Welcome to Our Herb

Yard

Welcome to Our Herb Yard

Welcome to Our Herb Yard

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Message from the herbalist….

Many companies sell you what they call ‘teas’ by using over-processed, ground ingredients that are hard to identify, mixed with preservatives and artificial flavours and sold in individually packaged teabags. Here at Seven Rivers our goal is simple; we produce herbs and spices that are as close to their natural state as possible, bursting with flavour and are good for you, what we call tea with benefits.

‘Medicinal’ is a blanket term referring to any plant that is useful to man as a medicine in one way or another. Most herbal plants have a long medicinal history dating back to early manuscripts with their therapeutic uses recorded by people from around the world. Recent research has supported these early manuscripts and has established the antibacterial, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and other medicinal properties of a large number of these plants.

Jamaica has over 348 plants on record with medicinal health benefits. The history of indigenous Jamaican bush / folk-medicine has traditionally been handed down orally from one generation to another with the ‘elders’ telling the younger generation about the benefits, preparation and use of these plants. As modern medicine became more prevalent and the ‘elders’ depart this life, much of the history of our medicinal plants have been forgotten. At Seven Rivers we want to spread the medicine of the creator forest while giving back to the environment and communities in which we operate, so our team went to the heart of Jamaica’s Cockpit Country and found local Maroon herbalists who still use herbs today. Fortunately what we learnt from the elders and Maroon herbalists has now been studied scientifically and is available from many written sources including this site.

Today the Seven Rivers team comprises of local farmers who respect the land and use it with care, maroon herbalists knowledgeable in ‘old time’ maroon plant medicinal practices, local and international supermarket chains and our ‘Teazers’- customers like you who demand the best quality, flavour and benefits from our products.

Come, sit and enjoy a cup of tea with us…..your body will thank you for it.

What Makes our Tea Special ?

  • WILD ‘ITAL’ HERBS
    WILD ‘ITAL’ HERBS

    Our herbs and spices are lovingly grown and tended in Jamaica’s Cockpit Country. Fresh air, natural sunshine and rain are the key components in growing our herbs and spices. We refrain from sourcing herbs near where pesticides and harsh chemicals are being used or have a history. If we are not able to wild-craft the herbs, we use organic compost in a controlled environment to keep the earth fertile in order to boost the flavour potency of our teas.

  • HARVESTING
    HARVESTING

    We want every product to be flavourful while remaining as close to its natural state as possible. Our products undergo strict traditional processing according to Maroon standards. This guarantees fresh 'just picked' products and ensures that the potency of the herbs remain intact and are not lost through over processing. Once harvested, our products are in your local store within 28 days. We ship in small batches via air freight to maintain product quality and freshness.

  • SUSTAINABLE FARMING
    SUSTAINABLE FARMING

    We respect the earth and believe that whatever we take from the Earth we must replace. Our employees and suppliers are local farmers who also share this passion. We have strict standards against overfarming, use of chemical / pesticides or destroy food bearing vegetation. We also encourage our farmers to plant other fruit trees to help in preserving the environment and planet.

  • FRESHNESS
    FRESHNESS

    From harvest to your store shelf takes the most twenty-eight (28) days. Our products are shipped in small batches via airfreight. While nature is an intricate part of processing, we adhere to strict medicine man practices to ensure the products are not being robbed of their medicinal properties by being over processed.

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The Health Benefits of Teas:
Many teas are brimming with healthful benefits like natural vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Drinking tea rehydrates the body, and its antioxidants may offer protection against a wide range of diseases. A cup of tea can be a gentle start to the day, a soothing mid-afternoon break, or a comfortable way to unwind and relax each evening – it all adds up to a heathy mind, body, and spirit