Since 1996, Banyan Botanicals has been dedicated to serving the Ayurvedic community. Our mission is to provide the highest quality herbs and products available. We are firmly committed to certified organic growing, sustainable harvesting and trading fairly with our suppliers. Using the finest herbs available, we have created an extensive line of herbal tablets, massage oils, and balms. At Banyan Botanicals we are passionate about Ayurveda and the health promoting benefits these wonderful healing herbs have to offer.
We take great pride in offering the highest quality herbs available. At Banyan we are committed to providing the largest selection of certified organic Ayurvedic herbs and investing in projects that will continue to expand the range of certified organic herbs available in the future by supporting sustainable, ecologically-friendly methods of farming, harvesting and wildcraft collection of herbs. We also provide fairly-traded herbs with a commitment to the welfare of the farmers and supply non-irradiated herbs that are tested for proper identification, microbiologicals, and heavy metals to ensure safety and efficacy.
When you purchase certified organic herbs from Banyan Botanicals, you can be confident that you are making a healthful choice, while also contributing to a healthier planet. Organic herbs are produced by farmers who emphasize the use of renewable resources and the conservation of soil and water to enhance environmental quality for future generations.
Organic farming enhances ecological harmony by promoting biodiversity, biological cycles and soil enrichment, utilizing methods that minimize pollution from air, soil and water and optimizing the health of the soil, plants, animals and people. Certified organic herbs and products marketed in the United States must be grown and processed according to the standards set by the USDA’s National Organic Program.
Organic producers must adhere to strict regulations in order to maintain certification. Banyan’s entire supply line has been inspected and approved by third-party certifying agencies accredited by the USDA. This ensures that from the field to the final product our certified organic herbs and products are produced without pesticides, fertilizers made with synthetic ingredients, sewage sludge, bioengineering and ionizing radiation. Look for certification and the USDA seal on products labeled “organic.” It is your assurance that the product has been grown and handled without harmful chemicals and pesticides in accordance with the USDA’s strict organic standards.
Pure, Safe and Effective
Our goal is to help our customers achieve the highest level of health and well-being. At Banyan Botanicals we have a quality assurance system staffed by experts dedicated to providing pure, safe and effective products.
Plant Identification and Optimal Potency
Every herb we grow is carefully inspected by qualified botanists to ensure proper species identification. To ensure accuracy we use a variety of methods including visual and microscopic inspection, Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC) and High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC). Growing areas are selected to yield herbs with the highest potency as measured by their active ingredients and expert Ayurvedic herbalists ensure that they are harvested at the optimal time using the proper techniques. We use only whole herbs, not extracts, so that our formulas are assimilated by the body like food rather than drugs. This minimizes side effects and allows for all the components of the herbs to be used as nature intended.
Clean, Pure, High Quality Herbs
We require microbiological testing and certificates of analysis from all of our suppliers on every batch of herbs. The herbs are tested for aerobic microbial count, yeast and molds, coliforms, e. coli, and salmonella to ensure they are free from contamination.
TESTING PROCEDURES AND INFORMATION
Heavy Metal Testing
Metals are not used in any of our formulations. Our herbal tablets are manufactured in the U.S. in a pharmaceutical grade manufacturing facility. The finished products are tested in independent laboratories for lead, mercury, arsenic and cadmium. All of our products are within the safety guidelines stipulated by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the American National Standards Institute International Dietary Supplement Standard (ANSI 173).