Herb Pharm - Super Echinacea 350 mg. - 60 Vegetarian Capsules
Herb Pharm Super Echinacea capsules are prepared from a concentrated juice extract of fresh Echinacea root, leaf & flower (no stem) which is mixed into a base of shade-dried root & seed powder. Using multiple parts of the plant assures Super Echinacea capsules are rich in the broad array of Echinacea's immuno-modulating compounds, especially the alkamides which are particularly abundant in the seeds. Herb Pharm uses only Echinacea purpurea plants which are Certified Organically Grown on our own farm without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides, and are never fumigated or irradiated.
Herb Pharm Roots Run Deep
Since founding Herb Pharm in 1979 they have continuously used the best quality organically grown & sustainably wildcrafted herbs, and adhered to ethical business practices that support the well being of their employees, customers & the planet. Over the years the quality of their products has continually evolved by adding their certified organic farm, a GMP-compliant processing facility & their Botanical Sciences Laboratory.
Herb Pharm thank you for choosing their products and they pledge to continue their mission of providing quality herbal products that support both the health of their customers and the environment.
A Healthy Farm Yields Healthy Herbs
At Herb Pharm they grow most of their herbs on the "Pharm Farm" – their certified organic farm located in a rural valley of the Siskiyou Mountains in southern Oregon. As organic farmers, we never use synthetic fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides, nor do they use genetically modified seeds. Instead, they employ fundamental, time-honored sustainable agriculture techniques including crop rotation, cover cropping, natural weed control such as hand weeding and flame weeding, and composting to condition our soil.
Each year, their farm is inspected and certified as organic by Oregon Tilth. Oregon Tilth is a nonprofit organization supporting and promoting biologically sound and socially equitable agriculture through education, research, advocacy, and certification.
Oregon Tilth Certified Organic (OTCO) is an internationally recognized symbol of organic integrity. The purpose of organic certification is to ensure that the agreed upon conventions of organic agricultural systems are being practiced not only by growers, but also by all the people who handle and process organic food, feed and fiber on its journey to the consumer. In order to accomplish this, OTCO provides a system that combines strict production standards, on-site inspections, and legally binding contracts to protect the producers and buyers of organic products.
About Herb Pharm
The First Years
On March 8, 1979, Herb Pharm was officially established as a bona fide business in Williams, Oregon. Back in those days, Herb Pharm's "lab" was the kitchen of Ed Smith and Sara Katz, the company's founders and owners. Bottles were filled one-by-one with a beaker, and labels were typed with a typewriter on Avery blanks. Accompanied by a handful of apprentices who lived in Ed and Sara's house, days and nights were spent planting, harvesting and grinding the roots, leaves, flowers and seeds that grew in our garden and the surrounding mountains to make their liquid herbal extracts.
Serving a Need
In those days, Herb Pharm's little company was the alternative to the rather poor quality and limited array of medicinal herb products available in the 70's. Back then, they spoke constantly and loudly of the importance of using organic, high-quality herbs as opposed to the overdried plant fiber that the few existing companies were using in their products.
Focus on Quality
Herb Pharm focused on collecting the best quality herbs we could, hand-picking the most medicine laden plant parts while paying close attention to the plants themselves, their peak of readiness and the best time of day for harvest. We even drove 100 miles round trip to fill their jugs with solar distilled water for their extracts!
Herb Pharm Traditional Roots
Before starting Herb Pharm, Ed lived five winters in the South American jungle learning about plants from the native healers. He practiced herbal medicine at a missionary clinic in Guatemala, and studied every herb book he could get his hands on. Early on, we used formulas from traditional American herbals, the writings of the Eclectic Physicians, and the U.S.Pharmacopoeia's.
Ed Smith began formulating proprietary compounds, using knowledge from his studies and extensive travels. Always paying close attention to worldwide medicinal herb research, Herb Pharm introduced to the American herb market valuable medicinal herb products such as Ginkgo and Vitex.
Today at Herb Pharm
Ed and Sara still own Herb Pharm as a family business, and are involved in the daily operations of the company. They now have an 85-acre certified organic herb farm (called the "Pharm Farm"), employ 75 people, and sell products to health food stores, Herbalists, Naturopathic Physicians, and Medical Doctors worldwide.
Attention to Detail
Herb Pharm is as picky as ever about the plants they use and their meticulous extraction. They extract each herb according to its own unique physical and biochemical characteristics at a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Williams. As years go by, we constantly look for ways to improve the quality of their herbal medicines.
Committed to Principles of Traditional Herbal Medicines
There is an ever-increasing trend towards refining herbs and isolation of herbal constituents. Their broad-spectrum extracts provide an alternative to this trend. Herb Pharm are still committed to herbal extracts that represent the whole plant, and the basic principles of traditional herbal medicines. They are sincerely grateful and thank all of our customers who have used our products through these years. As they continue to sink our herbal roots deeper and deeper, Herb Pharm will constantly strive to bring their customers the finest herbal extracts available anywhere.