0844590072 or 0834098309 sales@essentialherbs.co.za Monday to Friday: 8.00am to 5.00pm in Durban North or Pinetown; Saturday: 6.30-11.30am at Shongweni Farmers Market Stall H11; Sunday and Public holidays: Closed

Soothing Herbal Drinks…More Helpful Than Alcohol or Coffee?…

In this crazy world of ours, we look to anything that will help us relax. The adverts, movies and magazines tell us that coffee will wake us up quickly and alcohol will relax us and help us to have fun. Well, in the short term, yes this is true…Most of us have tried these methods … Continue reading Soothing Herbal Drinks…More Helpful Than Alcohol or Coffee?…

The Power of Natural Products When Plagued with Laryngitis

This past weekend we did an exhibition on Sustainable Living which included a lot of talking and interacting with many people. On Monday I started with a headache and by Tuesday my voice was scratchy and sore. By Wednesday I had no voice and was feeling lethargic and off colour. I had started taking extra … Continue reading The Power of Natural Products When Plagued with Laryngitis

Summer in Durban…Stunning!…Scorching!…Our teas on ice are just what you need…

We were warned today that temperatures could reach up to 40 degrees centrigrade! Thank goodness for a strong wind which, if one is in the shade, makes it more bearable. So, with that in mind, what better topic to talk about than iced herbal teas. Chris and I were chatting the other day about how … Continue reading Summer in Durban…Stunning!…Scorching!…Our teas on ice are just what you need…

Stinging nettle…A nutritious…tonic…cleansing and detoxifying…herb!

Where does the name come from? “The word comes from the old English word noedl, which means needle and refers to the needle sharp burning of this famous plant. Its Latin name Urtica comes from uro, which means to burn- those bristly hairs contain formic acid and causes the skin to burn.” It is an … Continue reading Stinging nettle…A nutritious…tonic…cleansing and detoxifying…herb!

A delicious new tea…Apple and Ginger…

Apple and Ginger...A delicious new herbal tea. We will be selling it at the East Coast Radio House and Garden Show. Come and visit us in the Homegrown section. We will be there from Friday 28th June to Sunday 7 July. This tea contains hibiscus, apple, pear, ginger and lemon peel. It has a delicious … Continue reading A delicious new tea…Apple and Ginger…

2 Days to go…We are so excited to be seeing you all…

Just 2 days to go before our open day! We will be offering refreshment and the biscuits will be gluten, lactose and sugar free. Sweet biscuits made with orange essential oil and topped with raw chocolate sauce Savoury biscuits made with goats cheese and thyme and basil. We will have the recipes available for you.

Spice up your healthy herbal lifestyle…health and pleasure do go together…

Last week we spoke about a specific blend of herbs which help to relieve the symptoms of colds and flu. This week, we would like to share our unique herb and spice blends, which bring great pleasure to our tastebuds, and at the same time help the body, mind and soul to heal. Herbal spiced teas are … Continue reading Spice up your healthy herbal lifestyle…health and pleasure do go together…

Winter is on its way… Sinuses start acting up…what can you do?

Here in Durban, South Africa, our winters are very mild indeed. Our autumn is still like Summer and our Winter is like Autumn and, if we're very fortunate, we'll have one week some time in July/August that is freezing cold (well for us it's freezing cold as the temperature drops below 15°C). I can hear … Continue reading Winter is on its way… Sinuses start acting up…what can you do?

Poor circulation?… Leg ulcers that are taking their time to heal?…Calendula and lavender infused natural cream.

A while back we had a client whose mom had a leg ulcer that was not responding well to normal treatment. Her mom is a firm believer in more natural remedies and so was looking for a cream that would help the process externally. Christine did some research and found a recipe using calendula petals … Continue reading Poor circulation?… Leg ulcers that are taking their time to heal?…Calendula and lavender infused natural cream.

Sage: Salvia officianalis…Saviour…a wonderful healing herb

I personally love Sage as it helps me with some of the symptoms of menopause-hot flushes and mood swings. Sage is considered to be antihydrotic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, carminative, cholagogue, galactofuge, stimulant, tonic and vasodilator. It has a history of medicinal uses, and was considered to be, as its name suggests, “the savior” (salvia), or … Continue reading Sage: Salvia officianalis…Saviour…a wonderful healing herb