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DIYA Fairy on Health and Happiness

Tutu – any poison can be medicine?

My recent escape into the great NZ outdoors was Natively fruitful… A few juicy branches of the most poisonous NZ plant – Tutu – safely tucked in the backpack and brought home. Some hesitation about tools for processing.. and with “she’ll be all right.. i guess” I am using a kitchen knife and the other side of a cutting board.

Perfect fit into a jar I carefully selected from 2 available options, just enough sesame oil from my Ayurvedic times to cover it up, and dah-dah – infused oil in its infancy. To be processed at new moon in 3 weeks.

Identification of the plant – not a trace of doubt. Choice of young vs mature – questionable (went for the vibrancy of youth this time).