(Tabebuia heptaphylla) Also called Lapacho or Taheebo. Pau d’arco has a long and well-documented history of use by the indigenous peoples of the rainforest. Indications imply that its use may actually predate the Incas. Throughout South America, tribes living thousands of miles apart have employed it for the same medicinal purposes for hundreds of years.
(Rubus idaeus) Raspberries come from a shrub that is native to Asia and Europe and now is grown in many other parts of the world. Although these pieces are freeze dried they still retain the vitamin content of fresh raspberries and have a long shelf life. All natural, with no added sugars or preservatives, nibble on these fruits right from the package, or add them to cereals, trail mixes and in your favorite recipes (muffins, scones, cookies and more). They also make a beautiful addition to tea blends!
(Trifolium pratense) Red clover is a perennial herb plant that is cultivated in many places around the globe, but was originally native to temperate climates in Asia and Europe. Externally, Red Clover is used often in salves and balms for skin irritations. As a tea, this herb is light and delicious and used in many medicinal herbal blends.
(Rosa centifolia) Used for centuries, the rose holds an important and fascinating place in history. Today, roses are used as an ingredient in teas, as well as having many cosmetic purposes. These fragrant petals can be used in conjunction with other teas and herbs, or can be used in potpourri, bath blends, bath oils, and more.
(Rosmarinus officinale) In culinary recipes the fresh and dried leaves of Rosemary can be found in a wide variety of dishes, including salads, soups, vegetables, meats, fish, eggs, dressings, breads and desserts.
(Carthamus tinctorius) Traditionally, Safflower was grown for its flowers, used to add color to tea & herbal blends as well as for coloring and flavoring foods and making red and yellow dyes, and in medicines. For the last fifty years or so, the plant has been cultivated mainly for the vegetable oil extracted from its seeds.
(Hemidesmus indicus) This plant, also called Indian Sarsaparilla, is found in South Asia, specifically India and Sri Lanka. Sarsaparilla was a principal ingredient in root beer and was traditionally used as a medicine.
(Ulmus rubra) This bark comes from a large, deciduous tree that is native to North America. Slippery Elm Bark has soothing, nutritive qualities and is used in many medicinal formulations for throat teas, lozenges, skin formulations and more.
(Mentha spicata) A more subtle mint than peppermint, spearmint is refreshing and tasty and has many of the same benefits as peppermint. Its light, refreshing taste makes it a perfect ingredient in tea and herbal blends.