Ancestral Folk Medicine and Connection

Cimaruta Remedies is an accessible, authentic container for healing, connection and magic rooted in the protective folk medicine ways of my ancestral lands.

I am devoted to helping clients who seek support in healing physically and emotionally with

plants to find their deeper truth.

We work together to practice restorative wellness — with the plants and 

healing relations with the ancestors.

Many of us have suffered ancestral and multigenerational trauma, and Cimaruta Remedies

offers tools for both liberation and reclamation. We are a nurturing space that welcomes all who are interested in forming new and healing attachments to the body, the plants and ancestral guides.

Herbal Wellness sessions and Ancestral Connection Sessions are held via zoom.  

Cimaruta Remedies also is a product line of organic,

home grown and sustainably and ethically sourced plant medicine.  

Shop coming soon.  



My name is Kara (she/her), I live on Ohlone land, in what is called the Bay Area in the city of Oakland, CA. 

I am a mother, a partner in a relationship approaching 24 years, a folk herbalist and an ancestral medicine connector.  

I create a container for people to connect with their ancestors, the elements, the plants and with their bodies. 

My matrilineal side, my ancestors were Mediterranean, living in Calabria, southern Italy, for thousands of years. My patrilineal side, my ancestors were from Highland Scotland, Germany, Ireland, England.

The over 20 years of ancestral healing work I have practiced has led me to ancestral medicine rooted in my Italian, Mediterranean and European folk ways.  

I attended Ancestral Apothecary's first Cecemmana clinical herbalism program 2016-2018, and  have taught classes at Ancestral Apothecary since graduating.  I’ve also held amaro making workshops at Brother and Sisters flowers and Alchemy Bottle shop in Oakland, bringing the medicine of ancestral bitters to my community.  

It is an honor to listen to the call to teach and show up as an educator sharing wisdom through holding seasonal plant medicine classes. I offer private herbal consultations for specific concerns and preventative holistic self care and private ancestral connection sessions, helping individuals to find their own ancestral medicine within.

My products can be purchased locally directly from me, at BayMade in Oakland and online at ETSY.  I grow many of the plants I work with to make my salves, tea blends and tinctures.  

I look forward to connecting and working with you.  





Ancestral veneration is a really new practice for me, and Kara has helped me find approachable ways of exploring how to connect with my ancestors. She’s a warm and gentle teacher. I’m always excited for another class or session with her. 




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