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

Herb of the Day: Thyme

HOTD Thyme FB

It’s about time we talked about thyme (sorry, couldn’t resist!)  This flowery herb is perhaps best known for its use during the plague when thyme was often burned along with other herbs in hopes of keeping the disease away.  It was commonly used in ancient Greece as an incense and … 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: Valerian

Hippocrates, known as the Father of Medicine, was one of the first to document using this herb. This plant has been widely used as a sedative but research seems to not be able to nail down quite why this herb is so extremely effective in helping with sleep.

A couple weeks ago we introduced you to Hops.  Today we’d like to introduce you to an herb frequently used alongside hops- Valerian. Hippocrates, known as the Father of Medicine, was one of the first to document using this herb.  This plant has been widely used as a sedative but … Continue reading