Echinacea

By |September 1st, 2020|

As September is upon us, the fall change of season just ahead of us, and kids are back to school (well, some of them), this time of change bring us greater challenges to our immune systems.  For our herb of the month, we’ve chosen echinacea, also known as coneflower, to share with our readers […]

Astragalus

By |August 5th, 2020|

In the Traditional Chinese Medical (TCM) system, astragalus is revered as a tonic for supporting longevity.  By benefitting healthy cell proliferation and DNA repair, it keeps the body fine-tuned and operating more efficiently.  Often these tonics were used daily and considered as important as food intake.
Astragalus is also used in TCM to support the […]

Wildcrafting: The Art & The Science

By |July 30th, 2020|

At WishGarden all of our herbs are either organic or wildcrafted. Today, most people are familiar with organic and how this is different from conventionally grown. But what is wildcrafting and why is it important?

Wildcrafting: An Age-Old Tradition
Wildcrafting is a traditional term for harvesting plants in the wild. But as the name implies, there […]

Tulsi: The Queen of Herbs

By |July 6th, 2020|

This month WishGarden has chosen tulsi (holy basil) as the Herb of the Month. We’ve planned a month full of fun and engaging content in partnership with Organic India. Organic India is truly an expert when it comes to tulsi and they are the perfect partner to highlight this incredible herb. 
REGENERATIVE, ORGANIC & FAIR […]

Passionflower

By |June 3rd, 2020|

There are over 400 Passiflora species. Passiflora incarnata is the most common species found in herbal products, and the one we’ll focus on in this blog. Common names for passionflower include maypop, purple passionflower, true passionflower, Holy-Trinity flower, molly-pop, pop-apple, water lemon and apricot vine.
The dried or fresh leaves, flowers and vines are used […]

Motherwort: A Mother’s Lion-Hearted Love

By |May 1st, 2020|

There couldn’t be a more perfect herb to talk about just before Mother’s Day than motherwort. The latin name for motherwort is Leonurus cardiaca, or the lion-hearted one. It’s said that when you take motherwort, you are protected by her lion’s heart and you can relax into her embrace. Her energy is that of […]