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Herbal Teas With Health Benefits

Have you ever wondered about herbal tea and the health benefits it could offer?

The brewing of herbal tea and tisanes dates back thousands and thousands of years, and predates teas made from the camellia sinensis plant ( Black, Green, Oolong etc). The study and brewing of herbs has also been a part of medicinal systems such as Chinese and Indian/ Ayurvedic medicine, and for a good reason.

But which tea is right for you, your lifestyle and goals? We have so many to choose from, some are made from one herb, and others a blend of herbs and fruit.

Below we have listed just a few and how they could benefit your health in an enjoyable way! Of course we have many more which you can find here in our herbal blends section.

Natural ingredients can be potent so please don’t hesitate to ask us any questions, or ask your doctor for further advice. And of course always check the ingredients carefully!

Active

Active herbal blend is made with Yerba Mate, a herb which contains as much caffeine as coffee. But it is released in a steady way, meaning you get the boost without the jitters or crash.

Active Herbal Tea
A delicious blend of herbal ingredients with enough caffeine to get you going.

Also included are ginseng for mental clarity and rooibos and liquorice. This is a great option for anyone who needs to keep their energy and focus up.

Camomile Tea

Camomile tea or chamomile (depending on where you are) is one of the most well known and widely drunk herbal teas. Made from the dried out flowers of Asteraceae plants, a family of beautiful daisy like plants which bloom in early summer. The name camomile means “earth apple”. 

Camomile, loose leaf camomile, chamomile, pure herbal tea
Dried Camomile Flowers.

Camomile extract is used topically for skin issues and in many health and beauty products, so why is it so popular? Because of it’s soothing nature! Camomile tea has a soft earthy yet floral and naturally sweet taste, but it is also packed full of flavonoids and antioxidants which have anti-inflammatory and pain relieving qualities. These can help soothe the stomach, menstrual cramps, lower blood sugar and aid sleep.

We have many blends which contain camomile or pure camomile flowers like these, which can be enjoyed on their own or added to other loose leaf teas.

Note: Camomile contains a small amount of coumarin, something which can affect blood thinning medications, but usually only when used in high doses for a long time. Check with your doctor if you are unsure.

Detox

The ingredients of our Detox blend are specially selected to help your liver function, and help your body to detox itself.

Detox tea, loose leaf, tea with health benefits
Detox Herbal Tea, a tasty way to refresh your body.

Peppermint helps digestion along, while nettle leaf and dandelion bring a host of nutrients which benefit your skin, and hair. St John’s Wort has a calming effect which is great for mood and mental health.

Ginger and Turmeric 

Ginger and turmeric are two of the most widely used ingredients in herbal medicines and have been for a long time. Both are known for their anti- inflammatory properties and high antioxidant levels.

turmeric and ginger loose leaf tea, herbal tea for digestion
Turmeric and Ginger Loose Leaf Herbal Infusion. Lots of big pieces with big flavour.

Ginger in particular is great for decreasing nausea and for settling the stomach. And both are thought to increase the immune system. This infusion has a lovely warming yet soft herbal taste, to be enjoyed at any time of the day.

Gynostemma ( Jiaogulan) 

This is a new arrival in our shop, and what a treasure of a herbal tea this is! Also known as Southern Ginseng or the immortality herb. It can help reduce cholesterol levels,regulate blood pressure and strengthen the immune system. It also increases stamina and endurance despite being caffeine free. 

Gynostemma Jiagulan, loose leaf herbal tea
Jiaogulan, also known as the “immortality herb” or ” Southern Ginseng”

Jiaogulan’s amazing health benefits come from the fact that it contains high levels of saponins. These give the plant adaptogenic and anti oxidative properties.

What is an adaptogen and how can it benefit the body? Adaptogens support the regulation of important functions like the endocrine, nervous and immune systems which are vital to having a healthy lifestyle. If you are a conscious herbal tea drinker we would recommend adding this to your tea selection!

Hibiscus Tea

Hibiscus tea is gaining more popularity amongst herbal tea drinkers recently. Hibiscus blossoms has been brewed as a herbal tisane since Ancient Egyptian times. The blossoms create a rich dark red infusion which is tarte and rich. You can enjoy it is or with a little honey. Drink hot or cold for a refreshing drink in the summer.

Hibiscus Blossom, hibiscus tea, loose leaf hibiscus
The dried blossoms of a beautiful hibiscus plant.

One of the main benefits received from drinking hibiscus regularly is it’s amazing ability to lower blood pressure and cholesterol. If you have issues with high blood pressure we would recommend drinking 2 or 3 cups of hibiscus tea daily.

Ladie’s Wellness Tea

Ladies Wellness is herbal infusion has been created to help with the unpleasant symptoms of menopause such as hot flushes, sweating, anxiety, irritability, problems with concentration and memory.

Ladies wellness herbal tea

We also have a Mens Wellness blend for the gents!

Nettle

Stinging nettles are a well known plant, usually more popular with butterflies and insects than with people. Did you know nettle tea can benefit the human body in many ways. Nettle leaves are rich in calcium, potassium, magnesium, vitamin C, B and E, amino acids and beta- carotene.

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Pure dried nettle leaves perfect for brewing nettle tea with.

Nettle leaf tea also has a very gentle diuretic effect on the body, helping the kidneys to flush away impurities away and excess uric acid from muscles and joints. This can go some way to relieving achey muscles and joints. 

Because of these terrific properties you will see that nettle is an ingredient included in many of our herbal blends, or we have it available to buy pure to be enjoyed on its own.

Outer Glow

Outer Glow is a herbal blend for those who want to improve the health of skin and hair while cleansing toxins from the inside.

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Outer Glow, a bright and yummy blend packed with goodness

A great all round blend packed full of goodness thanks to herbal ingredients like sarsparilla (commonly used to treat skin ailments such a psoriasis) and sea buckthorn, the berries of which contain even more vitamin C than an orange! 

Spiritual Balm 

A blend created to both sooth and uplift in a gentle and enjoyable way!

Spiritual Balm
A blend to soothe and lift spirits.

A mix of eucalyptus leaves, lemon grass, apple pieces, liquorice roots and marigold blossoms. This herby yet slightly sweet composition has a refreshing invigorating effect and tastes fantastic – a real gem for herbal tea lovers!

Sweet Dreams

So many people suffer with trouble falling asleep, and a bad nights sleep can really affect your mood, health and energy levels! Sweet Dreams is designed to help you fall asleep naturally and peacefully. Many people know lavender’s soothing effects and enjoy its aromatic scent. It is one of the many ingredients in this blend to aid you in dropping of for a good nights slumber.

Sweet Dreams for a good nights rest.

We know that floral flavours are not everybody’s taste and if you aren’t a fan of them we would recommend trying something like our Good Night Tea or Relax Herbal Dream which are designed to do the same thing but don’t contain lavender.

Under the Weather

A blend specifically created to banish winter bugs and boost your immunity against them! Rooibos, elderberries camomile, sage leaf, orange flower, jasmine, cinnamon, cardamom create a cup that is comforting as well as good for you.

under the weather, herbal tea for colds
Under the Weather, a natural boost for the immune system.

Elderberries and sage have both been used for years a s a cold remedy, and blended with the other ingredients create a blend which is warming, sweet and fruity. 

Some of our other herbal teas and blends include:

Check out the description and ingredients for more information on each one.

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