Histoires

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23rd mai 2014

Guggul: one of Ayurveda's most endangered plants

Over-usage and destructive harvesting methods have led guggul – or Indian myrrh – to become one of the most endangered plants used in Ayurveda. We work with farmers in Rajasthan, who are aiming to reverse the decline by choosing to cultivate guggul to bring its magic back.

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23rd mai 2014

Introducing super spice ginger and its benefits

Warming, good for digestion and a natural protector are just some of the benefits of ginger. This super spice has been used for centuries as a central part of the Asian diet and traditional healthcare. Here at Pukka, we use ginger in so many of our teas and supplements – not just because of its exotic flavour but also because of the health benefits.

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23rd mai 2014

Ginger: deliciously diverse

It’s in the 1,000-mile ribbon of mountains known as the Western Ghats that much of our ginger is grown – an area designated by the IUCN as one of the world’s richest biodiversity hotspots. In its native home, ginger is surrounded by a diverse range of medicinal and culinary crops where it soaks up the sun giving it intense heat. We capture its fiery nature, and harness its gingery-glow in a wide variety of our teas and supplements.

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23rd mai 2014

FairWild, the Great Pied Hornbill and the Bibhitaki tree

The Great Pied Hornbill is a beautiful bird with an extraordinary story to tell. Every year the female creates her nest in large hollows within giant trees in the forest. She seals herself in for more than four months to lay her eggs and raise her chicks, and during this time relies entirely on the male to feed her fruit through a small crack in the wall. For the Great Pied Hornbill, trust and longevity are important: and they are to us, too, which is why we’re working to protect their nesting habitats through our FairWild certified programme.

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23rd mai 2014

Introducing Amla - the nurturer

The Indian Gooseberry has a number of different names: while ‘Amla’ is the original Hindi name, you’ll also find it described as ‘Amalaki’ in Sanskrit and ‘Dhatri’ in Ayurveda. With ‘Dhatri’ meaning ‘mother’ or ‘nurse’, it’s those nurturing properties that make it such an important part of many of our supplements.

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23rd mai 2014

What does conservation mean to Pukka?

Many of the world’s wild habitats are slowly being destroyed, and here at Pukka, we want that to change. Around 20% of the medicinal herb species that are used around the world are threatened, but with determination, belief and the help of our local partners, conservation is more than possible.

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23rd mai 2014

Plants: how we harness their incredible vitality

It’s taken us three years to perfect, yet all the hard work has been worthwhile: we now have an innovative method of capturing every last drop of goodness and vitality locked inside the plants we use. This innovation means we can bring you some of the most potent Organic Wellbeing supplements to enjoy in your life, as well as show the environment a greater amount of respect.

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23rd mai 2014

Why do Pukka teas taste incredible?

It’s all thanks to the quality of the organic herbs we use – forget dusty flavourings, Pukka only gives you the very highest pharmacopoeia grade herbs, from the most sustainable sources possible. It’s a principle that our founder and herbsmith, Sebastian, has stuck by – and gone to the ends of the earth for – since the beginning of his Ayurveda practice in Somerset all those years ago.

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