Herb of the Day: Cornsilk

HOTD Cornsilk

Considered an extremely valuable material by Native Americans as well as indigenous peoples around the world, today cornsilk is typically discarded as waste.  This stringy substance can be somewhat awkward to deal with on a fresh cob of corn but when dried, it is easy to turn into herbal tinctures, … 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: 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: Plantain

Plantain the herb typically seen growing in abandoned parking lots and popping up in your driveway! Plantain has many uses and is applied topically in a poultice or salve, as well as ingested in teas, tinctures, and capsules.

Plantain is one of the hardiest plants out there!  Most likely there is some growing near you; you may have even pulled some from your yard recently as a weed.  Many people hear the word plantain and think of one of these banana-like fruits common in Latin cuisine. This is … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Juniper Berry

Juniper berries are not true berries- instead, their name is derived from their berry like appearance. At times you can find them used as a spice, in gin, or for their healing properties. Their use dates back generations where Native American tribes are said to have used juniper berry as … Continue reading