How you use Lympha Rub (30+ of your tried & tested favorite uses)

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One of the greatest aspects of herbs and essential oils is the wide range of possible uses.  In our “Herb of the Day” blog posts, we highlight traditional uses for various herbs (and essential oils).  These are applications which herbalists, aromatherapists and other practitioners have utilized over time. Something we love … Continue reading

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: 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: Ginseng

Ginseng

Ginseng is one of the most well-known Asian herbs.  It’s widely used in Asian medicine and has been nicknamed “Wonder of the World.”  This carefully cultivated and widely prized herb is known as an adaptogenic herb.  Adaptogens help to strengthen the body and increase the body’s ability to respond to … Continue reading

Herb of the Day- Wild Yam

HOTD Wild Yam

A favorite among Aztecs and Myans, wild yam is best known for its use in supporting women’s hormones. High in diosgenin, a precursor to progesterone; wild yam was once used in birth control pills. Today wild yam is not widely used, however, herbalists often choose this herb to use in … Continue reading

Herb of the Day- Buchu

Buchu herb

Buchu is a favorite plant in parts of Africa for use in a popular beverage.  This plant has a strong and beautiful smell and is also used as a fragrance.  Traditionally herbalists use buchu for its powerful diuretic ability.  It was Dutch colonists to Africa who eventually brought buchu worldwide … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Parsley

Parsley is high in vitamins, especially in Vitamin A and calcium. Herbalists love it for digestive concerns, PMS and more.

Parsley seems to be making a comeback as more than a pretty plate garnish lately.  Herbalists use the entire plant, including the roots, for a variety of treatments. Parsley is high in vitamins, especially in Vitamin A and calcium.  With a neutral flavor to the stems & root, and a somewhat … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Oregon Grape Root

Oregon Grape Root is often used in place of the endangered goldenseal.  It has many of the beneficial anti-microbial benefits of goldenseal.

Last week we looked at Goldenseal, today we’ll look at Oregon Grape Root which is often used in place of the endangered goldenseal.  It has many of the beneficial anti-microbial benefits of goldenseal, but does not affect the blood sugar like goldenseal.  This is a beautiful plant of which many … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Licorice Root

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When most people hear licorice root they think about the black or red candy with a flavor they either love or hate.  Licorice goes well beyond candy and has been used for thousands of years around the world as a medicinal herb.  This root has an incredible array of uses … 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