Important Updates from the Avena Team

We would like to give a heartfelt thanks to each of our customers and wholesalers for supporting us for 30 years – your steadfast interest and involvement has informed and inspired our mission these past three decades. Many of you know that we had a wonderfully successful Kickstarter campaign "Herbal Medicine Matters" this past spring and we want to let you know where we are in our FDA compliance process and how it affects our current product offerings
Read more in a letter from our founder & herbalist Deb Soule.

We are also very pleased to announce the addition of Caitlin Boggs to our staff ~ our new Customer Service representative! Please give her a warm welcome when you speak to her and be patient as she learns the ropes.

Customer service hours have returned to 10 AM - 5 PM, Monday - Friday.

For faster service, we always encourage you to order via our website rather than by phone, and to submit all questions via email to

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Herbal medicine matters. At Avena Botanicals, we believe medicinal plants and a sacred connection to place heal body, mind, and spirit and encourage humans to be mindful and loving stewards of the Earth.

We bring over a thousand pounds of fresh, hand-gathered medicinal herbs into our apothecary annually and use these herbs to thoughtfully prepare herbal tinctures, elixirs, glycerites, and oils. Over 80% of these herbs come directly from Avena's certified-biodynamic gardens.

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Herb of the Week ~ Nettle

March 28, 2015

Nettle: A Nutritious Spring Green This hardy perennial, native to Europe, can be grown from good-quality seed, though I have found it much easier to establish a nettle bed from root cuttings. My first nettle plants arrived by chance in a pile of fresh cow manure delivered by a local farmer in his truck. One of the best gifts an herbalist could ask for! Nettle loves growing in moist, fertile soil and in old compost piles. As long as nettle has enough moisture and fertility, it will flourish in the sun or partial shade. Every few years, in late fall, we shovel compost on top of Avena’s nettle beds to enrich the soil. Tree bark chips placed between our rows...

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