How YOU Use Them- Pregnancy & Nursing Formulas (Moms share how they have used TriLight’s Pregnancy & Nursing Formulas)

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As part of our “Item of the Month” this year we’ve been sharing a “How YOU Use It” post.  Many of our products are quite versatile and we love that you all help support one another by sharing ways you’ve found success with our formulas.   Obviously, our pregnancy and … 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: Astragalus

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Astragalus is a sweet herb with rich history of use in Traditional Chinese Medicine.  This root is  known as an adaptogen.  Adaptogens are herbs which help the body to respond and adapt to stress.  This could be a stressor from something outside like work, family, moving, etc. or an internal … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Peppermint

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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

Herb of the Day: Wild Cherry Bark

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Colder weather often brings along coughs and respiratory issues.  Herbalists turn to wild cherry bark this time of year as a favorite remedy for these illnesses.  The bark is also frequently converted into a resin and burned as an incense.  This beautiful tree yields edible fruit which is used medicinally … Continue reading

Herb of the Day- Mullein

TriLight Health's Herb of the Day: Mullein

So many of the herbs we cover in these posts are commonly written off as weeds.  Mullein is another one of these plants.  Brought over by colonists, this herb has spread nationwide and is one we’re sure you’ve seen!  Commonly found growing alongside highways and in nearly any open field, … Continue reading

Herb of the Day- Pleurisy

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Pleurisy is one of the few herbs with a name that reflects its use.  The primary use for this herb is treatment of, you guessed it, pleurisy.  This plant is a favorite of migrating monarch butterflies who feast on the beautiful orange flowers.   It is the pleurisy root that is … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Plantain

Plantain the herb typically seen growing in abandoned parking lots and popping up in your driveway! Plantain has many uses and is applied topically in a poultice or salve, as well as ingested in teas, tinctures, and capsules.

Plantain is one of the hardiest plants out there!  Most likely there is some growing near you; you may have even pulled some from your yard recently as a weed.  Many people hear the word plantain and think of one of these banana-like fruits common in Latin cuisine. This is … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Horehound

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Horehound was originally consumed as a bitter herb during Passover as a reminder of the bitterness of captivity in Egypt.  Later in history horehound was said to ward off spells from witches and act as an antidote for poison. In herbal medicine, horehound is best known as a popular choice … Continue reading