A very important aspect of the natural products industry is the focus on preventive rather than reactive medicine and treatment. American society tends to be very reactive in the way that it approaches problems, which means that the strategy for problem solving often comes from a place of reacting to an issue that is already present rather than taking steps to prevent the issue in the first place.
For many years, Yellow Emperor has been working with the Pearl Buck Center by hiring adults with disabilities to do production and office work. The Pearl Buck Center is a local non-profit organization aimed at providing adults with disabilities pathways to employment through training and work experience opportunities. The Pearl Buck Center Academy offers instruction…
Yellow Emperor partners with Lane County’s School Garden Project to help provide more kids with education on healthy living, gardening, and environmental stewardship. The School Garden Project is a local non-profit organization whose mission is to help Lane County schools develop onsite vegetable gardens where they teach children standards-based science and the basics of growing…
Many of the herbs used in the products we make can only be grown in specific climates or conditions, so it is important to acknowledge how climate change will affect the natural product industry now and in the future.
Because of its history and practice with herbal medicine, its export industry, and the influences from the West, Bolivia provides a strong example of the intersections of indigenous and western culture and traditions.
Maca root or lepidium meyenii has become one of the most widely used herbs in the world because of it profound effects on sexual and reproductive health, but also for its benefits on energy and the immune system
Arguably, the form healing that has been pioneered by women for centuries around the world is more holistic than modern medicine.