Mayway is a family business that has been importing and distributing traditional Chinese medicine since 1969. From our humble beginnings as a small herb shop in San Francisco Chinatown, we have grown to become a respected industry leader. We have been at the forefront of raising the quality standards of herbal products within our industry for decades, and are conscientious in our sourcing of herbs and in the processing and manufacturing of our products.
Ever mindful that this medicine can profoundly affect people’s lives, decisions here are made with the utmost care and integrity. We know that high quality, authentic Chinese herbs can greatly enhance and improve health, and we work hard to ensure that our products and services are of exceptional quality.
We believe traditional Chinese medicine should be available and accessible to everyone, and support the use and practice of traditional Chinese medicine through educational programs, community involvement and leadership in the industry. We value and view our relationships with practitioners, traditional Chinese medicine schools, retailers, manufacturers, and the FDA as partnerships that promote public awareness and the safe use of herbs.
Seminars & WebinarsEarn CEUs in person, online or at your leisure with Mayway's Seminars! We regularly host educational courses that will benefit your TCM knowledge and improve your practice. Learn more about Mayway's upcoming classes and seminars.
Visit MaywayMayway offers bi-annual open houses in the winter to honor Chinese New Year and in September to honor the Mid-Autumn Festival. Stop by for delicious treats, meet the team, and to see the inner-workings of Mayway. Watch our newsletter for announcements! We also offer field trips for local TCM schools. Contact us for more information.
Upcoming TradeshowsWe attend dozens of trade shows every year. Stop by to learn more about Mayway's products, new products coming soon, and to receive a discount coupon for purchasing on our website. We love meeting our customer's in person! See where we're headed!
1969 Mayway was established as a business to import herbs from Hong Kong and processed the "Temple of Heaven" brand of herbs in-house for wholesale distribution.
1972 Opened our first retail store in San Francisco Chinatown called "China Herbs & Native Produce Company.
1975 Mayway began importing Chinese herbal formulas from Hong Kong.
1983 The first Plum Flower® brand products are produced as liquid extracts without alcohol.
1987 Mayway becomes U.S. distributor for Lanzhou Foci Minshan® brand.
1987 Mayway Uk. Co. Ltd. is established in England.
1990 Introduction of Plum Flower® 5:1 Extracts with minimal fillers as an alternative to extracts with heavy fillers.
1992 Introduced Plum Flower® Classic teapills using premium herbs and no artificial coloring or pharmaceuticals, common among Chinese herbal formulas at that time.
1992 Introduced Plum Flower® unsulfured, chlorine-free aluminum phosphate-free herbs.
1992 Relocated to our current Oakland, CA headquarters.
1996 Inauguration of Anguo Mayway, our own state-of-the-art herb processing facility.
1996 Received our first in a string of International GMP Certifications for our Manufacturing Partners.
1996 In the interest of quality and safety, began voluntary individual heavy metals testing on our herbal products.
1997 In the interest of quality and safety, began voluntary pesticides testing.
2002 Introduced Plum Flower® 5:1 Extracts Formulas containing NO fillers: super-fine herb powder used as a base, eliminating the need for fillers.
2003 Introduced our new line of Plum Flower® Modern Masters® Series of products with clinically proven results.
2005 Mayway.com launches giving practitioners additional tools for their practice.
2007 Mayway headquarters installs a 57.7 kilowatt solar-electric system.
2007 Mayway's U.S. Oakland, CA headquarters receives Green Business certification.
2009 Completion of Hebei Mayway herb processing campus on 6.5 acres with 200,000 square foot GMP certified manufacturing facility and complete laboratories providing on-site microbial testing, gas chromatography, atomic absorption, HPLC, TLC capabilities, and can process up to 18 million pounds of herbs annually.
2013 Mayway introduces their new consumer line Bamboo Pharmacy®.