The flowering perennial known commonly as catnip, catmint, or catswort actually has the scientific name of Nepeta cataria. Cat Nip has been used historically in diverse parts of the world to improve a variety of bodily functions and ailments. TasteCat Nip has an earthy, minty flavor. What this tea can do for youIt can help to dispel gas, aid in digestion and sleep, relieve stress and anxiety, and lower pain and inflammation. It is potent due to a certain terpenoid, called nepetalactone, but various other chemical constituents and nutrients also benefit human health. Health benefits May Help Relieve Stress - The catnip plant has iridoid glycosides, which is responsible for relaxing effects on humans. Due to the herb's effect, herbalists have made catnip tea for centuries to treat anxiety. It also contains potent nervine properties, the reason it’s considered to be highly effective for patients nervousness related anxiety. Drinking catnip tea can help relieve tension headaches and bring about relaxation. It can also reduce anxiety and stress. Improves Quality of Sleep - Catnip has been effectively used to remedy insomnia for decades. The sedative nature of this calming herb helps to slow down the body’s natural cycles and bring about a relaxed state and calm. Used to Treat Digestive Issues - Catnip can relieve digestive problems such as constipation, diarrhea, cramping, flatulence, and bloating. This natural herbal remedy also regulates the production of bile and gastric juice secretion thereby keeping your digestive system healthy. The relaxing, anti-inflammatory effects of organic compounds in it can ease the knots and inflammation in your gastrointestinal system and relieve tightness and discomfort. Used As A Remedy for Colds/Flus - Drinking catnip tea can fight fever and colds by strengthening the immune system. The herb is categorized as a diaphoretic herb, which means it can induce perspiration while maintaining body temperature. People with a sore throat, flu, or cold could benefit by using a hot catnip infusion as an inhalant. Apart from being an effective decongestant, catnip also alleviates catarrh and sinusitis. Grown in Asia on our organic plantations & hand-packed in the USA.
Bentonite clay is an absorbent clay that typically forms after volcanic ash ages. The name comes from the largest known deposit of bentonite clay located in Fort Benton, Montana. TasteBentonite clay has an earthy taste. What this tea can do for youPeople have been using bentonite clay for centuries as a way to detoxify the body, improve digestion, improve skin tone, and more. This clay has a unique composition and can absorb “negatively charged” toxins that can accumulate in the body and keep it from functioning correctly. When it comes in contact with a toxin, chemical, or heavy metal, the clay will absorb the toxin and release its minerals for the body to use. How to use Bentonite Clay: On the skin: Bentonite clay is also a popular ingredient in skincare products. When a person uses it on the skin, bentonite clay may have the power to adsorb oils and bacteria. Combine purified water and bentonite clay to make a paste and apply on to your skin as a mask to calm any itching, burning, cuts, blemishes, or insect bites. Also applying a lotion or cream with bentonite clay in it creates a barrier between your skin and possible irritants. Internally: When Bentonite Clay is consumed, it may absorb toxins or other unwanted substances from the digestive tract. Bentonite clay contains natural minerals such as calcium, magnesium, and iron, which may provide additional benefits. Health benefits Detox Digestion Grown in Asia on our organic plantations & hand-packed in the USA.
Zen Golden Buds Black Tea makes a potent and bold brew making it an excellent option for those who adore quality, malty Chinese black tea. The tips of Golden Buds black tea leaves give this blend an elegant appearance of budding golden flowers. This unique and high-quality black tea is enjoyed widely for its honey carob and energizing effect. TasteThis tea has an earthy yet sweet taste. What this tea can do for youZen Golden Buds Black Tea contains theaflavins and thearubigins which are known to reduce the signs of aging and reduce stress. Antioxidants called polyphenols in black tea may help prevent DNA damage in the body, help deters weight gain and promote fat loss, lower blood sugar levels, and the chance of developing type-2 diabetes. It lowers the risk of heart attack and cardiovascular disease, reduces blood pressure, and helps to provide mental alertness and energy. Health benefits Antioxidants called polyphenols in black tea may help prevent DNA damage in the body Deter weight gain and promote fat loss Lower blood sugar levels and the chance of developing type-2 diabetes Lowers risk of heart attack and cardiovascular disease Reduce blood pressure Helps to provide mental alertness and energy Grown in Asia on our organic plantations & hand-packed in the USA.
Uva Ursi folium, also known as bearberry leaf, is used in Zen's Uric acid tea blend Gout-B-Gone. Uva Ursi leaves are one of three herbs used in this blend. The berries are tasty to bears and so when the plant was named in Latin uva-ursi, this was taken into consideration; uva, "grape, berry of the vine", ursi, "bear", i.e. "bear's grape". But Uva ursi tea is generally made using the leaves of the plant rather than the sour berries. TasteUva Ursi leaves have an earthy taste. What this tea can do for youThis herbal product is used for urinary infection symptom relief, infections of the kidney, bladder, or urethra (urinary tract infections or UTIs), and swelling (inflammation) of the urinary tract. It contains arbutin, a chemical compound, which belongs to the glycosides and hydroquinones. This tea will help to replenish the lost chemical in your body. Uva Ursi also contains allantoin, a chemical also found in Aloe, which has a soothing effect. The content of arbutin in leaves depends on the season as well as on the geographical distribution. Health benefits Immune Support Digestion Grown in Europe & hand-packed in the USA.
Originating in the Mediterranean, Thyme can now be found worldwide as a flavourful, aromatic herb. Thyme is an evergreen shrub that has been used in medicine for thousands of years. Thyme leaf can be added to multiple teas for flavor but also is used today as a natural cooking ingredient. TasteThyme leaves have an earthy, minty taste. What this tea can do for youThyme's active ingredients, such as thymol, act as powerful antioxidants. The tea also boasts a few other unique compounds that give it such an impressive range of potential health benefits. Health benefits Antioxidant Actions - Thyme contains a high concentration of antioxidants. Hydrophilic extracts of thyme have substantial antioxidant activity in vitro that apparently is due in large part to rosmarinic acid and some flavonoids. Other notable individual antioxidant constituents of thyme identified by in vitro assays include thymol, carvacrol, p-cymene, γ-terpinone, terpinolene, and some flavonoids. Thyme contains many flavonoids, phenolic antioxidants like zeaxanthin, lutein, pigenin, naringenin, luteolin, and thymonin. It is packed with minerals and vitamins A, K, E, and C that are essential for optimum health. Its leaves are one of the richest sources of potassium, iron, calcium, manganese, magnesium and selenium Anti-inflammatory Actions - thymes constituent carvacrol stimulate anti-inflammatory processes and extracts of T vulgaris have anti-inflammatory properties in vitro Possible Respiratory Benefits and Effects on Cough - thyme is claimed to possess antispasmodic, broncholytic, and secretomotor properties used for alleviation of bronchitis, whooping cough, and mucosal inflammation of the respiratory tract. Possibly, the carvacrol and thymol in these medicinals have mild irritant effects on the lung that stimulate mucosal secretions and enhance ciliary movement in the bronchial epithelia leading to a decongestive response. It eliminates phlegm and mucus from the respiratory tracts, eases inflammation to help breathe, and prevents microbial development that can lead to illness Grown in Europe & hand-packed in the USA.
Slippery Elm Root has been used historically in diverse parts of the world to improve a variety of bodily functions and ailments. The bark of the tree is harvested for its inner lining or pith, which contains a high mucilage content that gives rise to the “slippery” factor. WARNING: Do not use if you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant. TasteSlippery Elm Root has an earthy taste. What this tea can do for youSlippery Elm is known to help with coughs as well as sore throats. When taken orally, mucilage becomes slick and coats the mucous membranes in the intestinal tract soothing inflammation, relieving pain, and giving your bowels a much-needed rest to heal themselves. It can also aid in relieving diarrhea and constipation. Health benefits Digestion - The mucilage found in its bark is ideal for soothing the digestive tract and eliminating inflammation, primarily the type that causes Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). There is also a significant amount of fibrous tissue found in the bark, which can help to bulk up the stool and eliminate issues like diarrhea. Sore Throat, Cough - Slippery elm contains mucilage, a sticky mixture of sugars that can’t be broken down by the human digestive tract. The mucilage coats the throat, so it’s no surprise that slippery elm is found commercially in many brands of throat lozenges Anti-inflammation - One small clinical study found that a mixture containing slippery elm enhanced bowel movements in patients with constipation-predominant IBS; however, the bark is part of a mixture of ingredients, and no study to date has supported these findings. Another study found that slippery elm had an antioxidant effect in people with Crohn’s disease Grown in North America & hand-packed in the USA.
Rosemary is a delicious and refreshing way to boost overall health in a variety of ways! Native to the Mediterranean region, considered an evergreen shrub with needles for “leaves,” this versatile herb provides a truly stimulating, system regulating, absolutely delicious cup of tea, hot or cold. Food manufacturers add rosemary to meats and sauces as an antioxidant and stabilizer. WARNING: Women who are pregnant or trying to become pregnant should speak with their doctor before using Rosemary. TasteRosemary tea has a citrus, minty, earthy taste. What this tea can do for youRosemary tea has been used as a natural internal cooling agent, making it a treasured remedy for reducing fevers in children and adults as well as “hot flashes” in menopausal women. Rosemary leaves are used in herbal medicine and are often employed as an aid to support cognitive health. Rosemary tea has been used as a natural internal cooling agent, making it a treasured remedy for reducing fevers in children and adults as well as “hot flashes” in menopausal women. Health benefits Rosemary tea contains compounds shown to have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial effects. The two most studied compounds in rosemary are rosmarinic acid and carnosic acid. Regarding the extracts, the phytochemicals mainly present in R. officinalis are rosmarinic acid, camphor, caffeic acid, ursolic acid, betulinic acid, carnosic acid, and carnosol. Therefore, R. Officinalis is mainly composed of phenolic compounds, di- and triterpenes, and essential oils Reducing the discomfort and frequency of hot flashes i Grown in Asia on our organic plantations & hand-packed in the USA.
Pai Mu Tan, also known as White Peony, is a mildly delicate, herby, and sweet as ripe fruit. White Peony are made from leaves and buds that are picked just before they fully open. Once collected, the unopened tea leaves are withered naturally and then dried out in the sun, providing a unique texture. This is considered as “the real Chinese Tea”, which grows in the Fujian mountains. TastePai Mu Tan has a sweet, fruity taste. What this tea can do for youPromotes good oral health. Polyphenols, flavonoids, and tannins are thought to help in inhibiting the growth of various bacteria that may cause plaque formation. Health benefits Rich in antioxidants Aids in weight loss and fights diabetes Anti-cancer effects Skincare: suppress several cellular components that may damage the fiber network that helps the skin stay tight and firm Grown in Asia on our organic plantations & hand-packed in the USA.
Mother's Milk is the perfect combination of Fenugreek Seeds, Cinnamon Chips & Fennel. This herbal blend is known as Lactation tea, Breast Milk tea, Milkmaid tea, Nursing Support herbal blend, but the main lactating ingredient is Fenugreek. TasteThis tea has an earthy, spicy, and sweet taste. What this tea can do for youFenugreek seed has been used to increase milk production since biblical times. The herb contains phytoestrogens, which are plant chemicals similar to the female sex hormone estrogen. A key compound, diosgenin, has been shown experimentally to increase milk flow; Natural Milk Flow. Health benefits Sex Digestion Grown in Asia on our organic plantations & hand-packed in the USA.
Marshmallow root (Althaea Officinalis) is a perennial herb that’s native to Europe, Western Asia, and Northern Africa. Marshmallow root encourages the natural productions of mucus that maintains, soothes, and moistens mucous membranes of the respiratory, digestive, and urinary tracts. TasteThis does not taste sweet like a regular marshmallow, but it has a more minty flavor. What this tea can do for youMarshmallow root has been used for thousands of years to treat digestive, respiratory, and skin conditions. It also contains chemicals that might decrease cough and help heal wounds by decreasing inflammation and fighting certain microbes. Health benefits Help treat cough - Marshmallow root appears to act as an enzyme to loosen mucus and inhibit bacteria. Wound healing - Marshmallow root has antibacterial activity that may make it effective in wound healing. When applied topically to rat wounds, the extract significantly increased wound healing in comparison to antibiotic controls. It’s thought to speed up the healing time and reduce inflammation. Soothes respiratory system - This medicinal root is perhaps best known in traditional medicine for its soothing effect on the respiratory system. It can help relieve the pain of a sore throat, soothe the irritation that causes coughing, and help to cut through the mucus and phlegm in your respiratory tracts. This root tea can even help attack the underlying infection that is causing bronchitis, sinus infection, or inflammatory issues. Reduces inflammation - marshmallow root can soothe the swelling and reduce discomfort, helping to relieve the symptoms quickly. This reduction in inflammation is very important for the gut, where marshmallow root can prevent gastric ulcers, constipation, diarrhea, and acid reflux disease. Grown in Africa & hand-packed in the USA.
Mao Zhen Hair Needle is a high-quality black tea from Anhui province of China. When steeped, Mao Zhen Hair Needle produces a rich amber-colored infusion. TasteMao Zhen Hair Needle offers a brisk, full-bodied, with the aroma of spring orchards. We are sure you will love the long-lasting sweetness, rich and delicious aftertaste with a strong finish! This imperial and robust blend pairs beautifully with dessert and fruit. What this tea can do for youThis tea lowers the risk of heart attack and cardiovascular disease. Health benefits Antioxidants called polyphenols in black tea may help prevent DNA damage in the body Deter weight gain and promote fat loss Lower blood sugar levels and the chance of developing type-2 diabetes Lowers risk of heart attack and cardiovascular disease Reduce blood pressure Helps to provide mental alertness and energy Grown in Asia on our organic plantations & hand-packed in the USA.
Lemon peel is the zest from dehydrated lemons – this is the outer portion (or skin) of the lemon with the white membrane or pith removed. Our Lemon peel is dried out and crumbled into this muted, but aromatic granule powder. TasteLemon Peel has a fruity, citrus taste. What this tea can do for youLemon Peel is used for flavor, helping to cover stinky breath, and can be brewed into a tea to clear out the body of toxins. It is recognized as a good source of calcium, potassium, and Vitamin A. Lemon peel is added to scores of herbal teas and herbal formulas for aroma and taste enhancement. Health benefits Lemon peel is very low in calories while high in fiber, vitamin C, and D-limonene. Lemon peels are a rich source of immunity-boosting vitamin C, containing 129 mg of this nutrient per 100 g portion. Vitamin C serves as a potent antioxidant that protects your DNA from free radical damage. Lemon peel offers several antioxidants that protect your immune system and reduce your risk of disease. Lemon peel may offer antimicrobial and antifungal effects — even against antibiotic-resistant strains. Grown in Asia on our organic plantations & hand-packed in the USA.
Indonesian Cinnamon, a variety of cassia cinnamon, is ideal for baking and cooking. There are three specific types of cassia cinnamon: Indonesian, Chinese, and Saigon. Indonesian cassia is the sweetest, most mild, and is the most common in America. TasteOur organic Indonesian Cinnamon Granules (chips) is a perfect balance of sweet and spicy flavor, making it a favorite for coffee drinkers and cinnamon lovers. What this tea can do for youResearch shows that consumption of Cinnamon once or twice daily can improve digestion, metabolism, and circulation. Health benefits Anti-inflammatory Soothes an upset stomach Relieve indigestion Help keep blood sugar levels balanced Enhance circulation Improve insulin efficiency making it an ideal spice for diabetics High in glutathione, the body’s major antioxidants Grown in Asia on our organic plantations & hand-packed in the USA.
Hyssop Leaf is an herbal tea brewed from the dried or fresh leaves of the herbaceous hyssop plant, known as Hyssopus officinalis that's native to the Middle East and Southern Europe. Cultivated and used medicinally since ancient times, this plant has been an important cultural element all over the world and remains important to this day. TasteThe leaves of the hyssop plant produce a tea that is vaguely reminiscent of mint, but there are more floral notes, making this a very pleasant hot beverage. What this tea can do for youHyssop leaf contains many different active ingredients and antioxidants, including terpenes, flavonoids, and tannins. There are also anti-inflammatory compounds, like vitamin C, which can have a wide range of health benefits. Health benefits Respiratory Health - anti-inflammatory properties of this tea may reduce pain and discomfort in the respiratory tracts, including soothing sore throats and expelling mucus and phlegm Digestive Benefits - the soothing nature of this tea, as well as the many antioxidants it contains, can help support healthy digestion. Immune System - Powered by vitamin C, backed by numerous antioxidants Grown in Europe & hand-packed in the USA.
Organic Fenugreek seeds contains phytoestrogens, which are plant chemicals similar to the female sex hormone estrogen. A key compound, diosgenin, has been shown experimentally to increase milk flow. Not only do they assist with breastfeeding, but they also contain multiple other health benefits. TasteFenugreek seeds have an earthy and sweet taste. What this tea can do for youFenugreek seeds contain alkaloids (mainly trigonelline) and protein high in lysine and L-tryptophan. Its steroidal saponins (diosgenin, yamogenin, tigogenin, and neotigogenin) and mucilaginous fiber are thought to account for many of the beneficial effects of fenugreek. Health benefits Immune Support Digestion Cardiovascular Support Weight Loss Grown in Africa & hand-packed in the USA.
Essiac Tea is a combination of Burdock Root, Sheep Sorrel, Rhubarb Root and Slippery Elm Bark. Traditionally these herbs are known to help detox and cleanse the body of toxins. WARNING: Do not use if you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant. Please consult with your physician about adding Essiac Tea to your diet. TasteEssiac Tea has a spicy, yet sweet taste. What this tea can do for youThe burdock root acts as a natural diuretic, helping to expel excess water from the body by naturally increasing the flow of urine output. Slippery Elm Root has been used historically in diverse parts of the world to improve a variety of bodily functions and ailments. It is also known to help with coughs as well as sore throats and can also aid in relieving diarrhea and constipation. Sheep Sorrel and Rhubarb Root are herbs commonly put in Essiac Tea. Health benefits Immune Support Digestion Cardiovascular Support Detox Grown in Europe & hand-packed in the USA. Ingredients: Burdock Root, Sheep Sorrel, Rhubarb Root and Slippery Elm Bark.
Elderflower is aromatic and makes for a great additive to teas. Like many natural, organically grown botanical medicine, elderflower combats free radicals. It's most effective when you are already sick. TasteElderflower has a floral and sweet fruity taste. What this tea can do for youElderflower helps to build the blood, cleanse the system, ease constipation, and enhance immune system function. It increases perspiration, lowers fever, soothes the respiratory tract, and stimulates circulation. They have antioxidant properties and antiviral effects, which is why they're effective against colds and the flu. They also help reduce nasal inflammation. Health benefits Antioxidant content Flu-Fighting ability Grown in Europe & hand-packed in the USA.
Celery seeds are used in many different ways, from cooking to medicine, and contains a number of unique properties used to improve a variety of bodily functions and ailments. TasteCelery seeds have an earthy flavor. What this tea can do for youIt has been known to reduce blood pressure, relieve muscle spasms, and improve appetite. It is also good for arthritis, gout, and kidney problems. Celery seed also acts as a diuretic, antioxidant, and sedative. Health benefits Can help to reduce arthritis or even gout-related inflammation Celery extracts, which contain 85% 3-n-butylphthalide (3nB), are effective in giving relief from arthritis and muscular pains. Helps to lower blood pressure as well as cholesterol due to the celery seed’s phthalides May contain antioxidants Grown in Asia on our organic plantations & hand-packed in the USA.