Mayanaiya Botanicals formulas are a blend of Chinese and Western herbs, offered with and without sun basked, full spectrum hemp. We use hemp as an herb, like all of the other herbs in our tinctures (hence the lower dosage than seen in many other CBD products).
Our formulators, Suzanne Connole, and Julia Rose, both Chinese Medicine practitioners and Jennifer Costa, Plant Spirit Medicine Master Herbalist and teacher, have drawn from a combined experience of over 50 years to create broad spectrum, fast acting formulas that effectively treat common patterns of insomnia, anxiety, mild depression, irrational irritability, and more. Our products are well suited for lay people, herbalists, acupuncturists, and busy clinics.
“ Our medicine starts with our uplifting labels
and quirky names for a good laugh. ”
JULIA ROSE L.AC, MSTOM - CO-FOUNDER
All of our Western herbs are organic or responsibly wildcrafted. Our Chinese herbs are organic whenever possible. All of our herbs are carefully sourced from highly respected herb farms and wildcrafters who have long standing relationships with US companies that adhere to the most rigid quality controls.
Our herbs are traditionally extracted in alcohol for a period of 9-12 week in a GMP compliant, FDA registered facility. Then, they are combined to create our formulas. After clearing 3rd party lab testing, our tinctures are sent to our 7th generation hemp farmers and extractors in Kentucky where their top notch, uncut hemp extract is blended in. After undergoing another round of third party lab tests, they are bottled, labeled, and shipped.
JULIA ROSE L.AC, MSTOM - CO-FOUNDER
Julia graduated from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in NY in 2003. As a full time working mom of two, living on the side of a mountain, she struggles daily to slow down and listen. She is actively dedicated to serving her community on many levels- helping people feel better at her sliding scale Chinese Medicine clinic; teaching kids how to grow food, eat healthy, and take care of the land; and leading project based humanitarian learning experiences at the local elementary schools. She continues to study with master teachers and to learn every day from her patients, peers and children.
STEPHANIE CHASTAN CO-FOUNDER, OPERATIONS
Stephanie brings vast institutional experience from marketing, sales and distribution to quality assurance and compliance in categories such as herbal supplements, food and media. With experience in developing and expanding sales divisions to optimal growth, she will champion M.B.’s immersion into the marketplace. Stephanie, living the busy city life, was seeking alternative treatments for herself and her young daughter who were both suffering from SIBO (small intestinal bacteria overgrowth). CBD was instrumental in their healing. She is also an advocate for allergy safe foods due to her daughter's food allergies.
SUZANNE CONNOLE L.AC, MSTOM
Suzanne has been in private practice since graduating from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York in 2003. Specializing in women’s health, her goal is to provide a space for healing, ease the transitions through life, and help patients achieve their potential. Suzanne is committed to a life-long path of learning and to passing on the tradition and knowledge. She has been a faculty member at Pacific College and Tri-State College of Acupuncture for 15 years and was the was Chair of the Herbal Studies Department at Tri-State from 2015-2018.
JENNIFER COSTA CRITICAL CARE RN, EM-CST, MASTER HERBALIST
Jen is a plant spirit medicine herbalist with over 20 years experience. She is also a Critical Care RN, cranio-sacral therapist, certified cannabis nurse, and the founder of the Eldermoon School of Herbs, where she teaches herbalism, self care, and the art and craft of building and maintaining herbal gardens and apothecaries.