How YOU Use Scout Out (20+ of your tried & true favorite uses)

How YOU use it... Scout Out

So often families want to begin using herbal remedies but they’re not quite sure how or when to utilize them.  In our “Herb of the Day” blog posts, we highlight traditional uses for various herbs (and essential oils).  These are applications which herbalists, aromatherapists, and other practitioners have utilized over time. … Continue reading

January Item of the Month ~ Lympha Rub

LymphaRub

Happy New Year everybody!  What does 2017 hold for you?  TriLight is excited to roll out our “Item of the Month” series in 2017.  This was inspired by the feedback we received from you during our 25th Anniversary celebration.  Many of you expressed the desire to learn more in-depth information about … 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

Pleurisy herb traditional uses, TriLight Lungs Plus, TriLight Lung Tonic

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: Coltsfoot

This beautiful member of the daisy family is frequently found in wasteland areas and typically written off as a weed. Often confused for dandelions, coltsfoot has a similar appearance but one unique feature- the leaves appear after the plant flowers.

Meet yet another plant that grows just about anywhere, coltsfoot!  This beautiful member of the daisy family is frequently found in wasteland areas and typically written off as a weed.  Often confused for dandelions, coltsfoot has a similar appearance but one unique feature- the leaves appear after the plant flowers. … 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