Our Herbs

Our herbs are sourced from around the world as we seek out the best and most effective varieties of herb and plant leaf to boost repair and recovery. This has followed many years of research into which plants and herbs are the most effective for promoting nerve repair, preventing pain, reducing inflammation, boosting circulation and treating the symptoms of chronic illnesses. You can read more about my journey to research the perfect blend on my About page. In the meantime, here are some of the herbs we use in our tea along with the benefits for their use. 

Cantharia is derived from the beetle, cantharis, and is extremely powerful in reducing inflammation and promoting bladder health, as well being used for reducing any form or burning sensation within the body.

Corn silk is the long, silky threads that grow on corn on the cob and is often discarded before cooking. It has a number of health benefits.

Dong Quai, also known as Angelica Sinensis, is a fragrant plant with a cluster of small white flowers belonging to the same family as carrots and celery. It is also known as the 'femal ginseng' being good for enriching the blood, which is why it is good for menopause and PMS.

Evening primrose oil is derived from the Evening Primrose plant which is distinctive with its bright yellow flowers. It is well known for treating PMS and other hormonal conditions in women.

Feverfew comes from the Daisy family of plants. It is good for treating fever, inflammation and pain within the body and can be extremely effective at preventing migraines.

Ginger is a flowering plant whose rhizome, ginger root or ginger, is widely used as a spice and in complementary medicine. Ginger contains Gingerol which is good for a range of health conditions and can help with any form of sickness or nausea and to fight colds and flu.

Ginkgo biloba, commonly known as ginkgo or gingko, is traditionally used in oriental and Chinese medicine for it's stimulating properties being known as an aphrodisiac and being good for memory loss and conditions that cause lapses in concentration.

Green tea is full of with antioxidants and nutrients that have powerful effects on the body.It can help reduce inflammation and is often used in cancer recovery. It can help improve brain function and improve mood and memory and taken regularly studies have suggested that it can help prevent many cancers including prostate cancer, breast cancer and bowel cancer.

Horny Goat Weed is also known as barrenwort, bishop's hat, fairy wings and yin yang huo, being native to Chine and belonging to the Berberidaceae plant family. As its name suggests, it is used for many sexua disorders.

Horse Tail is a herbal remedy that dates back to ancient Roman and Greek times, being named due to its length and bristles resembling a horse tail. It was used traditionally to stop bleeding, heal ulcers and wounds, and treat tuberculosis and kidney problems.

Maca Root is an edible herbaceous biennial plant of the family Brassicaceae that is native to South America in the high Andes mountains of Peru.It is related to raddish but smells like butterscotch.

Marshmallow root is found on the banks of rivers and in salt marshes, being a perennial herb that’s native to Europe, Western Asia, and Northern Africa which contain mucilage, a thick gluey substance that relieves irritation of mucous membranes by forming a protective film.

Mint Leaf is well known for its nutritious value and cooling properties, making it the ideal calming herb. Mint Leaf is great for aiding digestion and is an excellent choice of herb for promoting the healing of any digestive of bowel disorders.

Oatflakes are one of the healthiest grains on earth, being gluten free, rich in nutrients and vitamins and well known to have beneficial effects for reducing cholesterol and aiding weight loss. 

Passionflower grows on vines and is a well known relaxant, being effective for pain relief, insomnia and nervous disorders and is good for a healthy heart and brain.

Red Raspberry Leaf is rich in vitamins and minerals including B vitamins, vitamin C, potassium, magnesium, zinc, phosphorus and iron. This makes it the ideal choice for promoting women's health and is a safe choice for pregnant and breastfeeding women.

Sasaparilla is a plant, its root being used as a medicinal remedy for many conditions including a range of skin conditions and urinary tract infections.

Skullcap has a calming influence on the body and is good for digestive problems that cause burning and inflammation as well as easing the symptoms of chronic pain. 

Slippery elm is a tree native to the central and eastern United States, and its bark may be able to soothe a number of symptoms. It is soothing and is used to treat coughs and inflammation.

St John's Wort is a flowering plant in the family Hypericaceae, often used as an anti-depressant but having beneficial effects for sleep disorders, poor appetite and the blues.

Valerian is good for insomina with its calming and sedative properties, but this also makes it good for a range of women's health conditions and pain relief acting as a sedative for the brain and central nervous system.

Wild Yamroot is commonly known as wild yam, colic root, rheumatism root, devil's bones, and fourleaf yam. Yam contains a chemical called diosgenin, which can influence the production of several useful hormones such as estrogen, making it good for women's health.

Wormwood is extremely effective at promoting repair to the central nervous system, making it effective for nerve damage and conditions of the central nervous system.

Yohimbine is derived from the bark of the African tree Pausinystalia johimbe and is a popular herb used in weight loss supplements due to its fat burning properties.


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Events in my own life led me to search alternative medicine to relieve my health problems as traditional medication just wasn’t cutting it. I started looking into homeopathy following a cataract operation in March 2009. Around this time I started getting hiccups on a regular basis. 

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