long heralded by indigenous peoples and adopted by others thereafter as a tool that can help stave off colds and limit their duration, aid the respiratory system, anti-inflammatory effects and to help treat pain.
elderberry has a rich history of use as a natural approach to wellness. hippocrates even referred to it as a "medicine chest" due to the broad number of potential benefits it offers. elderberry is commonly used due to its unique compounds and may activate the bodies natural defense system.
turmeric is part of the ginger family which we love so much and has been used in india and ayurvedic practices for thousands of years. potential benefits include natural compounds to assist with inflammation, anti-oxidants, digestive health and improving energy among other natural benefits. turmeric is often paired with black pepper to help increase absorption and in turn benefits.
chamomile is another flower that has calming properties and is commonly found in teas and recipes that are seeking to promote calm. chamomile even has a history found in certain formulations to help act as an anti-inflammatory and assist with the bodies natural defense.
renowned across the globe and long used for its many medicinal properties. a few standouts of ginger are; anti-inflammatory properties from gingerol within ginger, treating nausea, bacterial benefits and potential to help regulate metabolism.
a very well known flower and tea used in western africa and caribbean countries is full of flavour and benefits. with antioxidants and calming properties it is easy to see why this delicious and nutritious tea is associated the laid back vibes of the caribbean.
lemon and the powerful antioxidant vitamin c are well known. Although lemon is acidic once metabolized alkaline by-products are formed. Sometimes sour has some sweet benefits.
known for being hot and spicy cayenne pepper is a member of the nightshade family of flowering plants. Capsaicin, which gives cayenne its spice has been used to treat pain and assist with congestion.