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How we grow, source and harvest ginger

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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.

When the beautiful yellow flowers of the ginger plant appear, it’s a sign that it should be harvested. The farmers we work with will dig out the root, which is dried before being blended by our team of experts.

We capture its fiery nature, and harness its gingery-glow in a wide variety of our teas and supplements including our warming and invigorating Three Ginger Tea, Revitalise, as well as in supplements such as Vitalise used for increasing energy and Wholistic Trikatu: a peppy combination of ginger, black pepper and long pepper.

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Sebastian Pole, Sebastian Pole, Co-founder and Master Herbsmith

Hello There. I’m a Co-founder and the Master Herbsmith at Pukka Herbs. As well as having the most amazing job of formulating all our organic teas and supplements I am a passionate environmentalist – that’s why we are 100% organic, pioneers in sustainably sourcing herbs with FairWild, and we give 1% of our turnover for rejuvenating the Planet. I also run my own herbal practice in Bath which I’ve done since 1998. I practise an eclectic blend of Ayurvedic, Chinese and Western Herbal Medicine and am a registered member of the Ayurvedic Practitioners Association, Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine and the Unified Register of Herbal Practitioners. I love using the principles of Ayurveda (aka the ancient art of living wisely) – coupled with insights of traditional healing and modern science - to help create the best of health. Inspired by my time in India, I love cooking a vegetarian feast and rely on regular yoga practice with lots of herbal teas and tonics to keep me well. I am passionate about running a business that inspires positive change and brings the benefit of the incredible power of plants to everyone we connect with – from our farmers, collectors, Pukka team to you. I live on a two acre garden-farm in Somerset where I grow a rainbow spectrum of medicinal and nourishing plants for my bees and family to thrive on.

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