Chamomile, a rather plain looking flower from the daisy family, but below it’s innocuous petals lie compounds that can aid with irritation or insomnia. Chamomile has a reputation for helping with stomach upset, and it is often a tea that people reach for when they are suffering from a cold or flu. Our signiture herb blends contain this lovely little daisy.
The base of the rose after it flowers is its hip, and in addition to containing the seed it also contains a great deal of natural vitamin C, This vitamin helps to strengthen the bodies immune system. Thus we’ve added it to our signature herb blend to help assist the body in fighting many of the critters that may be causing us troubles that our other herbs help sooth.
Although this purple flower may recall memories of the countryside of France or the fragrance of a favorite perfume this powerful herb shalt not be underestimated. It’s natural oil contains compounds that alleviate insomnia, anxiety, nausea and even possibly depression. Thanks to this little flower’s power we include it in our signature Herbal blend.
The healing powers of rose petals have been known for centuries and today they are used to make therapeutic essential oils as well as being enjoyed as a nutritious tea. It is good at treating common gynecological diseases, such as morbid leucorrhea, irregular menstruation, menopausal syndrome, premenstrual cold, acute mastitis, and so on. And in recent years it is also used to treat depressive disorder.
Siberian ginseng, or eleuthero, is best known as being an adaptogen in the ginseng family. Some of the most important health benefits of eleuthero include its ability to help relieve stress, increase cognitive function, boost the immune system, reduce fatigue, lower inflammation, protect heart health, prevent degenerative diseases, boost respiratory health, and increase energy levels.
Soothing and cooling, violet leaves help reduce fever and inflammation. It can be useful in treating sinus infections, bronchitis, sore throats and coughs. Violet leaves can even help to shrink tumors and cancers. They are most effective when taken both internally and used externally as a poultice.
Slippery elm is a tree that looks just like any other. Although her inner bark houses a powerful secret, it is great for a poor inflamed throat. The inner bark of the slippery elm tree contains soothing compounds that help to ease throat irritation. Because throat irritation is such a common symptom we, of course, include it in our signature blend.
This ingredient in our signature blend is one that you will not likely see while browsing your average spice garden, that’s because the part of the Astralagus that makes the magic happen is the root. Research suggests that Astralagus contains compounds that can help fight the negative side effects of chemotherapy, like nausea and bone marrow suppression. Further research suggests it may even be able to assist diabetics with controlling their blood sugar and insulin levels. These two powerful effects are why we include it in our signature herbal blend.
Unless you live in china its unlikely you have seen this berry. But it is quite the powerful little fruit. Research into Schisandra suggests it improves mental accuity especially when taken with ginseng(which is also found in our blend we may add). But that’s not all, research also suggests that Schisandra can help assist people with hepatitis, as it lowers blood levels of glutamic-pyruvic transaminase which causes liver damage in individuals afflicted with hepatitis. It also provides an interesting flavor to our signature blend, which it is present in.
Belonging to the same family as the blackberry, the white mulberry seems to just be any other berry upon first glance but in reality the white mulberry is far more special. Research suggests that the leaves and to a lesser extend the berries contain compounds that help to lower blood sugar in those with type 2 diabetes. For this reason we include mulberry in our blend.
Another tea favored by the ill, peppermint is a lovely little herb in terms of it’s flavour. But studies suggest it assists with the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, such as bloating, nausea, and gas. Peppermint also imparts a lovely and crisp flavour upon the palate. It is for this reason that we include it in our blend.
What’s not to like about this little root from India? It has great taste and even greater medicinal value. The compounds contained within have been suggested to be nausea’s number one enemy. Knocking it out no matter what the source it seems. It also appears to alleviate symptoms of osteoarthritis and even painful menstrual cramps. We use crystallized ginger in our blend to add sweetness and the compounds that help to keep your stomachs contents secure.
Chances are you’ve heard about this “super fruit” from a trendy smoothie joint, they will call it super but in most cases don’t seem to know quite why it’s super. The answer is because Goji berries are a great source for natural antioxidants, in addition some research seems to indicate that Goji contains compounds that may help to lower blood sugar. We include this berry in our blend for one other reason though, in order to impart a lovely fruity flavor upon your palate.
Cinnamon is a very common culinary herb and for good reason. The delicious flavor it imparts is almost indispensable and certainly hard to substitute. Such a unique flavor also comes with a few benefits. Research on cinnamon suggests that it can reduce inflammation, have antioxidant effects and even help fight bacteria, and although cinnamon’s effects are a good incentive to include it in our blend we also do it to bestow its flavor in our delicious tea.
Eucalyptus is a rather imposing tree from Australia, and while we know it primarily for it’s connection to Koala bears it is also known for different reasons, alleviating respiratory symptoms. Research suggests that eucalyptol, a chemical present in the leaves can help to reduce inflammation and further flare ups in those afflicted with bronchitis. For its service to our lungs we include eucalyptus leaves in our tea.
A herb known primarily for the flavor it imparts to black licorice, it also has other uses more medicinal in nature. Research into liqourice root suggests that it contains compounds that assist with heartburn and even can help with coughing. For both its delectable and unique flavor, and its medicinal effects we include it in our signature blend.
Chances are you’ve already ingested ginseng, considering it’s prevalence in energy drinks. But it’s different varieties all have different uses and Panax is one of those varieties, and one with possibly the most uses medicinally. Research into Panax suggests that it can help prevent the flu, help with mental function(including those with Alzheimer’s) and fatigue. For these reasons we include panax ginseng in our tea.
This unknown little south american plant’s root are often used in various traditional medicine preparations and research seems to indicate it is for a good reason. Research suggests that Suma root contains compounds known as adaptogens that help the body adapt to all manners of stress by improving the immune system, it is for this reason that we include Suma root in our signature blend.
This purple little flower is beautiful to the eye but presents more benefits then just it’s beauty. Research into Echinacea seems to imply that it possesses the power to lessen the symptoms of the common cold and also even help prevent catching a cold in the first place. Due to its cold stopping power we include Echinacea in our tea.
A relatively unknown plant to many Nigella Sativa, also known as black seed or black cumin(although it is completely unrelated to cumin) is a powerful little seed that has been used in traditional medicine for thousands of years. And while it has a delicious flavor it also seems useful in assisting those with Asthma, and when taken by the mouth seems to lessen the amount of coughing and wheezing fits. Due to it’s asthma assisting prowess we include it in our signature blend.
Some of the most important health benefits of spearmint include its ability to improve digestion, boost respiratory health, optimize hormonal levels, relieve stress, increase circulation, maximize heart health, and protect the integrity and strength of the immune system.