Taking the herbs from the field and turning them into the end product is a long process. Even so, some steps are extremely quick. For example, we use short transport routes to deliver the freshly harvested herbs to our herb centre in Laufen, Switzerland. Over 1,400 tons of fresh herbs are processed at the centre each year. After drying, they are cleaned, cut and stored. Mixing is the final step. These herbs are used to create the unique 13-herb mixture which has served as the basis for all Ricola products since 1940.