Hi, welcome to Sejal Apothecary!
My name is Sej Gurung and I’m the face behind S.A, a small batch organic handcrafted herbal apothecary. I’m an Herbalist, writer & Reiki practitioner. Since I was a child, I’ve always felt a deep connection with nature (trees, water, plants, birds). It was like I could be in nature and a new world would open for me and I could speak and understand her language.
I grew up in Kathmandu, Nepal which is a hustling city nevertheless we have plenty of mountain air and walking just short distance up hill, you will come across groves of medicinal plants everywhere. My dad and maternal uncle used to work in environmental projects like saving forests, planting trees and conserving environment. So, I always had this strong affinity and love towards trees & green living. My dad is also an avid gardener with more hands on knowledge of plants and growing them and possess blessed green hands ! My mom is a clinical nurse practitioner since forever.
It was though not until I went to France that I really got into herbalism as a way of life. I lived with my friends in a stone farm house in Bretagne where we grew organic vegetables, ate medicinal herbs in our food, brewed medicinal tisanes and talked about moon cycles and nature spirits.
In 2010 I moved to San Francisco bay area to be near my family who had all migrated here by that time due to civil war in my country for many years. The thing I loved about the bay area is how natural it is and holisitic health and natural living has been accepted and incorporated in everyday lives.
In these past couple of years, while working and researching on my own with medicinal plants, I also got my formal training on herbalism, anatomy and botany from Herbal Acadmey and I did my detailed coursework on the energetic of flower essences and preparations from Sara Crow, LLC Floracoepia. As it’s an ongoing learning process, I’m still on my journey to Herbal Medicine Making from Chestnut School of Medicine Making. Sejal Apothecary came as a result of numerous ongoing research and study on the field of herbalism and medicine making for years.
I make herbal supplements in liquid extractions (by tinctures, glycerites, decoctions, infusion, tea), herbal syrups, salves, balms, infused oils, herbal baths, aroma spray, and mists. All of the products that I use are 100% natural, 90% certified organic products which I buy mostly from mountainroseherbs, an amazing sustainable organic producers of all things natural. I don’t use that much essential oils unless it’s really for therapeutic and healing purpose. I try to buy ‘not-at-risk’ essential oils and from companies that does in fact, grow or harvest in sustainable manner and are in the process of planting, regrowing and conserving the plants or trees they use in making essential oils.
I do not use artificial fragrances, chemicals and synthesize to make any herbal products or medicines.
Please feel free to browse through the herbal products, read through them to know more about their benefits. You can also read my blogs to understand more about herbalism and interconnection of body, mind & spirit with plant medicine. If you have questions and require consultation, then email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org