Costa Rican native Adriana Ayales is deeply knowledgeable about the rainforest’s fruits, botanicals, and other exotic ingredients. 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 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. Now she runs a popular New York juicery and herbal company that adopts rainforest herbal traditions into the menu.
In her first book, Healing Tonics, she offers traditional recipies that are an expression of rainforest culture, people, and folklore utilizing botanicals and superfoods.