Ricola herb farmers would rather inspect every single leaf individually than use chemical substances to combat insects or other pests.

In growing its herbs, Ricola uses modern technology and traditional methods of manual cultivation. Herb cultivation is based on rigorous observation of natural practices and values. Weeds are removed by hand and insects are deterred with bio-sensitive products. Ricola herb farmers repeat the arduous weeding process many times before the herbs are ready for harvest.

All of our Ricola herbs are grown naturally and with care in the Swiss mountain regions, i.e. without any use of pesticides, insecticides or herbicides. Living and working in harmony with nature is a long-standing tradition for the cultivation of Ricola herbs.