One of the reasons we have so many medicinal teas is that if we are contacted regarding an issue that we do not have a tea for, I do my best to create one. This also applies if it comes up when conversing about other teas, or the right teas for a circumstance, or…
One of our motivations is to give people options. So if I feel we can do something useful, I will blend a new tea.
‘Out, Out Damned Gout!’ was the result of a request born out of a series of conversations with a customer we had done quite a bit of blending for. It wasn’t something I had really thought about before, but I remembered coming across a few things in my reading, so I took a day to research the condition and see if there were herbal answers.
I was glad to find some, because while neither of us have ever suffered from gout, our neighbor and landlord many years back did, and I remembered wishing there was something I could do to help him when he was experiencing a flare.
We used Dandelion Root and Burdock Root to support the systems that clear out toxins of various sorts; Chili to help with pain and inflammation; Hawthorn Berries to support the heart against the physical stresses caused by gout; and Safflower. The last, as well as being a lovely taste, has a peculiar ability to help the body get rid of excess uric acid.
Now for the basics:
Organic Ingredients: Dandelion Root, Burdock Root, Chili, Hawthorn Berries, Safflower
Batch Size: 3.8 ounces (approximately 45-50 cups of tea)
Options: Loose Tea (Bag, Tin), Single Serving Sachets
** I am not a doctor. The FDA (along with other governmental agencies) have 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.