Standout Herbal Remedies at Expo East 2022

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Some of the brands that we saw at Expo East 2022, like Wishgarden, Boiron, and Olbas, know that some of the most powerful compounds on Earth come directly from nature—and they’re using these natural herbs and plants to improve human health. 

With products like herbal extracts, wellness teas, essential oil blends, and homeopathic medicine, these brands combine ancient healing traditions with new scientific knowledge to craft potent herbal remedies that just about anyone could benefit from.

Wishgarden Herbs: An Entire Nursery of Herbal Extracts

For over 40 years, Wishgarden Herbs has been harnessing the power of plants to produce a broad variety of herbally-infused liquid wellness extracts.

Despite their evidence-based and science-forward formulations, Wishgarden’s extracts are anything but stuffy, with playful names like the Kick-A** Immune Activator, Hoarse Whisperer Throat Spray, and Genius Juice For Focus.

“Head of Hype” Jamie McKeown explained to us how each liquid extract uses a carefully formulated blend of ingredients to enhance immunity, gut health, energy level, and other key components of wellness.

wishgarden herbs at expo east 2022
Jamie McKeown knows her herbs—and dishes all the dirt on them to us.

At Expo East, we got to try the Kick-A** Immune Activator and Liquid Bliss for Peace Tranquility, which were both much-needed to support our dwindling immune and nervous systems after several cross-country flights and long days of travel. 

At Wishgarden Herbs, their roots run deep—herbalist and activist Catherine Hunziker started the company in 1979, and it’s still family-run and woman-owned to this day.

wishgarden herbs samples at expo east 2022

Each wellness extract is carefully formulated with top-notch herbs and plant-based ingredients for optimal efficacy—for example, the Digestive Rescue contains fennel seed, catnip, peppermint leaf, ginger root, Rocky Mountain artesian spring water, vegetable glycerine, organic gluten-free alcohol, and apple cider vinegar.

And although the extracts are made with alcohol, they aren’t alcoholic—they are safe for kids and contain less alcohol by volume than a ripe banana.

Boiron: Leading the Pack in Homeopathic Medicine

As a world leader in homeopathic medicines, Boiron is dedicated to providing your family with natural treatments made from over 1,000 botanical ingredients you can feel good about putting in your body. 

Deborah Kelly, Director of Public Relations, extolled the benefits of Boiron, with the French-founded company providing everything from pain relief to cold and flu treatment to sleep support. 

We have medicines for digestive issues, allergies, and our famous pain medication, Arnicare. Our medicines have something for everyone … we have longevity on our side, and we only use pure and natural active ingredients.

Deborah Kelly, Director of Public Relations at Boiron

Boiron was founded 90 years ago by twin brothers and pharmacists Jean and Henri Boiron, whose goal was to create reliable and trusted homeopathic medicines.

It’s safe to say they succeeded, as Boiron is leading the homeopathy pack, priding itself on quality manufacturing and responsible environmental practices—plus, it’s still operated by the Boiron family today. 

deborah kelly at boiron booth at expo east 2022
Deborah Kelly dives deep into the benefits of Boiron.

Deborah told us more about Boiron’s top sellers, including Oscillococcinum, the number one natural flu medicine that’s been around for over 70 years. 

She continues, saying, “We have medicines for digestive issues, allergies, and our famous pain medication, Arnicare. Our medicines have something for everyone … we have longevity on our side, and we only use pure and natural active ingredients.”

Olbas Herbal Remedies: Breathing Easy

Olbas Herbal Remedies

With its name and origin story coming from Basel, Switzerland (OLBAS is an acronym for Oleum Basileum, or “Oil from Basel”), Olbas Herbal Remedies has been relieving aches and pains, enhancing breathing, and calming coughs and sore throats for over a century. 

Olbas carries herbal and natural products for both topical and internal use, including cough syrups, tinctures, nasal sprays, and massage or aromatherapy oils. 

With soothing scents like peppermint, eucalyptus, wintergreen, juniper, and clove, Olbas Herbal Remedies is sure to help you relax and breathe easier.

Some of our team members agree that the oils do their job, as we took advantage of the complimentary massages given at Olbas to soothe our sore shoulders from hours of lugging around sample-laden bags and heavy camera equipment. 

Carmen enjoys a massage at olbas booth at expo east 2022
Camerawoman Carmen did not miss the opportunity for a complimentary massage!

Olbas also carries an analgesic salve for minor body aches and pains and therapeutic essential oil bath liquids to turn your tub into a Swiss spa.

During our visit, we met with Karen Page, National Sales Manager, who shared with us the “Power to Breathe” that comes with the Olbas Inhaler and other essential oils.  

olbas samples at expo east 2022
If you smelled something soothing and spa-like at Expo East, it was probably coming from Olbas.

The essential oils from Olbas easily diffuse into the air, providing benefits to the nasal and bronchial areas, as well as being readily absorbed into the skin to stimulate circulation and soothe tired muscles. 

Other offerings from Olbas include pastilles (AKA cough suppressant lozenges), wellness teas, and herbal bath liquid.

Olbas also has kiddo-friendly herbal remedies, with the Olbas Oil for Children specifically formulated for little ones with more sensitive noses. 

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