our lab essentials are some of our favourite go-to daily ingredients. a bit about them below, they can also be found mixed in several of our potions.
indian gooseberry, or amla is the small, nutritious fruit of a tree found primarily in India. used as a powerful antioxidant + free radical scavenger, amla may work to support the immune + cardiovascular system. this ancient fruit is known to be rich in protein which may promote healthy metabolic activity, + assist in smoother digestion due to its high fibre content! amla has also been used to promote balanced blood sugar levels.
for thousands of years, this revered ancient plant has been used to help relieve stress, increase energy + brain function, + reduce cortisol levels. it may help to reduce overall inflammation, cholesterol, blood glucose levels + symptoms of depression. ashwagandha is also said to assist in boosting libido, fertility, + increasing strength. now that's incredible.
this super adaptogen has been used for thousands of years. at 4 years old the root is harvested + has been used to help support the immune system, which in turn may help combat stress + disease! it may help to lower cholesterol, improve cardiovascular wellness + has been shown to have anti-oxidative qualities. this root is used to reduce inflammation, + what’s more, may even help regulate + prevent diabetes!
the fruit of the ancient, majestic baobab tree has been used for thousands of years- only more recently we are beginning to understand just why this fruit is so incredible! baobab is used to support the immune system with its impressive vitamin C, potassium, magnesium, + calcium content! known to assist with digestion + nurture optimal health in the gut as it is full of both soluble + insoluble fibre, making baobab a wonderful prebiotic. what’s more, baobab has been used as a powerful antioxidant, as well as considered beneficial for those on a low glycemic diet!
loved for all of the vitamins, minerals proteins, lipids, carotenoids + bioflavonoids it has to offer, bee pollen is also used for its antibacterial, antifungal + antiviral properties! eating bee pollen may help reduce inflammation, support the immune system, as well as lower cholesterol naturally. seriously, what’s not to love? add it to your smoothies, breakfast dishes, or eat it straight out of the jar + bee love.
this superfood powder is made from the subtropical fruit of the lucuma tree found in Peru, Chile + Ecuador! known there as the ‘Gold of the Incas’, it has a sweet caramel or maple flavour but has been known to help stabilize blood sugar levels! not only that, lucuma may have anti-inflammatory, anti-aging + skin-repair effects! perfect addition to your elixirs, smoothies, raw desserts, or energy balls!
this adaptogenic superfood is a member of the cruciferous family (like broccoli + cabbage!). it has been used for thousands of years. this slightly sweet + nutty flavoured root may help balance hormones, support the immune system, act as an aphrodisiac, + has been said to help to increase focus + energy by regulating the hypothalamus and pituitary gland. maca has all 8 essential amino acids, calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, + vitamins B1,B2, C + E! talk about an ancient treasure.
the bark + pods of the mesquite plant make up this superfood powder. loved for its low glycemic index which makes it perfect to use as a natural sweetener. mesquite is also known for its high protein + fiber content (hello prebiotic!), as well as calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron + zinc!
moringa is a large tree native to South India. the super powered leaf of the tree is used for its antioxidants, vitamins B2, B6, C, iron, magnesium, beta-carotene + protein- wow! it may help with inflammation, lowering blood sugar levels + even cholesterol! now that’s something to write home about. we love to add moringa to our fav morning smoothie!
shatavari is used as a beautiful women’s tonic, known to support all stages of a woman’s cycle + even loved for pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum + menopause! not only that, this superfood may also work as a supportive digestive aid. a powerful adaptogen, shatavari may assist in nourishing + calming the nerves. a true gem for any woman to add to her daily ritual.