We strive to ensure the highest possible standards for quality control of our herbs. Our system conforms with the reputable standards specified by the AHPA (American Herbal Products Association), a national trade association and voice for the herbal industry. We conduct testing for the following:
Heavy metals: Our herbs and products are tested for arsenic, cadmium, lead, and mercury using independent third party laboratories.
Identification: Banyan uses the industry accepted practices for the proper identification of our botanicals. This includes organoleptics, which involves the physical examination of the herbs using the senses of sight, taste, smell, touch, and microscopic identification, as well as High-Performance Thin-Layer Chromatography (HPTLC).
Pesticides: For an herb to be certified organic, its entire production must be free from the use of pesticides, sewage sludge, ionizing radiation, and genetic engineering (GMOs). We do spot testing for pesticides in third-party labs to ensure the integrity of the organic certification of our partner farms.
Microbiologicals: Banyan requires microbiological testing and certificates of analysis from our suppliers for every batch of herbs. However, we do not solely rely on vendor certificates of analysis for testing data—all of our herbs, tablets, and other products are tested at qualified third party labs.
Learn more about our Quality Control and Testing.