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Why Daily Rituals Matter: The Cumulative Effect of Adaptogens
We’re often asked, why is cumulative use important with Rasa? And, how often do I need to drink Rasa to get max benefit? These common...
On foundational health, exercise, & Golden Chai
After 30+ years of being active, I recently came to the realization that I've been approaching exercise the wrong way. I specialized before truly building...
Crème de la Creamer: Focus & Flow
Welcome to Your Flow State of Mind (You remarkable sparkle of human consciousness, you.) We formulated the perfect complement to your morning brew. Because modern...
Crème de la Creamer: A Gush of Beauty in Your Cup
Superfunctional & Adaptogenic  You’ve heard it before; outer beauty is inner beauty. Meaning, much of what makes us radiate on the outside is dependent on...
Rasa & Global Care, Healing and Appreciation
If herbs are the medicines of both landscapes and cultures, a cup of Rasa is truly a global experience. The 50 botanicals we source for...
Spring Boost: Staying Strong with Elderberry
As the snow melts and the world yawns and blinks its eyes, you may be wondering— should I put my Elderberry Boost away until next...
The 6 Ancient Herbs of CALM
Step into a  decadent afternoon, after-dinner or pre-bedtime moment of repose and self care with your new favorite blend that makes you feel lavishly embodied & deeply relaxed
ALL HAIL ASHWAGANDHA
You know what they say, you can’t pour from an empty cup. And Ashwagandha is here to fill your cup till it overflows allllll the way down into the sweet Earth in nearly every possible way. 
Say what? Elderberry tonic can do *that*?

Our Clinical Herbalist sits down with Lopa to discuss all things Elderberry!
- Elderberry’s amazing properties (hot damn they are impressive!)
- The deal with “fake” elderberry & real elderberry, plus how we source and quality control to deliver high-potency extracts & herbs (we are obsessive!)
- Why we super-duper need adaptogens in 2020

What the heck’s in Elderberry Boost?

Elderberry Boost is a full-bodied blend to build & maintain a resilient, adaptive immune system. This blend supports the many pathways through which immunity protects us; a potent mix of circulatory stimulants and aromatics complete this powerful tonic.

Elderberry and Cytokine Storms

Elderberry is flying off the shelves and it’s also the center of a debate around cytokine storms. What started as a nuanced post by a fellow herbalist has turned into reductionist and extrapolative soundbites and memes. Can elderberry provoke a cytokine storm? The short answer: it’s highly unlikely.

What do boundaries have to do with immunity? Everything.

Immunity is a particularly important expression of boundaries. It is the physical interface between what’s in here and what’s out there; what’s me and what’s not me. If we want to remain centered and strong this winter, a resilient immune system is key.

The “Super” in Super Happy Sunshine: Herbal Education on Sceletium with Rasa’s Clinical Herbalist, Ben LeVine
“A small plant found on the great mountains growing out of crevices in the rocks. It is chewed by Bushmen, and gives strength to their...
The 5 Components To Spicy Rose's Secret Sauce
Sex and sensuality are multifaceted, individual, and often unpredictable. This nature of the erotic makes picking the right aphrodisiac herbs difficult at best.
Adaptogens + Adrenals = ❤️

Adaptogens can have a significant impact on how you handle stress. Read on to learn how and why they work, for an accessible dose of science with a dash of fun. 😃

Get Relaxed. Get Spiritual. Get Reishi. 🍄
Reishi is one of the most popular mushrooms on the market and with good reason! Read on to learn about how reishi can help us move from reactive emotions to relaxation 👈Who doesn't want that?
How Rhodiola Benefits Mood & Endurance
This powerful stimulating adaptogen is widely used to enhance athletic stamina and endurance, but it also has mood, brain, AND libido-boosting benefits, too! Whether you're an athlete or just a runner in the race of life, rhodiola can offer wide-ranging benefits.
Libido-Loving, Nourishing Shatavari 🥰
All hail the Queen! Let us introduce our feminine energy powerhouse herb–Shatavari. This lovely lady helps nourish and restore your nervous system AND helps enhance fertility. You don't want to miss this one!
Live Long & Prosper with He Shou Wu 🖖
Meet our friend He Shou Wu: a longevity tonic, rejuvenating adaptogen, cognitive enhancer, and long-term sexual energy restorative. We trust you will get along...
The Original Adaptogen: Energizing Eleuthero
If you are wondering where the real SURGE of energy in Rasa comes from that makes it comparable to coffee: meet Eleuthero, your new best friend for cultivating lasting calm energy. 
D is for Dandelion, Dandelion is for Detox 🙌

Explore the hidden health benefits of a common weed we think the world is ready to know about! (Hint: gentle detoxification is just ONE of the many benefits.)