Wildcrafting/Wild harvesting of plants is often considered superior because the plants are growing in their natural habitat and are exposed to all of the forces of nature before they are harvested.
However, improper harvesting in wild habitats have endangered entire ecosystems to satisfy the needs of a few. Our Earth now suffers such stress that wise herbalists out of respect choose organically farmed plants.
Ethical wildcrafting for personal use requires personal knowledge of the habitat and the growth habits of the plants therein. There are some plants that cannot be farmed and can ONLY be purchased from ethical wildcrafters, such as: UPS (United Plant Savers) Registered Pickers.