Better Living Wellness Clinic and Health Store in Toronto Etobicoke is proud to offer you the finest herbal remedies from a 100% Canadian founded and operated company – St. Francis Herb Farm.
St. Francis Herb Farm was founded in 1989 by Jeremy and Monique Rivett-Carnac and has been in the family for two generations.
In 1978, one of St. Francis Herb Farm’sfounding co-owners, Monique Rivett-Carnac, was managing a herbal centre in Victoria. Two years later, while teaching at Greenvale Herbal College, she met Jeremy, with whom she shared a passion for herbs andliving close to the land. Shortly after that, Monique and Jeremy were married and together they managed herbs, vegetables, and bees at an organic and biodynamic farm, supplying local markets. By 1983, they owned their first business together, Country Corner, selling raw herbs and herbal products to the community.
In 1985, Jeremy and Monique founded their second business, Gaia Botanicals, selling botanical products to naturopathic doctors on Vancouver Island. Three years later, in 1988, desiring to help even more people with herbal remedies, they moved to the Ottawa Valley of Ontario. Halfway between Ottawa and Algonquin Park, they found a fertile, spring-fed 178 acre farm in a small valley near Cormac where they started St. Francis Herb Farm. This gave them a firsthand, practical appreciation of the importance of properly grown and harvested raw herbs as the foundation for finished products of the highest quality.
St Francis Herb Farm was one of the first companies to use Certified Organic, Organic and Wildcrafted herbs.“Wildcrafting” means that herbs are harvested in their naturally occurring state in the unspoiled, unpolluted “wilds” of the Canadian countryside.
St. Francis uses only whole herbs—fresh or carefully dried—identified and processed according to the most rigid GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) criteria.Typically, these herbs are not formally standardized by their chemically active component. Rather, theyare standardized by input, which means that for the most part they work with the naturally occurring chemical composition of any given herb. This process is the therapeutic benchmark that captures the synergy intended by nature itself.
A commitment to the overall quality of their products has always been central to their business, including every aspect of the production process right “from the ground up”—from the growing and the harvesting of the herbs to the formulation and packaging of the final product. St. Francis Herb Farmhas always emphasized herb quality—a policy that defines St. Francis Herb Farm to this day. Their motto illustrates that as well: “Quality—Conscientiously Achieved” – meaning the well-being of those whoare using their herbal remedies is their primary concern.
In 2012, Jeremy and Monique’s son Paul completed his MBA and began to take over the reins of the family business. The next year, in 2013, St. Francis celebrated its 25th year in business.
St. Francis herbal remedies come in tinctures, capsules, creams and salves. Their high potency capsules are typically 5:1 extracts, meaning that every mg of the crude equivalent in the capsule is five times more potent than the equivalent amount in its raw herb form.
Today, St. Francis offers a variety of single herbal remedies as well as combination remedies. One of their most popular combination remedies is Deep Immune®,as well as their Fémance®and kids line of products.
Visit us at Better Living Wellness Clinic and Health Store to speak to our knowledgeable staff about how St. Francis products can help you deal with a variety of health concerns and improve your quality of life. We are also available at firstname.lastname@example.org and 416-249-1895