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The new facility doubles the production capabilities for H&A’s Solid Extracts.
Herbal product company Herbalist & Alchemist (H&A) has moved to a new, larger facility in order to meet demand for both the company’s liquid and solid botanical extracts. The new site in Washington, NJ, is located near the company’s previous site and is nearly triple the size of the old site.
The new facility doubles the production capacity for H&A’s Solid Extracts. It also yields more space to the company’s labor-intensive liquid extraction process. Each operational area now has dedicated rooms for garbling, grinding, calcining, equipment wash-down, and more. The new facility is certified by OK Kosher.
According to a company press release, “The increased capacity includes doubling the production capabilities for H&A’s Solid Extracts, a somewhat rare dosage form with distinct processing challenges that are uncommon because of the labor, cost, and amount of materials required to produce this super-concentrated, nutrient-rich form. Its high rate of acceptance among practitioners speaks to the quality and efficacy of this unique product, available in Blueberry, Pomegranate-Goji Berry, and award-winning Hawthorn.”
On the liquid-extraction side, the company states, “H&A’s Bio-Specific liquid extraction process requires more space than customary because it is quite labor intensive, beginning with delivery of fresh plants that herbalists examine by hand, removing any extraneous agricultural material. Since some herbs like skullcap, echinacea, and cleavers lose activity upon drying, H&A always extracts these fresh. Conversely, the dried forms of many bitter, pungent, or acrid herbs produce a more energetically vibrant extract. Certain herbs such as astragalus need to be simmered in water before alcohol is added to produce a vital extract. These formulation decisions, and the knowledge behind them, are an integral part of assuring a superior herbal extract. During extraction, plant residues are calcined, concentrating the essential minerals of the plant. This material is added back in a last step before bottling, creating a product unique to Herbalist & Alchemist—one that contains the full spectrum of the plant’s nutrients.”