A Brief Introduction to Cherokee Medicine

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Many of TriLight’s products were passed down to our founder, Lyle Bennett, by a Cherokee herbalist named D. Walt Burchett (Medicine Bear). Our Item of the Month, Scout Out, is one of these formulas.  Unfortunately,  Native American medicine is becoming a thing of the past for most tribes. We are proud … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Cloves

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Cloves are a favorite spice this time of year.  With a rich, warm aroma and a distinct flavor, cloves are an excellent warming addition to Holiday dishes.  Documented use of cloves goes all the way back to 207 B.C.!   Cloves contain a number of vitamins and minerals including calcium, magnesium, … Continue reading

Why REST is so important- relax this Labor Day!!

Tips for rest and relaxation

Labor Day is coming up on Monday so we wanted to look at why is is important to get quality rest and ways to boost your ability to rest!  Hopefully you’ll have Labor Day off work and can enjoy time resting and relaxing.   Our society is becoming increasingly removed from … 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: Scullcap (Skullcap)

Also known as “mad dog weed” scullcap (also spelled skullcap) has been used to treat rabies in dogs as well as a number of ailments for humans.

This beautiful plant is named for the flowers it grows which resemble helmets worn by ancient European soldiers.  Widely used among Native Americans, in Chinese Medicine, and among ancient European healers, Scullcap can be consumed in teas, tinctures, or extracts.  The herb does have a bitter flavor so many prefer … 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

5 Tips for Lowering Stress without Medication

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We live in a fast-paced world. It’s extremely easy to wear down and often this leads to unhealthy ways to unwind and relax. Next time, try these tips for lowering your stress level naturally! 1. Relaxing Herbal Bath Combine a relaxing bath with the soothing quality of herbs like lavender … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Chamomile {A Soothing Herb}

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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