In a world full of hodgepodge and gobbledygook concerning every subject under the sun, it's easy to get lost in information. What you don't want, though, is to get lost in information that's pertinent to your overall health and well-being. That's where we step in as the HerbaZest team.

In common usage, an "herb" can be defined as any plant that serves a medicinal, culinary, or even industrial purpose; therefore, this includes your favorite fruits and vegetables as well. So, our goal is to provide you with accurate information about their nutritional and medicinal properties to help you make smart, healthy decisions.

Our site is not like "eat carrots because they're good for eyesight." More like "carrots' beta-carotene converts to vitamin A in the body, which is essential for the production of rhodopsin, the eye pigment responsible for sensing low-light situations." We also let you know about things like toxicity, or the whole skin-turns-yellow effect with carrot overdose. And instead of making you read through institute-funded research articles to understand what phytoconstituents REALLY do for you, we simplify it. It's that easy.

Because in the end, you shouldn't have to guess about your health; let us do all the hard work for you.

Meet the Team

We’re a pretty intelligent, fun, and extremely quirky bunch of herb enthusiasts. Get to know us!

Fiorella Magan
Fiorella M. Managing Editor An expert in herbal medicine and very enthusiastic in promoting its benefits
Arturo Gutierrez
Arturo G. Senior Designer Orchestrates use of clean beautiful images to the creating of very useful infographics
Alfredo Koechlin
Alfie K. Head of Content Expert in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) 15+ years of experience
Julie Searle
Julie S. Expert Reviewer Vegetarian Food Specialist & Writer
Agata Plachta
Agata P. Managing Editor An expert in herbal medicine and very enthusiastic in promoting its benefits
Eduardo Olaechea
Ed O. Expert Reviewer Agriculture engineer with 10+ years of experience in medicinal herbs
Diego Palacios
Diego P. Outreach & Partnerships Our herbal encyclopedia to the world
Pedro Olivera
Pedro O. Senior Software Analyst Software engineer with 10+ years of experience. Basically, everything behind is on his hands


Our pool of contributors is constantly growing, as herb enthusiasts around the world join us. They’re some of the most engaging and talented researchers, writers, and editors around.

Noelina Rissman
Noelina R. Associate Writer & Editor
Samantha Schloskey
Samantha S. Associate Writer & Editor
Rhona Scullion
Rhona S. Senior Writer & Editor
Nicholle Cardinal
Nicholle C. Associate Writer & Editor
Ximena Lama
Ximena L. Senior Writer & Editor
Helen Clement
Helen C. Associate Writer & Editor
Kathryn Duggan
Kathryn D. Associate Writer & Editor
Laura Miske
Laura M. Senior Writer & Editor
Gretchen Durning
Gretchen D. Associate Writer & Editor
Tiffany Wood
Tiffany W. Senior Writer & Editor
Brittany Coleman
Brittany C. Associate Writer & Editor