Dried Botanicals

About Mimea

Whether you want to get creative in the kitchen, make your own candles and soaps, craft your own gin or give your horse all the nutrients it needs, Mimea is home to hundreds of varieties of dried botanicals, herbs and spices.

Mimea is a Swahili word meaning plant. Bringing our 140 years of experience in sourcing and supplying dried plant ingredients, we’re now supplying a wider range of customers with quantities that suit the needs of the individual or a family.

With free UK delivery on all orders, you can enjoy the benefits of these amazing ingredients without costing the earth!

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Comfrey Root Cut
Comfrey Root Cut
From £29.87

Comfrey species are important herbs in organic gardening. It is used as a fertilizer and as an herbal medicine. Comfrey is the organic gardener’s best friend. Its leaves are full of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium – all nutrients needed by growing plants.

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Comfrey Leaves Cut
Comfrey Leaves Cut
From £24.48

Comfrey species are important herbs in organic gardening. It is used as a fertilizer and as an herbal medicine. Comfrey is the organic gardener’s best friend. Its leaves are full of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium – all nutrients needed by growing plants.

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Periwinkle Lesser Herb Cut
Periwinkle Lesser Herb Cut
From £46.75

The leaves or the whole above-ground parts of the lesser periwinkle are used in herbal medicine. Both the flowering and non-blooming shoots are harvested and dried. The dried plant material can be used for extracts, liquid extracts, powder, and tinctures.

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Violet Herb Sweet Cut
Violet Herb Sweet Cut
From £56.10

Sweet violet plays an important part in modern herbal medicine. The root and parts that grow above the ground are used to make medicine.

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Clover Flowers Red
Clover Flowers Red
From £34.39

It often is grown in meadows or by gardeners as it’s root system fixes nitrogen in the soil and due to it’s rapid growth it can be used as ground cover to prevent soil erosion.

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Sage Rubbed
Sage Rubbed
From £12.94

Sage has a long history of medicinal and culinary use, and in modern times it has been used as an ornamental garden plant.

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Heartsease Herb Cut
Heartsease Herb Cut
From £19.14

Heartsease has a long history of herbal use and was at one time in high repute as a treatment for a range of complaints.

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Hops Whole
Hops Whole
From £28.83

Hops are primarily used in brewing of beer, but are also used for various purposes in other beverages and herbal medicine. The hops plants have separate female and male plants, and only female plants are used for commercial production.

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Peppercorns Black Whole
Peppercorns Black Whole
From £15.39

Black pepper is native to the Malabar Coast of India and is one of the earliest spices known but it also has uses in traditional medicine.

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Marshmallow Root Cut
Marshmallow Root Cut
From £24.27

All parts of the marshmallow plant can be consumed, but the most commonly used portion is the root. The plant’s root can be used for everything from skin and hair care to supporting digestive issues.

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Why Buy From Mimea?

We have over 140 years’ experience sourcing and selling botanicals and natural ingredients. These high-quality ingredients come from all over the world and offer a multitude of uses, including cooking, distilling and health & beauty.

Find nutritious, plant-based ingredients that you can’t find in your local supermarket. All are delivered in biodegradable or recyclable packaging.

Shop our impressive collection of dried botanicals online with free UK delivery on all orders.

Plant power, naturally good and preserved
Plant power, naturally good and preserved
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Depending on your botanical of choice, many of them can be sprinkled on food, brewed as a tea or even used to create potpourri, candles and soaps. Refer to each product to find out more about how you can use them.

    Many of the botanicals we sell here have been used for hundreds of years to help remedy a range of health complaints and supplement certain vitamin deficiencies. They bring all the goodness of natural, plant-based ingredients into your diet.

    A botanical is a plant or plant part sourced for its medicinal or therapeutic properties, flavour or scent. Herbs are a subset of botanicals and are traditionally used to flavour recipes.

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