Cederberg Herbs

Product Description List

Our Herbs

All our herbs are indigenous to the Cederberg area and harvested on our Cederberg farm mountain areas and organic gardens. We water the gardens with mountain spring water, and the mountain air carries the scent of fragrant mountain herbs. The gardens are grown on principles of healthy soil biology to ensure a full range of botanical compounds. I have never added chemicals, compost, fertilizers to the gardens since it was started six years ago and all the herbs are grown to emulate nature, no monocultures, row planting or ploughing. The herbal gardens allow us to produce high-quality herbs without depleting plants in the wild or cause unsustainable harvesting. 

We believe that all products we use in the household, teas, cosmetics, incense, smoke mixes should be chemical-free and safe to ingest. From this belief came our ‘Everything mix’ which is a herbal smoke mix, fragrance and can be drunk as a tea to relieve nasal congestion and cold symptoms. 

  1. HERBAL TEAS

Herbal teas are a gentle way for us to take the full botanicals of plants in low dosages but high effectiveness. Homoeopathic medicine has shown us that an intense application of plants is not how the body necessary to maintain good health. I don’t find comfort with extracting that which is considered the active ingredients of a plant. With teas, we receive the full intelligence and complex botanicals of plants. Whole plant medicine trust in the full range of plant botanicals as a supporting and healing avenue for our entire bodies. In teas, we can also blend and pair plants that work together and add other for taste (such as buchu) and warmth (spices). Our packaging ensures the leaves will stay fresh for long. We also sell our teas as loose leaves to avoid the packaging into sachets which contain plastics and bleach agents. 

The dosage is one teaspoon of leaves per cup steeped for 5 minutes in water no hotter than 65 degrees. I normally switch off my kettle just as the first bubble of the boiling process popped up. 

Please start the teas slowly, with half a cup in the morning and evening and see how your body reacts. Increase the dose to full cup mornings and evenings but limit the intake to one cup at a time. Herbs are medicines and can build up in our system as well as detoxify your body which can have the side effect of nausea or diarrhoea. Stop if your body feels uncomfortable.   

1.1 Sleep blend

The sleep blend contains plants to relax us at all levels, our physical bodies (muscles and hormones), digestive system, nervous system and enhance our dreaming. Dreaming is one of how the body releases unprocessed events and thoughts of the day. You will experience that ‘out of it’ feeling, nor does it contain any addictive compounds. It is during sleep cycles that our body releases the stress hormone cortisol that keeps us in a perpetual state of tension and reduces muscle mass.  

Ingredients: Cannabis leaves (no THC or CBD’s), Helichrysum petiolare, salvia africana caerulea, Geranium tomentosum, Rooibos and Coleonema alba. 

1.2 Hormone blend – Women

The hormone blend is for women in menopause or peri-menopausal, or are experiencing moon cycles that are painful, irregular or prolonged. 

Ingredients: Salvia africana-curulaea, Viscum capense, Elytropappus rhinocerotis

1.3 Flu mix

This blend is to boost our immunity and support the pulmonary system during viral or bacterial infections. Drink as a maintenance regime before cold and flu sets in or an increased dose during an illness.  

Ingredients: Artemesia afra, Helichrysum cymosum, Agathosma betulina

1.4 Maintenance Cleanse

A herbal tea for an every-day cleansing routine recommended as a first drink in the morning. 

Ingredients: Green rooibos, Agathosma betulina, Lessertia frutescens (cancer bush), Helichrysum 

1.5 Super Cleanse

Use this tea during fasting or detox program or when you can maintain a more vigorous detox daily program. The tea is still gentle while taking pressure off the liver, kidneys and spleen. Drink this tea in the morning and add fresh lemon juice for taste. 

Ingredients: Agathosma betulina (buchu), Lessertia frutescens (cancer bush), Ballota africana. 

1.6 Everything Mix

Our herbal smoke mix, smooth and easy and your throat and lungs. Burn as a fragrant and cleansing incense or drink as a daily tonic herbal tea. 

Ingredients: Artemesia afra, Helichrysum petiolare, Agathosma betulina, Dodonaea viscosa.

  • POULTICES
  • Skin and wound poultice

Dried leaves to use over a insect bite, bruise, sore muscles, eczema or other skin ailment. Add small amounts of hot water to warm up the leaves and soften then and apply to the skin area. Castor oil can be added to the mix for greater adherence. Hold in place with bandage or large plaster. 

Ingredients: Leonotus leonorus, Dodnaea viscosa, Bulbine frutescens

  • TINCTURES

All our tinctures are extracted with pure organic ethanol, glycerin or honey at a 5:1 ratio. 

3.1 Leonotus leonorus: 45% alc 1:5 extraction

Use 3 or 4 drops under the tongue twice daily to relieve headaches and improve gut health. Apply directly to the skin for insect bites.  

3.2 Artemesia: 45% alc 1:5 extraction

Use 3 or 4 drops under the tongue twice daily for indigestion, bloating, heart burn, cold or flu symptoms. 

3.3 Artemesia/cancer bush: 45% alc 1:5 extraction

Use 3 to 4 drops under the tongue twice a day to improve overall health function, reduce toxins in blood and organs, improve gut health.  

4. OINTMENTS

All ointments are made with organic unrefined coconut oil with myrrh and frankincense resin infusion over low and slow heat . 

4.1 Basic

The essential ointment is soothing and healing to your skin, like a fresh drink of water on a hot day. It is safe to use on your face and body. The frankincense in myrrh is not only a skin healer but also balances the gut. The skin absorbs these ancient medicines and delivers them to the bloodstream in an easily absorbable form, more effective than using the resins orally.  

4.2 Healing Ointment

The Healing ointment is the basic formula infused with the most potent skin healing herbs from this environment: Galenia africana, Dodonaea viscosa var angustifolia, Helichrysum cymosum. Use this ointment on eczema, diaper rash, psoriasis and allergic breakouts.