Three Fragrant Herbs

3 Fragrant Herbs These are 3 of the most fragrant herbs in the Materia Medica; Angelica root (Bai Zhi), Chinese mint (Bo He) and patchouli (Huo Xiang).Bai Zhi can open the orifices of the nose and sinuses and alleviate headaches. Bo He assists in opening the orifices...
Rice Congee

Rice Congee

WHATS IS CONGEE? Congee is a traditional Chinese dish of rice that is cooked with much more liquid than usual to achieve a porridge like consistency. It is Asia’s oat porridge equivalent, and also a dish that I personally grew up with, often served for breakfast, at...
Warm food

Warm food

How and what to eat for the changing seasons. Autumn is in full swing now and just like our wardrobe selection changes for the weather, so too must our diet. Why? Because our bodies need to change throughout the seasons, so eating a salad or cold smoothie this time of...
Your Skin

Your Skin

The Gut Your gut/digestive system is the foundation of health. If there is inflammation and immune reactions occurring in the gut, that information is passed out throughout your body and can trigger problems on the skin.Your gut lining and skin are also made up of the...
Gao’s | Balms

Gao’s | Balms

Gao’s | Wax-Balms In Chinese herbal medicine, Gao refers to a topical herbal medicinal. This includes ointments, lotions, waxes, creams and balms. After experimenting with a range of mediums, my favourite is a blend of sesame oil and beeswax that I refer to as a...
Thyroid health and fertility

Thyroid health and fertility

Hormones are incredibly important during the fertility stages, however often the thyroid hormones are neglected over the reproductive hormones, such as oestrogen. Your thyroid is a butterfly shaped gland located at the front of your neck that produces hormones to...