Austrian Family Tradition since 1795: KOTTAS PHARMA
Our company grew as healthy as our herbs.
In the year 1795 the „Medicinische Kräuter Handlung“ was opened in the heart of Vienna at the Freyung. The Viennese population acquired medicinal herbs to ease mundane afflictions or to heal diseases.
That’s how the success story of the family business started. Today we maintain in the 8th generation the traditional Alpine knowledge of herbs, the love for nature and the deepest respect for the impact of curative plants.
At our Kräuterhaus KOTTAS at Freyung many approved, in-hose herbs recipes are being mixed. The extraordinarily competent staff counsels professionally and with a lot of love on usage and impact of our extensive herbs assortment.
The wholesale headquarter of KOTTAS PHARMA GmbH with warehouse and administration is located in the 23rd district of Vienna. More than 600 different herbs an spices are stored there.
The gentle procession of the supplied medicinal herbs is ensued in the nearby production facility Vienna Mauer. On special-purpose machines the resources are purified gently and afterwards assorted and hackled. For this we have our one, partly patented procedures.
The entire added value of our company is created in Austria. Therefore we are able to guarantee about 80 jobs, which is very important to us.
Of course we prefer to buy our herbs from Austrian farmers. Many plants are from sustainable and natural cultivation. Therefore we use untreated and organic herbs. We only harvest as much so that the resources will never exhaust. We do not trade with vulnerable plants and we do cooperate closely with the international species conservation-organization.
Our company is certified organic and underlies the strict guidelines of the Drug Registration and Administration Act, since we are supplying many Austrian pharmacies with medical herbs as well as drug and wellness teas in tea bags with the brand DR. KOTTAS. Since these are herbal pharmaceuticals these curative teas are available exclusively in the pharmacies of Austria.
What does not grow in Austria we are getting from other parts of the world. So that economically underdeveloped regions of the earth, like poorer regions of Europe or Asia, as well as Africa and South America. Our experts are travelling regularly to our cultivation areas to examine the local product quality, the conservation of nature and the working conditions.
The soothing impact of herbs requires an individually adapted application for the user. Even old family recipes that are still written on parchment are proving themselves successful to this day.
Both at the Kräuterhaus KOTTAS in the 1st Viennese district and Freyung as well as when you ordering online at Boulesse.com all herbal teas are freshly mixed for our customers.
Dr. Alexander Kottas-Heldenberg, who took over the management in 2001, is proud to carry the family tradition forward and to preserve the knowledge about medicinal herbs for future generations. According to the corporate philosophy:
Out of love and admiration for nature!
We would like to thank all our valuable clients that helped us support the SOS Kinderdorf charity by buying Dr. KOTTAS Christmas Tea and Dr. KOTTAS Winter Punch. It was our great pleasure to present a contribution of EUR 6,000 to Mrs. Siedler, representative of SOS Kinderdorf. The funds will go to the construction of "Haus Stübing" in Styria, which will give a permanent home to 14 children.