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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.

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.