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Flora’s Essence line: the health-giving power of herbs

July 14, 2020

Plants are our natural allies in health. Flora’s Essence line concentrates the health-giving power of herbs into convenient tea concentrates that gently support the cardiovascular, respiratory, detoxification, nervous, and urinary systems. Herbs are individually extracted to help retain active ingredients and roots are decocted separately. With a more concentrated dose, you can take several tablespoons of our herbal tonics instead of brewing several cups on your own. Fora’s Essence line includes the following products: Flor-Essence for detox & cleansing.* Respir-Essence…

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Herbal Supplements: Myths & Facts

May 28, 2019
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If you’re sometimes uncertain about herbal supplements, you’re in good company! Don’t feel bad, it is not your fault. There is a ton of incomplete or misinformation out there. It can be hard to know what is myth and what is fact. The good news? You’re about to get some clarity. Let’s clear up some myths and facts about herbal supplements, shall we? MYTH If you see a larger ingredient quantity on an herbal supplement label, it means you are…

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Bid Bladder Problems Goodbye with Cran-Essence!

February 13, 2018
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Whether it’s a UTI or bladder issue, few things are more aggravating than having to deal with bladder and urinary tract problems. That’s why Flora offers Cran-Essence (US/CA), an all-natural formula to help you get the support you need for a healthier bladder and improved urinary function.* Made from a full spectrum-blend of nine herbs—including juniper berries, uva ursi, yarrow, and calendula—in a base of cranberry concentrate, Cran-Essence promotes and maintains normal urinary tract health* so you can bid bladder…

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5 Home Remedies for UTIs

May 17, 2017

Is that uncomfortable pain, something many describe as razorblade-like pain, something you’re familiar with? If so, you’re not alone. More than half of us will deal with a Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) at some point in our lives, and 1 in 5 of us will have recurrent UTIs. Many of you know this feeling really well. If this is your first possible UTI, be sure to go to your doctor for a proper diagnosis and treatment. But if you’ve had more…

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The Essence of Flora

March 28, 2017

In 1992, Flora began producing Flor·Essence as an herbal cleansing tea. We didn’t know it at the time, but this was just the beginning of what has now become a popular line of liquid, herbal products that distill the essence of traditional herbal formulas that target different bodily systems to support their health and well-being. Flor·Essence: the original, gentle, whole body detox and cleansing tea Cardio·Essence: the cardiovascular system, a healthy heart Sleep·Essence: the nervous system and sleep Respir·Essence: the…

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What to Eat When on a Winter Cleanse

January 13, 2017

A winter cleanse can reduce our toxic burden and leave us feeling fabulous! Below are guidelines for a happy detox. They include; Pick the right winter cleanse program What to avoid What to include Troubleshooting tips Here we go! Pick the right winter cleanse: Is it right for the climate? Unless you are sunbathing on vacation, stick to a warming approach –> teas, soups and broths, cooked veggies. Why: Foods from different climates have nutrients that trigger different physiological responses. Cleansing with…

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The Pain of UTIs

December 26, 2016

UTIs. The razorblade-like pain and the pressure…it’s just so uncomfortable. Many of us know these symptoms well; it is the second-most common infection in the body. 50% of woman will have at least one Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), and 20% will have more than one. Men, your risk of UTIs is much lower, but if you do get one they can be much more serious. The best medicine is preventative medicine. Keeping a balance of good bacteria in the body…

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Cheers to a Happy Bladder

December 22, 2016

Why is it that women are more likely to get UTIs throughout their lifetime compared to men? It may just come down to the fact that women are born with a shorter urethra (duct from bladder) than men. Therefore, bacteria are more likely to succeed in causing infections due to the shorter travel distance. What a disadvantage! Burning sensation when urinating, foul odor, or frequent urge to urinate are no strangers to those who’ve suffered from UTIs. Girlfriends, why put…

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Fall Essentials: Cranberries

November 6, 2016
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Cranberries – we add them to baking, make juice out of them, and make them a part of our seasonal celebrations as we give thanks over the holidays. Fall may be cranberry season in North America, but the uses of these bright berries go far beyond. Aside from being a good source of fiber and vitamin C, and a great source of antioxidants, cranberries are prized for their ability to support healthy urinary tract function. How? They contain naturally occurring…

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