Pukka products, formulated according to Ayurvedic principles, are designed with your dosha in mind to strengthen skin defences and promote maximum health and wellbeing. Pukka's range now includes organic supplements, organic teas and a selection of nature's finest nourishing organic foods . Pukka naturally active organic products are inspired by nature, formulated with organically certified, sustainably harvested oils, butters, juices, fruits and herbs and omit anything unnatural or petrochemical. At its heart is Ayurveda, an ancient Indian philosophy of health and wellbeing, which advocates skin detoxification and nutrient replenishment to restore and promote your natural skin glowfriendly. In Hindi, pukka means ‘real, authentic or genuine’ – it embodied everything that Tim and Sebastian wanted their business to be; it also sounded positive and felt ripe, juicy, tasty and delicious to say.
Pukka started life in the year 2001 as a simple idea: connect people with the incredible wonders of herbs, which manifested thanks to an advert in a Bristol cultural magazine placed by Tim Westwell, a creative entrepreneur with a passion for natural-health. The ad ran for two weeks with only one response, from a young herbalist called Sebastian Pole. Not only did Tim have 10 years’ experience as a business change consultant, he also had a genuine passion for the power of herbs, nutrition and therapy – and a burning desire to make a positive change in the world. From the first moment Tim and Sebastian met, they were the perfect match. They spent hours trying to turn their vision of a business centred around the holistic principles of Ayurveda into a real business, but one where the profits served a purpose. Once the vision and the values had been established, they just needed one more thing: a name. The name Tim and Sebastian settled on was ‘Pukka Herbs’.
Pukka’s family of Teas and Organic Wellbeing are all firmly rooted in the principles of organic farming. This means much more to us than just the absence of agrochemicals; it is a method of growing crops in a way that connects people with the plants and the soil. It is a way of living lightly on the planet, ensuring that we give back as much as we take, of creating cycles of beneficial intent at each stage of a product’s journey from field to shelf. The Soil Association logo on the back of all of the products testifies that all of the ingredients are certified to EU organic standards. This certification process ensures that all the products are traceable back to their origin, thus connecting Pukka – and you – with the farmers and the farms in which the plants are grown. The Pukka Wholistic extracts are very broad spectrum concentrates that have captured the widest possible array of extractable plant components. That is why they are truly W-holistic.