Providing guidance, education and training in the art of phytotherapy since 1997.

After a very long tenure with a well-known Italian fashion company accompanied by years of international travel and maladies, Sonia Elisa Masocco has devoted most of her time in the study and practice of natural healing modalities ... read more

  • Cinnamon

    One of my favorites for travel in South America, India or Southeast Asia, this bark produces a powerful essential oil which has many virtues in dispelling food borne bacteria and pathogens in the Gastro-Intestinal tract.

  • Cardamom

    Native to Southern India and Sri Lanka, the seed pods and essential oil of this plant has been used for centuries for seasoning, perfumery and medicine.

  • Clove

    Originally from the Molucca Islands, also known as the Spice Islands, this dry flower bud is regarded in Asia as a panacea although most of us just use it for toothaches.

  • Fennel

    Native to the Mediterranean region, it was thought to bestow strength and courage by the greek and romans, anglosaxons believed it had the power to cure disease, Charlemagne cultivated it in imperial farms.

  • Nutmeg

    Another native of the Molucca Islands, in excess is considered a central nervous system depressant and is associated with psychoactive activity. Widely used in Ayurveda.

  • Red Chili

    A New Mexico favorite as red, green or christmas, it's name is derived from the Nahuatl language. Capsaicin, one of its constituents, is used to increase blood flow to the extremities and to prevent infections from establishing themselves in the GI tract.