Herbs For Healing The Gut & Saving The World with Megan Brockelbank

There is a photo of Megan Brockelbank and a picture of a woman sitting on a couch holding her stomach in pain.
As a firm believer in the power of natural living and holistic health, I'm always eager to connect with individuals who share the same passion. That's why when I had the chance to sit down and have a heartfelt conversation with Megan, the brains and heart behind Mother Hen's Homestead, I knew it was going to be an inspiring journey into the world of herbs, sustainability, and the art of healing.


Megan's story is a testament to the transformative potential of herbs and a commitment to a healthier, more sustainable lifestyle. Her journey began with a personal health struggle, igniting her curiosity about the natural world's potential to heal. "You know, it all started with my own health journey," Megan began, her voice resonating with a blend of passion and experience.

"My path towards becoming an herbalist was quite unexpected," she continued. "Years ago, I was faced with numerous health challenges that traditional medicine just couldn't seem to address effectively." Megan's words held a deep resonance as she recounted her struggles with chronic health issues. This pursuit of healing led her to explore the realm of natural remedies, where she discovered the profound impact of herbs on well-being.


However, Megan's quest for knowledge didn't stop there.


Her desire to truly understand the intricate world of plants and their healing properties prompted her to pursue formal education. "I was determined to delve into the world of herbalism in a more structured manner," she shared. Megan's determination led her to complete a comprehensive herbal education, ultimately earning her advanced clinical certificates from the Herbal Academy. This foundation empowered her to not only heal herself but also extend her expertise to others seeking natural solutions.

As we delved into her journey, Megan's journey from a health enthusiast to a seasoned herbalist, I was fascinated to learn about her journey from traditional education to creating her own sanctuary of knowledge and healing. "I decided to establish Mother Hen's Homestead, my small farm and apothecary," Megan explained. This homestead, nestled in Royalton, Massachusetts, embodies her vision of holistic living and sustainability.


One of the most captivating aspects of our conversation was Megan's commitment to sustainability and regenerative practices.


She spoke passionately about her decision not to till the land and her conscious effort to avoid chemical fertilizers and pesticides. "I've always believed that the earth provides us with everything we need," Megan shared. Her dedication to preserving nature's resources has translated into a haven where herbs flourish in harmony with the environment.

Her farm isn't just a physical space—it's an embodiment of her passion and expertise. Megan seamlessly integrates education, workshops, and holistic practices into the heart of her homestead. "I'm a big educator; I love teaching about herbs, sustainability, gardening, and all things related to living in harmony with nature," she emphasized. This enthusiasm shines through in her workshops and wellness events, where she shares her wisdom with her community.

As we navigated through our conversation, Megan's deep connection to herbs and her love for teaching became evident. I was particularly captivated by her insights into specific herbs that have made a significant impact on her journey. "One of my favorite herbs is Yarrow," she revealed with a smile in her voice. Her fondness for this versatile plant was palpable as she described its wide-ranging benefits. Yarrow's ability to staunch bleeding and support wound healing makes it an essential part of Megan's herbal first aid kit.

In addition to its first aid applications, Yarrow's role as a diaphoretic during cold and flu season caught my attention. Megan's approach to holistic health is holistic in every sense, considering both physical well-being and emotional equilibrium. "Yarrow also helps to create healthy boundaries," she pointed out. It's incredible how an herb's properties can extend beyond the physical realm to encompass emotional and energetic aspects.


Our conversation then transitioned from Megan's personal journey to her broader mission of promoting sustainability and holistic well-being.


She spoke passionately about the importance of raising awareness about conscious consumer choices. "Every little choice we make can contribute to a more sustainable world," she emphasized. Megan's words resonated deeply, reminding me of the interconnectedness of our choices and their impact on the planet.

As our conversation drew to a close, I couldn't help but reflect on the transformative power of nature, herbs, and a holistic approach to well-being. Megan's journey from health struggles to becoming an herbalist and sustainability advocate is an inspiring reminder that we all have the capacity to embrace natural healing and positive change.

Megan's story is a testament to the potential of herbs to restore balance and vitality, both within our bodies and the environment. Her dedication to education and her commitment to regenerative practices showcase the profound impact that one individual can make in fostering a more sustainable and harmonious world.

In a world that often values quick fixes and synthetic solutions, Megan's journey serves as a beacon of hope and a reminder that the path of natural healing is worth exploring. Through her farm, her workshops, and her unwavering passion, she's creating a space where people can learn, heal, and reconnect with the wisdom of nature.

As I concluded my conversation with Megan, I felt grateful for the opportunity to delve into her world—a world that revolves around herbs, sustainability, and holistic living.


Her story serves as a reminder that each step we take towards natural healing and sustainable practices contributes to a brighter, healthier future for ourselves and the planet.

If you're intrigued by the transformative power of herbs, the art of healing, and the beauty of living in harmony with nature, I encourage you to explore Megan's journey and the incredible work she's doing at Mother Hen's Homestead. It's a journey that's sure to inspire, educate, and empower you on your own path towards holistic well-being and sustainable living.

You can learn more about Megan Brockelbank and what she has to offer on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and on Mother Hen's Homestead!

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 *Always remember to contact your healthcare provider when considering the use of botanical medicine as a possible treatment option and the medical considerations. While the information in this article is absolutely relevant, herbs work differently for each person and each condition.
 **I am a trained herbalist and not a licensed or registered healthcare practitioner. I cannot diagnose health conditions, nor prescribe medicines legally; I am not a medical doctor. However, I will recommend or suggest medicinal herbs for various health complaints, as I do believe in the safety and efficacy of botanical medicine.
 ***The information I’ve provided is not intended to be a substitute for medical treatment. Please consult your medical care provider before using herbal medicine, particularly if you have a known medical condition or if you are pregnant or nursing.

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