We carry over 500 medicinal grade herbs. We are proud to have one of the most comprehensive product lines on the market, including 30+ varieties of certified organic Chinese herbs. From PaoZhi herbs to the classical formula, River Herbs is dedicated to providing you with the highest quality in herbal medicines.
We are a full-service TCM herbal medicine dispensary, located in the heart of Markham (Canada’s high-tech capital). Practitioners and patients can order custom formulas in dried or decoction format. We created our own web-based e-commerce platform, River Order System (ROS), to enable medical professionals the option of ordering and delivering custom formulas to and from anywhere in the world. As herbalists ourselves, ROS was specifically designed to ensure prescription writing and refilling is easy for the practitioner and convenient for their patients.
At River Herbs, herbs are cooked on-site in computerized stainless steel pressure cookers at 125 °C using sterile water that fulfill USP standards. After it is prepared, the medicinal liquid is packaged into retort pouches at high temperature, in a negative pressurized environment to prevent contamination.
PaoZhi (Processed Herbs)
River Herbs offers over 50 different PaoZhi (herbs that have been specifically processed in a traditional fashion in order to augment their therapeutic property). Processed at our in-house facility, our PaoZhi herbs are steamed, dry-fried, baked, or prepared with ginger juice, honey, salt, vinegar or grain alcohol. Our extensive PaoZhi selection offers practitioners even greater specificity when tailoring formulas to their patient's patterns.
We have the capability to mill raw herbs into powder of varying degree of particle size, to allow you to make your own medicine wines, ointments, washes, tinctures etc.
We also offer a compounding service that allows practitioners to create their own label of tinctures, balms and ointments. We will mill, steep as well as bottle or jar your recipe for you.
We carry Geo-authentic herbs. This means if the knowledge recorded in classical herbal texts state that specific herbs harvested from different geographic regions differ in their therapeutic effects, there are usually good reasons for that. Regions that are indigenous to the plant ensure the best possible natural growing climate and soil parameters, thereby producing herbs of the best quality.
Our herbs are lab-test to be free of heavy metals, pesticides and herbicides. To put it simply, these dried herbs are the highest quality and safety in the entire history of traditional Oriental medicine. Herbs are cooked with sterile water filtered by reverse osmosis. Absolutely no preservatives have been added to our herbs or packaging. Our heat-resistant retort packaging is BPA-free and approved by Canadian and US food safety agencies.