About China Herb Company

Chinese Herbs & Formulas
A Love Story

In 1988, while studying at the Xi Yuan hospital in Beijing, Cara Frank fell in love with Chinese herbal medicine.

Returning to the U.S., she wasted no time building a personal herb dispensary.

Soon, other acupuncturists began asking Cara to fill formulas for their clients, and she quickly saw the need for a high quality, full service dispensary that honors the traditions of Chinese herbalogy.

In 1991 she founded China Herb Company.

Today, as the first mail order Chinese herb dispensary in the U.S., China Herb Company is a committed advocate of the tradition of custom written herbal formulas.

Our Mission

The mission of China Herb Company is to promote health and healing using the tradition of Chinese Herbal Medicine.

We support acupuncturists practices by providing custom formulations along with education, convenience, and safe practices to yield excellent clinical results.

We support the public by providing effective herbal strategies to ease common health complaints.

We think Chinese Medicine is fun and we share our enthusiasm, expertise and scholarship with the public, students, and all practitioners with a spirit of generosity.


  • We are passionate about supporting the practices of acupuncturists and herbalists through personal attention and outstanding customer support.

  • Excellent clinical results are a practitioner’s best spokesperson. You can rely on our experts to help you create a focused and effective treatment strategy.

  • We are dedicated to using herbs and formulas of the highest quality and purity.

  • We deliver custom formulas directly to you or your patient.

  • Because the power of Chinese herbology lies in matching formulas to each individual’s constitution, we prepare formulas made precisely to your specifications.

our commitment to custom formulations

  • Customization

    We fill custom orders for hundreds of practitioners across the U.S. and we support herbalists who use Chinese medicine to write personalized formulas, combine formulas, or make additions to classical formulas.

  • Support

    Writing custom formulas can be difficult, but is so rewarding. We love the feeling of satisfaction we get from giving patients exactly what they need to support their health. No more, no less. We offer free consultations to practitioners who wish to benefit from guidance about using traditional Chinese herbal formulas.

  • Precision

    When you place an order with China Herb Company, be assured your formula contains only the ingredients necessary. We care about authentic plant species and avoid using substitutions.

  • Convenience

    Besides purity and quality, you and your patients want convenience. China Herb Company makes it easy. Most formulas are available in liquid extracts, granule as well as raw herb decoctions, insuring compliance with your herb regime.