Herbs Australia is the online store for Beautanicals’ dried, fresh and tinctured herbs.
We don’t have try and source reliable, unadulterated herb as everyone else does, because we grow it all on our farm in the Noosa hinterland, Queensland, Australia. We will only have available those herbs and spices that are fresh, in season and treated as they need to be.
We would love to show you images of quaint old farm sheds with bunches of dried herbs hanging from the ceiling but, unfortunately, those methods of drying herb are no longer permissible and all herb is dried on wire mesh inside a wooden frame. Nothing is ‘sun dried’ as the damage to the quality of the herb is far too great to be acceptable and nothing is ‘force dried’ again due to the unacceptable loss of molecular integrity within the plant.
Tinctures are made from dry plant material only as the effectiveness of fresh plant tincture is greatly reduced. Fresh is great for food but for the purpose of extraction, dry herb is the only alternative where the cell walls will fracture and release the compounds required.
Many of our native Australian crops are only available for a short time and some communication from you may be necessary to ensure that you don’t miss out next time. Some spices need to be dried but if you really require fresh herb or spice then it can easily be arranged, in season. Email:
If we are ‘out of stock’ then we actually are, and must wait until our next harvest to replenish our supply.