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My Name is Alena

I am the founder and owner of PHX HERB N OILS. I am a resilient African American woman whose journey with lupus began at the tender age of 16. Despite the challenges that came with my diagnosis, I refused to let it define me. Over the years, I’ve faced numerous hurdles, including the need for a pacemaker later in life. However, my spirit remained unbroken as I’ve navigated the complexities of living with a chronic illness while balancing the joys of motherhood and family life.


With two children to care for, I’ve always been determined to maintain a healthy lifestyle despite having lupus. Instead of relying solely on conventional treatments, I’ve explored alternative approaches to managing my symptoms. Drawing inspiration from nature's healing powers, I embraced herbal remedies and incorporated them into my daily routine. From soothing teas to natural supplements, I found solace in the gentle yet effective benefits of plant-based medicine.


Beyond herbal remedies, I prioritised healthy lifestyle choices to support my well-being. I’ve cultivated a diet rich in whole, nutrient-dense foods, steering clear of inflammatory triggers that could exacerbate my symptoms. Regular exercise became my ally, providing not only physical strength but also emotional resilience in the face of adversity. Most importantly, I found solace in nature, seeking refuge in its calming embrace whenever my lupus flared up. Whether it was a leisurely hike on North Mountain or a peaceful morning walk, the healing power of the outdoors became an integral part of my journey towards wellness. Through unwavering determination and holistic approach to health, I serve as an inspiration to others facing similar battles, proving that even in the face of adversity, a vibrant life filled with love, joy, and vitality is within reach.


My journey with lupus has been both challenging and transformative, shaping my perspective on health and wellness in profound ways. As I’ve navigated the complexities of living with a chronic illness, I’ve discovered the power of herbal remedies in managing my symptoms and promoting holistic healing. Inspired by my own experiences, I felt compelled to share this knowledge and support others on their own wellness journeys. Thus, my herbal apothecary business was born—a heartfelt endeavor aimed at empowering individuals to take control of their health naturally. Through our business, we strive to offer not only high-quality herbal products.


but also compassionate guidance and support to those living with lupus and other chronic conditions. By sharing my expertise and passion for herbal medicine, I hope to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others, fostering a community of healing, resilience, and hope.

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