BouTEAque Index


Cacao Nibs

Found in Indulge and Joyful Holiday

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Cacao fruit
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Cacao nibs as they appear in tea
  • Cacao is the best source of polyphenols – micronutrients available in certain plant based foods, which improves digestion, weight management, diabetes, and neurodegenerative disease
  • has more anti-oxidants than blueberries and gogi berries
  • anti-inflammatory
  • increases focus, alertness, and mood
  • high in flavenoids – decreases the risk of cancer, heart disease, asthma, stroke, and cardiovascular disease
  • contains theobromine, which is a mild, slow release stimulant. So it gives you some energy without being harsh on the body like caffeine, and it is caffeine-free
  • Helps digestion, fat burning, and gut health
  • rich in magnesium, which helps muscle and nerve function, and prevents anemia

Chamomile

Found in 101 Sheep and Get Well

Chamomile flowers
Dried chamomile
  • Chamomile helps with sleep and relaxation
  • it treats cold symptoms
  • treats mild skin conditions
  • reduces menstrual pain
  • helps diabetes and lowers blood sugar
  • reduces inflammation
  • slows or prevents osteoporosis

Chamomile should be avoided by people with severe allergies


Cilantro

Found in Teatox

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Fresh Cilantro
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Dried Cilantro

I thought I’d start with Cilantro, since it may scare you. Cilantro is an herb that people either love or hate, and there’s a genetic reason for that. If you don’t like Cilantro, your genes perceive the aldehydes in it as tasting soapy. The good news is that dried Cilantro has a much milder taste than fresh, and should not upset you if you’re not on Team Cilantro.

Yet, it has some great health benefits:

  • it’s a “superherb” – it contains vitamin A, K, and C, potassium, and manganes
  • it cleanses toxic metals such as aluminum, arsenic, cadmium, mercury, and lead, which otherwise accumulate in your endocrine system, muscle tissue, and bones, and cause many health problems
  • strong antioxidant
  • promotes heart health
  • promotes calm feelings
  • normalizes blood sugar levels
  • supports sleep quality
  • can encourage fungal balance
  • encourages brain health
  • prevents bloating
  • supports bone health
  • supports eye health
  • provides digestive support

Dandelion

Found in Teatox, Sugar Buster, and Chakra Glo

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Dandelion – hold on to those weeds!
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Dried Dandelion root
  • Dandelion is probably best known for being a fantastic liver cleanser
  • has antioxidants, including beta-carotene
  • reduces cholesterol
  • balances blood sugar
  • reduces inflammation
  • lowers blood pressure
  • helps weight loss
  • reduces risk of cancer
  • boosts the immune system
  • improves digestion
  • keeps skin healty

Fennel

Found in Teatox

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Fennel
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Fennel Seeds
  • Fennel is fantastic for heartburn and reflux, you can even eat up the seeds, when it strikes quickly
  • regulates blood pressure
  • diuretic that removes toxins
  • helps digestive issues
  • reduces asthma symptoms
  • blood cleanser
  • improves eyesight
  • helps acne
  • reduces risk of cancer

Fenugreek Seed

Found in Teatox & Sugar Buster

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Fenugreek plant
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Fenugreek Seed (with a garnish of the plant)
  • Fenugreek helps balance blood sugar
  • balances cholesterol
  • helps digestion
  • reduces menstrual cramps
  • reduces appetite
  • cleanses liver and kidney
  • soothes muscle pain
  • antioxidant properties
  • supports female reproductive health
  • helps heart health
  • supports brain health
  • anti-inflammatory
  • antibacterial
  • supports bone health


Hibiscus

found in Indulge and Get Well

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The Hibiscus flower can be seen in many gardens, adding beauty in a variety of colors.
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Dried hibiscus as you will see it in tea
  • Hibiscus is excellent for cardiovascular health. It lowers blood pressure, and cholesterol.
  • It’s very high in vitamin C, so great for immune support
  • High in polyphenols – micronutrients available in certain plant based foods, which improves digestion, weight management, diabetes, and neurodegenerative disease
  • supports the liver
  • improves the appearance of skin and hair

Lavender

Found in Indulge and Chakra Glo

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Lavender plants
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Dried lavender herb as it appears in tea
  • widely known for calming and relaxation effects
  • improves sleep
  • decreases inflammation
  • increases immune health
  • antioxidant, which eliminates toxins
  • improves digestive health
  • improves respiratory health

Licorice

Found in Teatox

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Licorice plant – using the root of this
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Dried Licorice root
  • Licorice soothes your stomach – gastrointestinal problems such as ulcers and heartburn
  • cleanses your respiratory system
  • reduces stress
  • can aid in the treatment of cancer
  • protects skin and teeth
  • antibacterial
  • boosts immunity

Oatstraw

Found in Happy Mama and 101 Sheep

Oatstraw
Dried lavender herb as it appears in tea
  • Oatstraw is one of the best herbs for the nervous system. It helps undo some of the daily stress of modern society
  • relieves stress and anxiety
  • supports healthy hair, skin, and nails
  • boosts cognitive function
  • can help with breaking addiction or withdrawal

Peppermint

Found in Teatox and 101 Sheep

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Peppermint
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Dried Peppermint
  • Peppermint is wonderful for soothing the digestive system
  • helps relieve headaches and migraines
  • freshens breath
  • relieves sinus pressure
  • improves energy
  • relieves menstrual cramps
  • fights bacterial infections
  • improves sleep
  • helps weight loss
  • helps seasonal allergies
  • improves concentration

The knowledge of herbs has been passed down for many years, and is both interesting and empowering to learn, however, the information provided is not intended to make medical claims. If you suspect you have a medical condition, please consult with your doctor. If you are under a doctor’s care, please follow your doctor’s instructions.


Red Raspberry Leaf

Found in Happy Mama

The leaves of the raspberry plant
Dried red raspberry leaf

Red Raspberry Leaf

The leaves of the raspberry plant
Dried red raspberry leaf
  • balances hormones
  • tones the uterus (from onset to post menopause)
  • during pregnancy – prepares the uterus for labor and to return to normal size after birth
  • relieves PMS and cramps and regulates menses
  • nourishes the blood
  • soothes digestive issues/ eases constipation
  • contains calcium, iron, and magnesium – all of which are vital to female health
  • contains vitamins C, A, E, and B complex
  • antioxidant


Rose Hips

Found in Indulge and Happy Mama

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Rose hips come from roses when the flower dies
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Dried rose hips as they appear in tea

List

  • Rose hips are antioxidant, so they’re great for cardiovascular health, preventing cancer, and diabetes
  • high in polyphenols – micronutrients available in certain plant based foods, which improves digestion, weight management, diabetes, and neurodegenerative disease
  • high in vitamin C & E
  • high in caretenoids, which promotes eye health
  • promotes weight loss
  • anti-inflammatory
  • fights skin aging

Stinging Nettles

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Stinging Nettle – can be unpleasant when it crosses your path since it does provide quite a sting
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Dried Stinging Nettle – much more pleasant to handle since once dried it no longer stings
  • Stinging Nettle is packed with nutrients that act as antioxidants- vitamins A, C, K, and many B vitamins, minerals (calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and sodium), health fats (linoleic acid, palmitic acid, stearic acid, and oleic acid), all essential amino acids
  • reduces inflammation
  • helps hay fever
  • lowers blood pressure
  • stabilizes blood sugar
  • cleanses liver and kidneys
  • diuretic
  • helps muscle and joint pain, arthritis, and gout

Valerian Root

Valerian Plant
Dried Valerian Root
  • Valerian root is best known as a remedy for insomnia
  • it helps anxiety and stress
  • it’s good for hot flashes and menopausal symptoms
  • relieves menstrual cramps
  • helps with ADHD and OCD symptoms
  • improves memory and cognitive function
  • helps digestive problems
  • improves the symptoms of Restless Leg Syndrome