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Sunrise to Sunset: Best Herbs to Power Through Your Day

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Our herbalists will tell you, there’s truly an herb for everything. Whether a flower essence is used at an energetic level or a strongly-brewed tea is recommended for a specific need, there’s always an herb that can be used to make life a bit brighter. We encourage everyone to make herbalism a lifestyle versus something that we only turn to when we know we need support. That’s why we herb-lovers tend to take plant medicines from sunrise to sunset—something our most well-loved teas are made for.

 

Morning Herbs

We’re all a bit wonky in the morning. That’s why it’s nice to feel invigorated and get things flowing. We suggest starting off with herbal stimulants, bitters, and adaptogenic herbs.

  • Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)
    Dandelion root supports healthy liver function and overall digestion, perfect to get things moving in the morning.* Plus, our dark and robustly flavored Roasted Dandelion Root tea is reminiscent of enjoying your regular morning brew.
  • Green Tea (Camellia sinensis)
    If you’re still eager for an energizing pick-me-up, try sipping on a green tea. You will feel a little more alert with a natural touch of caffeine.* Try any of our five herbal green tea blends for a nice variety of flavors and added benefits.
  • Schisandra (Schisandra chinensis)
    Start the day off right with adaptogenic schisandra for overall wellbeing and to promote healthy liver function.* It’s super tasty in our EveryDay Detox Schisandra Berry tea with hibiscus, goji berry, and nettle.

 

Mealtime Herbs

If you love a big lunch or are simply trying to avoid the post-meal crash, digestive herbs are the perfect mid-day companion.

  • Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare)
    Feeling a little too full post brunch or luncheon? Fennel tea will neutralize digestive system distress by toning-down bloat and gas.*
  • Ginger (Zingiber officinale)
    If you feel a little woozy after eating or feel the need for some digestive fire, employ the power of ginger. Our Ginger Aid tea is the perfect blend to support indigestion and nausea.*
  • Peppermint (Mentha × piperita)
    Pep up your day with peppermint. You will feel spry and refreshed when you combine your meal with our tummy-taming Peppermint tea.*

 

Afternoon Herbs

Whether you’re looking to support your body after an afternoon run or show your immune system some love, there’s an herb for that. Adaptogenic and tonic teas provide great reinforcement for daily maintenance.

  • Nettle (Urtica dioica)
    As our resident herbal formulator David Hoffmann says, “when in doubt, use nettle.” Our Nettle tea is an earthy tonic, made to support joint health and overall wellness.*
  • Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum)
    “An adaptogen a day keeps the herbalist away”—or something like that? Herbal adaptogens like reishi, that support a healthy immune system and balanced stress response, are perfect for afternoon rituals. Give it a go with our Reishi Mushroom with Rooibos and Orange Peel tea.*
  • Turmeric (Curcuma longa)
    Turmeric can be an ideal workout partner. With active compounds that shine in supporting a healthy response to inflammation associated with an active lifestyle, our Turmeric with Meadowsweet and Ginger tea is a must-have for post-workout recovery.*

 

Evening Herbs

Herbs for the final stretch. Settle down after a stressful day and sleep soundly with the help of our favorite relaxing nervine and sedative-rich tea blends.

  • Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla)
    Want a soothing sip to take the edge off of the day? Our flower-filled Chamomile with Lavender tea is delicious with honey when you’re looking for something comforting to help you wind down.*
  • Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis)
    If you’re feeling frazzled and a bit nervous, lemon balm should do the trick. Our Lemon Balm tea will settle you down and ease all that stress after a long day at work.*
  • Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata)
    Passionflower is an herbal alternative to counting sheep. One sip, two sips, three sips—zonk! Try it in our Nighty Night tea blend to help you get a good night’s sleep.*
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