Ensuring that what we put in and on our bodies is of the highest quality is essential to a healthy lifestyle. We’re scrupulous about buying health products from brands and companies that source and prepare their materials with concern for ethical treatment of the land and people involved in their making. Please find links to our favorite sources below, which can also be found in the “Resources” section of Root & Nourish, on page 223-24.

If you have questions about specific products or vendors, don’t hesitate to send a note to us at We also love hearing about new sources, so if you have a favorite brand or product please share with us and our community of plant-lovers via email or in our online community.

Herbal Suppliers

Anima Mundi—single source herbs, herbal formulas, adaptogens

The Alchemist’s Kitchen—curated wellness products and ingredients and center for herbal education

The Ayurveda Institute—Ayurvedic products, cooking and self-care supplies, and educational resources

Banyan Botanicals—Ayurvedic products, cooking and self-care supplies, and educational resources (affiliate link)

Brooklyn Herborium—female-owned, handmade skin care line based in Brooklyn

Four Sigmatic—mushroom- and adaptogen-infused drinks and formulas

Insight Timer Meditation App (free)

Koppen—Ayurveda-inspired skin care and education

Mountain Rose Herbs—bulk herbs and spices for cooking and medicine (affiliate link)

Nao Ayurveda—small-batch Ayurvedic skin care made in Brooklyn

Further Study

Ayurvedic Healing: A Comprehensive Guide, by David Frawley, Lotus Press, 2001

Balance Your Hormones, Balance Your Life: Achieving Optimal Health and Wellness Through Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine, and Western Science, by Dr. Claudia Welch, Da Capo Press, 2011

Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants, by Robin Wall Kimmerer, Milkweed Editions, 2015

The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss, and Long-Term Health, by Thomas Campbell and T. Colin Campbell, BenBella Books, 2006

Healing Wise, by Susan Weed, Ash Tree Publishing, 2003

How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease, by Michael Greger, Flatiron Books, 2015

If Women Rose Rooted: A Life-Changing Journey to Authenticity and Belonging, by Sharon Blackie, September Publishing, 2019

Medical Herbalism: The Science Principles and Practices of Herbal Medicine, by David Hoffmann, Healing Arts Press, 2003

Prakriti: Your Ayurvedic Constitution, by Robert Svoboda, Lotus Press, 1998

The Secret Therapy of Trees: Harness the Healing Energy of Forest Bathing and Natural Landscapes, by Marco Mencagli and Marco Nieri, Rodale, 2019 The Yoga of Herbs: An Ayurvedic Guide to Herbal Medicine, by David Frawley and Vasant Lad, Lotus Press, 1986

Websites & Education 

Work with Us

Jennifer Kurdyla—private Ayurvedic consultations and yoga, recipe development, and writing (

Abbey Rodriguez—recipe development and photo styling (