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Deeper than Plants: Herbal Remedy Kit

Deeper than Plants: Herbal Remedy Kit

Some visiting the Ivy's Tea Co. site come here looking for tea and find more info about holistic health and herbal medicine. You might be one of th...
Herb of the Month: Astragalus

Herb of the Month: Astragalus

The star of our newest wellness tea, Purp, is Astragalus Root. Astragalus has many purposes, but the root is primarily used for medicine. It has been used mostly for the common cold, flu, and to regulate the immune system. 
Immune Boosting Herbs & Foods

Immune Boosting Herbs & Foods

Going to your pharmacy and buying over-the-counter medicine hurts. You have to drive, buy something that's sugary and all it really does is make yo...
Insomniacs Unite: Herbal Remedies to Combat Insomnia

Insomniacs Unite: Herbal Remedies to Combat Insomnia

Lots of people are chugging ZzzQuil and poppin other pills tryna get to sleep at night. I don't even know why. Let's talk about herbal remedies to ...
Plant Diet: Oat Straw

Plant Diet: Oat Straw

Let's talk about sowing our wild oats with Oat Straw, the herb that can keep you calm. 

Deeper than Plants: Tissue States and Why They Matter - Part 6

Deeper than Plants: Tissue States and Why They Matter - Part 6

The last tissue state is the relaxed state that is present in tissues that have lost the ability to contract, so they are saggy and release the flu...
Deeper than Plants: Tissue States and Why They Matter - Part 5

Deeper than Plants: Tissue States and Why They Matter - Part 5

A Tense/Constricted tissue state exists when there is tightening, tension, and spasm int he nervous system. This constricted tissue state can be t...
Deeper than Plants: Tissue States and Why They Matter Part 4

Deeper than Plants: Tissue States and Why They Matter Part 4

Soon, Ivy's Tea Co. will be open for consultations and custom blends. What does this mean to you? It means when you want help from someone on staf...
Deeper than Plants: Tissue States and Why They Matter Part 3

Deeper than Plants: Tissue States and Why They Matter Part 3

Soon, Ivy's Tea Co. will be open for consultations and custom blends. What does this mean to you? It means when you want help from someone on staff...
Drinking with Herbs: Herb Infused Wine

Drinking with Herbs: Herb Infused Wine

Herb Infused Wine, oh how I love Thee...let me count the ways. Haha. Sometimes you can mix herbs and more conventional things, like wine.  Here...
Herb of the Month: Ginger Root

Herb of the Month: Ginger Root

Ginger is bae. For real. To prove it, this month, we're going to go deep into ginger herbal remedies and look closely at ginger root cuz why not? R...
Herb of the Month: Elderberry

Herb of the Month: Elderberry

Elderberry was my introduction to the power of herbs. I work in a small but open office and take public transportation every single day. Ugh. Elder...