Winter Newsletter 2023-2024

December 29, 2023

Winter Newsletter 2023-2024

As we come to the end of 2023 and look forward to 2024, all of us at Em’s Herbals wish you all the best! 

Our customers are what our business is all about, ultimately. Sharing our love of healing plants, and offering you the best products that we can find and create—we do it all for you!

For many of us, the New Year moment is a time to think about improving our health… resolving or managing lingering issues that we’re already aware of, and seeking ways to prevent or minimize others that may lurk over the horizon.

To help you meet your New Year's goals, we're announcing a Health and Wellness Sale for the entire month of January, with 20% off on our entire inventory of bulk herbs and teas)!

We’ve brought a few herbs back to our selection that haven’t been on our list for some time.

  • Boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum), a potent immune stimulant and antimicrobial, particularly helpful for seasonal flus and respiratory illnesses.
  • Fenugreek Seed (Trigonella foenum-graecum), known for addressing high blood sugar and digestive problems, and modulating hormonal concerns including dysmenorrhea and lactation, and many other applications.
  • Linden Leaf and Flower (Tillia sp.), a soothing, fragrant tea, perfect for anxiety, insomnia, and palpitations.
  • Motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca), a classic remedy for women’s concerns, and a tonic for the nerves and circulatory system.
  • Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris), a nervine with a wide range of actions, popular as an addition to dream pillows.
  • Wild Lettuce (Lactuca virosa), traditionally used as an analgesic, antispasmodic, and sedative. The Premium Harvest Wild Lettuce we have just received is lovingly wildcrafted in Oregon.

We're adding a couple of others that are new to our collection!

  • Jamaican Dogwood Bark (Piscidia piscipula), a strong herb for pain and insomnia.
  • Tribulus terrestris powder, also known as Caltrops, renowned as a libido enhancer for both sexes.
  • Tulsi (Ocimum sp.), often called Holy Basil, or the Queen of Herbs, treasured in Indian culture as a stress reliever, immune enhancer, adaptogen, and much more…

Tulsi (coming to our online store soon!) is considered sacred in Indian culture. While Ayurvedic medicine includes a number of herbs with adaptogenic properties—plant allies that regulate body systems to balance excess or augment deficiency, as needed—Tulsi’s status as a panacea, an “elixir of life,” is unrivaled.

Many Indian homes feature a Tulsi plant growing at the entrance or in the courtyard, and Holy Basil is used in the rituals of some HIndu sects. Tulsi is also a traditional Orthodox Christian symbol of paradise, rebirth, and sanctity, cultivated in monasteries, and infused to create holy water.

Native to South Asia, Tulsi prefers warm, moist environments but can be grown in more temperate areas as well. It’s often used daily, as a tea or chewing fresh leaves, to foster longevity and overall health, and as a treatment for numerous conditions including inflammatory conditions of all kinds, metabolic and digestive disorders, infections, toxic exposures, and psychological stress.

Happy New Year—stay healthy!