Moringa originates from tropical countries around the world - South Asia as well as parts of Africa and South America.
In ancient times, people considered Moringa a cure-all and some still see it as one. Among the benefits that have been attributed to it are the ability to aid in digestion and improve eye health while also acting as a tonic.
Multiple parts of the moringa tree are edible. The leaves have a mildly bitter flavor with a peppery bite, it is relatively subtle so that you can add them to many Western dishes without throwing off a traditional flavor profile.
Purple Tea is a special tea variety only found in Kenya. This extraordinary, rare and most fascinating tea is named after its distinctive, purple- reddish leaf pigmentation associated with very high presence of anti-oxidants called Anthocyanin.
Purple Tea is a new cultivar of the tea family that is grown at the highlands of Rift Valley in Kenya. It has beautiful purple leaves and brews a lovely purple hue that intensifies if you add a squeeze of lemon. Why is it purple? The leaves are purple because they contain anthocyanin, the same antioxidant found in blueberries, pomegranates, onions and acai berries. The leaves are slightly withered to create a subtle and natural taste while retaining all of the health benefits.
Marula Oil is harvested in the north central regions of Namibia.
The fruit of the marula tree is traditionally used by the Oshivambo people to make juice, beer and oil, and women predominately harvest the marula fruit. The women that collect and harvest the marula fruit are part of a co-operative called Eudafano Women's Co-operative (EWC).
Marula oil is extracted from the kernels of the fruit. The fruit is collected and the kernel extracted by the women. The kernels are then taken to the EWC factory in Ondangwa where they are processed by cold pressing them to extract the oil.
Marula oil is rich in linoleic fatty acid, antioxidants and oleic acid, which are essential for the preservation of healthy skin. The oil is easily absorbed into the skin and naturally softens, nourishes and revitalizes.
During periods of extreme drought, the Commiphora wildii plant naturally exudes a precious amber coloured resin. This resin is steam distilled to extract the essential oil. The Himba women of Kaokoland wild harvest the resin and use it as an ingredient in their traditional perfume.
The women now commercially harvest “Omumbiri” and are paid per kilogram collected. The resin is sent to the processing facility in Opuwo, which is owned by the conservancies in the area.
“Omumbiri” is an uplifting and relaxing middle note. The aroma is fresh, smooth, and slightly spicy. It is believed that Namibian Myrrh can be Antibacterial, Anti-inflammatory and a calming or relaxing oil.