Herb of the Day: Peppermint

HOTD Peppermint

Mint is perhaps the flavor most commonly associated with the Holiday season.  The aroma of mint is everywhere this time of year.  A couple weeks ago we mentioned that typically spearmint, not peppermint is used in culinary preparations.  Herbalists tend to use peppermint more frequently than spearmint for a number … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Cinnamon

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Cinnamomum verum or Ceylon cinnamon is most likely not what you’ll find in your home spice cabinet.  Cassia cinnamon, is what is typically used as cinnamon although the Ceylon cinnamon is actually “real” cinnamon.  Ceylon is quite a bit more expensive and difficult to harvest so it has been replaced … Continue reading

Welcome Winter With These 8 Warming Herbs

Stay With this WinterWith Warming Herbs

We all know how to warm up from the outside- cozy blankets, hot fires, space heaters.  There are many ways to use herbs to help warm you from the inside as well!  Herbs are generally classified as “warming” or “cooling.”  No doubt you’ve noticed the feeling of warmth after eating curry … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Spearmint

HOTD Spearmint

Most people don’t realize their favorite mint-flavored treats are most likely flavored by spearmint and not peppermint.  Peppermint contains significant cooling properties and is a much more intense flavor, so spearmint is typically chosen for culinary preparations.  Use of spearmint has been documented back to the ancient Egyptians both medically … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Cloves

HOTD Cloves

Cloves are a favorite spice this time of year.  With a rich, warm aroma and a distinct flavor, cloves are an excellent warming addition to Holiday dishes.  Documented use of cloves goes all the way back to 207 B.C.!   Cloves contain a number of vitamins and minerals including calcium, magnesium, … Continue reading

Herb of the Day- Wild Yam

HOTD Wild Yam

A favorite among Aztecs and Myans, wild yam is best known for its use in supporting women’s hormones. High in diosgenin, a precursor to progesterone; wild yam was once used in birth control pills. Today wild yam is not widely used, however, herbalists often choose this herb to use in … Continue reading

Herb of the Day- Echinacea

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This beautiful flower has become one of the most well-known herbs.  Echinacea finds its way into homes that typically don’t use herbal remedies, and is on the shelves of mainstream stores nationwide.  Four different varieties of echinacea exist with Echinacea Purpurea being the most widely used.  In terms of herbs … Continue reading

FAQ Answered- TriLight and multivitamin/ pre-natals

Mineral Instead of MultiVitamin

One of the most commonly asked questions we get is in regards to our mineral formulas being taken in place of a multivitamin or prenatal. Can I take your mineral formula instead of a multivitamin or a pre-natal?  Ex) “I’m looking at your Original Herbal Minerals and trying to understand if … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Pipsissewa

HOTD Pippissewa

Pipsissewa was a favorite herb among Native Americans and early European settlers.  This small evergreen derives its name from a Canadian dialect (called Cree) and is translated into English as “it breaks into small pieces.”  The name is derived from the traditional herbal use for Pipsissewa for breaking apart kidney … Continue reading

Understanding the Various Forms of Herbal Preparations

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A desire for using natural and herbal remedies is on the rise across the nation.   A basic search can yield thousands of “home remedies” and ways to utilize herbs. It can easily become an information overload.   We’d like to break each herbal preparation method down for you to help … Continue reading