Herb of the Day: Pau D’Arco

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In the rain forests of South America grows a beautiful towering tree up to 125 feet high.  This is the tabebuia avellanedae or Pau D’Arco tree.  The inner bark of this tree has been a staple in Amazonian medicine chests for centuries and is rapidly gaining popularity in Western Medicine.  The wood … 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: Yarrow

HOTD Yarrow

This pretty plant is a favorite among both herbalists and birds!  Many birds use yarrow as a lining in their nest.  Use of this plant in nests helps to repel parasites and mosquitoes from the nest.  Humans have used yarrow for quite some time to stop bleeding and heal wounds. … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Red Raspberry Leaf

Raspberry Leaf

Red Raspberry leaves are most well known among those in the birth community.  Midwives, doulas, and even OBs suggest red raspberry leaf to women during pregnancy.  This beautiful leaf is suggested to women as a uterine tonic to strengthen the smooth muscles of the uterus.  It is said that regular … Continue reading

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

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: Alfalfa

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Alfalfa The word Alfalfa may conjure up images of an adorable Little Rascals character with pointy hair, or livestock feed for others.  However, this little herb that means “Father of all Foods” in Arabic is more than worthy of its name.  Packed full of nutrition with protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin … Continue reading

Herb of the Day Rosehips

rosehip

It seems everyone gets to thinking about roses right about Valentine’s Day.  Did you know that Rosehips have some pretty incredible herbal powers as well?  Rosehips are the fruit that grow after the flower.  The fruit itself is incredibly bitter but after it is dried it lends itself nicely in … Continue reading

How much Calcium is in your Mineral Formulas?

how much calcium is in your original herbal minerals?

Question: How much Calcium does your Original Herbal Minerals formula contain? Answer: It’s not just how much but how much calcium and minerals is in the product, but the percentage that your body can absorb and utilize that needs to be considered. Let’s use some easy math as an example, if … Continue reading