Herb of the Day: Wormwood

HOTD Wormwood FB

Every so often we feature an herb whose name actually references its herbal action.  Wormwood is one of these.  Primarily known by herbalists as an important herb for expelling parasites and intestinal worms,  wormwood is utilized in an entirely different form as well.  The controversial alcoholic beverage absinthe is made … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Blessed Thistle

Blessed Thistle

The use of Blessed Thistle dates back to the Middle Ages when it was a popular tonic for monks as well as a medicinal herb.  This beautiful plant belongs to the sunflower family and falls under the “weeds we love” category here at TriLight.  Many a home gardener has tried … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Oregon Grape Root

Oregon Grape Root is often used in place of the endangered goldenseal.  It has many of the beneficial anti-microbial benefits of goldenseal.

Last week we looked at Goldenseal, today we’ll look at Oregon Grape Root which is often used in place of the endangered goldenseal.  It has many of the beneficial anti-microbial benefits of goldenseal, but does not affect the blood sugar like goldenseal.  This is a beautiful plant of which many … Continue reading