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Facebook GIVEAWAY: Win a Box of ORGANIC INDIA USA Tulsi Red Mango Tea!

Hi friends! Today I am giving away five boxes of the ORGANIC INDIA USA Tulsi Red Mango Tea. This tea is delicious hot but it is especially refreshing as an iced tea! It is caffeine free, non-GMO, kosher, gluten free, and totally delicious! To enter, head on over to my Facebook page and look for the giveaway post. I will randomly select and announce the winners later today. Good luck!

Tulsi Red Mango Tea

Authentic Herb of the Week: St John’s Wort!

What is it? This pretty plant brightly displays it’s yellow flowers and stands at about three feet in height. It’s also known has Chase-Devil and Tipton Weed. 

Where is it grown? You can find St John’s Wort around North and South America, India, Africa, and New Zealand. Some of these countries view this plant as a weed but many have recognized it for it’s awesome health benefits.

What are it’s healing properties? It has been shown to have anti-inflammatory, astringent, and antidepressant properties. It can also be used as a sedative.

What does it do? This herb is most often used in relieving depression and improving peoples’ moods. It’s been said that St John’s Wort actually affects the neurotransmitters in our brain, making them more likely to connect with receptors.  It has been shown to help improve serotonin and dopamine levels which helps to make us feel happy. The Chinese have used St John’s Wort as a way to lessen the symptoms with PMS and it has been shown to have a calming effect on the digestive tract. It’s also been used to help with hemorrhoids, peptic ulcers, and breathing problems.

Where do you get it? Most natural health food stores carry multiple brands of tinctures, teas, and supplements containing St John’s Wort. You can ask the helpful people who work there what will be the best product for you.

Fun Fact: Did you drink too much? St John’s Wort has been used by many people to relieve the nasty symptoms associated with hangovers. You can actually purchase St John’s Wort tea and drink it during the morning after your rough night.

Words of Wisdom: While natural treatments that use herbs are very beneficial and have been shown to improve health dramatically, always consult your local health care professional or herbalist before introducing a new supplement to your daily routine.

References: The Way of Herbs. Tierra, Michael, L.A.C., O.M.D. 1980. Pocket Books. New York, NY.