0844590072 sales@essentialherbs.co.za Monday to Friday: 8.00am to 5.00pm Saturday: 6.30-11.30am at Shongweni Farmers Market Sunday and Public holidays: Closed

The Magic of Glycerites…Of What?…

Glycerine is used to make an herbal extract (called a glycerite) instead of alcohol (called a tincture). This is a popular alternative for children’s tinctures and for people who don’t like alcohol. People with stomach or duodenal ulcers are also advised to avoid alcohol, and so glycerites would be more beneficial. Some interesting information: Glycerine … Continue reading The Magic of Glycerites…Of What?…

Gut Health…Why is this spoken about about so often?…How do I keep my Gut healthy? (Part 1)

Gut health: This phrase is one we hear with more and more frequency as our lives become a blur of fast foods, high stress and little sleep. What defines a healthy gut? 1. Effective digestion and absorption of food.This includes Normal nutritional status and effective absorption of food, water and minerals and regular bowel movement, … Continue reading Gut Health…Why is this spoken about about so often?…How do I keep my Gut healthy? (Part 1)

Pioneers of the Organic Movement in the East and West…Part 3 of… So What’s all this Fuss About Organic…

Organic agriculture is not some "new-fangled hippy idea". According to written records, Chinese scientists have been classifying soils according to colour, structure and other characteristics since the Ming Dynasty (4000BC). Instructions were given on how best to cultivate the soil. Through all the generations this knowledge has never been lost and today, in rural areas … Continue reading Pioneers of the Organic Movement in the East and West…Part 3 of… So What’s all this Fuss About Organic…

And we have a winner! A very happy winner!

As those who follow our blog will know, we were celebrating our 6th birthday in the month of March with everyone who bought products to the value of R100 or more being added to the birthday gift box. On Saturday, 2nd April, we had our draw at 10am at Shongweni Farmers Market. Bev of Bev-Anne … Continue reading And we have a winner! A very happy winner!

A new year…Let’s have more Thyme please…

Thymus is derived from the Greek word thymon , meaning ‘courage’, and many traditions relate to this virtue. Roman soldiers, for example, bathed in thyme water to give themselves vigour. Now, who of us could do with a bit more courage and bit more vigour? Here at EHP we could both do with a great … Continue reading A new year…Let’s have more Thyme please…

The Herb Happening in Gauteng…Join us!!!

Hi everyone, at last the Herb Happening is here. This coming weekend it will be held at Doonholm Herb Farm. I have attached the page for your information. Please come and say hello. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet our Gauteng customers. Click on this link to take you to the web page. It … Continue reading The Herb Happening in Gauteng…Join us!!!

Herbal Happening 2015… Midrand… See you there!

We are very excited to be a part of this event. But without any further waffle, here is the programme. (Click on the url below) http://eepurl.com/bzygSH See you there!!! When: 30, 31 October & 1 November 2015  -  09:00 to 17:00 daily Where: Plot 265 Summit rd. (R562), Midrand, Johannesburg. Lots of love Sue and … Continue reading Herbal Happening 2015… Midrand… See you there!

Rue…Ruta Graveolens…a herb to use with caution…

Rue is also known as: Jackman’s Blue; Bashoush; German Rue; Herb of Grace; Herbygrass; Hreow; Mother of the Herbs; Rewe; Ruta; Ave-grace This plant has an impressive history. Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo both claimed that, owing to Rue’s metaphysical powers, their eyesight and creative inner vision had been improved. Branches of rue were used … Continue reading Rue…Ruta Graveolens…a herb to use with caution…

Shopping with us just became a little bit easier…

We are pleased to announce that we are at last able to accept your credit or debit card when you come shopping with us at Shongweni Farmers Market. You will also be able to pay in this way when you collect from us in Durban North. Have a wonderful weekend. The Durban weather is glorious! … Continue reading Shopping with us just became a little bit easier…

We will be spending time with our families over the next two weeks…

We will be spending time with our respective families and will be closed from Monday 22nd December to Friday 9th January. A blessed Christmas and New year to you and your family. xxx