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🪵 oak wood 🪵 cultural history + medicinal benefits Father of the Woods Oak represents strength, courage and protection. This also translates into its medicinal and perhaps... magical properties. Druids were members of the high-ranking class in ancient Celtic cultures. They were concerned with the natural world and its powers, and considered trees sacred, particularly the oak. Mistletoe, probably the Druids’ most potent and magical plant, frequently grew on oak trees. Its presence was believed to indicate that Thor, the god of thunder, placed it there in a lightning strike. SCIENCE TELLS US Oak bark may contain up to 20% tannins depending on the type and time of harvesting. Tannins act as astringents, or agents that bind to proteins in...

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Licorice Root Improves Skin Health & Soothes Stomach Problems The Sweet One This root is naturally sweet and in Chinese, licorice is called gan can, which means “sweet herb." Glycyrrhizin is what gives licorice its sweet flavor, and glycyrrhizin is 50 times sweeter than sugar! That’s a whole lot of sweet! Romans, Greeks, Egyptians and many more groups of people traditionally used licorice as a remedy for asthma, mouth ulcers, sore throats and skin conditions. SCIENCE TELLS US Studies link glycyrrhizin to anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial benefits. As a result, licorice root extract is used to treat a variety of skin conditions, including acne and eczema. Licorice root extract is often used to relieve symptoms of indigestion, such as acid reflux, upset...

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bee pollen 🐝 nature's edible golden nuggets 🐝 Bee pollen is made up of plant pollen, bee saliva, and nectar or honey, and contains many vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. It also contains 40% protein, making it incredibly healthy! Studies have linked bee pollen and its compounds to health benefits such as decreased inflammation, as well as improved immunity and wound healing. It is packed with nutrients to give you energy and boost wellness. Did you know that bees collect pollen and store it in their built in "saddlebags" or "baskets" on the sides of their little bodies? Come on, how cute is that? READ MORE ON BEE POLLEN ⬇ How do we harvest bee pollen? When a bee keeper is actively collecting...

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🥥 coconut 🥥 Improves Oral Health & Boosts Digestive System A legend shared by many cultures in the Pacific. Once upon a time, a little girl had a pet eel. As the girl grew up she became more and more distant from her pet and lost interest in caring for it. She released it into the river in the jungle. One day, as she was bathing in the river, she spotted the eel staring at her. She was so surprised and angry to see the eel that she killed it! As the eel was dying, it said to her  "Although you hate me now, one day you will kiss me and thank me.” And from where the eel was buried, there grew...

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peppermint crisp ∙ cool ∙ refreshing Diving into Greek Mythology According to the ancient Greeks, Hades, the god of the underworld, fell in love with a water nymph by the name of Menthe, who lived in one of the five rivers of the underworld. When Persephone, Hades' wife, discovered this she transformed Menthe into a plant for people to trample on. Hades wanted Menthe to be remembered, and in his sorrow and grief he gave Menthe the distinctive fragrance that we now associate with peppermint. HEALING PROPERTIES OF PEPPERMINT Peppermint is known for its primary active ingredient, menthol, which provides a cooling sensation and is an expectorant and decongestant. It is used to help treat many respiratory ailments including asthma,...

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