Meghalaya, the land of the clouds, is blessed with cool climate and abundant rainfall. Many high-quality herbs, spices and medicinal plants grow here in plenty. Most of our farmers own small landholdings and practice traditional agriculture. Their farms produce rich, natural herbs and spices. But, they lack access to conscious consumers, like yourself.
At Zizira, we are leading the way towards a healthy future for your family and our farmers. Be a part of our story as we release the potential of farmers in this region.Discover More Shop Now
Meghalaya is home to rare medicinal herbs, spices, fruits and nuts. Our team of explorers regularly venture out into distant remote villages, to rekindle forgotten traditional wisdom from our farmer families. We trek far and wide into the jungles to hunt for forgotten plants, herbs & spices.
It is on these epic trips, we rediscover rare and exotic products, that for generations have helped the local Khasi people live rich, healthy lives.
Since our inception in 2016, the honest hardworking farmers of Meghalaya have been a pillar of our success. All our farmers are a part of the large Zizira family. In all our honesty, we endeavor to help our farmers keep alive our shared traditional knowledge and farming practices. Beyond helping their nutritious farm produce reach conscious consumers, we work with our farmers as close, thinking partners.
Our mission is to make our farmers famous, by introducing their products to consumers across India. And help bring in future generations into farming, by creating meaningful livelihoods.
Over the years, we have been lucky to discover a dozen or more spices and herbs grown exclusively in the hills, mountains, and forests of Meghalaya. Our deep caring relationships with the local farmers help us source the very best quality products. We want conscious consumers, across India, to relish the forgotten herbs and spices of Meghalaya and Northeast at large.
Traditional Khasi warmth and hospitality are central to our relationship with the 15,000+ community members who have used our products so far. With every order you place with Zizira, you bring home nature’s finest nourishment, while meaningfully enriching the lives of our small farmers.
Once the harvest of our products is complete at the farms, they arrive in Shillong at our workplace. Every batch of pure, healthy, and wholesome produce goes through a rigorous quality assurance process, and is made ready for home deliveries.Shop Now
A special variety of turmeric from Jaintia Hills of Meghalaya, called ‘Lakadong Turmeric’. We call it the world’s best turmeric because of its high curcumin content.
Zizira’s Lakadong turmeric has curcumin content of 8 – 12% (2020 report), one of the highest as compared to other varieties of turmeric.
Turmeric is known for its healing properties. The high curcumin in Lakadong turmeric makes it a super special turmeric!
Try it for yourself and experience the benefits.
Good quality honey comes from the well-fed bees of the jungles and forest of Meghalaya. The traditional beekeepers of Meghalaya raise bees in traditional beehives called 'ksing'.
Zizira partnered with beekeepers with decades of indigenous knowledge. We sell pure, raw honey that is unprocessed and unheated.
Get ready to tingle your taste buds with pure natural honey that comes from the healthy, happy bees, raised in the villages of Meghalaya.
Be surprised by the unique flavour of Meghalaya's honey!
Meghalaya is blessed with a variety of herbs and spices. The color and aroma of these spices mark their superior quality. You only need to add a small quantity to make your dish flavourful.
Spices and herbs also have therapeutic properties that help prevent and treat a wide variety of diseases. We work with farmers to bring pure, naturally grown spices to your doorstep.
Some of the spices we have are the notorious bhut jolokia, the intense piper longum, high curcumin Lakadong turmeric, medicinal ing makhir ginger and much more.
The tribes have used these spices for generations. Now, you can too.
Meghalaya's tea is among the best highland tea in India. It grows in elevations of over 1,500 m (4,900 ft) and this makes for an excellent quality tea. The tea plants grow in small tea gardens and are younger compared to Assam or Darjeeling tea. These factors combined with traditional farming and Meghalaya's climatic conditions make this tea special in terms of taste and quality.
If you're a tea lover who looks for quality, then it's time you try out Meghalaya tea. In fact, customers over the world, who tasted the tea, do not want to go back to any other tea!
Zizira loves to blend tea leaves with other herbs and spices. You will love the vibrant and delicious taste of these teas. They will keep you refreshed throughout the day.
Get all the goodness in a cup with teas from Meghalaya.
Farmer well-being is at the heart of our business. Our trustworthy network of farmers is carefully built to ensure meaningful livelihood for everyone involved.
At Zizira, we treat our farmers as important partners. Help is always available, and often beyond the expected usual. We make sure our farmers have adequate resources to produce the best herbs & spices.
Making Farmers Famous is our long term strategy to keep alive the traditional Khasi values & customs. Unlike any other community, our collective past and culture live on in the farming families. And our success will be measured in the number of families that continue to farm for future generations.
Over 15,000+ conscious consumers, across India, have used our herbs, spices, honey, tea & more. Purity & Nutrition are the main expectations from our products. And we are grateful for this opportunity to serve. We’d have it no other way, and nor would our farmer families.
All our products come from small family farms in Meghalaya, run by honest, hard-working women & men. Our farmers, and their families, are the first consumers of the products we sell. The care & nourishment, we associate in the food our parents give us - at Zizira our endeavor to add that love in every pack of products you get from our shop.
Our handpicked ingredients always go through rigorous quality checks and testing to rule-out any adulteration. Every product in our shop is also tested by third-party FSSAI approved labs for purity, hygiene and quality.
We are in the process of making our packaging friendly to mother nature. We are discovering new ways of packaging, so they have a minimum carbon footprint.
Our products are packed in Shillong. We send them to our warehouses in Lucknow and Pune. Warehouses are restocked every month so you get the freshly packed products on every order. Our trusted warehouse partners help us in faster and reliable service to our customers.
The moment you make a purchase from Zizira, you join our community of 15,000+ customers. To each of us, you are no less than our extended family.
We are available to listen to your queries and concerns. Just as families need to talk regularly, we love to interact with you. We are always looking for your recommendations and feedback to improve our service to you.
We go to great length to make sure your requests are fulfilled and that you are 100% satisfied.
Kong Elvira, from Thieddieng village near Mawsynram. Her family has been rearing bees for generations.
She and her husband would travel miles to weekly markets to sell their honey. But now, partnering with Zizira has opened up opportunities for her to grow. With an increase in her income, she focuses her time towards taking care of her bees.
Now, she has expanded her beekeeping business from 40 to 100 hives in two months since she met Zizira.
Zizira honors her for her diligent work. We are happy to be a part of her life.Discover the Farmers of Meghalaya
Zizira explores the hills, forests, and mountains of Meghalaya, to find rare, exotic herbs and spices.
We bring to you interesting stories about Meghalaya and its farmers, medicinal plants, forgotten foods, among other things when you subscribe to our Newsletter, #ZiziraFoodlores.
Every week we will send you one story in your inbox and once a month, we will talk about the herbs and spices that you can try from our shop.
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Daphika, a young woman and a mother to an adorable toddler daughter. She is a regular customer of Zizira and she stays in Shillong.
She became Zizira’s customer in search of the best turmeric for herself and her family. She says,
“I googled 'the best quality turmeric', and the results did not just surprise me but made me feel proud too when Lakadong turmeric came up in the search results”.
According to my experience, Black pepper and Lakadong turmeric work wonders together, if taken regularly.
I started taking Ing Makhir Fit Tea in the morning, Lakadong Chyrmit in my meals (in chutneys and curries) and Lakadong Ker before going to bed.
I like taking half-a-teaspoon of Lakadong Chyrmit (turmeric) with half-a-teaspoon of black pepper powder and one tablespoon of raw honey, mixed together. After 5 to 10 minutes I drink half-a-litre of warm water.
After taking Lakadong Turmeric and black pepper daily, I can surely say with confidence that having turmeric with black pepper does help ease away my Arthritis related pain and morning stiffness.