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TOP SELLING HERBAL PRODUCTS IN THE U.S.

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Top-Selling Herbal Dietary Supplements in the Food, Drug, and Mass Market Retail Channels.* Courtesy of Information Resources, Inc., Chicago, IL. All data based on sales for a one year period. Excludes Wal-Mart stores, or sales from other market channels: health and natural food stores, mail order, MLM companies, health professionals, warehouse buying clubs, and convenience stores.

The biggest growth based on these figures is in combination herb products for which the 29.1% increase resulted in over $52 Billion in annual sales.


Herb/Rank



1. Garlic
2. Echinacea
3. Saw Palmetto
4. Ginkgo
5. Soy
6. Cranberry
7. Ginseng†
8. Black Cohosh
9. St. John's wort
10. Milk thistle
11. Evening primrose
12. Valerian
13. Green tea
14. Bilberry
15. Grape seed
16. Horny goat weed
17. Yohimbe
18. Horse Chestnut
19. Eleuthero
20. Ginger

Multi-Herbs ‡
All other herbs
Total Herb Supplements


Amount of Sales



$27,013,420
$23,782,640
$20,334,030
$19,334,010
$17,419,530
$13,445,670
$12,165,220
$11,984,960
$9,087,829 $7,775,529 $6,088,103
$3,449,297 $2,794,783
$2,341,301
$2,330,281
$2,203,555
$1,835,313
$1,564,550
$992,286
$814,789

$52,049,290 $11,841,120
$257,514,900


% Change



-11.2
-14.9
-10.5
-12.9
-26.6
6.8
-10.2
-22.3
-12.5
0.8
-3.6
-9.2
22.1
-17.6
-11.9
-12.2
-21.9
-35.8
-64.4
-13.8

29.1
-7.5
-7.4


† May include Asian ginseng (Panax ginseng) and American ginseng (P. quinquefolius)
‡ Multi-herbs refers to combination formulations containing more than one herb.



Compare with earlier period reports:

According to Karch, the following were the 30 top selling medicinal plant species in the United States, in order of importance related to annual sales:

Echinacea
St. John’s Wort
Ginkgo biloba
Garlic
Saw Palmetto
Ginseng (Korean)
Goldenseal
Aloe
Eleuthero (“Siberian Ginseng”)
Valerian
Cranberry
Milk Thistle
Cat’s Claw (Uña de Gato, Uncaria tomentosa )
Grape seed extract
Bilberry
Cascara Sagrada
Cayenne pepper (Chile)
Dong Quai (“Chinese Angelica”)
Psyllium seed
Ma Huang (Chinese Ephedra)
Feverfew
Kava kava
Green tea
Ginger Pine bark extract (pycnogenol)
Atragalus (“Chinese Tragacanth”)
Primrose
Yohimbine
Chamomile (“Roman” and “German”)
Pau D’ Arco


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