Take Mugwort and Call Us in a Week

Dragon’s blood incense, musky and sweet, burns from an altar. The rich smoke wafts across an 18th-century Bible and through shimmering peacock feathers, mingling in midair with hundreds of allies: roasted dandelion root, Irish moss flakes, horny goat weed, astragalus.

The result is something of a sensory Olympiad, with colors and textures — orange and red powders, purple and black tonics — competing with scents that are at once bitter, sweet, spicy, earthy.

Neighborhood Joint

A series of articles profiling favorite local haunts.
What’s your neighborhood joint?

Even with Bob Marley on the stereo, one might be forgiven for confusing Sacred Vibes Apothecary, on Argyle Road in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn, with Harry Potter’s herbal remedies class.

Except, at the two-year-old Sacred Vibes, one of just a few herbal apothecaries in the city, according to the owner, Karen Rose, plant concoctions are not magic potions for invisibility, good fortune or revenge. They are, Ms. Rose says, accessible remedies for ailments as hackneyed as allergies, migraines or even poor sexual performance, and as complex as fibromyalgia or diabetes. Read the Full Article »

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