Discover How To Use Plants as Medicine In a Safe, Effective, and Tasty Way!

So that you can take better care of yourself, your family, and our planet! πŸ’šπŸŒΌπŸŒŽ


Discover How To Use Plants as Medicine In a Safe, Effective, and Tasty Way!

So that you can take better care of yourself, your family, and our planet! πŸ’šπŸŒΌπŸŒŽ

Start Today!


Discovering how to use plants as medicine is the most empowering thing you can do for your health, and your family's health!

Knowing what you need, and when you need it just brings a sense of peace and well being like no other.

Join one or all of the classes below!
Cover image of Repair your gut course showing various herbs in bowls

The Key To Your Health Lies In Your Gut! In this program you'll discover the simple steps to Heal Your Body From The Inside Out! Join The Self Paced Class Now! Your Healthy Gut is Worth Everything!

Cover image of Herbs for Keep Yourself and Your Family Well with Herbs course

Do you get flu every winter? Feeling feverish? Or if it’s sinuses, seasonal coughs, and tummy bugs, you’ll learn how to keep your family and yourself healthy and well naturally. Get my best recipes inside!

I Need This Now!
Cover image of Herbs for Immune Health Course showing pink Echinacea flowers

Discover your ancestral rights to a healthy immune system! Learn to choose the right herbs at the right time to fully support your immune health, and ultimately, you're whole-body health!

Yes, Please!

Love From My Students


I love it!

“Mel is like a shiny radiant herbal fairy, and all I want to do is focus and absorb, and be a part of the hum- her energy is so big and amazing! Its so obvious her whole heart and soul is in it, and that she cares so deeply about sharing- a wise sage, that isn't boring! It’s fun to listen to her, and hear what's coming next. I appreciate how she lightens the tone, and keeps it relaxed, fun, and full of info. And really, I'm a seeker- I can't stop eating information, lol. I'm a how does it tick type, so knowing about immunity is blowing my mind. I love it. Seriously, this is amazing- I took the afternoon off, so I could dive in!!! YAY!!! πŸ’š SO grateful for Mel. Really.”


- Amanda S. Mom of 2, Yoga Instructor & Herb Student

Mel is my favorite teacher!

"Mel's enthusiasm for plants is infectious. Her classes feel more like a fun gathering than a learning activity, keeping everyone engaged and not feeling like you are being overwhelmed with information, but absorbing it all at the same time. Phrases such as 'Calendula is my friendula' are forever etched in my brain. Her classes have definitely had a positive impact on the health of myself and my family. Things such as elderberry syrup and fire cider have become staples in my household that we make every sick season thanks to her classes. Mel is my favorite teacher and I am thankful for every lesson she has taught me."


- Cari G. mom of 2

The world of herbalism can enhance your life!

"Mel helps you see how diving into the world of herbalism can enhance your life and help the planet. I have taken countless classes from this amazing human. She is a wealth of knowledge and has a charm and approachability that makes learning from her easy and fun."


- Jessica B. Floral Designer & Mother of Addie



You'll Feel Empowered

How do you feel when you need to run to the pharmacy to pick up medicine and it has ingredients you can’t pronounce? Imagine if you already have the best natural remedies already inside your home, you know exactly which herb/s to reach for, AND how to make them so tasty that your family will beg you for more. Ya, that’s empowering, and you’re going to love the way it feels!

Saves You Money

Remember the last time you bought natural remedies and the price tag was over $12 for just a couple doses. Now imagine that you know how to grow the right herbs and plants and make your own remedies for a fraction of that cost. And make enough to pass out to your friends and family! Maybe they even start paying you for it! Total game-changer, and money saver (if not a money maker)!

You'll Be Part of The Solution

We've got to face it! Our planet is in a dire situation, and we must make changes if we want to keep our world healthy. Discovering how to use plants as medicine is the most sustainable way to keep yourself and your family well! You get to reduce your medical expenses and carbon footprint and be an active part of the solution to our climate crisis! Now that’s something you can feel good about!

Free Resources & Recipes For You!

Glass bottles of herb flowers in a solution on a white table

8 Herbs To Improve Your Gut Health

If your Digestion is in Question, Herbs can be powerful allies when it comes to Optimal Gut Health.
Sign up below to get your FREE GUIDE on Using Herbs for Gut Health.

Glass jar of honey, with ginger root and chamomile flowers

Discover the Cold & Flu Busters in Your Kitchen Cabinet

Check out this guide that can help you navigate the medicines you likely have stocked in your kitchen today. Learn to make natural cold and flu remedies that are affordable, effective, and tasty!

Image of Mel Mutterspaugh, founder of The Herbalist's Path in front of a field of flowers

Hi, I'm Mel

I'm a clinical herbalist, environmental educator, mother, wilderness therapist and the founder of Mountain Mel's Essential Goods. I live in the foothills of Mount Hood, Oregon with my family and our fur babies!

I am super passionate about teaching people to use plants as medicine & inspiring others to take better care of our planet, through taking better care of themselves, naturally.

Get To Know Mel

Check Out My Blog

Tips, How-to's, and More. A Perfect Read for Budding Herbalists

Nourishing Nettles: Medicinal Zing, Worth the Sting!

Apr 22, 2021

Using Warming Herbs To Get Through A Winter Snow Storm

Feb 23, 2021

Licorice Root: the Sweeter Side of Gut Health

Feb 16, 2021


Watch, Listen, and Sign Up

No matter where you are, you can tune in to learn more about taking charge of your health
and your family's health, the natural way. 

YouTube cover image showing Mel and flowers

Watch on YouTube

Tune in for herbal "how to" lessons, and to learn about science-based herbalism, with just a little bit of silly & a touch of woo in there too. Brought to you by Clinical Herbalist, Podcast Host, and Environmental Educator, Mountain Mel.

Podcast cover image showing Mel and flowers

Listen to my Podcast

Run by your Host Mountain Mel, you’ll hear interviews with fellow herbalists and get tips and tricks to help you take charge of your health and your family’s health by using plants as medicine in your own home. 

Digital mockup showing course material on various devices

Sign up to my Courses

Discover the herbal remedies you have in your kitchen cabinet, and learn how to make tasty effective immune boosting treats your family will love! From Immune Health to Gut Health and everything in between!


The Herbalists Path Podcast 


How Stress Can Lower Your Immune System β–Ά
3 Herbs For Inflammation in the Gut β–Ά

Young woman listening to a podcast on a mobile phone
Woman relaxing on a chair watching The Herbalist's Path YouTube episode

The Herbalist's Path on YouTube

Bringing Safe & Effective Herbal Tips To You(tube??)

Elderberry Syrup, Natural cold & flu remedy β–Ά
Lemon Balm, one of the best herbs for kids β–Ά