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Description
  • herbal Stimulant Laxative*
  • NEW
  • made with SUSTAINABLY HARVESTED Breadnut Seed
  • HERBAL DIETARY SUPPLEMENT
  • Caffeine Free
  • Herbal Tea
  • Chocolate Smooth Move®
    What will Chocolate Smooth Move® do for me? Chocolate Smooth Move provides gentle relief of occasional constipation. Senna leaf promotes bowel movement by direct action on the intestine.* How do I know it works? A single serving provides an effective dose of sennosides from senna leaf, which have proven stimulant laxative action and are generally recognized as safe and effective by the U.S. FDA. When should I use it? Drink one cup preferably before bedtime. Repeat the next day if needed. Chocolate Smooth Move will generally produce bowel movements in 8 to 12 hours. How does it taste? Delicious; reminiscent of chocolate, pleasantly roasted and nutty.
  • Traditional Medicinals®
  • KNOWLEDGE • EFFICACY
  • SUSTAINABILITY • PARTNERSHIP
  • From the corners of the earth, to the bottom of your teacup, we're preserving tradition and creating a sustainable future. For over 30 years we have been making herbal teas blending the ancient art of traditional herbal medicine with the most modern methods to ensure you a consistently effective and good tasting cup.
  • We know that you choose to live as if there is a tomorrow, as we do. That's why we purchase our herbs and manufacture our teas sustainably. Whether it's working with a cooperative of herb collectors, supporting organic herb farmers or using 100% wind power to offset our electricity use, we believe that teas that are good for you should be good for the earth.
  • Learn more about the vision, practices and science behind your cup of tea at www.TraditionalMedicinals.com.
  • Sealed Fresh™
    Every tea bag in this box has been individually wrapped and sealed for freshness, ensuring that the beneficial components of the herbs remain intact.
  • Look for other Digestive Herb Teas
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  • NEW Organic Roasted Dandelion Root
  • Smooth Move®
  • Our Principles
  • KNOWLEDGE
    We believe in the healing power of plants and blend ancient wisdom and modern science to create our teas.
  • EFFICACY
    We research, test and use only the highest qualitymedicinal grade herbs to ensure the mostefficacious teas.
  • SUSTAINABILITY
    We source organic, bio-dynamic and/or wild crafted herbs for our teas and power our facility with wind energy.
  • PARTNERSHIP
    We cultivate equitable relationships with our consumers, customers, employees, farmers and our community.
  • FLAP TALK
  • Being Green is A Breeze™
    Our mission is to provide you with an effective tea that's good for the planet as well as for you. Every year we eliminate nearly 800,000 pounds of greenhouse gases from the environment by purchasing 100% renewable wind energy credits to offset our electricity use. That's the equivalent of taking 66 cars off the road or planting over 100 acres of trees every year. We care about the environment and we appreciate your support.
    Visit www.traditionalmedicinals.com tolearn more about wind energy.
  • More about sustainably wild harvested ingredientsWe are working in support of indigenous communities in Central America, to obtain the roasted breadnut seed for this product.
  • * These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

    Supplement Facts

    Brew Well to be Well™

    Nutrition Facts
    Serving Size 1 cup brewed tea
    Servings Per Container 16
    Amount Per Serving % DV
    Calories 2.00
    Sennosides A & B (from senna) 20.00 mg **
    Senna leaf 1080.00 mg **
    Proprietary Blend 920.00 mg **
     Breadnut seed roasted **
     licorice root **
     Cocoa seed dry extract **
     Carob pod roasted **
    ** Daily Value (DV) not established
    † Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
    Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on
    your calorie needs:
      Calories: 2000 2500
    Total Fat Less than 65 g 80 g
      Sat. Fat Less than 20 g 25 g
    Cholesterol Less than 300 mg 300 mg
    Sodium Less than 2400 mg 2400 mg
    Total Carbohydrate   300 g 375 g
      Dietary Fiber   25 g 30 g
    Calories per gram:
    Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4

    Warning: Duration of use: Stimulant laxatives should not be taken for longer than 1-2 weeks without medical advice.
    Contraindications: Ileus, acute intestinal inflammation (e.g. Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis), appendicitis, abdominal pain of unknown origin, severe dehydration states with water and electrolyte depletion.

    This product contains Senna. Read and follow directions carefully. Do not use if you have or develop diarrhea, loose stools, or abdominal pain because Senna may worsen these conditions and be harmful to your health. Consult your physician if you have frequent diarrhea or if you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication or have a medical condition.

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    Traditional Medicinals®
    4515 Ross Road
    Sebastopol, CA 95472
    www.TraditionalMedicinals.com

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    Health Notes

    The Bright Side of Dark Chocolate

    The Bright Side of Dark Chocolate
    The Bright Side of Dark Chocolate 
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    Researchers found that those eating dark chocolate performed significantly better on cognitive and vision tests
    Chocolate is no longer considered a diet-busting indulgence-as long as it's the dark variety. Studies have shown heart health benefits and now we can add better vision and clearer thinking to the list of advantages we may gain by enjoying this favorite treat (in moderation).

    Capturing chocolate's benefits

    Researchers invited 30 healthy, college students to participate in a study to examine the effects of chocolate on vision and thinking (cognitive) abilities. For the first portion of the study, half of the participants ate a single serving of dark chocolate, while the other half ate white chocolate. For the second portion of the study, the groups switched to the other type of chocolate, and for one week in between, participants ate no chocolate at all.

    Everyone in the study completed tests of visual function and thinking ability approximately two hours after eating 35 grams (1.25 ounces) of dark or white chocolate. The researchers found that those eating dark chocolate performed significantly better on these tests than those eating white chocolate:

    • Contrast sensitivity: The ability to distinguish an object from its background
    • Visual motion detection: The ability to determine the direction of motion of objects in an image
    • Spatial memory: The ability to remember types and arrangements of shapes in an image, specific features of your physical environment, and where you are within that environment
    • Reaction time: Tested by how quickly a person could press one of three buttons on a computer keyboard in response to letters or numbers that appeared on the screen

    Why color matters

    Dark chocolate contains dozens of nutrients called flavonols and health experts theorize that dark chocolate improves brain function because flavonols improve blood flow to the brain. This study supports this hypothesis: that improvements in visual and thinking ability after eating dark chocolate indicate this food may improve brain function. White chocolate does not contain these healthful nutrients.

    These tips for enjoying dark chocolate just may give your brain that extra edge to power through the toughest mental tasks, without expanding your waistline.

    • Stick to chocolate that is 60% (or greater) cocoa. Skip the candy bars. Dark chocolate, not milk chocolate, is a source of healthful flavonols.
    • Exercise portion control. 1 or 2 ounces of chocolate-just a few squares-is enough to reap potential health benefits of this food. Smaller portions will help you avoid overdoing it and gaining weight.
    • Drink up. Dark chocolate cocoa, which you can make at home with pure dark cocoa powder, a teaspoon of sugar, and skim, soy, rice, or almond milk, offers another way to get this healthy treat into your diet when the temperatures drop.
    • Feast on flavonols. If you want additional (or alternative) low-calorie options for boosting flavonols in your diet, try yellow onions, scallions, kale, broccoli, apples, berries, and green and black tea, all of which contain similar nutrients to those found in dark chocolate.

    (Physiol Behav 2011; 103:255-60)

    Suzanne Dixon, MPH, MS, RD, an author, speaker, and internationally recognized expert in chronic disease prevention, epidemiology, and nutrition, has taught medical, nursing, public health, and alternative medicine coursework. She has delivered over 150 invited lectures to health professionals and consumers and is the creator of a nutrition website acclaimed by the New York Times and Time magazine. Suzanne received her training in epidemiology and nutrition at the University of Michigan, School of Public Health at Ann Arbor.

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