MORINGA, The Herbal Superfood

MORINGA oleifera: Indigenous to India and renown in parts of the world such as the Philippines and Africa as a superfood; this tree with its small oval-leaf clustered-sprigs is one of the rare foods that provide us with all the essential Amino acids we need to survive. Amino acids are responsible for new cellular growth. Loaded with vitamins and minerals like vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, and C, iron, manganese, copper, phosphorous, magnesium and zinc, it is a smart choice to add Moringa to everyone’s diet.
 
MoringaIn India and Himalayan medicine, Moringa has been used as a remedy for hundreds of different dis-eases for thousands of years.
And get this; when the Moringa leaves are cured raw in our solar dehydrators, their vitamin and mineral content becomes more concentrated and become even more nourishing. For example, according to the Imagine Rural Development Initiative, Moringa leaves when dried have twenty-five times the iron of spinach – and instead of three times the potassium of bananas in its fresh-produce state, it is more like fifteen times that of bananas; four times more protein than eggs; ten times more vitamin A than carrots; and seventeen times more calcium than milk.
 
Green Energy PuckGrown in volcanic-rich organic soil, hand-harvested, and prepared by loving artisans, this nutritious herb makes its way into our Kauai Farmacy Women’s Wellness tea, Buzz Chew, and Green Energy powder.
 
 
* African Journal of Biotechnology Vol. 10(60), pp. 1292
5-12933, 5 October, 2011

Winter in Hawaii

Contrary to many people’s perception of Hawaii, we do have seasons. The winter season is generally known as the rainy season: when big surf occupies the North shore and calm surf faces the South side (the opposite is true in the summer). Stormy winds often accompany the large swells arriving from the west. With the increased rains, and temperatures dropping down into the low sixties, as it has in the last few nights – brrrr!, we are drinking more hot brew just to keep our thin-skin warm.

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Kauai Farmacy LOVE

Sending waves of LOVE to you all through the vibration of herbal medicine. Grown with LOVE, cured with LOVE, made with LOVE. With every sip of Kauai Farmacy herbal tea, and every interaction with the high-vibration of Kauai Farmacy herbal products, we welcome you to experience the LOVE.

From our hearts and our gardens, straight to your home – Share the LOVE!

Raw, Vegan, herbal GUACAMOLE recipe

RAW, VEGAN, herbal GUACAMOLE recipe
From the Kauai Farmacy kitchen:
  • 1 tablespoon Kauai Farmacy Curry Blend (Curry Leaf, Yellow Ginger, Galangal Ginger, Turmeric, Kaffir Lime, Hawai’ian Chili Pepper – Sprinkle more or less for desired heat/flavor
  • 5 ripe creamy Avocados – mash
  • 1 large shallot – mince
  • 1/2 lime (squeeze)
  • 1/4 cup tomatoes-any variety (chopped)
  • 4 sprigs fresh cilantro (fine chopped)
  • 4 sprigs fresh parsley (fine chopped)
  • Coarse sea salt (to taste)
  • 2 tablespoons cold-pressed olive oil (Drizzle)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kauai Farmacy Savory Blend optional: (Tarragon, Oregano, Rosemary, Tulsi, Sage & Thyme) – Sprinkle
  • 1 head of red leaf cabbage (cut in palm size petals)

* Organic, fresh, raw, local produce when possible

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Farmers Market Partners: Love for Self, Family, Community

by Crystal Bilyeu

“A beautiful garden provides nourishment for your body, soul and spirit,” shares Doug and Genna Wolkon of Kauai Farmacy. They, along with their three beautiful children, live tucked away on a 4-acre garden on our beautiful “Garden Isle” of Kauai. Their journey started 5 years ago, as they felt inspired to live a clean healthier conscious way of life. Doug set out to provide a home where he could thrive and be a better man and he now oversees an operation on his land that is a haven to his family. The farm provides a way for Doug and Genna to raise their children in a community that meets all of their needs.

Kauai Farmacy specializes in medicinal herbal teas. Six years ago, Doug started drinking fresh herbal teas every day. He would go through roughly a gallon of herbal tea a day. In six months, he lost 20 pounds and felt his entire body activate and rejuvenate. As a result, he was motivated to help teach people about this proven and historical approach to health and wellness. Drinking herbal tea is a natural and sustainable way to integrate good health practice into any lifestyle.

Every plant in every tea they sell is grown on the farm. Their gardens are diversely planted, not in rows, but in groupings of multiple species. Each plant supports and complements the one next to it adding to the health and wellness of the whole ecosystem, while using no pesticides or synthetic chemicals. The plants are hand-picked and fed compost tea, along with composted manure (nature’s most balanced plant food). When the plants are harvested, they are processed and preserved through sustainable solar dehydrators; this allows them to send their beautiful teas all around the world, and they are able to reach out and help people locally as well as abroad.

Doug and Genna invite you to visit them online at kauaifarmacy.com, where you can learn more about their offerings. Better yet, while at the Anaina Hou Farmers Market, taste some of their teas and be inspired by the pureness of the intention. “When it comes to medicine, trust the local plants, and do your best to learn how to use them in your daily life.” You can also make an appointment to visit the farm where you will see firsthand their love for self, love for family and love for our precious community.