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“Lola Venado, The Botanical Bruja®, is a folk herbalist, kitchen witch, writer, speaker, and community gatherer. Born with river blood, magik bones, and a moonlit heart, she believes story heals, plants are magik, and comida es medicina.

What I’m About:

Story telling. Casting spells with pen, voice, and camera.

Kitchen altars. Comida es medicina for body and soul.

Botanical advocacy. Plants are sentient beings, too.

Holistic sovereignty. You are your own best healer.

Mundane magik. No caftan, cloak, or $$$ required.

Everyday rituals and remedies. Do it for yourself first, not for followers.

When not traveling in my van to pray at the altars of desert, forest, river, and ocean, I’m connecting with community through story, plants, food, and botanical brews. I work at cultivating a modern wellness practice, integrating the old medicine ways of my mixed bloodlines.

Branch & Bone Medicine Show™ is the podcast I created spotlighting multi-cultural people of color doing their work in the modern communities of herbalism, magick, or other healing and creative arts.

Xantico House™ is where all my offerings reside. It is a place where the fire of folk ritual and remedy warms our bones, clears a path, and lights the way, bringing their deep medicine and magik into our everyday lives.

May your heart(h) be filled with love and magik,


Connect with me here.

Lola Venado // The Botanical Bruja

Xantico House

P.S. I am currently not offering my botánica products or energy work/readings. Thank you for your support in what was, and what will be.

P.P.S. Botanical Bruja is a title I created in 2016 as an alternative way of identifying my work as a plant witch, while giving reverence to my maternal Mexican heritage. I established use of the Branch & Bone name in 2015, and Xantico House was founded in 2018.

Copyright ©2018-2020 Lola Venado. All rights reserved.

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