- Serving Size: 2.5g /cup
- Steeping Temp: 100°C
- Steeping Time: 5 mins.
- Certification: Organic
- Origin: Chile
- Caffeine: Caffeine Free
St John’s Wort
St. John's Wort has been used for homeopathic remedies for it's anti-imflammatory, astringent and calming qualities. St. John's Wort is said to have a calming effect on the nervous and digestive system. It has become a popular herb for controlling stress and to treat chronic fatigue syndrome, anxiety and depression. It has been useful in treating the mood swings associated with menopause and PMS and it is considered a mild sedative for treatment of insomnia.
Story, Folklore, History...
St. John’s Worth is a plant that is native to Europe but has been adapted in most of the northern hemisphere. The name refers to the fact that it flowers around the feast of Saint John on June 24th which is also close to the summer solstice. St. John’s Worth is common to roadsides, waste areas and fields. It has a rich tradition of usage dating back to ancient Greece. The European peasants thought the plant protected them from evil spirits, witches, demons and lightning. The plant was used internally in homeopathic preparations to support nerves damaged by trauma. It was also used topically to promote recovery from trauma to the skin like burns, wounds and bruises.
Tasting NotesCertification: Organic
Grade or Quality: C/S
Base flavor: Earthy
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From the Shanti Tea Canada Blog
Top 10 Detoxifying Herbs - by Safiya Motala
With spring around the corner, we’re shifting our focus to detoxification. Think of it as a spring cleaning for your body. Over the course of the winter, many of us are eating heavier foods due to seasonal availability and may be leading a more sedentary lifestyle. A spring detox helps to give your system a healthy boost. Once your cleanse is over, you will feel refreshed, energetic, and ready for summer!
There are different types of detox guidelines out there. Before you start a restrictive detox, you should consult with your doctor. Eliminating processed foods and refined sugars, and choosing whole foods is a great way to safely detox your system. Removing toxins and artificial ingredients from your diet will allow your body to do its job more efficiently.
There are many ways herbs can help the detoxification process that your body does naturally. Here are 10 detoxifying herbs to add to your detox routine. All are best consumed as a tea, by putting 1 heaping teaspoon per 8-10 oz of boiling water, and leaving the herb to infuse in water for 5-10 minutes. The longer it sits, the more effect it will have. Note...