Anima Mundi (n) = The soul of the world
Anima mundi is a Latin phrase meaning "the soul of the world", contemplated by many philosophers, as "the soul of nature" or the animating (anima) force in nature. The world soul is, according to several systems of thought, an intrinsic connection between all living things on the planet, which relates to our world in much the same way as the soul is connected to the human body.
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Preserving the Wisdom of Ancient Botany
Anima Mundi Herbals is completely devoted to providing the freshest and most vibrant botanical goodness to the world. Our ingredients are primarily sourced from native people and small farmers from the rainforest lands, as well as other parts of the world. We love to work directly with our producers to source the highest quality possible at first hand. Our purpose is to bridge native people into today's world, through the magic of ancient botany and rainforest remedies.
Our project supports true fair trade practices, permacultural outreach, supporting small economies and businesses, and creating plant-based remedies that benefit people from all walks of life. We carefully ensure that all ingredients used are carefully harvested, dried and packed in accordance to our standards. We don't only go by certifications, we truly want to work directly with farmers that are doing genuine good work in this world. In the rainforest, most farmers or wild-crafters, do not have the paperwork and certifications for many reasons. Primarily due to economic setbacks, as well as them being in extreme rural areas, and they simply don't have the means to make it happen.
This is who we love to work with, and this is what we are proud to support. Farmers and ethical wild-crafters that know the jungle, and prioritize mother nature above all else. We care to support them directly and ensure that aspect of life is nourished and maintained economically and energetically.
All of our products are formulated by Adriana Ayales, clinical herbalist, and handcrafted with love and care in New York City by a great team. We believe that by supporting native people directly and their ancient botanical practices, we are contributing to the revival of medicine that has been lost in today's world. Anima Mundi cares to preserve the sanctuaries left in the world by celebrating it through sustainable trade and medicinal creations.
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Anima Mundi infuses several botanical practices ranging from Rainforest Tribal herbalism to Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda. Each formulation has a unique composition of herbs with a story. All of our liquid assets are extracted between 28 days to up to 6 months, slowly extracting into different menstrums. Each formula is handcrafted biodynamically in our laboratory in NYC, which means that we extract each herb using a biodynamic (lunar) calendar to extract all the constituents properly. We carefully craft one of a kind formulas for mind + body, as well as source high potency single-origin extract powders. We make it our mission to constantly search for new sources to elevate the potency of our blends while meeting demand sustainably.