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LADY apothecary - ROOTS CAFE


ROOTS CAFE ~ a caffeine-free ‘Root coffee’ and tonic drink.

A coffee alternative if you will…

Unlike coffee which is made from a roasted berry, Roots cafe is made from roasted roots of plants and mushrooms, offering a similar earthy depth and flavour, with a pinch of cardamon, how coffee is drunk traditionally, parfait.

This powder can be brewed in a cafetiere, percolator, stove top, V60, or filter.

Brew a microbiome-gut-friendly tonic drink full of prebiotic roots and mushrooms that have been carefully formulated by a Practitioner.

Prebiotics are the food for probiotics (the bacteria in your gut). This is how we strengthen, feed, and harmonise our microbiome.

If you do not want caffeine for a number of reasons, explore other plants that support longevity and become part of the Roots tribe.

Caffeine-free - No gluten-containing ingredients - Natural - Wild - Dairy-free - Vegan

Key Benefits

The herbs in this formula were inspired by people who cannot have caffeine, especially pregnant and breastfeeding mothers. To date, there is no research to suggest any toxicity and pregnancy with these herbs and mushrooms.

Reishi is the third ingredient in Roots cafe. Traditionally there is a saying ‘Reishi baby’ in which the mushroom provides an anchor for mothers during pregnancy, as well as during birth.

There is little peer-reviewed research available on the use of medicinal mushrooms during pregnancy and because these herbs and mushrooms involve changes in immune function, it is best to proceed with care. Always work with your instincts, go slow and work with a practitioner if you are unsure.

Emma has formulated this product with a small amount of mushrooms for a reason, slow small dosing over a prolonged amount of time is superior to large doses over a short time.

  • Caffeine-free
  • Corrects Dysbiosis and clears toxins ‘ama’ from the gut
  • Supports the liver in detoxification
  • Supports the clearance of Acne
  • Removes excess ‘PITTA’ from the body
  • Supports the immune system
  • Build resilience to stress by regulating the HPA axis
    The Maker

    LADY apothecary is founded by Emma Marigold, a Medical Herbalist & Ayurvedic Practitioner.

    Where West meets East, Emma practices Traditional Western Herbal Medicine which originates from Ancient Greece & Ayurvedic Medicine from India.

    Both weave together & bear many similarities, likely from the same origin, integrating the elements, finding harmony within the ‘humors/doshas’, the constitution we are born with, the dominant elements that make us up (fire, water, air, ether).

    Both these cultures sit close in the heart of LADY apothecary & influence many aspects of this growing community.

    You can read more about Emma and her practice here. 

    The Ritual 
    • Add 1 tsp to a cafetière & add 200ml of hot water (1 cup) and Infuse for 5 minutes OR add 1 tsp to a pour-over coffee filter (V60) & add 200ml of hot water (1 cup).
    • For a stronger Espresso style add 2 teaspoons. The longer you infuse the stronger the taste.
    • Serve in your favourite cup,
    • Add a dash of frothy milk or keep it black.
    • Sweeten to taste.
    • Drink 1-2 cups a day. Do not exceed the recommended daily intake.


    Additional ways to use Roots Cafe

    • Why not elevate your morning coffee? Add 1 tsp of Roots cafe to your normal coffee brew. Works well in a stovetop percolator.
    • Try ICED? Make your Roots cafe, let it cool, add ice & cold milk to a glass, and pour over Roots cafe.

    Taraxacum officinale ~ (Roasted Dandelion root), Inonotus obliquus ~ (Wild Canadian Chaga), Ganoderma lingzhi ~ (Reishi), Elettaria cardamomum ~ (Cardamom)

    100% Plant-based, No fillers.


    200g tin/ 7 oz

    Servings 40, Serv. Size: 5g (2 Tsp).


    • 100% Pure Herbal medicine
    • Always Pesticide-free
    • Practitioner Formulated
    • Vegan
    • Dairy-Free
    • Never any additives, fillers, starches, synthetic ingredients & gluten-containing ingredients.

    *If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or taking medications, please consult a healthcare practitioner before adding these herbs into your diet.

    This product is not intended to treat or cure disease.

    Plant a tree 

    For every tin sold, we will plant a tree via Ecologi. View our forest.  

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