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Climate Collaborative Commitments

Yellow Emperor is proud to announce its participation in the Climate Collaborative. In fact, the Climate Collaborative is an effort born from the natural products industry to reverse and reduce the effects of climate change. To that end, there are nine areas in which companies in the industry can make commitments, ranging from Agriculture to…

Herb Highlights: Kava

Introduction Kava is a traditional medicinal plant from the South Pacific. It originated either on the island of New Guinea or Vanuatu1, but no one knows for sure. Currently, it grows on many islands in Oceania. The scientific name for the kava most popularly used today is Piper methysticum. Actually, this cultivar is sterile, cultivated…

Friends of Trees Eugene 2019

The Yellow Emperor team spent an afternoon volunteering with Friends of Trees, a local non-profit organization dedicated to planting and maintaining trees in urban areas in Eugene. We cared for and maintained 18 trees, along with their companion shrubs such as snowberries and other native plants. It was an enjoyable autumn activity. It was also…

Supply Side West 2019

A couple of representatives from Yellow Emperor went to Supply Side West this year in Las Vegas. This year, our main purpose for attending was educational. Therefore, we went to workshops such as “Sustainable, Safe Packaging for CPG Brands” and “Co-packers: Helping Navigate the Food and Beverage Landscape.” Additionally, we walked the show floor to…

Herb Highlights: Echinacea spp.

Introduction There are ten species of Echinacea and all are native to the plains of central and eastern North America1.  Also known as coneflower, Echinacea is yet another herb that we know about thanks to its use by Native American tribes like Kiowa, Cheyenne, Pawnee, and Lakota. These tribes used it for various reasons from…

Herb Highlights: Goldenseal

Herbal Highlights: Goldenseal Still useful, after all these years Folks still use Goldenseal today as an eye wash and as a temporary treatment for a variety of digestive issues.4  In fact, a study from 2012 shows that goldenseal could be useful in the treatment and prevention of MRSA,1 an infection that resists many common antibiotics.5…

GMP Certification: 5 Years Strong!

All of us at Yellow Emperor are very proud to announce that we have successfully renewed our UL GMP certification for the 5th year in a row! I am proud of the Yellow Emperor team and our continued dedication to the highest levels of GMP compliance.                   …

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Benefit Corporation Certification

We are very proud to announce our benefit corporation certification! As a benefit corporation, we use the power of business to help solve social and environmental problems. Further, we are constantly evaluating and improving our practices related to employees, suppliers, our community, and our environment. We are very happy to share this news with all…