Around the globe, herbs have been trusted and used for thousands of years for their healing nature. Herbs have played a primary role in the traditional use of medicine, promoting wellness, and adding nutritional values to our daily diets. Some herbs are known to energize the body, some can help with sleep, and some can relieve an occasional sore throat or upset stomach.
Create a balance of flavors and tastes at meal times and while drinking herbal teas. Many traditional systems of medicine suggest that eating meals with a balance of tastes and flavors including sweet, sour, bitter, pungent (spicy), astringent and salty helps to lessen unhealthy cravings and to prevent over-eating. This balance of flavors provides activation of our taste buds and satisfies cravings to promote normal eating patterns and optimal digestion. *
Nopal leaf: Traditionally, Nopal leaf was [has been] used as a valuable and nutritious food source. Currently, modern research validates the use of Nopal leaf to maintain healthy blood sugar levels already within a normal range. *
You can also try out our Body Sugar Balance tea. Its recipe was formulated to support healthy blood sugar levels already within a normal range.
Support the maintenance of optimum weight levels by creating time and space for preparing and eating home cooked meals. Avoid excess stimulation while eating such as watching television or driving. Let preparing your meals become an act of artistic expression by creating a beautiful palette of colors and flavors on your plate. When our palates are satiated with tastes of sweet, sour, salty, bitter, pungent (spicy), and astringent, we become fully satisfied and tend to not over-eat.
Consider avoiding iced or cold beverages as extreme temperatures dampen digestive “fire” and hinder your metabolism. Take a moment to pause and appreciate the aromas of your food and beverages before enjoying them; this act of mindfulness entices digestive juices into metabolic action. To avoid overeating at meals, eat only as much as YOUR two hands cupped together will hold. Throughout the day, alternate drinking Pu-erh Slim Ease Chai™ with our Liver Detox Power™ formula to encourage your metabolism. * You may also try our Turmeric Slim Chai® and Slim Balance® to enhance the support.
To achieve & maintain weight levels, also consider other forms of “empty calories” and information taken in from overstimulating amounts of television watching, cell phone use, and social media exposure. Reduction of excess sensory stimulation (especially within two hours before bedtime) elevates mental clarity, supports stress management and thus ensures better food choices. *
Detoxification is an innate process in the body supported by the self-care practices of all humans throughout time. Some individuals cleanse or “detox” at the change of the seasons, specifically in spring and/or fall. For some individuals, the increased consumption of a variety of herbal teas with increased strength to support the body and its natural detoxifying process enhances their period of detox. * If appropriate for you, use 1 (or more) tea bags per cup of tea and drink 2-3 cups of your favorite herbal and/or detox tea per day during your detox period. Breathe slowly and inhale the fragrant aromas of these teas to promote a sense of inner calm and clarity. Enjoy a variety of supportive formulas such as: Dandy Liver Detox™, Body Balance Detox™, Moringa Cleanse Balance™, and Hibiscus Cleanse™.
ATTENTION: Drinking enhanced liver detoxification teas during a detox cleanse is not appropriate for children under 12, during pregnancy or lactation, or for sensitive individuals. Consult a primary care practitioner prior to any detox or cleansing practices. Do not use stimulant laxatives containing herbs such as Senna or Aloe for extended periods of time, as stimulant laxatives are meant for occasional use only and are not for daily and or regular long-term use.
Serene Slumber™ tea is not only delicious, but also perfect for adding to a bath to help you unwind at any time of day. Aromatic Lavender, Chamomile and Rose flowers whisk you away to calmness…any way you desire them.
Tea bath directions: Boil fresh water. Pour 16 oz of boiling water over 3-4 tea bags into a heat stable container like a glass Mason jar or ceramic vessel (avoid plastic containers). Steep the tea for 5-10 minutes with a lid over your jar/vessel. Gently squeeze the tea bag/bags to deliver the maximum herbal benefits. Let the tea cool slightly, remove tea bags and add to your bath while also sipping on a cup of Serene Slumber ™ tea. Breathe deeply and experience the soothing aromatherapy of these cherished flowers.
Feeling run down? Drink tea throughout the day; drink 3-6 cups of our Immunity Now™ tea or as needed to get a good night’s rest and to re-balance your body. Alternate drinking Immunity Now™ with Stress Balance®, Turmeric Immunity Now™ or Respiratory Balance™ tea to enhance overall well-being and vitality. *
For Turmeric Immunity Now™ you may add 1 tablespoon of ghee (clarified butter), butter or coconut oil with local honey if sweet is desired. Many of the health benefits of turmeric are highly fat soluble so by adding additional healthy fats to your tea, you’re increasing the herbal benefits to your body.
Throat Wellness™ is formulated to support optimum throat health. Strengthening tulsi holy-basil combine with sweet licorice root and marshmallow root to coat and soothe your throat. Uplifting cinnamon bark combine deliciously with hints of turmeric and spicy ginger to leave you and your throat feeling protected and vital. Sip and be well! ™
Throat soothing tips: For maximum benefits from your Throat Wellness™ tea, consider drinking tea throughout the day; drink 3-6 cups of Throat Wellness tea, alternated with Immunity Now™ tea, along with a good night’s rest to rebalance your body. Some tea drinkers find it very helpful to add extra honey to their tea to coat and soothe the throat and or to gargle with their tea before the swallow. Sip and be well! ™
Herbs have been used for thousands of years to focus the mind and bring clarity to thoughts and feelings. Drinking stimulating beverages such as Yerba Mate or Green Tea invigorates conversations and provides helpful insight. To drink Green Tea with friends and share the intention of making lively conversation is a valuable time-honored tradition.
Healthy digestion, assimilation and elimination are considered the foundation of health and wellbeing. To improve digestion and assimilation, avoid iced or cold beverages which can dampen your digestive fire. Eat only when hungry and avoid late night meals. Notice how you feel after meals to track which foods give you energy and which foods leave you feeling heavy, bloated or gassy. Create a calming and nourishing environment when eating— avoid excess stimulating television, phone conversations or upsets. *
To ease out the discomfort, feel free to try out our Regularity Ease® tea as well. Regularity Ease® is formulated to manage occasional constipation with gentle overnight relief.
The power of deep breathing is always with you. These simple breathing exercises can enhance the fullness of your breath, calm your mind and calm your nervous system: *
- Slowly and gently inhale deeply through the nose for 10 counts.
- Hold the breath for 5 counts (you can work up to holding for 10 counts).
- Try to “sip” a few more breaths in to fully expand your lungs.
- Exhale slowly and gently through the nose for 10 counts.
- At last count of exhale, gently “squeeze” the last bit of air out of your lungs.
For best results: Try this practice 3 times in a row, 1 to 2 times a day.
Reduces stress, increases oxygen flow, opens the sinuses, strengthens and protects the lungs, increases immunity, energy, and mental clarity. * For maximum support try our Respiratory Balance® tea. This tea was formulated to promote healthy breathing all year long. With Holy Basil leaf, soothing Licorice root, and Mullein leaf combined with spicy Cinnamon bark create a deep and distinct flavor that satisfies your palate and nourishes your lungs. *
Life is a journey, not a destination. You can access a wealth of wisdom from your cells, body and mind that is ready to help you unwind and recall your inner serenity. Turn off the phone, unplug from devices and media, take a nap, cuddle with your pets or a favorite human. Laugh regularly! Try to get plenty of sleep. Spend quality time in nature & with friends. Take deep breaths and stretch breaks throughout the day. Try 15-minute Power Naps (we know— easier said than done). Find your smile. Focus on something beautiful regularly. Most of these suggestions are not new, but they invite you to cultivate a better relationship to stress and thus, life. *
To help you unwind, feel free to try out our Stress Balance® tea. The subtle spicy and uplifting aromas of Rose flower and Cardamom enliven your mind and create a spacious awareness. *
Make an uplifting and delicious iced tea with our White Tea Wellness™. You can sip it throughout the day to help you maintain energy. Boil fresh water. Pour 1 liter of boiling water over 10 tea bags into a heat stable container like a glass Mason jar or a ceramic vessel (avoid plastic). Steep covered for 5 minutes— green and white teas require shorter steeping time to avoid bitterness. Gently squeeze the bags to deliver the maximum herbal benefits & flavor, then allow the tea to cool. Add local honey or Stevia leaf for taste. If the tea is too strong or weak for your palate, then add more tea or dilute with water. Serve this refreshing tea over ice with a slice of lemon or a wedge of orange and a sprig of fresh Mint leaves.
This spicy herbal ally is celebrated around the globe for its many culinary and therapeutic benefits. Ginger’s warming energy is a boon on days when you over-did your favorite dance move, or when feeling the oppressive challenge of menstrual cramps. Ginger is a versatile sweet and savory kitchen staple. This zingy friend is a delicious addition to baked goods or sautéed with greens, onions and garlic as an exotic and healthy side dish. Get creatively spicy with it! * and try our Organic Ginger™. This tea was formulated by mother nature and known for a panacea of health benefits. Ginger rhizome warms your spirit on cold days and spices up your life when you’re feeling blue; it offers strong, invigorating comfort any time of day.
Chamomile chills you out in many ways—it’s not only a delicious drink, it’s a perfect way to elevate a bath and unwind at any time of day. Simply pour 16 oz of boiling water over 3-4 tea bags into a heat stable container like a glass Mason jar or ceramic vessel (avoid plastic). Steep covered for 5-10 minutes and gently squeeze the tea bags to deliver the maximum herbal benefits. Let the tea cool slightly then remove the tea bags and add to your bath. While soaking in your bath, try also sipping on a cup of Serene Slumber™ or Organic Chamomile™ tea and inhale the soothing aromas as you relax.
Green Tea can taste very different depending on brewing methods. Try brewing our Organic Green Tea with one tea bag, or two; try brewing with boiling water, but only leave a tea bag in for 30 seconds. It’s recommended to either use a glass teapot, metal or ceramic for brewing, but not plastic; as some plastics add a chemical flavor to your tea. Seek out fresh spring water for you to brew, rather than water that comes out of the tap. Try out these different brewing techniques with friends and discuss the aromas and flavors you experience; the true nature of tea enjoyment is meant to be shared with friends.