Be your own kitchen doctor Adriana Ayales grew up near the rainforest, where her grandmother set her on the path to herbal healing. Now she runs one of Brooklyn's most popular juice bars--and she's also deeply knowledgeable about the rainforest's fruits, botanicals, and other exotic ingredients. With this guide she passes on her knowledge of ethnobotanical customs, soul cleansing, and therapeutic cooking. Ayales explores the role of superfoods and superherbs and presents traditional recipes that embody ancient ways--including medicinal juicing for relaxation and rejuvenation, next-level cleansing, and infusions and teas to nourish body and soul. Enjoy a Cacao & Reishi Energy Elixir, make herbal extracts, learn cold-pressing techniques, and whip up a headache cure. These special, sometimes sacred formulas will help empower your life with vibrant creativity and health.
About the Author
Adriana Ayales is a Costa Rican native with the passion to restore the secrets of ancient botany. From a young age she has dedicated herself to the study of plants and healing. Her background integrates rainforest tribal-style botany, as well as classic European alchemy. Her expertise is in bridging the healing cosmologies between indigenous medicine and Western practices. Her formulas infuse biodynamic and organically sourced herbs from the most pristine places on the planet. She lives in New York City.