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As spring blooms with new life, it’s the perfect time to renew your commitment to everyday wellness, encouraging healthy habits to take root. Plants can play a powerful role in reviving your daily wellness routine. Traditional Medicinals herbalist Zoe Kissam notes, “Nourishing tonic herbs can be one of the best ways to support our bodies during the seasonal transition into spring.” Here are a few of our favorite herbs for everyday, as well as go-to teas from Traditional Medicinals that make it easy to soak up the unique powers of these plants.
Herb: Nettle «
Yes, prickly nettle can sting with its tiny hairs (or trichomes). However, that’s just the beginning of its awe-inspiring powers. This refreshing, slightly bitter spring green packs a potent tonic that helps to gently bolster your joint health when used over time.* For thousands of years, herbalists have turned to nettle to support the whole body overall.*
Tea: Traditional Medicinals Nettle Leaf
Herb: Raspberry Leaf «
Juicy, tart and vibrant, raspberries are a favorite fruit for many. But there’s an equally impressive— and often under-celebrated—aspect to this plant: its leaves. Raspberry leaves hold tannins, making it an astringent herb, which helps tone and tighten tissue.* Beyond supporting healthy menstruation and soothing menstrual cramps, this powerful plant also helps prepare women for childbirth as it tones the uterus.* The robustflavored raspberry leaves aren’t just for ladies. They can also help tone the upper and lower gastrointestinal tract to help keep your gut in check.*
Tea: Traditional Medicinals Raspberry Leaf
Herb: Tulsi «
Native to India, tulsi fittingly shares its name with the Hindu goddess of good fortune. It’s also commonly referred to as “holy basil,” a nickname that pays homage to its adaptogenic power. More specifically, this herbal ally supports your body’s protective functions by helping you adapt to stress without slowing you down.* As a member of the mint family, tulsi has a gentle, earthy flavor with a hint of spice, making it a powerful and delicious herb for everyday.
Tea: Traditional Medicinals Tulsi with Ginger
Herb: Hawthorn «
When it comes to showing our hearts some love, hawthorn doesn’t skip a beat. Since ancient times, hawthorn has been a staple in herbal apothecaries and used to tend to all matters of the heart—physical, emotional and spiritual. A member of the rose family, the leaves, flowers and haws (red berries) of this deciduous tree are filled with beneficial flavonoids that lend their vibrancy and resiliency to your circulatory system and overall cardiovascular health.*
Tea: Traditional Medicinals Hawthorn with Hibiscus
For more details on herbs for everyday wellness, as well as DIY ideas and recipes, visit traditionalmedicinals.com.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.