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 herbal domestic supply chain is critically important to the long term sustainability of natural medicines. We source 90% of our herbs domestically and 10% from impeccable foreign suppliers. This is an inversion of industry trends; where the vast majority of herbs come from foreign sources of questionable 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 solvent ratios; locking in the maximum range of therapeutic constituents. Herbs arrive to our facility within a day of harvest and are put under maceration that same day.

Full Spectrum Herbal Medicine

  • Fresh Herbs

    Extracts made from fresh plants 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 materials which are sourced from skilled growers.

  • Plant medicine, not standardized extracts

    We are focused on providing extracts that preserve the diversity of bioactive compounds present in the 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 ratios 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