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LAWN DAISY Bellis Perennis

Who hasn’t at some time made a daisy chain from the common lawn daisy and worn it as a circlet or crown. Bellis Perennis as it is officially named, is another fabulous healer spreading itself at our feet. As we tread on this unassuming little plant it bounces back unaffected. A trauma remedy par excellence, […]

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Preserved Lemons

There is no great mystery to preserving fruit. All it takes is some fresh unblemished produce, preserving jars, lids and seals. I have been preserving fruit more than twenty years and have never sterilized my jars. Never had any problems with bad food either. I simply give the jars a thorough wash in hot soapy […]

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THYME Thymus vulgaris

Three years ago, whilst doing a tour of the South Island to visit herbal clinics and health shops, I fell in love with thyme. We were driving across from Queenstown and I noticed thyme growing wild along the side of the road. Being me I had to stop the van and have a closer look […]

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RED CLOVER Trifolium pratense

Every fortnight as I write my plant blog I experience it as a little journey. First there’s the resistance to the work, then the slow drawn out beginning where I’m still in resistance mode then the buckling down. Then comes the pleasure of immersion in remembering, gathering and sharing information. This fortnightly blog discusses red […]

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Delicious and Healthy BOIL-UP or POT

I love Boil-ups and have been making them for as long as I have had children. Wild food and foraging turns me on big time. Living in Aotearoa NZ, one of the best wild greens in terms of availablity and being nutrient dense is Puha. It’s packed full of Vitamin C and anti-oxidants. You can […]

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PLANTAIN (Kopakopa) Plantago major

When I was a little girl, I remember feeding some chooks that belonged to my grandparents neighbours. The chooks were kept in a little A-frame house that was moved around the lawn. Always, the patch of ground underneath them was denuded of any vegetation. Those chooks were always looking for some greenery to eat and […]

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Glowing praise for the Solar-X Balm

Here is a fantastic letter I received from a customer the other day, wanting to share in the hope that others may benefit. ?? “I am a middle aged NZ male, who although very healthy was diagnosed, over a year ago with DSAP, Actinic Keratosis, a nasty type rash all over my legs, and on […]

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