100% Certified Organic Herbal Tea Blend for Stress & Anxiety
5 Large reusable Tea bags per box
Directions: Drink one to three cups of tea per day depending on your stress & anxeity levels. Use 8-10 ounces of hot water to one tea bag. Reuse same tea bag up to three times.
Hand Crafted with Mountain Rose Herbs
NOW IMPROVED WITH SKULLCAP & LAVENDER ADDED (not pictured)
-Holy Basil, Rama tulsi (Ocimum sanctum syn. O. tenuiflorum) Is used in this blend due to it being an adaptogen herb. Adaptogenic herbs, by definition, are herbs that are non-toxic and used to generally support the health of a person under stress in non-specific ways. Adaptogens influence the HPA (hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal) axis and are used to positively address many nervous system issues, including the negative effects of excessive stress, anxiety, insomnia, depression, overwork, and more.
****Holy basil may have an anti-fertility effect on both men and women and thus should not be taken by couples wishing to conceive or by pregnant women.****
****Those who are taking insulin to control their diabetes may need to adjust their insulin levels while taking holy basil. If holy basil is being used to assist with blood sugar control, it is best to use it consistently and dependably so that insulin treatments can be somewhat consistent from day to day.****
Other: blue skullcap, scullcap
Scutellaria laterifolia L.
Plant Family: Lamiaceae
Skullcap is an herbaceous perennial mint with ridged leaves and tiny flowers that can range in color from purple and blue to pink and white. The two-lobed flowers resemble the military helmets worn by early European settlers, hence the herb's name. A hardy plant, it grows 1 to 4 feet (25 cm to 1 m) high, thriving in the woods and swamplands of eastern North America. Settlers in the late 1700's promoted the herb's effectiveness as a cure for rabies, giving rise to one of its common names, mad dog weed. This claim was later discarded, and herbalists began to focus on the plant's considerable value.
Aerial portions, dried.
Skullcap is a comforting herb. It is used to promote emotional well-being and relaxation during times of occasional distress.
No known precautions.We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
Other: Dutch lavender
Lavandula x intermedia Emeric ex Loisel.
Plant Family: Lamiaceae
Lavandula angustifolia is the classic lavender that most people are familiar with. It can also be found on the market as Common Lavender, French Lavender (when it comes from France), True Lavender, or Lavender. You may also see it labeled as Lavandula officinalis. This little greyish purple flower is known for its sweet floral aroma.
Lavender is an aromatic perennial evergreen shrub. Its woody stems bear lavender or purple flowers from late spring to early autumn, although there are varieties with blossoms of white or pink. Lavender is native to the Mediterranean, but now cultivated in cool-winter, dry-summer areas in Europe and the Western United States. The use of Lavender goes back thousands of years, with the first recorded uses by the Egyptians during the mummification process. Both the Greeks and the Romans had many uses for it, the most popular being for bathing, cooking, and as an ingredient in perfume. Lavender was used as an after-bath perfume by the Romans, who gave the herb its name from the Latin lavare, to wash. During the Great Plague of 1665, grave robbers would wash their hands in a concoction called Four Thieves Vinegar, which contained lavender, wormwood, rue, sage, mint, and rosemary, and vinegar; they rarely became infected. English folklore tells that a mixture of lavender, mugwort, chamomile, and rose petals will attract sprites, fairies, brownies, and elves.
No known precautions.
We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
-Licorice Root (Glycyrrhiza glabra) is used in this blend as an adaptogen, licorice benefits the HPA axis function and the sympathoadrenal system (SAS).It is frequently used for people with adrenal insufficiency who have symptoms of fatigue, tiredness upon waking up in the morning.
**Licorice has gotten some bad press. Like any herbal special consideration it is best to know the details rather than label an herb as being bad or good or claiming that it always does such and such.
Licorice, especially when taken in large amounts for long periods of time, can increase blood pressure and cause water retention. Some people seem to be more susceptible to this than others.
To avoid increase in blood pressure and water retention here are some suggestions.
- Take licorice in smaller dosages and as part of a larger herbal formula.
- Avoid taking more than 10 grams of licorice per day for an extended period of time.
If you decide to take larger dosages of licorice, have your blood pressure checked regularly and discontinue use if you notice any unusual water retention in your body.
- Avoid use of licorice if you currently have high blood pressure and/or edema.
- Licorice may also interact with corticosteroid medications by increasing their effect. If you are on corticosteroid medication then it would be best to work with someone experienced in using these two substances together.
**Interestingly, many of the case studies involving unwanted effects of licorice happened in people consuming LARGE amounts of LICORICE CANDY.
**Licorice root is not recommended during pregnancy and its safety has not been established for lactation.**
-Lemon Balm (Melissa Officinalis) Is used in this blend due to it being a relaxing nervine. It is calming and used in many hypersensitive nervous system issues, ranging from stress to insomnia.
**There is some concern that lemon balm may inhibit thyroid function, although this does remain controversial. If you have an underactive thyroid, avoid consuming this plant in excess without first speaking to an herbal practitioner.
-Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla M. recutita) is used also because it is a relaxing nervine. Chamomile is also a mild sedative. It is probaly the most widley used relaxing nervine herb in the western world, and is safe for use in all types of anxiety and stress- related disorders.
**A small number of people are allergic or sensitive to plants in the Asteraceae family. These people should avoid chamomile or approach it with caution.
-Peppermint (Mentha x piperita) is a stimulating nervine used to address that irritable, stressed-out, blustery feeling, associated with an excess of sour blood in the Southern Folk tradition.
*Peppermint is generally safe for everyone.
**In some sensitive individuals it can cause heartburn. Taken in excess it could dry up breast milk.
-Hybiscus Flowers Whole (Hibiscus sabdariffa) Is used in this blend for it's Nutrients, delightful sour taste & beautiful color that it turns the tea.
Hibiscus calyces contain a variety of phytonutrients that are associated with modulating inflammation, including anthocyanins and flavonoids. The calyces also contain Vitamin C, β-carotene, calcium, and iron.
**We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particulary if you are pregnant, nursing or on any medications.**
*For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease.