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For more than three decades the HERBARIUM has been the most trusted source for herbal information and products in Western Massachusetts.

The HERBARIUM is a retail store featuring the choicest herbal and nutritional supplements available. We carry the largest selection of bulk herbs and spices in Western New England. We specialize in custom and time-tested blends, ranging from medicinal teas to Aromatherapy, courtesy of our founder, Kathy Duffy LPN, CCAP/I, MH.

We have researched and tested the majority of the products on our shelves, we have even gone to the manufacturers laboratories to inspect their facilities. Our quality standards are of prime importance and our reputation for quality and knowledge is unparalleled.

Kathleen Duffy LPN, medical herbalist, CCAP/I, owner of the HERBARIUM, spent 13 years as a critical care nurse working in her local hospital but felt there was more people could do to support their health. She began the HERBARIUM in 1978 as a way of offering people an alternative & compliment to regular medical health care. Kathy has been a nurse since 1965, a medical herbalist since 1980 and after more than two years of intensive study she became a Certified Clinical Aromatherapy Practitioner in 1999. In the year 2000, Kathy was invited to be an aromatherapy instructor for RJ Buckle Associates. Since then, she has taught this program in hospitals and other institutions up and down the East Coast. Kathy is also adjunct facility for the allied health department at Springfield Technical Community College.

In 1980, Kathy began her radio career as a featured monthly guest. By 1992 she began hosting her own call-in radio program, "Herbs For Health and Healing with Kathy Duffy."

Kathy brings the latest research and information about herbal healing, nutritional therapies and good old fashioned folk wisdom to her show. Her vast knowledge on complementary medicine and her truly caring approach has helped make her one of the most recognized herbalists in New England.

Thank you for your continued support and interest in the HERBARIUM. We will continue to offer the finest products for your health and well being.

 

The FDA has not evaluated the statements on this website.  No claims are made, by HERBARIUM, as to the medicinal value of any product. This information is for educating our customers about the traditional uses of herbs, essential oils, supplements and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.  The customer is responsible for understanding the safe application of these products.  Use of any or all of our products is not a substitute for professional, medical advice.  For all medical care, contact your healthcare professional.  

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The HERBARIUM
264 Exchange Street
Chicopee, MA 01013, USA
Phone: 413-598-8119
Fax: 413-594-8447

STORE HOURS:
Monday - Wednesday: 9:30 - 5pm
Thursday: 9:30 - 6pm
Friday: 9:30 - 5pm
Saturday: 9:30 - 4pm • Sunday: Closed

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