Updated: Sep 20
Teaching isn't just a profession; it's a calling. The men and women who dedicate their lives to educating the next generation deserve all the support they can get. Inspired by one of the hardest working teachers we know, we're excited to introduce you to "Teacher's Aid" and "Teacher's Lemon-Aid," two custom blends lovingly crafted to bolster immunity and alleviate stress.
Designed to provide a helping hand to educators, and other professionals, who are always on the go.
In this blog post, we'll dive into the scientific nitty-gritty of these tea blends, exploring the active components of each ingredient and their remarkable benefits.
Hear What Our Inspiring Teacher and Original Recipient Has to Say:
"This tea has been a life saver this school year! The moment I started coming down with my 'beginning of the year sickness' I started drinking "Teacher's Aid" and within two days I was back to feeling like my normal self! I will be drinking this tea all year long!" - Miranda R.
'Teacher's Aid' Unveiled:
Egyptian Peppermint (Mentha x piperita): This refreshing herb is packed with menthol, a natural muscle relaxant that eases stress and supports digestion. It's like a spa day in a cup.
Peppermint Leaf: Rich in antioxidants like rosmarinic acid, it combats oxidative stress and supports respiratory health.
Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare): Fennel seeds are packed with essential oils like anethole, which aids digestion and has anti-inflammatory properties.
Plantain (Plantago major): Plantain leaves contain mucilage, soothing irritated mucous membranes and easing coughs. (more info below)
Mullein (Verbascum thapsus): Known for its saponins and mucilage content, mullein helps reduce inflammation and supports lung health. (more info below)
Licorice Root (Glycyrrhiza glabra): Glycyrrhizin in licorice root possesses antiviral properties and soothes the throat.
Shatavari Root (Asparagus racemosus): An adaptogen containing saponins, it supports hormonal balance and overall well-being.
Ginger Root (Zingiber officinale): Gingerol, an active compound in ginger, enhances immune function and reduces inflammation.
Echinacea (Echinacea purpurea): Rich in echinacoside and echinacein, it boosts the immune system and reduces the risk of infection.
Marshmallow Root (Althaea officinalis): Marshmallow root's mucilage coats and soothes the throat and gastrointestinal tract.
The Energizing Lineup in 'Teacher's Lemon-Aid':
Lemon Thyme (Thymus citriodorus): Lemon thyme is rich in thymol, a potent compound known for its antimicrobial properties. It's your ally in supporting respiratory health, especially during cold and flu season.
Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis): This lemon-scented herb is more than just a delightful aroma. It's a stress-relief superstar. Packed with rosmarinic acid, it not only calms the nerves but also enhances cognitive function. A sip of this, and you'll feel as serene as a Sunday morning.
Plantain (Plantago major): No, not the banana-like fruit you might be thinking of. This plantain is a leafy green powerhouse. It offers mucilage, a soothing substance that's gentle on irritated mucous membranes. Feeling under the weather? Plantain has got you covered.
Astragalus (Astragalus membranaceus): Meet the energy booster of the blend. Astragalus is an adaptogenic herb that helps your body adapt to stress, enhancing your overall well-being.
Mullein (Verbascum thapsus): The gentle giant of respiratory support. Mullein is rich in saponins and mucilage, making it a natural anti-inflammatory that soothes discomfort and supports lung health. Inhale, exhale, and let mullein help you find your calm.
Elderberry (Sambucus nigra): Elderberries are the berry good source of antioxidants. Packed with immune-boosting flavonoids, they help protect your body against the bad guys, also known as free radicals. Elderberry is your shield in the fight for health.
Rose Hips (Rosa canina): These little red wonders are packed with vitamin C, a nutrient that does wonders for your immune system. Rose hips help your body absorb iron and keep your skin looking radiant. It's the beauty secret hiding in your tea.
Lemon Verbena (Aloysia citrodora): Citrusy and aromatic, lemon verbena is a treat for your senses. But it's not just about the flavor. Citronellol, a compound found in lemon verbena, offers anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. Sip this tea to rejuvenate your body and spirit.
Lemon Grass (Cymbopogon citratus): Zesty and refreshing, lemon grass brings the party to your teacup. It's not just about the taste; it's about relaxation and digestion. Citronellol in lemon grass promotes relaxation and aids in digestion. After a long day, let lemon grass help you unwind.
Dandelion Leaf (Taraxacum officinale): The unsung hero of detoxification. Dandelion leaf is packed with vitamins and minerals, making it a potent detoxifier and liver supporter. Sip on this, and you'll be promoting a healthier you.
The Science of Well-Being:
Antioxidants: Both teas are brimming with antioxidants that combat free radicals and bolster the immune system.
Adaptogens: Shatavari root in "Teacher's Aid" and stress-reducing lemon balm and astragalus in "Teacher's Lemon-Aid" help the body adapt to stress.
Anti-Inflammatory Agents: Ginger, echinacea, and lemon balm contain compounds that reduce inflammation, offering relief from various ailments.
Digestive Helpers: Fennel, ginger, and lemon grass soothe the digestive system, aiding in nutrient absorption.
Throat Soothers: Licorice root and marshmallow root form a soothing duo, providing relief for sore throats.
Now that we've unveiled the heroes behind "Teacher's Aid" and "Teacher's Lemon-Aid," it's time to embrace these wellness allies in your daily routine! Whether you're a teacher or someone seeking a flavorful path to better health, these teas offer a delicious and science-backed way to enhance your well-being. Stop by our shop and pick up an ounce or two of these flavorful mixes. Sip, savor, and thrive—one cup at a time!