2016 Symposium Sponsors

The 2016 Symposium Sponsors

The American Herbalists Guild is deeply grateful for the generous support of our sponsors. Their contributions allow us to continue to fulfill our organizational mission and support the important work of our members as herbalists in their communities. 

Our sponsors at various levels include some of the leading herb-related businesses in the world. Let them know you appreciate their support of the Guild by checking out their websites. You will find a complete list of our 2016 sponsors and their descriptions below. 

Gold Sponsors

Gaia Herbs

Gaia Herbs is a leading herbal brand in North America, with more than 200 patented Liquid Phyto-Caps™, liquid extracts, functional powders and herbal teas to help support and maintain optimal health. From seed to shelf, Gaia is deeply committed to the purity, integrity and potency of each product.

Traditional Medicinals

Traditional Medicinals Tea offers a quality difference in wellness teas not found anywhere else. For over forty years, we've been passionate about connecting people with the power of plants. We’re committed to using high quality pharmacopoeial grade herbs and embracing ingredient purity, sustainability, and social and environmental activism. We were and are pioneers in the wellness tea categories and will continue to lead the way.

Silver Sponsors

American Botanical Council

ABC is an independent, nonprofit research and education organization dedicated to providing accurate and reliable information for consumers, healthcare practitioners, researchers, educators, industry and the media.

American College of Healthcare Sciences

ACHS is one of the only accredited holistic health colleges offering fully online graduate and undergraduate degrees, diplomas, certificates, and continuing education courses in herbal medicine, holistic nutrition, and aromatherapy, among others. Programs emphasize experiential learning and prepare grads to become collaborative leaders in clinical and non-clinical settings.

Bastyr University

Bastyr University offers a range of graduate, undergraduate and certificate programs in naturopathic medicine, acupuncture, herbal sciences, permaculture, nutrition, ayurveda and more. The fully accredited private, nonprofit University has two locations in San Diego and Kenmore, Washington.

Constance Therapeutics

Constance Therapeutics produces whole plant cannabis extracts as part of an integrative approach to treatment called Care 2.0; this is the Constance Therapeutics difference. We provide physicians and their patients with expanded treatment options in cases where only pharmaceuticals may have been prescribed in the past.

East West School of Planetary Herbology

Our herbalist training course is the only one that teaches Planetary Herbology, a unique approach to herbal medicine which integrates plants and diagnostic tools from the three major healing traditions of the world. Since its founding in 1980, East West School of Planetary Herbology has graduated the largest number of leaders in the herbal industry.

Frontier Coop

Founded in 1976 and based in Norway, Iowa, Frontier Co-op offers a full line of bulk products including herbs, spices, teas, and nutritional foods. Frontier's goal is to provide consumers with the highest-quality organic and natural products while supporting and promoting social and environmental responsibility.

Herbalist & Alchemist, INC

For over 30 years, Herbalist and Alchemist has manufactured Practitioner-quality herbal extracts and exclusive formulas developed by David Winston RH, (AHG), internationally known lecturer, author and ethnobotanist. H&A is committed to producing quality products from plants organically grown or ethically wild-crafted.

Mountain Rose Herbs

From product quality and sustainable packaging, to fair trade practices and watershed conservation, Mountain Rose Herbs takes pride in doing business right. Their core belief that people, plants, and planet are more important than profit guides everything they do.

Red Moon Herbs

For 22 years, Red Moon Herbs has specialized in handcrafting fresh and potent herbal extracts, salves, oils, vinegars, syrups, and other weedy medicines harvested in their peak season from the heart of the Appalachians. We also focus on organic, locally cultivated or consciously wildcrafted herbs for teas, infusions, and medicine-making.

Standard Process

Since 1929, Standard Process has been dedicated to the field of nutritional supplements and the whole food philosophy introduced by Dr. Royal Lee. Discover just how resilient your body can be when given the proper nutrition.

Yogi Tea

Yogi has over 60 tea blends, many of which are created using the five original Yogi spices.

Copper Sponsors

Blue Ridge School of Herbal Medicine

An herb school integrating Western herbal medicine and Chinese medicine with a focus on clinical skills and medicine making.

Earth Roots Apothecary

Holistic herbal nourishment for the body, mind and spirit. Our products are handcrafted in small batches in the Appalachian Mountains using organic, wildcrafted and ethically sourced plant materials.

Five Flavors Herbs

Five Flavors Herbs, Inc. has been manufacturing high-quality herbal products that unite Western and Chinese traditions since 2007. Our shop in Oakland includes a manufacturing facility as well as a retail storefront serving herbal practitioners and the general public.

Four Elements Herbals

Dedicated to organic growing, certified since 1990, owing deep respect and gratitude for Nature, the source of their healing ingredients.

Golden Needle

Golden Needle is located just outside of Asheville, NC. We sell to herbalists, acupuncturists, chiropractors, massage therapists, naturopaths and health enthusiasts all over the country. We provide wholesale accounts to anyone with a state issued practitioner license or herbalists with 200+ hours of herbal training. We offer over 18,000 products including bulk herbs, teas, tinctures, medicine making supplies, supplements, homeopathics and so much more.


Healthy people and planet has always been their focus, passion and mission and that along with their commitment to their founding principles will never change.

Host Defense® Organic Mushrooms™

Fungi Perfecti® is a family-owned, environmentally friendly company specializing in using gourmet and functional food mushrooms to improve the health of the planet and its people.

Maryland University of Integrative Health

Maryland University of Integrative Health is an accredited graduate school with an academic and clinical focus on health and wellness. MUIH offers online and campus programs, including a Master of Science in Therapeutic Herbalism, herbal medicine certificate programs, and degrees in nutrition, acupuncture, health coaching, and more.


Real mushrooms, organically cultivated and naturally grown as nature intended. Concentrated into a form that provides benefits so you know your product actually works.

Sister Sage

At Sister Sage Herbs, we grow and nourish the plants from seed to harvest at our medicinal herb farm on Vashon Island, WA. We create tinctures and balms with our own herbs in small artisan batches to ensure potent and vibrant formulas. We are honored to be a part of your self health care routine! Thank you for supporting sustainable products!

The Dancing Herbalist

The Dancing Herbalist is a topical herbal products company focused on offering high strength herbal products for various joint, muscular, and skin related challenges. The specialized extracts used in our products ensure that the active molecules are present for optimum healing and pain relief. These products fit in with our Wellness Workbooks designed to help you find what wellness practices work best for your life. Through all of this, The Dancing Herbalist strives to educate the community with our free online herbal classes and internship programs based in Maryland.

Threshold Enterprises

Threshold Enterprises is a wholesale distributor of dietary supplements and health care products to the natural foods industry & health care professionals.

Traditions School of Herbal Studies

Traditions School of Herbal Studies provides beginner to clinical instruction in Western and Chinese Herbal Medicine as well as spiritual and bioregional classes. Programs include weekly herbal clinical practice. Classes taught by experienced clinicians Renee Prince & Bob Linde, AP, RH on ½ acre medicinal garden in Tampa Bay, Florida.

Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism

VCIH is a non-profit educational organization bringing clinical herbalism to community practice through the weaving of science, spirit and grassroots activism. In addition to community workshops and our full-time sliding-scale clinic, we provide one of the nation’s most extensive clinical training opportunities, rooted in meaningful connection with the plants and place.

Green Sponsors

ArborVitae School of Traditional Herbalism

The ArborVitae School of Traditional Herbalism exists to provide the highest quality education and training based on traditional wisdom and ecological awareness in a modern, integrative setting for the clinical, community and family herbalist.

Body Into Balance

Body into Balance: An Herbal Guide to Holistic Self Care By Maria Noel Groves, RH (AHG) A highly accessible natural health guide to all the major body systems and their common imbalances, with in-depth advice on how to best use herbal medicine to support and nourish each system, address chronic health issues, and help achieve optimal health.

Herbal Roots Zine

If you are looking for a herbal course that is easy to understand and has the ability to teach children about herbs, look no further! Herbal Roots zine is designed to raise the interest level of children and adults through hands-on learning and repetition. Homeschoolers and non-homeschoolers alike have found Herbal Roots zine a valuable learning resource for a subject that does not have many opportunities available for children: herbal healing.

Learning Herbs

LearningHerbs is like having a friend breaking it down for you, step-by-step. And that earache? You’ll soon know how to use garlic and olive oil, or perhaps the mullein flowers blooming in your garden. LearningHerbs makes it as easy as following a recipe.

Mother Earth News Fair

At the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR, you’ll discover a dazzling array of workshops and lectures designed to get you further down the path to independence and self-reliance.

Peak Scents

If you suffer from sensitive skin or are looking for a natural way to enhance your skin, try the organic rose phyto beauty & skin care products from Peak Scents!

Pure Indian Foods

Founded in 2008, they are the top maker of Grassfed Organic Ghee products in the United States. Their family has been in the ghee business for 5 generations, since 1889.

Community Sponsors

National Ayurvedic Medical Association

The National Ayurvedic Medical Association represents the Ayurvedic profession in the United States of America.

Traditional Roots

Traditional Roots Institute’s mission is to help bring the people’s medicine back to the people, by direct community education and offering opportunities for all healthcare providers to deepen their understanding of herbal medicine and advance its clinical practice.

United Plant Savers

United Plant Savers' mission is to protect native medicinal plants of the USA and Canada and their habitat ensuring a renewable supply for generations to come.