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Lyn Pacificar
Benefits and Uses of Guava Leaves

Benefits and Uses of Guava Leaves

Guava leaves have an extensive history in many folk medicine applications, not only in the Philippines, but around the world.  Our tree, whom we lovingly call, "Mama Guava," is a relationship built over two decades.  To know and to teach her medicine is a deep privilege and honor.  Being an herbalist doesn't necessarily mean knowing everything about every plant, but to also have a heart-soul connection with the very plants who are your allies.  It is easy enough to look up benefits and research what a plant can do for you.  Most people don't take the time to know what...

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Lyn Pacificar
Bayabas Guava Leaf Oil Benefits and Uses

Bayabas Guava Leaf Oil Benefits and Uses

Guava Leaves (Psidium Guajava) contain the components our ancestors have long known to be medicinal for our mind, body and spirit. Thousands of years before the advent of scientific testing and westernized medicine, nature was the only pharmacy we needed to seek in order to heal ourselves.   Contained in Bayabas Guava Leaf Skin Elixir, is ancient wisdom-- written in our DNA to be the balancing energy to what ails us.  The Guava Leaf Skin Elixir is ancestral knowledge and mysticism handed down from generation to generation.  Also known as “bayabas” in the Filipino culture, guava leaves have been used in teas and...

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Lyn Pacificar
Benefits of Mangosteen

Benefits of Mangosteen

Whenever my mom and I travel back home to the Philippines, she always looks for mangosteen.  Of course, depending on the season, she either gets to enjoy the fruits or she has to wait until the next time we return.  Luckily on our last trip, we were able to catch the tail end of its seasonality, much to my mom's delight.  Mangosteen (Garcinia Mangostana) is an exotic fruit native to Southeast Asia, and is primarily farmed in Mindanao, Philippines.  Being difficult to grow makes this fruit a precious commodity when it comes into season.  Mangosteen is considered the queen of...

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Lyn Pacificar
DIY Vitality Fire Tincture for Boosting Immunity

DIY Vitality Fire Tincture for Boosting Immunity

Immunity begins within your gut. What better way to get started in clearing, healing, and balancing your body, mind, and spirit than with a Vitality Fire Tincture you can make at home.   I think it's safe to say that my vinegars are famous in my household and with my friends who have asked for an extra batch to take home.  If you go to a Filipino market and walk down the condiments aisle, you will find a variety of vinegars, some of which include peppers and spices.  One of my family favorites is called "Pinakurat," made from coconut vinegar,...

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