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Valerian

Classified as Valeriana officinalis, valerian is native to North America, Europe and Asia. Valerian is a tall perennial herb with hollow stems that bear white or reddish flowers. The name Valerian is from the Latin word valere, meaning ‘to be in health’. The root stock of valerian harbors many active compounds and many herbalists believe it is what gives this plant its amazing medicinal value. Healing oils found in valerian root include valeranone, valereal, borneol, and azulene. These oils have…

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St. Johns Wort

As herbal medicine tiptoed into the mainstream in the 1990s, St. John’s wort joined the ranks of gingko biloba, ginseng and echinacea as stars of the supplement shelves. The demand for alternatives to conventional medicine grew, patients began searching for help with frequent ailments and a healthy consumer boom was born. Saint John’s Wort has also been used in assisting with insomnia, neurosis, neuralgia, tinnitus, bruising, rheumatic pain and inflammation as well as aiding in wound healing. St. John’s Wort…

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Osmanthus Flower

  “Osmanthus” refers to a genus of more than 30 flowering trees, most of which are native to the temperate areas of Asia. The flowers grow in small bunches and emit a sweet, pungent odor. Traditionally, dried osmanthus flowers are infused in a black or green tea, but oolong and white tea bases can also be used to create different flavors. Each of these tea bases will also have an effect on the overall health benefits and caffeine content of…

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Tulsi

Tulsi is an aromatic plant in the family Lamiaceae  which is native throughout the Old World tropics and widespread as a cultivated plant and an escaped weed. Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum) is the most important medicinal herb ever known. It has endless miraculous and medicinal values. The health benefits of tulsi include skin care, dental care, relief from respiratory disorders, asthma, fever, lung disorders, heart diseases, stress, etc. Tulsi protects from nearly all sorts of infections from viruses, bacteria, fungi and protozoa. Recent studies…

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Linden

Linden is also known as Tilia, it is a genus of about 30 species of trees, native throughout most of the temperate Northern Hemisphere, in Asia (where the greatest species diversity is found), Europe and eastern North America. They are generally called lime in Britain and linden or basswood  in North America. Featured Blend: Herbal Oasis

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Lavender

The lavenders are a genus of 39 species of flowering plants in the mint family, Lamiaceae, native to the Mediterranean region south to tropical Africa and to the southeast regions of India. Lavender has a sweet, floral flavor, with lemon and citrus notes. European royal history is also filled with stories of lavender use. Charles VI of France demanded lavender-filled pillows wherever he went. Queen Elizabeth I of England required lavender conserve at the royal table. She also wanted fresh lavender…

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Hibiscus

The flowers  are large, conspicuous, trumpet-shaped, with five or more petals, ranging from white to pink, red, orange, purple or yellow. Hibiscus tea made from the hibiscus flower (Hibiscus sabdariffa) may help control cholesterol, and thereby reduce the risk of heart disease. Hibiscus tea was the beverage favored by the Pharaohs of the ancient Nile Valley when they wanted to refresh themselves in the desert heat. In fact,  Hibiscus Tea, throughout history until the present, has been a preferred beverage in…

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Echinacea

Echinacea is a genus of nine species of herbaceous plants in the family Asteraceae  which are commonly called purple coneflowers. All are endemic  to eastern and central North America, where they are found growing in moist to dry prairies and open wooded areas. They have large, showy heads of composite flowers, blooming from early to late summer. Echinacea has long been known as the herb that boosts your over-all immune system and help ward off the common cold. While vaccines…

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Chamomile

Chamomile is a common name for several daisy-like plants. These plants are best known for their ability to be made into a tea which is commonly used to help with sleep and is often served with either honey or lemon.  Chamomile has a soft, subtle, sweet apple-like flavor. It has been used throughout history for its calming effects and is well known for a variety of medicinal properties. Featured Blend: Green Nirvana

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Rose Buds

The rose is said to be native to Iran where the plant has been cultivated. It may be mentioned here that the 6th century B.C. Greek poet Sappho had portrayed the rose as the ‘queen of flowers’. On the other hand, in Rome, rose was associated with all festivities and the Romans ate the flower’s petals as food. Roses have flavors that are sweet, with subtle undertones ranging from fruit to mint to spice. Featured Blend: Rose Chai