For over 40 years Self Heal has been sourcing the best European herbs to make our original Swedish Bitters and hand-picking, cutting and powderising the finest wild-crafted New Zealand native herbs for our original Bush Bitters and native herbal powders, extracts and tinctures.
Started by Medical Herbalist Angela at her home in Mt Eden back in 1980 Self Heal has stayed in the family and now her daughter Poppy helps out at her home in Havelock North.
Not sure what you want?
No worries. Just use our repertory to find the most suitable product for you. Designed by medical herbalist, naturopath and homeobotanical practitioner Angela who has been in the business for over 40 years our repertory helps you to find what you are looking for, from a simple everyday tonic to something more complicated our repertory covers it all - and if you still can't find what you are after give us a call!
You'll find our repertory in the menu at the top of this page.
If you can't decide between Swedish Bitters and Bush Bitters we recommend Swedish Bitters for people with blue or dark brown eyes and Bush Bitters for people with green, hazel or yellow brown eyes. If you have a milky looking eye we recommend Marupa or Swedish Bitters.
Angela was inspired to create Bush Bitters after the success of Self Heal's Swedish Bitters. The pharmacological components of Swedish Bitters were analysed and a herbal combination based on NZ native plants was created.
Self Heal has a huge range of native herbal extracts. Most of our native herbs are available as powders. Because our powders are mostly done to order there is usually a wait while we pick, dry, grind, powder and sterilise. If you would like more information please email or give us a call.
The information on this website is not intended to prescribe, diagnose, treat or cure any diseases or replace medical attention.