The UK’s first Herbfield blend: #001 Meadow
Back in January 2016, we were super excited to finally launch our Herbfield Series – a series of blends crafted by hand, developed by Bird & Blend with all ingredients organically grown in UK soil. From our fields to your cup, we introduced #001 Meadow. Due to the very limited nature of this special blend, it was only avaliable in 50g pouches and sold out within two weeks!
The first of its kind!
Krisi + Mike worked with an organic* farm in Somerset for nearly a year: choosing the herbs, watching them grow + helping with harvesting + drying – so this blend really was nurtured by us to fruition!
The really special part is that Meadow is the first time this farm (and any in the UK as far as we know) has ever produced anything entirely made from ingredients grown, harvested, cut and blended by their very own hands, so it is 100% UNIQUE and special!
Fear not, as Meadow is only the start and one of many blends to come! The blends within the Herbfield Series are all limited edition and seasonal, meaning they will be carefully planned and created at specific times of year depending on what plants and herbs have been successfully planted and harvested.
Meadow is made up of four ingredients: vervain, rosemary, feverfew and marigold, all of which combine to produce a tea aimed at relieving the pain and discomfort of headaches and migraines.
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Feverfew (Tanecetum parthenium)
For centuries, Feverfew has been considered a natural remedy for migranes in reducing the frequency and pain of attacks. One of its main constituents can inhibit the production of serotonin, which can trigger migraines and headaches.
Marigolds (Calendula officinalis)
Marigolds have (amongst many other properties) been long used for their anti-inflammatory action. They’re also believed to help detoxify the liver, the gallbladder and the lymphatic system, which could help treat the toxicity that could be an underlying cause of systemic headaches.
Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)
Rosemary is a renowned anti-spasmodic herb, effective in treating headaches from migraine through to those of gastric, menstrual and emotional origin. One of its constituents acts as an analgesic providing pain relief for a tense, nervous headache.
Vervain (Verbena officinalis)
Vervain is a nervine herb known for its affinity to the gallbladder and the liver. It is a pain relieving herb, reducing inflammation and alleviating headaches, in is thought to particular ease pain associated with nerves, debility, general stress, toxicity and menstrual tension.
* Phrasing on this is ‘all ingredients have been organically grown’ – Although the farm itself is certified organic, and the blend has been grown completely organically we cannot label it organic as Bird & Blend isn’t an organic certified body.
Keep your eyes peeled for our next blend of the Herbfield Series- but for now why not check out some of our other herbal blends?