Leif Hedström is a scholar of the medicinal properties of nature’s plenitude.
He goes about life with a pure and focused ambition of educating people and delivering to them the most beneficial elements of nature for their internal wellbeing.
After spending more than a decade deeply investigating the curative properties of wild products, Leif has dedicated himself to collecting and harvesting a few choice ingredients in the most conscious way possible: idyllic conditions for growing, peaceful and respectful collection processes, the minimal processing which allows for the maximum benefit from the product.
Leif’s youth set the course for the man he has become. Leif spent his early years until the age of 17 in Scandinavia, in close contact with nature, and in the company of his grandmother – a woman sincere in her investigation of the relationship between people and medicine, and a pharmacist by profession. These experiences fuelled Leif’s love of Nordic folk medicine.
Traveling to the USA and finding himself in the company of Native Americans, Leif was introduced to the medicine of the people and noticed many similarities between his previous knowledge of Nordic folk medicine and the folk medicine of the Native Americans. This realization propelled Leif into far deeper investigation of the properties of plants, thus leading him through scholarly self-inquiry of Unani (Greek-Arabic) and Chinese folk medicine.
Leif returned to Europe upon completion of his residency with the Native Americans and began to identify the places that would connect him with the purest and most high-potency products from nature. He dedicates his time to following the cycle of the seasons, collecting the finest and most high potency by-products of nature with the greatest of care, trotting the globe between his base in Amsterdam, the Balearics, Siberia and Scandinavia.