We start by growing herbs on our 90 acre certified organic farm, and then use freeze-drying to remove only the water. The end product is the whole herb in its original form still raw, intact, viable, and retaining the benefits of the fresh herb just as Mother Nature intended.
We don't believe in harsher forms of processing such as air or spray drying, chemical extraction, or standardized extracts which alter whole herbs, potentially excluding or destroying active constituents.
Nestled at the base of Mt. hood in the pristine Oregon countryside, our family owned 90 acre certified organic farm is a leader in organic farming practices, utilizing crop rotation, mulching, composting, beneficial animal and insect allies, as well the naturally occurring rich volcanic soil.
Eclectic Institute is devoted to researching and saving endangered herbs, and dedicates resources to growing many varieties of rare plants.
At Eclectic Institute, everything starts with fresh, whole herbs. By combining ancient herbal lore with modern technology, our supplements have the best of both worlds. From growing, to freeze-drying, to packaging, we do everything ourselves.
We freeze-dry our ingredients to preserve, in the gentlest possible way, all nutrients, vitamins, and phytochemicals in the same balance as found in nature.
Eclectic Institute pioneered the fresh freeze-drying of raw herbs. Unlike other companies, we own our own freeze-driers and have over 30 years experience, making us a leader in the industry.
At Eclectic Institute, stinging nettle is one of our favorite plants, and at our location in the wilds of the pacific northwest it can be found growing in wild abundance during springtime. Nettles has special historical significance for Eclectic, as our founder was responsible for discovering one of fresh nettles' previously unknown health benefits.
When our kids return to school after a long Summer break, they are soon hit with days that get shorter and colder and before we know it, Winter is here. It is always a challenge to keep our kids healthy during this time of year, but there are immune boosting herbs that can help.
Chai tea originally hails from India and is now a popular beverage all over the world. A blend of black tea and spices, chai is warming and contains herbs that support digestion. Making your own unique blend is easy, and can be packaged up to make a homemade Christmas present.
Here is a recipe for homemade ginger liqueur, this makes a fabulous Christmas gift. The fresh ginger taste of this liqueur shines through and can be drunk straight up, on the rocks or with a spritz of sparkling water.