Jan 05 2017 In Ask the Herbalist By Kenneth Roberts
ArthriTea: Inflammation Relief Through Herbal Tea
Several years ago, a friend was having issues with high pain levels caused by Rheumatoid Arthritis. I set out to create an herbal blend for her to help reduce the inflammation and pain. That was the inspiration for our ArthriTea WellTeaing blend.
The goal was to reduce inflammation, increase circulation, and cleanse the blood and tissues. It also increases diuresis in order to help remove the biochemicals that cause pain responses in the body rather than just moving them around to other places in the body.
One of the main ingredients in ArthriTea is angelica root, which has some incredible anti-inflammatory benefits, especially when combined with the other anti-inflammatory herbs in the blend, such as our lemongrass and ginger. The dandelion in the blend helps the blood to metabolize all the chemistry flushed out of the inflamed areas but also helps with the diuresis. There is also a hint of fennel, which contains anethole to inhibit and prevent inflammation. I top that list off with some good old-fashioned white willow bark to relieve pain. White willow bark acts as an analgesic through its concentration of salicylic acid, a natural form of aspirin which will not destroy the lining of your stomach or damage the liver.
I often use a blend of rooibos and honeybush as the base for my herbal blends mainly due to the highly assimilable vitamin and mineral content; plus they both have great flavor and are caffeine-free, so you can drink them whenever best fits your schedule and needs.
In fact, the ArthriTea blend turned out to be even more effective than I anticipated. Many customers tell us that they find relief by drinking it on a daily basis. It’s not just for chronic arthritis or pain but can be very helpful with acute situations as well. We have had people tell us it sped up their recovery after surgery, reduced pain associated with fibromyalgia, and even a testimonial that it helped reduce inflammation after a broken bone.
Today it is estimated that 90% of our chronic healthcare issues are caused by or related to inflammation. If you are looking for an alternative to addictive opioids and over-the-counter pain meds, it is well worth trying something that is natural, loaded with vitamins and minerals, and available at your friendly local one-stop tea shop.