Living Magazine doTERRA Summer 2017 - Page 31

“When in doubt get your Spikenard out.” —Dr. Hill The Cō-Impact Sourcing® initiative in Nepal has brought many benefits to the Nepalese people. One of the biggest has been creating added jobs involved in Spikenard harvesting, drying, and distillation. The Himalayan regions of western Nepal, where the vast majority of the Spikenard is harvested, is one of the country’s poorest areas, so any economic activity that we can bring to the region is a great benefit. A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A NEPALESE HARVESTER Harvesting Spikenard is a very time-consuming and challenging activity. It only grows in the higher altitudes—3,000 m to 5,000 m (about 9,850 ft. to 16,400 ft.)—and generally on the cooler, western side of steep hills (40°–70° inclined slopes). Accessing these locations takes multiple days and requires the harvesters, who also tend to be goat herders, to set up a basecamp from which they work. Because they are harvesting the roots, harvesters have to dig them out of the ground, clean off the dirt, and keep going all day. The Spikenard harvest i 2&W7G&7FV@FfWrF2bFRV"6FWfRFv&V6ǒ@6&VgVǒFV7W&RFBFRG2v&Vw&rf"FRW@'fW7BB266ǒFVFrv&rBF6RFGVFW0B&WV&W2r7FG2vg&FV"W2Bf֖ƖW2fFrWr2F6W&6R2BW"ǒ&V7FfRvRvBFV'VBFRFfGV2&Vv2B6VG&W2FBvR6P6F7BvFvR6vBFR7W&RF6R6W&6rFP2fRFR&W6W&6W2F7&V6RFV"6RRbW &V7FfW2W2FVFV7VFfFR7V&BW R2FBF&Vv7VFfFvRv7&V6RFRVB`&BFW&FBFRG2&GV6RBR66W76rFPG2W72FR67V֖rFR6V6B&V7FfR2&V7BF7F6"G'W'26FR'fW7FW'26G'FR&G2&FW F6VƖrFRg&W6&G2FG'rf6ƗG( FR&Gb7V&N( 26V֗7G'26&6VBbfW" ffR6VG2BBW2Wg&c( 3sW&6VBbG06V֗7G'B2f&ǒF֖BGR&fRFBvRv0WV7B7V&BW"7V&BW76VFvRfPFVFfVBsFffW&VB6VG2BǒFvRfRf7@VG2b6V֗7G''WBvRfRf7W6VB6V֗7G'FP6WFR6FRbvBvR6VRvFW76VF2FB&P&RF֖B6vBFW2F2V7V&BvF7BWfW'Fr( W2G"FfBB2FRWW6RVR&R7G&r&Gv&rBVgV( @VgVf"&WGFW"&RFWVFVBƖfRF&VvFDU%$( 06Ԗ7B6W&6rFWfRfVBFBRvFFDU%$( 2VFW&R7&VFrB7W7FrFV"f֖ƖW0B6VFW2vRw&vrFV"vVFvRbFPBFR'fW7FrBF7FFb7V&BvBǐ&VVfBF6R6W&6rB'WBF6Rv'FRbBvF7V&N( 2&VVfG2BW6W2N( 2vFW"G"62( vVFV'BvWBW"7V&BWB( Фd5CBFFR7V&Bf7&WrVvBF2bG&VrfBFvWBFFR&V2vW&RFW6VB6GW&RFRVVFVBfFvRFFW'&63