Our Story

Our Story

 

For the past 25 years, sharing the wisdom of Ayurveda and the power of Ayurvedic herbs has been our passion.

We’re here to help people achieve and maintain optimal health and well-being. As an Ayurvedic company, we see the inherent connection between our own health and the health of the world. As we aim to achieve deeper harmony in our bodies, we must also remember to care for the health of our communities and of the planet.

Since we first opened our doors in 1996, we knew we wanted to find a way to bring you the purest, most ethically and sustainably sourced herbs possible.

 

Banyan cofounders Kevin Casey and Scott Cote with their Ayurveda teacher, Vasant Lad, MASc., circa 1998.

Banyan cofounders Kevin Casey and Scott Cote with their Ayurveda teacher, Vasant Lad, MASc., circa 1998.

 

We’re so proud to be a Certified B Corporation®, which means we’re committed to using our business as a force for good and making sure profits don’t come before the well-being of plants, people, and the planet. Here’s how we bring this to life:

 

We stay rooted in our mission and values as we continue to grow in our connection to nature, our local communities, and to the earth. We’re passionately committed to providing products that are organically grown, sustainably sourced, and fairly traded.

While we continue to work with certified organic farms across the globe, we’re also transitioning to more domestic sourcing and forging connections with local farmers in our bioregion. This includes our partnership with Banyan Farm in Williams, Oregon, which practices organic, regenerative agriculture.

From our Banyan Team to the Ayurvedic community that stretches across the globe, we care about our communities.

We strive to make Banyan an amazing place to work. We also give back to our Ayurvedic community by offering community grants to support change makers in the Ayurvedic community and by providing charitable giving to non-profit organizations.

We’re continually expanding our online education about herbs and living Ayurveda in a modern world. We have also created the Living Ayurveda Internship program to share the experience of learning Ayurveda while living on Banyan Farm.

Our work is far from finished—we’ve only just begun. We hope you’ll continue with us on this journey.

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