Elusive Aussie bush tucker

In Australia, we are surrounded by the “bush” and I’ve always felt something like national pride when I hear people taking about it. We either are in the “bush” that surrounds us all here Down Under, or have at least been to...

Sacred and magical Vervain

Vervain is a fairly unspectacular looking perennial with slender woody stems and spikes of small lilac flowers. A very modest look for a plant with such a high reputation in both European and Chinese herbal medicine. Since ancient times it was regarded as a sacred...

Sorrow-free with sweet Elderberry.

Elder is native to Europe where it is amongst the plants most commonly attached to folklore. Its branches contained a soft centre that was easily removed to create a variety of musical instruments, such as pipes and whistles. Perhaps it was for this reason that they...

The Benefits of Licorice Root

LICORICE ROOT Licorice root has an impressive list of well documented uses and is probably one of the most over-looked of all herbal remedies. It is used for many ailments including asthma, athlete’s foot, baldness, body odour, bursitis, canker sores, chronic...