Our Founders


Sam is a Magical Botanical Spell Weaver. He channelled and created Ygeia, an indigenous plant medicine company in 2007, which was incorporated in 2014. Ygeia has now grown into a global presence, offering high quality herbal remedies in over 10 countries.

Sam comes from a long line of well-respected hakims, whom served royal families and possessed great knowledge of healing; their ancestral wisdom flows through Ygeia, and Sam’s teachings.

Sam has cultivated a way of living that is in harmony with nature; he lives half his time in holy mountains of Dharamshala and enjoys wild foraging for mushrooms and medicinal plants in the forests.

The other half is devoted to a Nomadic life, flowing within the communities in India and abroad.

He loves to live his time in stillness and play in the quantum field.


Soul family & co-founder, Tara Bagaria.

Tara joined Ygeia in 2015 and was an equal initiator for our edible Essential Oils. She pulled research, design and content together with us and was a co-founder till 2020.

She's not actively involved with Ygeia now and is very happily occupied with her own existential endeavours.

She has masters in clinical Hypnotherapy, is an Access consciousness coach, a Breathwork facilitator and runs a beautiful Retreat centre/ Boutique homestay in Dharamkot called Cosmic Geeks

Our paths have altered this past few years but she will always be family to Ygeia and I (Sam)