Founded by my mother, Marcine Ko in 2004, Rocky Mountain Botanicals is the result of many family generations of natural healers and the love and compassion they had for all living things; animals, people and plants alike.
“The life we live and the kind of world we live in is our personal choice. By choosing health we empower ourselves to generate positive changes in all areas of our lives.”
– Marcine Ko, Founder.
You could say it began with my great grandmother and grandfather’s resourcefulness in the early 1900’s when there were many times they could not afford doctors and veterinarians on their farm in Drumheller, Alberta, Canada. Out of sheer necessity they often sourced healing herbs and medicinal plants from the land around them as an alternative to the ones they couldn’t afford from the local doctor and vet.
When my grandmother left the farm to pursue her education as a Nurse and Foster Mother to children and adults with physical and mental disabilities she blended both natural and contemporary medicinal practices of the times. Always thirsty for knowledge, she pursued the natural healing arts till the day she died. But not before she passed this knowledge and passion down to her daughter and granddaughter.
With a deep respect for nature’s miraculous medicinal offerings, my mother, Marcine researched and formulated tirelessly for years. Abundant joy, enthusiasm and a desire to help others followed her as herbs and plants were gathered from her gardens and during daily walks in the valleys and mountains of the Shuswap in British Columbia, Canada.
She then began selling her creations at the local Farmers Markets and Health Shows. Word spread quickly of the quality and effectiveness of her natural remedies and thus Rocky Mountain Botanicals began.
Marcine touched the lives and hearts of many and was dedicated to helping others through her natural healing remedies. A few of which we offer here today. Her aim was not only to continue the legacy of her family but truly make a difference in this world for those sick and in pain. She often said:
“Our only purpose for being here is to help others. Only then will we find true happiness”.
– Marcine Ko, Founder
Inspired by her memory, her passion for healthy living and alternative medicine, we at Rocky Mountain Botanicals strive to continue this legacy.
Co-creator, Rocky Mountain Botanicals.