Banyan Botanicals was founded by Scott Cote and Kevin Casey in 1996 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Scott’s passion for Ayurveda started in 1986 as a student under Dr. Vasant Lad at the Ayurvedic Institute. This passion for Ayurveda led him to start and run the Institute’s herbal pharmacy where he worked side by side with Dr. Lad for 10 years mixing formulas and soaking up knowledge. Then, in 1993, Kevin began his studies with Dr. Lad and joined Scott in the herbal pharmacy the next year. Ayurveda gained in popularity in the US, but there was an issue with limited supplement options and the two young men knew that they needed to address it.
The Banyan Trading Company was originally started in one of the bedrooms in Kevin’s home. Their mission was and is to provide the best and highest quality Ayurvedic herbs and products to Ayurvedic practitioners. Many years have passed, and Banyan has been upholding the vision of products that consist entirely of certified organic herbs and products. Today, Banyan Botanicals continues to grow in service to the Ayurvedic Community. They keep their focus on high-quality products, outstanding educational information, and excellent customer service.