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HEAVENLY HERBS: DANDELION

Taraxacum officinale or Dandelion is a member of the Asteraceae family. This common, often over looked herb is a powerhouse of waste removal. The leaf is indicated for the kidneys but what’s interesting is that as it’s so high in potassium itself, when it works as a diuretic it doesn’t deplete the body of its […]

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HEAVENLY HERBS: LEMON BALM

Lemon balm is a member of the mint family. It’s a carminative, sedative, antiviral, antispasmodic, antidepressant and a general nervous system tonic and relaxant. This makes it useful for dyspepsia especially when it is accompanied with anxiety. A mild anti-depressant it is calming and soothing to the mind as well as the digestion, and will […]

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ANTHOCYANINS: FLAVOURSOME FLAVONOIDS WITH ANTIOXIDANT EFFECTS

Anthocyanins are a type of flavonoid, which is a class of compounds that have some pretty badass antioxidant effects. The great thing is that they are found naturally in a number of different foods…hmmmm eating with additional benefits. What’s more they are easy to spot too, anthocyanins are the pigments that give berries, red onions, […]

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FLOWERS WITH POWERS: LAVENDER

Did you know Lavender was responsible for the birth of modern aromatherapy? Its effectiveness in treating burns was first discovered by French biochemist René Gattefossé. Gattefossé, after burning his hand in a lab accident, quickly plunged it into the nearest thing he could find – a vat of lavender essential oil. Because it healed so […]

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BAD ASS FIRE CIDER

I’ve been a little quiet this week as I was struck with the dreaded lurgy. Ugh, even herb nerds get sick sometimes but the good news is there are lots of medicinal plants to help fix things. So I thought I’d share this particularly bad ass herbal immunity tonic called Fire Cider. It’s not all […]

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VEGAN CHICKWEED PESTO

Stellaria Media or Chickweed packs a lot of punch for something so dainty. It’s so nutrient dense it’s beyond silly. Best known is its ability to cool inflammation making it pretty badass when it comes to skin irritation, rashes and conditions that are dry or itchy. This little weed is often pulled up by the […]

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