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Evening Calm

Ingredients  Longan, Red Dates, Goji Berries, Lavender and Chamomile
Taste  Sweet
Characteristic  Warm

About the Blend 

This blend is more than the smells and tastes to lull you into the night’s end. Sleep is one of the most important reparative functions in our body. When our body rests, blood flow to our brain increases to assist the removal of toxins and waste products from the brain. This allows our cells to repair themselves more effectively and to help the body recover from stresses of the day.

Longans contain
Gamma-aminobutyric acidGABA are neurotransmitters (chemical messengers of the brain) that produces a calming effect.
(GABA) which signals the brain to relax, and to suppress other signals that bring about insomnia, anxiety and stress. Red dates facilitate this process by stimulating the “signal receivers” in our brain so that we can fall into slumber sooner, while serving as nourishment for the blood with its high iron content.

Goji berries have also been shown to promote the quality of sleep, through an important neurological signal, the 
Brain-derived neurotrophic factorBDNF is a protein that mediates the changes that are associated with maintaining brain nerve cells (neuron) survival and memory processing during sleep.
(BDNF), which can help relieve anxiety and protect the brain against free radicals stemming from oxidative stresses.

Alongside its soothing scents, Lavender and Chamomile flowers also serve as digestive aids, helping to relieve nausea through reduced gastrointestinal spasms and also quell bloatedness arising from increased bacteria and gas trapped in our stomachs after a heavy meal. 

Wake up feeling well-rested, refreshed and reinvigorated!

Ingredient Combination

The following video provides a summary on how unique ingredient pairings bring about similar benefits but through different mechanisms, hence giving an all-rounded boost for our body.

Ingredient Encyclopedia

Roll over each image to learn the scientific and Chinese names of the ingredients, and learn more about them!

Longan
桂圆
Dimocarpus longan

Common Name: Longan
Part Used: Fruit
Origin: Southern China, Southeastern Asia

Top Health Benefits:
  1. Rich source of iron which helps increase the oxygen-carrying capacity of blood cells
  2. Promotes sleep by stimulating the Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) receptor to send signals to the brain prompting the body to relax
  3. High fiber content that bulk up stool and eases bowel movements

Red Date 红枣
Ziziphus jujuba
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Common Name: Red Date
Part Used: Fruit
Origin: China

Top Health Benefits:
  1. Rich source of iron which helps increase the oxygen-carrying capacity of blood cells
  2. Stimulates the production of immune cells that eliminate harmful bacteria & viruses
  3. Promotes sleep by stimulating the Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) receptor to send signals to the brain prompting the body to relax

Goji Berry
枸杞
Lycium barbarum
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Common Name: Goji Berry
Part Used: Fruit
Origin: China

Top Health Benefits:
  1. Rich in vitamins and antioxidants to counter harmful free radicals and inflammation
  2. High in beta-carotene used to be converted to Vitamin A to promote healthy skin and eye health
  3. Addresses hormonal imbalance and regulate blood sugar levels
  4. Promotes rest by increasing Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) proteins that signal the brain to reduce feelings of anxiety

Lavender
薰衣草
Lavandula latifolia

Common Name: Lavender
Part Used: Flower
Origin: Northern Africa, the Mediterranean mountains

Top Health Benefits:
  1. Promotes sleep by stimulating the Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) receptor to send signals to the brain prompting the body to relax
  2. Rich in antioxidants called Polyphenols to reduce bad bacteria growth in the gut and relieves bloating
  3. Help relieve pain such as migraine and menstrual cramps through aromatherapeutic effects

Chamomile
洋甘菊
Matricaria Chamomilla

Common Name: Chamomile
Part Used: Flower
Origin: Europe, Africa and Asia

Top Health Benefits:
  1. Rich in antioxidants that supports the removal of free radicals and promote wound healing
  2. Manages inflammation by bacteria and relieves muscle spasms in the gut
  3. Rich in antioxidants called Apigenin that acts as a sedative to promote sleep and reduce anxiety

Blend-Specific Frequently Asked Questions

The herbs in Evening Calm sit on the “warm” side of TCM’s Four Natures spectrum, but do not have extremely heaty characteristics. Also, Chamomile has a cooling characteristic which acts as a balance for the blend.

In TCM, “warm” foods facilitate better circulation, and the ingredients in Evening Calm support the brain through improved blood flow and the removal of toxins, particularly during rest time.

To learn more about the categorisation Four Natures of Food and its properties, do look out for our blog post coming soon!

Yes! Evening Calm aims to enhance sleep quality which is especially important for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers.

Another suitable blend would be Perfect Pairing. For more information about how TILY can accompany your pregnancy and motherhood journey, do check out our blog post here and here!

If you are currently on medication, please consult your doctors before consuming our blends.

Goji Berries and its constituents have
estrogenic propertiesFoods with estrogenic properties function to stimulate changes in the female reproductive system and promote development of female secondary sexual characteristics.
and may interfere with the actions of anti-cancer hormonal-sensitive drugs such as Tamoxifen used for breast cancer treatment.

 

Goji Berries, in large amounts, may lower blood sugar levels. One should limit consumption if under diabetic drugs and treatment, and if consuming Goji Berries from an alternative source.

Evening Calm contains ingredients that may boost the effects of blood thinners and anticoagulants, increasing the risk of bruising and bleeding. Chamomile and Goji Berries may invigorate the blood and might possibly slow down the healing of wounds. Hence, we would recommend those who are recovering from surgery to consume Evening Calm 2 weeks after the surgery procedure.

Wind down with a cup of Evening Calm when the sun goes down. This smoky tea is a delight to the senses while being naturally and delicately sweet.

Each tea-bag requires 5-8 minutes of steeping time for a good amount of infusion, and may be refilled 2 to 3 times.

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