelia/

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