Herbae Thylacini: A unique project connecting Medicinal Plants, Research and Education
I love medicinal plants and chemistry. And I love learning new things. And I love using my knowledge in practice. My newly founded business – Herbae Thylacini – allows me to take the advantage of all of my passions. It is a unique project connecting my life-long interests in pharmacy, medicinal plants and research & education. Herbae Thylacini is based on Bruny Island, a small island of Tasmania (a slightly bigger island of Australia). Here, in the natural wonder of Bruny Island, I hand-craft herbal products for skin and dental care made from natural ingredients and featuring Australian medicinal plants. I research the local flora and I educate broad public about medicinal plants, focusing on those native to Australia.
After finishing my PhD last year (and relocating to Australia), I decided it is the best time for me to work on my dream: The Herbal Apothecary. I had been thinking about it for years on end and thought I had a great opportunity to go full steam ahead with it. And so I did.
As you can imagine, the last six months have been very busy times. Over the past half a year, I became a web-designer, a graphic-designer, an accountant, and an educator. I have learned about marketing, business structures, taxes, and native Australian plants. All that while applying my knowledge of medicinal plants, pharmacy and chemistry in practice.
I have launched Herbae Thylacini website, which summarizes in more details the missions of my business. In honor of the Tasmanian tiger (Thylacinus cynocephalus) Herbae Thylacini draws attention to our natural environment, particularly to the plants. I believe that by improving knowledge of the plants around us, we can discover new medicines, and find better ways to live in harmony with nature.
~ Herbae Thylacini is a collection of hand-crafted herbal products for skin and dental care. I have been using my beloved medicinal plants to take care of my body & soul for years. Using my extensive knowledge of galenic formulation, chemistry and medicinal plants, I have carefully formulated a portfolio of herbal products which I now share through Herbae Thylacini. My formulations feature Australian medicinal plants to acknowledge the surrounding nature. Don’t expect long lists of chemicals – I use only natural ingredients, sourced as locally as possible.
~ My scientific training allows me to stay at the forefront of herbal research and provides the ability to critically assess the latest research and ideas on herbalism and well-being. Through Herbae Thylacini I pursue my dreams working on scientific approaches that deepen our understanding of nature’s medicine.
~ I have been always keen on education – both as a receiver and as a giver. I never stop learning. The ultimate goal for Herbae Thylacini is to create a forum for sharing traditional and scientific knowledge of medicinal plants and to promote awareness of, and respect for, nature. My herbal products and educational activities stand on the foundations of traditional knowledge and respected scientific research.
I am creating a community of people with knowledge. Join me on my mission.
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