Our Purpose

We make Wellness easy,
so you can be happy, healthy and wealthy.

Founded by a Licensed Acupuncturist and Board Certified Herbalist who’s only passion is to produce the highest quality herbal supplements, because health is the greatest wealth.

Everything we do is guided by our purpose.

Here is how we fulfill our purpose:

We all love what we do.

We are experts. We have the knowledge to create quality products.

We build relationships with our colleagues, our suppliers and most importantly, our customers.

We offer genuine quality herbal product by people who truly care.


Cathy Margolin“The groundwork for happiness begins with health. My passion for bringing dynamic health to all is tied to my connection with plants, specifically healing botanicals. I learned early on in life, plants can heal us. I founded Pacific Herbs to bring the highest quality medicinal botanicals to you. I give you my personal guarantee, Pacific Herbs will only provide the highest quality, tested and certified herbal products, all rooted            Traditional East Asian Medicine.”   Founder: Cathy Margolin – Licensed Acupuncturist, Diplomate East Asian Medicine

Take Our Tour – Pharmaceutical Processing in less than 3 Minutes.

See the high-tech method we use to process our raw herbs into concentrated granules.

Pacific Herbs product facts:

  • Mixing our herb packets in water provides the most bio-available format for delivering nutrients to your cells.
  • Active chemical constituents in our products are immediately available without having to wait for your body to break down a pill, capsule or tablet.
  • In addition to eliminating the waiting process, Pacific Herbs eliminates the fillers found in pills, tablets and capsules.>
  • Purity in every packet with COA’s available – Lot #  & Expiration dates on every packet.
  • High potency, herbal concentrates in granules from a cGMP / ISO pharmaceutical facility.
  • Our goal: deliver the safest most potent products available.

Who We Are

Quality Chinese herbsFounder, Cathy Margolin, has been committed to Complementary Medicine for over 30 years. She is a nationally certified and California board certified Acupuncturist and licensed herbalist. She has a masters degree in Oriental Medicine from Emperors College in Santa Monica, CA, where she graduated Cum Laude and has been given the honor of “Distinguished Alumni”. She further enhanced her clinical training by completing an internship at Tong Ren Hospital and Acupuncture and Moxibustion Outpatient Department, an affiliate of the China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Beijing, China. Cathy has a BBA and BA from Southern Methodist Univ. (SMU) in Dallas,Texas.

More on Why

Pacific Herbs Founder Cathy Chinese herbsWhile raising children and coping with family and friends health challenges Cathy became discouraged with Western medicine’s lack of holistic and preventative care. Out of frustration she turned to Alternative and Complementary Medicine, such as herbs, acupuncture and healthy foods after witnessing the healing powers in these modalities. To turn her vision of bringing health and wellness through Complementary Herbal Medicine to the general public she has researched extensively the manufacturing and raw material sourcing of herbal products. After an incredible trip to China and Taiwan for the sole purpose of researching herbal pharmaceutical manufacturers, Pacific Herbs was born. Sourcing only the highest quality raw materials which are processed in a state-of-the-art pharmaceutical factory. Pacific Herbs products are the most potent on the market because the manufacturing facility has the most advanced equipment to cook and process raw herbs. The scientists and researchers in our facility have produced several patented technologies and have acquired the most sophisticated equipment to test raw herbs for pesticides and other contaminants. Our manufacturing facility is under strict (cGMP) Current Good Manufacturing Process standards, the gold standard for pharmaceutical-grade herbal supplements. (More below)

What does Pacific Herbs stand for?

We bring “Wellness for Centuries” in convenient, high quality concentrated herbal granules. We do not need re-invent the wheel, Pacific Herbs does re-package it. Currently, over half the planet uses herbal medicine and millions of people use these same Traditional Chinese herbal formulas.

Do Your Products work for Everyone?

Best Chinese herbsIf you have any doubts about the safety and efficacy of Chinese herbal medicine you’re in the right place. Read our blog, follow the links to the studies. Look at www.Pubmed.com and search Chinese herbs. Hundreds of thousands of clinical studies prove the effectiveness of Traditional Chinese herbal medicine. We didn’t create the formulas for our products Everything about Pacific herbs is quality first, purity and potency guaranteed. Our manufacturer is known worldwide for their exceptional quality and safety record. Four year expiration dates and lot numbers to trace all the herbs in each formula are stamped on our products. Every packet has a lot number and expiration date from our pharmaceutical factory. Customer service?? The best around, call us, we will happily provide a free consultation.

Why Packets?

Pacific Herbs products are the newest “Packet” packaging on the market. You save money because our products have twice the active herbal ingredients of those sold in capsules because our concentration ratio is higher and we don’t add fillers. Our herb packets are individually sealed, always fresh and convenient to carry with you. The best part of Pacific Herbs is not just the convenience, the superior strength but the fact that they work. We guarantee it or your money back.

Our Manufacturer

Why we are completely transparent? Because TianJiang (TJ) has been a world leader since the 1980’s. TJ has utilized the most modern and state-of-the-art herbal manufacturing techniques to bring out the essence of Traditional Chinese Medicine herbs. By applying the latest developments in technology to innovative processing equipment, TJ produces world-class herbal extracts without departing from the natural, time-tested processing methods to TCM. To assure the highest standard of quality for its products, TJ’s herbs are rigorously tested in precision laboratories using precisely controlled inspections. Unwanted contaminants such as heavy metals, microorganisms and residual pesticides are not acceptable in any of TJ’s Chinese herb formulas. TianJiang prides itself on the most modern manufacturing, to guarantee safety, quality and potency in all the products they deliver.

Take a virtual tour of our factory! Watch this 3 minute video. The technology is truly shocking!

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We love the Pacific Herbs products and have been recommending them to our clients for years. Menopause Relief Herb Pack is especially popular with many of our clients and we hear great success stories from happy women.The Pacific Herbs Libido Boost is another favorite with both men and women. Anyone who's looking for the highest quality, tested, Chinese herbs should find and use Pacific Herbs.
Lara Koljonen L.Ac.
Licensed Acupuncturist San Diego CA. / Herbin Acupuncture & Wellness
I'm an active 66 year old exercising daily and working full time. I use several of Pacific Herb products. Energy Boost is a great in the afternoon. My favorite is the Libido Boost for Him. I highly recommend it.
Hedley J.
Photographer /
I'm 57 years old, and very active, both with work and at play. I'm a competitive tennis player and was finding that my low energy level was getting in the way of my lifestyle. Pacific Herbs Energy Booster Herbs help me get re-energized everyday.
George L.
Santa Monica CA.
Pacific Herbs has the highest quality Traditional Chinese herbal remedies I've ever found. My patients see results quickly and they love the taste. Thank you Pacific Herbs for making great products.
Lena Ridly

Real testimonials Spoken by Real People!

See our facebook Fan Page for the most updated testimonials. We don’t pay for testimonials or solicit them, these are just real people who want to share their experience.

Your iSleep is saving my life! Used it last night because for some reason, I couldn’t go to sleep. Worked wonders, went to bed 10-15 minutes after using it and woke up fully rested this morning. Thanks Pacific Herbs

S. Morales

I just want to say thank you for the PMS Relief Herb Pack. Before I knew about this product, I would throw up a lot, have severe cramps, no energy to stand or walk, have backaches and hot flashes. I used midol when I first started my period but it stopped working for me after a few years. So, I tried magnesium, fish oil for a few years but only about 30% of the pain would go away. Now, with this product, I would have too say that about ninety to ninety five percent of my pain is gone, and it the pain relief lasts for so long. Thank you because before I found your product, I was about to use eight hundred milligrams of NSAIDS. I’ve been trying to avoid that for so many years, and now I’m proud to say that I don’t need it.


PMS Relief Herb Pack works fast! REALLY FAST! I used to take birth control to take away my AWFUL cramps… from 1 to 10 with 10 being unable to get out of bed. I was having 10’s until I started taking the PMS Relief Herb Pack …. my cramps are now on level 2… 🙂 ♥ Thank you so much for sharing and selling this wonderful herbal solution 🙂 ♥ it is heaven angel sent 🙂

Ammie Chu

I want to thank you for suggesting the iSleep Herb Pack which really improved my sleeping patterns. I was caught in a cycle of waking 2-3 times a night and when taking this formula. I was able to stretch my length of sleep to 6-8 hours straight, a huge improvement. I really think it was great and would suggest others trying it before using over the counter or prescription drugs which leave you lethargic the next morning. I finally wake feeling better and rested.”

Jodie Robinson

Owner Anne Michelle Clothing, Beverly Hills, CA.

I want to thank you for suggesting your iSleep which really improved my sleeping patterns. I was caught in a cycle of waking 2-3 times a night and when taking this formula. I was able to stretch my length of sleep to 6-8 hours straight, a huge improvement. I really think it was great and would suggest others trying it before using over the counter or prescription drugs which leave you lethargic the next morning. I woke feeling better and rested. ”
Jodie Robinson, Owner Anne Michelle Clothing, Agoura Hills and Beverly Hills, CA.

“I’m very pleased with the efficacy of the granular formulas from Pacific Herbs. Ease of use has increased patient compliance. The formulas are very potent and produce speedy results.”

Wendi Slade – L.Ac. Hemet CA

“I’m 57 years old, and very active, both with work and at play. I’m a competitive tennis player and was finding that my low energy level was getting in the way of my lifestyle. Pacific Herbs has helped me get re-balanced and re-energized.”

Beth L. San Francisco CA

“Usually I’m a real skeptic about herbal products, but I have to admit every time my kids have been sick I do a consultation with Cathy at Pacific Herbs and with the herbs she provides the kids are better almost immediately. I’m sold. Pacific Herbs products really work.”

Jason Newman – Beverly Hills High School Teacher, CA

“I purchased Pacific Herbs Relax Herb Pack for stress and anxiety, I’ve been using them for a month now and I can tell that my anxiety is much improved. I always have production deadlines and I’m not feeling as stressed as I usually do. Thanks so much.”

Cherie Steinberg, Los Angeles CA Photographer

” I’m an active 61 year old exercising daily and working full time and Energy Boost Herb Pack gives me more energy to keep going all day. I highly recommend these packets of herbs to anyone who simply wants to increase their stamina. I’ve used other brands of herbs but I found these much more effective even after only a few days”

Hedley Jones, Los Angeles CA Photographer

“For the first time in a long time I’m sleeping thru the night. No tossing and turning, no playing videos in my head. I take 1 packet of your iSleep and I’ve stopped taking all of the sleep products. I’m saving money and feeling better. Thank you.”

Mike J. Stock Brocker Encino, CA

“Just a quick note to let you know how wonderful your products are working for my patients. I have been using Pacific Herbs for 2 years and have not been disappointed. As well, Cathy provides invaluable support whenever I have called to ask specific questions. The last few calls have been wonderfully addressed. It is a pleasure for me to recommend Pacific Herbs to my professional friends by LMR.”

Lena Ridley L.Ac. – LMR Acupuncture & BioFeedback Costa Mesa CA

“I don’t know what was in that flu formula but I’m telling you it WORKS!! I was under a lot of stress, not getting enough sleep, and just worn out. I could sense that my body’s immune system was at jeopardy and that if I didn’t do something, I was bound to catch this flu that was going around. As luck would have it, Cathy quickly got a custom made Chinese herb formula to me fast. I was better the next day. Woalah…the next day that lingering under the weather sensation was gone and no flu. I’ve tried lots of these immune boosters (Airborne, Emergency, Zicam, Zand Formula Echinacea & Goldenseal, etc.) and this one definitely gave me the instant rapid results. I highly recommend you give it a go the next time you feel like you’re about to become sick and see for yourself.”

Heather H. Bank of America Account Mngr. Los Angeles

Rasha talks about PMS Relief Herb Pack

Samantha at the Natural Products Expo 2010 – she tried PMS Relief & was pleasantly surprised.

Cherie talks about iSleep Herb Pack

Debbie talks about iSleep Herb Pack

Heather talks about Pacific Herbs and iSleep our natural sleep aid.

Ashley & Courtney talk about PMS Relief Herb Pack

Menopause Relief Herb Pack taste test at Pacific Symposium 2010

Jennifer talks about PMS Relief Herb Pack

iSleep Herb Pack Testimonials

Frequently Asked Questions

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Herbs have been relied upon for the healing of ailments for thousands of years. The focus of Chinese herbal medicine is to support the body’s self healing ability. Herbs nourish us physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Herbs are super foods, so by eating them we enrich ourselves with a vast array of nutrients

How Safe are Pacific Herbs?

East Asian herbs have been used for thousands of years. Asian cultures use herbs in a variety of everyday food products, from teas, soups, congees (healthy oatmeal) to meat dishes which contain herbs to help digest the meat. Today’s medicinal herbs have been researched and studied extensively. So much research has been done in fact that we now can distinguish exactly which active ingredients such as flavonoids, glycosides, tannins, polysaccharides and alkaloids (to name just a few) exist in each plant species. Many of these are the same active ingredients in our prescription drugs. Alkaloids for example have been manufactured as various pain killer drugs such as morphine. Tannins, are the chemicals known as the healthy antioxidants found in red wines that show beneficial effects on vascular health. Check out our articles and blog for information on studies and recent published articles on Chinese herbs.

Why packets rather than capsules?

Research has shown herb granules (without fillers) dissolved in warm water have a faster effect and complete absorption rate in the body.

How do I take packets of herbs?

1 packet of iSleep before bed is all you need. For PMS Relief Herb Pack take 1 packet the day before your menstrual cycle starts or as soon as you notice symptoms. The recommended dose of PMS Relief is 1 packet per day for only during your menstrual cycle. You can also take 1 packet the day of ovulation if your feeling moody or irritable. The herb granules dissolve completely in warm  or hot water and are easy to drink as a tea or you can simply pour the packet of granules onto your tongue and swallow as if taking a pill. This is easier than you think.

Why haven’t I ever seen you on TV or heard you on the radio or seen a big splashy magazine campaigns?

TV, Radio and print magazines cost a lot of money. We are putting all our money into quality, pure, tested herbal products. Just because you haven’t heard of us till now, doesn’t mean our Chinese herb products aren’t the highest quality products on the market. We hope soon we will have enough money for big splashy advertising campaigns. In the meantime it’s important to know that our herbs are tested for more than 200 possible contaminants and packaged to stay potent till you use them. Our herbs are not degrading sitting on the shelf like all those other products in bottles filled with capsules. The oxidation factor (oxygen in the bottles) slowly degrades the natural potency of other herbal brands. If everyone had the technology to put their products into individually sealed packets they might do it… except that it does cost a bit more and many companies only care about the bottom line not the quality of their herbal products.

Is the manufacturing process an important consideration when choosing the brand of herbs? DEFINITELY!

To ensure safety, it’s important to buy herbs from reputable manufacturer’s that adheres to current good manufacturing practices (GMPc) for food products. GMPc companies provide full disclosure on the label and offer considerable support literature, describing the manufacturing process and adherence to various guidelines for keeping herbs safe and effective. It is always advisable to ensure that you are aware of a company’s manufacturing process for any natural herb supplements. Look to see your manufacturer performs routine tests for herb specie identification with thin layer chromatography, heavy metal testing, pesticide testing using a standard of PPB (parts per billion rather than PPM – parts per million). Pacific Herbs is completely transparent regarding the source and manufacturer of our products because our manufacturer has the highest standards worldwide. We are using the  same herbs approved by the Australian government and Japanese governmental agencies which have the strictest standards in the world for herbal processing and Certificate of Analysis tracking and systems.

How long before I see results?

Just as people and their various states of dis- ease, (an abnormal condition of the body causing discomfort or dysfunction) results can vary, according to the relative imbalance in an individual. There are many variables to this answer, your age, your overall health and your severity of symptoms. Beyond these factors, generally speaking iSleep will improve the quality and quantity of your sleep on the first dose. Depending on your sleeping habits, if you fall asleep without difficulty, but wake up often at the same time each night. We always suggest mixing the entire packet in a 1/2 cup of warm water and drinking half before bed and then leaving it by your bed and drink the remaining amount when you wake up. You won’t have any morning grogginess but it will help you get right back to sleep. Our PMS Relief Herb Pack give nearly immediate relief from all menstrual symptoms. For more information on PMS Relief click here.. You may call us and speak to a Licensed Acupuncturist/herbalist if you have more questions or we are happy to suggest an Acupuncturist in your neighborhood.

I’m taking prescription medication. Can I also take these herbs?

It is very common to combine both western medications with herbal remedies. However, it is always recommended to talk to a Licensed Acupuncturist who has studied Chinese Herbal medicine to insure your particular medications will not interact with any of our herbal formulas. You may call us to discuss your situation at any time. We usually make appointments for such discussions with a Licensed Acupuncturist. If you are under a doctor’s care we do recommend you continue to follow your medication schedule as your Doctor prescribed. Pacific Herbs products will help support your overall well being and your body’s desire for balance or homeostasis.

Do I need herbal supplements forever?

iSleep helps you get a good nights sleep while simultaneously helping you change your sleeping habits. Once your body gets accustom to these new habits you may not need it any longer. Both our formulas have been used for thousands of years, successfully. PMS Relief will help balance out your hormones naturally. After most young girls use it for a few months they often find they need only one packet on the first day of their cycles. Each product is unique just as each person is unique. Please email or call us for individual questions regarding our products.

Can herbs and herbal medicines help psychological conditions?

Many herbs have natural tranquilizing effects and are amply suited to depression, anxiety and hyperactivity. Many people do take our iSleep Herb Pack during the day time because it  provides a mild calming effect. If you experience anxiety during the day time, Relax Herb Pack can help reduce anxiety and level out stressful feelings.

Why are granules in packets the best packaging?

There are several different choices today in ways to consume herbal medicine. Capsules have been the preferred method simply because technology was available to fill the capsules at a low cost. However, herbs are generally sticky. Capsule making machines tend to get clogged up unless filler, usually starch, is added to the herb product. Often 20% filler is commonly added so the machines don’t clog. That means you’re paying 100% but getting only 80% active herbal ingredients. Capsules are easy to take, however, at most they hold only 1/2 a gram of product per capsule. This is a very small dose of herbs.. You need to take 6-8 capsules 3 times a day to receive a standard dosage of 3-4 grams. That’s 24 capsules a day. Another downside to the capsules, neither the containers nor the capsules themselves are air tight. When you consume a natural product, it begins to breakdown when exposed to air. Just as bananas sitting out for too long turn brown. PAC Herbs granules are sealed in air tight packets immediately after cooking and drying. This means active ingredients are as fresh as the day they were cooked. A fresher product is always better. Tablets are another form of processed herbs. They also have disadvantages similar to capsules, but because they require binders and stabilizing agents. Pacific Herbs granules are 100% pure herbal medicinal.

How do our products compare?

As an informed consumer, it is important that you look for products that have been researched clinically and standardized to guarantee bio-equivalence. Bio-equivalence refers to ensuring that the product on the market is equivalent to the one on which clinical trials were successfully conducted. Pacific Herbs uses chromatography fingerprinting, one of the most sophisticated standardization techniques, to ensure consistent quality and performance. Most companies that manufacture herbal medicines are neither equipped nor care to perform such expensive fingerprinting test. Pacific Herbs products are tested for pesticides and heavy metals. Many herbal companies will not disclose where their raw material originates, or whether they are tested for contaminants. Pacific Herbs gives you all the information up front to be an informed consumer. Our manufacturer, TiangJian is the global leader in scientifically validated herbal medicine since 1950’s and their products are marketed in more than 45 countries including Germany and Australia which have much stricter government regulations over herbal supplements than the United States. They have received many awards and government recognition over the years for their pharmaceutical processing facility technology and laboratories.

Do we recycling and try to reduce our footprint?

We often ship orders in boxes from our vendors and we use biodegradable packing popcorn made out of cornstarch whenever possible. We will always email your receipt and use the least amount of packaging possible for all our products. Thank you for your help in recycling too.