History of Herbs in the Americas

Using herbs to support health and lifestyle has been done for centuries. The first written record of herbs being used was about 5,000 years ago by the Sumerians. They discussed using laurel, caraway, and thyme to help their people support their overall health. 

Cedar Bear® understands why people need herbs in their everyday life. Cedar Bear® has an herb for every type of need in your life.  Using a tincture to stimulate your health may seem awkward at first, but it can make a huge difference. Cedar Bear® was the first in the industry to bring you great tasting, alcohol-free liquid herbal supplements.  Contact us now if you want to learn more about our story or if you want to possess your own batch of herbal extracts.

History of Herbs in the Americas

Not only did Native Americans use herbs to support their overall health, they also believed that herbs had the power to purify the mind, body, spirit, and to bring balance into their natural lives and dwellings. Many traditions indicate that Native Americans learned about the power of herbs by watching animals. There are no written traditions of herbal use by Native Americans until the first Europeans began arriving. As Native Americans began to interact with settlers, Europeans learned how to utilize herbs to support their health throughout the seasons. 

In the 14th century, ocean exploration advanced and Christopher Columbus made it to the new World. Spice trade became quite commonplace between the Americas and Europe. The United States entered the herb trade in the 1800s. Today, the United States produces about 200 billion pounds of herbs and spices annually while importing about 530 million pounds. 

Common Native American Herbs Available From Cedar Bear®

Many herbs and spices used by Native Americans are available through Cedar Bear®. For example, our Calming Chamomile blend supports a healthy sleep cycle in the body. We also pau d'arco, the stonebreaker herb. This herb has a long and rich history of different uses throughout Native American herbal tradition. We also manufacture an ashwagandha root supplement as an adaptogen that has a plethora of uses.  

Our ginseng root formula can support natural energy levels in the body. Additionally, it will help as it has a cooling function. Our Red Root Bark supports overall health and respiratory function in the boyd. 

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Cedar Bear® has been able to make so many successful tinctures because we actually listen to what our consumers want. This ensures we are making something they will actually want and work with. We don't want to give you something barely satisfying your needs; we want to ensure you are as healthy as you can possibly be. Contact us now if you want to learn more about our story or if you want to possess your own herbal extract.

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