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My Story

A seed becoming a seedling then transforming into a flower was the first thing to fascinate me as a child.

During my teenage years, I stumbled across herbal medicine and was excited to find a field suited to my love for plants. Drawn to nature and the outdoors, I traveled the globe working as a whitewater rafting guide, thoroughly loving the exposure to different cultures and ways of life, intriguing and colorful to discover there is no place like home.

I settled to study Natural Medicine for four and a half years, qualifying as a naturopath then a medical herbalist from two different institutions. Living in and surrounded by a subtropical native rainforest in Okere Falls, I was drawn to the native bush and trained in the field of native New Zealand herbs with uses both traditional and modern.

These days we have a beautiful fusion of knowledge, where tradition and science meet, further validating the use of native New Zealand herbs. The human body has a natural affinity for herbal medicine, nature's most ancient form of healing. Plant chemicals have been used for thousands of years by both natural practitioners, then medical science. We live in a time where science and history offer the most effective form of healing and health.

We no longer need to rely on herbal medicine from overseas, especially when we have such amazing native herbs in New Zealand.

 

Denise Martin N.D   M.H.D
Of Tuhoe and Te Arawa descent.
Qualified medical herbalist/naturopath.


Providing complementary health management, herbal prescriptions and a specialty range of native New Zealand balms, creams and tonics.