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MACA ROOT: an ancient Peruvian root soothes menopause symptoms∙ improves memory ∙ boosts energy The ancient maca root has been used by the Inca and Peruvian cultures for more than 1,500 years. It is mostly grown in the harsh conditions and high elevation Andes mountains of Peru, where the mineral rich fields are naturally irrigated by glacial ice-melt and rainfall born in the thunderclouds of the Amazon basin.  This earthy and nutty tasting root is a cruciferous vegetable and is related to broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, and kale. Maca root is generally consumed in powder form and is loaded with unique health benefits. The Health Benefits: Maca root powder is very nutritious, as it is rich in a number of nutrients,...

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GINGER: One of the first spices traded on the Silk Road soothes nausea ∙ boosts digestion ∙ promotes metabolism Chinese have grown and used ginger as both a medicine and food dating back all the way to the Confucius time period. Ginger's value holds strong to this day, as it was one of the first roots traded on the Silk Road, a network of trade routes connecting the East and West. The Silk Road was the bridge of economic, cultural, political, and religious interactions between these regions from the 2nd century BCE to the 18th century. A MEDICINE AND FOOD   As ginger found its way around the world, everyone knew one thing for sure about it - it is food...

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SHINING THE SPOTLIGHT 🌿 Bret's Favorites + Tips and Tricks 🌿 This month we are shining the spotlight on Bret, the leader of the Durango tea slingers! While he oversees the day to day operations of the store, his true passion is tea itself. Whether that is working on new blends that he can enjoy or recommend to others, he's lovin' every second. Bret jokes that when anyone that gives him a chance to start talking about tea, they will be in the store for much longer than they anticipated! He loves sharing tea's history, exploring the health benefits of various infusions, and finding clever ways to describe the flavors and aromas of his favorite brews. Bret's passion and upbeat...

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🌿 LEMON BALM 🌿 Boosts cognitive function. Reduces anxiety. Eases insomnia. The little herb that hung in the stars. This delicate lemon flavored herb has been used to calm the body and mind dating back to ancient times. Native to the Mediterranean, lemon balm is a lemon scented and flavored herb that belongs to the mint family. The use of lemon balm dates back thousands of years to the times of ancient Romans and Greeks. The relationship between astrology and herbalism was highly regarded in ancient medicine practices. According to a historical botanist and astrologer, lemon balm is ruled by the planet Jupiter, and has an association with the element of water, which impacts emotions. The herb has been referred...

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l∙e∙m∙o∙n  m∙y∙r∙t∙l∙e the queen of the lemon herbs 🌿🍋🌿 Citrus from Down Under: Lemon Myrtle is a rainforest plant grown in the rich subtropical east coast of Australia. For centuries, indigenous people from the subtropics have used rainforest remedies as part of their traditional medicines. Lemon Myrtle has the highest known concentration of citral and calcium in a leaf, contains five times more citral than citrus fruits, and is 50% more pungent than lemongrass! The first thing you notice about Lemon Myrtle is its exquisite citrus aroma, but there is much more to Lemon Myrtle than its fragrance. Lemon Myrtle has some very special health properties: Lemon Myrtle has been found to have anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties, which makes it great...

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