Health & Wellness

Honey & Teas

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Raw Artisan Greek Orange Blossom Honey In a Traditional Pot – $37.50

  • This is one of the best Orange Blossom honeys
  • Coarse-filtered, unpasteurised, and enzyme-rich.
  • Raw, natural and pure, because of the remote area it comes from.
  • This raw Orange Blossom comes from the Laconian country, in the Peloponnese, a green and unspoilt area in the south of Greece, where the best oranges come from.
  • This honey has an intense orange blossom with the vivid aroma of blossoms – slightly marmalady.

The beekeeper and his neighbor, a potter, together created a design and then this was fired up to create a traditional Greek honey pot. To this was added about 500g of Orange Blossom honey. Also added is a free honey dipper. This would make a delightful present, which can be refilled again and again with some delicious honey.

 This Raw Orange Blossom Honey is more intense than most Orange Blossom honeys. It has the slightly bitter sweetness of the orange jam that surrounds the peel in marmalade. One of the best Orange Blossom honeys I have tasted. Orange Blossom is normally a favourite of children and those who enjoy sweet and sunny honey flavours. It has a citric aroma and a hint of creamy vanilla. A great introduction to the world of raw honey.

 All the family’s honey is produced to organic standards – they are currently going through organic certification.

Colour – This particular honey is light orange in colour, slightly yellow in the light.

Origin – This Greek Orange Blossom is harvested in the orangeries of the Laconian country, in the Peloponnese (where the ancient Spartans used to live). It is produced by Thomas and his beekeeping family, they take great pride in producing honey in a traditional way, without adding or taking away anything. Thomas and his family are working towards getting organic certification and everything is produced to organic standards.

What about the plant this honey comes from? The orange tree is the beautiful fruit producing citrus tree which boasts dazzling white blossoms when flowering.

Common Uses – Orange blossom honey is particularly good to use in different recipes, such as: salad dressings, yogurts, glazes for meats and to add a unique zing to a dish. I like to add it in my baklava.

Orange Blossom Honey Facts – The Mediterranean area is famed for its wide variety of orange blossom honey, ranging from very clear light honey from small oranges to potent flavourful orange blossom honey with a prominent taste of orange – such as this one from Thomas.

Please know that raw honey does crystalise and this is a natural process that occurs mainly due to the natural glucose in raw honey. For more information on why honey sets visit this article and for a more scientific explanation go to wikipedia.

Panacea Immune Defense Tea – $9.89/ea
 
This herbal tea blend is great for preparing the body’s immune system for outside attacks. Herbs like hyssop and echinacea have been traditionally used by herbalists to help your body fight off bacteria and viruses, while also nourishing your immune system. Take this tea during cold and flu season to help your body stay healthy.
Directions: Can be enjoyed cold or hot. Cover tea with hot water and steep for up to 30 minutes, depending on strength or flavor desired. Add honey and enjoy!
Mythology: Panacea was a goddess of healing by way of curative medicine in Greek mythology. Her name gives us the word panacea, which refers to a cure-all for disease. She was said to carry a magic potion, which she used to heal people with any illness at all.
All Organic Ingredients: Peppermint, Lemon Balm, Hyssop, Echinacea herb, Calendula, Rosehips, and Marshmallow leaf.
 
 
Brewing Instructions: Can be enjoyed cold or hot. 1-2 tablespoons makes a single serving, or brew all 2 oz. in a pot to make up to 3 gallons. Cover tea with hot water and steep for up to 30 minutes, depending on strength or flavor desired. Add honey if desired and enjoy!
If Brewing for Pets: Make a strong tea. Use 10 ml or less than 2.5 teaspoons of tea for every 30 lbs of weight, 2 x a day.
The Herbs:
LEMON BALM (Melissa officinalis) – May provide balance and support to the immune system, as well as the nervous system.*
 
PEPPERMINT  (Mentha piperita) – May help the body to naturally regulate fever, as well as support the upper respiratory system.*
 
HYSSOP (Hyssopus officinalis) – May help the body fight off infectious bacteria and viruses, as well as support the respiratory system.*
 
ECHINACEA HERB (Echinacea purpurea) – Used by herbalists to help provide support to the body’s immune system and may support the body’s respiratory system.*
 
CALENDULA  (Calendula officinalis) – May be supportive in clearing out the lymph nodes. It may be useful when an individual feels worse in damp, heavy, cloudy weather.*
 
ROSE HIPS (Rosa canina) – Commonly used in teas or made into jams to boost the immune system due to its high vitamin C content.* 
 
MARSHMALLOW LEAF (Althaea officinalis) – May assist in protecting the body’s mucous membranes during vulnerable times.*
 
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. They are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
 
 
Caution: Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant, nursing, or on medication, consult with your health care practitioner before use.
 
Weight: .1644 lbs
Hercules Muscle Spasm Tea – $9.89/ea
 
Take back your strength! The herbs in this relaxing tea are blended with ingredients traditionally used by herbalists seeking their gentle antispasmodic effects, and to nourish and calm the brain and central nervous system. Soothe your body’s muscle tension and prepare your mind for a much needed rest. Enjoy a cup of this tea when it is time to wind down, or whenever you need to melt away the tension.
Directions: Can be enjoyed cold or hot. Cover tea with hot water and steep for up to 30 minutes, depending on strength or flavor desired. Add honey and enjoy!
Mythology: Hercules was a son of the Greek God Zeus with great strength and power. He was the strongest of all mortals thanks to his father!

All Organic Ingredients: Chamomile, passionflower, skullcap, California poppy, and valerian root.
 
Brewing Instructions: Can be enjoyed cold or hot. 1-2 tablespoons makes a single serving, or brew all 2 oz. in a pot to make up to 3 gallons. Cover tea with hot water and steep for up to 30 minutes, depending on strength or flavor desired. Add honey if desired and enjoy!
 
 
Weight: .1644 lbs
 
The Herbs:
CHAMOMILE (Matricaria recutita) – May help promote overall well being. Can be used to help soothe, relax, and reduce symptoms of tension and discomfort.*

SKULLCAP (Scutellaria lateriflora) – A comforting herb, traditionally used to calm nerves and release tension. It may be used to promote emotional well-being and relaxation during times of occasional distress. May help restore integrity to the nervous system.*


PASSIONFLOWER (Passiflora incarnata) – May be used for relaxation and rest, passionflower has been traditionally used by herbalists seeking antispasmodic and tranquilizing effects. Known to gently relax the mind and body, to prepare for a more restful night’s sleep. Herbalists in Mexico, Central America, and Texas have used passionflower as a calmative for over 200 years.*

CALIFORNIA POPPY (Eschscholzia californica) – Native American tribes from different parts of California used this plant for many medicinal purposes- especially as a relaxing agent. May help take the edge off and aid in over-stimulation.*


VALERIAN ROOT (Valeriana officinalis) – May help ease muscle aches and cramps, also supports the body in preparing itself for a good night’s rest.*


*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. They are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Caution: Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant, nursing, or on medication, consult with your health care practitioner before use.
Eir Menopause Herbal Tea – $9.89/ea
 
Feel like yourself again with a cup or two of this nourishing tea. The herbs in this blend are chosen for their hormone balancing properties, as well as support of the female reproductive system. This blend may help ease the uncomfortable symptoms associated with menopause.
Other potential benefits: tonifying, detoxifying, hormone balancing, aphrodisiac
Mythology: Eir was a Valkyrie who was designated as a spirit of medicine in Norse mythology. She was often called upon for women’s laments.

All Organic Ingredients: black cohosh root, red clover, licorice root, raspberry leaf, chasteberry, damiana, motherwort, and nettle leaf.
Brewing Instructions:
Can be enjoyed cold or hot. 1-2 tablespoons makes a single serving, or brew all 2 oz. in a pot to make up to 3 gallons. Cover tea with hot water and steep for up to 30 minutes, depending on strength or flavor desired. Add honey if desired and enjoy!



The Herbs:
BLACK COHOSH (Arctium lappa) -May help alleviate mood swings and hot flashes by helping the body restore hormonal balance. May also be helpful for sleep disturbances.*



RED CLOVER (Trifolium pratense) – A supportive tonic throughout menopause. May help reduce hot flashes.*



LICORICE ROOT  (Glycyrrhiza glabra) – May help with occasional hot flashes and mood swings associated with menopause.*

RED RASPBERRY LEAF (Rubus idaeus) – Can be used as a tonic to support the female reproductive system.*
 
CHASTEBERRY (Vitex agnus-castus) – May help in regulating mood and decreasing water retention associated with menopause.*



DAMIANA (Turnera diffusa) – A nervine that may help to heighten mood and enhance libido.*



MOTHERWORT (Leonurus cardiaca) – May be used to calm an occasional racing heart that is sometimes associated with menopause.*



NETTLE (Urtica dioica) – A wonderful source of nutrients, containing a number of essential minerals that may support the body in balancing stress hormones in the body.*



*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. They are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
 
 
Caution: Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant, nursing, or on medication, consult with your health care practitioner before use.
Weight: .1644 lbs