Learn about the herbs in all of our formulations!
SEA MOSS (GRACILARIA)- Gracilaria is a species of sea moss. It is a thicker variation that grows abundantly in warm oceanic environments. It's most popular in St. Lucia, Jamaica, and other parts of the Caribbean. Gracilaria is harvested year round and easier to get, making it a more affordable species.
SEA MOSS (CHONDRUS CRISPUS) - Chondrus crispus is one of the most popular species of sea moss, though this causes much confusion. Chondrus crispus and Gracilaria are not the same. Chondrus Crispus is a cold water algae that does NOT grow in the Caribbean. If you see someone promoting sea moss from the Caribbean and saying its chondrus crispus they're either misinformed or you're being lied to. Chondrus crispus is a flat, leafy variation of sea moss that grows along the rocks in cold waters like Ireland and Great Britain. Chondrus crispus is harvested in season, making it harder to get and a bit more expensive.
BLADDERWRACK - Bladderwrack - a form of seaweed. Here are some of its said benefits: thyroid improvement, visual health, weight loss, heart health, anti cancer potential. This may be a great addition for those suffering from joint pain, arthritis and chronic inflammation.
BURDOCK ROOT - Burdock root - a vegetable native to northern Asia and Europe. Here are some of its said benefits: powerhouse of antioxidants including quercetin, luteolin and phenolic acids. Commonly used topically for a variety of skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, rosacea etc. It is also used to reduce inflammation, as a blood purifier and for digestive issues. Burdock root has been used in Chinese medicine for centuries. It was and is often used to reduce fevers, assist with the common cold and improve gut health.
ELDERBERRY - Elderberries have been used for their health benefits for hundreds of years. Elderberry is commonly used to treat cold and flu-like symptoms & boost the immune system. Elderberry is also used for sinus pain, nerve pain and fatigue!
STAR ANISE - Star anise - used for treating the old and flu, improves digestion, alleviates cramps, may help relieve indigestion & constipation, used to promote a good night's sleep.
CLOVES - Cloves - high in antioxidants, may protect against cancer, and kill off bacteria, promotes bone health.
CINNAMON - Cinnamon - high in antioxidants. anti-inflammatory, lowers blood sugar levels, anti-diabetic effects.
GINGER - Ginger is a flowering plant that originated in Southeast Asia. It's among the healthiest (and most delicious) spices on the planet. It belongs to the Zingiberacea family and is closely related to turmeric, cardamom and alangal. Ginger has shown to be anti-inflammatory, provide cold and flu relief, help with morning sickness, reduce nausea, aid digestion and reduce pain associated with inflammation and menstrual cycles.
TURMERIC - Turmeric contains bioactive compounds with powerful medicinal properties. Many high quality studies show it has major benefits for your body and brain. Turmeric is often used as an anti inflammatory, is rich in antioxidants, promotes heart health, boosts levels of the brain hormone "bdnf" and may possess anti cancer properties.
SPIRULINA - Spirulina is a biomass of cyanobacteria that can be consumed by humans and other animals. It contains high levels of iron and protein, and may help reduce fatigue during exercise and promote muscle recovery afterward. Spirulina has a bio-constituent named "phycocyanin"which is found only in blue-green algae. Phycocyanin helps increase white blood cell numbers and support healthy inflammatory responses.
Spirulina also contains "gamma linoleic acid " that supports healthy functions of the brain and heart, helping to reduce blood pressure and cholesterol. It has high levels of vitamins and antioxidants, for instance 10 times the amount of beta-carotene (vitamin A) than that of carrots.
CHLORELLA - Chlorella is a single-celled, green freshwater algae which contains all nine essential amino acids. Chlorella can be a good source of iron, Vitamin B12 and Vitamin C. These tiny green cells provide a wide range of antioxidants. Chlorella also contains magnesium, zinc, copper, potassium, calcium, folic acid, other B vitamins and omega-3. Just 3 grams of chlorella delivers 100 mg of omega-3s. It may help to remove heavy metals and other harmful compounds from the liver, brain and kidneys. Chlorella may help the body detoxification through binding to heavy metals and other toxins. Chlorella has also been found to enhance the immune response. It may increase immune activity. The nutrients found in chlorella, including niacin, fiber, carotenoids and antioxidants, may help lower cholesterol levels. Chlorella contains several compounds that are considered antioxidants, including chlorophyll, vitamin C, beta-carotene, lycopene and lutein. Many of its nutrients have been shown to prevent arteries from hardening. It may help lower blood sugar levels and increase insulin sensitivity. The antioxidants in chlorella may have anti-inflammatory effects. It contains fibre in the large amounts of consumption and so may help to improve cholesterol levels.
LEMONGRASS - Lemongrass, also called citronella, is a tall, stalky plant. It has a fresh, lemony aroma and a citrus flavor. It’s a common ingredient in Thai cooking and bug repellent. Lemongrass essential oil is used in aromatherapy to freshen the air, reduce stress, and uplift the mood.
Lemongrass is also used as a folk remedy to promote sleep, relieve pain, and boost immunity. One of the most popular ways to enjoy lemongrass is in tea. Keep reading to learn how drinking lemongrass tea may help deliver these potential health benefits.
HIBISCUS - Hibiscus tea has been known to prevent hypertension, lower blood pressure, reduce blood sugar levels, keep your liver healthy, help with menstrual cramps, help with depression, aid digestion and help with weightmanagement. It is rich in Vitamin C, contains minerals such as flavonoids and has laxative properties.
ECHINACEA - Echinacea, also called purple coneflower, is one of the most popular herbs worldwide. Echinacea is the name of a group of flowering plants in the daisy family.Altogether, this group has nine species, but only three are used in herbal supplements — Echinacea purpurea, Echinacea angustifolia and Echinacea pallida. Native Americans have used it for centuries to treat various ailments.Today, it’s best known as an over-the-counter herbal remedy for the common cold or flu. However, it’s also used to treat pain, inflammation, migraines and other health issues.
CAT'S CLAW - Cat’s claw is a popular herbal supplement derived from a tropical vine. It allegedly helps fight a range of ailments, including infections, cancer, arthritis, and Alzheimer’s disease.at’s claw (Uncaria tomentosa) is a tropical vine which can grow up to 98 feet (30 meters) tall. Its name comes from its hooked thorns, which resemble the claws of a cat. It is found mainly in the Amazon rainforest and in other tropical areas of South and Central America. The two most common varieties are Uncaria tomentosa and Uncaria guianensis. The former is the type often used in supplements in the United States . The bark and root have been used for centuries in South America as a traditional medicine for many conditions, such as inflammation, cancer, and infections. Cat’s claw supplements can be taken as a liquid extract, capsule, powder, or tea.
RED RASPBERRY LEAF - Red raspberry is a plant native to Europe and parts of Asia and known for its sweet, nutritious berries. Yet, its leaves are loaded with nutrients as well and often used to make an herbal tea that has medicinal uses. For centuries, red raspberry leaves have been used to treat various health ailments and encourage labor during pregnancy. Note: If you are less than 36 weeks pregnant or high risk it is best you consult your healthcare provider prior to using this herb, as it may stimulate uterine activity.
MULLEIN -The mullein plant has been around for thousands of years. The plant is found in many parts of the world, including the United States, and has more than 200 species. The most popular type commercially used is common mullein (Verbascum thapsus). The leaves are harvested near the bottom of the plant and used either fresh or dried to make various products. Mullein is an expectorant, which means it helps the body expel excess mucus, usually by helping make your coughs more productive, to bring up mucus that may be settling in the chest or in the throat. It is also a demulcent. Studies show that demulcents create a soothing anti-inflammatory coating over mucous membranes.