December 06, 2019
Willow (Salix alba)
Most people have a closer to relationship to the willow tree than they may think. The salicylates, a major active compound, in willow bark lead to the discovery, development, and production of aspirin. Willow bark, though, provides all the beneficial qualities of aspirin without any of the nasty side effects....
November 23, 2019
Hops (Humulus lupus)
Well known and long revered, Humulus lupus has engrained itself firmly alongside human existence. It is no wonder that hops and its close cousin, cannabis, have become two of the most prominent herbs in history and share many of the same enjoyable qualities. Lets celebrate this wonderful plant as we...
November 14, 2019
Lion's mane (Hericium erinaceus)
A fantastic fungal species, shown to have the unique & uncanny ability to pass through the blood brain barrier, directly stimulating the growth of neurons and protective cells in the central nervous system (AKA brain and spinal cord). Common Name: Lion's Mane Scientific Name: Hericium erinaceusFamily: Hericiaceae Distinguishing features: The...
November 06, 2019
Chamomile (Matricaria recutita)
Chamomile is one of the most utilized herbs in ancient and modern times. It's familiar and cozy vibrations help soothe any nervous tension and anxiety. Find out more about it in our H&E herbal guide.
June 03, 2019
Skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora)
An herb that has been used for hundreds of years for its valuable sedative medicinal characteristics. Skullcap is a perennial plant kin akin to mint, known for its soothing properties. Common Name: Skullcap Scientific Name: Scutellaria lateriflora Family: Lamiaceae Identified by: Square stems and jagged edges of its leaves, can grow up to...