We have a passion for growing and using edible, medicinal and useful plants. Together we have created Propa Earth on a foundation of ethics, integrity, sustainability and are excited about connecting you with the healing power of plants through our high quality products.
Our Biodynamic Farm is situated near Yungaburra on the beautiful Atherton Tablelands in Far North Queensland. We specialise in growing and using Gingers, Turmeric and Herbs.
Biodynamics enhances the biological processes ensuring that our soils are full of nutrients and vitality and so are our plants. Biodynamics is not just about the absence of chemicals, herbicides and pesticides but also about soil enhancement. Our hard work improving the soil encourages beneficial biological and fungal activity which breaks down rocks and minerals locked up in the soil biota and makes them available to plants.
Our Plant Friends
Turmeric (Curcuma Longa)
Turmeric is a plant that has a very long history of medicinal use, dating back nearly 4000 years. Considered to have properties that are anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, anti-biotic, immune boosting, lowers cholesterol, eases and prevents arthritis, assists with weight loss and much more.
Ginger (Zingiber Officinale)
Ginger has a very long history of use in various forms of traditional medicine. It has been used to help digestion, reduce nausea and help fight the flu and common cold a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant.
Tulsi or Holy Basil (Ocimum Sanctum)
For over 5000 years Tulsi (also known as Holy Basil) has been revered as one of the most sacred herbs in India. Used for thousands of years to alleviate stress and anxiety, to support the immune system and to increase energy. Modern science has classified Tulsi as an adaptogen herb. Helping the body adapt to physical, emotional and environmental stress and to restore harmony.
Lemongrass (Cymbopogon Flexuosus)
Lemongrass is a common ingredient is Asian cookery but is also revered for its healing properties. Lemongrass has been used for centuries as a powerful anti-inflammatory, to reduce anxiety and stress, boost the immune system, relieve pain and prevent infection.
Tamarind (Tamarindus Indica)
Tamarind is a common ingredient in many cuisines of the world but it is also used in many traditional medicines as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, to assist wound healing, lower blood pressure, as a diuretic, antifungal, antiviral and antibacterial and for a high Vitamin C content.
Cinnamon (Cinnamomum Verum)
Cinnamon has been prized for thousands of years for its flavour and medicinal properties. An anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, may reduce cholesterol, lowers blood sugar, fights bacterial and fungal infections, boosts the immune system, soothes sore throats.
Cloves (Syzygium Aromaticum)
Used for their aromatic flavour in cooking Cloves are also used in many traditional medicines. Antioxidant, relieves respiratory conditions, reduce inflammation, fight bacteria, reduce stomach ulcers, to treat oral infections and pain.
Cardamom (Eletarria Cardamomum)
Used as an anti-inflammatory, to aid digestion, for oral health, antibacterial, throat and chest complaints.
Nutmeg (Myristica Fragrans)
A popular spice used in many cuisines Nutmeg is also a powerful medicinal plant. Used to relieve pain, soothe indigestion, detox the body, to reduce insomnia, boost immunity and improve circulation.
Black Pepper (Piper Nigrum)
Possibly the King of spices black pepper is used traditionally to treat many ailments. Antioxidant, antibacterial, assists with the absorbtion of Curcumin (Turmeric) into the body, promote weight loss, improve digestion, relieve cold and cough, boost metabolism, and treat skin problems.
Comfrey (Symphytum officinale)
Used for centuries to assist the body to heal any part that is torn or broken. Comfrey is esteemed as a healer for burns, bruises, cuts, breaks, boils, rheumatism, ulcers, pulled tendons, insect bites, shingles and sciatica when applied externally.
Nettle (Urtica Dioica)
Used throughout history as an herbal tea believed to support kidney function, reduce allergies and decrease joint pain. May help treat anaemia, asthma, diabetes, wound healing, lower blood pressure and for urinary tract infections.