November 2018 - Equinox
"So divinely is the world organized that every one of us, in our place and time, is in balance with everything else.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
MONTHLY MAKER FEATURE - ARETE HERBS
Areté Herbs is a company dedicated to helping each individual achieve optimal health with plant-based products. Areté is a Greek word that means “excellence of any kind." Areté describes the act of living up to one’s fullest potential, finding total fulfillment, and reaching the highest level of health and harmony for our mind, body, and spirit.
Areté is nestled in scenic Unionville, Pennsylvania. We are a young, homegrown business that lovingly handcrafts all herbal products in small batches.
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Our Cardamom & Fennel Digestive Bitters are a great way to rev-up your digestive system! The bitter flavor helps to prime our digestion and let’s face it—our gut health is tied to everything! So, this flavor is very important to make sure our digestive system stays toned and active! Unfortunately, the American diet is lacking the flavor of the wild—bitter! As Americans, we tend to focus on sweet & salty flavors. This denies our gut of what it needs to be happy & healthy! Here is a list of some ways Bitters work their magic~
• Improves overall digestion • Relieves symptoms of over indulgence (including hangovers!) • Promotes glowing skin • Boosts digestive enzyme secretion & HCL production • Eases upset stomach, gas, & bloating • Eases heartburn, acid reflux, & indigestion • Stimulates a gentle, daily, liver detox!
Get creative---this can be used as a healthy cocktail mixer or added to sparkling water, tonic, or seltzer for a Bitters Spritzer!
Suggested Use: Take ¼ teaspoon in water or directly on the tongue, before or after meals.
Ingredients: Water, 50% Org. Cane Alcohol, Org. Dandelion root & leaf, Org. Angelica root, Org. Fennel seed, Org. Cardamom, Org. Orange peel, Org. Ginger root, Org. Burdock root, Org. Yellow Dock root, Org. Gentian root % DV not established
SPICY, CITRUS AUTUMN GUT RELIEF
+Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antiseptic. Soothes digestive problems such as stomach ache, cramps, flatulence, and vomiting. *Should not be consumed during pregnancy*
+Star Anise (Illicium verum) Helps improve digestion, alleviate cramps and reduce nausea. Consuming star anise tea after meals helps treat digestive ailments such as bloating, gas, indigestion and constipation.
+Clove (Syzygium aromatic) Carminative - Helps relieve digestive issues such as bloating + flatulence.
ELDER HONEY - Elderberry (Sambucus nigra) is one of my very favorite medicines. It is helpful in boosting the immune system’s ability to prevent and fight cold and flu. When the seasons change, the human body inevitably needs to adjust, often resulting in pesky colds and allergies. Add this fruit’s immune boosting properties to the already amazing benefits of fresh honey and you’ve got a powerful and delicious medicinal tool. Add to tea or simply enjoy by the spoonful!
A wonderful explanation of Immune Stimulants, Immunomodulators, and Antimicrobials
by Juliet Blankespoor
EASE TEA BLEND - MENTAL WELLNESS SUPPORT IN A CUP
+Tulsi (Ocimum tenuiflorum) High in anti-oxidants and helps your body detox. All parts of the plant act as an adaptogen. (An adaptogen is natural substance that helps your body adapt to stress and promotes mental balance.) Considered a tonic for the body, mind, and spirit.
+Oat Straw (Avena sativa) A wonderful nerve tonic, ideally used daily for a few months at a time, rather than as an instant calming agent. Indicated for people who feel frazzled, overrun, like they need nourishment. Highly nutritive, containing minerals such as iron, calcium, magnesium, vitamins, and a variety of other constituents which deeply nourish the entire body.
+Passionflower +leaf (Passiflora incarnata) Helpful in reducing “circular thinking.” (when your mind is trapped in a negative thought cycle.) Can be taken in small amounts over long periods to help induce calm. No prescription drug interactions known. This mix is the entire vine including leaves, stems and flowers! Flowery, oaty, earthy taste.
+Stinging Nettle Leaves (Urtica dioica) Iron and Vitamin C rich, supports liver cleansing. Supports healthy, clear skin and Urinary Tract health (diuretic).