Asili H+B's mission is to

uphold the intellect of African folk medicine

Gloria DuChaine

Founder, Herbalist

Asili Herbs and Botanica's mission is to uphold the intellect of East and North African Folk Medicine by formulating and teaching others about plant medicine and energy healing. This holistic approach isn't new, as this is how Ancient Egyptian and Sumerian physicians of all kinds practiced. It's important for us now to embody these teachings so we can advance in the healing arts, and as the human collective. Asili means origin, nature, ancestor in Swahili, and it is our goal at Asili H+B to bring people back to their origin to thrive in their physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. 

Asili Herbs and Botanica LLC began after the initiation into motherhood of the founder, Gloria Kilonzo-DuChaine. She's always been drawn to holistic practices but felt the need to study further as a chemistry undergrad at university. Over the span of seven years, she has dedicated 3,000+ hours of study towards herbalism through university, self-study, mentorship, and homesteading. 

  • Chemistry Major, 3 years completed

  • Mentorship, to include Olatokunboh Obasi MSc, RH (AHG), CNS

  • Certificate of Health & Wellness Life Coach

  • Certificate of Reiki Practitioner, Master Level

  • 5 years of homesteading, with a focus on composting, herbal remedies for animals, and herb farming