Linden Flower.

Linden flowers as natural cold and flu relief Linden or Lime trees are native to Europe and are part of the Basswood family. They have been known to reach astonishing ages with some of these Tilia species thought to be around 2000 years old. They are a welcomed sight...

Yerba Mate: The Superfood of Beverages

Known as the “Drink of the Gods” the consumption of yerba mate has its origins in South America where it is traditionally sipped from a gourd with a special sieve-like straw called “bombilla”. This “Maté” is unique as it is continuously brewed, rather than strained...

Herbal Medicine

Synergy and Holism The foundation of Herbal Medicine lies within its synergetic and holistic approach. It recognises the complex web of interacting factors which can cause ailments, disease and infections and observes a patient’s life as a whole within its set...

The Blue Elixir: Blue Butterfly Pea Flower

The edible Blue Butterfly Pea Flower is a stunning small blue flower with yellow markings and is native to equatorial Asia. Its use extends from culinary, to dye and traditional Ayurvedic, Chinese and Middle Eastern medicine. The deep blue, caffein-free decoction has...

What can I do?

  Another year has come and gone – and what a year it has been! We have witnessed how this pandemic has shaken the whole globe and how small actions of ours can have a dramatic effect and reverberation on everything around us. And despite all the negatives, I do feel...

Oh so lovely Roses.

The rose as symbol of love and beauty has influenced most cultures and is evident in rituals around the world. I dare say that the custom to bring roses to a loved one is globally accepted as a showcase of love. During Ancient times rose petals were used as confetti...

Elusive Aussie bush tucker

In Australia, we are surrounded by the “bush” and I’ve always felt something like national pride when I hear people taking about it. We either are in the “bush” that surrounds us all here Down Under, or have at least been to...

Sacred and magical Vervain

Vervain is a fairly unspectacular looking perennial with slender woody stems and spikes of small lilac flowers. A very modest look for a plant with such a high reputation in both European and Chinese herbal medicine. Since ancient times it was regarded as a sacred...

Sorrow-free with sweet Elderberry.

Elder is native to Europe where it is amongst the plants most commonly attached to folklore. Its branches contained a soft centre that was easily removed to create a variety of musical instruments, such as pipes and whistles. Perhaps it was for this reason that they...
Soothing Calendula

Soothing Calendula

If you’re looking for a colourful, fresh and cooling remedy for the summer heat then this might just be the thing for you. Calendula can bring a refreshing touch to your table and to your palate during this particularly hot summer. The bright orange colour and...