Herb and Tea Chart

 Bee Balm

Bee Balm

Bee Balm has an analgesic compound known to relieve pain with antioxidant properties to help protect the cells. Its carminative properties can aid in digestion, reduce flatulence, and reduce bloating. Bee Balm is anti-fungal and contains polyphenols that fight harmful bacteria. Bee Balm is traditionally used as a great wound compress for relieving pain, reducing bleeding, and preventing infection. It was also historically used for colds, flu, sore throat, thyroid conditions, asthma, and colic.

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Blooming Green Tea

These hand-rolled GREEN TEA leaves delight the senses and soothe the taste buds with such a light herbal tea that entertains as well as offers the many benefits of green tea. Heralded as the healthiest beverage on the planet, it is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients that have powerful effects on the body. These include improved brain function, fat loss, a lower risk of cancer, and many other impressive benefits.


Burdock Root

Burdock Root contains significant levels of antioxidants, as well as vitamin B, folate, potassium, manganese, phosphorus, calcium, and iron. Traditionally used to purify the blood, detox the body, and reduce stress on the liver, lymphatic systems, and the kidneys. Promotes heart health and boosts collagen to help slow aging. Improves breathing that is impeded by cold, flu, or general congestion. Avoid if pregnant or nursing. Low to moderate consumption recommended.

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    Damiana has been popular for centuries for increasing sexual desire in both men and women. It relieves excessive mental activity, relaxes the nervous system, and acts as a digestive stimulant. Calms giddiness, and encourages you to 'go with the flow'. Has been used in the Central and Southern Americas since the time of ancient Aztecs and is still in use today. Consume everyday. 

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    Dandelion LEAVES


    Dandelion ROOT

    Dandelion Root is known to help support healthier liver functions and may improve digestion, increase urination, improve appetite, and act as a mild laxative. Recently, dandelion has been studied for its cancer-fighting potential and its ability to lower blood sugar levels, which may benefit diabetics.
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    Elderberry was nicknamed by Hippocrates as a "medicine chest" because of the wide array of health benefits it provides. It contains even more flavonoids than blueberries, goji berries, and cranberries!  Ancient Egyptians, Ancient Greeks, and Native Americans all utilize this natural remedy as plant medicine. Elderberries are shown to offer anti-inflammatory benefits, a high concentration of Vitamin A, and laxative and diuretic properties. The tea offers a plethora of anthocyanins, which are known to aid in reducing cold and flu symptoms. 

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    Goldenseal has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties and may help reduce infections, pain, fever, and swelling, as well as allergic reactions by calming mucous membranes. It is believed to boost the immune system and appetite while improving digestion and supporting the liver and kidney functions. Modern research shows Goldenseal has a rich chemical composition, including many alkaloids. It was traditionally used to improve the health of the GI tract as well as reduce sinus and respiratory issues.

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    Helichrysum is best known for its anti-aging and sedative properties, and may induce vivid dreams. Drinking it nightly may also help to reduce allergenic issues. It has diuretic properties that may cause an increase in urination and reduction in water retention. It can also benefit those with minor digestive issues, gallbladder disorders, rheumatism, and ulcers.

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    Hibiscus is helpful for maintaining body temperature, supporting heart and upper respiratory health, alleviating constipation, and promoting proper circulation. Several recent studies have validated its use for supporting normal blood pressure maintenance. Hibiscus is a tart, pleasant tasting tea that is used all over the world for various health benefits.

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    Lavender Buds

    Lavender Buds make a delightful and soft tea that can stimulate the release of neurotransmitters that offset excess stress hormones in the body and help reduce mental exhaustion, insomnia, tension, anxiety, and mood swings. The mineral content of this tea helps to improve overall uptake by the digestive tract, soothing indigestion, constipation, bloating, and cramping. 

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    Lemon Verbena

    Lemon Verbena has a long history of helping to improve joint mobility and balancing the immune system. It has an uplifting fragrance that helps to reduce stress and anxiety. Lemon Verbena is known as a weight reducer but may be best known for helping to ease all types of digestion issues such as acid reflux, flatulence, and elimination. It is calming and may encourage sleep.

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    Lemongrass provides an uplifting feeling, gently reducing fatigue and anxiety. It boosts the metabolism and is powerful in fighting antibiotic-resistant issues. Traditionally, it has been used to help maintain cholesterol levels and cellular health and to support the nervous system. It balances the immune system and is an aromatic storehouse of vitamins and minerals, such as vitamins A, B, and C, potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, manganese, copper, and iron. 

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    Mullein Leaves

    Mullein Leaves tastes great and is high in antioxidants. It was traditionally used to reduce swelling and disinfect wounds. When consumed orally, it aids in relieving respiratory problems caused by allergies, cold and flu, asthma, and bronchitis. It calms the body and is helpful for insomnia. 

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    Peppermint is enjoyed for its delightful effect of energizing and refreshing the body, mind, and spirit. A favorite morning tea to start your day! It is known for supporting the health of the gastrointestinal tract, gallbladder, and bile ducts. It also helps to support healthy bowel function and can help reduce nausea for some. Mint teas are not advised for those suffering from acid reflux. Avoid Peppermint if pregnant (try Spearmint tea instead).

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    Plantain Leaf


    • COOLING: Plantain Leaf is known to draw the heat out of naturally hot people or those with fevers. If you are in menopause, you should also try the Red Clover herbs and Alywillow's Seawillow products.
    • PAIN RELIEF: It is known that Plantain Leaves can be soothing for nerve pain (as a tea or poultice), but Alywillow's Minty Relief and Riverflow products offer pain relief options of all ages. 
    • RASHES: In the past, many rashes have been relieved with this plant (through teas and poultices), however, Alywillow offers more complex formulas with incredible results. Please review our Warrior and Wildwood formulas or contact us if you have any questions.

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    Red Clover Blossoms

    Red Clover Blossom is considered to be one of the richest sources of isoflavones (which act like estrogen) and is a great source of calcium, chromium, magnesium, niacin, phosphorus, potassium, thiamine, and vitamin C. Red Clover has been used for generations by Native Americans to help reduce symptoms related to menopause in women, such as emotional swings. In addition, it helps breast health, improves cholesterol levels & circulation, and may help to prevent osteoporosis. 

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    Rosebuds and Petals

    Rosebuds and Petals have naturally uplifting properties and help to regulate hormones, ease uterine and cramping issues, improve digestion, and balance the immune system. High in vitamin C, vitamin A, minerals, and antioxidants, this tea is a great choice if you are struggling with cold, flu, or bronchitis as it soothes the respiratory tract, lungs, and throat. 

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    Rosehips are considered helpful in reducing chronic pain, inflammation, indigestion, high cholesterol, allergies, asthma, dizziness, hormone imbalances, constipation, cardiac stress, and toxicity. It offers high levels of vitamin C, antioxidants, flavonoids, carotenoids, and phytochemicals.

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    Sage Leaf

    Sage Leaf is helpful for lowering anxiety, reducing blood sugar levels, boosting appetite, soothing the stomach, stimulating the immune system, and aiding in weight loss. Enjoy high concentrations of vitamins A, C, B-family, K, and E, as well as copper, fiber, calcium, iron, and magnesium. 

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    Spearmint can be used to reduce nausea and improve digestion, calm headaches, and reduce fatigue, but it also tastes amazing! You could drink it to soothe your sore throat, enhance your mental alertness, or simply because it is uplifting and delicious. Spearmint is safe for pregnant women and babies with colic. Mint teas are not advised for those suffering from acid reflux.

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    St John's Wort


    Yerba Santa


    Yerba Santa has been traditionally used for coughs, colds, sore throat, catarrh, stomachaches, vomiting, and diarrhea. It is excellent for all respiratory conditions. Long ago, the Native American tribes in California taught the medicinal properties of the Yerba Santa to the priest who nicknamed this plant, "the holy weed". Just start chewing these bitter leaves and just like magic, they start to get sweet.  

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