Dr. JJ Pursell

Dr. JJ is a board certified naturopathic physician and licensed acupuncturist and has worked with medicinal herbs for more than 20 years. She has taught and trained with herbalists all over the world but prefers the practice of close-to-home grown western herbs. Fettle Botanic, once known as The Herb Shoppe, focuses on offering the most vital organic herbs available, while sustaining local growers. She has been involved in her local business districts of Portland and Brooklyn, NY and a member of both the OANP and AANP contributing to events and policy opinion. She served 1 year on the board of Woodhaven school in Portland, OR. Dr. JJ is an expert in FDA regulations and herbal medicine, Title 21. She published her first book, The Herbal Apothecary, with Timber Press in 2015 and is in contract to write a second book with them and another book with Quanto Press. She speaks across the country at expos, conventions, schools and groups such as the NY Horticulture society. The Herb Shoppe was voted “the best apothecary in Portland” by Willamette Week and was written up in Portland Monthly magazine and The L Magazine in New York City. JJ and her shoppe have been featured in several blogs and Tumblr sites, including Gardenista, White & Warren Inspired, Kale and Coriander, Portland Healing Project, PoppySwap, and Girl Gift Gather. JJ appeared on “Green Living,” a BCAT television show in Brooklyn; the “Bread and Roses” radio show on Portland’s KBOO; and “Wise Woman Radio” with Susun Weed. She also was included in the book Curing Canine Cancer and contributed to the new edition of Hot Pants: A Do It Yourself Gynecology and Herbal Remedies. She has her own YouTube channel for those who want to learn more about making herbal medicine.

The Herbal Apothecary: 100 Medicinal Herbs and How to Use Them

The Herbal Apothecary: 100 Medicinal Herbs and How to Use Them

Achieve wellness with 100 medicinal plants! Plant-based medicines offer many healing possibilities for the body, mind, and spirit. In this holistic guide, naturopath J. J. Pursell provides an accessible and comprehensive introduction to medicinal plants, explaining how they work and how to use them safely.

Incorporating traditional wisdom and scientific information, The Herbal Apothecary includes advice on growing and foraging for healing plants and recommendations for plant-based formulations to fight common ailments, like muscle strain, anxiety, and insomnia. Step-by-step instructions show you how to make your own teas, salves, capsules, tinctures, and other essential herbal remedies. Whether you want to treat a wound or fight the common cold, taking charge of your health and well-being begins here.

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