Connecting you with the herbs your body is already searching for
It's mental health awareness week this week Mental health awareness week takes place from 8 - 15 October in New Zealand. This year the focus is: let nature in, strengthen your wellbeing. A wonderful way of combining calmness with nature is walking meditation. You...read more
I'm so excited to be teaching this workshop! For years I have despaired when having made a shop bought herbal tea I sat down only to discover it tasted like coloured water! Why is it, the herbal teas made by herbalists taste so much better? Creating a great herbal tea...read more
Too many flies are plaguing my office. Being herbally inclined I decided some essential oils diffused in the air would do the trick. My usual go to are lavender and peppermint. They're very effective at repelling flies. But they are potentially poisonous to cats and I...read more
Having trouble sleeping? Before reaching for the big guns, try these herbal sleep remedies. I've chosen these three herbs because they're effective and you'll find them growing in your garden. Whilst the plants listed below contain plant chemicals (phytochemicals)...read more
The combination of blazing sunshine and intense rain has encouraged an abundance of vibrant yarrow in the Wairarapa. So I thought I'd take the hint from mother nature and make January the month of yarrow! How to recognise Yarrow Yarrow or Achillea millefolium is known...read more
Milk Thistle seed (Silybum marianum or sometimes referred to by its older botanical name of Carduus marianus) is a wonderful liver helper. That's particularly good news this time of year. Researchers believe the family of plant chemicals (phytochemicals) known as...read more
www.change.org are calling for a petition to Danny Alexander MP (Chief Secretary to the Treasury) to reverse the planned reduction in Kew Garden's Grant in Aid. You can read about it at www.change.org here:...read more
Animal Study Shows Promise for Ulcerative Colitis Sufferers Some promising research in relation to burdock root and ulcerative colitis. This is an animal study where mice were fed 100mg/kg of Arctium lappa (Burdock) powder. The burdock root was fed to mice who...read more
Whilst the winter chill arriving is not usually a cause for celebration, it does herald the beginning of rosehip picking season. Rosehips are best harvested after a good frost. Collect them when they are fully matured and have reached their most vivid shade of red or...read more
Sage Helps When You Have a Sore Throat I'm seeing a lot of colds and flu now that the weather is turning colder. Sage is a wonderful herb that is at home in most sore throat remedies. Research shows it's antibacterial activity is due to its thujone content so it's...read more
Tracy Tutty is a Medical Herbalist, Stress Therapist and Performance Coach with a passion for making herbal remedies and natural beauty products.
Tracy believes that your body knows exactly what it needs to do to heal itself. My job as your herbalist is to connect you with the herb or herbs your body is already searching for.