Modern Herb Shop
"Traditional solutions for the modern body."

modern herb shop The Modern Herb Shop (at that time called was created in 2004 by Melanie Fine and Dara Masi to serve the students of Suigetsu Dojo, a traditional Japanese martial arts school. We quickly realized that the herbal products we offered were useful and desired by more folks than just our students and expanded our website. In 2011, we decided to separate the martial arts component (gear, weapons, etc) from the herbal products and give the website a name that was easier to remember and so the Modern Herb Shop name and website were born.

Our original name,, was chosen because the Japanese kanji for Suigetsu (Sui=Water, Getsu=Moon) represent clarity of mind, integrity of spirit, and devotion to purpose. As with our martial arts practice, we apply these same principles to our business. Our goal is to provide quality products at reasonable prices. We pride ourselves on quality and authenticity and never sell anything we would not use ourselves. Although our name has changed, our principles remain the same! Customer Service For any questions or comments, you can send email to or click here to fill out our Contact Us form.

For telephone orders or to speak directly to customer service, call 530.503.7147. Our answering machine is checked regularly. Please leave a message and we will return your call.

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Thank you for choosing the Modern Herb Shop! We know you have choices and we appreciate your business.

Melanie Fine & Dara Masi