Essential Oil of the Day: Lemon

EO OTD Lemon

A favorite addition to many foods and drinks, this sour little fruit found its way into our lives in the mid-1700s.  British sailors discovered they could prevent scurvy by having their crew consume lemons.  James Lind with the Royal Navy was the pioneer of this research. He gave his sailors … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Myrrh

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On this day, we remember the story of baby Jesus being brought gifts of Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh.  Gold is a substance we’re all familiar but the other two are a bit mysterious to us in modern life.  They’re both resins of great value both medicinally and wealth.  Myrrh has … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Rhubarb Root

Rhubarb Root

Rhubarb is one of the earliest season plants to harvest.  Most farmers markets usually have rhubarb first in climates that tend to be colder.  This plant is mostly known for the famous strawberry rhubarb pie or rhubarb jam.  Did you know that herbalists use rhubarb root as well?  Although it … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Peppermint

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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