🍃 The KAHIDUMDUM (for memory) blend infuses guava leaf & butterfly pea.

What is memory of past nowadays, when so much is stored on our external devices & data servers? Power plant techno-ecologies help us access aspects of memory that once interfaced our ancestors in parallel space-timelines.

The flowering vine of blue butterfly pea, or clitoria ternate, contains many layers, folds, a string of unfoldings, a storybook (if you will). For one, its petals open like a mouth of a womb's entrance; hence, ‘clitoria’ they call her. In Ayurvedic tradition of plant medicine, it is believed to benefit memory & neural health, which scientific studies have also supported. Rich in antioxidants, her striking blue color evokes the clarity of voice, vision, truth. To commune with butterfly pea is to be in tune with the intuition of divine creation.

Butterfly pea origins come from across South & Southeast Asia. It still holds significance in India where Hindus use the flower in daily pujas, offerings to divine. It is likewise used in cuisines of Burmese, Thai, Viet peoples, slowly getting popularity in the Philippines, where they grow even in salty islands, including the vine from which this medicine is derived. The butterfly pea in these blends were gifted from a caretaker of my family’s ancestral property, who passed away last May. In the memory of her smile, it is an honor to revive the vine’s spirit life in the KAHIDUMDUM sensorium blend.

On the flip side, guava (Arawak ‘guayabo’) is native to Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean and northern South America. From Caribbean islands, it traveled through colonial projects, bringing with it its potent anti-diarrheal & anti-oxidant properties to other sub/tropical ecologies. Containing vitamin Bs that support blood circulation in the brain & cognitive function, it benefits the mind through the guts.

 

The guava leaves in this infusion were from the tree used by grandmother to heal people who would come to her, many with mouth sores. She would chew guava leaves while chanting a mantra given to her by her ancestors, passed on from generation to generation. In her memory too, do we offer the KAHIDUMDUM blend to remember the passages of healing.

You can commune with butterfly pea & guava memory medicine through KAHIDUMDUM 🍃 SENSORIYUM, a full-spectrum, multisensorial package of 4 herbal infusions:

 


💦 nektar tinktura (coconut liquior infused in herbs, moringa bitters, coconut nectar syrup)


🐚 lana krema (infused herbs & makabuhay vine in coconut oil whipped w/ cacao butter & pearl powder)


🌹humot simhot (fragrant herbal alcohols + organic essential oils)


🔥ritwal insensiyo ('kamangyan,' frankincense, bay leaves, camphor & herbs)

SENSORIYUM (kahidumdum)

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  • SENSORIYUM is a full-spectrum, multisensorial package of 4 herbal infusions:


    💦 nektar tinktura (coconut liquior infused in herbs, moringa bitters, coconut nectar syrup)
    🐚 lana krema (infused coconut oil whipped w/ cacao butter & pearl powder)
    🌹humot simhot (fragrant herbal alcohols + essential oils)
    🔥ritwal insensyo ('kamangyan,' frankincense, bay leaves, camphor & herbs)

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