November Company Profile: Traditional Medicinals

Traditional Medicinals is a leading medicinal, organic, and Fair Trade herbal tea company in the United States.

Founded over 40 years ago, their focus has been to provide wellness teas of the highest quality. Their tea blends are developed by herbalist who use plant combinations that people have found beneficial for centuries. The company’s lab analysts confirm an herb’s identity, quality, purity and strength.

They manufacture over 50 varieties of tea in their solar-powered plant in Sonoma County, California. Whenever possible, they source their herbs from their native habitats so they have the right balance of active compounds. Egyptian Chamomile, Bulgarian Fennel, Sri Lankan Ginger, Italian Passionflower, and Indian Senna are just some of the well-traveled herbs that can be found in their teas. Some of their herbs are from closer to home, such as Peppermint from the Pacific Northwest, Slippery Elm from Kentucky, and Echinacea from Trout Lake, Washington.

Their 50 teas are categorized into nine wellness collections: detox, digestive, green, herbal, laxative, relaxation, seasonal, kids, and women’s. Some of their most popular teas are Chamomile with Lavender for relaxation; Everyday Detox, which employs a Chinese medicinal approach to aid liver function; Ginger Aid for healthy digestion and preventing nausea, and Echinacea Plus, which many Native American tribes have used for centuries to support the immune system.

Traditional Medicinals mission statement is: “We’re committed to using high quality pharmacopoeial grade herbs and embracing ingredient purity, sustainability, and social and environmental activism. We were and are pioneers in the wellness tea categories and will continue to lead the way.”

Traditional Medicinals Company Snapshot

Founded in 1974
Headquartered in Sebastopol, California
Products produced in Sebastopol, California (ingredients grown all over the world)

Amy Newsome has kept Traditional Medicinals’ Organic Echinacea Plus tea in her family’s cold season arsenal for several years now.