Herb of the Day: Pau D’Arco

HOTD Pau D'Arco FB

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: 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: Burdock

HOTD Burdock

Burdock is a common weed which is said to have inspired the invention of velcro.  In 1941 Swiss engineer George de Mestral noticed the burrs of burdock sticking to his dog’s fur and to his own clothing.  After researching the composition of the burrs, he developed velcro based on the … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Parsley

Parsley is high in vitamins, especially in Vitamin A and calcium. Herbalists love it for digestive concerns, PMS and more.

Parsley seems to be making a comeback as more than a pretty plate garnish lately.  Herbalists use the entire plant, including the roots, for a variety of treatments. Parsley is high in vitamins, especially in Vitamin A and calcium.  With a neutral flavor to the stems & root, and a somewhat … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Yellow Dock

Yellow Dock will take root nearly anywhere and is one that gardeners find hard to get rid of. It will continue to grow even when cut, mowed over, or mistreated. This “problem plant” is one worth having around as it is high in vitamins and minerals, purifies the blood, and has a fairly pleasant taste.

Lately in our “Herb of the Day” posts we’ve been looking at herbs that thrive in conditions plants are typically not seen.  Yellow Dock is another one of these.  This plant will take root nearly anywhere and is one that gardeners find hard to get rid of.  It will continue … Continue reading