Australian Media Release – March 2010

For immediate release

Mother’s Nature Knows Best

Brisbane: Monday, 10 March 2010

An Brisbane mother of three is now enabling other mums to reconnect with traditional women’s wisdom that was once passed down through generations. For those longing for access to  safer, more natural health care for the whole family, “Herbology at Home: Making Herbal Remedies” offers a safe, easy-to-follow guide to preparing natural, chemical free herbal remedies.

Finally there is a common sense guide to making herbal remedies that speaks to women everywhere. This much needed and much awaited book by Brisbane author, Anke Bialas, teaches age old methods of making natural, chemical free products for health and home.

Over the past ten years there has been a massive change in the public perception towards herbal medicine. The establishment of farmer’s markets which are now so popular, the increasing varieties of herbs stocked by supermarkets and the surge of up-market cooking programs have contributed to the use of herbs in the culinary repertoire of many Australians. Even popular lifestyle programs now show step-by-step instructions on how to make your own herbal lozenges or liniments.

Now everyday mums are more interested in keeping their family healthy, naturally. Their biggest hurdle is finding information that is easy to follow and more importantly, safe. Anke Bialas was born and raised in Germany where herbal medicine is a natural part of everyday healthcare. She was especially lucky to have had a father and grandmother who would take her out to gather herbs in fields and forests and pass on herb lore that had been in the family for many generations.

“It wasn’t until I came to Australia that I realized not everyone uses herbal medicine as a matter of course“, says Ms Bialas, now a mum of three boys. When baby Robert suffered with his teething Ms Bialas did not think twice before preparing a chamomile bath to soothe his discomfort and help him sleep. Harry, aged four, knows and likes the “berry medicine” mum administers during flu season. “I make an elderberry syrup for the boys to help boost their immune system, and treat any of the bugs they pick up at day care and school. Traditional and scientific research has shown that elderberries promote disease resistance and that they also have the ability to prevent and even treat a virus.”

“Herbology At Home: Making Herbal Remedies” was written after Ms Bialas saw a need to make the journey to natural health easier for mums (and dads) who would like to introduce herbal preparations into their everyday life. This easy-to-follow book brings a common sense approach to herbal medicine focusing on safety and fitting herbal health into a busy, modern lifestyle.

Mrs Bialas will be signing copies of “Herbology At Home” at the Qld Herb Society’s annual Herb Awareness weekend, held at Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens Auditorium, Brisbane on May 8th and 9th (9am – 4pm). Those who aren’t able to visit can purchase a copy of the book from at the Introductory Special of $15.95.

For more information about “Herbology At Home: Making Herbal Remedies”, please contact:

Anke Bialas



About the Author

With her grandmother Anke Bialas explored the fields and forests of Germany and climbed the foothills of the Austrian Alps where women hand down from mother to daughter the secrets of herb lore. Now a mum of three boys, she continues the family tradition of educating others on the health giving benefits of herbs. Anke lives in Brisbane, Australia from where she runs her Herbology website. Her goal is to bring together herb enthusiasts, herb businesses and everyone who is interested in natural health to share their knowledge and passion for herb lore as part of an ever growing online Herb Community at


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