Original Herbal Remedies is a little gem of a store in Jamaica, NY, a neighboring borough of Nassau County, Long Island. The store carries shelves and shelves of herbal remedies, including individual herbs, tea leaves, ointments, essential oils and much more.
I actually discovered this store by accident during a walk while on my lunch hour at work. The store is kind of hidden. The address is 92-20 Union Hall Street, Jamaica, NY 11433.
Upon entering the shop, the layout caught my eye. I thought that the way in which all the herbal remedies were labeled in canisters was neat and clever. The staff were helpful and knowledgeable.
There is a master herbalist on staff to answer questions regarding treatment for a variety of ailments including asthma, constipation, skin diseases, and menopause.
Original Herbal Remedies also has raw food classes and you can sign up to train to become an Herbalist.
I recently went to the store to try some remedies for recent eczema flair up. I bought the “Bone, Flesh & Cartilage Ointment” for my eczema rash on my inner elbow. I think it is working – the ointment does not irritate and is soft to my skin. The container it comes in says to refrigerate after opening. It feels even more soothing to apply this ointment when it’s been chilled in the fridge.
I was also given Burdock Root, which should help with cleanse my body for toxins. I am supposed to boil it in water and let is soak over night. In the morning I am to strain it in tea. I just need to get a tea strainer so I can try this out.
Just a note – please consult with a doctor and use common sense when dealing with herbs. There can be side effects and are not always appropriate depending on your health history.