The combination of herbs that we select for our jun is no coincidence. Our specific herb blends work synergistically, especially when consumed with probiotics. Whether you’re looking for something that might help calm you down, or enhance your focus, we’ve got some jun that is powered by just the herbs to do so.
As an introduction to our assortment of jun-kombucha offerings, here are the herbs that we utilize, and why we choose them. All of these herbs are organic and fair trade.
Our “Tranquility” blend features two fantastic herbs that work quite well together, holy basil and lavender. Not only does this powerful combo taste great, but also has an impact on your mood and adrenals.
Holy basil (aka tulsi) is native to the Indian subcontinent, and is cultivated for both religious and traditional medicinal purposes, as well as for its essential oils. Another common use for holy basil is within herbal tea, as it helps release cortisol and offers anti-stress qualities to those that consume it. The use of this herb offers healing and rejuvenation benefits, as well as adrenal support. The holy basil that we use is in our jun is grown and sourced in Oregon.
The second herb featured within our “Tranquility” blend is lavender, which acts as both a mood elevator and a calming agent. The effect that lavender tends to have on the body is generally calming, as it alleviates pressure applied to your nervous system. We source our lavender locally in Oregon as much as possible when it is in season and available.
Rose petals are front and center when it comes to our “Venus Rose” blend of jun. These petals contain some vitamin C, and have been used to support digestive issues, as well as abdominal pain.
For our “Venus Rose”, we also source yerba mate from Argentina, which is where it is typically cultivated. During the harvesting process, yerba mate branches are dried by a wood fire. This process leaves the herb with a wonderful smoky flavor, and varying levels of caffeination.
Our third ingredient in this blend is Guayusa tea, which is sourced from Ecuador. The yerba mate in combination with Guayusa tea boosts focus, brain function, and energy. These herbs both have caffeine, which is slightly nullified due to the high antioxidant qualities that guayusa and rose petals produce. This in turn offers a uniquely focused level of brain optimization.
Hibiscus has been traditionally used as a medicinal plant for many years. It is utilized for balancing blood pressure, helping with high cholesterol, and inflammatory issues. We also like it because it is high in vitamin C and antioxidants. All of these attributes make it a great herb when it comes to the heart.
The second herb featured in our “Heavenly Hibiscus” blend is lemongrass, whose leaves and oils are also utilized for medicinal benefits. This herb offers relief to those dealing with stomach aches and digestive tract spasms, as well as those with a cold or fever.
This powerful combination of hibiscus and lemongrass provides a boost to your immune system and an overall calming effect.
These choice combinations of herbs are enhanced when combined with probiotics. There is also something to be said about the effects of herbs when combined with raw honey, which our jun incorporates. The medicinal qualities of the honey, herbs, and jun make it a powerful complete beverage, and a tasty one at that.
If you are interested in learning more about our herbal blends, flavor profiles, and brewing process, join us at one of our brewing classes!