Herb of the Day: Fenugreek

Fenugreek is a popular ingredient in many Indian and Mediterranean dishes.  However, breastfeeding Mamas know it best as the herb which helps with milk supply while leaving mama smelling like Maple Syrup!  This is perhaps the best-known herb for breastmilk production in spite of this bizarre side effect.  In celebration of … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Stevia

HOTD Stevia

Stevia used to be fairly unknown but has become more of a household name in the last several years.  This herb is commonly used to make an alternative calorie-free sweetener.  There are over 200 varieties of the Stevia plant with the sweetness level varying from 30 to 300 times sweeter … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Ginseng

Ginseng

Ginseng is one of the most well-known Asian herbs.  It’s widely used in Asian medicine and has been nicknamed “Wonder of the World.”  This carefully cultivated and widely prized herb is known as an adaptogenic herb.  Adaptogens help to strengthen the body and increase the body’s ability to respond to … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Cinnamon

HOTD Cinnamon (1)

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