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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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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Storing herbs correctly

I wanted to take a moment out and talk about the way that herbs and herbal products are stored and packaged.  Far too often I am seeing packaging being chosen for its looks (and marketability) over its practicality and stability. For those of you who don’t know, some of my work is done as a…

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How to make a flower essence

A flower essence is a wonderfully subtle form of medicine, which is safe for children, people on medications, and also during pregnancy.  Essentially they are spring water, infused with the energetic principles of a specific flower, and then preserved with a small amount of brandy.  Not to be confused with essential oils, flower essences have…

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Plantains.. our first weed!

Well here I am.. Finally embarking on my weedy ventures. Something I have been so badly wanting to do for years now. Today I want to talk about a herb that the Native Americans call ‘White Mans Foot’.  It was observed that wherever White Man set foot, this plant would begin to naturalise, obviously being…

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