Ashwagandha Tonic

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Ashwagandha – Withania somnifera

Active Ingredients: Steroidal compounds like withaferin A, sitoindosides and alkaloids like tropane types and isopelletierine, anaferine.

Ashwagandha, also known as Indian ginseng and winter cherry, has been used medicinally in India as an Ayurvedic medicine for over 3000 years.

Ashwagandha literally means, “sweat of a horse” due to the scent of the roots.

The herb was generally used as a tonic for promoting longevity, treating emaciation and for improving reproductive functions of both men and women helping to balance hormones  liker testosterone and estrogen .

Ashwagandha is considered an adaptogen like ginseng, but is not stimulating. Adaptogens help to adapt to stressful situations. Keep you calm when stressed, give you energy when tired.

Ashwagandha has a mild sedative effect, as the ‘somni’ part of its Latin name indicates. somniferous | tending to induce sleep;

Traditional use: For debility, nervous exhaustion, convalescence, and as a general tonic; memory enhancement, raising testosterone

Parts used: Roots, leaves and berries are edible, or can be made into a tincture or dried herb capsule.

Spring Cleaning with Cleavers

St. Brigid day, the 1st February originally a pagan festival called Imbolc is traditionally the beginning of spring in Ireland. – In 2024 a bank holiday observed on February, Mon 5th. We now have gender equality with St. Patrick, March, Sun 17th. 🍀🍀🍀

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Cleavers

Cleavers otherwise known as ‘goose grass’ has been used for centuries as a spring time cleansing and detox agent. Cleavers is very high in a group of compounds called coumarins, which are the compounds that fill the air with with distinctive fragrance when a lawn is being mown.

Coumarins have a wonderful effect upon the lymphatic system. They cause a natural contraction of the lymphatic vessel walls, enhancing lymphatic return. This speeds up the rate at which waste products within the lymphatic system vessels are removed via the kidneys.

Cleansing herbal tea blend

The problem with many health regimes is that they require an amount of time and energy available maybe to Nepalese hermits, but not to the ordinary wage earner or homemaker.
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See and feel the difference in just 10 days. Glowing skin. Reduced bloating. Improved energy and mood. – As simple as a cup of tea a day!

Why detox? – Think of the body as a finely tuned machine, if we do not feed it with the proper fuel it will under perform. Toxic overload will lead to lack of energy, weight gain, bloating, skin problems, premature ageing and the increased possibility of more long-term complaints.

Flor-Essence does not provide an instant purgative effect; rather with consistent use, its eight ingredients identify, gather and flush toxins out of the body:

  • Burdock Root
  • Sheep Sorrel
  • Slippery Elm Bark
  • Turkish Rhubarb Root
  • Red Clover
  • Blessed Thistle Herb
  • Kelp
  • Watercress

The once-at-bedtime herbal tea blend (Essiac / Flor-Essence) cleanses the body while you sleep.

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