ANCIENT HERBAL FORMULAS FOR WELLNESS AND LONGEVITY
Today let’s talk to…
Founder: Adriana Ayales
Location: Brooklyn, NYC
Anima Mundi was born out of the desire to having a natural form of healthcare. The root of their intention is to craft high potency formulas, utilizing ancient healing methods applied and studied by rainforest natives.
Sourcing botanical history preservation, they aim to bring a wide range of formulas for wellness and longevity. The preservation of alchemy is how they want to write history. Within their formulas you’ll find wisdom that has been revered by medicine people across the world.
Their formulations capture the essence of different traditions. Anima Mundi integrates Rainforest Tribal botany, with Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda.
How did you come to set up Anima Mundi Herbals? What inspired you to create your brand?
Anima Mundi was born out of an inspiration to bring properly harvested and pure medicines from the jungle to the world. From a very young age I’ve been a lover of nature and it’s mystical ways. Being from the rainforest, its almost impossible not to worship Mother Earths magic! I unexpectedly moved to NYC and saw the need of people needing pristine and pure medicines to deal with every day stresses. I started a lab and developed medicines in accordance to the common need for mental, emotional and physical wellness.
How would you describe your brand philosophy?
Anima Mundi works directly with organically and wild crafted sources in nature. We aim to bring the most vibrant botanicals of the rainforest, to be crafted using biodynamic methods, and poured with love, to make the highest vibrational superfoods on the planet.
Where do you source your ingredients from?
Most of our Ingredients come from Costa Rica, Brazil and Peru.
If you had to use only product from your range, what would it be?
I would use wildharvested Tibetan botanicals.
What is your most treasured wellness secret?
Herbal enemas. It’s pure magic. My focus is colon health, and using different herbs to cleanse and nourish the gut. Most people use water and sometimes coffee, which are amazing! Yet when you mineralize your intestines with botanicals like turmeric, mushrooms, anti-parasitic herbs, you truly access a wellspring of wellness.
What is your approach to nutrition? How do you keep healthy?
I’m a lover of FRESH and locally farmed produce. I was vegan for about 8years, did lots of raw cleansing, tried herbal programs for long periods of time… And it’s all powerful and essential. Yet, when you can consistently keep a high alkaline diet, with adaptogenic treasures nourishing you constantly (particularly mushrooms!), you’ll feel the GLOW throughout your everyday life. Fresh food, no stress, yoga and love is my every day pursuit.
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What do you do to relax?
Yoga and lucid dream tonics!
Your current mantra?
Love is medicine.
(Photos: Jennifer Harter)