From the brand
Our Apothecary is composed of organic, wildcrafted, and ethically grown botanicals. We aim to continuously source pristine, unadultured and wholesome medicines for mind body and soul wellness. Anima Mundi is devoted to making vibrant and medicinally potent remedies that honor the principles of harmony and ancient formulation that have years of anecdotal and traditional evidence.
Our founder Adriana moved to Brooklyn from Costa Rica with a mission to bridge remedies from native people within Central and South America, to modern day needs and imbalances. Since our evolution out of Adriana’s tiny in-home office space, our apothecary has sustainable grown to contain over 200 different herbs from around the world, providing retailers, SPA’s, hotels, boutiques, holistic doctors and physicians, trustable and well-sourced remedies. We believe in sustainable growth, from the inception of the plants we use, to our business practice. Our project educates and supports true fair trade practices, beyond organic farming, education, small farmers to create remedies that benefit people from all walks of life.
Add 1 teaspoon daily to water, juice, tea, baked goods, etc. We love it in this delicious bundt cake and this incredible wild blueberry tart. (Children: Ages 4 and up: 1/2 teaspoon daily. Ages 1-3: ¼ teaspoon.)
Elderberry is meant to be high-dosed when you’re exposed to a bug, and you feel the onset of symptoms. This is why we really chose doing sugar free, (like all of our formulas!) because sugar feeds the potential pathogens. The dosage is variable as it depends if you’re using for ongoing resilience and protection, or when “hit” with something. For regular consumption 1tsp a day is good, when you experience the early stages of a cold or flu, take 4-6tsp throughout the day.
Skullcap baikal as its a powerful antiviral, with extensive medical research confirming its ability to inhibit viral replication, suppress viral gene expression, inhibits/reduces cytokine cascades, and viricidal actions against influenza A (H3N2) and B viruses.
Cordyceps is an adaptogenic mushroom known for its “anti-influenza effect.” The extract is thought to be driven by increased natural killer cell activity along with other virus-killing cytokines. In addition, cordyceps have been shown to improve lung health by decreasing inflammation in both chronic asthma and other lung diseases.
Maitake mushroom extract was found to significantly inhibit the influenza A virus from replicating, and it stimulated the production of antiviral cytokines such as TNF-alpha. Interestingly, it was made even more powerful when combined with shiitake mushroom extract.
Shiitake mushrooms have been shown to have antiviral activities against the hepatitis C virus, herpes simplex virus, and human immunodeficiency virus as well as influenza. When specifically studied on influenza, shiitake was found to inhibit the growth of the virus by preventing the entry and uncoating process of viral infection.
Reishi another antiviral powerhouse fungus is the woody, and therefore inedible, reishi mushroom. Reishi has been recognized as a medicinal mushroom for thousands of years. Reishi has the ability to combat many viruses, such as herpes, Epstein-Barr, and hepatitis. It has also been found to be effective in killing influenza A virus, which causes many outbreaks of flu throughout the season, including the very virulent and dangerous H1N1 strain of flu.
+ Purposefully Unsweetened, Vegan, and Gluten Free.
+ Organic + Wildcrafted
+ Made in small batches with love!
Organic Elderberries*, Skullcap baikal root*, Cordyceps*, Reishi*, Shitake, Maitake*, Fresh Ginger*. Extracted in Vegetable Glycerin* and Cane Spirits*.
*Organic / ^Wildcrafted
This high potency elixir is extracted with reverse osmosis water, organic vegetable glycerin, and organic cane alcohol to ensure high bioavailability.