Our Botanicals

Clockwise from bottom left: Yerba Mansa (Anemopsis californica), California Peony (Paeonia californica), Bai Shao (Paeonia lactiflora), Yerba Santa (Eriodyction californica), California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica).

Superior extracts are only possible with superior medicinals. We source from the most reputable herb suppliers, including local farms and responsible wildcrafters. We are proud to work only with Chinese herb distributors who employ rigid standards and quality assurance testing, and continually offer us better access to organically grown Chinese medicinals. All of the Western herbs we buy are certified organic, locally grown, or ethically wildcrafted.  

Our Process


In addition to the analysis provided by our qualified suppliers, we apply rigorous specifications to ensure the identity, purity, potency, and composition of or our products. The Good Manufacturing Practices regulations enforced by the FDA are our rulebook for ensuring consistent, efficacious, and safe herbal extracts.

Mastering the science and art of herbal medicine has required decades of hands-on experience and training in traditional techniques coupled with modern empirical protocols, current phytochemical understanding, and strict attention to quality control. We honor both folkloric and scientific lineages to deliver unparalleled safety and the most robust healing possible. 

Our Business


"I have been using Five Flavors' Herbs in my practice for almost 10 years. As a Naturopathic Doctor I prescribe herbs to many of my patients. I find the quality and freshness of Five Flavors Herbs to be far superior to herbs from other companies I've used. It is not unusual for a patient to tell me that they ran out of my herbs and decided to pick up some at the local health food store, and that they found they're not as effective or potent. Ben and Ingrid and the Five Flavors team are passionate about the herbal medicines they make and exhibit an extremely high level of integrity in their work. I feel that by providing my patients with Five Flavors herbs that I'm providing them with some of the highest quality herbs available."
- Tonya Fleck, ND, Santa Cruz, CA