Appalachian Herb Growers Consortium

Appalachian Herb Growers Consortium

Traditional Chinese Herbs
Ecologically Grown in Southwest Virginia

The Appalachian Herb Growers Consortium (AHGC) was established in 2014 and is comprised of 50+ farmers in the SW Virginia region with a hub at the Blue Ridge Center for Chinese Medicine (BRCCM). At BRCCM we coordinate the efforts of our farmers by planning annual plantings, cultivating seeds into seedlings for our growers, and processing the harvested herbs in our centralized processing center.

Chinese herbal medicine is different from other forms of herbal medicine in that its effectiveness depends on the formula-herbal combinations-not individual herbs. This means that in order to produce in the quantities needed while maintaining the quality of the herb, production  is accomplished by groups of small farmers who work together to grow many different kinds of herbs, and to present them to the A&OM practitioner market in a coordinated manner. Further, the groups must ensure that the herbs are grown from correctly sourced seed and starts, sited in appropriate ecological niches on farms, harvested and processed using traditional methods. Our farmers vary in scope from small family farms to small professional produces, with small being the operative word. With the AHGC coordinating, we strive to meet professional A&OM practitioner needs with a local ecologically grown product.

In early 2015, we received a grant from the Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission (VATICRC) to further our project and bring it to the next level. In 2016, the AHGC was awarded with a second grant from the VATICRC. These grants will ensure the success of our project and help farmers in the area diversify their crops and have an alternate source of income.


Bo He - Mentha Haplocalyx

SKU: AHGC110
Unit Size: 1lb

Chinese Mint facilitates the dispersal of upper burner wind-heat, cools and clears the eyes and head, soothes the throat, facilitates the flow of Liver qi and expels turbid filth - Bensky

 
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Jie Geng - Platycodon Grandiflorus

SKU: AHGC135
Unit Size: 1lb

Platycodon Root causes the qi and the actions of other herbs to rise, soothes the throat, releases the exterior, transforms phlegm, expels pus. - Bensky

 
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Yi Mu Cao - Leonurus Heterophyllus

SKU: AHGC190
Unit Size: 1lb

Chinese Motherwort invigorates the blood, regulates menstruation, facilitates urination, resolves toxicity

 
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Zhi Mu - Anemarrhena Asphodeloides

SKU: AHGC181
Unit Size: 1lb

Anemarrhena Rhizome clears fire and nourishes the yin of the Lungs, Stomach, and Kidneys

 
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