Pain Management Tea Ingredients:
Kava Kave, Peppermint, Skullcap, St. Johns Wort, Hops, ginger, Ginseng, Poppy Seed, Stevia, Chlorella, Maca.
Parts Used: Whole roots.
Summary: Kava helps to calm nerves, and help with relaxation. It can be highly sedative and has been known to numb certain body parts of the body. Typically safe in controlled amounts and it makes a fine evening drink with no documented or substantiated side effects. It is considered safe.
Precautions: Not to be used while pregnant or nursing. Not recommended to be used by those under the age of 18 or those with a pre-existing liver condition. Excessive consumption may impair ability to drive or operate heavy machinery.
Parts Used: Dried leaf
Summary: peppermint leaf is great for supporting the gastrointestinal tract as well as the gallbladder and bile ducts. It is specifically used to support healthy bowel function. Peppermint oil may be used for aromatherapy, helping to support the upper respiratory system for brief periods during times of need.
Precautions: For best results, avoid boiling a peppermint tea, and instead add simmering water to a cup of the material instead of boiling directly.
Parts Used: The above-ground parts of the plant, dried.
Summary: Skullcap is a comforting herb, traditionally used to alleviate nervous tension and exhaustion. It is used to promote emotional well being and relaxation during times of occasional distress.
Precautions: Not toxic in normal amounts, although overdoses of skullcap tincture may cause confusion, giddiness, stupor, and seizures. Due to its use in expelling afterbirth, it should not be used by pregnant women
St John's Wort:
Parts Used: The dried flowering tops and leaf.
Summary: St John's Wort is traditionally used to support healthy mood and promote emotional well-being. Numerous clinical trials have studied the efficacy of St John's Wort in this capacity, with most of them showing positive results that are comparable to conventional treatments.
Precautions: St. John's wort extracts may increase sensitivity to sunlight and risk of sunburn, but this is extremely rare when the whole herb is used. Not to be used with a MAO or Protease inhibitor.
Parts Used: The cone and grains of the hops flower.
Summary: Insomnia Treatment For those who have trouble getting to sleep, hops can provide some significant benefits. Hops have a sedative effect, for which the plant was used long before it made its debut in brewing beer.Treating Anxiety and Nervousness. The sedative properties of hops also help with nervousness and anxiety.Hops have long been used for treating digestive problems. Diarrhea (particularly due to anxiety) can be helped in this way, as can indigestion. Hops also have organic compounds that are thought to help fight osteoporosis and even help keep it from developing in the first place.
Precautions: The hops in beer are responsible for an unfortunate condition in men know as "beer drinker's droop," or erectile dysfunction. Avoiding excessive consumption of beer or hops helps men retain potency. If taken during the day, the supplement can cause unwanted drowsiness.
Parts Used: Dried, peeled rhizome, chopped.
Summary: Historically, ginger has a long tradition of being very effective in alleviating symptoms of gastrointestinal distress.Ginger contains very potent anti-inflammatory compounds called gingerols. These substances are believed to explain why so many people with osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis experience reductions in their pain levels and improvements in their mobility when they consume ginger regularly.
Precautions: Although there are warnings in both Traditional Chinese Medicine and some medical texts about using ginger during pregnancy, ginger used in moderation, that is 3/4 teaspoon up to three times a day, poses no risk to mother's or baby's health. Studies in the late 1990's found that eating as much as 2 to 3 tablespoons of raw ginger or 5 to 8 tablespoons of dried ginger daily will not stimulate uterine contraction. Excessive use may cause gastrointestinal upset.
Parts Used: The mature root
Summary: ginseng is invigoration and fortification during times of need. It has been shown to improve reaction time and attention in healthy adult subjects. In older adults, ginseng has been shown to support healthy aging and memory.
Precautions: Most herbalists recommend taking ginseng for a month at a time, followed by a two-week "rest."
Parts Used: Dried seeds, whole
Summary: Poppy seeds contain many plant derived chemical compounds that are known to have anti-oxidant, disease preventing and health promoting properties.Precautions: Be sure to declare use of poppy seeds before submitting to a drug test, as they may show up.
Parts Used: Leaves
Summary: Stevia leaves are one of the sweetest substances known in nature, with a sweetness rating of up to 300 times the sweetening power of sugar. They have been called a "super-sweetener", and are the source of stevioside, a widely available tabletop sweetener in many Asian countries. With no calories and very little bitter aftertaste, stevia is an excellent alternative sweetener to sugar for teas and other recipes that call for sugar. PLEASE NOTE: Most commercial Stevia which is a white crystalline color is actually the dried powdered extract of Stevia and is not the whole leaf.
Precautions: Stevia has no reported side effects.
Parts Used: The entire plant, dried and powdered.
Summary: Chlorella acts as an efficient detoxification agent by binding to toxins, such as mercury, in your body and carrying them out of your system. It is the chlorophyll in chlorella that makes it so powerful, as chlorophyll helps you process more oxygen, cleanses your blood and promotes the growth and repair of your tissues.
Precautions: As a precaution, if you use chlorella every day, take a vitamin B capsule at least once a week as some European studies showed that Chlorella may weaken Vitamin B supplies in the body. Some individuals have experienced stomach discomfort after using Chlorella. If you experience symptoms of stomach discomfort discontinue using.
Parts Used:The whole root powdered.
Summary: High in minerals (calcium, potassium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, and zinc), sterols (6 found), up to 20 essential fatty acids, lipids, fiber, carbohydrates, protein, and amino acids.
Precautions: To date no record of any contraindications, adverse effects, or toxicity have been found.
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