Organic food

Organic Food I read a post on Facebook the other day that truly shocked me. The article was about Monsanto’s Roundup and the Californian case where the jury found Monsanto liable in the case of a man with cancer allegedly caused by his exposure to Roundup. He was...

HERB OF THE WEEK – ECHINACEA

ECHINACEA (Echinacea spp.) Echinacea is pretty well known as a North American Indigenous herb used for immune support during the cold and ‘flu season. Traditionally it was used for snake bite and according to well-known herbalist Mrs Grieve, it was used for boils,...

Kombucha – A Personal Story

When I first started drinking Kombucha Tea 30 years ago, I was told it was a great tonic and something to give the kids when they had colds. My neighbour in NZ passed on the instructions and SCOBY (Symbiotic Culture Of Bacteria and Yeast) which we knew as Manchurian...

Where are the Nutrients?

So, I was talking to my friend and I wanted to explain how organic nutritious food satiates you and is good for you. I’m stating the obvious I know; of course nutritious food is good for you because it provides your body with the nutrients it needs to execute some...

Being a Herbalist

A little bit of introspection, had me thinking about what it really means to be a herbalist. For me being a herbalist means much more than prescribing bespoke herbal formulas, Australian Bush Flower Essences or diet and lifestyle recommendations. It means really being...

What Herb is Great for Colds?

I thought it timely as I sit here with my box of tissues, herbal tablets and a lovely bespoke liquid herbal formula supporting my body to fight off this dastardly head cold, that I discuss the attributes of Andrographis paniculata, commonly known as Andrographis....

My Kind of Gardening

I call myself an avid gardener. If the truth was told I am probably more of a lazy gardener with moments of avidity. I really love that some of the things I have planted actually grow and bear fruit or whatever they are meant to produce despite my lack of attention. I...