About Us


Welcome to Raven Crest Botanicals

Raven Crest Botanicals is an herbal apothecary, a beautiful small-scale medicinal herb farm and retreat center, tucked away in the forested hills of upstate NY, founded by plant loving community herbalist Susanna Raeven.

Our herbal medicine and artisanal skincare are made with fresh plants from our farm and created with great care and love for Mother Earth and all her creations.
Raven Crest Botanicals

Our Mission

Our mission is to create herbal medicine with the deepest intention to help heal body, mind and spirit of our community.

To grow medicinal herbs with regenerative, sustainable and organic growing practices, honoring the Earth in every step along the way.

To practice the honorable harvest and wild-craft healing plants with gratitude, wisdom and respect.

To be care takers of the land and to protect the waters, plants and animals who flourish here.

To inspire and hold space for the journey to healing and deep connection with the Earth and ourselves during our retreat offerings.



Meet Susanna

Susanna Raeven is a community herbalist, healing facilitator, educator, founder and owner of Raven Crest Botanicals. She first glimpsed into the transformational realm of medicinal plants during a journey to the Amazon and has not looked back since. Susanna holds in her heart a deep connection to the plant world and the Earth in all her beautiful expressions. While practicing herbalism, Susanna applies the energetic concepts of Traditional Chinese Medicine in her practice and calls on the wisdom of healing master plants from the Amazon. She offers herbal consultations, is a guest teacher at Arbor Vitae School of Traditional Herbalism and hosts retreats.


Susanna Raeven

How We Grow

Raven Crest offerings are a reflection of our respect for Earth's natural cycles and processes in every step along the way. 

Guided by biodynamic principles and the lunar cycle, we align our seeding, planting and transplanting calendar attuned to nature’s rhythm. 

We nurture our soil by adding mushroom compost and using no-till growing methods, and water the plants with solar and gravity fed irrigation.  Our earth sheltered greenhouse houses our seedlings to thrive in the spring and dries our harvests for our herbal tea blends in the summer.

While wild-crafting medicinal herbs we practice the honorable harvest and offer gratitude and blessings in return for the gifts we receive. All of our flowers and herbs are hand harvested and either tinctured fresh or solar dried with great love and care to offer you high vibrational, healing plant medicine. 

We honor the sacred process from beginning to completion - mindfully shipping using only biodegradable, reused and recycled packaging. 

From our hearts to yours, our regenerative and sustainable growing methods share the gift of deep connection - nourished and whole - with mother Earth and our truest selves.

Raven Crest Botanicals organic herb farm

How We Create

Our herbal creations are prepared with beautiful, vibrant, freshly hand-harvested herbs from our farm and responsibly wild-crafted plants. 

Our full spectrum remedies are made from the goodness of the entire plant, and never made using isolates.

We infuse our herbs in high quality organic oils and butters to create healing balms, moisturizers and body oils

We honor ancient herbal traditions and plant wisdom passed down through generations of wise women.

All essential oils are steam distilled by companies known for their high quality standards and support of ecologically sustainable agriculture.

Our herbal extracts are tinctured in organic cane alcohol to create a truly organic remedy and support other organic farmers.

We use organic flaxseed glycerin for our herbal glycerites. We reject the use of any products that are derived of palm oil. 

All our products are gluten-free and non-GMO.

We make remedies in small batches with love, so freshness is guaranteed.



Our mailing address is 842 Canaday Hill Road, Berne, NY 12023