Learn more about herbs and tisanes

herbalism is also known as phytotherapy. Most prescription drugs are actually derived from plants with medicinal properties, otherwise known as herbs. But Herbalism is not just about pharmaceuticals, however. It is a centuries-old form of medical treatment that targets not so much just the symptoms, which...

Brewing your tisanes to get the perfect flavor and potency you’re looking for all comes down to amount and timing. The beauty of loose leaf is that you can play with the amount of herbs you use per cup of water, by choosing different measuring spoons....

A flowering herb that grows in cold, high-altitude regions such as Scandinavia, Siberia, Russia, and Iceland, and as far south as northern France and Germany.  Other names for it include arctic root, golden root, king's crown, and rose root. Rhodiola rosea has been used in...

We often take for granted the delicate supple skin of our hands by putting our hands to work all day without any regard. Whenever we are immersed in cooking, gardening, scrubbing dishes or cleaning things around the house or at work, or really anytime we...

Burdock root comes from burdock, a genus of weeds that are related to sunflowers and part of the daisy family.  Burdock has large heart-shaped leaves and produces purple flowers in the spring and autumn. Native to North Asia and Europe, burdock now grows widely in...

Passiflora, or Passionflower, is a plant native to North, Central, and South America. While primarily tropical, some of its 400 species can grow in colder climates. The name passion flower dates back to the seventeenth century. Spanish explorers learned about passionflower from native Peruvians. They...

It’s been a crazy halloween weekend for most of us, celebrating all the festivities that this fun holiday brings! And now that Monday morning is here, maybe it’s time to mellow things out, reduce any anxiety/thoughts of our upcoming week ahead, and stay present with...

Lately, we here at Vana Tisanes have been noticing how much hidden sugars we consume throughout our day to day. Whether in sweetened beverages or late night sugary snacks, it’s so easy for our sugar consumption to add up. And because sugar has been known...

(also known as Silybum marianum). Milk thistle gets its name from the milky-white liquid that runs off of the plant’s leaves when they’re crushed. The actual leaves of the plant also have a spotted white pattern that makes them look as if they’ve been dunked...

Reduces symptoms of cough. Reacts with mucous membranes, not only to reduce mucus but help loosen it so that you have the ability to have a more productive cough Reduces symptoms of colds and congestion Is a natural insecticide, known to keep bugs away Carries antibacterial properties to...