Q: How do herbal remedies work?

A: Herbs have been used safely and effectively for thousands of years all over the world. Our ancestors relied on the plants around them to work together with the body for optimal results. Herbs are used to support the body, not to synthetically alter. Herbal remedies can take time to see desired results.

Q: Are Herbs safe?

A: Herbs are a very safe alternative when used properly and following the guidance and suggestion of your trusted healthcare professional. Not all herbs are right for everybody.

Q: Do herbs have side effects?

A: Just about everything that we put into our bodies can bring about side effects and herbs are no exception. Some herbs carry more side effects than others. Common side effects for most herbs are headache, hives, vomiting, diarrhea. It is important to speak with a trusted healthcare professional, especially if you are pregnant, lactating, taking any medications or have any health concerns. 

Q: What do I do if I experience unwanted side effects?

A: We strongly recommend discontinuing the herbal remedy and speaking with your trusted healthcare professional if you or your child experience any unwanted side effects. Seek emergency medical care if you or your child experience difficulty breathing, chest pain, severe allergic reaction, severe vomiting or diarrhea. 

Q: Why is one tea blend fuller than another?

A: Each bag is packaged by weight. Some herbs have a greater density than others. This means some herbs are heavier than others. Some blends contain denser herbs, which requires less herbs to achieve the same weight as the less dense herbs. Each bag of loose leaf tea is crafted, bagged, and weighed independently for accuracy.

Q: Why are their seeds and stems in my tea?

A: While there are a couple instances we can think of that we would prefer to leave out seeds and stems, our herbal teas aren't one of them! Seeds and stems carry lots of the powerful plant properties for many herbs and are intentionally included. Take a look at Fennel Seed, while the whole plant is edible, it's the seeds that are most commonly used in herbal remedies.

 Q: When will you have False Unicorn Root?

A: Most likely, never. And hopefully, some day. Firstly, False Unicorn Root is considered a threatened species due to over harvesting and loss of habitat. It is a highly sought after herb and has become increasingly difficult to obtain. False Unicorn Root takes several years to reach peak maturity for harvest, is difficult to propagate, and it requires optimal conditions that aren't found just anywhere. Which brings us to our second point, it's becoming increasingly expensive to purchase False Unicorn Root because of lack of sourcing and difficulty to grow. 

Q: Do herbs cause staining?

A: Some herbs can stain fabrics and skin. For this reason, many plants and herbs are used as a natural stain or dye. Matter of fact, Turmeric Root turns natural fabrics (like cotton) into a beautiful shade of yellow. Turmeric does fade over time and with washing. Use caution if you wish to minimize staining from herbs. 

Q: How much alcohol is in one dose?

A: You've probably heard that there's about as much alcohol in one dose of tincture as there is in a very ripe banana, and that's about right. Think of it this way, a shot is 1.5 oz. of alcohol and tinctures are generally bottle in 1 or 2 oz. bottles. The amount of alcohol per serving is very minimal, making them safe for just about everyone.

-We understand some people would rather avoid alcohol entirely or would prefer to not give alcohol based tinctures to their little ones. Several of our blends are available in a glycerin base (termed glycerite instead of tincture) for those who prefer an alcohol free herbal remedy. Our teas are also naturally alcohol free.