is a dream I am seeding and weaving...
A space of herbal healing & wild weeds. This is where you will stock up on natural remedies and learn from local herbalists, foragers & medicine people. I am open to collaborations, talks and markets! For now, I am selling the herbs I have worked with and know intimately, whilst connecting and learning about South Africa's local fauna. I am an eternal student of the plant allies. The herbs I know and currently work with are listed below, available for your nourishment!
HERBS FOR INFUSIONS
Most of the herbs listed below are for infusion purposes. Infusions are herbs brewed overnight (min 4 hours) to ensure maximum medicinal value. They are safe, nutritive herbs (not stimulants or sedatives) and are incorporated into your daily diet for an added, absorbable boost of vitamins, minerals, proteins & antioxidants. To find out why I am so devoted to infusions, watch the Youtube video here.
FOUNDATIONAL FOUR (Wild Harvested Weeds)
OAT STRAW (Avena sativa) R100 for 150g
Malty, sweet GOLDEN milk for supreme nervous system support. An Ayurvedic herb of longevity, she is the ultimate stress reliever. A heart health ally rich with minerals (especially calcium) for bone-strengthening (osteoporosis), depression & muscle spasms. Delicious, nutritious and boosts your libido!
NETTLE (Urtica Dioica) R100 for 150g
The most nutritious plant ally, packed with vitamins, minerals & proteins. Highly energising, repairs adrenals (eases you out of caffeine addiction), bone-building, anti-cancerous, restores mood, firms skin, strengthens hair, fingernails & lungs. Helps entire bodily systems to function optimally. The original superfood!
RED CLOVER BLOSSOMS (Trifolium pratense) R100 for 150g
Our foundational anti-cancer herb, she is fertility-enhancing, hormone balancing and a great ally during menopause. Lavish amounts of vitamins & minerals, she benefits all bodily systems (digestive, reproductive, lymphatic). As an alterative, she improves chronic conditions and offers phytosterols (anti-stress) to support assimilation and elimination by filtering toxins from the body. A must have.
LIME BLOSSOMS/LINDEN (Tilia cordata) R100 for 150g
A slippery mucilaginous gel oozes that soothes tissues & mucus membranes. She is a supreme anti-inflammatory that everyone should get to know. Gentle & safe, she helps with skin irritations like eczema and allergies, a remedy for colds & flu as well as all other respiratory issues. Her cooling effect relieves bladder issues and relaxes the nervous system, whilst also nourishing the heart. The final favourite of the foundational four.
OTHER HEALING ROOTS, HERBS & FLOWERS
HIBISCUS (Hibiscus sabdariffa) R100 for 100g
Rich red heart health remedy (lowers blood pressure & cholesterol), packed with vitamins & minerals. She is a supreme immune booster packed with anti-cancer selenium & chromium, flavonoids & anti-oxidants. She heals digestive & respiratory membranes, relieves tummy upsets, and cools the body. Also a natural diuretic, helpful for bloating or water retention.
BUCHU (Agathosma betulina) R120 for 100g
Our local, traditional kidney & urinary tract ally, Buchu is the original anti-septic, anti-inflammatory & diuretic. She helps with fever, high blood pressure, IBS or upset tummies. A lovely after-dinner digestive tea or enjoy as a strong infusion diluted with water and enjoyed in moderation. (Best to avoid during pregnancy).
MULLEIN (Verbascum Thapsus) R150 for 100g flowers/ R100 for 150g leaves
Our supreme lung ally, she strengthens & repairs lung tissue - an expectorant & demulcent, healing all respiratory issues (asthma, bronchitis, smokers lungs, etc...). The COVID carer - a preventative & reparative herb also helpful for nicotine addiction (smoke the leaves as a safe alternative or combination herb with tobacco). Her flowers are used for ear infections and are anti-viral & anti-inflammatory.
CHICKWEED (Stellaria media) R100 for 150g
Our psychic healer (she is the little star lady that dissolves dimensions), a powerhouse of minerals, she contains saponins that help with the absorption of nutrients, break down disease-causing bacteria, cysts & dissolve excess fat cells (an ally for weight management). She is helpful for bladder issues too.
DANDELION HERB (Taraxacum officinale) R100 for 150g
Doctor dandelion is everyone's favourite weed, everything about her is healing - she is a supreme liver ally, digestive ally, deobstruent, bactericide, fungicide, & astringent. She is a galactagogue (boosts breast milk production), supports kidneys & all other bodily systems. A generous & wonderful healing weed for all ailments (roots available too).
BURDOCK ROOT (Arctium lappa) R100 for 150g
One of the most delicious and interesting tasting liver & kidney allies. A soothing coffee alternative, an ancient womb ally, & anti-cancer blood cleanser. She calms inflammation and helps with allergies as well as emotional exhaustion.
ECHINACEA PURUREA (HERB) R100 for 150g
My favourite herbal anti-biotic, echinacea has powerful anti-infective alkaloids. One can tincture the roots or use the leaves for a gentler herbal infusion. Cold, flu & fever ally. Start drinking infusion immediately after symptoms arise and continue for the duration of illness.
RED RASPBERRY LEAF (Rubus ideaus) R100 for 150g
Incredibly nourishing & packed with vitamins & minerals (especially vitamin C & Iron). The best pregnancy tonic - toning pelvic & uterine muscles. Fertility ally for women & men, assists in milk production. Builds healthy connective tissue & eases muscle spasms, including menstrual cramping. Astringent properties help with morning sickness, nausea, bleeding & swelling.
MARSHMALLOW ROOT (Althea off.) R100 for 150g
Oh yummy mallow. This root infusion creates a delicious soothing gel substance that soothes mucus surfaces, supporting respiratory and digestive issues. Say goodbye to ulcers, coughs, menstrual cramps & IBS! She is a divine supporter of reproductive & urinary distress too.
“A witch is a woman who knows that her spirituality is her life and that her life is an art. As a green witch my art is the wise use of the green.
PRIVATE HERBAL CONSULTATIONS & INFUSION STARTER PACKS
"I absolutely love making my infusions. Every morning I wake up and crave them. I have noticed my skin has become so hydrated and glowing. I especially love nettle as it grounds me and provides me with all the minerals and vitamins I need to feel energized and gorgeous!"
Egith Van Dinther (Iggy), Supermodel & Model Coach
"I first discovered Annette and her incredible plant infusions at the beginning of 2020. I was intrigued and fascinated by the powerful wisdom behind these seemingly simple elixirs. Nutrient dense and hydrating, preparing and drinking my infusions feels like a beautiful act of self-love. Seeing them lined up on my kitchen counter even makes me smile!"
CAREY TOWNSEND/ GO EVIE FOUNDER