The Dispensary Online is proud to be an authorized seller of Eclectic Institute herbal products.
Eclectic is committed to working with nature's healing power, in the preparation of botanical products which nutritionally enhance total health and well-being.
The Eclectic Institute was founded in 1982 by two naturopathic physicians, Dr. Edward Alstat and Dr. Michael Ancharski. At that time, Dr. Alstat was the pharmacist for the Portland Naturopathic clinic, the teaching clinic of the National College of Naturopathic medicine and Dr. Ancharski was the Clinic Director. Though in the midst of the top botanical literature, research and practitioners, they could not find high quality, botanical preparations to use in their clinic. Most herbs on the commercial market simply were not pure, vital or fresh enough to be very beneficial. They decided to develop and market their own line of botanical products using only organic herbs carefully grown and harvested and processed while fresh. Eclectic pioneered the freeze-drying of herbs to keep their vitality , potency and freshness intact.
Eclectic owns and operates a 90 acre farm in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains near Mt Hood, Oregon. Located in Sandy Oregon, 45 min. east of Portland, the farm is in one the remaining pristine areas of the U.S. There are approximately 40 different plants that are grown Certified Organic by the Oregon Tilth including four species of Echinacea and the largest patch of Goldenseal west of the Mississippi.