Our herbs

Herbs are concentrated nutrition. Rich in vitamins and minerals, chlorophyll, natural antibiotics and antioxidants, they are a valuable source to restore health and vitality.

Kookaburra Herbals has selected herbs renowned for their capacity to enhance the skin and support the body's innate restorative abilities.

Comfrey

photo of purple flowerAlso known as knitbone, all heal, healherb, and woundherb. These names say it all.

A wonderful herb recorded in history since Dioscorides, a physician to Emperor Nero's  troops and the author of one of the oldest texts, Materia Medica, from 50AD. Many writers have honoured the herb since. Constituents include allantoin, calcium cobalt, copper and vitamins A and B12.

Calendula or Marigold: Herb of the Sun

photograph of bright orange flowersThese bright flowers are always so cheery. Calendula means 'joy' in the language of herbs. Constituents include carotenoids, mucilage and vitamins A, B and C.

Chamomile

photograph of white flowersThroughout the ages chamomile has been praised and greatly enjoyed as a hot beverage to sooth those jagged edges. Chamomile is rich in calcium. It also contains magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and silicon plus vitamins A, B and C.

St John's Wort, also known as Hypericum

photo of yellow flowersThis herb is wildcrafted from the Snowy Monaro Region. Once made into a fresh plant tincture, the bright yellow flowers manifest into a remarkable bright red.

Legends dating back to the Middle Ages tell that the plant sprang up from the blood of John the Baptist when he was beheaded. For centuries St John's Wort was revered for driving out evil spirits. Constituents include hypericin, flavonoids, amino acids and melatonin.

Marshmallow

photograph of marshmallow plantThe name means 'soft' and 'to heal'. Marshmallow leaves are soft and velvety with five-petal, pale pink flowers. It has a high mucilage content in the root, from which the original lollies were made - a little more healthy than today's recipes. An outstanding feature of marshmallow is the high vitamin A content, plus vitamin C and calcium.

Yarrow

photograph of white flowersAlso known as soldier's woundwort, nosebleed, bloodwort and noble yarrow. In his explanation of the benefits of biodynamic agriculture, Rudolf Steiner says: ‘Yarrow is always the greatest boon… like sympathetic people in human society, who have a favourable influence by their mere presence and not by anything they say.’ Rich in minerals calcium, chromium, cobalt, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, silicon, sodium and sulphur.