Asili H+B's mission is to
uphold the intellect of African folk medicine
As a Kenyan American with predecessors of midwives, mathematicians, farmers, chiefs, and diviners, the work of herbalism was always drawn to Gloria. She created Asili Herbs and Botanica as a space to highlight African plants and folk healing methods in servitude to those who seek this knowledge and to be a guide to women who wish to holistically become in tune with themselves. In addition to the herbal line of products, Gloria offers consultations, energetic sessions, and teaches classes at the Fayetteville Herbalists Without Borders Chapter
Since I was five, I knew why I was born on this earth. Having this awareness as a child was inspiring and alienating, as I couldn't relate to anyone around me. This intensified as my second sight began to develop. Years later I decided to explore these skills and realized we all have these skills but we neglect to talk about them for numerous reasons based on fear.
As a teenager with sensitive skin, I turned to natural remedies. My parents would often find me in the kitchen or bathroom improving the current homemade deodorant formulation or mixing essential oils and resins. This only intensified my love for science and healing. I'd spend hours in the library, uploading information from different books such as Taking Charge of Your Fertility, The Alchemist, Traditional Medicine in Africa, Ray Bradbury's books, The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself, and many others. I'm a self-taught herbalist of five years with a background in chemistry and currently undertaking herbal mentorship. Through my soul work, I formulate herbal concoctions at Asili Herbs & Botanica and educate others about plant medicine so that they may transform and heal.