REMEDY TEA- FOR YOU...meet our custom blends!
By, Anne Salazar, RH (AHG)
Due to the popularity of our flagship house-blended tea, Remedy Detox, we are so excited to announce two other Remedy Tea House Blends!
As we embark on this new journey of making in-house herbal teas, we realize that having some premade for our customers would address the need for more on-the-go requests. While our primary focus will always be on creating custom teas for individual customers, we realize that having a few blends on hand that are commonly needed would also be advantageous. With that in mind, I would like to introduce our new line of Remedy Tea House blends!
Currently, we have three herbal tea blends prepared ready to go- Detox, Belly Be Well and RestRX. We upgraded these blends to be regularly stocked after realizing so many people had the same complaints with detoxification, digestion issues and insomnia. This article will discuss those blends, the specific herbs in them, and how they work.
This was our flagship blend! We created it for our Remedy Detox Protocol Kit (check this out if you want to do a full 14 day detox). It is not only effective for allowing the body to gently and efficiently detox; it is delicious! We have had repeat demand for this blend. It can be used on its own or as part of the detox protocol.
Rooibos (Aspalathus linearis): Grown only on the west coast of South Africa, this delicious plant is widely known for its antioxidant solid punch; containing high amounts of bioflavonoids and polyphenols (1). This benefit allows protection and support of liver function (2). In addition, Rooibos is lauded for its anti-inflammatory properties (3).
Peppermint (Mentha piperita): In addition to its comforting flavor, we add this old friend for it’s support of digestive processes (4). This aids in the process of gently allowing the digestive system to do it’s work during a detoxification process.
Dandelion Leaf (Taraxacum officinalis): This plant is widely known for its liver protective qualities (5). It is also jam-packed with bioavailable minerals. Dandelion is thought increase both bile production and flow to the gallbladder, and as a cholagogue, it may exert a direct effect on the gallbladder, causing contraction (15)
Nettle Leaf (Urtica dioica): A big favorite with herbalists and nutritionists, Nettle is considered a superfood. Generally speaking, nettle can help encourage steady, mild elimination of toxins and discourage toxin build-up. Along with its well-known content of bioavailable nutrients, this plant is also known to assist with blood sugar management (6).
Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica): Used for centuries in traditional medicine as a liver detoxifier, Gotu Kola helps to detoxify the rest of the body by drawing out fluid from tissues, promoting urination and helping to eliminate excess fluid from the body (7).
Red Clover (Trifolium pratense): Red Clover is primarily nutritive but also used to support proper lymphatic function (alterative), immune support, healthy skin, and proper endocrine function.
Challenges with digestion are ubiquitous globally, and most people can benefit from the herbal helpers in this blend.
Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria): As a digestive aid, Meadowsweet herb is hard to beat. It soothes and protects the mucous membranes of the digestive tract and stomach lining whilst reducing acidity (8). It is a premier herb for indigestion.
Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla): Traditionally well known for its calming support of digestion (9), Chamomile lends its sweetness to this process.
Holy Basil (Tulsi): This Ayurvedic herb has a strong impact on the digestive tract and can stimulate the release of gastric juices, making the bowels move smoothly. Tulsi tea also has antispasmodic effects, which can help those suffering from constipation. It detoxifies the liver and bladder, reduces inflammation, and helps our intestinal flora find a healthy balance (10).
Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare): This licorice tasting seed has been used traditionally in multiple cultures for it’s soothing effects on digestion.It has been shown to help by reducing inflammation in the bowels and decreasing bacteria that cause gassiness (11).
Peppermint (Mentha piperita): See entry above for Detox Tea.
We have created this blend because face it….who doesn’t need support for relaxation and stress mitigation? This will help calm the nerves, and off-set the negative side effects due to stress. In this way, it can even support better sleep.
Oatstraw (Avena sativa): This herb is made from the grasses that produce the oatmeal you eat for breakfast. This herb soothes the nervous system while also strengthening the bones due to its high content of bioavailable calcium and magnesium. It is also known to stabilize blood sugar, relieves depression by nourishing your pancreas, liver and adrenals, and keeps your teeth strong.
Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla): Along with many years of traditional experience, studies have shown chamomile to be effective in aiding with relaxation, and also helping with anxiety, depression, and insomnia (9).
Skullcap (Scutellaria latiflora): It has been used for more than 200 years as a mild relaxant and as a therapy for anxiety, nervous tension, and convulsions. Studies show American skullcap has significant antioxidant effects, and may help protect against neurological disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, anxiety, and depression (12). In practice, I find it is helpful for over-thinking or ‘monkey-brain”.
Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata): This gorgeous, unusual flower is a powerful nervine tonic that can be used to treat stress, anxiety and to help the mind prepare for a restful night’s sleep (13).
Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia): Lavender is known for its ability to calm the nervous system, lift the mood and even lower blood pressure (14).
We are quite proud of these blends and hope you will find them beneficial in your quest to empower yourself and your health. I hope it goes without saying that we only source our herbs from companies that provide the freshest, organic, top quality plants available. This is important, obviously, for the effective medicinal values of everything we provide for our customers. We also strive to make our teas as tasty as possible while maintaining their medicinal value. And always remember- every herb has multiple benefits. No one herb does one thing. So when we list benefits, we cannot possibly include all the benefits each plant can potentially provide. This is one of the many benefits of herbal medicine!
So please come in and ask us about our herbal teas. It's a fantastic way to infuse your life with the healthful benefits of these powerful plants, and to create a more substantial relationship to them.
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