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Living Well with Lemongrass

Living Well with Lemongrass

Whether you decide to cook with it or steep it in a hot cup of tea, our herb for this week has multiple benefits. Lemongrass can be found in two of our tea blends , including one of our newer additions, the butterfly pea blend . A popular ingredient in many international cuisines, it packs a flavorful punch no matter how you decide to use it.

Now let's get to the health benefits: “Lemongrass is natural diuretic and can be used as a detox to help kick-start your metabolism,” says Dr. Kristal. “It is a great alternative to sugary drinks, as it is full of antioxidants that prevent cellular dysfunction”.

To recap, lemongrass can help you lose weight, help you maintain healthy arteries, and act as a preventative for liver failure and edema through its diuretic properties. Next time you’re at the farm, ask for a sample of our lemongrass blends to find out how tasty it can be to do something great for your health.

A Cup of Chamomile= A Cup of Calm

A Cup of Chamomile= A Cup of Calm

If you’re like us, you think of fall as a time to unwind. What better way to do that than to enjoy a cup of chamomile tea? Chamomile, our herb of the week, is so much more than a relaxation agent (it contains apigenin, an antioxidant that helps promote sleep). Its benefits are far reaching for your digestive system, your liver, and so much more.

“A human research study demonstrated that chamomile tea may reduce postpartum depression and improve insomnia and boredom,” says Dr. Kristal, adding that the herb also has antidiabetic effects, can stop diarrhea, and can inhibit harmful bacteria from growing in the stomach. 

Another pro tip from the doctor: “Several studies suggest consuming a cup of chamomile with meals to help lower blood sugar levels. Chamomile tea may be beneficial in preventing spikes in blood sugar while also preventing damage to pancreatic cells when blood sugar levels are chronically elevated.”

So enjoy your next meal with a cup of our healthy and relaxing chamomile/mint, chamomile/lemongrass/pear, or raspberry/lemongrass/chamomile/lime. So many flavors. So many health benefits.

An Orange a Day Keeps Anemia Away

An Orange a Day Keeps Anemia Away

We use orange in our pineapple mint/mint/orange , not just because it’s a delicious combo, but because there are so many benefits to this delightfully sweet natural remedy. Packed with Vitamin C to help with the absorption of iron, DNA repair, and boosting serotonin levels, oranges are also a valuable source of potassium, making them good for your heart.


“An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but an orange a day keeps anemia way,”
says Dr. Kristal. “And it also lowers your risk for heart disease and kidney stones.” 

You’ll also find that regularly consuming oranges will help you maintain a healthy weight because they are packed with flavonoids, providing protection from free radicals as well. Nothing like staying healthy and keeping off those added pounds during the holiday season, am I right? Of course, oranges alone won’t do that, but they might help keep you on track. 

Whether you consume them whole or as a dry ingredient (as they are in our teas), it’s certainly a healthy and delicious choice.