The Medicine in Huney Jun
We love plants
We have consulted with herbalists and Naturopathic Doctors to best deliver the supporting effects of Adaptogenic Herbs. We use a decoction process to extract the properties of each herb, mushroom, and botanical. We then infuse each flavor with a carefully measured dose to ensure the effects of the herb are as intended.
We love Probiotics
Our small batch fermentation process produces some of the richest probiotic counts found in the marketplace today. You can be sure that our product is raw, never heated and continually tested to ensure you are getting the probiotics your body needs.
We love you
Check out what's in each flavor of Huney Jun below. Start your personal discovery into the world of stress reducing herbs coupled and gut healing Probiotics.
Huney Jun, first and foremost, is a probiotic elixer of life. Our Jun culture provides a delicate and delicious ferment that has an exceptional gift of creating probiotics that are beneficial for human health in a myriad of ways.
Lab Testing has shown our probiotic count to be 4.27 billion CFU's/ml. In every 12oz bottle of Huney Jun there is 1.5 Trillion probiotics. Prebiotics are essential to the flourishing of probiotics within the gut and honey just happens to be an effective prebiotic. The marriage of ferment and honey is a delicious alchemy!
The three main bacteria groups in Huney Jun are:
Lactobacillus plantarum (2.32 billion/ml)
Lactobacillus paracasei (1.94 billion/ml)
Acetobacter (17.5 million/ml)
4.27 billion CFU's/ml
Green tea, often cherished for its gentle flavor and mild stimulating affects. It also happens to be a part of how Jun tea ferments into it's probiotic goodness. In particular green tea contains an amino acid, L-theanine, which has shown in various studies to be effective at improving mood, supporting sustained focus, increase blood flow to the brain, as well as increase alpha brain wave frequencies (same as found in practiced meditators). (1,2,3) Green tea is rich with anti-oxidants which may help relieve oxidative stress, which is linked to inflammation & cancer. (4)
Ginger is widely recognized as a folk remedy for many ailments. What we know now is that Ginger contains Gingerol, a compound which has powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant effects. (1) 6-Gingerol is a specific constituent that is found in large quantities of raw ginger (like we use for our Jun flavors) and has been shown to have anti-cancer properties. (2,3)
Long considered a medicine for many ailments, Sarsaparilla also has a delightful flavor! Along with its ability to help boost the immune system in general, it has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties and help with auto immune diseases. (1) It has also been shown to be a powerful blood purifier, relieving stress on the liver and kidneys, while helping to move toxins out of the body as a mild diuretic. (2)
Reishi Mushroom is a miracle of nature. It has a lengthy history of amazing benefits within the annals of Chinese and Japanese medicine. It has properties that increase life-span and longevity. (1) Reishi has been shown to help the liver recover and produce new cells, supporting its function in the body. (2) Reishi reduces blood pressure and hypertension. (3) It also contains beta-glucans, one of the most effective and powerful immune system boosters that we know of. (4) Reishi's Polysaccharides are highly stimulating to cancer fighting compounds in the body. (Adaptogens, Winston & Maimes)
Lions Mane are most heralded for their support of brain function. It contains triterpenes stimulate circulation and blood flow to the brain, increasing cognitive function and lowering your risk of neurodegenerative disease. (1) Along these lines, Lions Mane has shown to support mental health in terms of anxiety and depression (2). Plus it's fluffy!
Stinging Nettle (often avoided on the trail for its reputation of inducing stinging sensations on bare skin), holds potent medicine. It has high concentrations Vitamin C and Iron, which has been shown to improve circulation. (1) One of our main appreciations of Nettle lies in its support of the respiratory system and ability to help reduce seasonal allergies.. (2) It also supports the bodies ability to detoxify itself. (3)
Elderberries are packed with nutrients including minerals like iron, potassium, phosphorus, and copper, as well as vitamins, such as vitamin A, B, and C, along with proteins and dietary fiber. It has a storied history as a folk remedy for flu season, and indeed, it is a potent anti-viral, especially against influenza. (1)
The Hawthorn berry is a potent cardiovascular medicine. It has been used to improve the circulatory system, treat angina, high blood pressure, cardiac arrhythmia and congestive heart failure. It is renowned for its ability to strengthen the heart and blood vessels and restore healthy muscular tone to the heart wall. (1) (2) It has been shown to help during chronic heart failure. (3) (4) As a nervine that works with the heart (an organ with receptors for neuropeptides and hormones) Hawthorn can work to ease emotional stress as well. (Adaptogens, Winston & Maimes)
Aside from being a delicious and delicate flavor, Lavender is often consider a very calming plant. As a nervine, anti-depressant, and mild nootropic agent, Lavender has affects that can reduce anxiety and depression. (1) Lavender tea can lower LDL cholesterol which collects as plaque in the arteries. This reduces effects of heart disease. (2)(3)
Rose tea contains high concentrations of vitamin C, polyphenols, vitamin A, various minerals, nerol, geraniol, myrcene, quercetin and other antioxidants. (1) Compounds in rose petal tea have been shown to ease stress and regulate hormones related to healthy sleep. (2) Rose's delicate ad floral essence naturally brings a joyful lightness to the spirit as well.
Chamomile is commonly known to many people as an herbal tea that is found in blends for general "relaxation". More specifically this herb can help target anxiety, upset stomach, irritability, nervous headaches, insomnia and irritable bowel syndrome. It has also been used to ease the dramatic shifting of moods, mellowing out the state of being. (Adaptogens, Winston & Maimes)
Ashwagandha is a calming adaptogen. It works with the endocrine system, helping to re-regulate the thyroid. It also works directly with the nervine system and is effective for anxiety, fatigue, cloudy thinking, stress induced insomnia, and neurasthenia (nervous exhaustion). In India, where Ashwagandha orginates, it has been used clinically in protocols to treat cancer and auto-immune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis. (Source: Adaptogens, Winston & Maimes)
Blueberries, among being the one of the more delightful treats that nature provides are also abundant in health benefits. They are rich in anti-oxidants  which benefit aging, DNA repair, and free-radical processing. Blueberries also carry properties which soothe inflammation in the human body . Beyond that, blueberries carry a broad nutritional profile rounded out with calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, manganese, zinc, and vitamin K .
Chaga grows exclusively on Birch trees. While it is rather benign nutritionally, it makes up for this in its exceptional anti-oxidant compounds. The many antioxidants found in these mushrooms, such as triterpenes, polyphenols, beta-glucans, and sterols, can help to reduce oxidative stress and promote apoptosis (automatic cell death) in cancerous growths (1). With antiviral and antimicrobial effects, Chaga is a potent ally to our immune system (2).
Birch is a powerful tree spirit. A protector and cleanser, Birch trees have shown to be powerful air purifiers where they exist, leaving air cleaner than modern day operating rooms. Birch has a long history of folk remedies. It has a delicate, earthy flavor and our use of it was to recombine it with Chaga, reuniting these powerful natural medicines that also happen to balance each other's flavor profiles nicely.
From the beginning of civilization Honey has been a part of humanity's daily life. From being the original sweetener, Honey found its way into medicinal remedies across cultures and time. Utilized for its anti-biotic properties in both healing and preservation, this nectar of the bees has been in a symbiotic relationship with humans for thousands of years. Honey is also a prebiotic, the essential food for a thriving probiotic population in the gut. The marriage of honey and probiotic cultures is a unique and potent combination for vital health of the micro biome.