Botanicals

Check Out Our Other Botanicals (Besides Kratom and Kava)

Siesta Botanicals offers far more than just kratom and kava. From blue lotus to ashwagandha to organic moringa, we offer many high-quality products to help battle stress, invigorate you, and/or give your health a boost. If you haven’t taken a look at our other botanicals yet, here’s a few of them. Organic Moringa: Packed with nutrients Moringa oleifera (Moringaceae) is an extremely nutritious plant known for its high levels of antioxidants. Every part of the plant can be eaten: flowers, leaves, pods,...

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Summertime Teas to Cool You Down

Cooling Teas for Summer via the Wisdom of Ayurveda Summer is well on its way (here in the northern hemisphere). In traditional Ayurvedic medicine, summer is considered pitta season. The pitta dosha consists of fire and a little water and governs metabolism and digestion. Hot days increase the pitta dosha in our bodies which can result in sweating, irritability, indigestion, heartburn and acne. Exposure to high levels of heat also can lead to dehydration and heat stroke.  In order to keep cool,...

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What is Blue Lotus?

What is Blue Lotus? Blue lotus, or Nymphaea caerulea, is a water lily with strong ties to Ancient Egyptian civilization. The plant has been used in traditional medicine for thousands of years as a natural aphrodisiac, sleep aid, and anxiety reliever.  The flower is also called blue Egyptian lotus, blue water lily or sacred blue lily -- not to be confused with Nelumbo nucifera, which also goes by the name blue lotus. In recent years, blue lotus has been making a stronger...

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Herbal Alternatives to Coffee

Herbal Alternatives to Coffee Are you looking for a quick pick-me-up that’s similar to coffee, but NOT coffee? Maybe coffee gives you the jitters or you just don’t enjoy the bitter taste. Here are 4 herbal alternatives to that morning cup of joe. Green Tea Green tea is well known for its many health benefits, including fat loss, improved brain function and protection against heart disease and certain types of cancer. But did you know that it can boost energy while also...

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What is Ashwagandha?

What is Ashwagandha? Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), also known as Indian ginseng or winter cherry, is an ancient Ayurvedic herb. It belongs to a class of medicinal herbs known as adaptogens and has been used for more than 3,000 years to help reduce stress, improve stamina and increase concentration levels.  In Sanskrit, ashwagandha means “smell of the horse,” which may be applied to its unique smell and its ability to increase strength. What is Ayurveda? Ayurveda -- a Sanskrit term meaning “knowledge of life”...

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Immune-Boosting Tips for Cold & Flu Season

Immune-Boosting Tips for Cold & Flu Season Brrr! Winter has arrived! And that means cold and flu season is here as well.  Each year, Americans get more than 1 billion colds, and between 5 and 20 percent end up with the flu, according to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. And now that COVID-19 is here, it makes even more sense to shore up our immune defenses as a strong preventative measure. The immune system is extremely important for overall...

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7 All-Natural Aids for Better Sleep

7 All-Natural Aids for Better Sleep “The best cure for insomnia is to get a lot of sleep.” ~ W.C. Fields A good night’s sleep is incredibly important for daily functioning. Unfortunately, 50 to 70 million adults in the U.S. struggle with at least one sleep disorder, according to the American Sleep Association. Insomnia is the most common specific sleep disorder; short term insomnia issues are reported by about 30% of American adults and chronic insomnia is reported by 10% of...

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Botanicals to Boost Your Health

Botanicals to Boost Your Health Whatever your ailment, there’s probably an herb for that. Whether you want to reduce inflammation, boost immunity or lower blood pressure, our list of all-natural botanicals below may be exactly what you’re looking for. Turmeric Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a flowering plant of the ginger family Zingiberaceae. This Ayurvedic spice has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.  Research has shown that curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, can benefit inflammation, pain, metabolic syndrome, and help in the management of...

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Kava Q & A

Kava Q & A What is kava? Kava (Piper methysticum) is a tall evergreen shrub in the pepper family native to the South Pacific Islands. Traditionally, kava has been used as a ceremonial drink, consumed to bring about a state of relaxation during rituals and social gatherings. Kava is typically prepared by mixing crushed kava root with water or coconut milk.  What’s the difference between mind kava and body kava? If you visit a kava bar, you may be given the option of...

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Herbal Teas for Anxiety

Herbal Teas for Anxiety “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” ~ C.S. Lewis Nearly 1 in 5 American Adults Has an Anxiety Disorder In this time of global uncertainty, more and more people are finding themselves increasingly stressed and anxious. If you’re looking for an all-natural, affordable and delicious way to lower your anxiety levels, consider herbal teas. You will be pleasantly surprised at how soothing (and tasty) they can...

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