The company is run by Carole Fisher and Doreen Marshall.
Carole is a Biochemist who has experience in medical research. She is a fully qualified Medical Herbalist who trained in England through the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (the oldest professional body of Western Herbal Medicine in the world). She lectured at Colleges of Natural Medicine in New Zealand and has written a text book on Herbal Medicine that has become a standard text for students in New Zealand and Australia. Carole ran a practice in Auckland prior to her move to Nelson in 1997 where she continues to run a busy practice. The Thyme Heal products have grown out of Carole’s experience in successfully treating a wide range of conditions.
Doreen has a degree in Microbiology and Biochemistry and has also worked in medical research. She brings to the company a wide experience of medical and industrial laboratory techniques.
We are a small, family run New Zealand company that has been operating since 1995. We make high quality herbal health products that are carefully balanced and based on formulae that have been well tried and tested. We do not use any synthetic preservatives, colourings or animal products.
Carole began making creams and ointments as part of the overall health care of her patients as there was nothing available containing the formulations that she felt would give the most benefit. Thyme Heal then grew out of the great success reported to her by her patients from their use.
Our creams are distinctive in that they are aqueous-based and non-oily and therefore are very well absorbed. The extraction processes on which our creams and ointments are based are meticulous in order to obtain a full spectrum of the plant’s constituents. As a result these preparations need only be used sparingly to be effective.
Please note, that we have concentrated our resources into the qualilty of our products and not into their packaging.
Historically Herbal Medicine has been used for as long as human kind has existed. Three quarters of the world’s population still rely on herbal medicines for primary health care. The World Health Organisation encourages this practice. There is a wealth of knowledge relating to the use of plants to aid healing.
With the advent of industrialisation and the development of techniques to extract chemicals in Western countries, there was a move away from herbal medicine to synthetic drugs. In more recent times there is a growing awareness in the public that many of these drugs treat symptoms only and may have unpleasant side effects. As a result there is a resurgence of interest in Herbal Medicine. There is now a growing body of clinical evidence supporting traditional uses of medicinal herbs. In addition, as the herbs have a long history of human use, their safety and efficacy are widely accepted.