Frantsila is a pioneer in organic herb farming in Finland, and has been a natural health product manufacturer since 1981, when Virpi Raipala-Cormier and Jim Cormier established an herbal centre on the family farm.

Frantsila promotes being and well-being through the development of high quality organic herbal products and holistic health education, in an effort to improve the overall physical, mental, and emotional health of the general public.

Towards this end, the main aim in the processing of their products is to preserve, as much as possible, the regenerative, healing powers of Finnish plants. The combination of Finland’s northern nature, a biological method of farming, and optimal timing for the harvesting and processing of herbs, ensures the effectiveness of all their botanical products.

Finland is one of the northernmost, least polluted and least populated agricultural regions in the world. Long, sunny summer days and cool nights give herbs superior aromatic and medicinal properties, as compared to herbs that are grown in southern latitudes.

Herbs are grown at Frantsila Herb Farm and at a few other local farms under controlled conditions that are certified organic. No herbs are gathered near cities or industrial areas, or closer than 500 meters from any major road.