Herb of the Day: Yarrow

HOTD Yarrow

This pretty plant is a favorite among both herbalists and birds!  Many birds use yarrow as a lining in their nest.  Use of this plant in nests helps to repel parasites and mosquitoes from the nest.  Humans have used yarrow for quite some time to stop bleeding and heal wounds. … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Red Raspberry Leaf

Raspberry Leaf

Red Raspberry leaves are most well known among those in the birth community.  Midwives, doulas, and even OBs suggest red raspberry leaf to women during pregnancy.  This beautiful leaf is suggested to women as a uterine tonic to strengthen the smooth muscles of the uterus.  It is said that regular … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Peppermint

HOTD Peppermint

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

FAQ Answered- TriLight and multivitamin/ pre-natals

Mineral Instead of MultiVitamin

One of the most commonly asked questions we get is in regards to our mineral formulas being taken in place of a multivitamin or prenatal. Can I take your mineral formula instead of a multivitamin or a pre-natal?  Ex) “I’m looking at your Original Herbal Minerals and trying to understand if … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Borage

A favorite food for bees, a delicious addition to a salad and an herb beloved by herbalist, borage is a great plant to know about!

This beautiful star-shaped flower is gaining popularity as bees have an affinity for it.  Documented use has been found all the way back to Ancient Greece and was once used extensively throughout Europe.  Borage is often used in small batch liquors and cordials largely due to its fresh flavor and … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Alfalfa

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Alfalfa The word Alfalfa may conjure up images of an adorable Little Rascals character with pointy hair, or livestock feed for others.  However, this little herb that means “Father of all Foods” in Arabic is more than worthy of its name.  Packed full of nutrition with protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Dill

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Commonly associated with pickles dill is used medicinally and in food all around the world.  Hippocrates is known for using dill to help cleanse the mouth. The seeds and leaves of the plant are used in a wide variety of culinary preparations and impart a classic flavor, as well as … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Oatstraw

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  Oatstraw is the stem from which the popular grain oatmeal grows.  The grain is separated and the stem, seeds, and leaves are used for a variety of medicinal uses partly due to the extremely high concentration of magnesium, calcium and B-Vitamins found in the plant.  Oatstraw is fantastic for … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Chamomile {A Soothing Herb}

Chamomile

Chamomile is known as one of the most popular teas in the world. Its wonderful calming nature has made it a common fixture in many bedtime routines. Just as Peter Rabbit’s mother gave him chamomile when he was feeling ill, it is commonly given to children for irritability or stomach … Continue reading

How much Calcium is in your Mineral Formulas?

how much calcium is in your original herbal minerals?

Question: How much Calcium does your Original Herbal Minerals formula contain? Answer: It’s not just how much but how much calcium and minerals is in the product, but the percentage that your body can absorb and utilize that needs to be considered. Let’s use some easy math as an example, if … Continue reading