Philip buys the highest quality herbs and doses all the tea bags personally. The tea is not cheap and nether are the herbs. But they are well worth the money. This tea is not meant for daily use. Use when needed and follow the directions on the bag. This tea's dominant flavor is lavender and peppermint. Squeeze some lemon juice and add a drop of honey to get maximum benefits. Very healthy!
Lavender is believed to have antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, which can help to heal minor burns and bug bites. Research suggests that it may be useful for treating anxiety, insomnia, depression, and restlessness. Some studies suggest that consuming lavender as a tea can help digestive issues such as vomiting, nausea, intestinal gas, upset stomach, and abdominal swelling. In addition to helping with digestive problems, lavender is used to help relieve pain from headaches, sprains, toothaches, and sores. It can also be used to prevent hair loss.
Chamomile Considered to be one of the most ancient and versatile medicinal herbs known to mankind, dried chamomile flowers have numerous, widespread health implications thanks to their high level of disease-fighting antioxidants like terpenoids and flavonoids. Chamomile’s vital antioxidants are found in the plant’s potent oils and are the main contributors to its natural healing properties. As an effective alternative medicine with almost no known negative side effects, chamomile has been used for nearly 5,000 years in standardized tea, herbal extract and cosmetic forms to promote tranquility, vitality, a youthful appearance and longevity.
Peppermint is native to Europe and is a natural hybrid of spearmint and water mint. The herb is easy to grow in moist soil and is commonly cultivated around the world for its many applications in food and medicine. The world's most familiar "mint scent" is the aroma of peppermint. The oil of peppermint offers its cool, refreshing flavor and unmistakable aroma to a wide variety of foods and beverages.
Yarrow It is a long-stemmed member of the sunflower family found in the wild throughout the temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. It can be recognized by its highly segmented leaves (millefolium literally means “thousand leaves”), and the clusters of daisy-like white or lavender flowers at the top of the stalk. Greek myth had it that Achilles painted himself with a tincture of yarrow to make himself invulnerable to arrows, everywhere on his body except his heel. Native American herbal medicine makes extensive use of yarrow. Among the Micmac people of Maine, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia, the stalk was chewed or stewed to induce sweating to “break” fevers and colds. They also pounded the stalks into a pulp to be applied to bruises, sprains, and swelling.
Catnip is a little different from adaptogens (which help with stress) and other herbs that work best when used consistently over a period of time. This member of the mint family is mostly helpful in one-off situations, like when you need to unwind after a particularly stressful day. Catnip is what herbalists call a “relaxing nervine”, which means that it helps create a sense of peace, calm overstimulation, and ease forehead tension and motion sickness. Catnip is also slightly sedative, and is often sipped as a tea before bed to help with sleep.
Valerian Scientists have found that valerian root increases the amount of a chemical called gamma aminobutyricacid (GABA) in the brain. GABA helps regulate nerve cells and calms anxiety. Drugs such as alprazolam (Xanax) and diazepam (Valium) also work by increasing the amount of GABA in the brain. The valerenic acid and valerenolcontained in valerian root extract act as anti-anxiety agents.
Mugwort Those who cannot attain or are denied normal REM sleep suffer deeply, as they lose out on the mood-regulatory functions of dreaming. Dreams are an opportunity for the subconscious to go to work on the troubles and lessons of the day, and integrate them into the deeper mind. They can serve as a form of emotional detoxification, in which highly reactive elements are broken down or joined with other complexes to be eliminated, rendered inert, or made newly useful. Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris) has helped a number of my clients with disrupted sleep, specifically those who wake in the middle of the night and have difficulty falling back to sleep. Mugwort effectively improves the capacity to sleep straight through the night. Those effects are best described as intensifying or enhancing to dream texture, resolution, complexity, and recall.
Philip recommends that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are on any medications.
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