What is in Your Cup
Passionflower is cooling to the body, calming to the mind, and soothing to the spirit. It quells disquietude, calms the ruminating mind, and can promote natural relaxation and stress reduction. Many people enjoy chamomile as a caffeine-free alternative to black or green tea and for its earthy, somewhat sweet taste. Furthermore, chamomile is loaded with antioxidants that may play a role in lowering your risk of several diseases, including heart disease and cancer. The seeds, oils and extracts of cardamom are thought to have impressive medicinal properties and have been used in traditional medicine for centuries. Cardamom contains chemicals that might treat intestinal spasms, kill some bacteria, reduce swelling, and help the immune system. Licorice is an herb that is native to the Mediterranean, southern and central Russia, and Asia Minor to Iran. Licorice is taken by mouth for various digestive system complaints including stomach ulcers, heartburn, colic, and ongoing inflammation of the lining of the stomach (chronic gastritis).