My interest in healing plants and herbs began as a child, when first tasting the medicinal herbs and healing weeds from my grandmother's garden. For many years, my grandmother and great-grandmother lived in a remote area of New Zealand with very few white people. They swapped their knowledge of healing plants with NZ Maori people and Maori shared their knowledge about NZ native plant remedies with them. This knowledge of nature's healing plants and weeds was put to good use by treating family members for common ailments. This family influence led to my ongoing interest and avid study of herbal medicine.
While living in Australia, I grew 80 varieties of medicinal herbs and operated a small retail business supplying healing herbs in the form of extracts, powders, fresh dried herbs, skin creams and balms.
After 25+ years in the industry, I put together my favourite blend of remedies that yielded consistently good results with clients and then formed the company that produces the Kiwikitz range of natural supplements, herbals and the traditional New Zealand native plant remedies known as Rongoa. These blends allow individuals to be given the ideal combination of specific ingredients, for their specific ailments. Kiwikitz natural products are free from additives and fillers and are extracted from the finest raw materials.
I am registered as a practicing NZ Chartered Natural Medicine Practitioner and have qualifications in Indonesian Herbal Medicine and Homeobotanicals. I am a Fellow Member of the Homeobotanical Society and accredited to practice Herbal & Botanical Medicine and to Manufacture Kiwikitz natural products by the Society of Natural Therapists & Researchers Inc. Other qualifications and experience include Manual lymph Drainage for Lymphoedema, Reflexology, Remedial Massage, Myofascial Release, Electro-Acupressure, Adult Teaching, Counselling & Community Social Work.
I am very excited to work with your company in producing a range of Holistic New Zealand remedies and creams. These blends and creams will incorporate traditional, wild-gathered New Zealand native healing plants with other quality medicinal herbs to help people enjoy better health and wellbeing the natural way.
- Hbt. FMHI; RMT; FJM; MLD/CDT
- Dr. Vodder Manual Lymph Drainage & Combined Decongestive Therapy
- NZ Chartered Natural Medicine Practitioner