An Introduction to Dandelion

Dandelion blog

Even though we’re in the thick of winter, dandelions will be in bloom before we know it.  While these yellow flowers are often viewed as a burden for many, we hope to change your opinion by sharing why herbalists love this plant! Herbalists use many parts of the dandelion in … Continue reading

How YOU Use LivCare

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LivCare is one of our herbal detoxification products.  Popular amongst those with liver and gallbladder concerns, it contains Sarsaparilla Root, Dandelion Root, Burdock Root and Chamomile Flowers in a base of Kosher Vegetable Glycerine and Reverse Osmosis Water. Here’s how YOU use this great product!  “I did the worm out cleanse including Kyolic … Continue reading

Burdock, the precursor to Velcro????

Burdock blog

Did you know that velcro was inspired by an herb?   Burdock is covered in hooks similar to velcro.   The inventor of velcro noticed how those hooks stuck to his clothing and invented the hook and loop system we all know so well today!  It is this ability to “hook” onto … Continue reading

Are You Properly Supporting Your Digestion?

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In the last several decades we have become disconnected from our food. When people used to work the land for their food they had a much deeper appreciation and respect for the whole process, including digestion.  Studies have shown that people who raise and grow their own food have healthier … Continue reading

10+ Reasons to Love Ginger

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Ginger is a popular and well-known, albeit funny looking, rhizome found in kitchens and medicine chests alike.  With a long history of medicinal and culinary use, ginger has been well researched and is loved worldwide. Ginger Through History Native to Asia, documented use of ginger has been found as far … Continue reading

The Basics of Gut Health & Function

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  Gut health has been a hot topic lately.  It’s been covered on the medical shows on TV, on the front of New York Times bestseller books, and gut-friendly foods are gaining popularity.  Why has the gut gotten so popular lately?  Researchers are finding the gut is responsible for so … 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

Essential Oil of the Day: Lavender

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Many a herbalist and aromatherapist have said: “if you have no other essential oil, have lavender.”  This is one of the most well-known and widely used oils in the world.  Lavender happens to be one of the only oils that can be used undiluted and is often referred to as … 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: 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