So you’re ready to take a natural approach to your immune health. Great. How do you do that? Here are four easy herbal ways to get started. Continue reading “4 herbal ways to get serious about immune health”
Try this simple way to get Turmeric into your day
There’s more than one way to get healthy Turmeric into your daily life. Golden Turmeric Honey lets you add a bit of Turmeric to all sorts of meals and drinks. You can even let it star in its own hot beverage.
- 5 ounces raw honey
- 1 tablespoon (1/2 oz) Herb Pharm Turmeric extract
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 cup hot water
- Place honey in a small, wide-mouth jar.
- Stir in lemon juice.
- Add Turmeric extract and stir well until it is uniformly mixed.
- Stir 1-2 teaspoons into the hot water until it is fully dissolved.
2 teaspoons of Golden Turmeric Honey (without water) equals approximately one dose (0.7 ml, 1 dropper) of liquid extract. Store Golden Turmeric Honey in a cool, dry place for up to a week.
Every choice has its consequences. Even when you think you’re doing the right thing, there can be hidden effects, happening in ways you didn’t see coming, in parts of the world that are a long way from home.
That’s the story of Kids’ Tummy TLC, palm trees and how orangutans changed the way we do business. Continue reading “How orangutans influenced our business decisions”
It’s been a whirlwind year since we announced our Aviva partnership before Natural Products Expo West last year. Now the bottles for Adrena Soothe, Adrena Nourish & Adrena Uplift are packed up, shipped out and already open in our customers’ homes across the country. And more collaborations are coming soon.
And Expo West has rolled around again. (For the 99.5% of you that aren’t coming, Expo West is a big convention in Anaheim for companies that make things that are organic or natural in some way. It’s 88,000 people in a big convention center that smells like new carpeting. It doesn’t really remind us of farms or nature, but it’s actually a bit of fun.)
Anyway, last year we had Aviva with us at our booth holding conversations about topics that interested her. Here are some of our favorite moments from Aviva’s chats at the booth.
Aviva and Sara Katz (Herb Pharm Co-Founder) discuss ethical sourcing
When you look at a plant in the ground, some parts are easy to spot. Most kids could do it. Hey, there’s the flower. That there is a leaf. Done and done. But below ground, things get a bit more confusing. There are roots, sure, but rhizomes too. And some plants like tubers and bulbs exist almost entirely underground. So what are all these things?
Well, let’s break it down. Continue reading “What’s the difference between a root and a rhizome? And where do bulbs and tubers fit in?”
Quick, think of a blueberry. Think of what it’s like to pop the thin skin with your teeth. That momentary burst of mild sour tartness. Then a bright sweet flavor that spreads across your tongue. Can you picture it? Is your mouth watering just a little? This is what it’s like to eat something with just 2 flavors. Sour and sweet. Now get ready to imagine a berry that has 5 flavors. Continue reading “Tasting the berry that’s sweet, sour, salty, bitter and umami all at once”
If you have your own back yard garden, then you also have some basic supplies. Some pruners, some gloves, maybe one of those cute kneeling pads. To pick Rhodiola, you’ll need all those plus a few other things. Long johns, thick boots, a parka and a plane ticket.
And until recently, you’d need something else. Russian and Chinese phrase books. Continue reading “The herb that came in from the cold”
Herbalist or no, you probably have Gentian in your home. It’s in the pantry next to that weird bottle of alcohol you got as a gift and never opened. Can’t find it? Don’t worry. Gentian is in every bar in America, Europe or wherever you’re reading this. People take it for its flavor, but it’s not what you think. Continue reading “The Egyptians wrote about it. The Romans loved it. You probably own it. You just don’t know why.”
You might recognize Chamomile from its picture on tea boxes. It has a beautiful white flower around a golden cone. We grow it ourselves on our farm in Josephine County, Oregon. Just a few rows of Chamomile in the valley under the Siskiyou mountains.
Bees love Chamomile. You can hear the fields before you step into them. The buzz of thousands of bees. It’s magical. Continue reading “Bees prefer fresh Chamomile. So do we.”
By now, summer is a distant memory. School is back in session, social activities entice, a full work schedule beckons, and holiday obligations lurk around the corner. Stressful schedules combined with dreary weather can challenge our good health goals.
Continue reading “Boost Your Immunity this Season with Two Steps to Wellness”