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Our Story

Goldthread is dedicated to leading the grassroots movement in revitalizing traditional, herbal medicine and transforming modern healthcare. Our mission is to educate people about the healing power of plants, and how to care for themselves by utilizing plants as the foundation for an effective and sustainable approach to optimum health. According to the tenets of traditional medicine, health begins with the individual and radiates outward, ultimately benefitting all living things.

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We began as Goldthread Apothecary & Herb Farm, founded by William Siff, a clinical herbalist, licensed acupuncturist and life-long ethnobotanical adventurer who has practiced natural medicine for nearly 20 years. At the farm, situated in the beautiful Connecticut River valley of Western Massachusetts, we grew more than 100 species of medicinal herbs and spices and distilled dozens of essential oils over a traditional wood-fired still. We used these herbs to stock an apothecary in our local town. For more than a decade, this apothecary provided custom formulations refined through years of clinical application. Bill’s signature preparations included tinctures, teas, essential oils, tonics, and elixirs to support optimum health. Eventually, these botanical remedies found their way into thousands of peoples’ kitchen cupboards, empowering them to care for themselves with potent plant allies.

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We believe our new offering will inspire
you to join the herbal revolution.
Global Tradition
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Global Traditions

The vast majority of people on earth use plants as a primary form of healthcare. The knowledge of how to use plants for healing remains intact as a viable, affordable, and safe system of healing. As we experience greater challenges to our health, in an increasingly complex and stressed-out world, interest in grassroots healthcare is surging. The strength of plant-based systems of healing is in their simplicity, sustainability, and capacity to help us take care of both our bodies and the environments that we inhabit.

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Plant-based Medicine

Plant-based Medicine

Plant-based medicine begins with a simple, yet crucial, understanding that both plants and people share a natural vitality that is intelligent, responsive, and self-regulating. Medicinal plants activate this vital force essential to prevent disease processes from taking root. Utilizing medicinal plants proactively balances the body, liberates its recuperative powers, and enhances the core functions that maintain life, such as digestion, elimination, detoxification, rest, relaxation, nourishment, and immunity.


Plant-based Medicine