Androgen blockers; Stinging Nettle & Spearmint!

In this short video i chat about the benefits of adding the humble Stinging Nettle and Spearmint into your daily routine! They both contain actives which help to block the aromatisation of Testosterone down to an androgenic derivative, DHT. The benefits of this are sparing or raising your ‘good’ Testosterone, and helping you take control…

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Meet Claire

Hi, I’m Claire… Gardening and Medicinal Plants have been ‘my thing’, my entire life. I was the child who was fascinated with the way plants looked, smelt, grew, and interacted with their environment.  I would listen with keen ears when my grandmother would tell me about the remedies she used to make, and every chance I got,…

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How to extract and use Wild Lettuce

So you’ve probably seen my recent posts, playing around with Wild Lettuce extracts..  I’ve had a fair crop of it growing by the end of my house this year, and everyone has been under strict instructions NOT to mow it down! I gotta say, the looks i’ve been getting have been hilarious- but have given…

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Wild Lettuce; A natural anxiety remedy

So im writing this as a blog post today because apparently the Instagram feed only lets me ramble so much, lol.  Too many words they say…. geez…  Its always fun wandering around a yard in Spring.  Especially if its not been manicured beyond oblivion and some of the ‘weeds’ are left to grow enough that…

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Turkey Tail mushroom

Turkey tail, otherwise known as Trametes versicolor, Coriolus versicolor, or Kawaratake in China.  It is one of the most commonly found bracket mushrooms in the world, and can usually be seen growing as a parasitic fungus in tiers on dead stumps or old trees.  You can find this mushroom growing in most parts of the…

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Winter Solstice and plant behaviour

Welcome to the Winter Solstice (in Australia).   The longest night and the shortest day of our calendar year.  For some of us it is simply a sign that we are at the ‘half way mark’ of the darker months, and the sun is on his way once again.  For many, this is a pivotal time…

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Herbal relief for coughs and colds

This morning I woke up and realised just how many bare trees are around. Winter is pretty much upon us, and it’s fairly safe to say that so is the season of the Colds and Flu. So today I wanted to talk about something I see in my clinic very often, and that is the…

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How to prepare a Garlic Oxymel

Rainy days at my house always conjures the brewing of ‘something’ in my kitchen, and it just so happens that my garlic has finished its’ 2week-long ‘digestion’ in apple cider vinegar, and is all ready to be combined with the other herbs and honey, to create a batch of ‘Garlic Oxymel’, all ready for the…

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Pine Resin; How to render it for remedies

You might have seen some photos of pine resin that I posted a while back. I was on the hunt for some wild-grown resin to harvest and add to a few of the things I was making. Pine resin is one of my favourite thing to work with- not only for its amazingly uplifting fragrance,…

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