Certified Organic & Non-GMO
When you purchase certified organic herbs and products from Banyan Botanicals, you can be confident that you are making a healthful choice while also contributing to a healthier planet.
Banyan is the industry leader in certified organic Ayurvedic herbs in the United States, offering the largest selection available.
As a company that supports people in achieving health and well-being, we have always been firm believers in the importance of the organic movement. We know that ingesting the highest quality food and herbs is fundamental to creating a healthy lifestyle.
As soon as certified organic Ayurvedic herbs became available to purchase, Banyan began working towards USDA certification. We first achieved this status in 2003 and have remained deeply committed to supplying our customers with organic herbs and products ever since.
In order to continually meet the USDA’s stringent organic standards, our entire line of supply is regularly inspected by independent 3rd party certifying agencies. This includes the fields and farms in India, our suppliers’ manufacturing and production facilities, and our warehouse in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
In addition, we actively invest in projects that will continue to expand the range of organic Ayurvedic herbs available in the future.
Organic Farming and Production
Organic herbs are produced by farmers who emphasize the use of renewable resources and the conservation of soil and water to enhance environmental quality for future generations. Organic farming enhances ecological harmony by:
- Promoting biodiversity, biological cycles, and soil enrichment
- Utilizing methods that minimize pollution from air, soil, and water
- Optimizing the health of soil, plant, animals, and people
Certified Organic herbs and products marketed in the United States must be grown and processed according to the standards set by the USDA’s National Organic Program.
Organic producers must adhere to strict regulations in order to maintain certification. Banyan’s entire supply line has been inspected and approved by third party certifying agencies accredited by the USDA.
This ensures that from the field to the final product our certified organic herbs and products are produced without:
- Fertilizers made with synthetic ingredients
- Sewage sludge
- Genetic engineering (GMOs)
- Ionizing radiation
Look for certification and the USDA seal on products labeled “organic.” It’s your assurance that the product has been grown and handled without harmful chemicals and pesticides, in accordance with the USDA’s strict organic standards.
If you would like a copy of our complete organic certificate or product list emailed to you, or for any other inquiries concerning our organic status and certification, please contact our customer service team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If a product is certified organic, it is by its very nature non-GMO. Part of the organic certification process bans the use of genetically modified organisms in any form throughout the entire cultivation process—from farming to the processing of organic products.
Beyond the genetic modification of the organisms themselves, GMO crops require the use of environmentally damaging herbicides, which directly conflicts with the principles of growing organically.
Banyan Botanicals is 100% certified organic, meaning we never use GMOs or, for that matter, chemical pesticides, antibiotics, and synthetic fertilizers—which are also prohibited when growing organically. And for all of us who love animals, the welfare of animals is closely monitored for acquiring and maintaining organic certification.
We passionately love our planet and deeply respect the wise herbs that are here as our companions. Likewise, we are proud to be your companion in supporting your health and happiness through the use of safe, organic, non-GMO, and effective herbs.
Visit Our Farms
The video playlist below contains short segments from trips to the farms where Banyan's herbs come from.
Links for More Information
USDA National Organics Program—This site provides information on the organic standards and regulations that Banyan Botanicals complies with in order to offer certified organic herbs and products.
Quality Assurance International—Quality Assurance International (QAI) is an accredited certifying agency of the USDA National Organics Program. As a leading independent, third-party certifyer, QAI upholds strict industry standards for organic integrity.
Regenerative Organic Certified™—Regenerative Organic Certified™ is a revolutionary new certification for food, textiles, and personal care ingredients. ROC™ farms and products meet the highest standards in the world for soil health, animal welfare, and farmworker fairness.
Organic Trade Association—This website contains a wealth of information—including organic definitions, answers to questions about organics, benefits of organic farming on the global environment, species diversification, soil health, nutrition benefits of eating organic, organics as an alternative to genetic engineering, and much more.