The Health Benefits of Eleuthero

By |August 21st, 2017|

Eleutherococcus senticosus (Acanthopanax senticosus) was once known as Siberian ginseng or the less common name, ciwujia. It is now illegal in the U.S. to market this herb with the previously associated name of “ginseng.” In 2002 a congressional amendment stated that the name “ginseng” be reserved for the genus Panax, though both belong to […]

Late Summer Foods for Focus and Concentration

By |August 10th, 2017|

In Chinese Medicine, late summer relates to the earth element and serves as a turning point from the hot, active summer season to the cooler, calming energy of fall. By taking care of our digestion and immunity now, we will stay healthier during the colder months.

This time of year is ideal to improve our […]

The Many Uses of Mullein

By |July 24th, 2017|

Mullein is rarely cultivated in the herbalist’s garden as it is a common wild volunteer that seemingly sprouts up out of nowhere (lucky for those of us who gratefully use it for medicine). The name is thought to come from the Latin word for soft, “mollis,” referring to the fuzzy leaves.
The most common variety […]

Three Healthy Snacks for Those Long Summer Days

By |July 11th, 2017|

When we eat too many refined sugars (high fructose corn syrup, white cane or beet sugar, cookies, candy bars, high sugar protein bars), our bodies are more susceptible to illness. There are even more long-term ramifications to the consumption of refined sweets.

White beet/cane sugar needs no digestion and rapidly enters the bloodstream. As such, […]

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    Interview with WishGarden Ambassador of the Month, Jenn Aquilia

Interview with WishGarden Ambassador of the Month, Jenn Aquilia

By |June 30th, 2017|

Hi Jenn, can you tell us a little about yourself and how you got involved with natural products?
Well, hello! I am a mother of two little boys and I currently live in Austin, Texas. Let’s see: I think my introduction to natural products was when I worked in the juice bar at a little […]

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 […]