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Through The Day

Ingredients  Astragalus, Codonopsis, Red Dates, Goji Berries, Snow Chrysanthemum, Marigold
Taste  Mildly Sweet, Lightly Herbal
Characteristic  Neutral to Mildly Warm

About the Blend 

As the name suggests, this is your afternoon escape. Whether you have a proper break to enjoy this slowly or are able to spare only a few fleeting seconds, you can be rest assured that magic is happening.

Astragalus and Codonopsis are fantastic on their own, but when put together, become a giant among Chinese tonic formulations in helping to build a robust immune system. When the body is exposed to
harmful pathogens,Organisms that cause disease such as bacteria, fungi, protozoa, worms, viruses, and infectious proteins called prions.
our white blood cells are activated to fight and eliminate the infection - Astragalus and Codonopsis promote the production of this army of immune cells. Subsequently, when the body is put on a defensive mode, it becomes “inflamed” and fatigued. These same roots help quell and manage inflammations to prevent further stresses on the body, thereby facilitating the body in its recovery process.
Other common stresses our body manages on a regular basis include toxins that are accumulated from the consumption of processed food and sugars, alcohol, medication, etc, that contributes to health issues such as
fatty liverA disease caused by the storage of extra fat in the liver.
disease. A healthy liver helps to neutralise and rid of these toxins effectively. Red Dates, Goji Berries and Snow Chrysanthemum, are high in antioxidants, with the former two particularly effective in reducing the impact of oxidative stress in the liver. Red dates, in particular, provide amino acids, a building block of protein, which the liver needs for its daily functioning. See your skin start to glow as the body detoxifies itself with the help of a healthy liver!

 

Through The Day also offers digestive aid through Codonopsis and Marigold. Codonopsis helps to improve gut health as it contains prebiotics that induces the growth and activity of beneficial gut microorganisms, while Marigold helps to support a healthy gastric lining by reducing acid secretions. A most ideal mid-afternoon treat!

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!

Astragalus
黄芪
Astragalus membranaceus
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Common Name: Astragalus
Part Used: Root
Origin: Asia, Mongolia

Top Health Benefits:
  1. Stimulates the production of immune cells that eliminate harmful bacteria & viruses
  2. Manages internal inflammation and fatigue while facilitating cell recovery
  3. Mild
    diureticA diuretic is any substance that promotes the increased production of urine and is a common treatment for high blood pressure.
    which helps the body remove excess fluid and lower blood pressure

Codonopsis
党参
Radix Codonopsis
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Common Name: Codonopsis
Part Used: Root
Origin: Northeast Asia and Korea

Top Health Benefits:
  1. Stimulates the production of immune cells that eliminate harmful bacteria & viruses
  2. Cultivates healthy bacteria in the gut to improve digestion and protect the gut lining from gastric issues such as ulcers
  3. Reduces blood viscosity which improves circulation to promote a healthy heart function

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. Rich in Vitamin C that lightens the skin tone and prevents the appearance of wrinkles

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
    BDNFBrain-derived neurotrophic factor is a protein that mediates the changes that are associated with maintaining brain nerve cells (neuron) survival and memory processing during sleep.
    (Brain-derived neurotrophic factor) proteins that signal the brain to reduce feelings of anxiety

Snow Chrysanthemum
雪菊花
Coreopsis tinctoria
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Common Name: Snow Chrysanthemum
Part Used: Flower
Origin: Xinjiang, China

Top Health Benefits:
  1. Rich in antioxidants called Okanin that supports the removal of free radicals in the skin
  2. High in flavonoids that effectively dilates vessels and lowers blood pressure
  3. High in beta-carotene used to be converted to Vitamin A to promote healthy skin and eye health

Marigold
金盏草
Calendula officinalis
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Common Name: Marigold
Part Used: Flower
Origin: Southern Europe

Top Health Benefits:
  1. Rich in antioxidants called carotenoids that supports the removal of free radicals
  2. Manages inflammation in the gut by reducing gastric acid secretion and supports gut healing
  3. Eases menstrual cramps by improving blood flow and relaxing muscles in the lower abdomen

Blend-Specific Frequently Asked Questions

Through The Day contains ingredients that you should avoid taking in large amounts during your early stages (first and second trimester) of pregnancy. Marigold is traditionally used to induce menstruation, and may stimulate the uterus upon over-consumption, and in the process early contractions. It would be recommended for expectant mothers in the early stages to limit consumption to 1-2 teabags a day.

More suitable blends would be Evening Calm and Perfect Pairing. For more information about how TILY can accompany your pregnancy journey, do check out our blog post here!

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

Astragalus, Goji Berries and its constituents have estrogenic properties and may interfere with the actions of anti-cancer hormonal-sensitive drugs such as Tamoxifen used for breast cancer treatment.

Astragalus has diuretic effects that may interfere with anti-hypertensive drugs (for high blood pressure).

Goji Berries may affect the blood sugar levels, hence one may need to monitor sugar levels closely if under diabetic drugs and treatment.

Through The Day contains ingredients that may boost the effects of blood thinners and anticoagulants, increasing the risk of bruising and bleeding. Astragalus 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 Through The Day 2 weeks after the surgery procedure.

Have a daily cup of Through The Day after your afternoon meal to give your gut and liver some support. You may also enjoy this blend with honey or sweetener of choice, to balance the taste of the root herbs in the tea.

Each teabag 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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