Herbs To Calm Anxiety and Stress

Are you looking for a great natural alternative to battle the stress you handle every day  Anxiety comes in many different shapes and forms and has many, varying, effects on the body, which may be different for each person. The best method to treat these conditions is by using an herbal remedy, which has been prescribed for thousands of years; tested and proven effective through many generations!?

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in North America, affecting 40 million adults. Generalized anxiety disorder, on its own, affects 6.8 million adults, with women twice as likely to be affected as men.

Whether you’re suffering from a lifelong illness or simply going through a stressful period in your life, natural herbs can help.

Passionflower
Passionflower is a climbing vine, growing to a length of 30 feet (9 meters) under ideal conditions, the vine bears three-lobed leaves, purple flowers, and yellow-to-orange egg-shaped fruits. Used in infusions and teas for its sedatives properties.

A University of Maryland Medical Center study states that passionflower works as well as some of the benzodiazepine medications that are usually prescribed for treating anxiety.

Lavender
Lavandula, or Lavender, is a genus of 39 species of flowering plants in the mint family. The flowers are usually blue or violet in the wild species, and when infused in tisanes, they are praised for their relaxing effects. 

Ashwaganda
Ashwaganda is a highly revered medicinal herb used in Ayurveda for millennia and praised as a longevity and vitality tonic. It is often referred to as 'Indian ginseng' due to its similarity to ginseng in its action. Its herbal actions span a wide range from adaptogenic to sedative.

Nettle
Depleted adrenals often over-react, giving rise to sudden sensations of anxiety, fear, and nervousness. Nettle strengthens the adrenals, relieving anxiety and building focused energy. 

Oatstraw
Oatstraw, also known as Avena sativa, has many active compounds that are great at battling the chemical and biological effects of stress on your nerves and throughout your body.

These herbs may be taken individually or you may choose to try our AnTeaStress tea, which features all of these ingredients, as well as others which assist your body in managing stress.

April 11, 2017 by Jason Johnston

Environmental Commitment

Lemon Lily's commitment to our environment


100% Certified Organic Ingredients

All of our 175+ base ingredients are Certified Organic and All Natural, ensuring only clean products are entering your body and later entering our compost and recycling facilities.

Flat Packing
Flat Packing our orders ensures minimal space usage on transportation, reducing our carbon footprint

Reusing Packaging
We reuse all packaging that comes into our facility from other suppliers for our wholesale orders

Commuting
Lemon Lily’s staff all utilize public transportation and walking for work and local deliveries

Natural Light
With our gorgeous floor to ceiling windows, we limit our energy usage with natural light

Recyclable & Biodegradable Cups & Lids
Working with Ingeo, our cups and lids are made with 100% compostable materials

Chlorine-Free Tea Bags
Our tea filters are all bleach and chemical-free made from natural materials and compostable

BPA-Free Plastic
Our limited plastic accessories use BPA-free materials to improve consumer safety

Recycled & Step Forward 80% Wheat Straw Paper
All of our paper is made from 80% wheat straw and 20% recycled paper

All Natural Cleaning Solutions & Soaps
Our cleaning supplies, such as our floor cleaner and hand soap use all natural ingredients

Reusable Tins & Pouches
Our food-grade tins & pouches are reusable. We offer $1 towards purchases when these are refilled

 

March 04, 2015 by Jason Johnston

Lemongrass

With its lemony scent and hint of rose aroma, lemongrass is an essential ingredient in teas. Its essential oil consists mainly of citral, which gives the leaves a subtle citrus flavour and aroma.

Lemongrass is known to offer many therapeutic and health benefits. Widely used to alleviate certain respiratory conditions including sore throats, lemongrass has earned a reputation for its anti-pyretic property which reduces high fevers.

Lemongrass also has powerful pain relieving properties. It helps to alleviate muscle spasms by relaxing the muscles thereby leading to the reduction of pain-related symptoms. It is useful for all types of pain including headaches, abdominal pain, joint pains, muscle pains, digestive tract spasms, muscle cramps, stomachache and others.

Lemongrass has a refreshing taste, wonderful aroma and brilliant colour which makes it a pleasurable tea to see, smell and drink. 

Some of our Lemon Lily Tea with Lemongrass include:

 

Lemongrass

Chocolate Orange

I Dream of Ginger

Lemon Tea

 

 

August 28, 2014 by Jason Johnston
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Benefits of Hibiscus Tea

Hibiscus has emerged as a favourite for herbal tea lovers.  These flowers have a distinctive taste and liquor with a beautiful pinkish-red colour when steeped.

There are many health benefits to drinking Hibiscus tea, including reducing blood pressure, improved cholesterol, remedy colds, boost energy and more. Hibiscus is rich in Vitamin C and thus it has the capacity to cure cold related infections like sore throat, cough and headaches. 

According to ancient Ayurvedic science, having hibiscus flower extracts can help to maintain the fluid balance in your body. It was once used as a cure for excess water retention in the body.

Some of the many Lemon Lily Teas including Hibiscus are:

Apple & Cinnamon
Berry Calming
Caramel Apple
Herbal Classics
Flander's Field
Flowers & Chocolate

April 07, 2014 by Jason Johnston

Organic & Natural

We have searched the globe for the best organic and natural ingredients for our teas.  We have 2 primary goals in mind when selecting and crafting our teas:

  1. That the ingredients are natural and free of artificial flavours 
  2. That the ingredients are Organic and grown in healthy environments

Why Organic?

Choosing Organic tea and ingredients means that what you’re consuming tea and herbs grown in a natural environment, free of all herbicides, pesticides and chemicals.  If our tea states that it is Organic within the name, it is 100% Organic. If even a single ingredient is not certified Organic (even though it may still be) then we will rate the product such as 80% Organic, 90% Organic, etc.

Having Organic products is better you’re your health, as well as wildlife and the farmers who work hard to bring the tea to your cup.

Why Natural?

Did you know that most beverages are chemically synthesized for better taste?  This includes many bagged and loose leaf teas, as well as common soft drinks and juices. 

At Lemon Lily, we don’t believe that we need to compromise taste by adding chemicals, so we go right to the source and extract natural flavours directly from the fruits and ingredients, then reintroduce them into the tea naturally. 

August 06, 2013 by Jason Johnston