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
Bayberry, also known as wax myrtle, is a common shrub in the marshlands of the eastern United States. In addition to its use in candle making, it is also commonly employed as a fragrance in potpourris. The root bark, when steeped into a tea, is astringent and cleansing.
Simply Organic® Black Bean Seasoning Mix melds spices — including onion, cumin, garlic and roasted chili powder — to create a taste sensation as enticing as the sounds of New Orleans jazz in the Quarter on a warm summer night.
Provide a comfortable, restful atmosphere for your baby with pure, organic essential oils. The easy-to-use plug-in diffuser allows you to create a relaxing environment in the nursery to help coax your baby to calm down and drift off. A sample of our unique, organic essential oil blend designed for babies is included with each diffuser.
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.
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.
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.
Look no further for a naturally rich and intense moisture cream. The revitalizing and fresh aroma of Aura Cacia's Ginger/Mint Body Cream will slowly release upon contact with the skin to keep you replenished throughout the day.
Simply Organic® Gumbo Base Seasoning Mix will get those saints marching in — for dinner! The enticing combination of onion, paprika, garlic, oregano, and other flavorful spices delivers taste from the “Big Easy” directly to your kitchen.
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!
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.
Rosemary - Rosmarinus officinalis
Rosemary has a fresh, herbaceous scent and has purifying properties. Blend rosemary oil with grapeseed and olive oils to make a nourishing scalp massage.
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