Creating this tea took a lot of time and experimentation.
I know many women with fibromyalgia, both personally and through the business. That particular diagnosis aside, I know even more people who experience chronic pain. Due to my own issues with nerve pain and damage, it is something I understand a bit too well, and I wanted to come up with a non-narcotic option.
The primary complicating factor is that I am careful about what herbs I choose to work with for the teas in our stores. I try to stick with ones that do not require supervision or absolute adherence to directions. This removed a few of the “bigger” guns for pain, because I refuse to blend a tea that you could, with ease, accidentally kill yourself.
I knew when I started working on it that it was going to take time to come up with the appropriate combination of herbs, in the right ratios, to create something that would help with heavier-duty pain.
However, given the things I hate about narcotics, and the things I hate even more about the crossover drugs for seizures or psychological use or… that can also be used for certain types of pain… I thought that the work was well worth it.
‘Something for the Pain’ is the end result of that work. For a long time it was the only thing that took the edge off when the pain was bad enough that I couldn’t move or breathe or think. It didn’t make me pain-free, but it did enough that I could do something other than be a person-shaped vibrating patch of pain. On my better days it helped to give me something more closely resembling a normal life than I had seen in years and years.
I am not the only one. This is one of our most popular teas, and we get consistent feedback on it, both ‘actual’ feedback and personal messages thanking us for its existence.
We have a companion tea for it, now. Depending on a number of different factors, ranging from personal biochemistry to activity level to how hard you push yourself to whether you additionally suffer from insomnia or chronic fatigue or…. this tea can make you tired. Nothing compared to the level that even a low dose of most narcotics will produce, but depending on the aforementioned factors, it can be aggravating. ‘Achievement Unlocked: Still Standing‘ was created to act as a tea to use when you cannot deal with the chance of being drowsy.
‘Something for the Pain’ is, unfortunately, neither pregnancy nor nursing safe. Additionally, due to the problems it was blended to deal with, it is a tea where I would like to see a medication list, so that I can make sure that the tea and any pharmaceutical medications you take will play well.
‘Something for the Pain’ contains Meadowsweet and California Poppy for pain management, Rosehips and Rose Petals for antioxidant support and stress relief, and Sencha Green Tea as a catalyst.
Now for the basics:
Organic Ingredients: Meadowsweet, California Poppy, Rosehips, Rose Petals, High Mountain Green Tea
Batch Size: 1 ounce (approximately 15-20 cups of tea)
Options: Loose (Sample, Bag, Jar, Latch-Tin*), Teabags (Single, Sample, Bag, Latch-Tin)
*For our ‘Something for the Pain’ the Latch-Top Tin holds 5 batches. (5 ounces, 70-100 cups of tea.)
** I am not a doctor. The FDA (along with other governmental agencies) has not recognized any of this as fact. We do draw on science as well as tradition, but the path from research proving efficacy to formalized treatment is a long and complicated one. (Especially since plants can’t really be patented.) None of the information contained in these pages is intended to diagnose, treat, or cure disease from a medical standpoint.