Feeling stressed?Anxious? Worried? I am too. We have teas that can help, and science to back it up.
I always drink a lot of tea, but my tea drinking has gone through the roof this month. And I realize why-- I'm using tea as a means to cope.
But it's effective. And healthy. And it can be for you too, naturally, peacefully, deliciously. Studies show a variety of the herbs and teas we use in our blends have significant stress reducing properties and enhance relief from anxiety. Check it out below, or just:
Did you know there are real scientific studies about the ingredients used in many of our teas and how they help sootheanxietyand enhance stress relief? We've included several hours worth of reading these studies boiled down for quick review for you. Notice the superscripts in our tea descriptions below and scroll to the bottom of the email to see for yourself.
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Okay, now for our Peace from Anxietycollection!! :
Lavender and Chamomile are both flowers famous for their ability to help you relax ¹, ², and we pair that lovely floral base with spearmint and peppermint -- also known for its soothing properties ³. We finish with rosehips and anise seed for some lovely complexity. This tea lives up to its name.
Lavender, rose, and black tea each contain strong anti-anxietyand stress relief properties ⁴, ⁵, ⁶. Paired with beautiful cyani petals and fragrant bergamot, this is one of our best sellers and is a great choice during these turbulent times.
Created less than a month ago for its immunity-boosting properties, this tea also boasts significant mood enhancers. Turmeric, lemongrass, and licorice root all help to relieveanxietyand with its zesty lemon and spicy ginger, this tea is pretty much essential right now ⁷, ⁸, ⁹.
Our best-selling fruit tea is more than just a delicious, cobbler-like dessert. With its chamomile base and blushing rose petals, it contains amazing properties to help you fight stress andanxiety ¹⁰, ¹¹.
Most of you probably drink this as an iced tea, but did you know our Mojito Lime makes an excellent hot tea as well? I personally prefer it warm and soothing! And the base of lemongrass and peppermint give it a strong anti-anxietyeffect ¹², ¹³.
You may think this tea is a dessert, but honestly it's one of my personal go-to's when I'm struggling with insomnia or overwhelminganxiety. The lemon balm leaf and peppermint base both have strong anti-anxiety, sedetative-like effects ¹⁴, ¹⁵.
The Science Behind our "PeacefromAnxiety" Collection
Lavender: (1) (4)
A 2010 double blind study found that "silexan [a lavender capsule] effectively ameliorates generalizedanxietycomparable to a common benzodiazepine (lorazepam)" which is the pharmacuetical commonly prescribed for generalizedanxiety. The conclusion then? That the use of lavender "appears to be an effective and well tolerated alternative to benzodiazepines for amelioration of generalisedanxiety." (2010 study)
All tea leaves come from the same plant - Camellia sinensis, and all of them contain the amino acidL-Theanine. But tea is one of the only natural sources of that amino acid on earth. I could write an entire dissertation on the health benefits of L-Theanine, so click that link to find out more (or google yourself!) But specifically, L-Theanine "possesses neuroprotective, mood-enhancing, and relaxation properties" according to the objective inthis double-blind study in 2008. And ina 2016 study, L-Theanine was found to promote the production of α-waves in the brain that creates a relaxation, sedative effect without causing drowsiness.
Anotherstudy from 2007 measured the effects of drinking black tea daily for 6 weeks and studied the effects on the Cardiovascular system along with measuring cortisol levels (the stress hormone). The researchers concluded that "compared with placebo, 6 weeks of tea consumption leads to lower post-stress cortisol and greater subjective relaxation, together with reduced platelet activation" and praises black tea for its ability to enhance recovery from stress.
Lemongrass: (8) (12)
Ina 2011 study, Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus, the one we use in our teas) was found to have an anti-anxietyeffect. Anda 2009 studyfound this species of lemongrass to have anti-anxietyand even sedative-like effects.
Lemon balm: (14)
In one 2011 study, researchers found that lemon balm extract reducedanxietymanifestations,anxiety-associated symptoms, and insomnia with 95% of participants responding to treatment using lemon balm.
And a 2018 study showed that participants "had a significant reduction in scores of depression,anxiety, stress, and total sleep disturbance, compared with the placebo group."
Peppermint: (3) (13) (15)
Peppermint as aromatherapy (like when you breathe in the aroma of your peppermint tea) has been shown to loweranxietyand stress levels. Inthis 2017 study, the inhalation of peppermint oil reduced depression andanxietyin patients.
Turmeric contains humanity's major source of the polyphenol curcumin, which is what gives turmeric it's world renowned health benefits. According to a2017 research review, in addition to it's incredibly anti-inflammatory effects, curcumin also boasts aiding in a range of a variety of health conditions, includinganxiety.