A Closer Look at Our Proprietary Thérapy Blend
For thousands of years, people have been drinking tea, and it's for several good reasons! Rooted in tradition and culture, this beverage has gained popularity not just for its taste, but also for its medicinal benefits.
Nonetheless, not all tea drinks are created equal — some brews actually provide more health benefits than others. That’s why we searched high and low before we settled on the list of herbs for our signature tea blend. Also known as Thérapy, it’s the product of months of arduous research and recipe testing to ensure that from here on out, all our teas are based on these healthy and great-tasting herbs.
The Benefits of Drinking Tea with Thérapy Blend
Before you put the kettle on or get your ice cubes ready, let’s get to know the key ingredients in your cup of Positivithé:
- Raspberry Leaf - a good source of magnesium, calcium and antioxidants, it has been traditionally used as a remedy for pregnant and postpartum women.
- Lemon Balm - an herb from the mint family, its leaves have a mild lemon aroma. In traditional medicine, it's used to improve mood and cognitive function.
- Ashwagandha - also known as “Indian ginseng” and “winter cherry”, it’s one of the most important herbs in Ayurvedic medicine — helping to relieve stress, boost energy levels, and improve focus.
Therefore, by combining the wisdom of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda and Herbology, we’ve handpicked these three herbs to be the foundation of our tea recipes. Here’s how our Proprietary Thérapy Blend is good for you:
Help Relieve Stress & Reduce Anxiety
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While sipping a cup of tea already seems relaxing, it actually matters what’s in your drink!
It has been found that lemon balm can help soothe the symptoms of stress. In a 2004 study, researchers observed that taking lemon balm reduced the negative mood consequences of laboratory-induced psychological stress. Participants reported an increased sense of calm and reduced feelings of alertness. More recent findings suggest that aside from being able to help certain patients with anxiety, it can also improve symptoms of depression.
And don’t forget about Ashwagandha! As an adaptogen, this herb is best known for its ability to reduce stress. It does so by helping control the mediators of stress such as cortisol which plays a huge role in our body's ‘fight or flight’ response.
Help Ease Insomnia & Other Sleep Disorders
Can’t sleep? Drink your tea! According to a 2021 study, lemon balm could help menopausal women with sleep problems enhance their quality of life. Researchers also found that an 8-week supplementation with lemon balm can reduce sadness, anxiety, stress, and sleep disorders in persons with chronic stable angina (CSA).
Ashwagandha likewise displayed similar results in studies — as participants who took the ashwagandha supplements reported much better sleep quality compared with the placebo group.
Improve Cognitive Function
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Need help acing that math test? We got you.
Aside from improving your mood, our proprietary Thérapy Blend could help you perform better in your mental tasks! According to 2021 research, therapy with lemon balm improved memory, focus, and mathematical performance.
Meanwhile, taking ashwagandha may benefit cognitive functions such as attention, reaction time, cognitive task performance, and executive function.
Help Balance Hormones
Helping control the major processes of our body, these so-called chemical messengers can go out of balance and cause health problems. Thankfully, a nutritious diet and other healthy lifestyle shifts could do wonders for your hormonal health.
Red raspberry leaf, in particular, has been observed to mimic the effects of estrogen in the body. While its effects on pregnancy and breastfeeding are still inconclusive, its cooling properties are believed to alleviate hot flashes and regulate hormone fluctuations that cause concerns such as decreased libido and vaginal dryness when transitioning into perimenopause.
In addition, ashwagandha may help balance blood levels of cortisol and thyroid hormones by supporting the neural pathways responsible for the production and administration of hormones in the body.
A Superfood for the Skin
Because your skincare routine should start from within!
Raspberry tea leaf is a good source of nutrients and antioxidants. Because these leaves contain polyphenols like tannins and flavonoids, they can help protect cells from damage
Also known as a miracle herb for a woman's skin, ashwagandha also promotes both healthy skin and a healthy lifestyle. With both of these herbs having high antioxidant content, they can help battle the signs of skin ageing which includes wrinkles, fine lines, dark spots and blemishes.
Bottoms Up for Wellness
Now that you know the benefits, it’s time to take your pick from among all these refreshing variants. But don't just go ahead drinking your daily cup/glass by yourself! Spread some more Positivithé in the world — make sure your friends know about us too!