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

Herb of the Day- Irish Moss

This plant is high in many trace vitamins and minerals including Vitamins A, B, C, and D. It is also high in calcium, iron and iodine.

This beautiful, highly mucilaginous plant is actually not a moss at all, but rather a type of algae.  Found along the coasts of the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea you’ll find Irish Moss growing on rocks.  As the name implies, Irish Moss is abundant near Ireland. This plant is processed … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Uva Ursi

TriLight Health's Herb of the Day-

Uva Ursi Uva Ursi is a lesser known herb by humans but the favorite treat of bears!  In fact bears love it so much that it’s often referred to as “bearberry” for the berries on these evergreen bushes that bears absolutely love.  Medicinally the leaves have been used for centuries … Continue reading