Connecting you with the herbs your body is already searching for

Are your essential oils cat friendly?

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...

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Herbal sleep remedies from your garden

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)...

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How to recognise yarrow

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...

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How Milk Thistle Can Help Your Hangover

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...

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Burdock Root May Be Helpful in Ulcerative Colitis

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...

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How to Make Rosehip Syrup

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...

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How to Make Sage-Infused Honey

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...

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A Quick Breathing Exercise to Reduce Stress

Feeling Stressed? Focus on your Breath Focusing on our breathing when we are feel tense, anxious or stressed can help us to feel calm.  In this video, clinical psychologist, Dr Farrell, shares a quick and discrete breathing exercise. Enjoy! How Breathing Can Aid...

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Rose is a Natural Stress Buster

Nothing beats the smell of rose.  It can lift your spirits, provide space within your heart and help you feel calm.  I know rose is traditionally associated with Valentines Day, but it such a great supporting mood lifter that I think we should borrow it to support...

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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.