Calendula Officinalis Full Monograph

This is a calendula flower I managed to grow in my office (despite it being a western herb never found in Singapore) How do you feel when you look at this flower? To me it's as if the sun's rays have entered my soul  Calendula officinalis is classified under herbs that clear toxic heat and … Continue reading Calendula Officinalis Full Monograph

Radical Remission by Kelly Turner

This book is now on top of my ‘Recommended Reads’ list! 📚 No book has made me both laugh and cry with tears of sorrow and joy. Nor given me goosebumps, made my hairs stand and sent shivers up and down my spine. All in a good way, touching my soul as I read these … Continue reading Radical Remission by Kelly Turner

Herbalist Community Work

This morning I brought a client with cancer to view and harvest Dragon Tail plant (Epipremnum Pinnatum / "Loong-Wei") which Sebastian (my mentor) recommended for her treatment. It was one of the most rewarding experiences I've had as a herbalist - real grassroots interaction in nature. I taught her what I learnt from Rongoā Māori … Continue reading Herbalist Community Work

Herbs & Cancer

Today I learnt from Sebastian Liew (@leaf_to_life) that many traditional medicine cultures consider the origins of cancer as a wound that keeps getting hurt. The body tries to keep healing this wound but eventually the healing goes out of whack and cells keep multiplying, leading to tumours and metastases. Hence traditional herbal medicine has used … Continue reading Herbs & Cancer