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Life & Work

1902 1923-1932 1929 1937-1956 1950 1952 1958-1959 1963 1969 1979 1982 1984 1996


Alfred Vogel was born and raised in Aesch near Basel, Switzerland.



Young Alfred began his life-long fascination and dedication to natural health products early in his career. In Basel, Alfred managed a health food store.



Alfred Vogel’s first monthly magazine, Das Neue Leben (A Fresh Start). In 1941, it was renamed Gesundheits-Nachrichten (Health News). Since 1943, the periodical has continues to be published once a month.



Research and development, and production of the first natural remedies using fresh plants began at Alfred's home in Teufen, Switzerland. 



On his first trip to America in the early 1950s, Alfred Vogel met Oglala Lakota Indian Chief Ben Black Elk who introduced Alfred to the healing power of the purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea).

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First appearance of the classic work, The Nature Doctor, which is well known throughout the world, and has been translated into 12 languages. Circulation to date: over two million copies.
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Vogel took many extensive journeys of discovery through North, Central and South America. This photo shows Alfred Vogel on one of his many trips to New York City. Alfred was an avid photographer, known for taking photos wherever he roamed.

Here Alfred is shown visiting one of his favorite spots in New York City, Central Park. 


The A.Vogel corporate offices located in Roggwil, Canton of Thurgau, Switzerland. Today, the A.Vogel brand is  a leading herbal remedy and health food company operating throughout the world.
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One of Alfred Vogel's goals was to help spread health and well-being throughout the world. Here Alfred is shown with a primitive tribe in Africa. In the Kalahari and Namibian desserts, Alfred Vogel researched the benefits of the plant, Devil’s claw (Harpagophytum procumbens), for the support of healthy muscles and joints. 


Journeys of discovery through Australia, New Zealand and Tasmania.


Awarded the Priessnitz Medal from the German Naturopathic Society.


Made honorary member of the Swiss Society for Empirical Medicine (SAGEM).


Alfred Vogel passed away in Feusisberg, Switzerland.

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