Thank you to our 2017 AHG 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.

Gold Sponsors

The School for Aromatic Studies

The School for Aromatic Studies offers a progressive, balanced, and inspiring approach to aromatherapy education. Collaborating with leading aromatherapists and herbalists, the School offers a range of traditional and unique programs devoted to aromatherapy and aromatic medicine.

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. 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.

Cedar Bear

Cedar Bear Naturales has been an innovative leader in glyceride natural herbal dietary supplements for fifteen years. All our products are completely alcohol and gluten free because we use vegetable glycerin in our extraction process which allows our liquid herbs to taste remarkably like the ‘fresh’ harvested botanical itself. The ‘Genuine TincTract® Made’ process retains an herbs compounds in their ratio/synergy-intact state, indicated by the true-to-herb taste. We are FDA cGMP inspected and Kosher certified, maintaining a clean and modern facility. Through our hard work and research, we can provide our customers with dietary supplements that taste great and really work. Visit us at and try for yourself the different our products can make in your life. Herbs for every body!

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.

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.

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.


Nammex organic mushroom extracts set the standard for genuine, 100% mushroom products. Our Nammex Fingerprinting Protocol has revolutionized quality control with verified testing of the important active compounds.

Oregon’s Wild Harvest

Founded in 1994 by the husband and wife team of Randy Buresh and Pam Martin-Buresh, Oregon’s Wild Harvest is a Certified Organic and Biodynamic, whole plant herbal supplement company headquartered in Redmond, Ore. Oregon’s Wild Harvest is dedicated to nurturing healthy soil, clean water and saving and replanting non-GMO seeds on its farms strategically located in distinct growing zones. With the care of their customers at heart, the company is committed to growing and procuring the very highest quality fresh, whole herbs, which are tested for optimum potency and prepared in small batches the way nature intended.

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.

Wise Woman Herbals

For nearly 30 years, Wise Woman Herbals® has remained true to its mission to produce superior quality botanical supplements that provide a gentle and natural way for supporting quality of life. Wise Woman Herbals is a professional product line comprised of over 325 botanical supplements, handmade in our USDA Certified Organic manufacturing facility in Oregon. We source our plants from small local farms and use only the finest organic, biodynamic, ethically wild crafted and best quality plants, extracted and preserved with purely natural ingredients.

Yogi Tea

Yogi has over 60 tea blends, many of which are created using the five original Yogi spices. Yogi teas are available in natural, grocery and mass market stores in the US and Canada as well as in Europe and Japan.

Copper Sponsors

Blooming Artichoke Herbary, LLC

At Blooming Artichoke Herbary we propagate and raise medicinal, culinary and ornamental herbs. Our objective is to provide herbs to plant lovers and herbalists as well as offer information and education on the benefits and joys of growing and using herbs.

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.

Empirical Labs

Celebrating 28 years! Empirical labs is a full service nutraceutical manufacturing facility located in Fort Collins, CO at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. We are strong in liposomal products including stock products, private label and custom formulation. We also specialize in capsules, powders, and liquids.

Five Flavors Herbs

Based in California since 2007, Five Flavors Herbs cultivates a unique and specialized approach to holistic healing. Founded by Benjamin Zappin, professional herbalist and acupuncturist, and Dr. Ingrid Bauer, MD, MS, Five Flavors Herbs bridges the therapeutic traditions of East and West. Focused on sustainable, local, and ethically wild-harvested botanicals, Five Flavors Herbs formulates herbal products that provide superior care for individual patients and reliable tools for practitioners and purveyors.


Floracopeia was established to provide the highest quality botanical treasures and health education, support ecological agriculture, and promote traditional plant-based knowledge. We believe in grassroots health care, and that everyone should know how to use pure essential oils safely to support their health. Visit to find our complete collection of pure organic and wild-harvested essential oils, flower essences, and skin care, as well as online wellness courses. If you are a practitioner or business owner interested in our wholesale program, please contact

Florida School of Holistic Living

The Florida School of Holistic Living is a nonprofit educational organization with the mission of cultivating sustainable community by empowering individuals through philosophy-in-practice education promoting holistic living. Our programming includes a comprehensive curriculum of natural health and sustainable living workshops, continuing education, and professional training. In addition, we provide our community a space to connect, build vibrant health, and deepen our relationship with the Earth, through our Garden, Community Clinic, Moon Circles, and ongoing special events

Four Elements Herbals

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

Galen's Way

Galen’s Way is an independently owned and operated company dedicated to handcrafting the highest quality herbal extracts and therapeutically active herbal skin care. Our products are unique in the careful selection and concentration of their ingredients, harnessing the pure and powerful spirit of the whole plant.

Golden Needle

Golden Needle is located just outside of Asheville, NC. They serve herbalists, acupuncturists, chiropractors, massage therapists, naturopaths and health enthusiasts all over the country. Golden Needle provides wholesale accounts to anyone with a state issued practitioner license or herbalists with 200+ hours of herbal training. Offering over 18,000 items including bulk herbs, teas, tinctures, medicine making supplies, supplements, homeopathics and more, they are truly your one stop shop for high quality natural products.

Hawthorn Institute

Hawthorn Institute offers hands-on, practitioner-oriented training programs in clinical Western herbalism, Ayurveda, Yoga, and botanical field studies. From philosophy to practicum, our dynamic courses prepare you to be a leader in holistic health. At Hawthorn, our mission is to advance a holistic paradigm of health and wellness based upon principles of living in harmony with nature. The classroom extends beyond our beautiful campus into the the surrounding biodiversity of Southwest Oregon. To learn more, please visit our website:

Herbal Medics University

The Human Path, (aka Herbal Medics University), offers interactive online, on-site and experiential programs to learn many facets of practical herbalism. More information can be found at, or by emailing (link sends e-mail), or calling 210-807-0645. More specific information about the curriculum can be found in PDF format here:

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.


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.

Mama Jo's Sunshine Herbals

Enjoy a cup of complementary tea in the relaxing atmosphere of herbs and handmade herbal delights. Teas, tinctures, lotions, soaps, facial products, salves, and more. Shop located in Indian Harbour Beach, FL.

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.

Natura Health Products®

Natura Health Products® offers the ultimate synergy of botanical and nutritional medicine. Blending the gifts of nature with the benefits of science, Natura’s formulas are created using the most stringent specifications and are distinguished by their exceptional grade of purity, potency, and clinical effectiveness. Formulated by Donnie Yance, MH, CN, RH (AHG), our products combine the therapeutic and tonifying actions of herbal extracts with essential cellular nutrients to support the body’s foundational biochemical processes and promote optimal health.

North American Institute of Medical Herbalism

The North American Institute of Medical Herbalism offers Introductory, Advanced, and Clinical training in online, distance, seminar, and clinical formats. The NAIMH has published the Medical Herbalism journal since 1989, and has trained more than 3000 students since 1996.

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.

Threshold Enterprises

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

Vital Ways Holistic Herbal School

Vital Ways Holistic Herbal School offers a 1 to 3year Clinical Herbalist Training Certificate Program, apothecary, education center and clinic in Portland Oregon for people of all skill levels from beginners to advanced practitioners. Our faculty are passionate about sharing a complete holistic method of practice that includes Traditional and Modern Herbalism, Nutrition, Mind-body Medicine, and Holistic Lifestyle. Our 3rd year students practice Holistic Herbalism for people with advanced conditions in our Free Community Clinic.

​vpk® by​ ​​Maharishi Ayurveda

​vpk® by​ ​​Maharishi Ayurveda is the first and oldest ayurveda products company in the United States. Our ayurvedic formulations are based on written records dating back thousands of years. Our ​herbal ​formulations are not new; they are ancient, time-tested and effective.

Green Sponsors


The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) is the national trade association and voice of the herbal products industry. AHPA is comprised of more than 350 domestic and foreign companies doing business as growers, processors, manufacturers, and marketers of herbs and botanical and herbal products, including foods, dietary supplements, cosmetics, and non-prescription drugs. Founded in 1982, AHPA's mission is to promote the responsible commerce of herbal products.

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.

Feral Fungi

Feral Fungi produces high quality Dual Extract Spagyric Tinctures from the fruiting bodies of various fungi under their specific planetary influence and correspondence. These tinctures are attuned to the physiological, emotional, and spiritual levels and offer a holistic solution to supporting people in their healing journeys.

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.

Sky House Yoga

Sky House Yoga is a donation based wellness collective offering classes and training programs in yoga, astrology, herbal medicine, and Ayurveda. We believe in the healing power of plants and the importance of following natural cycles. Our one and two year herbal apprenticeship programs provide a solid framework for understanding the complex relationship between humans and plants and prepare herbalists for clinical practice. We pride ourselves on offering a strong foundation of western energetics coupled with guided hands-on medicine making and formulation skills. Need-based tuition options available.

Wild Wines

Wild Wines is a small, artisanal winery in Southern Oregon's Little Applegate Valley producing all organic and wildharvested fruit, berry, and flower wines. We emphasize quality raw ingredients sourced directly from our farm, local farms, public and wild lands.Surprisingly dry and true to the flavor of the fruit, sample our wines for a unique treat!

Wintergreen Botanicals

Wintergreen Botanicals Herbal Clinic & Education Center is run by clinical herbalist Maria Noël Groves, RH (AHG), nestled in the pine forests of New Hampshire. Maria’s practice centers on the belief that good health grows in nature. She offers herbal courses and health consults both on location and long distance. Maria also authored the critically acclaimed book Body into Balance: An Herbal Guide to Holistic Self Care. Learn more at


Herbal Remedies for Lifestyle, Immunity, Sleep, Pregnancy and more! Free shipping in the U.S. Friendly customer service. 1-888-301-2926.

Community Sponsors

Integrative Medicine for the Underserved

Integrative Medicine for the Underserved is a collaborative, multidisciplinary group of people committed to affordable, accessible integrative health care for all. Through outreach, education, research, and advocacy, we support those dedicated to promoting health in underserved populations. Together we work to shift the current paradigm towards wellness, prevention, patient empowerment, and self-care.

National Ayurvedic Medical Association

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

NC Herb Association

The N.C. Herb Association is an official state commodity group, with advisors from NC State University and the NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Its purpose is to promote the production, marketing, and use of herbs and herb related products through education and research. It does this by sponsoring conferences and festivals, issuing a newsletter, maintaining a website, and partnering with other organizations to promote and encourage high standards of conduct and quality of products within the industry.

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.

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.