Herb of the Day: St John’s Wort

HOTD St Johns Wort

Named after John the Baptist there are a number of theories as to why this plant has its name.  Some say it was his favorite plant, others say it is due to the fact that the flowers bloom around St. John’s Day and others state it’s because of the coloring of … 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

Herb of the Day: Garlic~ Good for more than keeping away Dracula!

HOTD Garlic

Nothing smells or tastes quite like garlic.  Cooks like it for its flavor and you’ll find garlic in culinary preparations from around the world.  Garlic is full of health benefits which can be received either through consuming the garlic in food or using the garlic in herbal preparations.  Full of … Continue reading

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Most people instantly associate St. Patrick’s Day with clovers.  There has been some debate as to which clover variety is the “official” St. Patrick’s clover.  Here at TriLight we use Red Clover in a few of our products.  This clover doesn’t generate the famous four-leaf clover, but does grow a … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Black Cohosh

Black Cohosh HOTD

Black Cohosh is aptly named due to the extremely dark, snack like rhizomes which the plant grows.  It is these roots which are prized by herbalists primarily for use with menstrual and women’s health conditions.  Documented use of black cohosh dates back to the early 1700’s with Native Americans turning … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Kava Kava

Kava Kava

Kava is an herb that is widely used in many Island cultures.  This herb is generally turned into a beverage and consumed socially in these cultures, similar to the use of wine in French culture.  Many Island tribes have religious rituals surrounding consumption of this beverage as well; often believing … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Ginseng

Ginseng

Ginseng is one of the most well-known Asian herbs.  It’s widely used in Asian medicine and has been nicknamed “Wonder of the World.”  This carefully cultivated and widely prized herb is known as an adaptogenic herb.  Adaptogens help to strengthen the body and increase the body’s ability to respond to … Continue reading

Herb of the Day- Wild Yam

HOTD Wild Yam

A favorite among Aztecs and Myans, wild yam is best known for its use in supporting women’s hormones. High in diosgenin, a precursor to progesterone; wild yam was once used in birth control pills. Today wild yam is not widely used, however, herbalists often choose this herb to use in … Continue reading

Herb of the Day- Red Clover

Clover is a plant that many people are often surprised has medicinal benefits.  Known best as a rapidly growing feed source for livestock, or the pollen source for honey, this beautiful plant is also a useful herb.

Clover is a plant that many people are often surprised has medicinal benefits.  Known best as a rapidly growing feed source for livestock, or the pollen source for honey, this beautiful plant is also a useful herb.  We get to benefit from its rapid growth and amazing properties.  The flower … Continue reading