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Herbal Information Sheet: Eleuthero

February 26, 2018

ELEUTHERO (Eleutherococcus senticosus)                                                                                           2/6/18 Excerpted from: Adaptogens in Medical Herbalism By Donald R. Yance   “Eleuthero is the most well-known, well-researched, and well-suited adaptogen in the world. Often referred to as the ‘king’ adaptogen, there are more published scientific studies on Eleuthero than on any other herb. It blends well with other herbs, […]

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Herbal Information Sheet: Lobelia

February 22, 2018

LOBELIA (Lobelia inflata)                                             Excerpted from:  The Book of Herbal Wisdom, Using Plants as Medicines By Matthew Wood   “Herbs are so darn peculiar!  I have long enjoyed the homeopathic model. By placing the […]

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Herbal Information Sheet: Bacopa

February 22, 2018

BACOPA (Bacopa monnieri)                                                                                                             Excerpted from: The Way of Ayurvedic Herbs By Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa and Michael Tierra   “In India, Gotu Kola is often used interchangeably with another similar herb, Bacopa.  Both are called Brahmi.  These two plants are not very well distinguished in the […]

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Fall Favorites and Must Haves!

September 22, 2016

The leaves are changing and it's getting a tad bit chillier! Fall is here! Keep your nose clear, your allergies at bay, and warm tea in your cup! We've crafted a list of some must have herbs and products for this Fall season! 

 

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CLASS: Calming Herbs With Mel Kasting

January 20, 2016

Feb 27th, 2016

Herbs for stress, anxiety, and sleep.

In this 2.5 hour, hands on workshop we will go over basic nervous system physiology, the human stress response, and then dive deep into a discussion of herbs for acute and chronic stress, anxiety, panic attacks, and/or insomnia.

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Herbal Survival Guide: Winter

December 26, 2015

A small collection of recipes, articles, and products to make this winter an easier experience on us all.

 

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SARS

December 10, 2015

HERBS & ESSENTIAL OILS FOR SARS   By   Cheryl Hoard   As one physician put it in a recent national television interview about Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), now is the time to "live well". This doctor describes living well as eating wholesome foods, exercise and stop smoking. A few weeks before this TV […]

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Maria’s Fall Product Spotlight

October 08, 2015

A small collection of products that our Production Manager, Maria Roderick and our employees hold as their must have during the changing of the seasons. Focus Liquid Extract Combo Useful for students getting back in the swing of things at school. This formula is supportive for maintaining excellence in school and work environments. The herbs in […]

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Maria’s Summer Showcase

April 11, 2015

Here's a collection of herbs, products, and articles that our Production Manager, Maria Roderick and our employees hold as their must have summer items.   Making Tea From Freshly Cut Herbs by Maria Roderick Nothing beats a glass of cold tea during a St. Louis Summer, learn how from the best! Catnip Summer Spray Keep […]

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Plants of the Bible

March 04, 2015

by Cheryl Hoard   The story of the plants of Biblical lands is better understood when we appreciate what a significant region this has been since before the earliest written record. This area, known as the Fertile Crescent is the meeting point of the African, Asian, and European continents and has commanded a huge role […]

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The Other Uses of St. John’s Wort

March 04, 2015

by Cheryl Hoard   An ornament of meadows, St. John’s Wort, Hypericum perforatum, is a beautiful, yellow-blooming shrub which doesn’t demand much for its survival. It makes itself available even for those living at an altitude of 10,000 feet where many other plants refuse to live. Often found growing comfortably in woods basking in speckled […]

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Essential Oil Profile: Sandalwood

January 15, 2015

by Amelia E. Stone, RN   Common Name: Sandalwood Latin Binomial: Santalum spicatum Family: Santalaceae Production Method: Steam or water distilled Countries of Origin: Australia Typical Constituents: α-Santalol (15.3-17.0%), α-Bisabolol (12.4-15.0%), [Z]-Nuciferol (9.0-14.0%),     [E,E]-Farnesol (7.9-8.4%), Dendrolasin (3.3-5.3%), [Z]-b-Santalol (4.6-4.8%), [E]-Nuciferol (2.2-4.8%),    [E]-α-Bergamotol (3.8-4.6%), b-Bisablol (2.9-4.4%), Bulnesol (1.0-3.6%), [E]-b-Santalol (2.9-3.3%),          [Z]-Lanceolol (2.3-3.0%), [E]-Nerolidol (0-2.2%), Guaiol (0.4-2.0%), […]

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