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About Karen Harley

For as long as I can remember I have had a deep interest in plants and began growing vegetables and herbs at a young age. Since then I have made my own tinctures, teas and lotions for personal use. During my studies in Medical Herbalism at the Southern Institute of Medical Herbalism (SIMH) I developed a deeper understanding of the relationship between herbs and the individual. I really love the process of connecting medicine to the person and formulating individual remedies.

The majority of the herbs I use in my practice I have either grown on my property here in Nelson or foraged in the Nelson and Tasman regions. I am careful about how much I take and where I source plants from and grow my herbs using organic principles, so as to produce healthy, robust medicine. Occasionally I may need to source herbs from a supplier or other herbalist but the intention is to always find the best quality possible.

I love living in Nelson and enjoy walking and tramping and being out in our beautiful native forests.

About Herbal Medicine

Herbal medicine spans many cultures and traditions. The approach I take is based on the Western Herbal Vitalist Tradition. This type of herbal practice looks at the whole person, deeply investigating the constitution, lifestyle, diet and other factors that may contribute to the cause of illness. Herbs can help support the natural vitality of the body to heal. The herbs I give will depend on the individual. This medicine comes in the form of herbal tinctures, teas and capsules.


Herbal teas

Herbal teas



Creams and Ointments

Creams and Ointments

How Much Does it Cost? 

Initial Appointment

$95 and follow-ups $45


From $28.75 per 100ml.

Herbal Teas

from $34.50/100gms.


(per 60) from $31

Creams & Ointments

(30mls) from $15

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Karen Harley

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Physical address: 85 Murphy St, Toi Toi, Nelson