0 Comments March 16, 2015Featured Partners, Supplements

You may have seen our Organic Roots labeled herbs that state it’s “ethically wild-harvested,” but what exactly does that mean and how does it differ from organic? Below is a brief outline of the differences.

Note: Our Organic Roots Branded Herbs are privately labeled for us by Vitality Works.*


Organic herbs are grown without pesticides and are picked in harmony with the cycles of the day and season. Conventionally grown herbs tend to be heavily sprayed with pesticides at the farm’s convenience and dried quickly under damaging heat. Toxic fumigants like methylbromide are used on conventional herbs even after harvest to keep bugs away. Part of Vitality Works mission is to support small certified organic growers. As a result they have growers from the Chama River Valley in New Mexico, Hawaii, the Midwest, Southeast and Pacific Northwest.


Wild-harvesting has traditionally provided the world with herbal medicines for thousands of years, but wilds are rapidly dwindling. Echinacea and Goldenseal, for example, are just two popular herbs that are becoming scare because of over-harvesting and unethical destruction of natural habitats. The result is that Vitality Works only uses certified organic Echinacea and Goldenseal. They only wild-harvest those botanicals that occur in abundance in nature. The “ethically wild-harvested” label lets you know that the harvesters are not decimating entire areas for profit.


Buying certified organic or ethically wild-harvested herbs is the key to getting the most potent and clean botanicals.


Herbs are generally safe “green” medicines, but they are also powerful and quite specific. Become educated and always know what an herb does before taking it. Please consult with an educated health care professional before taking any herbs.


Vitality Works, Inc., is an FDA-registered and approved homeopathic drug manufacturing site located in Albuquerque, new Mexico. Certified organic and ethically wild-harvested herbs are the mainstay of herbal procurement for Vitality Works. Their herbs are custom picked by skilled botanists at the peak of their potency. They carefully source only the freshest and most vital raw materials. Their herbs are pesticide-free and have never been irradiated or fumigated.

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