Oil and Tea of the Month for February
Our Tea of the Month for February is Adaptogen tea. Used in traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicines for centuries, adaptogenic plants are considered the “Kings and Queens” of herbal medicine and are used to restore health and vitality, improve immunity and stamina and even prolong life. Adaptogens also have antioxidant and anti inflammatory actions and they are non toxic.
There are many herbs that we think of as adaptogens. Some enjoy more publicity than others having been adopted by major supplement brands whilst others, of equal medicinal value, are little used outside the herbalist practice.
Our D. Atkinson Adaptogen Tea is a blend of herbs that aids the body's nervous system, especially when it has been under a prolonged period of stress and can also be taken to aid energy levels. Herbs used include hawthorn, Siberian ginseng, liquorice, lemon balm, rhodiola, skullcap and withania.
A natural antiseptic, our Essential Oil of the Month this month is Ylang Ylang whose exotic fragrance of helps lift the spirits and so is good for treating feelings of anger, anxiety and shock. It is also beneficial in dealing with problems of the reproductive system, is helpful in the treatment of intestinal infections and may have a positive effect in reducing high blood pressure. Ylang Ylang also has a stimulating effect on the scalp and promotes hair growth.