Herb Drying
Herb DryingFriendship Estates grows and dries herbs for both human and animal use.

Since the late 1980’s we have dried Buckwheat leaf (Fagopyrum esculentum) for the production of herbal tea and tablets. The buckwheat is harvested as it starts to flower and is dried gently. Buckwheat is a good source of rutin, a bioflavonoid, said to have anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic properties.

Catmint (Catnip)
In addition we also dry Catmint (Nepeta cataria) which is sold as catnip for cat lovers to sprinkle on food, make into toys etc. It is also sold as powder to manufacturers to be included in cat treats.

Along the way we have successfully grown and dried other herbs including, Nettle; Cleavers, also called clivers (Gallium aparine), Comfrey, Parsley, Blessed Thistle, and Fenugreek.

If you would like to buy any herbs, please contact our office :

Telephone:  01302 700220
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