Tulsi

Tulsi

Tulsi, The Holy Basil (Ocimum tenuiflorum) is native to India where it is considered to be “The Queen of Herbs” & very important in Ayurvedic medicine. In Hinduism the basil is considered sacred & is grown in many households.Tulsi is a tonic...
Beetroot

Beetroot

Beetroot’s (Beta vulgaris rubra) were domesticated in the Middle East for their greens but it was the ancient Romans who grew these plants for their tasty & nutritious tap roots. Traditionally this root vegetable was used to treat disorders of the blood...
Beetroot

Beetroot

Beetroot’s (Beta vulgaris rubra) were domesticated in the Middle East for their greens but it was the ancient Romans who grew these plants for their tasty & nutritious tap roots. Traditionally this root vegetable was used to treat disorders of the blood...
Comfrey

Comfrey

Comfrey (Symphytum officinale) is a member of the Borage family & is native to the damp grassy lands of Europe & the UK. It has been called Knitbone because of its historical used as a poultice to treat bone fractures, sprains & bruises.Taken internally...
Health tips for smoke inhalation

Health tips for smoke inhalation

Fire combustion uses up oxygen in the atmosphere while simultaneously releasing carbon monoxide from unnatural substances caught in the path of the fire creating a toxic smoke. Smoke inhalation can have obvious impacts such as chemical irritation to the upper...
Tea tree

Tea tree

Tea Tree (Melaleuca) is a shrub native to Gondwana aka Australia & has been used medicinally for millennia. The Bundjalung people used the plant in many ways including topically for skin infections. The smell that comes from a Tea Tree plant is antibiotic,...
Watermelon!

Watermelon!

Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) is a delicious & nutritious food. The fruit, first grown in the Kalahari desert in Botswana, is 91% water making it a very hydrating food especially on hot days. You can even leave watermelon out for chickens, birds & bees on...
Arugula / Rocket

Arugula / Rocket

Arugula (Eruca vesicaria), known also as rocket/rocquette, is a bitter & peppery salad leaf native to the Mediterranean. It is a member of the Brassica family (you may know their cousins; broccoli, Brussel sprouts & kale) & has many similar health...
Rose

Rose

The garden rose (Rosa x damascena) is a beautiful & medicinal flower. Originating in many countries across the world this flower has conjured love in gardeners far & wide with 300 different species & thousands of variations. The damask rose, pictured, is...
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