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  1. The Health Benefits of Chicory Root

    The Health Benefits of Chicory Root: Chicory Root (Cicorium intybus) is a larger relative of the dandelion (both plants are in the sunflower family).  The plant has small blue flowers, and can be found in woody areas.  Growing up to 5’ in height with strong taproots, this weed thrives in light. Chicory is used as […]

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  2. What is Pleurisy Root?

    Pleurisy or butterfly weed is a fleshy rooted, perennial plant, growing 1 to 1 ½ feet and bearing corymbs of deep yellow and orange flowers.  Pleurisy, being in the milkweed family, are a favorite flower of butterflies, especially the Monarch.  The plant is a variety of milkweed and is native to North and South America, […]

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  3. China White Monkey (Bai Hou)

    China White Monkey or Bai Mao Hou is a green tea that grows along the slopes of the Taimu mountains on the Qinshan plantation located in the Fujian province of China.  Like most green teas grown in Fujian, the best lots are harvested in early April during the pre-Qing Ming, the first harvest of the […]

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  4. Little Melon Seed (Lu An Guipian)

    Little Melon Seed or (Lu An Gua Pian) is one of China’s most famous teas. It has been recognized by emperors of the past for its exceptional quality. The tea is grown in the Huang Shan Mountains (Yellow Mountains) of Anhui Province and is harvested in early- mid April. The surrounding area is steeply sloped […]

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  5. Medicinal Properties of Fennel Seed

    Medicinal Properties of Fennel Seed: Tin Roof has added fennel seed to our ever-expanding herbal selection. Fennel has been highly prized throughout history. Old world civilizations and cultures like the Romans, Egyptians, Chinese and Indians have used this seed for either food, medicine, alcohol or various rituals. Fennel grows up to 6 ft., has bright […]

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  6. What is Elecampane?

    During the winter months at Tin Roof our best-selling herbs hand down, tend to be cold remedy blends. Each blend targets specific symptoms. If you have a sore throat then 5th Chakra is the blend for you. Upper respiratory and sinus issues, then try some Decongest Decoction. Overall immunity boosting, then Super Hero Formula will […]

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  7. Stir Fried Greens (Chai Qing)

    NEW TEA: Stir Fried Greens (Chai Qing) – The leaves are small, curved, and light green in appearance, which indicates a well-made tea. Because of the higher side of firing, the tea tends to have a lingering toasty note. The flavor of the liquor is clean and sweet, with a slight vegetal aroma. This small-leaf […]

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  8. Medicinal Benefits of Green Cardamom Pods?

    Medicinal Benefits of Green Cardamom Pods? Cardamom is grown extensively in Southern India. Known for its Ayurvedic properties, it’s one of the oldest spices in the world. At one time, Cardamom was one of the most expensive spices in the world, behind saffron and the vanilla bean. Cardamom is high in phytochemical cineole, which has […]

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  9. What is Moringa?

    What is Moringa? The Moringa tree is closely related to the papaya family, and is native to the sub Himalayan mountain region in India and has been found in southwest and northeast Africa, southwest Asia, Madagascar and the Philippines. The herb can also be found in the United States, in areas such as California, Arizona, […]

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  10. Gotu Kola?

    Gotu Kola? Gotu Kola/Brahmi also known as the “herb of longevity” is a perennial herb classified within the carrot family. It grows abundantly in shady, moist and marshy areas. Widely found in India, Madagascar, Polynesia, South Africa, Australia, China and Japan. The plant received its nickname in Sri Lanka. The inhabitants noticed elephants grazing on […]

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