Meet The Black Woman That Is Healing DC With Her Teas and Tonics

By Kimberly Wilson, Essence

Plant based medicinal healing has long been a tradition throughout the Diaspora, dating back to ancient Africa. However, since then, Black folks have traditionally been left out of the mainstream vegan movement, making the mental depiction of veganism as predominantly (if not exclusively) white.

Dr. Sunyatta’s Calabash Tea & Tonic is redefining what it means to heal — naturally. The vegan entrepreneur is a fifth generation master herbalist, naturopathic doctor and vegan chef whose upbringing impacted the way she views food as nourishment.

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