seductive and healing: jasmine

seductive and healing: jasmine

  The jasmine flower is one of the most beloved and fragrant flowers found throughout South Asia.  The small, white or yellow flowers are surround...

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The rejuvenating gotu kola

The rejuvenating gotu kola

Gotu kola (Centella asiatica), also known as Indian pennywort and brahmi, is found throughout the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia. The p...

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burdock root

burdock root

burdock root is a robust and persistent weed known not only for its skin-healing properties, but also for its ability to ward off evil. burdock has...

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A tiny history of tea

A tiny history of tea

The history of tea is both fascinating and complex.  I love using this ingredient in particular because it possesses both medicinal and spiritu...

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the beauty of bamboo

the beauty of bamboo

a symbol of longevity, strength, and flexibility, the bamboo plant is a valuable ally in the world of green beauty. found in diverse climates, bamb...

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ashwagandha

ashwagandha

ashwagandha, also known as Indian ginseng or winter cherry, is a plant in the nightshade family. it is a plump shrub with oval leaves and yellow fl...

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the amazing almond

the amazing almond

the almond belongs to the rose family and is believed to have been transported in ancient times along the shores of the Mediterranean into northern...

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The importance of ingredients

The importance of ingredients

  I am obsessed with ingredients.  Their origins, history, cultural and spiritual significance, and of course their safety and efficacy, are consi...

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Lakshmi

Lakshmi

Lakshmi is the goddess of wealth, fortune, power, luxury, beauty, fertility, and auspiciousness. she is known for her glowing skin as well as her d...

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