Five Flavors Herbs

Based in California since 2007, Five Flavors Herbs cultivates a unique and specialized approach to holistic healing. Founded by Benjamin Zappin, professional herbalist and acupuncturist, and Dr. Ingrid Bauer, MD, MS, Five Flavors Herbs bridges the therapeutic traditions of East and West. Focused on sustainable, local, and ethically wild-harvested botanicals, Five Flavors Herbs formulates herbal products that provide superior care for individual patients and reliable tools for practitioners and purveyors.

Conceivable ProLine

Conceivable ProLine tinctures are specifically formulated to address subclinical disease states that cause infertility, irregular BBT, weak menstrual cycles, irregular ovulation, painful periods, and other women’s health concerns.

Designed so that practitioners can mix and match modular formulas to create personalized herbal blends, ProLine makes it far easier to address unique patient needs and phases of the menstrual cycle.

To learn more about Conceivable ProLine and to shop the collection, apply for an account with Five Flavors Herbs, here!

Our Custom Formulation Herbal Pharmacy is great for practitioners who want to add an herbal apothecary component to their toolkit but are not ready to dispense from their own office. Sign up as a Practitioner and join our Pharmacy Service and we will do the work for you. Customize the Conceivable Tincture line, work with granules, raw herbs, and more! We offer dropshipping, practitioner markups, and a platform to manage your patient’s herbal regimen history. 

Five Flavors Mastering Women’s Health The only six formulas you need and how to use them
Presented by Kirsten Karchmer

Live Q&A Five Flavors Mastering Women’s Health The only six formulas you need and how to use them

Mastering Women’s Health: The Only Six Formulas You NeedWhether you’re just starting out in clinical practice, or have been seeing patients for 20 years, sometimes women’s health can feel really intimidating. It’s almost like there’s this mystique that you have to understand some ancient and arcane moon magic to be an effective clinician for the women in your practice. We get it, these cases can be really complex! We’re also here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be hard. You don’t have to understand moon revolutions or memorize a thousand different formulas to be a really, REALLY effective clinician. In fact, we think you can treat upwards of 80% of your cases with just six simple formulas. We recently recorded a webinar called Mastering Women’s Health — The Only Six Formulas You Need and How To Use Them with Kirsten Karchmer. If you’re interested in learning more about how the Conceivable system works, or if you’ve been using our system and still have questions, We think this will be a GREAT video for you to check out. Let us know what you think in the comments! In addition to supporting the comprehension of our system, we’re making some very special promotional discounts available to you during the IFS that you can find at

Kirsten Karchmer: Kirsten Karchmer is a women’s health expert, health tech pioneer, and the founder of Conceivable, a technology-enabled fertility solution. Kirsten is a board-certified reproductive acupuncturist and her clinical practice has helped more than 10,000 women over the last 20 years. 

Chasteberry, Maca, and Ashwagandha for Supporting Fertility: Scientific and TCM Perspectives
Presented by Ingrid Bauer and Benjamin Zappin

Live Q&A Five Flavors Chasteberry, Maca, and Ashwagandha for Supporting Fertility: Scientific and TCM Perspectives

Benjamin Zappin, L.AC.
Co-founder of Five Flavors Herbs

Benjamin is one of the Bay Area’s most respected and knowledgeable herbalists and a licensed acupuncturist. With over 20 years of experience, Benjamin has studied at Five Branches Institute in Santa Cruz, CA, and the Zhejiang College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Hangzhou, China. Additionally, he completed a four-year clinical apprenticeship with Michael Tierra.

To create effective herbal formulas and treat patients, Benjamin synthesizes his deep knowledge of Chinese and western herbal medicine with modern medical perspectives. This exceptional approach has been recognized industry-wide. He serves patients through Paeonia Integrative Medicine.

An esteemed educator, Benjamin regularly lectures at institutions and symposia nationwide. He has been on the faculty of Five Branches UniversityA.C.C.H.S.East/West School of Herbology, and American School of Herbalism. He has lectured at California School of Herbal StudiesUCSF, and many other institutions as a guest lecturer and has been involved in training physicians in natural medicine internationally.  

In addition to his work as an herbalist, Benjamin is on the board of directors of Integrative Medicine for the Underserved. He spends his free time cooking and studying music.

Ingrid Bauer, MD, MS
Co-founder of Five Flavors Herbs

With experience that bridges Western and Eastern medicine, Ingrid brings rigorous scientific knowledge to Five Flavor Herbs. A graduate of the UC Berkeley/UCSF Joint Medical Program and the American School of Herbalism in Santa Cruz, CA, Ingrid integrates plant-based medicine into mainstream healthcare.

Ingrid is passionate about bringing holistic care to people from all walks of life. Her master’s research focused on Latino health beliefs and traditional medicine at a bilingual clinic in Oakland, CA, and she teaches workshops about herbal medicine at conferences and schools, including UC Berkeley.

Ingrid is an avid cook, yoga practitioner, gardener, and Spanish language enthusiast.