Winter Skin Care

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Wintertime, for many of us, brings cold and dry air.  This air can be harsh on our skin and make it dry out.  Cracked, dry skin with painful small sores are not uncommon in the wintertime.   We’ve got three products that are popular among our customers with skin conditions, … Continue reading

The Herbal Use of Capsicum

Capsicum is the word given to a component found among peppers such as cayenne, paprika, and bell peppers.  While we mostly associate these are culinary ingredients, capsicum is extracted and utilized by herbalists as well.  The benefits of capsicum can certainly be found in culinary preparations as well.  Capsicum is … Continue reading

An Introduction to Buchu

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Today we’re going to be looking at an herb with a fun name, Buchu.  It’s a shrub that is primarily found in South America and Africa.  Most Buchu found in the US was imported through Cape Town, South Africa.  It’s not found in many other regions, and is a great … Continue reading

Fast Facts About Echinacea

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Since we’re featuring our Wellness Kits this month, we thought we’d take a look at the herb that is most used in these kits, Echinacea.  This herb is definitely a more household known herb and is found in four of our kits! The Immune System Builder Wellness Kit, Cold and … Continue reading

10+ Reasons to Love Ginger

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Ginger is a popular and well-known, albeit funny looking, rhizome found in kitchens and medicine chests alike.  With a long history of medicinal and culinary use, ginger has been well researched and is loved worldwide. Ginger Through History Native to Asia, documented use of ginger has been found as far … Continue reading

January Item of the Month ~ Lympha Rub

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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: Red Root

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A favorite plant of Native Americans, red root has been used for medicinal purposes for quite some time.  Not only did Native Americans use the plant for medicinal use, they also burned the thick, woody roots when firewood was scarce.  During the civil war, soldiers and early Americans used the … 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: Thyme

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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

Clover products

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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