At Flora, we have been manufacturing and supplying
herbal products since 1965, but our roots stretch back to Germany in the early
1900s, where Dr. Otto Greither, grandfather of the current owner Thomas Greither,
dedicated his life to the discovery, production and distribution of natural
health care products. Flora has preserved his original dedication to perfect
and make available herbal remedies that ensure maximum purity, quality and potency
with a holistic approach to health.
In God We Trust
The mission of Flora is to participate in the continuing evolution of the people
on Earth toward universal harmony, peace and perfection by providing products
and services for the purification and upliftment of the body and spirit, and by
providing to each person who derives a livelihood with Flora, an opportunity for
personal growth and advancement of these goals in life.
In 1965, Flora began its North American
operations in Burnaby,
British Columbia, and is currently owned by natural health visionary Thomas Greither.
Originally, Thomas ran a natural foods store in Burlington, Vermont, and it was
his dream to produce and provide consumers with the finest health products available.
In its early stages, Flora served primarily as a centre for distributing
and marketing European herbal remedies. At that time, alternative
health products were virtually unknown in Canada. As interest grew,
Flora began manufacturing natural bulk laxatives and its own line
of herbal therapeutic teas. These teas were the first of their kind
to be prepared in Canada and their popularity soon blossomed.
In 1986, Flora resumed its role as
a pioneer when it produced the first truly cold-pressed, unrefined oils for medicinal
use or food preparation. A unique manufacturing method eliminates any light or
oxygen and allows the enzymes in the seed matter to be processed at body temperature
and the essential fatty acids to remain active.
In 1988, Flora expanded into the
U.S., opening a manufacturing facility in Lynden, Washington. The company also
acquired several acres of farmland in order to grow its own organic herbs. All
stages of production are done in-house in Burnaby and Lynden, from selecting and
lab testing all raw materials to herb extraction, encapsulation and final packaging.
In June of 1992, in cooperation with
Elaine Alexander, the company began preparing and distributing the remarkable
herbal formula known as Flor•Essence®. Its popular effect in exerting
a positive influence on a host of chronic conditions has rapidly spread throughout
the health community and is revered by people everywhere for its life-rejuvenating
benefits. Flora also launched a foundational line of health products under the
Udo's Choice® label including the first age-specific probiotics and vegetarian
Today, Flora continues its innovation
in product development and environmentally friendly manufacturing practices.
Flora has evolved into one of North America's premier natural
health products companies. The U.S. and Canadian production plants include sophisticated
semi-automatic and fully automatic equipment for processing quality herbal teas
and liquid tonics, encapsulating herbal extracts and cold-pressing certified organic
seeds into health-benefitting oils. Flora's ongoing research and development has
resulted in a number of production methods which are the finest in the world.
All of Flora's products are manufactured in accordance with GMP standards and
the facilities and manufacturing procedures are in compliance with all regulatory
agencies in Canada and the United States, including Health Canada and the U.S.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In addition, Flora is a certified organic
producer and processor overseen by the third-party certifying agency, Quality
Assurance International, (QAI). This means that the organic herbal remedies prepared
and distributed by Flora are guaranteed top quality and chemical free, right from
the seed that is planted to the harvest and from the post-harvest facilities to
the final production and packing.
Thomas Greither is dedicated to preserving the environment and in
utilizing production and packaging practices that are ecologically
sound, including vegetarian capsules for all the dry herbal extracts
and environmentally friendly amber glass bottles for the herbal tonics
and organic oils.
Flora has been honoured with numerous awards and continually strives
to remain a leader in the field of natural health by remaining committed
to its mandate of offering only supreme quality formulas.
Flora also distributes products for our close manufacturing partners
who have the same high standards and are dedicated to preparing supreme
quality, well-researched and tested remedies to provide for you and
your family. We have the great privilege of working together within
a global health community to both manufacture and distribute our own
products as well as distribute herbal preparations of other leading
Salus-Haus plays an important part in the Flora family
of products on many different
levels. Salus-Haus manufactures some of the most well-known and trusted herbal
products on earth, one of which is the award-winning Floradix® liquid iron
Established in 1916 by Dr. Otto Greither, Salus-Haus quickly developed
a reputation of offering some of the finest natural health products
on the market. The wisdom and love of being able to have a positive
impact on people's health was passed on to his son (also named Otto),
who still runs Salus-Haus today.
Through Otto Greither's hard work and dedication, Salus-Haus now manufactures
over 1,700 products and exports to 50 countries from its headquarters in Bruckmühl,
Germany. Here they produce their own hydroelectric power and have saved adjacent
land slated for development, which they turned into a nature reserve. The forested
land is now a refuge for many migratory birds, fish, insects and endangered herbs.
Striving for the highest standards of product quality and environmental stewardship,
Salus-Haus has committed to several strict guidelines, which meet and exceed all
European pharmaceutical production standards. These include using only organic
farming practices and excluding genetically modified ingredients, artificial colours
and preservatives. Salus-Haus also tests all raw herbs for pesticides, heavy metals
and other residues, and ensures all facilities are Kosher.
As a result of these and other company initiatives, Salus was recently honoured
to be the first health food company to receive certification from the European
Community's "Eco-Audit Directive."
Out of respect for the land that produces the raw materials, Salus-Haus has tested
and developed natural methods of pest and weed control, fertilization, and drying
processes that do not harm the environment. The Salus-Haus farms in Chile have
such a far-reaching reputation that they are studied by agriculture students worldwide
as "model farms."
Flora and Dr. Dünner are more than just partners in health; they have a bond
that is stronger than
that of business. Peter Greither, owner of Dr. Dünner, is also the brother
of Thomas Greither. Dr. Dünner, based in Switzerland, manufactures hundreds
of products that are sold throughout the world. The long-standing business relationship
between Flora and Dr. Dünner enables consumers in North America to purchase
Swiss Quality products such as Sambu®Guard and Cynarol™.
For more than 60 years, the name Dr. Dünner has been synonymous with high
quality dietary supplements. Founded in 1948, Dr. Dünner is located in the
picturesque Canton of St. Gallen, Switzerland. Dr. Dünner supports optimal
health with traditional products that are manufactured using sophisticated methods
to ensure maximum effectiveness.