This herb is ubiquitous in South East Australia, (and probably in other parts of the country). It is generally considered a weed. But, if we are on the same page, you would know that nothing is by chance. There is a good a reason why it is so widespread, a reason why we’d do well […]
Roxana Bestrin Fuentes
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1 in 4 Australians are diabetic or pre-diabetic. How staggering is that!
Further, 1 in 16 adults have full blown type 2 diabetes mellitus.
This means while a fair few pre-diabetics manage to reverse their condition, many do not. This is an instant where disease prevention is most critical.
Pelargonium sidoides, also known as South African geranium, is one of several species of the genus Geraniaceae that are important traditional medicines in South Africa. The plants of this genus are often referred to by their original Khoi-Khoi name rabas.
It had been a while since we did a bush walk as a family, so hitting this track near our home was a much needed experience. We actually had to have two gos because the first time was fraught even before we started, with a very distressing accident in the carpark that landed us in […]
This article was originally published as “Tribal parenting: How to heal our children” in Green Child Magazine and was written by Christie Michelsen. It references Jean Liedloff’s “The Continuum Concept: In search of happiness lost”, which is a profoundly inspirational book about parenting. This article is so good, I had to share. Christie Michelsen is […]
The name may be confusing. Many people know that plantains are like bananas. But this herb is very different. It is a small herbaceous plant with a rosette of leaves. It has a few stems that grow from the centre that are topped by a spike of tiny greenish-brown flowers.
Traditional use Various cultures utilise Lemon Balm as a sedative for anxiety and insomnia and to lift depression.1, 2 It is traditionally known as a herb for mental disorders.3 It also considered to enhance cognitive capacities, as such it has been used for dementia,1 and to relieve various other afflictions including heart conditions, digestive complaints […]
From pain relief to menopausal treatment Black Cohosh is perhaps one of the most misunderstood herbs. Traditionally Black Cohosh was used by Indigenous North American tribes for all manner of pain management and inflammation. This included rheumatic pain, menstrual cramps, pain of childbirth, sore throat and back pain. It was also utilised for cough, insomnia […]
This article is dedicated to my childbirth support team – my doula Donna, the RPA Birth Centre midwives, and especially to my husband Ray. The rawness of childbirth Traumatically painful. That is the short of it. Childbirth was really agonising. The pain was crampy and stabby, and it rattled my nerves so much that I […]