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Wild Dispensary-Nature’s medicine.

Ruth Vaughan

Wild Dispensary-Nature’s medicine.
Based in Dunedin- Wild Dispensary celebrate local, native and wildcrafted plants with a comprehensive range of 100% natural medicinal formulations that are designed to support general health.

The importance of bitter tastes and conditions that bitters can help with.

The importance of bitter tastes and conditions that bitters can help with.

Bitters. The name says it all - but what exactly are they used for and why?  Humans are able to distinguish between 5 tastes: Bitter Salty Sour Sweet Unami (savoury) In our western diet we do not consume the taste of bitter that often as we are predisposed to liking the taste of sweet or salty. Also,bitter tastes normally serve as a warning to stop us eating toxic compounds but did you know that some bitter substances actually impart a health benefit? In particular they help to support our detoxification pathways and digestion. Traditionally bitters have been used for years....


Inflammation and digestion

Skye Macfarlane

Inflammation and digestion

Inflammation and digestion

Did you know that the most ‘toxic’ thing we do everyday is eating? Weird ah. But think about it. Everyday on multiple occasions we put ‘foreign’ material into our bodies. Then we rely on our body to break it down, extract what it needs and eliminate what it does not. 


Spring is here- Skye's top tips

Ruth Vaughan

Tags Spring Health Tips

Spring is here- Skye's top tips

Spring is here...although we are on the other side of winter, the bugs are still around and immunity is still an area to concentrate on. Skye takes us through some great suggestions for spring health.

Immunity Support, Probiotic rich foods, Washing hands, Zinc and Sleep (of course!).


Winter is not done with us yet, thankfully spring is around the corner!

Ruth Vaughan

Comments 1 Tags Elderberry, Flu, Winter Health

Winter is not done with us yet, thankfully spring is around the corner!
I don't often get unwell...but post a busy few weeks with really late nights, the flu got a hold of me.