Environmental concerns for the plants themselves are very important. Some plants have been collected so extensively that their lives are threatened in the wild. There are even locations where the over-picking of herbs has completely eliminated some species. Wild Ginseng Root, Goldenseal Root, Lady Slipper Root, and False Unicorn are just a few of the plants that are in threat of being over harvested.
Over the years we have formed alliances with wildcrafters, to assure they are not adding to the over harvesting problem. We have also helped support farmers and small growers who cultivate many of these threatened plants.
There are lots of good and concerned people doing this type of work. Together we hope to be able to convince more large manufacturers of the ethics and wisdom of supporting farmers in their quest to grow popular medicinal herbs.