John Dromgoole, owner The Natural Gardener
Every so often an individual is blessed in their field of
expertise to become a leader in their community. Ellen has been blessed in
this way and has planted the seeds of healing, physically and emotionally,
in all of those individuals lucky enough to have taken her courses.
Rosemary Gladstar, Master Herbalist, Teacher, Speaker, Founder of United Plant
What a privilege it's been for me to have the opportunity to
walk this joyful green path with Ellen over the years. A fantastic gardener,
teacher, and wonderful community herbalist, she is quite simply one of the
most vivacious and uplifting individuals I know. Being around her is being
around a spark of radiant light. I was amazed to visit her gardens in
Austin, Texas. Amidst live oak and cedar elms, she's created a sanctuary for
plants and people. Ellen's work with United Plant Savers has been exemplary.
She's one of our most active members and has done much to spread the word of
medicinal plant conservation to the Austin community.
EchinaceaTincture- It may be hard to spell or pronounce, but when you take
some, it's easy to see the powerful effects of this magical immune-booster.
In my youth, I was sick a lot; five, six times a year; high fever; out for a
week. Then in my forties I discovered Echinacea, and the moment I feel
the slightest twinge of a bug comin' on, I take it, and the next day that
bug is history. In the last twenty years I haven't had more than a few
mild colds lasting a day. This stuff is fantastic. If it works for me, it will work for you.
A MUST FOR
Kidney Tonic Tea has changed my life! For
years I have dreaded concerts, sports events, trips, etc. due to my
frequent urge to find a bathroom…. I’ve tried various prescriptions and
medical procedures that didn’t help. Recently I even flew in a hot air
balloon without a single worry…this tea is simple, it’s safe, and IT
WORKS. Thank you, Ellen, for formulating this wonderful medicine!
Amy, a happy mom
wanted to share a special story with you. We have been struggling with
Asa's belly problems for over a year. After much testing, and many
doctor appointments, at age 3 they wanted to give him prilosec (for
life). Eli and I thought that there must be a root cause to all his
problems: dehydration, unwilling to drink anything, constant stomach
aches, diarrhea, intense mood swings, anger, pain, frustration over the
smallest thing, dark circles under his eyes, lack of energy, total
exhaustion, sensitivity to sound and light. Well, we decided to look at
his diet and had already removed dairy, so when all the "tests" said no
allergies, we were stumped. My sister said "try removing gluten" so as a
last ditch effort we did! And wow! What a difference. Even though they
had run a number of tests for gluten intolerance, nothing showed up.
Once the gluten was gone from his diet, all the symptoms left instantly.
Our only problem was that he still did not want to drink anything, which
would lead to dehydration. We drink mainly water here and a little
juice, but juice is too strong for his tummy. Long story short, he
started asking for warm tea and I have been giving him your
EZ Herbs Relax Tea (very
diluted) with a bit of honey and almond milk. He gobbles it down and he
is super calm and happy after drinking a cup. From there he will drink
water or almond milk happily all day. This tea has CHANGED OUR LIVES!
Thank you so much for all your effort and love to make a natural product
that soothes and calms.
With much love and gratitude!
“We’ve been using the Peaceful spirit tincture every
night before we go to bed, and neither one of us has slept as well in
years! We both sleep through the night when we used to wake up several
times. Thanks for giving us a great night’s sleep!”
I started using
EZ Herbs Calendula
Salve about 2-3 yrs. ago when my friend Jenny from the Herb Bar
recommended it for my daughter's diaper rash. It worked wonders!
Then I discovered that it worked for the skin rash she was developing
from animal dander as well. Since then I have used it on her skin
for any kind of irritation, such as chlorine etc. She is very fair
and with red hair so her skin is very sensitive. The calendula
salve has been a savior and so much so that almost 3 years later and
half way around the world, I am still ordering it. Our family just
moved to New Zealand and we ran out and had to have a visiting friend
restock us. Thank Goodness it was just in time. Thank you
Ellen for all the love and care that goes into your products. It
shows. I have even started to use it for when my skin gets dry in
places during the cold, dry months. Hurrah! And after
getting your brochure and updates, I am very curious about your other
products as well. Thanks again.
Amy Phillip, customer, New Zealand
Love, Amy, Philip and especially Isa
I just wanted to let you know that the Respiratory
Tea I bought from you is delicious as well as, I think effective.
I really am enjoying it and feeling very healthy when I drink it!
Lakeway Garden Club Austin, Tx
On behalf of the Lakeway Garden Club we'd
like to thank you and your staff for a delightful visit! The
superb food (thanks Brother Chef!), the entertaining and enlightening
talk, your lovely gardens and the fun activities that you planned all
got RAVE reviews! I'm sure that this program will be one of the
all time favorites for our group. Thanks for everything!
Karen and Nancy
Rabbi Monty Eliasov Austin, Texas
I had a bout of gout in my right toe and the pain would just not completely
go away. I took a number of the right good remedies internally (like
asorbate C and black cherry extract) and those swiftly cleared it up by at
least 50% within a day or so. I then applied a number of homeopathic
ointments topically to the toe joint that healed it even further until just
10% was just hanging in there still annoying the toe joint. Then in
desperation I drove all the way down to South Austin to purchase and try out
EZ Herbs' small bottle of Knitbone Salve and within three days that last
stubborn 10% of the gout finally au revoired. I highly recommend this
traditional and powerful salve for appropriate topical use when a stubborn
gout pain just won't go away!
As we get older our skin's tolerance changes.
The corner of my outer eyes have become sensitive to my make up (same
products I have used for years). The skin becomes red, thin and itchy. My
dermatologist gave me a prescription steroid type ointment that makes you
sun sensitive (which a gardener doesn't need). I choose not to use the
prescribed meds and started to used a little extra Queen of Hungary's Water
on the corner of my eyes in the morning and before going to sleep. In a
couple of applications the skin is healed of and no longer thin and
sensitive. The healing properties of this product are great. Thank you for
your time and knowledge.
student and client-
On products: "I have used many of Ellen's products that are
grown from her garden. I like to use Ellen's products because I know they
are organic, of good quality due to the love and care she dedicates to her
plants, and they work!"
On presentations: "Ellen
creates a fun and warm environment enhancing learning and self-expression.
Ellen believes everyone has something to offer to the learning experience.
She provides hands-on experience through in-depth plant walks,
visuals, and tea tastings."
Your Lovely Lubricant has been helping greatly with dryness
of the vagina and cervix. I've experienced an amazing improvement in the
past month that I've been applying it daily. Kathy
When I quit smoking four years ago, I developed asthma (or asthma-like
symptoms). For years, I was able to use a homeopathic remedy that
alleviated the symptoms after they started, but not completely. I have
Resolve tincture daily (one dropper full) as
a preventative for about 8 months. In that time I have only
experienced asthma once, other than maybe briefly in the mornings before I
take my tincture. I highly recommend this product to anyone with
respiratory issues of any kind.
S.K. Rosina Newton,
The Natural Gardener, Austin, Texas
Ellen Zimmerman, of EZ Herbs, presents
about one herb class each year for our customers at the Natural Gardener.
These are always popular classes with our customers; this year’s class
attracted about 50 attendees
I always learn something new about herbs at Ellen’s classes,
even though I have been an amateur herbalist for over a decade. She
teaches us about herbs, their culinary and medicinal uses, and their growing
conditions in an easy-to-understand, organized, and friendly way, with a
great sense of humor. Ellen’s talks incite our enthusiasm about herbs, of
course, but also give us an understanding of organic gardening and our
natural environment, as well as a keen awareness of and a responsibility for
our own health.
Wanda, a very
I just placed an order for your Menopause Made EZ tincture. I
recently moved from Austin, TX to Florida so of course I can't get it
locally. I stumbled upon the tincture at People's Pharmacy in Austin.
When I asked the clerk at People's if it worked, she said, "we can't keep it
on the shelf". So with that comment, I bought a bottle. It has
totally eliminated my night sweats which so far are the only symptom I'm
I recently purchased two bottles of MenopEZful Tincture. I just wanted to
let you know its only been 12 days since I began taking it... but these last
12 days have given me a lot of HOPE and ENCOURAGEMENT! I have not had one
hot flash in 12 days. That's the BIGGEST NOTICEABLE IMPROVEMENT! And I
REJOICE with that improvement! I can't say that I've noticed anything
additional... YET, but am LOOKING FOR IT EVERYDAY! Thank you for being such
Ellen, you have been an inspiration to me. After taking your
classes, I have started on my own herb garden. I drink herbal teas almost
daily, and have made several dinners with herbs that have the approval of my
family. Your method of teaching is informative and easy to understand, and
you have such a caring attitude. Thanks for doing what you do!
Coordinator of Mayfield Park Gardening Symposium-
Ellen Zimmermann is a herbal guru. Knowledgeable and
enthusiastic, she can talk about herbs for cooking, cosmetics and medicinal
uses as well as landscaping with herbs. A great speaker!