Herbs

Growing Oregon Feature Article

Growing Oregon Feature Article

In the latest edition of Growing Oregon, naturopathic and dietary supplements get a closer look and why Oregon companies are leading the way to supply demand. At Eclectic Institute we pride ourselves on pioneering the use of freeze-dried herbs in herbal supplements. We wanted to provide the most natural products possible; by freeze-drying we are preserving all the nutrients and benefits of a fresh ingredient. 

Making Home Remedies with Fresh St. John's Wort

Making Home Remedies with Fresh St. John's Wort

There are a number of things you can make with freshly picked St. John's Wort, our whole family gets involved with harvesting and making things with this herb. The flowers are the perfect size for small hands to pick, and watching oils and tinctures turn red is fascinating for children.

Freeze-drying 101

Freeze-drying 101

Freeze-drying can preserve the product for up to 25 years, remaining fresh as the day it was dried [1]. Along with the preservation time, it also retains the nutritional value, flavor and texture [2]. In many cases, the simple addition of water will transform the freeze-dried product back to its original, fresh form.

Freeze-drying is by far the best way to dry and preserve, essentially remaining fresh and natural, the same as it was before drying. What distinguishes freeze-drying from traditional drying is the quality, benefits and properties displayed by the finished product, obtainable only through freeze-drying.