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Lyn Pacificar
Why We Source Filipino Ingredients from the Motherland

Why We Source Filipino Ingredients from the Motherland

Herbalaria supports several local for-profit businesses and non-profit organizations in the Philippines and here in the U.S.A.  We strive to bridge cultures through commerce by being the medium for Filipino plant medicine and knowledge to gain value and recognition in the global community.

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Lyn Pacificar
How to Make Salabat Ginger Tea

How to Make Salabat Ginger Tea

My grandma swore by drinking ginger tea every morning.  As a matter of fact, salabat or ginger tea is the general "go-to" Filipino herbal drink when it comes to sore throat, colds, flu, indigestion, nausea, and as an herbal tonic to bring warmth and balance to the body.   With the Covid pandemic, there is a rise in interest for natural remedies to help boost the immune system and stave off viruses.  Well, look no further than to one of the most accessible, powerful and effective herbs out there-- the ginger.  It's origins are traced back to southeast Asia, but you...

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Lyn Pacificar
Healing Benefits of Guava Leaf Tincture

Healing Benefits of Guava Leaf Tincture

Many scientists are studying what our Ancestors have known all along--the healing properties of Guava Leaves, captured in this bottle of Bayabas Tincture. Lovingly harvested, organically grown guava leaves are from our very own urban farm, steeped in a base of coconut lambanog (a distilled liquor made from coconut palm sap) sourced from the Philippines.  Not all guava trees are created equally.  Our trees are grown with great care, fertilized with homemade compost, lending to its high quality leaves and potency.  The leaves are hand-harvested at their peak season, cleaned, and processed in ceremony to create this beautiful guava leaf extract. ...

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Kimiko De Pedro
Ancestral Healing through Shamanic Art & Spiritual Mentorship

Ancestral Healing through Shamanic Art & Spiritual Mentorship

Earlier this year, I was a few days shy from flying home to the Philippines for the first time.  I was so thrilled to finally attend our long awaited family reunion in Antipolo.  I had my heart set on deepening the knowledge of my family history and ancestral roots.  Packed and ready to go, the unthinkable happened. California announced its first shut down due to the rising pandemic of COVID-19.  In addition to trying to digest what was happening across the globe, I also felt heartbreak, but little did I know that my journey in ancestral healing was still unfolding, even...

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