Connecting you with the herbs your body is already searching for

Rosemary infused oil

Rosemary infused oil

The residents of Acciaroli know it and we heard about it thanks to a 2016 study which found 1 in 10 of them live to see 100. The benefits of a Mediterranean diet are well known. Adding Rosemary Infused Oil to your diet is an easy way of enjoying more of those...

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Calendula officinalis or English Marigold

Calendula officinalis or English Marigold

Calendula officinalis is one of my favourite herbs. Sometimes known simply as calendula; other common names include English marigold, pot marigold or poor man's saffron. You can't help but smile when you look upon that stunning orange flower. Calendula has had a home...

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A good night’s sleep will transform your Christmas

A good night’s sleep will transform your Christmas

How are you doing with project Christmas? This season is a paradox. On the one hand, there's so much joy connecting with friends and loved ones over this holiday season and then there's project Christmas. The key to surviving Christmas is in the amount of quality...

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Treatment options for GERD

Treatment options for GERD

The most common symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is acid reflux. If you have acid reflux at least twice a week, you are considered to have GERD. There are a variety of treatment options for GERD, most of which involve diet and lifestyle choices. What...

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How to make rose petal tincture

How to make rose petal tincture

Rose petal tincture is easy to make and this sort of medicine making is good for the soul. A tincture is a combination of your herb, alcohol and water that is left to macerate for a set period of time. The alcohol / water medium encourages plant chemicals to move from...

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What is diabetes?

What is diabetes?

Diabetes is a cardiometabolic disease where your body can't properly control blood sugar levels. It happens because, either your pancreas isn't making enough of the hormone called insulin, or your body isn't very good at using the insulin that your pancreas has...

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How to make nettle pesto

How to make nettle pesto

We're half way through spring and the warm weather has arrived. Hooray! I love this time of year as it's a treasure trove of fresh green spring leaves. My favourite are the fresh green tips of nettle. If nettle tea isn't your thing, try this nettle pesto recipe....

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A quick way to make fresh ginger tea

A quick way to make fresh ginger tea

Ginger tea is my 'go to' whenever I'm feeling under the weather. It supports the immune system and is great for all parts of the body. Because it's a root, it's made as a decoction. Here's my super quick way to make ginger tea. What's a decoction? When we are making a...

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Which chia seeds are best?

Which chia seeds are best?

What is the difference between black and white chia seeds? How do you eat them? And which seeds are the best? What are chia seeds? Chia seeds come from Salvia hispanica, a plant that is native to Mexico and Guatemala. The seeds love water and will soak up 12 times...

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What is osteoarthritis?

What is osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis diagnosed in New Zealand. In recognition of world arthritis day on 12 October, here's what you need to know about osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis affects around 10% of adults. It happens where your cartilage has...

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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.