Most of us are familiar with the saying: You Are What You Eat and it’s no secret that our dietary habits have a significant impact on our health and wellbeing.
With a focus on cancer awareness this month, we at Cher-Mere, take a look at some popular herbs and spices used in the Harney & Sons teas that stimulate the immune system to help reduce the risk of cancer.
Turmeric - is rich in curcumin, a powerful anti-inflammatory remedy, which counteracts the network of blood vessels that feed cancer cells. Turmeric has a mild and pleasant flavor and is used in the Harney & Sons Ginger and Turmeric tea, now available at Cher-Mere.
Ginger - is high in anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and is a versatile herb.
Chamomile - helps relieve stress and anxiety, promotes restful sleep.
Cinnamon – helps reduce blood sugar and promotes weight loss.
Green tea – improves brain function, helps prevent cardiovascular disease.
Gingko – helps improve circulation and heart health, improves brain function and reduces anxiety.
Peppermint - relieves headaches, migraines, fights bacterial infections.
Cardamon – rich in anti-oxidants and cancer-fighting compounds, along with protection from chronic diseases and digestive problems. This spice is used in the Harney & Sons Chai Tea.
While these herbs are a great start to a healthy diet, they must be combined with proper medical advice, treatment and care, as part of a holistic plan to become cancer free.
To get you started on that journey, purchase a box of Harney & Sons herbal teas at any of Cher-Mere’s day spas located at Robertson Street-San Fernando, Trincity Mall, Mid Centre Mall-Chaguanas and Cipriani Boulevard-Port of Spain.
We also have a kiosk at Long Circular Mall for the purchase of products, herbal teas and vouchers, along with skin and hair analysis, express manicures and waxing services on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
Call 285-9053 or visit our website at www.chermerecaribbean.com to purchase our products or book your spa appointments online.
Enjoy discounts on Cher-Mere products and services for Pinktober, with one dollar from every pink service to be donated to breast cancer awareness. (Images courtesy Harney & Sons).