Today I started with a smoothie of eggfruit, oat milk, a half squizzed orange, Moringa seeds and a touch of vanille flavour. I didn’t know at that time that the day will be dedicated to healthy herbs and new flavours.
So I went to visit a small herbal, family oriented farm. I am still very impressed about their attitude and how simple and thoughtfull they work in the garden. Pretty advanced. First they treat the whole cycle from small seed to harvest to sale. Their tea is in less than 2 weeks out of the garden in your hands. They started with Noni leaf tea and Tulsi tea six years ago. Nowerdays they open their farm twice a week for guided tours through the herbal garden. If you dream to have a garden where you can grow ginger, turmeric, tulsi, cacao, and other medicinal herbs and use them to heal your body and soul, you’re gonna fall in love with the Farmacy. They also make their own salves, teas, and superfood powders and they taste amazing. Everything is grown in the garden, dried using a 100% natural (non-electric) dehydration system designed by them and processed by hand.
I like their philosophy, gardening should be simple, cheap and availabe. Plants are intelligent and they are informing our bodies, this information allows your body to heal yourself and you are able of selfsubstain. Subtle yet transformative, these unique essences help balance the emotions and heal the soul. On the guided tour you meet the owner Genna, she sees herself as a listener, not as a gardener. She perceive the need of plants for everybody, we share breath, they are our food, they clean the air. She even scratch the topic till „What is actually the seperation of you and the plants?“ The plants are talking to her, and influencing feelings. Once a day there is a girl singing in the garden. This is fantastic, never seen a place where there is so much love and wisdom intention for plants. This is definitely a shamanic approach lived in the nowerdays.
But coming back to herbs. Spice trade has a long history even James Cook was interested in dealing with spices and herbs when he arrived at Hawaii. That shows the value of plants. For now I only describe the two teas they started with, as Genna’s husband Doug mentioned you start with Noni and Tulsi and this will change your life. Let’s go!
Noni leave tea, you find the evergreen tree everywhere on Hawaii. Known also as Indian Mulberry is was documented in ancient Sanskirt texts for numerous medicinal uses. Today Noni is still reverred and used for numerous ailments where the fruit, leaves, flowers, stems, bark, and roots are used. It is highly detoxing and cleaning the body, you can life from this tree as it offers all nutritions you need. Even the leaves you can put on the skin, they heal open wounds or swellings. The plan contains special compounds that help fight cancer by increasing the production of white blood cells and also xeronine, a compound that promotes cell structure health and regeneration.
Tulsi tea or holi basil (picture) how the Hawaiian call it, literally helps to adapt. It is the holiest herb in India and in the ayurvedic medicine s known for its protective and immune-boosting qualities. It brings you in balance, maintain health, strenghtenth longues, it helps rid free radicals that may be causing blockages and disease.
Tulsi nourishes the adrenals, thus supporting our ‘fight or flight’ responses, ability to react to stress and the imperative role of hormonal regulation in the adrenal gland. As our adrenals are replenished and supported, we are better able to adapt to whatever comes our way.