Blue Dragon Herbs® was founded in 1999 with the mission to bring the healing power of traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine to the United States, in all it's original potency, unadulterated by the chemical toxins of modern herb farming. We are committed to the organic, sustainable agriculture movement and it's 4 main goals - environmental health, resource conservation, economic profitability, and social and economic equity.
Today, eighty-eight percent of the herbs used in our formulas are USDA certified organically grown or organic wild-crafted on 600,000 acres across eleven provinces in China. Twenty-eight of Blue Dragon's sixty-six capsule formulas are comprised of 100% organically grown or wild-crafted herbs. Fifty-six of the sixty-six formulas have 80% or higher organically grown or organically wild-crafted herbs. In the Spring of 2011, 490 USDA certified organic raw herbs as well as extract granules will be available.
We contract with farmers in remote rural areas away from crowded, polluted centers, at least 100 km (62 miles) from any industrial manufacturing or smokestack industries, and 50 km (31 miles) from any town of more than 1,000 people. Pesticides, herbicides, fungicides and chemical fertilizers have never been used on the virgin land. The air, water and earth are still clean. The 50,000 poor families working the land have doubled to tripled their income by switching from subsistence food production to growing herbs that adhere to the time and labor intensive organic standards.
Our guiding motto is "For our Patients, For Ourselves, For our Planet." For Doctors, of course, the health of our patients is our first and most immediate responsibility. The use of pesticides, herbicides, fungicides and chemical fertilizers poison our Earth and our bodies, with studies showing an increase in lymphomas, leukemia, Parkinson's disease, birth defects and hormonal imbalances. In addition to avoiding these toxic chemicals, organically grown and wild-crafted herbs, similarly to organic foods, have shown increased nutritional value, more anti-oxidants, and significantly more taste.
Blue Dragon Herbs® is honored to do it's small part in spreading the awareness of the interconnectedness of the health of the planet, our communities and our bodies. As an old proverb says, "we are only as rich as our soil and as wealthy as our water."