Learn more about herbs and tisanes

A lot of women know, pregnancy is a very sacred and complex experience. And with that, pregnant women have to be extremely cautious in what they consume to ensure it doesn’t harm themselves or their baby, especially when it comes to herbs. But not to worry as...

Valerian (Valeriana officinalis) is a perennial plant native to Europe and parts of Asia, and naturalized in North America. It has a very distinctive odor that many people find unpleasant - if you’ve ever opened a bag of our tisanes containing valerian root, you may...

Iced Tea popped off in the early 1900s when Richard Blechynden a tea plantation owner served chilled tea drinks as a nice cold refreshment to beat the extreme heat at the St. Louis World’s Fair in 1904. Now as a sweet summer treat, served in...

Milk thistle is a beautiful plant that carries strong benefits and features! With its big bright and soft purple flowers and very rough, spiky exterior, milk thistle grows abundantly here in California. Seeming like another pesky weed, milk thistle is actually a very potent medicinal...

Known as an adaptogenic herb, schisandra berries help bring ease to the mind and body as it stabilizes the nervous system and reduces cortisol levels in the body. Nourishing yin energy it has the ability to, “quiet the spirit and calm the heart”. Connecting to...

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...

The ancient practice of pouring tea is not only a beautiful sight, but is also a greatly important step to preparing your tea. When brewing your tea the excess of dissolved oxygen in boiling water can hinder the release of some of the anti-oxidizing agents....

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...