GRUV is a superlative-grade, high-antioxidant red rooibos, infused with a delicate blend of peppermint, fennel, and fragrant lemon verbena that evokes a grounded sense of wellbeing. Earthy and piquant, this caffeine-free tisane is further enhanced with the combination of vitamin and mineral-rich dandelion and burdock roots, used for centuries in holistic medicine as a digestive aid.
Rooibos, also known as red bush, is a naturally caffeine-free tea and comes to us from the southwest tip of South Africa. Loaded with antioxidants, rooibos helps to eliminate free radicals from the body. This natural anti-inflammatory contains the flavanoid quercetin, which helps to prevent allergy flare ups. Rooibos also acts as a diuretic and helps the body to excrete toxins.
Native to the Mediterranean region, it now grows abundantly in many regions of the world and was widely used in ancient Greek and Roman times. Fennel is an excellent example of an aromatic herb that works to support normal digestive activity. Because fennel is most commonly used as a digestive aid, it is particularly helpful for occasional gas, bloating, and indigestion.
A fragrant evergreen shrub with beautiful purple flower spikes that bloom every summer. Lavender has sedative, diuretic, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory properties. It helps to relieve migraines, anxiety, depression, and insomnia.
One of the most common weeds on Earth, dandelion greens and roots have been consumed by many different cultures as a nutritionally dense food source. Dandelion is a rich source of vitamins A, B complex, and C, as well as minerals such as iron, potassium, and zinc. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the dandelion is used to to promote digestion and to support the detoxification process.
Burdock is an all-purpose herbal that has been used continually for myriad purposes the last few thousand years in Asia, Europe, and recently North America. With a bitter profile, Burdock root encourages healthy digestion and appetite. It also supports healthy vital skin and a clear complexion by promoting normal liver function and supporting the detoxification process in the body.
Lemon verbena is a perennial shrub used in traditional medicine in many Latin American countries. In addition to providing anti-inflammatory and expectorant benefits, lemon verbena is great for providing relief from colds, flus, coughs, and sinus infections. It also works well to calm stomach sensitivities and relieves stress.
With jagged or serrated edges and a terminal flower, there are over 600 varieties of this fresh and cooling herb. Peppermint has been the subject of research for its effects on the gastrointestinal system and its properties in relation to respiratory function. It can also help to relieve headaches, relieve clogged sinuses, and calm the body.
Valerian is a flowering plant native to Europe and Asia, with its medicinal uses dating back to the Greek and Roman Empires. Valerian root is known for treating a variety of health conditions, including insomnia, anxiety, headaches, digestive problems, menopause symptoms, and post-exercise muscle pain and fatigue.
Native to Northern Africa, Senna has been used for hundreds of years — ingested as a laxative and topically applied for skin health. Senna is used as an effective treatment for occasional constipation. It may also help reduce inflammation in the body.