Anise is a member of the Umbelliferae family which also includes fennel, caraway, coriander and dill, to name a few. A seed-like fruit, anise delivers a warm, sweet, licorice-like flavor to sweet and savory dishes alike.
Astragalus root comes from a perennial plant that is found across much of northern China and Mongolia. The herb is a staple of TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine)
, where it has been used for centuries as a superior
Carrot - Daucus carota
Carrots belong to the Umbelliferae family along with parsnips, fennel, caraway, cumin and dill.
Cascara Sagrada is a deciduous tree found throughout the northern United States. The bark is harvested in quills and aged for at least one year to allow the anthrone constituents to oxidize, which prevents intestinal cramping when drunk as a tea.
Chervil's distinctive yet delicate flavor is popular in European cooking. Easy to use (it won't overpower your dishes) and versatile, it's a spice well worth your acquaintance. Try it in pasta, egg, vegetable, and grain dishes, and in soups, sauces, salads and dressings.
Aura Cacia's Comforting Vanilla Aromatherapy Massage will help transform your home into a private spa--or a romantic hideaway. Contains 100% pure vanilla CO2 extract and skin nourishing grapeseed, sweet almond, apricot kernel and vitamin E oils.
Comfrey leaves have tiny surface hairs which make them hard to dry quickly without spoiling. Allantoin, a consitituent in comfrey, makes the leaves a useful emollient in lotions, creams, and hair rinses.
Echinacea - Echinacea purpurea
Echinacea, commonly referred to as "coneflower" is a genus of nine different herbacious plants native to North America. The two primary species used in herbal preparations are E. Angustifolia and E. Purpurea, which are often used interchangeably.
Eleuthero Root - Eleutherococcus senticosus
Eleuthero, also known as Siberian Ginseng, is a woody shrub native to Northeastern Asia. Like true ginseng, it is an adaptogen and has been the subject of a great deal of on-going research in Russia and Korea.
Fenugreek seeds are rich in protein and in some cultures both the leaves and seeds are consumed as a food. As a seasoning, the seeds are used whole or ground in a variety of ethnic cuisines.
French white, or kaolin, clay is the gentlest and least absorbent of our clays. Without drawing out oils, white clay will gently exfoliate and cleanse dry, sensitive skin, while helping to stimulate circulation and improve tone.
Simply Organic Fruit Dip Mix is the belle of the ball—sweet, with a richness that can't be ignored. This dip is definitely the crème de la fruit.
Our garlic bread seasoning is a robust combination of garlic, onion, paprika, and other supporting spices, blended with one purpose in mind – to create the perfect piece of garlic bread. Also try this blend as a substitute for garlic salt.
A blend of bancha tea and toasted rice, this tea was originally created by Japanese farmers unable to afford regular bancha. It's a wholesome and delicious tea with a pleasantly sweet toasted aroma and nutty flavor.
Cool, vivacious orange and warm, grounding ginger come together in a delightful pairing that enhances salads -- and provides adventure in marinades and vegetable dishes.
Orris Root - Iris germanica var. florentina
Orris, also known Bearded Iris, is a perennial plant native to Europe. Though once an herbal medicine, it is now primarily employed as a fixative and base note in perfumery, and as an ingredient in several brands of gin.
Simply Organic® Red Beans Seasoning Mix provides the characteristic flavor of the Louisiana Creole dish traditionally served on Mondays. Our seasoning blend, which includes black pepper, oregano, parsley and a dash of cayenne, is so delicious you’ll want to serve it every day of the week!
Enhance the stress-busting power of a long soak in the tub with this Relaxing Herbal Bath Blend. Relish the scent of rosemary, basil, thyme, sage and lavender flowers, and you’ll feel calm from the tip of your toes to the top of your once-frantic head.
Rhubarb Root - Rheum officinale or palmatum
Rhubarb is a perennial native to Asia where it was widely used in Traditional Chinese Medicine to ease constipation.
Add crunchy flavor to salads, dips and vegetable dishes with this perky blend of peppers, seeds, spices, and lemon.
Aromatic, strong and spicy-- similar to thyme, but slightly more bitter-- winter savory can be used much like its annual relative, summer savory-- with beans and vegetables, meats, fish and poultry.
Often used in Chinese cuisine to flavor stir-fry and rice dishes, black sesame seeds are also great for encrusting fish and chicken. Use black sesame seeds to add texture and a mild nutty flavor to meats and vegetables.
This gourmet Sichuan, or Szechuan, pepper is grown in China and offers an unusual, pungent flavor that begins as warm and lemon-like with woodsy overtones, and finishes with a surprising numbing effect on the tongue! Its complex and unusual flavor can be used to intensify the flavor of fish, poultry, cheese, and vegetables. Substitute Sichuan pepper for black pepper to add an exotic twist to recipes.
A comforting blend of seven organic and Fair Trade Certified™ sugars and spices - all sourced from small farmer co-ops.
Valerian is well known for its strong, distinct aroma, which only develops after the roots are dried. One of the most calming and deeply relaxing herbs we know of, valerian is often used in bedtime formulas and sleep pillows.
It's hard to imagine a kitchen void of vanilla. Its full, rich, universally popular taste and enticing aroma is irreplaceable in cookies, cakes, custards, ice creams-- almost every conceivable sweet-- and a few savory dishes, too. (See also Vanilla Extract and Vanilla