From the methods in growing the herbs and plants we use to the packaging and labels, everything about Hippocrateas is organic, biodegradable, compostable, nontoxic, earth friendly goodness.

We use all natural materials, recycled packaging and labels, and unbleached natural non-nylon tea and brewbags. Our mission is to offer nature back to you in the most natural means possible and we think we do it pretty well.  To your, your family’s and our planet’s health!  Happy tea drinking!

“Let Food be Your Medicine, and Medicine be Your Food”

Who was Hippocrates?

Regarded throughout the world as the father of medicine, Hippocrates is perhaps best known for believing in the power of nutrition to heal disease and illness. By far his most famous quote and belief is, “Let food by your medicine and medicine be your food.”  

   “Medical historians generally look to Hippocrates as the founder of medicine as a rational science.  It was Hippocrates who finally freed medicine from the shackles of magic, superstition, and the supernatural.

Hippocrates collected data and conducted experiments to show that disease was a natural process; that the signs and symptoms of a disease were caused by the natural reactions of the body to the disease process; and that the chief role of the physician was to aid the natural resistance of the body to overcome the metabolic imbalance and restore health and harmony to the organism.
Hippocrates was born on the island of Cos, off the southwest coast of Asia Minor, or present-day Turkey, around 460 B.C.  His father was a physician-priest in the Asclepion at Cos, and his family could trace its lineage back to the legendary Asclepius.  Hippocrates lived a very long life and died at a ripe old age in the town of Larissa in Thessaly.” Source:

                              Painting located in Paris at le Bibliothèque Nationale