Flower essences


Flowers have been used for healing in virtually all countries and cultures.

In the wild, animals seek out plants that will improve their health or just make them feel good. A dog eating grass is a common example.

I saw my dearest poodle Monona enjoying peppermint leaves in our garden many times.

When we domesticate animals we remove them from their natural environment and so from many of the natural foods and remedies which they would seek out for themselves.

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The Chilean hazelnut


The Gevuina avellana tree, Chilean hazel or Neufen in mapudungun, is a beautiful evergreen tree that is native to southern regions of Chile. The tree can reach up to 20 meters tall and bears small nuts. The seeds are eaten raw, cooked in boiling water or toasted and contain high amounts of good quality oil, suitable for both food and for cosmetic applications.

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