Say Hi! .. to Natural Herbal Teas (and the people who make them)
I like to make some noise about the great organic and natural products on Organics.com, but it's important to give a shout-out to the indy sellers and small businesses behind the products. These are the folk who make sustainable, planet-friendly (and rather gorgeous) products. They deserve a little spotlight.
And, if you love your cup of natural & organic herbal tea, you’re going to love these people.
Thankfully Healthy are very definitely tea people. But not just your everyday tea! Their tea is grounded in the values of Yoga and Ayurveda, and brewed with the expertise of a passionate practitioner. Thankfully Healthy passionately believe that natural herbal teas enhance our physical, mental and spiritual well being. And that sounds good to me!
What is an Ayurvedic Approach?
Ayurveda is an ancient, traditional path to leading a healthy lifestyle - ultimately arriving at the discovery of a blissful balance between the mind and the body. Contemporary life can seem to gradually draw us further away from the core of our healthy being. Ayurveda seeks balance - in our physical and spiritual health. In it, there is no condition that is considered ‘lesser’. Whether it’s poor digestion, low energy or a lack of quality sleep. Ayurveda beliefs see these symptoms as all ultimately coming from an imbalance in one’s natural state of health.
Who Are Thankfully Healthy?
Dipti is the woman behind the Thankfully Healthy brand. Along with her partner, they are wellness practitioners on a mission to bring a treasure trove of Ayurveda we didn’t quite know we needed - yet! This isn't just about tea, this is about our whole being, inside out.
Dipti trained to become a brewer and a talented taster, picking up all the backend bits and bobs of how to run a sustainable business along the way.
In her own words... ‘Thankfully Healthy humbly introduces an essence of the earth back into the core of our lifestyle. Our products are aimed at enhancing one’s physical, mental and spiritual well-being. Grounded in the values of Yoga and Ayurveda, and brewed with the expertise of a passionate practitioner..’
How Did Thankfully Healthy Natural Teas Begin?
Originally from India, Dipti found herself huddled up beside a window on a rainy English afternoon (no surprises there..) watching the rain and thinking of home. The cup of hot herbal tea she cradled on that rainy day was the inspiration. If it could bring her comfort and balance on a dull day, herbal tea could bring moments of joy to anyone.
Dipti decided to dedicate her primary focus to self-care. Based on her knowledge and training in Yoga and Ayurveda she began to experiment with her meals and daily habits – gradually sparking some age-old magic into her everyday life. And the key to it all was her gorgeous homemade brews - Ayurveda-inspired teas that help correct the lifestyle ‘doshas’ or ‘things that can cause problems' - in mind, body and spirit.
With the unique blends of Sattvic herbs, brimming with Ayurveda’s single most important factor of health - Prana, the life force energy, she realised the remarkable potential of Ayurvedic tea in taking care of the body.
..and as a result, Thankfully Healthy was born as a warm way to share wellness, wisdom, and some wholesome positivity. I'm not going to argue with that!
Are natural herbal teas good for you?
What's all the fuss about? Tea is tea, right? Well, no.
With the right ingredients and methods, there are many health benefits in herbal tea. We have crazy lifestyles. Rushing here and there, with responsibilities, stresses, deadlines, bad diets and anxieties. The ‘doshas’ - or things that can cause problems in our bodies, minds and our spirits are heightened. We may have that ‘out of balance’ feeling. Which tend to show up as discomfort, digestive issues, headaches, weight gain or loss, anxiety, even inflammation.
The ingredients in herbal tea can have specific benefits - including digestion, detoxification and appetite balance. Rich in antioxidants, minerals and vitamins, they can help keep the body healthy but also help to relax, recover and refresh the mind. If we really want health benefits, avoid products that contain flavourings, additives and only drink teas that are 100% natural.
It's not rocket science that herbal teas will work best as part of a better, healthier approach to life! If you’re drinking too much, eating badly on the regular and doing zero exercise, you’re unlikely to get the benefits of the amazing ingredients in herbal tea. But as part of a mindful approach to your overall health, they will work 100%.
8 top benefits of drinking herbal teas
What are the health benefits in herbal teas? And what ingredients have specific benefits? A little bit of knowledge about what ingredients help what conditions is all you need. Here’s just 8 benefits of natural herbal tea, and how they can help the body and mind.
- ANTI AGEING: Antioxidants found in herbal tea helps in slowing down the ageing process. They also help to prevent free radical damage and restore cells in the body. You get improved skin (inner glow), energy and renewal.
- DETOX: Herbal tea is 'THE' drink if you want to detoxify your body. A little too much of a hectic life (or partying) can mean your body holds onto toxins that can affect your overall well being. Herbal teas help clean out our body. Be consistent, and drink natural herbal teas regularly.
- DIGESTION AID: A cup of herbal tea after meals helps to digest food. A herbal tea that's rich in spearmint, for example, eases the digestive system and reduces the urge to overeat.
- ANTI INFLAMMATORY: Herbal teas contain anti-inflammatory properties to help relieve everything from gastrointestinal issues and arthritis, to headaches and haemorrhoids. Herbal teas like peppermint, ginger, turmeric and eucalyptus teas are great for inflammatory problems.
- WEIGHT LOSS: Herbal tea rich in functional ingredients like psyllium husk, fennel and lemongrass help you to burn fats and also helps in boosting metabolism
- IMMUNITY BOOSTING: The antioxidants and vitamins found in herbal teas are great for helping fight disease and infections, protect against oxidative stress, and lower the risk of chronic disease. Some of the best immune-boosting herbal teas are elderberry, echinacea, ginger, and liquorice root tea.
- NAUSEA RELIEF: Herbal teas can be magic if you suffer from nausea. It can provide almost instant relief and can be a blessing for sickness in pregnancy. Look for teas with ginger, peppermint or lemon.
- STRESS AND ANXIETY RELIEF: Ingredients like chamomile, valerian, lavender and lemon work to release stress and treat insomnia. They can soothe the mind and release chemicals in the brain that fight stress and depression.
4 Best Natural Herbal Teas from Thankfully Healthy.
Thankfully Healthy teas have loads of information on what they are specifically good for. They are passionate about their natural ingredients and specific health benefits. This makes it so easy to find the right tea for you. Whether you want to get better sleep, ease anxiety, improve your skin or ease indigestion. You can find their full tea collection here, but here’s our top 4 Thankfully Healthy tea picks.
Best Natural Herbal Tea for Good Sleep
This is a great remedy if you have trouble recharging and restoring your body with a good night's sleep. In our busy, beautiful world, our minds can be overactive by the end of a day. The ancient herb Ashwagandha protects from daily stress and anxiety. Lavender gently calms the senses, The additional natural remedy of Butterfly pea flowers, mint, coriander, lime flower, brahmi (Bacopa Monnieri), Cardamom & Stevia literally hug you for a perfect night's sleep.
Best Herbal Tea for Digestive Problems
This tea is fab for soothing digestion and helping cleanse toxins. Infused with cumin, marigold and fennel, the seeds and spices in this beautiful herbal tea calm and cool the stomach. It also contains healing clove, carom, coriander, ginger, star anise and stevia. Great for bloating, indigestion and general gut health, and keeping your energy levels up.
Best Herbal Tea for Glowing Skin and Body Cleanse
You will definitely be channelling your inner Glowing Goddess with this skin worshipping, natural herbal tea. A really powerful blend of antioxidant rich spices and herbs that purify the blood & cleanse circulation so deeply, your skin shines with health. It’s blended with Fenugreek, Hibiscus, Turmeric, orange, Liquorice, Rubia Cordifolia, Black Pepper, Lotus and Gota Kolu.
Nourish inside, glow like a goddess outside!
Best Organic and Natural Herbal Tea for Healthy Immune System and Strong Defences
Formulated for nurturing a strong immune system to help you to stay fit and healthy and ward off illness. With the ancient medicinal benefits of Turmeric (a major immunity booster), and the anti-inflammatory properties of Basil and Rose to protect from infection, this tea is perfect during winter months to avoid the coughs and sniffles.
Add in Holy Basil, Ginger, Brahmi (Bacopa Monnieri), Shatavari (Asparagus Racemosus), fragrant Black Pepper and Stevia - this natural tea has it all for all round health.
Thankfully Healthy Natural Teas - The Round Up.
Thankfully Healthy are experts, not only in blending very fine 100% natural & organic herbal teas, but also in well being and ayurvedic practices. Bring all those skills together, and you got yourself some fantastic high quality natural and organic teas with real health benefits.
This is a young company with real heart and soul (and skills!) They really care about their ingredients and I have to say, their teas taste amazing! And by the way, some pretty cool packaging too. I love the teas, I absolutely love the look, and we here at Organics love their values.
You could do worse than have some Thankfully Healthy tea stocked in your kitchen. Especially for those rainy British afternoons!
Love your body, mind, spirit and planet.