Herbal Teas

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In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) each individual is assessed using these key factors:

  1. Types of People (Body Compositions)
    1. – Yellow – Yin/Yang balanced
    2. – Red – Yang strong, typically feel warm/hot, decreased Yin characteristics
    3. – Blue – Yin strong, typically feel cold, decreased Yang characteristics
  2. Factors of TCM Body Type
      1. Body Temperature
        Typically individual feels (warm / hot / cold / chilled)
      2. Water Intake
        – Do you feel thirsty throughout the day?
        – Do sweat when you workout?
        – Overall do you feel like a sweaty person
  3. Stool
    – Daily bowel movements?
    – Texture (Solid / Soft / Diaherra)
    – Constipation?

Depending upon if you’re more yin or yang dominate one can drink specific types of tea to help bring about some balance and restore the nervous system to its optimal functioning state.

Warming Teas

Purpose: Used for Yin dominate to warm the body from the inside

  • Ginger
  • Cinnamon
  • Fennel
  • Anise Seed
  • Cardamom seeds
  • Ginseng

Cooling Teas

Purpose: Used for Yang dominate to cool the body from the inside

  • Mint
  • Dandelion
  • Green tea
  • Honeysuckle
  • Chrysanthemum


Purpose: Used for during pregnancy to address common symptoms 

  • Wolfberry (boost immune system)
  • Ginger (nausea/digestion/morning sickness)


Purpose: Used to reduce intensity of symptoms related to depression and PMS

  • Rose
  • Chamomile
  • Lavender
  • Rose fruit
  • Jasmine
  • Tangerine Seed (crushed)

Respiration (Lung Meridian)

Purpose: Sore throat, cold, asthma, cough

  • Pear (steam or boil)
  • Tussilago Farfalla
  • Tangerine peel (dried for storage)
  • Dried orange peel

Hypertension/Obesity/ Stroke Prevention

Purpose: Clears toxins from the body removing any excess debris from inside

  • Green tea
  • Lemon
  • Rosemary
  • Hawthorn fruit
  • Verbena officinalis


Maintaining Good Health

Purpose: Preventative measures to stay healthy and strong

  • Honey
  • Elderberry
  • Lemon Grass
  • Echinacea
  • Wolfberry (gogeboerry)
  • Black tea




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