Essential Oil of the Day: Cajeput

HOTD EO Cajeput

This week we take a break from our usual “Herb of the Day” posts to look at an essential oil, Cajeput.  Found in our January item of the month, Lympha Rub, cajeput is distilled from the same genus as melaleuca (aka tea tree) oil.  The family of melaleuca plants is … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Pau D’Arco

HOTD Pau D'Arco FB

In the rain forests of South America grows a beautiful towering tree up to 125 feet high.  This is the tabebuia avellanedae or Pau D’Arco tree.  The inner bark of this tree has been a staple in Amazonian medicine chests for centuries and is rapidly gaining popularity in Western Medicine.  The wood … 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

Herb of the Day: Hops

Most commonly known as the ingredient used to flavor beer, hops is one of the most widely used medicinal plants in the world as well! Most likely Great-Grandma knew about the benefits of hops for relaxation. Perhaps she even slept with a pillow that had hops and other herbs to bring about a good night rest.

Most commonly known as the ingredient used to flavor beer, hops is one of the most widely used medicinal plants in the world as well!  Most likely Great-Grandma knew about the benefits of hops for relaxation.  Perhaps she even slept with a pillow that had hops and other herbs to … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Passion Flower

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Passion flower was commonly used as a sedative among the ancient Aztecs. You will often find the entire above-ground part of the plant being harvested and put to use. As a anti-spasmodic, it calms the central nervous system. As a sedative, it helps with sleep and restlessness. Let’s take a look … Continue reading