Sometimes you just know your immune system needs a little help. Good thing nature has a number of different herbs you can turn to in moments like this. Here are 7 of our favorite herbs for acute immune support.*
Can herbs help your daily wellness efforts? Naturally. Here are four herbs to consider taking regularly to support immune health all season long.
Meet Echinacea, one of our most popular herbs especially during the long months of immune season. We grow our own on our Certified-Organic farm in Southern Oregon. Bold and brightly-colored, it grows chest high in the heat of late July.
Did you know there are a lot of herbs that can be helpful during immune season? Maybe you already know a few like Echinacea, Black Elderberry or Reishi. At Herb Pharm, it’s our job to know about plants and how to use them. We work with hundreds of plant species. Here are 14 of our favorites to keep in mind for immune support.
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”
At Herb Pharm, we use St. John’s Wort flowering tops, sustainably-wildcrafted from its wild habitat. But what does that mean? And how do people even find St. John’s Wort anyway?
Let’s start with some definitions. Sustainably wildcrafted means we don’t grow the plant on a farm; it’s picked from the wild. And it’s picked in a way that leaves plant populations safe for future generations.
We use a lot of St. John’s Wort. It’s in formulas like Good MoodTM, Nervous System TonicTM, Trauma OilTM, Inflamma ResponseTM, VirattackTM, Soothing Throat SprayTM, and well you get the idea. We need lots of St. John’s Wort every year.
So how do you get St. John’s Wort from the wild?
The easy answer is that we work with talented, dedicated wildcrafters we trust to find the plants, harvest them and deliver them to us each year. For the long answer, we head out into the wilds of Southern Oregon. Here’s what it’s like to commercially wildcraft St. John’s Wort for a single day. Continue reading “How we find it: St. John’s Wort”
Skullcap is not a liar. No herb is. But you’re forgiven if you have trust issues with it. Actually, these issues are why we grow it ourselves. So we can keep an eye on it, and make sure it doesn’t get mixed up with bad company. Make sure our Skullcap supply is pure and never adulterated.
You see, Skullcap has a long history of adulteration. For more than 25 years, the American Botanical Council has tracked incidents of dried Skullcap getting sold mixed with a type of Germander. What’s worse, this Germander is considered a liver toxin. As a result, Skullcap has been falsely implicated in liver dysfunction cases.
Clearly, this is unacceptable. So we did something about it.
Think of a time when you could smell home cooking from another room. The aromas drifting out of the kitchen. The scent of simmering garlic maybe, or of herbs like Rosemary and Thyme. The promise of a warm, delicious meal prepared with love. Picture yourself walking into the kitchen, grabbing a wooden spoon and sneaking a taste. Now imagine a powerful bitter flavor washing over you. A desperate, mouth-puckering, need-a-glass-of-water bitter.
This is Wormwood. Smells delightful. Tastes bitter. Let’s break it down. Continue reading “Smells delightful. Tastes bitter. Let’s break it down.”
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.”
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”