I grew up in Austria, where herbal medicine was used by my grandmother. I have fond memories of going into the attic as a small child and always seeing bundles of herbs drying.
The tradition continued with my Mum who would make concoctions and fermented preserves every summer and autumn, many of which were delicious, some not so much!
Folk medicine is having a huge revival in Austria and I have traveled back since moving to Australia to spend time with traditional healers and integrative GPs who use plant medicine.
Over 20 years ago I started formal studies in Naturopathy, Nutrition and Herbal Medicine, I have worked in Natural Health for 16 years and practiced in a private clinic for 6 years.
Prior to starting Heidi's Herbal Remedies, I also owned and managed an Organic Health food store whilst applying Bachelor of Business qualifications to growing this business.
In 2007 when my son was born, applying natural and traditional remedies wasn't even a question.
Being a mother has deepened my respect for plant medicines and has fuelled my need to help my son with nontoxic, holistic therapies. Children are truly our greatest teachers and I have learned so much in attempting to address his needs and climb his hurdles with him.
I have a special interest in helping children with digestive and neurological issues, as well as women from all walks of life and with children of any age.