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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sida rhombifolia

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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Autumn Health Mullum Herbals

Welcome to Autumn. I love this time of year, now the floods have receded, the skies are clearer, the mornings crisp and there is a spaciousness that lifts the spirit. 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 … Read More

How to Motivate Yourself to Cleanse

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Have you read the previous articles on Cleansing by Val and Jacinta? Thought they were great yet still have not taken the step to begin your New Year Reset Cleanse? It is never too late!  Let’s get going on some Motivational ideas. Be gentle. There are no Cleanse Olympics. There is nothing to prove. Just start by eliminating one or … Read More

Maintaining Menstrual Harmony

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There are times in a woman’s life when the usual balance in her menstrual cycle 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. It is important to mention that the naturopathic approach is to treat the individual. Every … 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 through the ages. Plants have been used for all manner of ailments. Many systems have been used to determine what herb should be used for what. The signature doctorius maintains that all plants are endowed with physical markers which indicate their traditional use. For example Shepherd’s Purse has bladder shaped leaves, making this a … Read More


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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

First Aid

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First Aid - Mullum Herbals

First aid for yourself and your family The ability to provide basic first aid for yourself and your family and friends, is comforting and extremely valuable. Some remedies that may help can be purchased as a collection in one of our convenient herbal first aid kits or bought individually to add to your existing stock. Always seek medical attention for … Read More