(Echinacea purpurea) Commonly known as Purple Coneflower, Echinacea purpurea is a perennial plant that is native to the US. The flowers are a beautiful addition to gardens and are lovely in bouquets. The rootstock has been used medicinally for a variety of uses.
This flower comes from the Heather Plant (Calluna vulgaris). Heather has always been closely connected to Scotland, where it can be found growing profusely, but it is also found throughout Europe where ever there is acidic soil.
(Zingiber officinale) For thousands of years, ginger root has been important for culinary and medicinal purposes. Traditionally ginger root has been used for upset stomach. Try this tasty herb alone or with a combination of other herbs & teas.
(Centella asiatica) Gotu Kola is a perennial plant that originated in southern Asia and Australia. It has traditionally been used for its calming effect on the body, and is an important herb in Ayurvedic medicine.
(Paullinia cupana) Guarana is a climbing vine plant that is native to the Amazon and is cultivated in Brazil where it is used in soft drinks and as a coffee substitute. In addition to other chemicals, the guaranį plant contains caffeine (sometimes called guaranine). Water extracts of the guarana plant have a stimulating effect on the central nervous system due to this caffeine content.
(Hibiscus sabdariffa) Used primarily in herbal tea recipes, hibiscus flowers are also used to make jams, syrups and cocktails. Hibiscus, or Roselle as it is also known, has many medicinal uses, together with the most appealing flavor as an herbal tea. It has a well-balanced, tart and astringent flavor with a deep red color in the cup.