About us

Who am I?
Thank you for your interest in Ancestral Herbiary.  

I am very excited to be in St. Louis and looking forward to working closely with you to improve your health. If you have never been to see an herbalist before, it is important to understand how an herbalist practice is both different and like conventional medical practices. 
While we focus on healing the “whole person” wellness and emphasize prevention and self-care.  We seek to heal the underlying causes of health problems and not just the symptoms.  For example, a person may have a variety of symptoms which could be assessed individually, or which may be related to a common cause that needs to be addressed.  This holistic approach leads not sheds light of current health concerns, but also to the prevention of future health issues, leading to a better quality of life along the way.
In my practice, I combine herbal medicine, nutritional counseling, homeopathy, my study as an Iyanifa, and Onisegun, along with other tools to help you manage your overall health. Every plan is individualized to address your specific goals.  I utilize a variety of diagnostic techniques, beginning with a comprehensive patient history and interview.  I also incorporate general physical and symptom-specific examinations.  I work with your PCP, OBGYN, or Therapist, if you allow, to find the best treatment possible. I make appropriate referrals to conventional medical doctors when it is indicated, and work to help my clients minimize or avoid medications where possible. 
Finally, I believe that herbalism, while naturally based, has a science all on its own.  It is about finding the right balance in a world seemingly out of balance.  It is my goal to help you find a healthful balance in your life. While I strive to assist everyone, one of my main goals is to reintroduce herbalism and healing with herbs back into the Black Community. 
Yours in Health,

Ifayomi Fasola

What is Herbalism?

Herbalism is the use of crude plant material such as leaves, flowers, fruit, seed, stems, wood, bark, roots, rhizomes or other plant parts, which may be entire, fragmented or powdered. The term herbalism refers to the long historical use of these medicines to support the healing function of the body. Because of the long tradition of using botanicals to promote health, the use of herbs is well established and widely acknowledged to be safe and effective.

Herbalism allowing & promoting bodily autonomy is really key for anti-colonialism resistance, but particularly Black resistance. Whether we’re talking about emancipation from slavery or incarceration or medical apartheid, we’re talking about bodily autonomy. When we give people the skills to heal themselves as much as possible and connect that to how our ancestors would heal themselves as an act of resistance and self-determination, they gain the confidence to push back against the running narrative.

This is what I seek to do within my herbal practice, assist you with gaining the confidence to push back against the narrative. To equip, and heal the whole person so that your quality of life can be better overall.