It was lovely to virtually tour Gaia Farm on this cold grey day. Their 250-acre property in the Blue Ridge Mountains boasts over 50 plant species, including the cheerful California poppy, the graceful echinacea, the misunderstood dandelion, and the exotic gotu kola.
All these plants are grown not for their beauty, however, but for their medicinal powers. Gaia Herbs’ laboratory and processing facility is located right on the organic farm, the only herbal supplement company to have this set-up. So they’re able to test, harvest, and process the herbs when they’re at their strongest medicinal power.
The Co-op carries over 60 of Gaia Herbs’ products, which come in the forms of liquid extracts, oils, salves, tonics, and teas. Their products address a variety of health needs, from encouraging restful sleep to increasing immune function to pain relief. One plant that can be found in many of Gaia Herb’s products is turmeric. Turmeric, with its powerful compound curcumin, has been used in Indian and Chinese medicine for thousands of years to help with a multitude of conditions such as inflammation, digestive issues, and infection. Gaia Herbs have harnessed turmeric’s power in their Turmeric Supreme line of products which include: Allergy, Extra Strength, Heart, Immune ASAP, Joint, Pain, and Pain PM. They also offer TurmericBoost Restore for heart, liver, and immunity and TurmericBoost Uplift for mind, body, and spirit.
Many of the Gaia Herbs products will be on sale in February, so this is a great time to give some of them a try. Gaia Herbs’ mission statement is: “Gaia Herbs strives to produce pure plant medicines of exceptional quality and purity while enriching the ecology of the earth and the health and harmony of the people that use our phyto-medicines.”
Gaia Herbs Company Snapshot
Company founded in 1986, Gaia Farm established in 1997
Located in Brevard, North Carolina
Certified Organic Grower through Oregon Tilth
Information from this article and more can be found at www.gaiaherbs.com
Amy Newsome feels learning about these products came at the perfect time since she is recovering from surgery after a femur break.