About Flora

At Flora, we have been manufacturing and supplying Store in Germanypremium 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.

Flora Mission

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.

History

In 1965, Flora began its North American operations in Flora BuildingBurnaby, 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 DHA.

Today, Flora continues its innovation in product development and environmentally friendly manufacturing practices.

Premium Quality

Flora has evolved into one of North America's premier Flora Production Areanatural 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.

Partners

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 companies.

Salus-Haus

Salus-Haus plays an important part in the Flora family of products on many Salus Logodifferent 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 formula.

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."

Dr. Dünner

Flora and Dr. Dünner are more than just partners in health; they have a bond that is stronger thanDr. Dünner Logo 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.