Author Archives: The Holistic Gardener

About The Holistic Gardener

I am a horticulturalist and holistic practitioner interested in how the garden and engagement with nature facilitates full potential living and therapeutic benefits.

herbal teas to help you sleep

I am frequently asked about Insomnia and for a quick fix. The long answer is to reset your circadian rhythm (search posts for that) and purge yourself of the stresses and bad habits (late coffees, late night social media and … Continue reading

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Eat to beat the Winter Blues and S.A.D

At this time of the year when the light levels drop and the rain and cold puts a dampener on going outside we tend to plummet in our natural synthesis of Vitamin D – which is a precursor of serotonin … Continue reading

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you don’t have to look that scary for Halloween – try a natural rejuvenation facial steam

Ok think of it as an alternative to bobbing for apples. Many herbs have volatile oils that are beneficial to skin care and a herbal steam is a simply way to get the benefits. Simply add crushed or chopped herb … Continue reading

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How to make a quick blitz Flu Buster tincture of Echinacea and Thyme

Immune system boosting isobutlyamides and other alkylamides popularly known as RxA Factors are found in the roots and mature ripe seed of Echinacea angustifolia and Echinacea purpurea – so now is the perfect time for a healthy harvest to make … Continue reading

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Roasted Tomato and Thyme Soup – a recipe for Winter Wellness

The warmth and nourishment of soup when you are unwell is often likened to a hug in a bowl but soup can help maintain wellness as well as fight off colds and flu. So in this one, beyond vitamin C, … Continue reading

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Two easy and delicious Muesli recipes for sustained energy and wellness nutrients

Original Muesli Once upon a time, muesli was cutting-edge nutritional medicine to treat jaundice and fatigue, developed by Swiss physician Maximilian Bircher-Brenner around 1900. This is the original recipe – one that was not a collection of dry ingredients as … Continue reading

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stress kills but laughing it off lengthens your life

Stress kills … how Stress is the body’s automatic reaction to harmful situations – be that situation real or perceived; a speeding oncoming car or just the thought that you might not make it to the airport in time. Sometimes … Continue reading

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