How YOU Use It: Sinus Minus

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Our April Item of the Month, Sinus Minus, is the next in our “How YOU Use It” series.  Today we’ll look at some of the favorite uses for this product by TriLight customers like you! As the name implies, Sinus Minus is popular for sinus problems.  We even combine it … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Angelica

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Sorry Hamilton fans, we’re not talking about one of the famous Schuyler sisters today.  This herb, Angelica, shares its name with this historical figure. Herbal lore from the 16th & 17th century claimed this herb would keep away and cleanse from evil spirits, ghosts, witches & their spells.  In some cultures, the … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Myrrh

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On this day, we remember the story of baby Jesus being brought gifts of Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh.  Gold is a substance we’re all familiar but the other two are a bit mysterious to us in modern life.  They’re both resins of great value both medicinally and wealth.  Myrrh has … 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: Bayberry

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Found in the Eastern United States this plant is commonly used in landscaping.  The berries themselves are covered in a wax substance which is often used in place of beeswax for candle making and as a sealing wax.  The wax is naturally aromatic and burns smokeless, unlike traditional beeswax.  The … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Wintergreen (Not just a yummy flavor!)

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Wintergreen is typically associated with toothpaste, gum or mouthwash.  Generally, this is a synthetic wintergreen flavor that lends the cool minty flavor we’re familiar with.  This shrubby evergreen native to North America contains methyl salicylate which is similar to aspirin and has historically been used by Native Americans and early … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Black Cohosh

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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: Red Raspberry Leaf

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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- Mullein

TriLight Health's Herb of the Day: Mullein

So many of the herbs we cover in these posts are commonly written off as weeds.  Mullein is another one of these plants.  Brought over by colonists, this herb has spread nationwide and is one we’re sure you’ve seen!  Commonly found growing alongside highways and in nearly any open field, … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Marshmallow Root

Summertime begs for campfires and roasting marshmallows. Store-bought marshmallows are no longer made with marshmallow root but traditionally were. Marshmallow root is a favorite for digestive and respiratory complaints.

Summertime begs for campfires and roasting marshmallows.  Store-bought marshmallows are no longer made with marshmallow root but traditionally were.  Homemade marshmallows with the root are fairly easy to make following a recipe such as this.  Marshmallow root is high in mucilage which lends it as a favorite among herbalists for … Continue reading