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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...

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...

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...

Thyme Checklist

Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) is a must-have herb to keep in the kitchen.  Use it fresh in the summer and the dried herb in the winter.  Add it to your food, make herbal teas with it, add it to your creams and ointments. Its benefits and medicinal uses are applicable all...

Turmeric Has a Wide Variety of Benefits

Turmeric, also known as Curcuma longa, is benefitting from some great research at the moment.  It's a fabulous herb with a wide range of benefits.  Great for the skin, helpful for the liver and gallbladder, and a brilliant anti-inflammatory. I've recently started...

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