Gluten – The Story

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What is Gluten? Gluten is the substance in wheat, spelt, barley and rye that gives breads containing it the capacity to rise and a chewy stretchy texture. This substance is comprised of several complex proteins, to which many people are allergic or sensitive. Sensitivity Celiac disease is the most severe case of gluten sensitivity. In this instance these proteins cause damage to … Read More

Medicinal Weeds – Old Man’s Beard & Chickweed

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More Medicinal Weeds In a previous article we shared the anti-microbial properties of medicinal weeds – Farmer’s Friends (Bidens sp.), and Sida (Sida sp.). Another broad acting anti-microbial ‘weed’ commonly found in this area is the Old Man’s Beard (Usnea sp.). This is the greeny/grey lichen which sweeps down from the branches of sparsely leaved trees. Old Man’s Beard Old … Read More

Weeds or Medicines?

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Medical herbalists prize rare exotic herbs possessing amazing healing properties, some notable examples include Golden Seal, Echinacea, Coptis, Rhodiola and Reishi. While these plants warrant the reputation they have, there are also local plants considered pesky weeds that are undiscovered healing gems, often specific for treating local health issues. We love locally grown herbs and foods, so we are hoping … Read More

Arise & Shine Cleanses

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Mullum Herbs Cleanse

What does a cleanse involve? With a cleanse there are usually components such as herbs, dietary changes, and lifestyle changes (ie stopping sugar, alcohol, coffee…). The consultation is to assess where your current  health is, and then to be able to advise an individualised program for you. For some people it is not appropriate to fast, whereas for others this … Read More

Autumn Health

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Mullum Herbals Autumn Health

Welcome to Autumn. I love this time of year, the skies are clearer, the mornings crisp and there is a spaciousness that lifts the spirit. Autumn Health It’s time to get warm and cosy and swap salad for more warm, nourishing foods. This is Vata season which brings dryness and more erratic tendencies. There is higher impact upon our nervous … Read More

Maintaining Menstrual Harmony

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Mullum Herbals Menstrual Harmony

There are times in a woman’s life when menstrual harmony may be disrupted. External and internal factors can effect hormone balance, manifesting in a range of symptoms. There are many ways in which the alternative practitioner can help restore balance. The naturopathic approach Every woman will present with her own particular story.  The naturopathic approach is to treat the individual. … Read More

Ayurvedic Residential Retreats for 2015.

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Hello to everyone, I’d love to let you know about our Ayurvedic Residential Retreats for 2015. This year Jacinta and Leanne will be running at least 4 retreats (with perhaps more in Byron Bay – I’ll keep you posted if you wish).   Three of these retreats will be held at Artizen, Glenreagh (northern NSW). This is Leanne’s beautiful home … Read More

Herbal Medicine

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Herbal medicine has evolved with humankind Plants have been used for all manner of ailments throughout the ages. Many systems have been used to determine what herbal medicine should be used for what. The signature doctorius maintains that all plants are endowed with physical markers that indicate their traditional use. For example, Shepherd’s Purse has bladder shaped leaves, making this … Read More

Cleansing

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Cleansing is, for most of us, a simple and easy way to regain or enhance our level of health. From the basic Ayurvedic cleansing practice of regularly sipping plain hot water, to the deeper, month-long, arise and shine, “clean-me-out” cleanse – there is a cleanse to suit any body type and state of health. Often deep cleansing needs to be … Read More