Heal Yo’ Self with Lilikoi and Culantro

Freshly harvested Lilikoi (Passion Flowers) and Culantro (Puerto Rican Cilantro) are being prepared to enter the solar dehydrators. Lilikoi will be blended into our Tranquility tea to aid in sleep and pain relief. The Culantro will be blended into our Puritea to support a healthy lymphatic system and gentle cleanse.

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Getting to the Heart of the Matter: Noni

Getting to the heart of the matter. I walked into the Kauai Farmacy office & was pleasantly surprised to find one of our team members wearing a giant Noni leaf over her heart. When I asked why she was wearing the Noni leaf, she replied “Isn’t that what you guys do?” Doug & I laughed. It is what we do.

About nine years ago, we were fully immersed in experiencing this remarkable Polynesian Herb; brewing the leaves into tea; eating them; curing them, submerging in Noni bath water, and even wearing the leaves until they sweated the toxins from our bodies; helping to heal us on the surface level & more deeply connect us to the truth behind Nature’s medicine.

At that time, many people had shared their experiences with the plant’s pungent, stinky fruit counterpart; a popular Polynesian healer in its own right. However, it was the leaf that captivated us.

The Noni leaf is super circulatory, & is responsible for pumping more oxygen-rich blood to our vital organs; making it an excellent aid in strengthening our cardiovascular system, & enabling us to feel more alert & alive. The Noni leaf also contains ursolic acid, a compound that reduces inflammation; boosts metabolism and stimulates weight loss. It is becoming more widely known for its detoxifying & tumor-preventative properties, as it contains compounds that actively break up free radicals & blockages in the body that can lead to illness. It’s anti-fungal, anti-bacterial & bone-restorative abilities, are amongst its many healing characteristics.

We use the Noni leaf (aka Morinda Citrifolia), in our Puritea Cleanse Powder, Wellness Tea, & Vitalitea.

We are beyond grateful to the Noni plant for introducing us into the realm of self-healing & the power of plant medicine.

From our hearts to yours,
The Kauai Farmacy Team xoxoxo

This is What Medicine Looks Like!

?TURMERIC (aka Olena) harvested fresh today. This is what medicine looks like! This golden cluster of turmeric was harvested for my dear friend and one of your medicine-makers, who took a surfboard to the shin.

Turmeric is an excellent anti-inflammatory, as well as an herb esteemed for clearing infection and cleansing open wounds. It is highly circulatory, a brilliant line of defense when it comes to cardiovascular health, and due to its high levels of the compound curcumin, it is excellent in breaking down free radicals that can lead to illness.

Turmeric can be consumed in teas, smoothies, culinary dishes and used topically. This herb may just be the most all-around medicine we have here on the farm.

Today, we will use the raw, cold-pressed juice of the Turmeric rhizome to apply liberally over the wound, as well as consume it internally.

This herb makes its way into almost every one of our teas. The blends that have a high percentage of Turmeric include our 100% TURMERIC powder, CACOA OLENA, CURRY spice blend, and VITALITEA.

Healing each other one plant at a time,
The Kauai Farmacy Team xoxoxo

FREE herbal recipes on our website.

Turmeric: All-around Medicinal Herb

Kauai Farmacy Turmeric Powder, anyone? This may be the most potent turmeric powder commercially available anywhere. Turmeric, aka Olena in Hawaiian, is renown for its active compound, curcumin. Olena may be the most all-around medicinal herb we have here on the farm; specifically useful for boosting the immune system, reducing inflammation; increasing circulation; and strengthening the heart and liver.

Turmeric is an active ingredient in our: Cacao Olena, Love Potion, Puritea Clease Powder, Wellness, Women’s Wellness, and Vitalitea.

When Life Gives You Lemons

When life gives you lemons, give thanks. These alkalizing fruits create balance in our body’s PH, which can be quite erratic in our modern lifestyles. Aside from being a pure & delicious approach to boosting metabolic activity, by integrating lemon into your daily diet, you are also enabling other important vitamins and minerals to be more easily absorbed into your body; thus heightening organ function and aiding in their optimal performance. ⠀

Our lemon rinds are cured raw in our solar dehydrators, and inoculated into some of our herbal blends like our Puritea Cleanse Powder, and Women’s Wellness Tea.⠀

Aside from all the health benefits the lemon rinds offer, they are also in part responsible for making our medicinal teas taste delicious. This basket of lemons will be squeezed for the Kauai Farmacy team to enjoy as a refreshment; and the rinds will be making their way into the next herbal tea batch. Lucky for us all!

Know Your Farmer

Mahalos (thank you) to all the Kauai organic farmers. We are so grateful to receive this amazing Kauai-grown produce. The energy these foods deliver is beyond measure-These plants are feeding our household on the daily.

We give thanks to One Song Farm for the tastiest and most nourishing lettuce on the planet; Ken’s Farm for your hearty carrots; Dylan Strong’s Farm for your one-of-a-kind cucumbers, tomatoes and Poblano green peppers; Olena Farms for your creamy avocados; and our very own Kauai Farmacy limes.

Pair this chopped, diced and sliced salad with a hot brew or iced cup of our Puritea tea, or sprinkle the Puritea powder directly into your salad dressing to add almost a dozen more alkalizing, cleansing and flavorful herbal plants, and no doubt, you will feel more alive!

Good to know your farmer.

PURITEA HERBAL CLEANSE: Papaya Leaf, Soursop Leaf, Guava Leaf, Mulberry Leaf, Turmeric, Tulsi, Noni Leaf, Lemon Peel, Kaffir Lime, Puerto Rican Cilantro

Another Kind of Wealth

Flashback photo of a market in india

I took this photo about 12 years ago when Doug and I were trekking across Rajasthan INDIA. Rajasthan literally translates into “The Land of the Kings”. This photo captures metaphorically and literally genuine WEALTH; Not the kind based on global statistics; not the kind that is measured in minted coins and printed dollar bills; But instead, the wealth that comes from a vibrant economy producing abundant foods, spices, and plant medicine; ultimately translating into the health and well-being of a community as a whole.

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Ānuenue – “āh-noo-weh-noo-weh” Double Rainbow

The meaning of the double rainbow

What a way to start the morning! In Hawaii, these full spectrum sightings are called Ānuenue – “āh-noo-weh-noo-weh”. With abundant sunlight and falling water here in Kauai, these beautiful arcs of bent light abound. I feel so invigorated with each sighting. Some believe, the double rainbow, with its colors reflected in reverse, is a sign of good luck to come. If you look closely, you can see the double bow faintly to the left of the beaming rainbow.

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