Snce 1978, Clef des Champs has been searching the entire world for herbs of the first quality and why they negotiate directly with plant producers in each of the regions we buy from. All plants used in the manufacture of our medicinal plant extracts, which include more than 200 individual species, come from theirown gardens up in the Laurentian Mountains of Quebec. They do not dry these plants; they transform them on the same day of harvest by macerating them in different solvents (organic alcohol, vegetable glycerin, organic olive oil) in order to extract their medicinal properties.
Their medicinal infusions come from organic producers who take the cultivation and harvesting of medicinal plants and spices to heart. Some of their producers are local people; they give them priority and preference, for the wonderful quality of their products and know-how. Nevertheless, many of the plants they use still come from the four corners of the Earth. They are in daily communication with people in Asia, Africa, Central America and Europe, developing links with people who are cultivating organic plants in their plains or mountains, using methods that respect both the Earth and its people. Organic certification (required in all cases) and fair-trade certification (always requested, sometimes available) also assures us that these plants have been cultivated and harvested with respect for both the workers and their communities; these are conditions and values that they believe must always be upheld.