Chamomile: Dried chamomile flowers have long been used as remedies for a wide range of ailments. They are widely known and recognized for their benefits in helping relax the body. Chamomile contains the antioxidant apigenin, which promotes sleepiness, reduces insomnia and improves quality of sleep by binding to receptors in the brain. It may also help reduce anxiety, the severity of and pain from menstrual cramps, blood sugar levels, blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
Found in: Take Care, Snooze Brew, Hey Mama
Dandelion Root: Known mainly as being a stubborn weed, dandelion root is used in herbal medicine for its wide array of medicinal properties. It is most commonly used to help cleanse and support the liver. Dandelion root has been shown to slow the progression of liver scarring (fibrosis) and inactivate the primary cells involved in fibrosis. This allows oxidative stress on the liver to be reduced, helping it to heal and regenerate. It is also rich in inulin, a soluble fiber, that helps the growth and maintenance of healthy bacterial flora in your gut.
Found in: Detoxify, Radiance
Earl Grey: A simple blend made of black tea leaves that have been infused with organic oil of bergamot. This blend has been shown to aid in lowering blood pressure, total cholesterol and LDL (‘bad’ cholesterol). It contains caffeine in safe amounts that help wake you up and keep you energized throughout the day. Earl grey can also aid digestion, by relieving constipation, acid reflux and intestinal infections.
Found in: Comfort Grey
Fennel: Commonly used as a flavourful culinary herb and medicinal plant. The seeds are packed with nutrients including fibre, vitamin C, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, manganese. The oils in the seeds contain more than 87 volatile compounds including polyphenol antioxidants rosmarinic acid, chlorogenic acid, quercetin, and apigenin. These antioxidants have powerful anti-inflammatory properties.
Found in: Bye Bloat
Ginger: The well-known fragrance and flavour of ginger are due to its natural oils, gingerol, being one of the most important. Gingerol is bioactive and responsible for the majority of ginger's medicinal properties. It has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Ginger is also effective against reducing nausea, soothing indigestion and lowering blood sugar levels.
Found in: Bye Bloat, Vitalize
Hibiscus: Rich in antioxidants, hibiscus may aid in preventing damage and disease caused by the buildup of free radicals. It is known as the 'botox' plant for its rich antioxidant content. It has been shown that hibiscus leaves may lower both systolic and diastolic blood pressure. Studies have also shown that hibiscus may promote liver health, helping it keep working efficiently. These benefits arise from increasing drug-detoxifying enzymes while reducing liver damage and fatty liver.
Found in: Detoxify, Radiance
Jasmine Green: Scented with the aromas from blossoms of the jasmine plant, our jasmine green tea is packed with energy and health benefits. It is also packed with powerful polyphenols, which act as antioxidants in our bodies. These polyphenols may aid in protecting against heart disease, by preventing LDL cholesterol (‘bad’ cholesterol) from oxidizing. Jasmine green can help keep you alert and energized with improved short-term memory. This is due to the caffeine in the tea enhancing brain activity and releasing mood-improving neurotransmitters such as dopamine and serotonin.
Found in: Jasmine Green
Lavender: In addition to providing a beautiful aroma, lavender has been shown to help reduce anxiety and depression. It helps reduce insomnia and restlessness, thus improving sleep. The oil in the lavender helps relax muscles throughout our bodies. Consuming lavender may also soothe the digestive tract, easing nausea, vomiting, intestinal gas and general upset stomachs.
Found in: Tranquil, Take Care, Snooze Brew
Lemon Balm: Coming from the same family as mint, this lemon scented herb has traditionally been used to improve cognitive function and mood. It also aids in relieving stress and anxiety by helping you relax and increasing feelings of calmness, while reducing nervousness and excitability. Furthermore, lemon balm may help relieve indigestion and relieve feelings of nausea.
Found in: Hey Mama
Lemongrass: This tropical plant, native to Southeast Asia, is widely used for natural remedies and traditional culinary dishes. It is commonly used as a natural remedy for digestive issues, neurological problems, and high blood pressure. The herb contains citral which is a natural plant compound with anti-inflammatory properties. Lemongrass is also a rich source of flavonoids and phenolic compounds, both containing antioxidants. Antibacterial and antifungal properties have also been associated with this powerful herb.
Found in: Vitalize
Licorice root: Considered one of the world’s oldest traditional remedies, this herb comes from the root of the licorice plant. Its primary active compound is glycyrrhizin, which is responsible for the plant’s anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antimicrobial properties. Licorice root is commonly used to relieve indigestion, upset stomachs, acid reflux and heartburn.
Found in: Bye Bloat
Marshmallow root: Its healing powers have been used in herbal medicine for centuries, helping alleviate digestive, respiratory and skin conditions. High in mucilaginous, marshmallow root has been shown to help treat coughs and colds. It appears to act as an enzyme, loosening mucus and inhibiting bacteria. This herb also aids with digestion and may help repair the gut lining by soothing irritation and inflammation in the digestive tract.
Found in: Bye Bloat
Nettle: High in polyphenols, this powerful, nourishing herb may have a role in prevention and management of chronic diseases based in inflammation, such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Nettle also helps protect the body from aging and cell damage due to the potent antioxidants it contains. Furthermore, it may aid in managing blood glucose levels, by helping the pancreas make and release more insulin.
Found in: Detoxify, Radiance
Oatstraw: Harvested from the stems and leaves of the unripe Avena sativa or common oat plant, this herb is high in iron, manganese and zinc. Oatstraw contains antioxidants known as avenanthramides, which have been shown to improve heart health and reduce inflammation. Avenanthramides also increase blood flow due to the stimulation of nitric oxide production that helps dilate blood vessels. Oatstraw has traditionally been used to relieve stress, anxiety and depression by targeting and nourishing the nervous system.
Found in: Take Care, Snooze Brew, Hey Mama, Radiance
Passionflower: Used in folk medicine for centuries, passionflower has been shown to reduce or alleviate anxiety, sleep problems, menopausal symptoms, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and heart rhythm problems. It is commonly used to help calm the mind and increase feelings of relaxation. Passionflower appears to increase levels of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in the brain, lowering brain activity thus helping you sleep and relax better.
Found in: Snooze Brew, Tranquil
Peppermint: This aromatic herb has been used for thousands of years for both its minty taste and health benefits. It has been shown that peppermint relaxes the digestive system, aiding to relieve digestive symptoms such as bloating, gas and indigestion. It also has anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties. Energy levels can be increased, and daytime fatigue may be decreased with peppermint.
Found in: Bye Bloat
Red clover: red clover has been used in traditional herbal medicine to help promote hair and skin health. It also contains a plant compound called phytoestrogens which are similar to the hormone estrogen. These compounds may help with menstrual irregularity and menopause symptoms. Red clover is also used to support lymphatic and immune function, skin health and proper endocrine function.
Found in: Detoxify
Red Raspberry: Although the fruit is often the most commonly known part of the plant, the leaves from red raspberry plant are loaded with nutrients too. They are rich in vitamins and minerals including B vitamins, vitamin C, potassium, magnesium, zinc, iron and phosphorus. Red raspberry leaves are also a powerful source of tannins and flavonoids, which act as antioxidants, helping protect your cells from damage. With regards to women’s health, red raspberry is commonly referred to as ‘the woman’s herb’. Fragarine, a plant compound in the herb, aids in tightening and toning muscles of the pelvic area which may reduce premenstrual symptoms such as cramping.
Found in: Hey Mama
Rooibos: Rich with polyphenol antioxidants, rooibos provides anti-inflammatory effects. It may help the body suffer less from stress and reduce the likelihood of conditions caused by chronic inflammation. Rooibos may also have beneficial effects on heart health and blood pressure due to the inhibition of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE). This enzyme indirectly causes blood pressure to increase due to the constriction of blood vessels.
Found in: Radiance
Rose Petals: As one of the most ancient medicinal plants and a classic symbol of femininity and love, rose also provides many benefits for our bodies. Rose is naturally uplifting, containing plant flavonoids that exhibit antidepressant properties. The beautiful petals also work as a supportive tonic for the heart.
Found in: Tranquil, Jasmine Green
Rosehips: Rosehips are the pseudo-fruits from rose plants, found just beneath the petals. They have been linked to a variety of health benefits, such as improved immunity, skin aging and heart health. Rosehips contain high levels of carotenoids and polyphenols, as well as vitamins C and E. These are all powerful antioxidants that help protect against and reduce cell damage from free radicals. Vitamin C plays an essential role in your immune system and rosehips have a concentration that is higher than any other fruit or vegetable.
Found in: Hey Mama
Schisandra: Schisandra berries are a fruit used for both food and traditional medicine. They are commonly used as ‘adaptogens’ that aid in increasing resistance to stress and disease, in addition to improving energy. Schisandra berries are also utilized for increasing lifespan, preventing early aging, stimulating the immune system, as well as regulating blood sugar and blood pressure. This berry is also used for treating liver disease and protecting the liver from toxins. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) schisandra is known as the 'five flavoured fruit' as it incorporates all of the 5 tastes - sweet, sour, bitter, salty, pungent.
Found in: Take Care
Tulsi: Also known as holy basil, this green leafy plant is considered a tonic for the mind, body and soul. It is full of vitamin A and C, calcium, zinc, iron and chlorophyll. The plant acts as an adaptogen; a natural substance that assists your body with adapting to stress while promoting mental balance. Holy basil also helps your body detox and is high in antioxidants. It has also been shown to lower blood sugar and cholesterol, ease inflammation and naturally increase your stomach’s defenses.
Found in: Detoxify, Tranquil
Valerian root: Sometimes referred to as ‘nature’s Valium’, valerian root has been used for thousands of years to improve sleep and promote tranquility. Valerenic acid, an active compound in valerian root, inhibits the breakdown of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). GABA is a chemical messenger that aids in regulating nerve impulse in the brain and nervous system. The inhibition of this breakdown results in feelings of relaxation and calmness. Valerian root also contains antioxidants, including linarin and herperidin. These both appear to have sleep-enhancing and sedative properties.
Found in: Snooze Brew
Ashwaganda: a native herb and adaptogen that is used to help your body better deal with and manage stress. It may help lower anxiety, fatigue, blood sugar levels and cortisol (a stress hormone). Ashwaganda has also been shown to increase immune activity, such as natural killer cells, and lower markers of inflammation.
Beet: high in nitrates, which your body converts to nitric oxide, beet powder can help relax your blood vessels, decrease blood pressure and improve circulation. As beet works to dilate blood vessels and increase blood flow, it helps maintain and support erections.
Black Pepper: added to enhance our Golden Hour, the piperine in black pepper greatly improves the absorption of curcumin (from turmeric) when consumed together. Piperine is also a potent antioxidant, helping prevent the damaging effects of free radicals on our cells. Black pepper may improve blood sugar control, reduce blood cholesterol levels, and aids in enhancing absorption of many essential nutrients and plant compounds.
Cacao: high in flavonoids, cacao has been shown to help lower blood pressure and improve blood flow to the brain and heart. It also works as a libido enhancer, as the increase in blood flow aids with stimulation during sex. Cacao differs from the commonly known cocoa. To make cacao the beans are roasted at lower temperature, thus retaining the beans nutritional value. Cacao is an excellent source of iron, protein, magnesium, potassium and fiber.
Chamomile: dried chamomile flowers have long been used as remedies for a wide range of ailments. It is widely known for its benefits in helping relax the body and inducing sleep. Chamomile contains the antioxidant apigenin, which promotes sleepiness, reduces insomnia and improves quality of sleep by binding to receptors in the brain. It may also help reduce anxiety, the severity of and pain from menstrual cramps, blood sugar levels, as well as blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
Chicory: chicory root has been used for centuries in traditional medicine, as well to make coffee alternatives due to its similar taste and colour. It is packed with the prebiotic fiber inulin that works to feed beneficial gut bacteria. These healthy bacteria reduce inflammation, improve mineral absorption and fight harmful bacteria. The inulin in chicory root may also help promote healthy digestion and relieve constipation. Chicory root may help control blood sugar. It contains chicoric and chlorogenic acids, which have shown to increase muscle sensitivity to insulin.
Cinnamon: in addition to its pleasant flavor and warm scent, cinnamon also provides a variety of benefits for our health that are frequently used in herbal medicine. Cinnamaldehyde, an essential oil coming from the bark, has shown anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. Cinnamon is full of polyphenol antioxidants that have been shown to have anti-inflammatory effects. The prebiotic properties in cinnamon help improve gut health but promoting growth of beneficial bacteria whole suppressing the growth of pathogenic bacteria.
Cocoa Butter: a healthy fat, full of fatty acids such as oleic acid, palmitic acid, and stearic acid. It is also rich in antioxidants, helping combat free radical damage throughout the body. This superfood works as a mood enhancer by raising dopamine and serotonin. It has been shown to decrease anxiety and instil calmness. Polyphenols, the antioxidant found in cocoa butter, have been shown to aid in fighting off many chronic diseases and degeneration of the skin.
Dandelion: known for being a stubborn weed, dandelion root is used in herbal medicine for its wide array of medicinal properties. It is most commonly used to help cleanse and support the liver. Dandelion root has been shown to slow the progression of liver scaring (fibrosis), inactivate the primary cells involved in fibrosis, allowing oxidative stress on the liver to be reduced, allowing it to heal and regenerate. It is also rich in inulin, a soluble fiber, that helps the growth and maintenance of healthy bacterial flora in your gut.
Ginger: the well-known fragrance and flavor of ginger are due to its natural oils, gingerol being one of the most important. Gingerol is bioactive and responsible for the majority of ginger’s medicinal properties. It has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Ginger is also effective against reducing nausea and lowering blood sugar levels.
Lavender: in addition to providing a beautiful aroma, lavender has been shown to help reduce anxiety and depression. It helps reduce insomnia and restlessness, thus improving sleep. The oil in the lavender helps relax muscles throughout our bodies.
Lucuma: originating from the fruit of native South American Pouteria lucuma tree, it has been used as a traditional remedy for centuries. Its natural sweet taste provides a healthier sugar alternative. Lucuma is high in soluble and insoluble fiber; helping food move smoothly through your gut, preventing constipation and feeding beneficial gut bacteria. It is also high in antioxidants, helping protect your cells from free radical damage.
Maca: maca root has traditionally been used in herbal medicine to enhance fertility and increase sex drive, as well energy and stamina. It is a cruciferous vegetable with an earthy and nutty flavour. Maca is high in many important nutrients, vitamins and minerals: fiber, fat, vitamin C, copper, iron, potassium, vitamin B6 and manganese. Partly due to the flavonoids in the plant, maca can reduce feelings of depression and anxiety, while improving mental well-being and overall mood.
Matcha: similar to green tea, matcha is made from the Camellia sinensis plant. The difference is in the growing process. To make matcha, the tea leaves are covered for the last 20-30 days, avoiding direct sunlight and resulting in increased chlorophyll production and increased amino acid content. Rich in catechins, natural antioxidants, matcha helps reduce free radicals to help prevent cell damage and chronic disease. This potent powder can help protect the health of the liver, in addition to improving attention, memory, and reaction time. The caffeine and L-theanine found in the plant may improve many aspects of brain health.
Moringa: this superfood comes from Moringa oleifera, often referred to as ‘the miracle tree’. It has been shown to have antifungal, antiviral, antidepressant and anti-inflammatory properties. Moringa is packed full of healthy compounds: vitamin A, vitamin B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B-6, folate, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), calcium, potassium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus and zinc.
Shatavari: as an adaptogenic herb, shatavari can help the body better cope with emotional and physical stress. The herb is used to boost libido, in addition to having many anti-inflammatory, immune boosting and antioxidant properties. As an estrogen regulator, shatavari is known to help support female reproductive health at every stage of life.
Tocos: short for tocotrienols, it is a brown rice soluble. This superfood is a potent antioxidant and a form of vitamin E. It is most known for its powerful skin improving benefits, as it aids in hydrating the skin and supporting the connective tissue. The antioxidant properties help combat oxidative stress, supporting healthy aging and longevity. it has also been shown to help alleviate or reduce symptoms of eczema and psoriasis.
Turmeric: it has been used as a spice and for its medicinal benefits in India for thousands of years. The main active ingredient in turmeric is curcumin, which possesses powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Curcumin fights chronic inflammation at the molecular level, helping prevent or fight against many degenerative conditions.