Taproot Medicine has been supporting our community’s Easy Wellness for over 12 years.
We understand the stress and complexity of modern life. And, we understand the profound medicine the earth offers us—laying at our feet relief to so many of our stresses and struggles.
Each of our 4 powerful syrups, plus our one of a kind bitters formula are carefully and joyfully crafted in deep relationship with the land, the plants, and our bodies.
Let it Be Easy
Taproot Medicine’s beloved formulations have been supporting our community’s Easy Wellness for over a decade. Formulated by Clinical Herbalist Frieda Kipar Bay, each of our medicines was born from her wisdom, experience with clients, and deep connection with the plants
Today, it’s our voice and our deep listening watering the roots of what Frieda planted back in 2010. Together, we’re growing our shared vision: to bring this delicious and potent Earth medicine into the kitchens and hearts of more families.
When it comes to running our business, we follow the medicine’s wisdom. Like any healthy ecosystem, we aim to grow sustainably—listening deeply, integrating the needs of our plants, our employees, our environment, our children, and ourselves into our business practices.
We believe in a world where business is conducted ethically and mindfully, creating new, co-empowering paradigms that challenge toxic capitalism and the relentlessness of Hustle Culture.
Really, we’re a lot like our plants: well-established, abundant, and steady… and always here to support your Easy Wellness journey.
We see ourselves as one node on a great web that connects the medicine of the Earth and the plants, through our communities and into your hands. We hold each part of this process with respect. This means long-term relationships with local growers, beekeepers and suppliers. The care we take in sourcing our ingredients is integral to the gentle power of our medicine. You can check out some of our collaborators here.
The faces behind our herbal syrups.
Charlotte Connors, Co-Owner
Hi, I’m Charlotte! I’m a visioner, ceremony holder, deep listener, truth teller, medicine maker, and embodied healer. I believe true medicine comes by way of relationship. My work is rooted in healing, cultivating, and deepening our relationship to ourselves, each other, and the earth. I consciously began my journey with the plants while pregnant 12 years ago, feeling called to manage my own well-being more holistically. I partnered with Taproot founder Frieda Kipar Bay in 2018, and every day since have been deeply honored to make and share this beautiful medicine with our local community and beyond. I’m also a California School of Herbal Studies trained Herbalist and a Four Winds School trained Shaman. For more about my shamanic and ceremony work, visit charlotteconnors.org.
Jessica Kleiderman, Co-Owner
Hi! I’m Jessica Kleiderman, and I’m honored to be making medicine for you. My path with plant medicine began 11 years ago when I witnessed the magic of mullein and garlic as it healed a raging ear infection in my infant son. My life’s medicine is about remembering interconnectedness with the Earth as we bring forth a courageous creative new vision of beauty, health, and justice. As the founder of several heart-led small businesses, I’m inspired to disrupt the “Business-as-usual” paradigm and build new co-empowering structures for thriving business that’s in right-relationship with our land, our community, and ourselves. I believe that conscious business can be a pathway for healing and I’m committed to operating Taproot Medicine to be just that.
Hilary Go, Medicine Maker
Hi! I’m Hilary. My life’s work is rooted in the alchemy of remembering. We have co-evolved with the plant world and I’m dedicated to remembering traditions, skills, and knowledge that have forever been a part of our humanity. As a sculptor and metalsmith, I’ve always loved working with the elements, but I’ve found herbalism and plant medicine to be my ideal way to create beauty and nourishment for the good of myself, the Earth, and my community. Making medicine is my creative outlet. I know I was meant to offer people plants in this way, in this form.
I honor my ancestors, my mother, and grandmother who taught me to cook and to care for myself so that I may show up here and care for others with this beautiful medicine.
Larraine Govinden, Medicine Maker
Hi! I’m Larraine. I seek to live in a world of balance for all. I’m called to support others in finding their center, and returning to it as often as possible. Which is what led me to study plant medicine and do advanced training at the California School of Herbal Studies. I believe in the power of plants to support our balanced health. I have many years of experience working with nutrition in the Health Food Industry. And I spent decades living and learning a way of life with an indigenous family in the Black Hills of South Dakota. I’m a designer by nature, I have formal and informal training in different art fields: jewelry, traditional plains tribe beadwork, leatherwork, and textiles. I’m currently transitioning from being a full time single mom of two soccer playing boys, back to a mom on a mission—I’m so inspired to bring my talents and gifts in service of community!