The Southern HERBALIST

"The ability of a bark, leaf, or root to transform the body in a positive manner is a mystery that serves to daily rekindle my passion for the natural world."

Darryl Patton has been hunting, gathering and working with medicinal plants for the past 31 years on Lookout Mountain in the Southern Appalachians. Darryl is an ND as well as a Master Herbalist and brings many years of experience to the field of alternative medicine. Known for his easy going approach towards teaching the identification and uses of medicinal plants, Darryl has been called a walking encyclopedia of herbal folklore.

For 12 years, Darryl was privileged to spend thousands of hours studying under the late A. L. "Tommie" Bass, one of the last of the old mountain herb doctors. Known internationally among herbalists as well as the common folk living near Lookout Mountain, Alabama, Tommie Bass used his God-given ability and vast knowledge of medical herbs to help thousands of people from all walks of life. Learn more...

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Issue 2

Volume 1 - Issue 2

The story in the following pages is one of animating something from our distant past. It is a tale of one of our grand adventures in the realm of primitive arts, the sort that always seems to be laden with innumerable twists and turns, yet when hardened with a bit of determination is the type of challenge that is dotted with rich experiences and leaves one with as many new questions as answers. Read more...

Issue 1

Volume 1 - Issue 1

Could you live "off the land" during an emergency? Do you have the knowledge and skills skills to forage the woods for your meals and medicines? Do you have what it takes to "Go forth alone in to the Wilderness," survive and prosper? Can you identify plants and animals during any season of the year which can feed you, heal your ailments and provide you with cordage, tools and other useful materials? Read more...

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