April Item of the Month- Sinus Minus

April Item of the Month Sinus Minus

Our item of the month for April pairs with our March item.  In fact, they’re both featured together in our Allergy Support Wellness Kit. Sinus Minus is popular during cold & flu season in the winter, as well as during allergy season in the Spring.  It’s also commonly used to … Continue reading

How YOU Use Scout Out (20+ of your tried & true favorite uses)

How YOU use it... Scout Out

So often families want to begin using herbal remedies but they’re not quite sure how or when to utilize them.  In our “Herb of the Day” blog posts, we highlight traditional uses for various herbs (and essential oils).  These are applications which herbalists, aromatherapists, and other practitioners have utilized over time. … Continue reading

Essential Oil of the Day: Lemon

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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: Osha Root

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Osha is a high-altitude loving plant.  This plant is native to certain areas of the Rocky Mountains and is a favorite food for bears after hibernation.  Native Americans observed bears enjoying this tasty treat and nicknamed the plant bear root.  It is also commonly known as Colorado Cough Root due … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Elecampane

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Elecampane is another member of the Asteraceae family (echinacea, daisy, and chamomile also belong in this family).  Folklore says that Elecampane grew in the places Helen of Troy’s tears landed, this folklore provides the plant’s botanical name Inula Helenium. It is also known as horseheal and has been used extensively with … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Thyme

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It’s about time we talked about thyme (sorry, couldn’t resist!)  This flowery herb is perhaps best known for its use during the plague when thyme was often burned along with other herbs in hopes of keeping the disease away.  It was commonly used in ancient Greece as an incense and … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Wild Cherry Bark

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Colder weather often brings along coughs and respiratory issues.  Herbalists turn to wild cherry bark this time of year as a favorite remedy for these illnesses.  The bark is also frequently converted into a resin and burned as an incense.  This beautiful tree yields edible fruit which is used medicinally … Continue reading

Herb of the Day- Mullein

TriLight Health's Herb of the Day: Mullein

So many of the herbs we cover in these posts are commonly written off as weeds.  Mullein is another one of these plants.  Brought over by colonists, this herb has spread nationwide and is one we’re sure you’ve seen!  Commonly found growing alongside highways and in nearly any open field, … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Flaxseed

Flaxseed has been gaining popularity lately due to its wide variety of uses and high amount of fiber, magnesium, ligens, and Omega-3's. This small and mighty seed is a favorite among herbalists as well.

Flaxseed has been gaining popularity lately due to its wide variety of uses and high amount of fiber, magnesium, ligens, and Omega-3’s.  This small and mighty seed is a favorite among herbalists as well.  Flax grinds up amazingly well and mixes with other herbs to be used as a poultice. … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Coltsfoot

This beautiful member of the daisy family is frequently found in wasteland areas and typically written off as a weed. Often confused for dandelions, coltsfoot has a similar appearance but one unique feature- the leaves appear after the plant flowers.

Meet yet another plant that grows just about anywhere, coltsfoot!  This beautiful member of the daisy family is frequently found in wasteland areas and typically written off as a weed.  Often confused for dandelions, coltsfoot has a similar appearance but one unique feature- the leaves appear after the plant flowers. … Continue reading