Henriette den Ouden,
Individual Herbal and Health Consultations
M.S., Herbal Medicine;
Herb Grower; Master Tea Blender; Clinical Herbalist
For specialty teas, herbal medicine consultations and cooking classes. Henriette has a Master’s degree in Herbal Medicine and uses modern, science based and traditional Western herbalism. Her specialty is creating the combination of herbs that is just right for you.
Henriette came in the US in 1992. When she applied for her green card she knew, ultimately, she would start her own business – but had no idea doing what. That came to her a after her partner Deborah died of a rare co-infection of HIV that slowly took her movement and speech away. Henriette realized life is too precious to be spent on working for a corporation without adding anything of value to the world. She needed a complete change. While Deborah was sick Henriette felt pretty helpless not knowing what herbs other than chamomile and ashwaganda would help her partner be stronger. Henriette had always been growing veggies and herbs in her Washington DC backyard and when she discovered Tai Sophia Institute she knew she had found her place and path – Herbal Medicine – a learning that combines both health and growing. She got a Master’s degree in Botanical Medicine from Maryland University of Integrated Health and moved to Tyaskin.