The mission of Blue Dragon is to bring the healing power of Chinese herbs to the United States, in all their original potency, yet unadulterated by the toxins of herb farming in China.
- 88% of the herbs used in our formulas are either USDA and EU certified organically grown or certified organic wild-crafted.
- 28 of Blue Dragon’s 66 formulas are comprised of 100% certified organically grown or wild-crafted herbs.
- 56 of our 66 formulas have 80% or higher certified organically grown or wild-crafted herbs.
At Blue Dragon, we grow our herbs in the same location and using the same methods that
they have been grown for hundreds and thousands of years. The soil is fertilized naturally, with
compost and the use of crop (herb) rotation, instead of chemical fertilizers. In place of toxic
insecticides, our farmers use the naturally effective juice of fresh herbs such as Ju Hua, Xi Xin,
Huan Niu Xi, Zi Su Ye and Ma Huang. Instead of poisonous herbacides, our farmers take care
of weeds the old fashioned way, pulling them out by hand one by one.
The difference is vitally important for the health of our farmers, our patients, ourselves, future
generations, and the health of the Earth itself. Most immediately, it has been well documented
that the use of pesticides and herbicides result in increased lymphomas, leukemia, Parkinson’s
disease, birth defects and hormonal imbalances.
Making matters worse, highly toxic chemicals which have long been banned or heavily
restricted in the U.S. and most countries are still commonly used on China’s commercial herb
One example is the insecticide, Heptachlor. Since the 1980’s, the EPA has limited the sale of
heptachlor products to the specific application of fire ant control in underground transformers.
High levels increase type 2 diabetes risk and the EPA has classified the compound as a
possible human carcinogen. Parathion is another insecticide that is highly toxic to humans.
Its use is banned or restricted in many countries, although, again, it is still commonly used on
commercial herb farms in China.
Toxic chemicals such as these have been used in such heavy concentrations that the ground
water in many parts of China is contaminated with them. That’s why we only grow or wildcraft our herbs in remote rural areas, at least 100 kilometers from any industrial manufacturing
or smokestack industries and 50 kilometers from any town of more that 1,000 individuals.
Pesticides, herbicides, fungicides and chemical fertilizers have never been used on our virgin
land. The air, water and Earth are still clean and we are committed to see that they remain