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About Us and Our Love for Medicinal Herbs


Since 1994 OHCO, The Oriental Herb Company has offered a full line of natural herbal remedies and medicinal herbs, providing time-honored Traditional Chinese Medicine formulas to modern American consumers with an East-meets-West approach to holistic health. Safety and quality are at the forefront of our product formulations and our medicinal herbs are always non-GMO, double tested for heavy metals, pesticides and microbes and are prepared with traditional artisan “cooking” processes used in top-quality Chinese herbal medicines. Our company is located in Lafayette, Colorado.

Jennifer Pillari, Dipl. OM

I can recall the first time someone handed me a bottle of COLD SNAP: I was managing a restaurant in Boulder, Colorado in 2001 and starting to feel the early signs of a cold. I told a co-worker, who gave me her almost-empty bottle of COLD SNAP. "Take two capsules every twenty minutes until the rest of the bottle is gone. You'll feel fine tomorrow." She was right, I did. I was highly impressed at the effectiveness and another loyal fan was born. Over the next few years, I went on to get Master's degree in Oriental Medicine at Southwest Acupuncture College in Boulder. Upon graduation, I sought a job with the company I had always thought of as "The Cold Snap Company." The stars aligned and I got the job, fell in love with the company and the other formulas. I realized the business was much more than "The Cold Snap Company." I don't think I had worked there more than a few months when the idea, or hope, of eventually owning the business cropped up. I feel honored and blessed that it worked out and I can't wait to see what the future brings for OHCO.

My favorite formula is always fluctuating, but I have a strong affinity for EYE CHING. For as long as I can remember, I have been prone to red, itchy eyes. EYE CHING works fast and it's incredibly effective. I just love it. But then there is CHI'LL OUT…I could tell you some stories about my love for CHI'LL OUT. Oh, and STOMACH CHI, it has saved me, my family and my dog many times. Truly, I love them all!
Jennifer has a Bachelor's degree in Philosophy from Boston College in Chestnut Hill, MA and a Master's degree in Oriental Medicine from Southwest Acupuncture College in Boulder, CO. 

Our Founders

Donn Hayes, Dipl. Ac., C.H. (NCCA) 

OHCO's herbal products and the proprietary technology involved were researched and developed by acupuncturist Donn Hayes. His experience and training in classical Chinese herbology provided the foundation for Cold Snap, Stomach Chi, OHCO-Motion, OHCO-Flow, Eye-Ching and Chi'll Out. His initial study of Oriental Medicine began with an apprenticeship in the Oriental communities of Seattle and Vancouver and continues thirty years later through his private practice and research. He holds a Diplomate of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs through the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncturists. Donn is a truly gifted practitioner who reached beyond the traditional and made a revolutionary contribution to health care reform. He will continue to be active in the development of several new formulas already in the works. He is eager to get his important message before the public about restoring and nourishing the chi. Donn is an experienced speaker and is available to talk to your group on Eastern philosophy, acupuncture, and herbs.

Hannah Hayes, B. S., M. Ed.

Hannah Hayes earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Hofstra University and attained a Master's Degree in Educational Administration from Antioch University. After ten years of teaching, she moved on to run her own vegetarian restaurant and to manage an extremely popular local health food store. In the mid-eighties, Hannah started working with Donn's clients to educate them about the principles of Oriental Medicine. During this time, Hannah observed that many patients began requesting that their custom formulas be made available to friends and families.After studying the safety and efficacy of the formulas in the clinical setting, Hannah created OHCO to bring these wonderful products into the retail marketplace. Her vision and management style has made OHCO into a successful and well-respected company. Hannah writes a syndicated bi-weekly opinion column and hopes to soon publish a layperson's guide to Oriental Medicine.