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. Our standard-bearing manufacturing capabilities, beloved community pharmacy, and FDA registered plant laboratory produce effective medicines and tonics used by renowned practitioners and clinics nationwide. Our formulas integrate the best of science-based phytotherapy with millenniums old healing traditions to ensure the most effective, high impact products possible.
Who knew botanicals could be life changing? We did. For 40 years and counting, we’ve worked side-by-side with growers in countries all over the world. Through our Well Earth program, we help small farmers from Oregon to Sri Lanka improve their well-being and livelihoods through long-term investments in technology and training to improve quality and efficiency on their farms. But we don’t stop there. We invest in their communities, improving access to fresh water, medical and dental care, and educational opportunities along the way.
Just as we strive to do right by our people, we’re also committed to doing the right thing for our planet. We take pride in our sustainably sourced seasonings, herbs, teas, and ingredients. And we offer certified organic and non-GMO products whenever possible. Because when you respect the health and welfare of your planet, your people and your customers—it shows in everything you do.
For over 35 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. Because of his exacting standards and extensive knowledge, H&A products are widely used by clinical herbalists for their quality and efficacy.
As a Certified B Corp, Herbalist & Alchemist is committed to ecological sustainability, producing quality products from plant material that originates in harmony with the environment: organically grown or ecologically harvested. Third party testing is done on all extracts to screen for heavy metals, aflatoxins, and microbiological activity. The BIO-SPECIFIC™ product formulation process is based on knowledge of the chemistry, character and energetics of plants gained from traditional wisdom combined with leading modern research and decades of clinical experience. H&A is a resource for many practitioners seeking high quality herbal products as well as hard to find botanicals.