Tea Blends Transform Ancient Wisdom into Modern Health

Ingredients such as nettles, bilberry leaf, astragalus root, and mugwort may not seem like common items in the pantry, but they have been a part of the range of health remedies since the earliest civilizations and well before the advent of modern medicine.

The power of plants to heal is documented in hundreds of books. Using food as medicine is not new, but it is becoming more common and natural for people to look to plants, herbs and minerals as ways to improve wellbeing.

This trend towards more natural ingredients with intrinsic heath benefits is popping up across the packaged goods industry such as energy bars, mixable health powders and raw chocolates. A place where it has been quietly going strong for hundreds of years is in tea.

Several tea varieties are aimed directly at alleviating common health problems. Physical GraffiTea in NYC’s East Village, carries an assortment of medicinal teas carefully sourced by the owner, a tea expert and enthusiast of the power of tea on wellness. 

Whatever ails -- insomnia, infertility, agitated nerves -- there is a tea for it. If you browse the Physical GraffiTea tea menu on Treatmo, you'll be surprised by what drinking the right tea can help cure. 

SereneTea - This herbal blend aims to provide natural ways to relax and sleep. It is comprised of several herbs including spearmint and peppermint, lemon balm, plant leaves such as lavender and rose petals, and St. John’s Wort. It also has fennel and verveine.

Sweet Oblivion Tea - An herbal blend to bring on peace of mind, the ingredients of this calming tea include Valerian root, green roobois, fennel seed, peppermint, lemongrass, lemon balm, chamomile, and French verveine.

Turmeric Ginger Tea - Turmeric is an ancient root that has been used for centuries as a remedy. Known for reducing inflammation and providing antioxidants, it has become the star of modern herbal medicine. This tea combines turmeric with ginger, licorice root, lemongrass, orange peel and lemon peel. Use it to treat infections, a runny nose, and sore throats. It is also good for healing muscle pain and as a detoxifier.

Beauty Skin Tonic - This blend is made of flowers and berries, potent sources of antioxidants to slow aging and replenish the skin. Ingredients include elderberries, rose hips, hibiscus, schisandra berries, rose buds and petals. This combination is rich in vitamins, perfect for skin health.

Hangover Helper - Perfect for cleansing, settling and energizing, this blend helps you recover from a late night. Ingredients include peppermint, green mate, fennel, licorice, nettles and lapacho. Lapacho is the inner bark of a tree from Central and South America used by indigenous people for stomach complaints.

You can order the tea blends from Physcial GraffiTea through Treatmo (2 ounce minimum) and enjoy a nice cup at home. Shipping across the U.S.