Our Family

We are an organic structure

Like organs make up a body and creatures make up an ecosystem, everyone at Viriditas has a place and a purpose.

Our Clinic Team

We are herbalists & naturopaths with different backgrounds but with a shared vision. Our clinic team is also on our production team.

John Redden RH Medical Herbalist

Clinic Owner, Registered Herbalist

John Redden is a Western Medical Herbalist with an eclectic background.

He has over thirty years experience growing and wild crafting herbs, manufacturing remedies and clinical practice. As a member and former vice-president of the Ontario Herbalists Association, he co-founded “A Celebration of Herbs”, Toronto’s largest herbal event.

For six years, John served as the editor of the Canadian Journal of Herbalism, the national herbal medical journal for professional herbalists and interested lay enthusiasts.

He is a hands-on teacher of numerous aspects of holistic herbal medicine and teaches popular and advanced classes in his workshop / laboratory and at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine.

John is a member of the professional advisory board for the Ontario Ginseng Growers Association and a founding author of the Canadian General Standards Board on Organic Agriculture co-authoring Canada’s laws on organic farming and manufacturing.

John’s studies in the U.S., Britain, and Canada have culminated in the founding of Viriditas Herbal Products, whose clients include professional herbalists, naturopaths, and medical doctors. Clinical consultations for patients are available at his office in Toronto.

John also enjoys collaborating with NDs to produce patient specific remedies extemporaneously. Post-graduate herbal studies in Scotland and Spain along with naturopathic continuing education with oncology expert, Dr. Neil McKinney ND have helped John become effective in treating patients with complex medical conditions including cancer.

In the late 1970’s John spent about a year at Findhorn in Forres, Morayshire, Scotland. It was here that he began an ongoing dialogue with the life-beings and light-beings of creation. The Vis was no longer a theoretical “Gaia hypothesis” but became a reality. The business name “Viriditas” comes from a Medieval Latin compound word that loosely translates as “The Power of Green.” Hildegard von Bingen coined the term to describe the life-force (Vis), which not only heals like green herbs but also directs, balances and harmonizes all living things. Viriditas is a cosmic force. Viriditas Herbal Products manufactures herbal tinctures and salves that respectfully transmit the healing power of green from the plants of the Earth to the user.

John has personal interests in the history of science especially medicine, gardening, Gregorian chant and wild crafting in nature. He has been studying and practicing meditation for over forty years and has been a vegetarian for over thirty-five years.

To book an appointment with John Redden RH, click here.

To contact John, email: john@viriditasherbalproducts.com

Fees:
  • Adults $120 per hour
  • Children*, students**, seniors $100/hr
  • Telephone consultations $40/each 15 minutes
  • Home visits (60 minutes) $150/hr. + $2/minute travel time
Notes:
  • *Children: less than 16 years of age
    ** Students: in school full-time with valid photo id card
  • Fees are payable by VISA, MASTERCARD, debit, cash or cheque at the end of each visit.
  • Any prescribed herbal tinctures, supplements are not included in the above fees.
  • Please note that these fees are not covered by OHIP.

Tiffany Wyse ND RH

Naturopathic Doctor, Medical Herbalist & Doula

Tiffany Wyse is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor, Medical Herbalist and a birth Doula.

Every person has the innate capacity to heal. There is an inherent self-organizing and healing process present in all living systems that establishes, maintains and restores health. This is the Vis Medicatrix Naturae, VIRIDITAS or “The Healing Power of Nature.”

Tiffany’s role is to facilitate and augment our inherent self-healing processes by identifying & removing obstacles to health and by supporting the creation of a healthy internal & external environment.

By working closely together with her patients Tiffany tailors comprehensive, personalized treatment plans to assist in restoring the body to a natural state of health where it can respond with vitality & resilience.

Tiffany came to Naturopathic Medicine from a teaching background. She was first introduced to the concept of holism when working within a First Nations education model. Then, during a four-year sojourn teaching in Europe & Asia, she was made aware of the incredible healing power of nature, the importance of nutrition and discovered Eastern healing techniques and meditation.

This awareness led her to study medical sciences upon her return to Canada, and to enrol in the Naturopathic program at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM).

In addition to studies at CCNM, her ongoing training & interests include herbal medicine, nutrition, women’s health, fertility, pregnancy & birth, homeopathy, acupuncture & auricular medicine. Tiffany often attend births as a Naturopathic Doula may be your junction doula.

Tiffany is a member of several professional organizations:

  • The College of Naturopathic Doctors of Ontario
  • The CAND (Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors)
  • The OHA (Ontario Herbalists Association)

When not at work, Tiffany enjoys conscious cooking, Taize singing with Gaia Voice group, practicing Qigong and going on nature walks with her daughter.

To book an appointment with Tiffany click here.

To contact Tiffany, email: tiffanywyse@gmail.com

Fees
  • Initial consultation (90-120 minutes) – $120/ hr
  • Initial consultation (45-60 minutes) – children*, students**, seniors. $120/ hr
  • Subsequent consultations (60- 90 mins). $90/hr
  • Subsequent consultations – children*, students**, seniors (30-60 mins) $90/hr

Doula services                                                  

$1400.00 includes:

  • Two prenatal visits
  • Attendance at birth
  • One post-natal visit & phone calls pertaining to any birth related questions.

Additional services

  • Telephone consultations. $ 40.00/each 15 mins.
Notes:
  • *Children: less than 16 years of age
  • ** Students: in school full-time with valid photo id card
  • Fees are payable by VISA, MASTERCARD, debit, cash or cheque at the end of each visit.
  • Any prescribed herbal tinctures, supplements or homeopathic remedies are not included in the above fees.
  • Please note that these fees are not covered by OHIP.
  • Most extended health care plans cover all or part of Naturopathic visits.
  • Please contact your employer or insurance agent to inquire about naturopathic coverage.

Our Production Team

We know our herbs from the ground to the shop. We know the growers, the pickers, the warehousers and the shippers. These people are a part of our extended family. Once the plants are in the shop, our team identifies the plants and prepares the medicines, bottles and ships them to you.

Susan Eveson

Viriditas Shop Manager

Susan schedules productions, oversees inventory, bookkeeping & invoicing. She sits at the heart & the hub of the shop. If you really want to know what’s going on around here, you ask Susan.

Susan can be reached at: susan@viriditasherbalproducts.com

Taylor Eveson

Herbal Student & Apprentice

As a student Taylor is gaining his accreditation for licensure and as an apprentice he is getting a practical, hands on laboratory education that combined, will make him a well-rounded professional herbalist.

Taylor can be reached at: taylor@viriditasherbalproducts.com

Mark Bundy

Shipper & Handyman

Mark gets the products out the door to you and helps maintain the physical shop and all of our equipment in working order.

John Redden RH Medical Herbalist

Clinic Owner, Registered Herbalist

John Redden is a Western Medical Herbalist with an eclectic background.

He has over thirty years experience growing and wild crafting herbs, manufacturing remedies and clinical practice. As a member and presently vice-president of the Ontario Herbalists Association, he co-founded “A Celebration of Herbs”, Toronto’s largest herbal event.

For six years, John served as the editor of the Canadian Journal of Herbalism, the national herbal medical journal for professional herbalists and interested lay enthusiasts. The CJH will be returning as an online   e-journal with an annual print on demand publication.

He is a hands-on teacher of numerous aspects of holistic herbal medicine and teaches popular and advanced classes in his workshop / laboratory and at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine.

John is a member of the professional advisory board for the Ontario Ginseng Growers Association and a founding author of the Canadian General Standards Board on Organic Agriculture co-authoring Canada’s laws on organic farming and manufacturing.

John’s studies in the U.S., Britain, and Canada have culminated in the founding of Viriditas Herbal Products, whose clients include professional herbalists, naturopaths, and medical doctors. Clinical consultations for patients are available at his office in Toronto.

John also enjoys collaborating with NDs to produce patient specific remedies extemporaneously. Post-graduate herbal studies in Scotland and Spain along with naturopathic continuing education with oncology expert, Dr. Neil McKinney ND have helped John become effective in treating patients with complex medical conditions including cancer.

In the late 1970’s John spent about a year at Findhorn in Forres, Morayshire, Scotland. It was here that he began an ongoing dialogue with the life-beings and light-beings of creation. The Vis was no longer a theoretical “Gaia hypothesis” but became a reality. The business name “Viriditas” comes from a Medieval Latin compound word that loosely translates as “The Power of Green.” Hildegard von Bingen coined the term to describe the life-force (Vis), which not only heals like green herbs but also directs, balances and harmonizes all living things. Viriditas is a cosmic force. Viriditas Herbal Products manufactures herbal tinctures and salves that respectfully transmit the healing power of green from the plants of the Earth to the user.

John has personal interests in the history of science especially medicine, gardening, Gregorian chant and wild crafting in nature. He has been studying and practicing meditation for over forty years and has been a vegetarian for over thirty-five years.

Recently (2015) John was recognized as a Herbal Elder of Canada by the Canadian Council of Herbalist Associations ” for his outstanding contributions to the field of herbal medicine.”

 

Tiffany Wyse ND RH

Naturopathic Doctor, Medical Herbalist & Doula

Tiffany Wyse is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor, Medical Herbalist and a birth Doula.

Every person has the innate capacity to heal. There is an inherent self-organizing and healing process present in all living systems that establishes, maintains and restores health. This is the Vis Medicatrix Naturae, VIRIDITAS or “The Healing Power of Nature.”

Tiffany’s role is to facilitate and augment our inherent self-healing processes by identifying & removing obstacles to health and by supporting the creation of a healthy internal & external environment.

By working closely together with her patients Tiffany tailors comprehensive, personalized treatment plans to assist in restoring the body to a natural state of health where it can respond with vitality & resilience.

Tiffany came to Naturopathic Medicine from a teaching background. She was first introduced to the concept of holism when working within a First Nations education model. Then, during a four-year sojourn teaching in Europe & Asia, she was made aware of the incredible healing power of nature, the importance of nutrition and discovered Eastern healing techniques and meditation.

This awareness led her to study medical sciences upon her return to Canada, and to enrol in the Naturopathic program at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM).

In addition to studies at CCNM, her ongoing training & interests include herbal medicine, nutrition, women’s health from fertility through pregnancy and birth, homeopathy, acupuncture & auricular medicine.

Tiffany is a member of several professional organizations:

  • The College on Naturopathic Doctors of Ontario
  • The CAND (Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors)
  • The OHA (Ontario Herbalists Association)

When not at work, Tiffany enjoys conscious cooking, Taize singing with Gaia Voice group, practicing Qigong and going on nature walks with her daughter.