Have I ever mentioned I have a love for Tea? Before Squish was born, I worked at a place where I very seriously constantly carried a cup full of tea. Herbal, Black, Green, White, Mate, I love them all.
When I became a mother, I stopped drinking as much tea, but I continued to drink a lot of the herbal teas. I was pretty excited when I found Nicole from The Herbal Experience at a Baby Bonanza when my Squish was 4 months old. She introduced me to the Mommy T. I loved it and bought a tin right away.
One year later at the same event I met Nicole again. I don’t why I didn’t notice the year before (probably sleep deprivation) but this time I saw she had many different teas to offer. I purchased the Thin Me T and the Kid e T. After talking to Nicole, she also gave me a tin of the Immune T to try.
What I love best about these teas is they can be brewed hot or cold. So I can just throw a bag into my daily jug of ice water. Not only do I get my daily water intake, but now I am getting an herbal blast that provides essential nutrients for my body. And they taste great.
I am not a fan of adding sugar to any tea, but if you like your tea sweet, try adding Stevia. It helps to sweeten the flavor with out eliminating the health benefits of drinking the tea.
This berry flavored blend brings the best herbs together to create an immune boosting blend that tastes great and helps with symptoms of a variety of viral illnesses. Designed to be used as a prevention tea, it includes herbs that have been used for thousands of years to keep people well during the cold and flu season. The herbs in this blend target the immune system by increasing white blood cell production provide essential nutrients such as vitamin C and a variety of minerals and strengthen the body as an adaptogen. This blend can also be used during times of illness because it is antiviral, helping the body to fight infectious microbes, reduces congestion and calms and upset stomach.
Organic Ingredients: (There is more information about all the ingredients on The Herbal Experience webpage.)
Elderberry: European elder is a plant native to Europe, Northern Africa, and Western-and Central Asia. Its flowers and berries have a long history of use in traditional European medicine. Elder berries have also been used for making preserves, wines, winter cordials, and for adding flavor and color to other wines. Native Americans used the flowers, berries, and bark of elderberry trees to treat fevers and joint pain for hundreds of years, but elderberry’s real claim to fame is as a cure for the flu.
Rosemary: Antioxidant, antiseptic, and antispasmodic- for centuries, rosemary has been used to treat arthritis, baldness, headaches, stomach upset, pains, strains, cuts, scrapes, and bruises. Irritable bowel syndrome- Rosemary relieves intestinal cramps and spasms by stimulating the release of bile that helps digest fat. It also relieves bloating and gas. Menstrual cramps- antioxidant compounds in rosemary prevent uterine spasms. Yeast infection- Rosemary is not fungicidal but also diuretic. It stops growth of yeast and helps remove yeast cells from the lining of the urinary tract.
Spearmint: like peppermint, is a digestive remedy. It relieves gas and stops gastrointestinal spasms. Unlike peppermint, spearmint is also diuretic.
Rose hips: develop on wild roses as the flowers drop off. The rose hip, also called the rose haw, is actually the fruit of the rose. They are one of the most concentrated sources of vitamin C available, which has led to rose hips being included in many common cold preventives and remedies.
Mullein leaf: fights infections, expectorant, antibacterial, relieves allergies, sooths coughs, promotes general respiratory health.
Echinacea root: Echinacea is herbal medicines first choice of treatment for colds. Stimulating the immune system, the herbs can also be used to treat chronic yeast infections in women and to prevent urinary tract infections in both sexes.
Lemongrass: antiseptic, antifungal, antiviral, and antibacterial, relaxing and digestive aide. Traditional Brazilian medicine makes great use of lemongrass as a sedative, an analgesic, and to relieve spasms and muscle cramps. As a medicinal herb, lemon grass is mildly diuretic and a stimulant tonic.
Orange peel: antibacterial, digestive aide, reduces dry coughs, antioxidant.
Astragalas: strengthens the body, adrenal tonic, stimulates the immune system This herb is one of the most popular herbs in China for keeping the body well and promoting health in the face of viral threat. It is considered an adaptogen, which strengthens the body against all forms of stress.
Cinnamon: natural antibiotic affect, antibacterial, decongestant, calms the stomach, fights viral infections.
Ginger: warms the body, promotes sweating, calms upset stomach, fights infections, reduces coughs.
Other uses for this tea include:
Acne, allergy, asthma, angina, atherosclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, amenorrhea, anxiety, arthritis, bedwetting, blood poisoning, bruising, blood loss, boils, bronchitis, belching, bloating, catarrh, congestion, constipation, Candida, chicken pox, chronic fatigue, cataracts, cellulite, chills, colds, colic, cough, cancer preventative, cramps, depression, diverticulitis, diarrhea, dysmenorrheal, delayed menses, dyspepsia, diabetes, edema, erectile dysfunction, exhaustion, epilepsy, ear infections, eczema, emphysema, flatulence, food poisoning, gallbladder dysfunction, gastritis, fevers, flu, gallstones, gingivitis, hemorrhoids, halitosis, hypertension, hay fever, hypotension, hepatitis, hypertension, herpes, headaches, high cholesterol, hypertension, hypothyroidism, hiccups, high cholesterol, indigestion, indigestion, irritable bowel, jaundice, kidney infection, lung weakness, laryngitis, Lime disease, lymphatic congestion, mastitis, measles, memory loss, migraine, mumps, night sweats, menstrual cramps, migraines, morning sickness, nausea, overactive bladder, obesity, poor sperm motility, pain, poor circulation, poor circulation, rheumatism, pneumonia, prostatitis, respiratory infections, rheumatism, sore throat, shortness of breath, scarlet fever, sinusitis, sore throat, tonsillitis, urinary tract infections, weakened immunity, lung weakness, stress, vertigo, liver congestion, nausea, obesity, laryngitis, low libido, Raynaud’s disease, vertigo, wheezing, worms, whooping cough, varicose veins, vomiting, lung inflammation.
For parents wanting to give their children a healthier option than sugar-laden drinks and devitalized juices, herbal teas are becoming a mother’s best friend.
Children love the taste of herbal teas, especially when served up slightly sweetened over ice. Herbal teas are the secret weapon for getting the essential nutrients your kids need from a tasty source.
For picky eaters who detest veggies, parents can give Kid-e T to help supply a variety of essential vitamins and minerals, without added sugars or artificial ingredients.
Certified Organic Ingredients:
Hibiscus – cooling and calming to the body, reduces fluid retention and is also antioxidant
Roses – High in malic acid which is very healing to the body and used as anti-ageing treatment.
Lemongrass – Naturally antibacterial, antifungal antiseptic, antiviral and aromatic, this plant is excellent for protecting the body against illness and infection, while improving digestion and relaxing the body. It also happens to be delicious!
Rose hips – High in vitamin C, E, and B plus many minerals
Orange peels – antibacterial, digestive aide, reduces dry coughs, antioxidant lemongrass: antiseptic, antifungal, antiviral, and antibacterial, relaxing and digestive aide
Spearmint: fights infections, calms the stomach, aids in digestion, great for colds
Alfalfa: rich in chlorophyll, high in minerals and aids in assimilation of
Other Uses for this tea include:
Anxiety, anemia, arteriosclerosis, blood pressure problems, bladder infections, bleeding, bloating, bed wetting, bruising, colds, cough, congestion, constipation, cystitis, cellulite, constipation, Celiac disease, colitis, diverticulitis, dyspepsia, earache, emphysema, diabetes, diarrhea, depression, diarrhea, dysmenorhea, erectile dysfunction, exhaustion, fevers, fatigue, flatulence, flu, fainting, gas, gallstones, gallbladder congestion, gingivitis, hemorrhoids, high cholesterol hypertension, hangovers, heart ailments, hypertension, headaches, hepatitis, halitosis, heart palpitations, herpes, hives, hiccups, high cholesterol, indigestion, irritable bowel, irregular menses, liver disorders, laryngitis, lung inflammation, menstrual cramps, morning sickness, menopause, menstrual problems, neurosis, nausea, night sweats, obesity, obesity, osteoporosis, parasites, prevents platelet aggregation, peptic ulcers, stomachache, strengthens capillaries, urinary tract infections, varicose veins, uric acid buildup, rashes, sinusitis, sore throats, stomachache, vomiting.
Squish actually drank a whole sippy of this the first time he had it. For my son, who refuses juice, this was a big thing! Squish is also a fan of putting EVERYTHING in his mouth. He is sick a lot – so this is something I am really happy to have to help fight that.
Nicole’s other teas include:
Mothers to be and new moms as well can benefit from the herbs in this blend that help to prepare the body for birth, provide comfort to pregnant women, supply the body with abundant nutrients and aids lactation. This blend contains herbs used by Native American women for millennia to ensure a speedy birth and a healthy baby. Even today women can use this blend to reduce common pregnancy discomforts such as nauseas, fatigue, water retention and constipation. This is a wonderful ally to women in the childbearing years that may be limited on natural products they can safely take during pregnancy.
For the men and women who want thicker shinier hair, stronger nails and glowing skin. This blend contains herbs that have time-tested results as beauty aids as well as herbs that are more recently studied for their antioxidant effects and use as anti-aging teas.
For those looking for a safe way to enhance weight loss and improve digestion, this blend is a refreshing and fruity tea that can be enjoyed anytime of the day to increase energy, reduce the appetite and improve the body’s use of fat for fuel. This blend is especially delicious served over ice as a post workout boost or to fend off food cravings between meals. Finally a dieter’s tea that wont send you running to the bathroom!
(Information on these teas and all of the Herbal Experience Teas can be found on the web page.)
I have tried most of The Herbal Experience Teas, and look forward to trying the others. (Just haven’t gotten around to it yet!) I enjoy the flavors and the convience of brewing hot or cold. I love that I can offer my son an herbal tea that has real health benefits for him. On the Squishy Rating Scale – The Herbal Experience rates a PRE – T (Pretty) SQUISHABLE!! (sorry couldn’t resist the play on words!)
Disclosure: I bought and paid for my all of my Herbal Tea except for the tin of Immune-T which was given to me for review. All opinions are 100% my own. No monetary compensation was given for my review.
Nicole is generously offering THREE lucky Family and Life in Las Vegas readesr a chance to check out The Herbal Experience!
1 Reader will win a tin of each of The Herbal Experience teas – a $87+ value!!
2 other Readers will each win a tin of Kid e T!!
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