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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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! 


by Amelia E. Hoard, RN   Common Name: Chamomile (Roman) Synonyms: Chamamelum nobile,Garden chamomile Latin Binomial: Anthemis nobili Family: Compositae or Asteraceae Production Method: Steam distilled from the flowering tops. Countries of Origin: Native to western Europe, now cultivated in England, Belgium, France and Hungary. Typical Constituents: Isobutyl angelate (0-37.4%), Butyl angelate (0-34.9%), 3-Methylpentyl angelate […]

by Amelia E. Hoard, RN   Common Name: Cedarwood (Himalayan) Synonyms: Deodar cedarwood Latin Binomial: Cedrus deodara Family: Pinaceae Production Method: steam distallation of wood Countries of Origin: Himalayan mountains from eastern Afganistan to north western India. Typical Constituents: a- Himachalene (20.0-30.0%), a-Cedrene (12.0-16.0%),  b-Himachalene (8.0-13.0%), [E]-a-Atlantone (5.0-7.0%),  Deodarone (4.0-6.0%),  [Z]-a-Atlantone (2.0-3.0%), b-Cedrene (0.5-1.5%), allo-Himachalol (0.5-1.5%), Cedrol […]