Spring Cleanse

Spring greetings, well what a rapid change in season since the last newsletter! I hope you have all enjoyed a slower winter pace and rested a little (or a lot), because its time to get the spring back into your step, shake off the winter coat and revitalise for the busier outdoor months. About this […]

Herbs for the Winter Blues

Winter greetings. It’s about this time of the cold and wet season that many people experience a bit of the winter blues. I think it is not only natural but necessary for our energy levels to slow down during this time, to allow for some restoration and reflection. The trick is not to feel guilty […]

Herbs for the Digestive System

Winter solstice greetings, With our desire to eat heavier foods with the colder weather we can experience digestive discomfort and sometimes more serious complications. There have been a few gastric bugs recently also, which has inspired me to write about some useful gastric herbs. Koromiko (Hebe stricta) is a great herb to relieve that uncomfortable […]

Winter in the Herb Garden with Ali

As I am writing this we have had our first real day of winter, brrrgh!! Time for the winter warming herbs that heat us up from the inside and take away that chilled to the bone feeling.My favourites are those that are most available to me: Ginger, Garlic, Kawa kawa and Horopito. Best warming spices […]