Fall & winter are a natural time to get back into a comforting practice of drinking tea. Make the most of your cup with these go-to blends for cold & flu season.
Drinking tea is a comforting experience… and it can also be a humbling one: After all, you are literally drinking in the life force of a plant that has evolved over tens of thousands of years, building natural immunity to its environment all along the way. It’s connected to the earth, rooted in the soil. When you drink tea, you are essentially borrowing that plant’s own vitality and natural immunity, infusing your body with the plant’s “green” energy.
Borrowing the natural immunity of herbs
Tea is perhaps some of the earliest forms of human medicine, so it’s worth thinking about that cup of tea as if it were an herbal supplement, because it is. And, as with any herbal supplement, daily intake can help bring our bodies back into balance and help maintain a sense of wellbeing.
Here are four go-to blends to protect against the seasonal challenges of Fall:
Formula No. 01-1 Urgent Care
A RESTORATIVE BLEND FOR WHEN YOU’RE NOT FEELING YOUR BEST.
BENEFITS: Think of this as your ultimate Cold & Flu tea… though it’s good for immediate comfort and immune system support whenever you feel a little under the weather. Promotes clear throat, open sinuses, a calm stomach and soothed muscles.
INGREDIENTS: Fennel, Anise, Raspberry Leaf, Rosehips, Mullein, Birch Bark, Thyme, Dandelion Leaf, Horsetail, Blackberry Leaf, Peppermint.
Formula No. 03-1 Nervous System
A CALMING BLEND TO EASE RESTLESSNESS AND BALANCE MOOD.
BENEFITS: This herbal blend is all about promoting healthy relaxation and a good night’s sleep. Studies suggest lavender may support normal autonomic response, as well as alpha and theta brain activity. Schizandra is traditionally used for immune system health, endurance, physical performance, mood and memory.
INGREDIENTS: Peppermint, Chamomile, Passion Flower, Lavender, Kava Kava, Schizandra.
Formula No. 04-1 Throat & Lung
A SOOTHING BLEND FOR HEALTHY RESPIRATORY FUNCTION AND IMMUNE SYSTEM SUPPORT.
BENEFITS: Got a nagging cough, or persistent congestion or allergies? This blend keeps sinuses and chest clear, supports healthy lungs and respiratory system. Mullien, Elberberry and Peppermint calm respiratory tract distress. Ginseng, Usnea and Oregano encourage normal immune system function.
INGREDIENTS: Elderberry, Peppermint, Mullien, Ginseng, Oregano, Usnea.
Formula No. 07-1 Detoxification
A PURIFYING BLEND TO SUPPORT THE BODY’S INNATE ABILITY TO CLEANSE.
BENEFITS: There are a number of herbs that are great for detox support. This blend helps boost the body’s natural detoxification mechanisms with herbs that support healthy liver, kidney and bladder function and act as a mild diuretic. As a general tonic, this tea soothes inflammation and supports overall health of the skin.
INGREDIENTS: Rooibos, Lapacho, Milk Thistle, Hibiscus, Nettle, Birch, Ginger, Oat Straw, Sarsaparilla, Hawthorn, Horsetail, Cornflower, Peppermint.
Find your go-to blend(s) for whole-body support
As with any herbal supplement, benefits come with consistent use over time. And we’ve created a complete system of medicinal tea blends for whole-body support… for healthy digestion, cardio health, joint & muscle health, concentration, and more.
See all 12 of our Root Tonic & Tea Medicinal Blends.