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  • Anima Mundi

    Anima Mundi- ADRIANA AYALES, Owner & Herbalist

    I am the herbalist, medicine maker, educator and founder over at Anima Mundi. I'm originally from Costa Rica and started Anima Mundi several years ago in Brooklyn as a means to bridging ancient remedies to the modern world. My heart was to create a true farm to pharmacy experience through the art of medicine making with herbs. We offer a wide spectrum of remedies and plants from around the world, integrating from several traditions that I've studied over the years, such as rainforest tribal styles, Ayurveda, Chinese-Daoist Medicine, and European style alchemy. I believe that by preserving these ancient forms of indigenous botany, we keep alive a very sacred aspect to our source. Anima Mundi was founded with the intention to bridge ancient healing traditions and plant remedies as a form as grass roots healthcare for today's world.

  • Auroshikha

    Auroshikha- Has been importing fine Auroshikha incense from India to the United States for over 20 years.

  • District Herbs

    District Herbs- Co-Founder Ebony Payne, LMT, Clinical Herbalist

    Born and raised in Washington DC, Ebony Payne is a 2011 graduate of Potomac Massage Training Institute with over 7 years of experience as a licensed massage therapist, specializing in myofascial therapy. She began studying traditional herbal medicine in 2013 at the Mid-Atlantic School of Herbalism with clinical herbalists including Claudia Joy Wingo, the director of the three year program.

    Inspired by an experience with a single cup of ginger tea that eased a severe bout of digestive pain, Ebony was drawn to learning more about the medicinal uses of plants and food. While studying under practitioners of Western and Ayurvedic herbal traditions, she first conceptualized District Herbs as a second year student intending to bring herbal medicine into her massage therapy practice.

    At the same time that her herbal studies began, another herbal movement was underway. The medicinal uses of cannabis and hemp were beginning to be formally recognized nationwide including in Washington DC. As Ebony saw more and more people take a sudden interest in plant medicine, the impact and importance the legitimization of cannabis and hemp would have for herbal medicine as a whole immediately became evident.

    After graduating from the Mid-Atlantic School of Herbalism in 2016, Ebony set out to connect people to the full scope of traditional herbal medicine by harnessing the excitement around the rise of cannabis and hemp. Knowing that she would need an expert and mentor to carry this vision to success, Ebony enlisted the help of Claudia Joy Wingo to co-found District Herbs into the company it is today. The two are excited to bring their line of medicinal loose leaf teas and hemp salve for pain relief to the community and though the journey has been long, it has only just begun.

    Co-Founder- Claudia Joy Wingo, MPH, RN, FNHAA, Clinical Herbalist

    Claudia Joy Wingo brings over 40 years of global experience in the herbal medicine and health care fields. Born in Washington DC to a botanist father and raised on her grandmother's handcrafted root teas in the Ozark Mountains, Claudia's entire life has been steeped in healing plants. As a teenager of the 70s, she began studying herbal medicine at Smile Herb Shop in College Park, MD where she eventually founded the Mid-Atlantic School of Herbalism in 2012. Embarking on a lifelong journey of world travel and study after completing training as a chef in the US and Europe, she traveled to Israel to apprentice under a Yemenite Unani Tibb practitioner to study medical botany. She continued her integrative health education in Australia, earning diplomas in Botanical Medicine, Nutrition and Therapeutic Bodywork from NSW College of Natural Therapies in 1981.

    Claudia became a registered nurse after completing training at Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children in Sydney, Australia in 1984. She went on to practice hospital and community-based nursing in Australia as well as working as a public health nurse, supervising pediatric and maternal health clinics in Central America, Papua New Guinea and Bangladesh. She holds a Bachelor's of Applied Science from University of Sydney, a Naturalist Certification from the USDA Graduate School, a Post Graduate Diploma in Tropical Medicine and a Master's of Public Health (MPH) from James Cook University.

    In addition to bringing her talents and wisdom to District Herbs, Claudia is currently the Department Chair of Health Promotion at Maryland University of Integrative Health and Director of Mid-Atlantic School of Herbalism. She is also an adjunct professor for Georgetown University's Complementary and Alternative Medicine graduate program and has served on the executive board of the Rachel Carson Council for the past nine years. Claudia is driven by her passion for integrative and herbal medicine, educating the next generation of leading herbalists and wellness practitioners, and above all, empowering others with the knowledge to care for their own health.

  • Genuine African Formula

    African Formula- Manufactures, produces and distributes Natural Health and Beauty Skin products. Their line of products includes:

    • Natural and Botanical Skin Care
    • Hair Care
    • Dental Care
    • Bath and Body Products

    They are developed from traditional African herbal remedies, herbal medicines, and natural cosmetics. All our products meet the highest standards in the industry and are comparable to products found in the best skin care, hair care, bath and body care salons anywhere in the United States.

  • Maharishi Ayurveda

    Maharishi Ayurveda- Originating in India, vpk by Maharishi Ayurveda is the first and oldest ayurveda products company in the United States. Our ayurvedic formulations are based on written records dating back thousands of years. Our formulations are not new; they are ancient, time-tested and effective.

  • Mystic Essence

    Mystic Essence- Since 1986, we have been on Smith Street in Downtown Brooklyn, New York. It was a humble beginning and we are grateful and humble to God Almighty when we hear nice comments from our respected customers about our products.

    We have been distributing alcohol-free perfume and body oils from the beginning, and added our own line of hair care and other products over the years. We ship our products all over the world. Our most famous products are the Original Egyptian Musk and Nature's Blessing Hair Pomade, Coconut Oil & Hair Food.

  • Nubian Heritage

    Nubian Heritage- Nubian Heritage got its start on the streets of Harlem. Fresh out of college and without jobs, Richelieu Dennis and Nyema Tubman set out to bring the healing traditions of African Black Soap and Shea Butter to the community they loved. Short on experience but full of passion and determination, they mined their knowledge of culturally authentic healing traditions to create natural skin and body treatments to share with their families and community. That was back in 1992, and they've held fast to that commitment every day since.

  • Ohm Nutritionals

    OHM Nutritionals- Katemfe Fruit Extract is 3000 times sweeter than sugar, the protein thaumatin is the extract of Thaumatococcus daniellii, known in its native region as the Katemfe fruit.

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