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Clara Bailey Naturopath and Herbalist

I first became fascinated by plant medicine when I was 9 years old when a herbalist swiftly healed my glandular fever with herbal teas and tonics. I felt like I was handed a golden thread – I want to be able to do what she did! – and I have since followed it with bottomless […]

Going off the Pill: A Naturopath's Checklist

Going off the pill after long-term use can feel like a daunting task.  You may be worried about the less than pleasant side effects such as acne, weight gain, hair loss or irregular periods (or no periods).  If you’re going off the pill to fall pregnant you may be concerned about balancing your hormones and […]

Herbal Musings: Vitex & Reestablishing Cycles

In Melbourne, there was a little abandoned herbal garden next to Edinburgh Gardens. It used to be a community garden for a local naturopathic college, but it had been a little forgotten and was overgrown and a little wild. There were two beautiful abundant Vitex bushes there. I would often sit under them. They were […]

Reconnecting Cycles with the Power of Herbal Medicine & Menstruality

The connection humans have had with plants is an ancient and deep one. We have co-evolved over hundreds of thousands of years. Without them, we would cease to exist. Naturally embodying sensitivity, intuition and the inclination to nurture others, the feminine has had a special kinship with plants. The 20th century has been a big […]

Tulsi: A Herb for the Soul

All plants are made the same, yet some are elevated to “extraordinary’ by the reverence and importance given to them by culture and history. Tulsi is one such a plant. Native to India, Tulsi is Sanskrit for “incomparable one” and is also called holy or sacred basil and is believed in India to be the […]

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