- April 1st, 2014
Whether your child has the back-to-school jitters or you’re nervous about sending your first-born off to college, both of you can benefit from a cup of chamomile tea. The herb works to relax blood vessels and smooth muscle fibers, effectively soothing and calming the body. Additionally, chamomile promotes healthy sleep—which translates into a healthier day.
- March 4th, 2014
What it is: Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) is an herb with a very strong scent. It is common in lotions, baking, detergents, perfumes, and tea.
- March 1st, 2014
Spring is in the air, and daylight saving time is around the corner. While we all love our longer days, according to Michael J. Breus, PhD, the setting and resetting of the 24-hour cycle affects our circadian rhythm (our internal clock). By having to go to bed at a new “earlier” time than normal, we find ourselves unable to fall asleep or stay asleep.
- February 1st, 2014
If you haven’t used tea to help ease your sore throat, you are missing out. One of our favorite tea ingredients is slippery elm bark. It’s perfect for sore throats and coughs and is a soothing agent for your digestive tract. The leaves from the slippery elm are dried and then ground into a powder and put into a variety of teas.
- January 1st, 2014
Peppermint (Mentha piperita) is an exceptional component in a natural tool chest. As to its botanical lineage, there are about 25 different species of mint: Peppermint is actually a naturally occurring hybrid between water mint and spearmint.
- January 1st, 2014
WHAT IT IS: Elderflower is, as you might guess, a flower of the elder tree. The flower can be used in tea either fresh or dried.
WHAT IS IN IT: Essential fatty acids; calcium; vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, and C; phytochemicals.
- September 1st, 2013
Teas—specifically the herbal variety—are packed with minerals, vitamins, and medicinal substances that work directly with your body to help get rid of nasty viruses. Here are just a few herbs to add to your tea that will send your cold/flu virus in the other direction:
Chamomile: anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antiseptic, antispasmodic
- July 1st, 2013
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For those of you out there who consider yourselves tea connoisseurs, these names might mean something to you. For the rest of us, these are varieties of green tea we should get to know—and the sooner the better.Healing secrets of a 5,000-year-old drinkBy Amy Vergin
- May 1st, 2013
Plants are antioxidant-generating machines. Commercially, the biggest return-generating plant extract is green tea. There are other plant-based antioxidants—bilberry, grape seed, ginkgo biloba—but green tea dominates at this stage. About 50 percent of products launched in 2012 bearing an antioxidant claim contained green tea, according to market analysts.
- February 1st, 2013
Black tea consumption has been mathematically linked to a low prevalence of type 2 diabetes, according to data collected in 50 countries all over the world. In recent years, a great deal of interest has focused on the health benefits of green tea, which is thought to have anti-inflammatory properties.