Advancing the Science of Natural Health

The greatest limitation of integrative medicine is its shortage of scientific evidence regarding safety and efficacy. Franklin Health's nonprofit foundation is here to change that.

Why we exist:

Natural health fields of aromatherapy, herbalism, and health promotion rely heavily on traditional wisdom. But to bring these fields into the future, this wisdom needs to be met with solid scientific evidence.

We are here to face this challenge head-on by conducting clinical research into these natural health fields. Our research accomplishes that critical step of taking herbal and essential oil science out of the lab and into a clinical setting.

The knowledge generated through our research projects improves healthcare, increases recognition, and advances these fields scientifically.

* Franklin Health Research Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization supported in full through generous contributions from individuals just like you. Thank you!

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What we study:

Essential Oils

Clinical trials, epidemiological studies, and meta-analyses move aromatherapy out of the lab and into clinical practice.

Herbal Science

Research helps bring this ancient practice into modern medicine through clinical trials and health claim validation.


Which supplements are worth the money? We separate efficacy myths from reality with rigorous clinical research.


Discover the impact diet, lifestyle, and health behavior change can produce through lifestyle and nutrition research.

Support Natural Health Research!

Supporting and Professional Members enjoy exclusive benefits and access to clinical research in natural health. 

Clinical Trials Review: Downloadable weekly episodes

LIVE Monthly Webinars

Resource Library: 24/7 streaming of educational content

Research Updates, including pre-publication findings

and much more!