Ingredients & Lore
blended with rooibos tea, raspberry leaves, rose hips, spearmint leaves, fennel seed & lemon verbena
Great Expectations is one of the last novels from famed novelist Charles Dickens. The novel traces the life of the young orphan Pip, starting with a chance encounter in a graveyard and moving up through years of life, love, debts, misfortunes, and more. Of course, this has little to do with the expectations here, which have more to do with the popular idiom of “expecting” for being pregnant, a great expectation indeed.
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Rooibos, pronounced 'roy-bose', is grown in South Africa and means red bush in Afrikaans. This unassuming bush contains zinc, calcium, manganese, magnesium, potassium and vitamin C.
Not to mention polyphenols, which are known to have high levels of antioxidants, anti-inflammatories and anti-virals.
The most notable benefits of raspberry leaf is closely tied with women's health. In fact, it is often referred to as the woman's herb. It is thought to help ease menstrual discomfort, regulate hormones, stimulate milk production and even decrease labor pains. Additionally the leaves contain moderate levels of calcium, potassium, iron, manganese, magnesium and vitamins B,C, and E. They also are known to contain polyphenols and flavonoids, which act as antioxidants in the body.
A rose hip is the fruit of the rose bush, also known as rose haw or rose hep. They are an excellent source of vitamin C, containing 50% more than oranges. Due to its high vitamin C content, they are considered an immune system booster and are often used to treat colds.
Closely related to peppermint, Mentha spicata or spearmint is a highly recognized flavor popular in many drinks, candy and toiletries. While it is used to freshen breath, it is believed that the natural antibacterial and antimicrobial properties of the menthol helps to protect your mouth from infection. Spearmint tea is also used to naturally soothe sore throats and tightness in the chest caused by congestion. It is additionally used to ease an upset stomach and is popular in preventing morning sickness and nausea.
Native to the Mediterranean, fennel has been long used for everything from strengthening eyesight, regulating hormones to improving digestion. It has been reported to be antimicrobial as well as antiviral, which may help in fighting off pathogens when you are feeling sick. Fennel has also been used as a sleep aid as it was a main ingredient in many ancient remedies for insomnia.
Native to South America, Lemon Verbena or bee brush, has become a widely popular herb due to it's medicinal properties. It is thought to have the ability to reduce inflammation, boost the immune system and calm the stomach.
Additionally it is used to reduce fevers, combat congestion as well as aid in weight loss.
Part of the care and comfort Gift Set
We all need care and comfort, especially new mothers. With them in mind, we've created unique caffeine-free teas to ease pregnancy, assist lactation and lessen the discomfort of monthly visitors.
Enjoy three exclusive blends formulated for the special women in our lives, and the people who love them.
care and comfort
3 loose leaf tins