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ABOUT KAREN

Karen Wolmarans is the owner and manager of Karen se Kruie – Herbs for Health.

Karen is registered as an Ethnomedicine Practitioner ~ Traditional Doctor at EPASA. (DEM090200973, EPASA)

She studied Town and Regional Planning at the University of Pretoria and was awarded her degree at the end of 1994.

Karen was resident in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso and Bamako, Mali (West Africa) from January 1996 until April 1998.

After returning to Centurion, South Africa, she established a graphical design, lolow-volumeand high-quality printing business, called Print Expression. She still does logo design on request, although her time is limited by her love for herbs.

This love for herbs started with the inclusion of fresh garden herbs as part of daily cooking and food preparation. And what an awesome way to start with!

As time went by, their medicinal value as natural healers became more and more apparent and they became an invaluable part of her everyday lifestyle – a way to maintain and constantly improve health.

After intensive study of the medicinal qualities of herbs by herself, she enrolled on a Diploma course at the Institute of Natural Healing – an international institute with its headquarters in England. She also studied the effects of herbal remedies on different systems of the body at an institute called HONERI.

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, she 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.

 

 

ABOUT SUZAAN

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Suzaan Wolmarans is the 23-year-old assistant manager of Karen se Kruie – Herbs for Health and has recently established the brand, Lily Product Range.

She matriculated from her home-school career through Cambridge International in 2019 and completed her diploma in Nature Management in 2022 at Centurion Academy.

In 2017, she obtained her Official National (Protea) Colours in karate and represented South Africa in Croatia in the same year.

Suzaan is the daughter of Karen (the owner of Karen se Kruie). Being the daughter of a herbalist and a geophysicist (her father), her passion for the outdoors is unavoidable. In her free time (if there is such a thing?!) she enjoys horse riding and photography, especially nature photography.

Her love and passion for herbalism grew gradually throughout her life. She was raised in a family that does not believe in conventional medicine. She remembers her mother always saying, “as dit nie sleg is nie, werk dit nie” while growing up.

Suzaan has a soft spot for working with children, especially early primary school-aged kids. Therefore, she is working on assembling a curriculum of sorts to facilitate gardening sessions which aim at teaching children the necessary appreciation for the outdoors.  At this stage, these gardening sessions are only accommodated on request.

 

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