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Herbfarmacy

HerbfarmacyOver 30 years ago, plant expert Paul Richards started growing herbs on his farm in the Herefordshire hills. Paul’s love of plants began in early childhood, he went on to study Botany at university in Bristol, then spent three years researching Plant Physiology in Aberdeen and a further year at the Institute of Plant Physiology in Moscow.

His time in Russia, where they maintain a very strong tradition of herbal healing, deepened his fascination with the herbal uses of native plants and strengthened his existing interest in the herbal traditions of his native Wales.

Comfrey was one of the first herbs Paul grew commercially on his farm at Eardisley Herefordshire.  The leaves were dried for Comfrey Tea and the roots to make a powder for animals suffering from arthritis.  Both leaf and root were used to make Comfrey Oil and Ointment.  

HerbfarmacyBack in the 80’s he was encouraged to explore growing Echinacea purpurea. Back then, this herb was popular in Europe but little known in this country.  The popularity of Echinacea exploded in 1990s and production on the farm increased to a peak of 2.5 tonnes.

Together with his wife, Carol they launched Herbfarmacy in 2006; since then the business has gone from strength to strength, creating award winning, organic certified skin care products, ideal for sensitive skin

The herbs chosen, have been selected for their skin conditioning properties and their ability to cleanse and moisturise. The herbs used throughout their range are grown and handpicked when at their freshest, to ensure they’re as potent and effective as possible.

 

 


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