November 2017 - Harvest
While harvest usually refers to the gathering of plant crops, it also represents the idea of reaping the bounties of the season - both figuratively and literally! In this box we celebrate the mood of this transition time, harvesting everything we can from the month of November.
Did you know -Whiskey is a great decongestant! The alcohol dilates the blood vessels, making it easier for your mucus membranes to deal with infection — and, combined with herbal tea, a spritz of honey, and lemon, you have the perfect recipe for clearing up a November cold.
Calendula flower (Calendula officinalis) Topical: antiseptic, antifungal, antibacterial. Often seen in toners for oily skin and creams and balms for skin irritations and redness. Internal: Petals add a sweet nuttiness to culinary dishes - can be used as a substitute for Saffron in rice.
Dandelion leaf (Taraxacum officiale) Topical: Adds an earthy, leafy element to the mix. Internal: Rich in potassium, a bitter diuretic, liver and digestive tonic.
Eucalyptus Leaf (Eucalyptus globulus) Topical: contains antiseptic oils, opens up the nasal passages, helpful with chest congestion.
Rosemary leaf (Rosmarinus officinalis) Topical: an antiseptic body moisturizer and cleanser that unblocks pores. Internal: improves mental clarity, energizes, improves circulation. A liver stimulant that speeds up the removal of toxins.
Lavender flower (Lavandula angustifolia) Topical: Antibacterial, antifungal, antimicrobial, antiseptic. Aromatherapeutic. Internal: reduces anxiety, calms irritability, induces sleep.
Tea for digestion
Want to learn more about herbs aiding healthy digestion? The Peppermint leaf featured in this month's Clean Tea blend is just one of many natural tools to help your gut run the way it should.