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Our FOUNDERS

Ross Vail and Noel Cianci are co-creators in life and work.

 
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Noel Cianci

Noel Bhavani Cianci has been a freelance celebrity stylist for over 25 years. A Photo Shoot to the Baja led her to meet her partner & botanist Ross Vail. There the passion for wildcrafting Damiana was born.

Noel Bhavani is also a Kundalini yoga practitioner specializing in yoga therapy for addictions. She discovered that many of her clients benefited from the heart opening attributes of Damiana.

Presently, Noel Bhavani dedicates herself to expanding Damaina’s awareness and acting as the Creative Director for Flor de Amor. She is passionate about cooking, rescuing horses and distilling herbs.

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Ross Vail

Ross Vail created the first certified and acknowledged organic farm in Baja Sur and has stewarded the land for three decades, specifically in the agricultural cultivation of culinary herbs and produce for domestic sales and export.

Witnessing the alchemy and the diverse remedies Damiana offered, Ross devoted himself from source to still. Wildcrafting inspired Ross to have a deep respect for this plant. Ross continues to raise awareness of Damiana’s medicinal properties.

Ross Vail and Noel Cianci are co-creators in life and work, combining their shared passions and goals in serving the land with intention and care while supporting their Kundalini yoga teaching practice.

 

OUR SUSTAINABILITY

Our business is designed to create long-lasting partnerships with passionate wildcrafting farmers in Mexico. We ethically harvest from the Sonoran desert mountains to bring you vital fresh elements for your journey inward. Flor de Amor donates a percentage of their profits to INTERNADO, a boarding school for children of the rural ranches.

 
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OUR PRODUCTS

Flor de Amor offers natural products that stimulate health, tend to the heart, and bring wholeness to our senses. Our practitioner -formulated line blends herbal wisdom for connected intimacy, fortified health, and sensorial delight. Flor de Amor is a therapeutic line of botanical blends featuring Damiana designed for your heart's well being and radiance.

 
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our philosophy

We believe healing is a natural, spiritual journey, invoking nature. We are farmers, stewarding the land, and privileged to tune in to this native plant- Damiana. Honoring ancient knowledge & tradition we bring Damiana’s forward for open-hearted intimacy. Our mission is that she be celebrated in assisting you to tune into your self-healing, illuminating your heart & sensuality.

 
 
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OUR DAMIANA

A Little about Damiana

Damiana, or (Turnera aphrodisiaca), is a sub-tropical shrub found in the Sonoran Desert that produces small, serrated leaves with yellow, aromatic flowers. It blossoms in late summer, generally after rainfall for a limited time. The shrub is said to have a strong spice-like aroma, due to the essential oils present in the plant.

Damiana leaves are revered as an aphrodisiac, and can boost sexual potency/ fertility —and is well known in western herbalism for its toning and adjuvant properties, particularly in mature women.

Traditionally, Damiana has been used in Mexican folkloric medicine as a heart opener, mood lifter, nerve calmer, and anxiety support. We are in awe of its harmonic ability to assist with symptoms that have a sexual component. A multi-dimensional botanical that serves to improve digestion, treat mild asthma and stimulate an ethereal dream life.

Rooted in the indigenous realm, it is believed that the Guaycura in the Baja region of Mexico were the first to use damiana. According to legend, the herb became wore widely distributed when the Guaycura began trading with the Aztecs. Damiana was also highly valued in ancient times by the Mayans, who used the plant in a similar manner to the Aztecs and the Guaycura.