Philip's favorite tea. Perfect for helping to settle anxiety and help those recovering from addictive substances.
Hemp Flower Prior to the outlawing of cannabis in 1937, major pharmaceutical companies produced a wide variety of cannabis-based products, but cannabis has actually been used as a herbal remedy for thousands of years. Although it has a long history, the recent discovery of the body's widespread endocannabinoid system (ECS) has thrust cannabis back into the limelight again as a viable therapy.
Yarrow It is a long-stemmed member of the sunflower family found in the wild throughout the temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. It can be recognized by its highly segmented leaves (millefolium literally means “thousand leaves”), and the clusters of daisy-like white or lavender flowers at the top of the stalk. Greek myth had it that Achilles painted himself with a tincture of yarrow to make himself invulnerable to arrows, everywhere on his body except his heel. Native American herbal medicine makes extensive use of yarrow. Among the Micmac people of Maine, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia, the stalk was chewed or stewed to induce sweating to “break” fevers and colds. They also pounded the stalks into a pulp to be applied to bruises, sprains, and swelling.
Elder flower belongs to the honeysuckle family, although there has been talk of reclassifying it into the viburnum family. Elder has opposite, compound leaves composed of five to nine oval and toothed leaflets. The leaves are dark green, but lighter on the underside. The bark is gray or light brown. Elder is one of those plants surrounded by mystery, magic, and superstition. If you are a Harry Potter fan, you’ll know that a wand made of elder had the most powerful of magic! In the language of flowers, elder flower meant purification and love, or compassion and zealousness. Ancient texts from Hippocrates (460 – 370BC), Dioscorides (40 – 90 AD), and Pliney the Elder (23 – 79 AD) include information about elder, indicating its longstanding value in herbal medicine. Elder flowers have an anti-inflammatory effect on the upper respiratory system when under stress from colds, flu, or sinusitis.
Skullcap may help fight cancer cells. This herb has been used as an alternative medicine to help heal inflammation, provide relief from spasms, stimulate blood flow in the pelvic region, encourage menstruation, help eliminate headaches, reduce fever, treat gout and work a sedative for relaxation.
Chamomile Considered to be one of the most ancient and versatile medicinal herbs known to mankind, dried chamomile flowers have numerous, widespread health implications thanks to their high level of disease-fighting antioxidants like terpenoids and flavonoids. Chamomile’s vital antioxidants are found in the plant’s potent oils and are the main contributors to its natural healing properties. As an effective alternative medicine with almost no known negative side effects, chamomile has been used for nearly 5,000 years in standardized tea, herbal extract and cosmetic forms to promote tranquility, vitality, a youthful appearance and longevity.
Peppermint is native to Europe and is a natural hybrid of spearmint and water mint. The herb is easy to grow in moist soil and is commonly cultivated around the world for its many applications in food and medicine. The world's most familiar "mint scent" is the aroma of peppermint. The oil of peppermint offers its cool, refreshing flavor and unmistakable aroma to a wide variety of foods and beverages.
Catnip is a little different from adaptogens (which help with stress) and other herbs that work best when used consistently over a period of time. This member of the mint family is most helpful in one-off situations, like when you need to unwind after a particularly stressful day. Catnip is what herbalists call a “relaxing nervine”, which means that it helps create a sense of peace, calm over stimulation, and ease forehead tension and motion sickness. Catnip is also slightly sedative and is often sipped as a tea before bed to help with sleep.
Holy Basil has a rich history dating back to ancient eastern uses 3,000 years ago. Mentioned in the Rig Veda around 1500 B.C., the sacredness of holy basil was celebrated in the Purana and is highly regarded in Ayurvedic medicine. Oftentimes ignored, the “stress hormone,” as it’s commonly referred to, is responsible for an alarming number of diabetes mellitus cases throughout the world. Its far-reaching effects on the body can play havoc on learning, memory, lowered immune function, bone density, weight gain and heart disease. Because of its widespread popularity, holy basil leaves are now regarded by most countries as adaptogen herbs (anti-stress agents) and have been used widely to promote health throughout the entire body.
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