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RED RASPBERRY LEAF

OBTC Teas Found In: Leche de Mama & Menopause Known as the "Woman's Herb" Traditionally used to help with pregnancy and labor. Red raspberry leaf has been used as a uterine tonic and general pregnancy tea for at least two centuries. Commonly used during labor to improve the effectiveness of the uterus. Historically uses include prevention of miscarriage, prevention of postdates pregnancy, decrease of comfort in labor, and decrease of morning sickness. Red raspberry leaves contain fraganine, a plant compound that helps tone and tighten muscles in the pelvic area, which may reduce the menstrual cramping caused by the spasms of these muscles. Health Benefits Women's Health Increase blood flow to the uterus AId the uterine muscle fibers in more...

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MACA POWDER

OBTC Teas Found In: Menopause & Superfood Golden Milk It mainly grows in the Andes of Peru, in harsh conditions and at very high altitudes about 13,000 feet. It is traditionally believed to enhance strength, endurance, libido, and fertility. Maca is known as an adaptogen - which means it increases the body's capacity to defend itself from weakness, both physical and emotional. A primary benefit of maca root is its ability to enhance and strengthen the function of the endocrine system.  Maca contains glucosinolates. When chewed, blended, or chopped, a chemical reaction converts glucosinolates to isothiocyanates (ITCs), which are known for their anticancer effects. Health Benefits Hormones Increase libido Balance hormone levels Increase fertility, primarily in men Erectile dysfunction Help...

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LICORICE ROOT

OBTC Teas Found In: Belizean Sorrel Guayusa, Lavender Sage Lemonade, Throat, & Tummy Licorice dates back to ancient Egypt, where the root was made into a sweet drink for pharaohs. It was also amongst the many treasures found in the Egyptian pharaoh King Tut's tomb from 1350 B.C. (...and honey!). In Chinese, Middle Eastern, and Greek medicines, it was used to soothe an upset stomach, reduce inflammation, and treat upper respiratory problems.  It has been used in commerce as a flavoring agent for confections, liqueurs, and tobacco for centuries. Glycyrrhizin, a cortisone-like chemical found in high proportions in the roots, is said to be 50 times sweeter than sucrose (table sugar). Health Benefits Stomach Inflammation of the lining of the...

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LEMON BALM

OBTC Teas Found In: Cleanse, D Tea F, Dulce Sueños, Lavender Sage Lemonade, & Menopause Lemon Balm can be found as far back as Ancient Turkey, where it was planted near bee hives to encourage the bees to return home to the hive rather than swarm away. It's name Melissa officinalis is derived from the Greek word Melissa, meaning honey bee. In Ancient Greece it was planted and used by the beekeepers of the Temple of Artemis to help keep the sacred honeybees content. Lemon Balm contains a compound known as rosmarinic acid that appears to have potent antioxidant and antimicrobial properties. Studies have suggested that rosmarinic acid increases the availability of neurotransmitters in the brain, known as gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). Low...

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FENUGREEK

OBTC Tea Found In: Leche de Mama Indigenous to the Mediterranean area and now primarily cultivated in India. Fenugreek was used for embalming in ancient Egypt. Stashes of fenugreek were found in tombs of many pharaohs (including King Tut... with honey and licorice root). Fenugreek is one of the oldest medicinally used plants, with roots in both traditional Indian and Chinese systems of medicine. Archaeologists have discovered cooked fenugreek seeds in Iraq dating back to 4000 B.C. In European folk health, the ground seed was eaten as a meal during recovery time after an illness or disease to improve the assimilation of nutrients, as well as for its gentle bulk weight gain effects. It has been recommended by midwives for...

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