“Nature itself is the best physician” – Hippocrates

Yellow Emperor is proud to present our new page for current and pertinent happenings in the Natural Products Industry. This page is dedicated to discussing important aspects of the industry and herb cultivation, and it provides a forum for showing Yellow Emperor’s community and industry involvements. It is very important for Yellow Emperor to stay aware of threats to the industry and also to the natural healing culture around the world.

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…


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…