Alita and Reishi
Gifts from a wild mushroom
In this video filmed at Natura Cabana, Alita, creator of Raiz Herbal Remedies, tells us about the healing properties of the medicinal mushroom Reishi. Alita is a herbalist, messenger of the plant realm, and ambassador of Reishi, Ganoderma Lucidum Mushroom. She testifies, “I have seen many people heal and feel better after consuming Reishi for three weeks and that’s why I have become such a staunch supporter of the fungus.”
Alita’s life-long passion for herbal medicine has led her to study at a Flora Medicina, a Canadian herbalism school, where the curriculum teaches students to recognize all the elements that interact within and around the body, while also preparing them to collaborate with physicians and pharmacists. Alita describes herbal medicine as a perfect fusion of art and science provided by Mother Nature.
And although herbal medicine seems to be trendy right now, the practice of using herbs for promoting health and preventing and treating illness has a written history of more than 5,000 years! While the use of herbs in America has been overshadowed by dependence on modern drugs the last 100 years, the World Health Organization of the United Nations estimates that 75% of the world’s populations still rely primarily upon traditional healing practices, most of which is herbal medicine.
Alita is based in Cabarete but travels around the world learning about healing modalities, but above all, she hopes to create more consciousness to build a greener future from now on. Her motto/manifesto/propaganda: “KEEP AND PLANT YOUR SEEDS!! Anywhere at any time, they will grow sooner than you think. I do believe free food is our birthright.”
Accompanying her studies and practice, Alita has created a natural line of products that can be found locally at Natura Cabana and Fresh Fresh Cafe. Her products include an array of the following: Herbal Teas, Tinctures, General Tonics, Royal Balms, Rose Water, Aromatherapy Roll-ons, Ayurvedic Aromatherapy, Massage Oils, Hair Tonics, Solid Perfumes, Indian Meditation Incense, Mosquito Repellent, and Herbal Ointments.
This video was produced by our very own Bianca Garimani, who is currently pursuing a career as an independent filmmaker.