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Herbalist and Spiritual Teacher Karen Rose inside Sacred Vibes Apothecary

Sacred Vibes Apothecary

Sacred Vibes Apothecary is a place of connection in our community, where the important work of Spiritual and Physical health is explored through the lenses of Social and Racial Justice. We use plants to connect you deeply to your roots and to expand your vision towards what wholeness can mean for you.



Herbalism is the study of plants and the healing they bring to our bodies. Herbalists dedicate their lives to working with medicinal plants. This includes grandma who worked with "magic" plants, community healers, curanderas, holistic medical doctors, naturopaths, medicine makers, herbal farmers, midwives, to name a few.


When taking ancestral plant medicine we turn inward to witness the self, reclaim the resilience of the ancestors and fortify our spirits so we can do the work of healing.

Plant medicine can be taken internally in a tincture, tonic, capsule, elixir, teas and we can also use plant medicine externally in a compress, poultice, wash, salve, oil, bath. The ways in which we use plant medicine are varied as we are, finding the best method for you is what a herbalist can help you determine

Herbal Consultation

Herbal Consultations in Brooklyn NY
Sacred Vibes Line of Herbal Steams

Not sure what you need? Need to address a specific issue?

Schedule a one-on-one in person or telephone consultation with one of Sacred Vibes’ herbalists.

Our consultations are in depth using visual meditation and other intuitive healing methods to create a balance of spirit and body.

Consultation Fee: The first hour is $200. Clients may opt to add on to the first hour in 15 minute intervals at $50 per interval. Cost for all herbal preparations is separate.

She is easy to talk with and I feel comfortable coming to her with my health concerns.  She has recommended some great teas and supplements which have aided me in living a healthier lifestyle.
— Jackie
Sacred Vibes featured in Lifestyle Magazine
Sacred Vibes featured in the New York Times

Sacred Vibes featured in the New York Times

Sacred Vibes in the Press

Take Mugwort and Call us in a Week, The New York Times

Neighborhood Joint, Sacred Vibes Apothecary, The New York Times

A Natural Healer, Black Enterprise

Karen Rose, Medicine Holder Extraordinare, The NY Carib News

Food for Thought, Apothecary Products, News 12 Brooklyn

Food for Thought, Herbal Teas, News 12 Brooklyn

Marcus Visits the Apothecary, FYI Feed

Four Spices for Winter Healing, Ebony Magazine

Ditmas Park Walk, Time Out New York

Beauty Secrets of the Supercool, Marie Claire


The shelves at Sacred Vibes Apothecary hold a bounty of medicinal roots and herbs. On one wall, the names of spices and botanicals sound like Harry Potter potion ingredients: wormwood, shepherd’s purse, myrrh gum, and mugwort. Another wall is stocked with specially crafted elixirs and tinctures designed to reduce stress, curb insomnia, and increase passion. It’s the work of proprietor and master herbalist Karen Rose, whose mission is to inspire more people to embrace curative plants. At her Brooklyn, New York, boutique there’s a constant flow of neighborhood residents interested in and curious about her dizzying selection of oddly named aromatics and colorful resins. Ask Rose about almost any plant or root and she can discuss its composition and full spectrum of therapeutic properties from memory.
— Chana Garcia, Black Enterprise
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.
— Noah Rosenberg, The New York Times
Karen is contemplative and soulful about her calling as an herbalist. After all, it is a spiritual experience. She describes herself as a “consistent student” who studies the practice of the use of plants. Her work and studies span well over twenty years, originating with the practices of her grandmother while growing up in Guyana.
— NY Carib News