Dawn Combs

Title: Herbalist & Freelance Writer

Location: Ohio

Expertise: Food & Recipes

"Dawn Combs, M.A., Certified Herbalist, is an Ethnobotanist and functional foods expert. She is the best-selling author of the books Sweet Remedies, Heal Local and Concevieing Healty Babies.A professional speaker, educator, wellness coach and frequent contributor for several magazines, she is best known for her expertise in using honey and plant-based sugars as a medium for medicine-making and for empowering people in their innate wisdom to be well using local food medicine.The Combs family homestead on the internationally renowned Soda Farm, a United Plant Savers (UpS) botanical sanctuary, and teaching facility. Dawn and her family model how to grow personal health with a strong community focus, practical solutions, foods and remedies through her online membership forum, apprenticeship and her unique line of healthy soda supplements."


  • Best-selling author of her book Conceiving Healthy Babies: An Herbal Guide to Support Preconception, Pregnancy and Lactation (New Society Publishers, 2014), Heal Local: 20 Essential Herbs for Do-it-Yourself Home Healthcare (New Society Publishers, 2015) and Sweet Remedies: Healing Herbal Honeys (Storey, 2019).
  • She is the owner of the herbal health farm Mockingbird Meadows


Dawn Combs is an ethnobotanist with more than 20 years of experience in her field.


She completed her B.A. in Botany and Humanities/Classics.

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