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Weeds as Medicines Part 2 – by Dunedin Naturopath Francisca Griffin

April 2, 2016 – 4:00 am |
Weeds as Medicines Part 2 – by Dunedin Naturopath Francisca Griffin

Listen to the online pod cast via Access Internet Radio here.
More weeds as medicines, have a listen via the link above.
Disclaimer! Please, do be aware that weed medicine as well as being very effective, can …

Natural Remedy: How to sooth your baby’s tummy with reflexology

September 21, 2012 – 9:54 am |

By Shanti Burgess, Reflexologist and Herbalist

Q: My three month old won’t stop crying and I think she’s got a sore tummy, I’ve tried everything and I can’t work out how to sooth her tummy, got …

Herb Profile: Comfrey – a force to be reckoned with!

July 26, 2012 – 1:10 pm |

COMFREY Symphytum officinale

Comfrey was first brought to my attention after the birth of my son more than thirty years ago. My domiciliary midwife, the wonderful Joan Donnelly was a staunch advocate of eating weeds and …

Simple nutrional, herbal and emotional healthcare for our feline friends – by Joel Le Blanc

February 4, 2012 – 11:46 am | 4 Comments

Cats face the same issues in commercial food  that push many people every year to turn towards eating whole and organic foods. Many brands of commercial cat food are highly processed, and are full of …

The miraculous powers of stinging nettle … by Tricia Curtis

December 6, 2011 – 4:42 pm | 3 Comments

Dear stinging nettle, you are a plant much maligned by many, myself included. Yes I am intending to change my ways. Even though, uninvited, you have made yourself quite comfortable all through my orchard, and …

Soothing, Healing Witch-hazel – by Tricia Curtis

November 19, 2011 – 7:26 pm |

It’s a funny shrub, my hamamelis virginiana. The skinny branches arch up in an ungainly manner, reminding me of an awkward teenager. No longer a cute little kid and not yet a robust and fully …

Cleavers – Nature’s Support for Lymphatic Drainage, and Detoxifying the Body

November 4, 2011 – 11:43 am |

By Tricia Curtis
Today as I went wandering through the garden looking for cleavers to photograph I was captivated by the variety and abundance of weeds growing everywhere. Healers all, I felt such a gladness come …

How to Make Your Own Shampoo – An Easy Thing to Do This Car Free Sunday!

October 26, 2011 – 1:29 pm | One Comment
How to Make Your Own Shampoo – An Easy Thing to Do This Car Free Sunday!

By Joanna Piekarski

After reading in Organic New Zealand magazine that even some body care products sold in organic shops contain harmful ingredients, I started making my own shampoo.  Like growing and making other items you need …

Chickweed. A star in the garden – by Tricia Curtis

October 22, 2011 – 5:28 pm | One Comment

When I was seventeen years old I become a vegetarian as well as a skillfull forager. I was the salad queen. It seemed as if I could make a salad appear out the ether. I …

The Common Lawn Daisy – Similar to Arnica. By Tricia Curtis

October 12, 2011 – 4:33 pm |

The Common Lawn Daisy – Bellis Perennis – by Tricia Curtis
Who hasn’t at some time made a daisy chain from the common lawn daisy and worn it as a circlet or crown. Bellis Perennis as …

Tricia’s Take on Thyme

October 1, 2011 – 9:24 am | 2 Comments

By Tricia Curtis
THYME  Thymus vulgaris
Three years ago, whilst doing a tour of the South Island to visit herbal clinics and health shops, I fell in love with thyme. We were driving across from Queenstown and …

Ancient Aloe Vera

September 12, 2011 – 8:57 am | 2 Comments

By Tricia Curtis
Aloe vera is a bit like the homeopathic remedy arnica. Everyone has heard of it, or has used it at some point and like arnica it never fails to deliver. This sadly is …

Awakening the Old Ways: Making a Calendula Herbal Tincture – by Tricia Curtis

August 22, 2011 – 11:29 am |

Don’t you sometimes wish you could just gather up some of your seasonal medicinal herbs and stick them in a bottle and keep them for later use. Well you can, and it is literally …

Herb Profile: St John’s Wort – by Tricia Curtis

August 14, 2011 – 10:07 pm | 5 Comments

Gathering data for this blog to be honest was far from satisfying as I found so much negative information about this wonderful herb, and I wondered how much was based in fact. …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – Blog#178 – The Joyous Concoction of Charlotte’s Parsley Pizza

October 17, 2010 – 9:05 pm |
365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – Blog#178 – The Joyous Concoction of Charlotte’s Parsley Pizza

While Suzi Franks just posted a lovely little piece about how to manage your garden so you can eat from it all year round, I’ve just consumed a chick pea, parsley pizza with a rice …

Herb Spiral by Sol Morgan

October 20, 2009 – 9:08 am |

GB Weekly
By Sol Morgan
The sun is shining, bulbs and blossoms blooming and the soil is thinking about warming up ready for spring planting. Wet weather is a good indicator of a well-designed system. Does water …

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