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Lavender: Incorporate this Soothing Herb into Your Life for Relaxation & Vitality

Lavender: Incorporate this Soothing Herb into Your Life for Relaxation & Vitality

The benefits of lavender have been well-established for some time; its soothing smell can help you rest and unwind after a stressful day. However, there are some lesser known positive effects that result from consuming lavender in teas, foods, or by using it topically that people don't always think of. Here are just a few:

Skin Health - Lavender has been known to help reduce blemishes and has an overall rejuvenating quality on the skin. You'll find this out firsthand by incorporating our body scrub into your skincare regimen.

Gut Health - Providing a much-needed boost to your gut health, lavender also adds a subtle-but-powerful note to many of our spice blends.

Nervous System - Did you know that simply smelling lavender can have a calming effect on your nervous system? It's a nice thing to add to your self-care toolbox if you suffer from anxiety. 

Here are some products we offer with lavender that can help deliver some of this herb's incredible benefits:

Classic Blend

Single Dry Herbs

BooBoo Spray

Soy Wax Candles

 

Pineapple Mint: Complex Flavors, Powerful Medicine

Pineapple Mint: Complex Flavors, Powerful Medicine

This week in our herb series we are focused on the medicinal properties of pineapple mint, which you can find in one of the tea blends we offer at Fangboner Farms (pineapple mint/mint/orange). This refreshing, tropical blend is so much more than a tasty brew; it is full of health benefits. 


Pineapple mint is carminative, meaning that it packs a serious punch when it comes to, er, moving things along. 


“A cup of pineapple tea works great in soothing the walls in your gut. It can help relieve cramps and removes gas from the digestive tract,” says Dr. Kristal Richardson, a certified naturopathic doctor. 


She says this herb is also considered both antiseptic (it inhibits and kills the growth of microorganisms) and febrifuge, meaning it can help reduce fever


“It works great for controlling a fever and for fighting nasty infections,” Dr. Kristal adds.


You can find further information about pineapple mint at Pubmed, Natural Medicinal Herbs, and Herbalpedia.