Herbs & Spices for the Golden Years

By |December 6th, 2017|

Aging is inevitable. It seems we’re all searching for that magic pill that will turn back the clock. While nothing can replace a healthy diet, regular exercise, and stress management (and good genes!), herbs can provide tonic support for many common complaints associated with aging.
In a 2014 poll, two-thirds of people over 50 reported […]

The Benefits of Baptisia

By |November 27th, 2017|

Baptisia tinctoria is sometimes known as yellow wild indigo or false indigo. The Latin name for the genus derives from the Greek word bapto, to dye or color, as it was a well-known dye plant in antiquity, though inferior to true indigo. The species name tinctora also indicates its common use in coloring and tinting.
It is […]

Black Cohosh

By |October 30th, 2017|

Black Cohosh is among the few herbs native to the United States that has extensive use and scientific research in Europe. This member of the buttercup family is known by either of its scientific names, Actaea racemosa and Cimicifuga racemosa. Native American Indians utilized the roots and rhizomes of this herb for “female problems” long before white […]

Mocktail, Anyone?

By |October 16th, 2017|

Here at WishGarden HQ, we are always looking for new and clever ways to demo our products – something to set our demos apart from the crowd (just like our formulas). And recently we stumbled onto something amazing…
It all started with our WishCart, which is a branded mobile minibar complete with four stools and […]

Pungent and Powerful: The Benefits of Garlic

By |October 4th, 2017|

Ah, the Stinking Rose! Sources differ on the exact origins of this common name for garlic (Allium sativum), a member of the onion (Alliaceae) family. Perhaps it was the pretty allium flower that provided the moniker. Or maybe it was the French physician and author, Henri Leclerc, who, around 1918, translated the Greek name, […]

All About Basil

By |September 20th, 2017|

As late summer slowly shifts to fall, it’s important to care for our digestion. With cold mornings and warm days, it can be challenging to strike a balance between eating warm and cooling foods. Basil offers a healthy solution: it brings balance during this seasonal change and helps the body prepare for colder weather.

Basil […]