Life can be busy, and while we try to stay prepared, sometimes we need extra support. This is when we turn to herbal allies that boost our immune system when we need it most.*
Our newest tea, Organic Immune Zoom® Lemon Ginger, is formulated with herbs traditionally used for generations to naturally stimulate the immune system. Utilizing the power of echinacea, and respiratory supporting licorice, we paired these plants with the brightness of lemon peel, and the slight spice from ginger and cardamom. This tea offers a balanced and deliciously warming cup of wellness tea and an easy act of self-care when we need more support.*
There are certain predictable seasonal shifts – the kids head back to school, the sun dips low on the horizon, the days become cold, and the first snowflakes begin to fall – these are times when it’s best to be prepared. Keep this tea on hand when you need something that boosts the body’s innate capacity to kick the immune system into action.*
The flavor notes of ginger and lemon lead this formula, a timeless classic pair, making for a bright, sweet and comforting tea with mildly spicy notes. Enjoy two cups per day. For extra delight, add in a teaspoon of honey.
A Peek Into the Herbs and Formulation
The leading herb, echinacea, is one of the most celebrated and well-studied plants in herbalism today. The key to echinacea’s healing benefits lie deep in its compounds, which, depending on the species, are made up of alkylamides, polysaccharides, and glycoproteins—all of which contribute to the herb’s immune-boosting powers.* Understanding that every part of the echinacea plant contains valuable active compounds, our herbalists utilize the whole plant – from flower to root – ensuring you receive a high-quality dose of plant medicine.
For us as herbalists, no formulation for seasonal wellness and immune support is complete without warming carminative spices, like ginger and cardamom.* Not only is ginger’s spicy flavor stimulating to the palate and warming to the body, but its herbal benefits make it an essential herb in supporting digestion.* A hint of cardamom adds an indulgent spice to ensure that this tea is a pleasurable dose of herbal medicine when you need it. The benefits of licorice are well-loved as a demulcent for soothing and supporting respiratory health, but the real strength of this plant lies in its harmonizing effect, helping to synergize the energetics and medicinal constituents of all the plants in the formula. With the brightness and zing from the lemon, this tea offers a balanced and deliciously warming cup of tea for times when we need that extra immune support.*
Since our health is inextricably intertwined with the seasons, we recommend stocking your home apothecary with that in mind. Rituals for winter health focus on supporting the immune system with herbs and medicinal mushrooms, tending to our respiratory system, and comforting ourselves with warming acts of self-care and nervous system support with nervine herbs.*
Having additional support on hand for boosting the immune response, like our Organic Immune Zoom® Lemon Ginger tea, is great for when you need it in the moment.*