I am the owner and manager of Karen se Kruie ~ Herbs for Health ~ The Vine.
My work feels more like a hobby. I love what I do and hope to do it for many years to come.
I have extensive knowledge and experience in culinary, cosmetic, aroma therapeutic, medicinal and Biblical use of herbs in different forms.
I love to encourage people to fall in love with herbs as well.
WhatsApp me @ 083 296 6310
I am the owner and manager of Karen se Kruie – Herbs for Health.
I studied Town and Regional Planning at the University of Pretoria and was awarded her degree at the end of 1994.
I was resident in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso and Bamako, Mali (West Africa) from January 1996 until April 1998.
After returning to Centurion, South Africa, I established a graphical design, low volume, and high-quality printing business, called Print Expression. I still design logo’s on request, although my time is limited by my love for herbs.
This love for herbs started off with the inclusion of fresh garden herbs as part of daily cooking and food preparation. And what an awesome way to start off with!
As time went by, their medicinal value as natural healers became more and more apparent and they became an invaluable part of my everyday lifestyle – a way to maintain and constantly improve health.
After intensive study of medicinal qualities of herbs, I enrolled for a Diploma course at the Institute of Natural Healing (now the Blackford Institute) – an international institute with its headquarters in England. I also studied the effects of herbal remedies on different systems of the body at an institute called HONERI. Unfortunately this institute does not exist anymore.
After fully grasping the overwhelming potential of herbs as natural healing agents, and personal transition from the use of conventional medicine to the use of herbal remedies, I decided to also assist others in achieving a well-balanced, healthy lifestyle through the use of herbs.
This led to the establishment of Karen se Kruie – Herbs for Health in January 1996.
Today Karen se Kruie – Herbs for Health is a well-known and established practice, offering quality products and relevant advice on the medicinal, cosmetic, culinary & aromatic use of herbs & herbal products.