Food & Nutrition

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By Chrissy-Tiina Laurikainen

WILD-FORAGED LILLY PILLY MEADE

This recipe was modified from Stephen Harrod Buhner’s “Sacred & Herbal Healing Beers” (Pub: 1998 by Brewer’s Publications, Colorado.)   Collection:   We are earthlings too.  Thus, when a plant uses humans as a transport vector – it may be considered ‘wild’.  In this sense, when we choose Lilly Pilly Trees (Syzygium smithii) which are […]

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Gotu Kola (aka. Pennywort)

GOTU KOLA (or PENNYWORT)…is a wild groundcover found almost ubiquitously the world over.  Abundant after rain or in permanently wet locales, it’s health benefits are profound.  Boiling 12 fresh leaves in a cup of tea each day ensures it’s protective benefits.  It’s ability to strengthen both vein & nerve sheaths as well as brain synapses […]

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By Chrissy-Tiina Laurikainen

PINK PERIWINKLE

PINK PERIWINKLE is considered a weed by Australian authorities and eradication guidelines are readily available.  In reality, it’s just as much a new migrant as the invasive “white man” and holds high medicinal value.  The juice of fresh leaves displays antidiabetic activity by reducing blood glucose [1], the flower extract has wound-healing activity [2] & […]

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