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'Unwind' from Holly Botanic. A Herbal Tisane for Stress and Tension
"Stop, relax and breathe..."
Unwind is a light, fruity herbal infusion that is designed to help relieve stress and tension. All the ingredients are 100% natural, caffeine free and contain no artifical preservatives, colourings or flavourings.
This tisane is available loose in packs of approximately 3 cups, 20 cups, 40 cups and 60 cups. It is also available in 100% biodegradable SOILON® tea bags, in packs of 15 and 30. The packs are heat sealed and resealable.
All of our Holly Botanic products are designed and hand-made on site in small batches, using cruelty-free, non-GMO ingredients.
How our 'Unwind' Ingredients can Ease Stress and Tension
- Lemon balm can soothe the nervous system and is widely used for anxiety and stress.
- Linden (lime flower) can soothe tension, stress and panic.
- Passionflower is calming and thought to reduce anxiety. Its gentle sedative effects make it useful for tension and irritability
- Chamomile is widely used to promote calmness and muscle relaxation.
- Hibiscus and Rosehip are packed with antioxidants and vitamin C, as well as other vitamins and minerals.
Ingredients: Melissa officinalis, Tilia spp., Passiflora incarnata, Matricaria chamomilla, Hibiscus sabdariffa, Rosa canina.
Suitable for vegans and vegetarians. Gluten free.
To make an infusion add a heaped teaspoon of the tisane to hot (just off boiling) water using an infuser, a teapot and strainer, or a cafetiere and your favourite mug. Leave to infuse for up to 5 minutes (any longer and it will become bitter tasting). Strain and sip. Drink up to 3 cups a day.
*Holly's Tip* Brew a batch of Unwind and allow to cool. Pour into ice lolly moulds and freeze overnight. Add berries or other fruit for a sweet, healthy summer treat!
- Can cause drowsiness.
Long lasting stress and tension headaches can be a sign of a more serious health issue. If you are concerned speak to your GP.
The Effects of Stress on your Health
Stress and tension can have huge effects on physical and mental health. Long-term or chronic stress can even lead to serious health problems such as high blood pressure, obesity and insomnia. There may be no escaping from some forms of stress and tension in everyday life, but you at least you can support your body to deal with it. Allow yourself time and space to relax and unwind. Make the time. Your health is more important!
There isn’t one single magic way to de-stress. Find what works for you. Some people use gentle exercise such as yoga or Pilates. Others prefer reading a good book or meditating. Some people use the commute to work to sing along as loud as they like to their favourite music (luckily I drive – I don’t think the train passengers would appreciate it). Whatever gets you out of your stress cycle, quiets your racing thoughts and lets you unwind.
There are a couple of things you might not immediately associate with stress and tension.
1). Bed time routine – I’m sure anyone with young children shudders at the words, but a bed time routine is important no matter how old you are. You can’t fall into bed at 2am with tomorrow’s important meeting agenda running through your head and expect a relaxing and rejuvenating night’s sleep. Get ready for bed earlier, put your phone/tablet down and make sure your bedroom is dark, quiet and cosy.
2). Hydration – Stress is characterised by an increased production of cortisol in the body. A busy person will not always remember or make time to stay properly hydrated throughout the day. Dehydration leads to increased levels of cortisol in the body. It’s a vicious cycle! A glass of water (or ideally a warm cup of Unwind tisane) could make all the difference.
3). Your environment – you may have heard the saying “tidy home, tidy mind” (replace home with whatever is your stressful environment; desk, car, bedroom). Stress, tension, anxiety all cause your body to operate in the ‘fight or flight’ mode, which kicks in as adrenaline is released. Adrenaline is designed to give you a short, sharp boost when needed. Elevated adrenaline levels all day will leave you feeling exhausted, irritable and restless and the last thing you feel like doing is tidying. But there is something to be said for starting a project, taking control of it and completing it, even if that project is rearranging a kitchen cupboard or finally sorting through that pile of important paperwork that’s been sitting on the desk for three months. You may feel like you have no control over whatever it is that’s causing you stress and tension, but taking control and doing those odd jobs that have been bothering you is a pretty good substitute.
* Product reviews are the opinions of customers. Individual results may vary from person to person.