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OBTC Teas Found In: Belizean Sorrel Guayusa & Strawberry Mojito In traditional Chinese medicine, Schisandra is considered beneficial to qi, the life force or energy inherent in all living things. It's thought to have a positive impact on several pathways in the body, including the heart, lungs, and kidneys. Schisandra is used as an "adaptogen" for increasing resistance to disease and stress, increasing energy, and increasing physical performance and endurance.  Schisandra berries provide powerful antioxidant protection, particularly from free radicals and other toxins in the environment that may cause cellular damage. It has been found that Schisandra reduces cortisol levels in the body (the stress hormone) and is effective in controlling changes in serotonin and adrenaline caused by stress. This...

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OBTC Teas Found In: Lavender Sage Lemonade At one time, the French produced bountiful crops of sage, which they used as a tea. The Chinese became enamored with French sage tea, trading 4 pounds of Chinese tea for every 1 pound of sage tea. Many people in China used sage to treat colds, joint pain, typhoid fever, and kidney and liver issues.  In 812 A.D., sage was one of the plants deemed so important that CHarlemagne ordered it planted on German Imperial farms, no doubt due to lucrative trade business, as well as for its medicinal properties. In ancient Rome, sage was considered to have substantial healing properties, particularly helpful in the digestion of the fats of the time, and...

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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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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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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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