Heron Botanicals ~ Est. 1982 ~

Founded On Quality

Our founder, Silena Heron, was a naturopathic physician who could not find botanical products that met her exacting standards. She started Heron Botanicals so that she could give her patients high quality, full-spectrum botanical medicines. Quality has been our foundation from the start and it continues to be the principle that powers us.

Fresh, local plants.

The domestic supply herbal chain is critically important to long term sustainability for natural medicine. We source 90% of our herbs domestically and 10% of our herbs from impeccably foreign supplier. This is an inversion of industry trends where the vast majority of herbs come from foreign sources of questaionble quality. Over 75% of our herbal products are sourced in the Pacific Northwest.

Following in the foot steps of the eclectic physicians, we believe that fresh plants are the most vital form of herbal medicine. We preserve this freshness using carefully considered solvents ratio locking in the maximum range of therapeutic constituents. Herbs arrive to our facility within a day of harvest and put under maceration the same day that we get them.

Full Spectrum Herbal Medicine

  • Fresh Herbs

    Extracts made from fresh plant preserve heat sensitive compounds that are lost in the drying process. Fresh plant material aids in identification and allows for us to carefully assess the quality of the incoming material. Over 200 of our products are made from fresh plant material that is source from skilled growers.

  • Plant medicine, not standardized extracts

    We are focused on providing extracts that honor the diversity of bioactive compounds present in fresh plant material. We do not standardize our products to focus on single constituents. Instead, we celebrate the complexity of herbal products.

  • Properly identified and perfectly extracted

    Each of our incoming plants undergoes an intake process using strict botanical identity criteria to ensure identity confirmation and that the plant material is free of adulterants. We use precise herb to menstruum ratio and solvent concentrations to extract desired constituents.

  • Harvested at the peak of potency

    We work with our suppliers to ensure that every herb that we work with is picked at the peak of potency. We prioritize potency over crop yield.

The Quality Equation