11 Feb Flowers in a Bottle
Why we use medicinal herbs in our process
Growing up in Poland, we always sought to cure minor misalignments with herbs, medicinal plants, and whole foods. This is one of the many traditions that inspired me to establish my small business. Folk medicine has shown proven persistence, making me a believer in medicinal plants that can assist us with improving wellness naturally.
Spending most of my childhood alongside my grandmother in the Poland countryside, she would teach me about traditional herbs and their many health benefits. My grandmother was an herbalist, and her garden was always beaming with beautiful medicinal flowers like calendula, chamomile, lavender, and herbs like peppermint, holy basil – she knew every harvesting ritual associated with each specific botanical. And the best thing is that she has assigned me to carry forward all these beautiful traditions. She would often share that this is a secret knowledge that only people with a natural connection to the order of this world will understand.
It looks like my grandmother had a plan for my life way before I did.
With the blessing of the wealth of knowledge from my ancestors came great responsibility to continue the traditions of medicinal herbs in hopes that they may never vanish.
So, here I am, following a tradition passed down from generations, sharing the secret knowledge of plants with you by merging the traditional wisdom of fermentation with the timeless wisdom of botanical plants.
What you need to know about medicinal herbs
Herbs are not just another trendy superfood – they are time-tested and rooted in tradition. They were here from the beginning and will remain until the end.
An abundance of ancient medicinal wisdom awaits you in this blog post. Some may be familiar to you, some completely foreign. Either way, the information will help you to make more informed wellness choices:
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Hibiscus: Known for its beauty and color, hibiscus as a wellness flower has traditionally been used for centuries by folk. As a child I drank chilled hibiscus during the hot summer days sweetened with raw local honey, simply for hydration. I still remember perfectly balancing the tartness of hibiscus with sweetness of honey from our bees. Hot hibiscus tea was drunk during the winter season to prevent and assist with symptoms during cold and flu season due to its high vitamin C content. But this red beauty has way more to offer than this. Read more about Hibiscus here.
Kombucha 221BC Acerola + Hibiscus Kefir Water
Red clover: Red clover isn’t just a common wildflower, in herbal medicine it is believed that red clover largely benefits skin health. And this is exactly why we used it in my country. Polish women were sipping on the red clover teas throughout the day. Their skin always looked supple and glowing. My grandma did it, my mom did it, I do it and now you can join our glowing skin club. Read more about additional benefits of red clover here.
Kombucha 221BC Passion Fruit + Red Clover
Lavender: Lavender has been used in different cultures around the world for centuries. Lavender tea is simply made by brewing the purple buds of this aromatic plant with hot water for at least 3 min. The tradition says that our ancestors drank this fragrant tea to mainly calm nerves. In my childhood we often drank lavender tea in the evenings after all day of outside play. It helped us to unwind and fall asleep. My grandparents drank lavender to suddate mild body pain after long days of gardening. You can find more information about lavender here.
Kombucha 221BC Lavender + Moringa
Kombucha 221BC Lavender + Limeade Kefir Water
Calendula: Marigold is a sunny yellow flower also known as calendula. Wrinkles aren’t the only thing marigold flowers reduce, in folk tradition, this stunning herb was praised for its potential antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. My grandma’s garden was always filled with beautiful marigolds. Beside using it in hot marigold teas during upset stomach symptoms, we added this stunning flower to the soups, stews and salads. Learn more about why marigold may be good for you here.
Kombucha 221BC Tangerine + Marigold
Holy Basil: Known as the “Queen of the Herbs,” tulsi, or holy basil, has been honored as a sacred and powerful plant in India for over 3,000 years. Unfortunately Tulsi didn’t grow in Poland but my grandma still found a way to cultivate it in the cold Polish climate by simply bringing the plant inside the warm cabin that she lived in. I will never forget the aroma of the raw wood in the fireplace mixed with the fragrance of holy basil. We enjoyed holy basil year round. Sipping on holy basil can help the body reduce stress and anxiety and regulate blood sugar. It is also a delicious herbal tea and can be taken throughout one’s life to support vibrant health and longevity.*
Kombucha 221BC Pineapple + Holy Basil
Moringa: This is by far one of my favorite super plants. Moringa isn’t native to Europe. I learned about moringa about 20 years ago from my dearest hindu friend Lakshimi. Moringa is undeniably part of hindu culture for millennials. She showed me how to prepare moringa into a tonic for Mental clarity and brain health and these are just two benefits linked to moringa. If you want to know why Lakshimi drinks moringa daily read here.
Kombucha 221BC Lavender + Moringa
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
red clover: https://www.herbalgram.org/resources/healthy-ingredients/red-clover/
Lavender : http://herbalgram.org/resources/expanded-commission-e/lavender-flower/
Marigold/ calendula: https://www.herbalgram.org/resources/herbclip/herbclip-news/2020/calendula/
Holy Basil: http://herbalgram.org/resources/herbalgram/issues/98/table-of-contents/hg98herbpro-holybasil/Moringa: http://herbalgram.org/resources/herbclip/herbclip-news/2018/moringa/