Vanamoolika was founded in the year 1991, with an aim to specialize in the conservation and organic cultivation of medicinal plants and local plants. Situated in the middle of the Western Ghats, a UNESCO designated world heritage hotspot, Vanamoolika has over the years become a haven for conservation, a model of a world-class processing center & a distinguished school for conservation & sustainable organic farming.
A Haven For Conservation
All around us we see businesses & individuals harvesting & marketing medicinal plants. Harvesting plants from the wild is cheap but if not controlled, will hurt the natural biodiversity of the region. Conservation, sustainable farming & responsible harvesting is at the heart of everything we do at Vanamoolika. Every process in Vanamoolika is designed to enhance the biodiversity of the area, strengthen the local community & preserve the ecology & the environment.
The Processing Center
Vanamoolika has over the years managed to build a world-class manufacturing centre in order to process the various medicinal plants and the local organic produce grown by our farmers. Once the foundation was laid for building a strong network of organic farmers within the local community, Vanamoolika realized the need for having the infrastructure to process the farmers’ produce.
The Vanamoolika processing centre is managed completely by an all women self-help group. The group comprises about 350 women who come from within the local community. They process the raw materials into premium organic spices, organic coffee, other organic value added products, herbal medicines & cosmetics. The processing centre is completely organic & HACCP controlled. We now have 2 different processing centres one dedicated for herbal medicines & cosmetics and the other for organic food & beverages.
The Learning Centre
In Vanamoolika, with time, we have created a well reputed training center. It is a school imparting knowledge & practice for people who are interested in learning about sustainable organic farming & the conservation and cultivation of medicinal plants.
Currently, Vanamoolika hosts more than 700 medicinal plants, a feat not matched by many other organizations. For the last twenty-nine years, we have been trying hard to save the biodiversity of our region & we are, so far, proud of our accomplishments.
Discover organic, sustainable, and seasonable produce, sourced from our farm at Vanamoolika and our 450 group farmers. In our organic farms in Wayanad, we farm responsibly often maintaining the traditional methods. At our processing centre, managed by the all women self-help group, we handle our ingredients with the greatest care. For over 30 years Vanamoolika has been one of the most pioneering and sustainable farming communities in the region. We farm responsibly and all our farmers are strictly practicing organic cultivation.
Healthy people and wealthy nature is the founding principle of Vanamoolika. By shopping and eating responsibly, you are choosing to invest in your wellbeing and also the long-term health of the planet.