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Take one step into Greenwich Village staple Aphrodisia Herb Shoppe and the exotic sights and smells will instantly transport you to an ancient market place in India, Morocco or China. Serving the 10014 community since 1969, this intimate apothecary offers everything from medicinal herbs, teas, vitamins and spices to essential oils, jewelry and unique accessories. These days the crowds flock for owner Joann Pelletiere’s tea blends – specially mixed and measured to relieve colds, strengthen the immune system or even cleanse your liver. Another fragrant fan favorite is the essential oil blends, and if you get lucky Joann will personally mix you a one-of-a-kind signature scent. Very soon Aphrodisia hopes to add a “tea spot” where herbivores can come and have their tea brewed and enjoy it at the store. CiNYC Host Shirley takes a whiff and talks shop in this aromatic adventure.

Aphrodisia Herb Shoppe
264 Bleecker Street, 10014


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  • By Francine Grant – 05-01-09 at 3:02 pm

    My sister and her husband bought some of your herbs, while they were on there honeymoon in N.Y… They bought the sleep and the stay well. I mixed the two herbs together and they cured my allergies. I have severe allergies, and the herbs took them away. I usually take 3 to 4 benadryl a day. I left a message on 212-989-6440 number asking you if you have mail order service because I finished the herbs my sister gave me and I need more. Please respond as soon as possible. Thank you! GOD BLESS YOU.

  • By Sabrina – 06-04-09 at 10:24 am

    I love the selection of beautiful soaps and organic beauty products. The natural clays and scrubs are an excellent base to create your own home made mask.
    I add raw honey and a bit of almond oil to mine..
    I love it!

  • By sharon – 01-26-10 at 7:26 am

    I am trying to find an indian perfume oil called Aphrodisia, it was made by a company called emporium i think, back in the 70’s…
    Trying to get it for a birthday present for a friend who loves it but cant get it anymore,…..would be fantastic if u could help..
    Look forward to hearing from you soon.

  • By Cool in Your Code – 02-11-10 at 3:46 pm

    Hi Sharon, the best way to get this information would be to contact Aphrodisia directly and ask for owner Joanne Pelletiere. The # is (212) 989-6440. You can also check out their website, it is listed above along with the address of the store. Thanks again and please keep checking out the site and watching the show!

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