Adriana Ayales is an author, educator, and rainforest herbalist from Costa Rica. She has extensively studied several healing traditions alongside master herbalists and Indigenous medicine peoples for more than a dozen years. From a young age, she was immersed in the fields of healing and herbalism, and devoted herself to learning from different ancient herbal traditions.
Adriana founded Anima Mundi Herbals, a popular apothecary and herbal medicine facility in Brooklyn, New York, that crafts medicines sourced from organic and ethical farms, wildcrafters, and Indigenous peoples around the world. Adriana, who has written two books, Healing Tonics and Adaptogens: Herbs for Longevity and Everyday Wellness, resides in Costa Rica, where she was born and raised.