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Spring Wind Dispensary

Founded by Andrew Ellis over 20 years ago, Spring Wind Dispensary sources only the highest quality herbs from around the globe. We are honored to welcome Spring Wind Dispensary into our family.

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Our Story

Created by acupuncturists for acupuncturists

After years of searching for quality herbs and ordering from a multitude of suppliers we knew there was a better way to get what we needed for our patients. We were finished with prescribing patent tea pills and formulas pre-made for the masses. Health is achieved through more than that. So a mission was born to create an herbal pharmacy that uses only premium grade herbs, compounded to order in any format, for practitioners of Traditional Herbal Medicine.

"We are here to help you compose safe and powerful formulas, as unique as your patients.”

What We Do

Fat Turtle is a full service Chinese Herbal Pharmacy that serves T.C.M. practitioners throughout the U.S. and beyond. We offer custom fulfillment of herbal prescriptions in any format. Also stocked are a variety of patents, external liniments and a range of pediatric and mother focused formulas. You can create custom blends or choose from tried and true classic formulas all made to order from the most premium herbs available. We offer worldwide shipping and can send formulas to your office or directly to your patients.

How It Works

Purity For Your Patients

When we say we test for pesticides, we mean all of them. And because new ones are being developed continuously, our list is ever growing. Our raw herbs are currently tested for over 380 pesticides and we are the only pharmacy in the U.S. that has a N.D (non-detectible) pesticide limit for over 90% of our herbs. Nothing gets by us. We’ll simply trash it or send it back.

Zero tolerance for pesticides means true purity for your patients.

Our Safety Guarantee


- To meet your needs -

We pride ourselves in sourcing geo-authentic specimens with incredible potency. Our herbs come from GAP (good agricultural practices) certified farms and ethically wildcrafted sources.


- For everything under the sun -

Cell structure comparisons, T.L.C., and active ingredient matching ensure the correct species. Every herb, every time.

Testing is done by 3rd party GMP certified facilities to ensure unbiased results. Incoming herbs are tested for over 380 pesticides.


- The greatest formulas -

With built in safeguards for pregnant and nursing mothers and alerts to prevent the use of toxic herb combinations and dangerous dosages you can rest assured you patients are receiving only the safest formulas.


- For maximum potency -

Storing conditions greatly affect an herbs active ingredients. Where most Pharmacies allow for 24-36 months of herb storage we keep ours for 12 months or less. Most are off the shelf in less than 2 months.

Freedom From....
Pesticides, Aflotoxins, Aluminum Phosphate, Sulphur , Organophosphates/nitrates/chlorides, Heavy Metals, Microbacteria, Mold, Yeast, Pyrethroids.


every herb in any format, all made to order

Raw Herbs

-Lab-tested, Mother Nature approved-

Ask us for certificates of analysis or pesticide lab work for any of our Spring Wind Herbs. You won’t hear crickets or see us crawling under our shell. We’ll even share the geo-coordinates of the farm they were grown on if you want to go see for yourself. Eco-vacay anyone?

Vacuum Pouches

-No messy cleanup, just pure, portable pouches-

Decocted in pharmacy from our raw herbs. Volatile oils typically boiled off with at home cooking are retained in the airtight pressure unit while shells and minerals are fully extracted at the controlled temperature. Our BPA and BPS free single serving pouches are the gold standard for our fertility and oncology focused practitioners.


-Not your run of the mill powders-            

Pharmaceutical grade granules to dissolve in water or consume in fresh packed vegan capsules. A sophisticated extraction method yields superior product that come out remarkably like a decoction. No cornstarch or soy fillers. Stronger than “tea pills” commonly prescribed.


-Smear it on and let the healing begin-

Poultices or “Gao Yao” are a go to for skin conditions, circulatory problems, sprains, tired joints, sore tendons and bruised bones. Poultices are comprised of freshly ground raw herbs mixed into a paste and slathered onto a piece of gauze or muslin. Rest it on your skin, kick back and let the plaster tend to your ailment.

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Fat Turtle
Fat Turtle Herbal Pharmacy
1483 Havenhurst Drive
West Hollywood, C.A. 90046
T: 310.691.5226
F: 310.691.8073
Spring Wind Dispensary
Spring Wind Dispensary
2701 Sutter St
San Francisco, C.A. 94115
T: 415.921.9990
F: 415.921.9991