WholeLeaves is a startup in the wellness segment that trades in dried whole leaves of medicinal and cosmetic value.
An initiative by Dr. Amitabh Dutta and is backed by a team of researchers, botanists, naturopaths, and trained farmers from different parts of the country. We source leaves from their natural habitat so that those retain their full potency. Right from identifying the source to harvesting the leaves, drying, packaging, and supporting those with all the necessary dos and don’ts, WholeLeaves works extensively to ensure authenticity to its customers – “Source to Soul”.
WholeLeaves began as a commitment story of Dr. Amitabh Dutta who realized early in their medical life that long-term cure and prevention of most of the ailments resides only in nature. Nature is bountiful, curative, healing, and yet so poorly utilized. Mostly because of:
•Inadequate, inappropriate, and half-baked information around usages of the flora around us.
•Unavailability of plant products in pure form – The powdered form, tablets, oils, all these are susceptible to adulteration and usage of chemicals for fragrance and preservation.
To remove these obstacles and make healthy living integral to our daily routine, Dr. Dutta studied our scriptures and books on Ayurveda, met botanists, dug out traditional knowledge around plant medicines in India, and visited the natural habitats of a range of plants across the length and breadth of our country.
•Authentic product in their pristine form – Our leaves are dried whole leaves that do not have any preservative, adulteration, or added flavors. The naturally dried leaves have three times more potency than live leaves, making our product richer in value and cost-effective too.
•Brought from the appropriate sources, harvested at the right time – Every plant needs a unique set of temperature, pressure and climatic environment to achieve their potency. Moreover, the plant parts need to be harvested at the right time to ensure the active ingredients have the required efficacy. In sourcing, we have taken care of these facts, bringing leaves from the place they originally belong. Therefore, thyme is sourced from Nilgiris while rosemary comes to you from the Western Ghats (Tamil Nadu).
•Extensive and accurate information around usages of the leaves – We speak of not just the benefits of the leaves, but also how to harness those, how not to use it, how to preserve its potency to the longest, and a host of other aspects related to each leaf in its natural form.
To promote a culture of wellness. WholeLeaves proposes a movement from “symptomatic disease treatment” to preventing it through wellness. A movement to ensure complete wellbeing – physical, mental, psychological, and spiritual through authentic use of plants and its parts.
Sarve Bhawantu Sukhinah, Sarve Santu Niramayah!