The many varieties of plants and trees growing at The Spring House, including many of the “weeds” growing here, have medicinal value. We are also incorporating many at-risk medicinal plants on the land.
These medicinal plants bring healing to us through their presence, and 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