About River's Source Botanicals
Interested in shamanism and healing plants, owner Phillip Hambly set out to create an online botanical company offering rare seeds, sacred plants, and herbs. Since 1993 River’s Source Botanicals has been selling retail and wholesale botanicals at affordable prices to customers around the globe.
Located in the high-country of Taos, New Mexico, our warehouse includes a storage facility, herb milling area, packaging space, and mail order office where we ship our products. Seasonally, River's Source Botanicals hires between 5 and 20 employees to help wildcraft herbs.
RSB, owner, Phillip Hambly, was the person, who, in 1993, coined the common name for Trichocereus peruvianus cacti - The Peruvian Torch Cactus, but says if he hadn't done it then someone else would have because that's the name the plant was saying it wanted to be called.
In recent times someone has been trying to have the common name for Trichocereus bridgesii be The Bolivian Torch Cactus, likely as a spin-off from the common name for T. peruvianus, and it's very close medicinal concentration properties.
The name Achuma (wa-su-ma) is another name in competition, but traditional Achuma was the name of its relative Trichocereus pachanoi.
But whatever it's called that doesn't change it, as William Shakespeare, said, ``A rose is a rose and a rose by any other name is still a rose``.