What Unprocessed Stevia Looks Like

STEVIA. This is what unprocessed, whole leaf Stevia looks like. This plant is remarkable; as it has the power to sweeten, and the potency to balance blood sugar levels in the body. This makes Stevia a perfect culinary companion herb for Diabetics as well as for people striving to shed excess weight.

Stevia is in our: Buzz Chew, Cacoa Olena, Children’s Wellness Tea, Green Energy, Tranquility, & Tropical Hibiscus Tea.

Sending you sweet herbal love,
The Kauai Farmacy Team xoxoxo

Super-charged Polynesian Spinach

? The sun shining through this Bele Spinach exemplifies this high protein, high-iron herb’s majestic beauty, structural integrity, and vibrant frequency. Supercharged with emerald green chlorophyll, packed with rich vitamins and minerals from the island of Kauai’s volcanic soil, this plant enhances one’s energy, reduces inflammation, strengthens the heart and circulatory system, supports healthy brain development and cognitive function, protects and supports the body’s growth on a cellular level, and creates balance in the blood.

This Polynesian Spinach (aka Edible hibiscus) is a dietary blessing for those seeking to reverse or relieve symptoms associated with anemia, adrenal fatigue, low energy, diabetes, heart conditions, and blood imbalances.

The Kauai Farmacy team of artisanal herbalists use Polynesian Spinach to hand-craft herbal blends like the Green Energy Superfood Powder, Women’s Wellness Tea, Buzz Chew, & Puritea Cleanse powder; all grown from seed to cup.

SOMEWHERE UNDER THE RAINBOW

This morning the miracle of rays of Hawai’ian sunshine kissed the misty rain over Kauai Farmacy’s front pasture.

This is the Ecosystem in which our herbs thrive, and why our plant medicine is exceptionally balanced. Here on the North Shore of Kauai, the air, light and water are in equilibrium. The land in which our herbs abound is situated between the mountain range and the clear waters of the Pacific Ocean, and is surrounded by the Kilauea Stream; a water passageway for the cascading waterfalls to exit to our ocean’s edge. The herbal plants drink up, breath in, and bath themselves in these living elements. When plants are cultivated in a balanced environment and touched by loving hands, they become that which surrounds and nourishes them. In turn, we then consume the vitamins and minerals that these plants offer, becoming that same air, light and water.

Like plants, we are a product of our environment and experiences. We thrive when our air, light and water are all in balance. When we integrate balanced herbs into our lifestyle, every aspect of our colorful lives shines just a little brighter. We begin to feel more alive. Our environment; our breath; our hydration; our nutrition; & our relationships all fall into synchronicity and rhythm, contributing to our overall well-being.

Herbs transfer their consciousness to our every cell; reawakening dormancy within our bodies; recapturing strength from within; and rejuvenating our own consciousness, so that we can make healthy choices and practice daily rituals that serve and nourish us.

From our Vitalitea to our Green Energy Superfood powder; from our land to your cups; from nature’s elements to the living collection of particles that we are; may we all enjoy the full spectrum of health and healthy lifestyle practices that integrate Kauai Farmacy herbs from the land of abundant rainbows.

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Kauai Insights: Did you know that Kauai is home to daily rainbow sightings, based on its unique balance of sunshine and abundant rainfall? The center of Kauai is home to Mount Waialeale (meaning “overflowing water” in Hawai’ian), which receives an astounding 460” of rainfall on average each year, making it one of the wettest places on Earth. In the native Hawai’ian language, rainbows are known as Anuenue.

Ashwagandha, the Sexual Wellness Herb with the Power of Longevity

Herb Files at Kauai Farmacy. Ashwagandha, the Sexual Wellness Herb with the Power to Longevity.

Recovering from a Fast Paced Life Style Takes Time

I have always been taught that energy is what you “use up”, until you are tired; or that energy is what you “use” until you are depleted of it. After using up all our energy playing sports or running errands, we typically crave to replenish our fleeting energy through binge eating and drinking; sometimes even manifesting into “sicknesses” with “pneumonia” or “flu” like symptoms.

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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

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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This is where chocolate begins…

This fresh harvest of ripe Theobroma Cacao pods are sliced open exposing the fruity beans (seeds) within.

This sweet and tangy white pulp shrouds the Cacoa bean. Dried and fermented, this bean can be processed into Cacao nibs and later churned into a Cacao paste, Cacao butter, and later crafted into a bitter chocolate.

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