After studying Naturopathy and Western Herbal Medicine for 4 years, my journey into the use of powdered herbs began when i was pregnant and my meditation teacher suggested adding some Shatavari powder to golden milk as a nourishing postpartum tonic.
Although they are used in both ancient medicine systems of Ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine, the use of powdered herbs in Western medicine is rare and they were difficult to find.
As I researched further I realised what a potent and effective form it was for therapeutic use of plants, and also discovered the ancient art of tonic herbalism.
Unlike other commonly used forms of herbal medicine, powdered herbs have no alcohol content, are highly bioavailable, and retain a high level of active constituents when prepared correctly. There is no waste, the whole plant is ingested, the herb is tasted, increasing its effects and they can be added to carriers such as warm plant milks or honey instantly and conveniently.
Serendipitously, while living in a remote village in Sri Lanka and learning about their particular system of Ayurveda, I found there were many beautiful, organic farms on this lush island, that grew an abundance of medicinal herbs, and prepared them according to traditional guidelines to retain optimum potency.
Bliss Elixir was born.