Formerly known as Siberian ginseng. For more than 75 years, long before it became fashionable, Alvita was championing the profound health-giving properties of herbal teas. We travel to the far reaches of the globe for the finest herbs, the best growers, the most precious sources. Small wonder that so many consumers trust the Alvita name. Today, it stands for more than 100 different teas, including classic single herb varieties, and our unique Alvita blends. The package you hold in your hand combines ancient herbal wisdom with modern traditional science. And brings directly to you all the richness and benefits of herbal teas. This philosophy is the very reason why you will find sensible, English pillow style tea bags that are oxygen bleached, not chlorine treated. And why you won't find any strings, tags or staples. We thank you for choosing our product, but more importantly, we thank you for the trust you've put in the herbal values that we all share. Eleuthero is one of the world's favorite and time-honored herbs. It is a thorny shrub, commonly attaining a height of 6-9 feet, found in forests of broad-leaf trees. The plant produces flowers in umbellate in florescence, black oval berries and a woody root. It is from the root that the health benefits of Eleutherococcus Senticosus are derived. Often referred to as a cousin of Oriental and American Ginseng, Siberian Ginseng possesses many of the same properties. Used for hundreds of years in the Orient as a health food, it wasn't until the 1970's that western herbalists took a serious look at this useful herb and its many benefits.