My Inspiration


Herbal healing has supported human health since the beginning of time. Unfortunately, because of colonialism, capitalism, and the need for advanced medicine, herbal healing lost its credibility. And with that, those who continued to practice the art of healing with nature, were often looked down upon.

I started Nelum Botanics because I have always believed in the therapeutic power of herbs and wanted everyone else to know about it. I also believed that if people experienced the benefits and joys of healing with nature, then they would feel closer to Mother Earth and take greater measures to protect her.

My formulations are inspired by traditional healing practices from Sri Lanka, France, India, and the US. I borrow ideas from Africa and Latin America, as well but want to learn more about both their practices. All of my products are made with carefully selected herbs.