Our Story

Born in 1994, on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Prairie Doctor Brand began as a thriving echinacea farm that was transformed into an herbal medicine brand by pure happenstance. After growing far more Echinacea than he knew what to do with, Rob (the founder of PDB) decided to try his hand at tincturing in attempt to not let the extra Echinacea he had go to waste. One thing led to another, and soon enough, almost 60 different Prairie Doctor Brand tinctures could be found in health food stores across the country.

In 2020, Prairie Doctor Brand was bought by Shawn, an herbalist and natural health and living enthusiast of over 30 years. While we are still a small and local business at heart, Prairie Doctor Brand has substantially grown and now produces over 300 medicinal grade herbal tinctures supplying not only natural health food stores but also herbalists, natural practitioners, individual herbal enthusiasts and so many others across the continent.

At Prairie Doctor Brand, we are deeply inspired by ancient wisdom and traditonal ways of healing the mind and the body. Guided by various different herbal traditions, such as Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Western Herbalism, Folk Herbalism and more, we create intentionally handmade, herbalist formulated, sustainable and medicinal grade herbal tinctures and herbal oils.

All of our products are made by hand, in small batches, using only the simplest and most natural methods. We are proud to create products that are genuinely filled with nothing but plants, love and a whole lot of reverence for the natural world. The quality of our products is incredibly important to us, so we are incredibly diligent in everything that we do, from sourcing all of our materials from as close to home as possible to placing all of our labels on our bottles by hand.

We hope you love our products just as much as we love making them.