Herbal Teas for Inner Warmth

Herbal Teas for Inner WarmthWinter just doesn’t get much crazier than this! As we contend with the snow, ice, record-breaking temperature fluctuations and arctic wind chills marking this winter season, it’s more important than ever to stay warm, inside and out.  Herbal teas are delicious and effective allies in fighting the cold (and fighting colds and flu!).

Did you know that some herbs have warming properties? Think about chili peppers … hot, right?  Though you wouldn’t want to steep a pot of straight cayenne tea, adding a pinch to a basket of chai spices can add warmth and depth to your mix.  Other plants boast similar, though less intense, warming qualities.  Think ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, clove, black pepper and fennel … even pine needles!  Such herbs often have other benefits, too, like aiding digestion, improving circulation and thinning mucous.

Prepared Herbal Teas

While we love blending our own herbs and spices, we adore being able to quickly pull a high-quality tea bag or two from the drawer and steep a pot in minutes.  At Community Pharmacy and Community Wellness Shop, we offer a large assortment of  thoughtfully blended herbal teas to keep you warm and cozy through the winter.  And if you’re dealing with a health issue that demands some TLC, we’ve got you covered there, too.   Some of our current favorites:

Traditional MedicinalsBreathe Easy (fennel, ginger, licorice, peppermint, eucalyptus and bi yan pian), Gypsy Cold Care (elderflower, yarrow, hyssop, ginger, cinnamon and more), Ginger & Chamomile.

GaiaBronchial Wellness (eucalyptus, grindelia, helichrysum, licorice, peppermint, plantain, star anise, thyme), Sinus Comfort (cinnamon, Eucalyptus, Ginger Root, Green Tea, Holy Basil, Licorice, Oregano, Rosemary, Sage Leaves, Thyme)

Organic India – Turmeric Ginger (turmeric, ginger, tulsi, black pepper, cinnamon, clove)Sweet Rose (chamomile, tulsi, rose, lemongrass)

Yogi – Breathe Deep (licorice, thyme, eucalyptus, cinnamon, cardamom and ginger), Echinacea Immune Support (echinacea, elderberry, mullein, licorice, peppermint, lemongrass)

Four Elements – Love, Joy, Passion ( Lemon balm, borage, passionflower, damiana, hibiscus, rose, stevia, cinnamon, ginger), To Your Health (nettle, echinacea, dandelion, red clover, burdock, elderflower, rose hips, orange peel, cloves)

Juniper Ridge –  Douglas Fir Spring Tips, White Sage & Wild Mint

Keep a variety of tea blends in your cupboard or drawer and steep them when you need to warm up, or any time you just need a little TLC.   And be sure to pop a few in your purse or bag so that you can have a delicious, healthy, steaming cup at the ready, even when you’re out and about.

By: Amy Baker






Introducing Community Wellness Shop


Beginning Saturday, February 11th, our Middleton location will be known as Community Wellness Shop.  We will no longer be filling prescriptions at our Middleton location, though we will continue selling herbs, supplements, homeopathics, natural body care products and over-the-counter medicine.  Our hours will remain the same (MondayFriday 10am – 6pm; Saturday 10 am – 5 pm).  Why the change?  While our retail sales in Middleton continue to grow, maintaining our prescription area in Middleton is not a viable option for our business.

To our current Middleton prescription customersTHANK YOU! We are sincerely grateful for your loyalty these past 15 months, especially during the change to limited prescription hours.

Unless you contact us sooner, we will be transferring all active prescriptions from our Middleton location to our downtown location on Friday, February 10th. If you’d prefer to transfer your prescriptions to a different pharmacy, please contact the pharmacy of your choice directly and they will make the transfers for you.

We are excited to serve our community with the same high-quality products and expertise. We hope that you continue to choose Community Wellness Shop (University Ave. in Middleton) and Community Pharmacy (downtown Madison) as your local health resource.