Benjamin Zappin, LAc


Benjamin co-founded Five Flavors Herbs to provide his community with exceptional herbal formulas supported by his years of clinical experience. Along with his unwavering dedication to crafting high-quality herbal extracts, Benjamin is acclaimed for his work as an herbalist, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioner, and licensed acupuncturist. Benjamin offers integrative herbal consultations through Paeonia Integrative Medicine. In his free time, you’ll find Benjamin cooking and studying music.

Ingrid Bauer, MD, MS 


Board certified in Internal Medicine, Ingrid has been studying, teaching, and practicing herbal medicine and nutrition for nearly 20 years. In addition to her leadership role at Five Flavors Herbs, Ingrid works as a hospitalist in a rural community hospital. Ingrid is also an avid cook, yoga practitioner, gardener, and Spanish language enthusiast.

Brian Longmire

Director of Quality 

Part of Five Flavors Herbs since day one, Brian built out our lab and now manages Quality Control Operations. He works tirelessly to bring all products into compliance with the FDA’s Current Good Manufacturing Practices. In his free time, Brian is on the heels of classical music, usually on a bicycle.