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How Tea can Protect Ecosystems: FairWild collection with the BBC Storyworks Commercial Production

Climate change is altering landscapes. It’s harming global ecosystems and the people who depend on them. Over 40% of medicines found in western pharmacies are derived from plants, many of...

Walk with Us: Purpose in Action

At Traditional Medicinals, we believe that the quality of our teas is a direct result of our commitment to farmers. Our vision is to build lasting relationships with farmers, provide...

How Sweet It Is: Beehives & Herbs in Paraguay

Farming is an important source of income for many in northeastern Paraguay, but the herb farmers and wild collectors remain economically disadvantaged. With little access to education and health care,...

Protecting People & Plants in Poland

On the border between Poland and Belarus, the Bialowieza Forest remains the Europe’s largest and last primeval forest—a Garden of Eden of old-growth trees that have been largely protected for...

A Visit to Herb Heaven

by Lori Varsames, Traditional Medicinals’ Writer Lately, when I hear the word “heaven,” my mind wanders to Trout Lake Farm. Since visiting the farm last September with members of our...

Senna, Bicycles & Schools: Indian Girls Riding To New Futures

Here in the United States, no one would think twice about a girl biking to school, but in India’s northwestern state of Rajasthan, a girl going to school—on a bike,...

Senna, Water & Women: How Social Business is Changing Lives

  Rajasthan, India is one of the driest places on earth, where temperatures in the Thar Desert can reach as high as 122°F. Local farmers must therefore rely upon drought-resistant,...

Sweetening the Deal: The Impact of Responsibly Sourced Licorice

When most people think of licorice, the twisted and spiraled black confections from penny candy stores come to mind. Given that glycyrrhizin, licorice’s major constituent, is one of nature’s sweetest...

Seeing the Forest for the Trees: Panda Bears & Wild Schisandra Berries

At Traditional Medicinals, sustainable sourcing serves as the heart of our ethos. Not only do we seek out organically farmed or wild-collected herbs, but we also consider the long-term impact...

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