Who We Are:
Herbs 2 Africa is a company that was started in 2012 by Aly Ouedraogo. Aly grew up in Burkina Faso, West Africa where he witnessed many personal incidents of people who were unable, or afraid for various reasons, to visit hospitals for traditional health care. Due to this, they would turn to caffeine or pharmaceuticals which led to more health problems. He noticed even then the difference, for the better, when people utilized holistic or herbal remedies.
The founders family are well known in Burkina Faso for their long tradition of growing herbs organically that treat all forms of illness in a pure, healthy way. Aly is passionate about perpetuating the tradition of his family in providing herbal remedies as medications. Since starting the company, his drive is further fueled by the customer feedback. Satisfied clients have let him know how the herbs have literally changed their lives. He loves plants and what they've done for his loved ones. It is his goal to share this love to those beyond his family. He is also passionate about spreading the word for conservation of the land in Africa that these plants are grown on, with the ultimate desire to never lose the tradition of these herbs.
The company itself was recently awarded first place as most professional in a New York City Harlem Harvest festival sponsored by Whole Foods and Columbia University SBDC.
Based out of New York City, all products are available online
and through various markets and events in New York.