I’ve always liked tea—a nice cup of English Breakfast or cozy chamomile when I can’t sleep—but I’ve never loved tea. Then the Great Detox took caffeine and alcohol off the table and I started turning to other forms of liquid courage: . coconut water, green smoothies, and lots and lots of herbal tea. At first they were simply something warm and filling. Now they’re an important part of my diet and my day, a ritual I look forward to. I credit my herbalist, Lise Wolff, with introducing me to the power of plants, and Traditional Medicinals with introducing me to beauty of herbal teas.
Before Western medicine, humans used plants for health and well-being. This wisdom and these traditions have been passed down for centuries, codifying the right parts of the right plants for the right purpose. Burdock root promotes kidney and skin health. Fennel soothes and supports digestion. Roasted dandelion root stimulates the liver—and has a nutty flavor that staves off my coffee cravings. And then there’s Smooth Move, my secret weapon in the regularity department. The benefits of these teas are endless and many—like Weightless, which I’m dying to put to task on my water weight—are downright magical.
I won’t get on my soap box about how herbs were the original drug before big business took over and replaced them with chemicals, but I will tell you that the more I learn and experience the benefits of herbs, the more empowered and healthier I feel. Plants just make sense to me. If you’re curious and open-minded or simply in need a winter warmup, then get involved in this sweet giveaway from Traditional Medicinals:
*Super Plants Sampler Box
*TM Mug (serious steeping powers)
*One box each Organic Peppermint, Organic Fennel, Organic Lemon Balm, Organic Hibiscus and Everyday Detox with Lemon
To qualify, leave your name, email address, and which super plants or teas you’re curious about—or already using to cure what ails you. We’ll announce a winner on Friday . . . good luck! UPDATE: Congrats to our winner, Heather S.!