The Benefits of Valerian

By |June 20th, 2017|

Valerian (Valeriana officinalis) has a long history of use as a sedative nervine in Europe, primarily to aid sleep. It is official in the German Pharmacopoeia and licensed as a tea and tincture, and is included in several licensed drugs in Germany. It is the main component in the approved and aptly named, “Sedative […]

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    An Interview with Nicole Taber, WishGarden National Sales Manager

An Interview with Nicole Taber, WishGarden National Sales Manager

By |June 6th, 2017|

Hi Nicole, can you tell us a little about your background and how you became interested in the natural products industry?
I’ve been in this industry my entire life! My family had a small chain of health food stores back in Michigan and I’ve always been surrounded by the people and the products that define […]

Brush Your Way To Health

By |May 22nd, 2017|

According to Ayurveda, Kapha dosha rules the springtime and many of the qualities of Kapha can be seen in the outside environment. These qualities include slow, heavy, dense, thick, cloudy, and cold. I often imagine Kapha like a muddy road, thick, cool, and super sticky.
Why is this important? According to Ayurveda we are a […]

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    An Interview with Erin Smith, WishGarden Education & Sustainability Manager

An Interview with Erin Smith, WishGarden Education & Sustainability Manager

By |May 10th, 2017|

Hi Erin, can you tell us a little about your background and how you became interested in herbs?
I’ve been studying herbs since I was fifteen. I don’t really remember the exact moment they called to me, other than that I was an avid reader and remember quite a few of my favorite books at […]

The Benefits of Hops

By |April 30th, 2017|

Hops will conjure up an age-old image of beer making for even the staunchest teetotaler. Luckily for those who shy away from the foaming mug of brew, hops can be enjoyed as a tea or tincture. Taxonomic nomenclature places hops (Humulus lupulus) in the Cannabaceae family.
The famous herbalist and abbess, Hildegaard von Bingen, wrote […]

Green Spring Recipes

By |April 18th, 2017|

Green spring tonics are a time-honored tradition to encourage gentle liver and gall bladder renewal. Leafy greens, both wild and cultivated, are some of the most nutrient dense vegetables of all, and we’ll discuss their nutrition as well as many other health benefits.

This is a time when we transition from winter hibernation to summer […]