The Algonquin Tea Co. - 100% Certified Organic Herb Sweetfern Tonic - 16 Tea Bags
The Algonquin Tea Co. 100% Certified Organic Herb Sweetfern Tonic is a delicious and healthy gentle tonic can be enjoyed daily. Carefully formulated to assist every organ in the elimination of toxins. Tastes like black tea. Delicious daily tonic formulated to assist every major organ in the cleansing of toxins. Great iced tea. Tastes similar to black tea.
- Detoxifies blood
- Strengthens organs and immune system
- Clears skin
- Eases rheumatism
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On high sunny ridges of the Canadian Shield, where birds of prey glide thunderclouds are born, Sweetfern fills the air with its spicy aroma. The full spectrum of herbs in this blend traditionally served to cleanse and strengthen the body in a balanced way.
- SWEETFERN (Comptonia Peregrina): used by natives and settlers as a general tonic tea. Stronger decoctions made with Sweetfern have been used for rheumatism, internal bleeding, leucorrhea, dysentery and topical astringent. Folk use as cancer remedy.
- RED CLOVER: flowers used traditionally as blood purifier, expectorant, sedative, asthma, bronchitis, coughs, cancer.
- RED RASPBERRY: leaves used traditionally as nourishing blood tonic and for back and stomach pains, diarrhea, dysentery, inflamed throat,menstruation cramps, stimulates and relaxes uterus.
- YELLOW DOCK (Rumex Crispus): roots used traditionally for blood purifier, skin ailments, rheumatism, lymph glands, liver, sore throats.
- ECHINACEA: used traditionally as immune tonic, aches, flu, colds, sore throat.
- DANDELION: roots have been used traditionally for problems of the liver, gall bladder, kidney and bladder. Also used for constipation and weak digestion.
- BURDOCK: roots have traditionally been used for a blood purifier, liver and kidney ailments, rheumatism, gonorrhea and cancer.
About The Algonquin Tea Company
100% certified organic, hand-picked, indigenous Canadian herbs and blended herbal teas. The Algonquin Tea Company is a collective of dedicated Earth lovers who had a vision of sharing the healing medicine of plants from the Algonquin area. In 1996 when they started, they sold over one hundred of the region’s herbs, seeds and three tea blends – which they put into tea bags. Lucid Dream, Homestead Blend, Sweetfern Tonic were instantly recognized in the market place, from the boxes and their wild taste, as a New type of product. Herbs exclusively from the Algonquin land where they live, reverently hand picked and naturally dried. The first bioregional company in North America, they were a decade ahead of the “Local Food” movement. With the tea’s great success, they were soon too busy to offer all the herbal products and seeds, and focused on the sustainable harvest of herbs for the teas. A couple of years later, they brought out three more varieties: Awakening, Peace, and Sacred Blend. At this point they had gained control over all aspects of production, because of their disapproval of the regular commercial processes. They made a custom grinder that cut the herbs instead of hammering them to bits. They bought a 5000 pound tea bagging machine circa 1940, from the in the Bronx New York. Kim, Steven and Jack, as well as countless other decicated Earth lovers (in the form of seasonal workers and enthusiastic sales rep’s) helped us get through the next five years. Eventually, there came a time where they were too big to do it all theirselves, but they have found other great people and Earth lovers to contract as growers, harvesters and processors. To date, they’ve sold millions of cups of tea and educated hundreds of apprentices and workshop participants in the ways of living with the Earth. They invite you to join us in their love of the Earth as you relax with a cup of tea, knowing not only that the tea is good for you, but that the Earth gives you Her blessings.
Algonquin Tea crops and teas are organically certified (Pro-cert).
They have growing and harvesting areas in Whitney, located at the east gate of Algonquin Park on the Madawaska River, where they practice Permaculture Forest gardening, and in Golden Lake on a 200-acre homestead where they are growing certified organic herbs, as well as many other locations. All of their herbs are wildcrafted (handpicked in the wild) in a sustainable manner (picking amounts that a deer would graze). Those herbs which are more rare are grown organically using non-mechanical, ecologically integrated and permacultural methods. No fertilizers, pesticides, fungicides or herbicides are used in or anywhere near where the herbs are grown or picked for the Algonquin Tea Co.