Tea

Cottonboro Farm Original Tea Blends:

Healing Heart Tea

This tea may be (and should be) consumed daily to fully benefit from the properties of the herbs.  This blend contains herbs known to support the cardiovascular system and may help during recovery from a heart attack.  Many of the herbs reduce stress and promote relaxation.

Hawthorn Berry – Believed to uplift both the physical and emotional heart.  May support cardiovascular function and circulation, nourish and protect the heart, tone the heart muscle, improve oxygen uptake by the heart.  Should be taken on a regular basis for best results.

Hibiscus – May lower blood pressure and cholesterol and reduce oxidative stress (smoke inhalation, athletes)

Linden Flower & Leaf – Soothing nervine that relaxes tension and may reduce blood pressure by dilating blood vessels.

Holy Basil – An adaptogenic herb that, when taken regularly, may promote general well-being.  May increase energy and endurance by increasing the body’s ability to efficiently use oxygen.  Promotes good circulation and may help lower blood pressure and cholesterol.  Considered a cardiovascular tonic.

Motherwort – Traditionally used as a tonic for cardiovascular health.  May lower blood pressure, reduce platelet accumulation and slow rapid heartbeat.

Rhodiola – An adaptogenic tonic.  May block the process of cell death after a heart attack and promote growth of new blood vessels.

Astragalus – Adaptogenic herb that may help to balance ion channels that relate to cardiac health and heal tissues following a heart attack.  Helpful in heart disease (polysaccharides & saponins), improving heart function and relieving symptoms.

Turmeric – Very beneficial to digestion and the liver.  Heart specific in that it may prevent cholesterol from oxidizing, thus protecting the blood vessels.  May increase circulation and reduce blood pressure.  Has been recommended following heart surgery.

Taste:  Tart & Fruity    (Drink hot or cold!)

Does not contain caffeine.

Heart Happy

This tea may be (and should be) consumed daily to support the cardiovascular system.  This blend is also meant to reduce stress and promote relaxation.

Hawthorn Berry – Believed to uplift both the physical and emotional heart.  May support cardiovascular function and circulation, nourish and protect the heart, tone the heart muscle, improve oxygen uptake by the heart.  Should be taken on a regular basis for best results.

Hibiscus – May lower blood pressure and cholesterol and reduce oxidative stress (smoke inhalation, athletes)

Linden Flower & Leaf – Soothing nervine that relaxes tension and may reduce blood pressure by dilating blood vessels.

Holy Basil – An adaptogenic herb that, when taken regularly, may promote general well being.  May increase energy and endurance by increasing the body’s ability to efficiently use oxygen.  Promotes good circulation and may help lower blood pressure and cholesterol.  Considered a cardiovascular tonic.

Motherwort – Traditionally used as a tonic for cardiovascular health.  May lower blood pressure, reduce platelet accumulation and slow rapid heartbeat.

Rhodiola – An adaptogenic tonic.  May block the process of cell death after a heart attack and promote growth of new blood vessels.

*Reishi – Considered a medicinal mushroom and general health tonic.  May aid heart function and reduce cholesterol.  May relax muscles and relieve chronic pain.

Astragalus – Adaptogenic herb that may help to balance ion channels that relate to cardiac health and heal tissues following a heart attack.  Helpful in heart disease (polysaccharides & saponins), improving heart function and relieving symptoms.

*Cayenne Pepper – May help circulatory system, stimulating, analgesic, may strengthen heartbeat.  May be useful in shock and heart attack recovery.

Taste:  Tart & Fruity

*CAUTION to those on heart medications or blood thinners. 

Metabo-Tea

An excellent daily tea the may help enhance your energy, help you to lose weight and promote healthy bodily function overall.  The hibiscus give it a tart quality that I love.  My personal favorite so far.

Yerba Mate (Organic, Fair Trade) – Dried leaves and stems of South American rainforest holly.  Said to be one of the world’s most effective and healing beverages, with over 196 active compounds.  May promote good cholesterol levels and cardiovascular health, prevent oxidation, and enhance physical endurance and ability to focus.  May help the body to use carbohydrates more effectively, induce the body to burn calories and regulate appetite.

Hawthorn Berry (Organic) – May support heart health by improving tone of heart muscle, oxygen uptake and circulation.  May also help to reduce stress and aid digestion.

Nettle Leaf (Organic) – Nourishing herb that is rich in nutrients.  May help to build healthy bones, joints, skin and blood and battle general weakness.  Contains anti-inflammatory properties and may help to cleanse the blood, enhancing metabolism.

Hibiscus (Organic) – Research suggests benefits to mitochondrial function, energy homeostasis and protection of the cardiovascular system.

Ashwagandha Root (Organic) – An adaptogenic herb that may help adrenal function, reduce the effects of stress and increase energy and muscle tone.

Fennel (Organic) – May help to decrease water retention and break up fat deposits, increasing energy production.

Sweet Cinnamon (Organic) – A warming digestive and circulatory stimulant.  May be helpful in insulin production and reducing blood glucose levels.

Ginger (Organic) – Research indicates ginger increases secretion of bile and gastric fluids and contains properties that reduce pain and inflammation.

Suggested Use:  Start with 1 tsp. tea to 8 oz. hot water.  Steep

5-20 minutes. (Longer=Stronger)   Adjust to taste.

Tonic Tea

A delicious tea combination formulated to promote overall system wellness, enhance lymphatic action, heart health and circulation, relax the digestive tract, reduce inflammation and strengthen the body against colds and flu, as well as promote restful sleep.  A great tea to turn to when you’re starting to feel a little “off” or illness coming on.

Lemon Balm (Organic) – Strong anti-viral, relaxes the digestive tract, beneficial for headaches, colds & insomnia.

Catnip (Organic) – Beneficial to the digestive tract, has a sedative action on the nerves, helpful for flu, bronchitis, fevers, upset stomach and insomnia

Nettles (Organic) – Anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, hypotensive, promotes good circulation, blood purifier/builder, good tonic herb

Cleavers (Organic) – One of the best known tonics for the lymphatic system, helpful for bladder and kidney inflammation and skin conditions

Elderberry (Organic) – Demulcent, Good for skin, helpful in relieving headaches, colds & flu

Hawthorn Berry (Organic) – Heart tonic, dilates coronary vessels, may help reduce blood pressure.

Goldenseal Root (Organic) – Treats inflamed mucus membranes, reduces muscle spasms, tonic for the heart, may lower blood pressure, stimulates respiration and circulation

Taste: Somewhat like a mild black tea.

Verti-Go! Tea

This tea blend is intended to support the nervous and circulatory systems and protect brain function.  These herbs may help to decrease feelings of dizziness and imbalance in your system.

Lemon Balm – Stimulates nervous system & circulatory system; Anti-viral, Protects brain from stimuli of the body

Lemongrass – Tonic for the nervous system, contains anti-oxidant properties that benefit the brain

Butcher’s Broom – May help to improve vascular inflammatory conditions, tone and strengthen blood vessels

Mullein Flower – May exert lymphatic action on the area around the ears

Gingko Biloba – Promotes blood flow to the head, inner ear & brain, increases vascular dilation

Nettles – Offers immune support, detoxifies

Ginger Root – Helps alleviate nausea, relaxes the stomach, intestines & nervous system

Turmeric – Very beneficial to digestion and the liver.  Anti-inflammatory, thins blood.  Black Pepper blended to enhance the effectiveness of the turmeric.

Red Root – Detoxifies, moves lymph & fluids, blood thinner.  Relaxing to the nervous system.

Taste:  “Earthy” with a subtle spiciness

CAUTION to those on blood thinning medications.

Does not contain caffeine.

Also Available:

Digestive Calm 

Go Viral!  (Virus Fighting Tea)

Immuni-Tea

My Achin’ Head

Nursing Mama’s

Summer Chillin’

Wellness (General, a warming, spicy tea) and more.      

(Ingredient information and prices will be added as I get the chance.  I am still tweaking some formulas.)