My Recommended Teas for the Winter and Why

I want to start by quickly telling you why we created these wellness blends. Learning about the power of herbs to boost and maintain health has opened up a whole new world of teas for me and for Amoda. We wanted to provide a way for people to easily start incorporating healing herbs and spices into their daily routine. What easier way than through tea? Especially if you’re already a tea drinker!

I have had a lot of health issues linked to digestion, skin health and injury. The medicine prescribed for all these things would do a number on anyone's system - wreaking more havoc than the initial complaints. I know this firsthand! I slowly started to turn to natural remedies and saw a great deal of improvement. This sparked the idea of our line of Wellness Teas and I started working with my friends, two Chinese Medicine Practitioners, to create them.


I recommend Remedy Tea and Golden Turmeric Ginger for winter wellness. Here’s why:

Because you are probably eating more around the holidays and eating foods you may not eat normally. How does your stomach feel about that? Plus, you want your gut to be feeling good before those delicious holiday meals so you can enjoy them! Right?  In both Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine, turmeric is widely known as a digestive aid and carminative (reducing gas). It literally improves digestion, reduces gas and bloating. Turmeric is also a cholagogue, which means it stimulates bile production in the liver. This is essential in the digestive process. Bile facilitates fat digestion and is cleansing to the system. We’ve added ginger, fennel and cinnamon to really kick up the digestive support and to make this tea taste amazing!



 
Because it feels like one cold and flu after another this time of year, doesn’t it? This duo of teas can help you fight off colds and flu and also reduce the duration and severity of a cold or flu. Turmeric and ginger are well known for boosting the immune system and increasing circulation. Meaning, you can sip these daily to increase your immunity.

Already sick? The Golden Turmeric Ginger can be mixed with milk or water to treat colds and sore throats. Chinese Medicine calls for the warming of the body to open the respiratory tract and release the virus and bacteria-causing agents. Remedy is blended to do just that. This unique blend of ginger, cinnamon, elderberries, peppermint, rosemary, lemongrass, peppercorns and star anise work together to warm the body and help you feel better faster. Cool fact: rosemary can increase circulation to the head and help with mental clarity. Who doesn’t need that when they’re all stuffed up. 
 

It’s an emotional thing. Wrap me in a blanket and hand me a cup of tea.  In the winter most people are searching for comforting teas. When you’re sick, this is even more true. These two teas are some of the most comforting in our line up. The flavours are rich and warming and incredibly soothing.
 
These two teas are immensely popular! They sold out at the Etsy Market here in Vancouver after doing tastings of both. I’d love for you to try them and I hope they help you get through the winter with ease. 

Thanks for reading :)
 
Tegan
Founder of Amoda
 
Sources:

Herbal Medicine: Biomolecular and Clinical Aspects. 2nd edition https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK92752/ 
The Naturopathic Herbalist https://thenaturopathicherbalist.com/herbal-actions/b-d/cholagogue/  

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