Herbal Teas

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Red Raspberry Leaf

The red raspberry leaf, scientifically known as Rubus Idaeus, also known as garden raspberry leaf, is produced by the deciduous raspberry plant and used in folk remedies.

 

It is somewhat well known for its benefits during pregnancy, but it is beneficial to women at all stages of life.

 

 

Red Raspberry is naturally high in magnesium, potassium, iron and B-vitamins which make it helpful for nausea, leg cramps, and improving sleep during pregnancy. The specific combination of nutrients in Raspberry Leaf makes it extremely beneficial for the female reproductive system. It strengthens the uterus and pelvic muscles which some midwives say leads to shorter and easier labours.

 

The high concentration of Vitamin C in Raspberry Leaf makes it great during illness

 

Red Raspberry eases the symptoms of PMS, endometriosis, and it is helpful for couples who are trying to conceive.

 

Red raspberry leaf is beneficial for:

Gastrointestinal symptoms(GI)

Tract disorders including diarrhoea 

Respiratory system disorders

Flu including swine flu 

Heart

Fever 

Diabetes

Vitamin deficiency

 

It is also used to promote:

Urination

Bile Production

General purification of skin and blood

Painful and heavy periods

Morning Sickness associated with pregnancy 

Ease labour

Vervain Herb 

Vervain is a perennial plant from the mint family and has numerous medicinal purposes, including the detoxification of the body and the treatment of depression just like the more commonly known herb, St. John’s Wort.

Vervain is thought to affect the parasympathetic nervous system and therefore serves a restorative and recuperative function. It is considered a natural anti-spasmodic, astringent and analgesic.

It is commonly used as a natural remedy for nervous tension, Insomnia, anxiety, irritability, lethargy, and even depression.

 

Vervain is also useful when taken internally in the treatment of the following:

 

Detoxifying the body

Removes parasitic worms

Fevers and night sweats

Natural painkiller

Nervous exhaustion

Alleviates chest congestion

Colds

Asthma

Colic

Reduces inflammation

Protects the immune system

Gout

Gall stones and gall bladder problems

Diarrhea

Liver tonic

Appetite stimulant

Aids digestion

General tonic that produces an overall feeling of well-being

Bilberry Leaf 

Bilberry is most famous for its ability to improve vision, but it has been reported to lower blood glucose, have anti-inflammatory and lipid-lowering effects, promote antioxidant defence and lower oxidative stress.

Bilberry is used as a traditional remedy for:

Diabetes

Diarrhoea 

Eye problems

Varicose veins

Poor circulation

Cancer prevention

Reducing the risk of heart disease

Stroke

 

Bilberry also contains vitamin C, which is another powerful immune-boosting benefit.

Moringa Leaf

The Moringa oleifera tea one of the most nutritious teas available. It is an excellent energy drink that is loaded with antioxidants and vitamins that will help clear your mind and boost energy levels

 

Moringa is packed with vitamins which help to provide energy to the body, along with a boost in digestion. Moringa leaf tea has been used around the world as a great source of needed vitamins, and even has been used to help fight against ailments and illnesses.

 

The Moringa plant has recently gained more popularity as new superfood for its highly nutritious profile and powerful anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and tissue-protective properties.

Moringa Oleifera, also known the drumstick tree, is a small tree that has been used for generations in Eastern countries to treat and prevent diseases such as:

Obesity

Diabetes

Heart disease

Anaemia

Arthritis

Liver disease

Respiratory

Eczema and psoriasis

Digestive disorders

German Chamomile

Chamomile has high level of disease-fighting antioxidants like terpenoids and flavonoids.

It is an effective alternative medicine with almost no known negative side effects, chamomile has been used for nearly 5,000 years in standardized tea.

One cup of chamomile tea has two calories, two milligrams of sodium and no cholesterol. Chamomile is commonly used for improving many different health conditions, including:

• Fighting anxiety and depression

• Natural allergy fighter or hay fever

• Anti-inflammatory

• Muscle spasms treatment

• PMS natural remedy and other menstrual disorders

• Insomnia cure

• Skin disorders

• Ulcers

• Wounds

• Gastrointestinal disorders

• Natural arthritis cure and rheumatic pain reliever

Holy Basil/ Tulsi Leaf

Holy Basil also known as Tulsi meaning "the incomparable one" is undoubtedly one of the best medicinal herb that has been discovered.

Being an expectorant is one of the most prized properties of Holy Basil, making it very efficient in curing coughs and colds but the most compelling data suggests that holy basil possesses its greatest potential in the areas of stress relief and relaxation. Holy basil leaves are now regarded by most countries as adaptogen herbs (anti-stress agents) and have been used widely to promote health throughout the entire body.

 

Other Benefits: 

 

Anti-aging

Asthma

Dental Care

Eye Care

Fever

Headache

Heart Disease

Lung Disorder

Kidney Stones

Respiratory Disorders

Protection from radiation poisoning and heals any damages from such toxins

 

The nutritional value is also high as it contains:

• vitamin A and C

• calcium

• zinc

• iron

• chlorophyll

Stinging Nettle Leaf

Nettle (also known as Stinging Nettles) or Urtica Dioica has been used for centuries to treat allergy symptoms, particularly hayfever which is the most common allergy problem. 
It is a perennial flowering plant that has been used medicinally for ages, dating back as far as Ancient Greece and no doubt beyond. Today, stinging nettle can be found all over the world, but its origins are in the colder regions of Europe and Asia. The plant usually grows between two to four feet high and blooms from June to September. 
Stinging nettle is an astringent, diuretic, anti-spasmodic and anti-histamine. It also contains biologically active compounds that reduce inflammation.

 

While best known for the stinging reaction that occurs when the skin comes into contact with the fine hairs located on its leaves and stems, when processed and used medicinally it holds many medicinal properties.

 

Stinging  nettle benefits include:

Promotes lactation
Stimulates hair growth
Helps control blood sugar in patients with diabetes
Treats urination problems related to an enlarged prostate

Reduces bleeding connected to gingivitis
Treats disorders of the urinary tract
Provides relief from water retention
Prevents or treats diarrhea
Detoxifies the body
Improve metabolic efficiency
Boosts immune health
Increases circulation
Improves energy levels
Manages menstruation
Minimizes menopausal symptoms
Heals skin conditions
Protects kidney and gallbladder health
Lowers inflammation
Increases muscle mass
Regulates hormonal activity
Lowers blood pressure
Soothes hemorrhoids
Relieves arthritic pain
Relieves skin irritation and muscle pain
Improves respiratory conditions

Dandelion Root 

Dandelions are native to Eurasia and North America; the two species, T. officinale and T. erythrospermum, are found as weeds worldwide. The name dandelion comes from the French word dent-de-lion, meaning “lion’s tooth.” Dandelion plants are from the Asteraceae family and part of the Taraxacum species. They look like very small flowers that are collected together into a flower head, or floret.

Dandelion has been used since ancient times for its healthful properties and support for liver complaints. In Korean herbal medicine dandelion has been used to improve energy levels and health.

Dandelion is used for the treatment of muscle aches, loss of appetite, upset stomach, intestinal gas, gallstones, joint pain, eczema and bruises. It also increases urine production and serves as a laxative to increase bowel movements (detoxifying).

Some people use dandelion to treat infection, especially viral infections and even cancer!  It’s also used as a skin toner, blood tonic and digestive tonic.

Dandelion root has a natural diuretic effect, allowing your liver to more quickly eliminate toxins. It also helps strengthen the immune system, balance blood sugar levels, relieve heartburn and soothe digestive issues.

Evidence suggests that dandelion contains antioxidant and redness-resistant compounds and could protect against oxidative stress related to certain circulatory disorders.

 

It also helps to stimulate bile production and transports toxins out of the body, supporting your body’s natural immune response.

 

Dandelion is truly an amazingly beneficial detoxing herb.

Other benefits include:

Assists with liver and kidney related problems

Cleanses the gallbladder

Cleanses the lymph nodes

Helpful in treating constipation

Acne

Hepatitis

Edema

Rheumatism

Regular use of dandelion also helps relieve diabetes as it assists the pancreas to function properly

Gotu Kola

Gotu kola is an herb that is commonly used in traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine. The above-ground parts are used to make medicine.

The herb is used to treat bacterial, viral, or parasitic infections such as urinary tract infection (UTI), shingles, leprosy, cholera, dysentery, syphilis, the common cold, influenza, H1N1 (swine) flu, elephantiasis, tuberculosis, and schistosomiasis.

Gotu kola is also beneficial for:

Fatigue

Anxiety 

Depression

Psychiatric disorders

Alzheimer's disease and improving memory

 

Other uses include the following:

Wound healing

Trauma

Circulation problems (venous insufficiency) including varicose veins, and blood clots in the legs.

Gotu Kola has also be known to be used for the following:

Sunstroke

Tonsillitis 

Fluid around the lungs (pleurisy)

Liver disease (hepatitis)

Jaundice

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)

Sarcoidosis

Stomach pain

Diarrhoea and indigestion

Stomach ulcers

Epilepsy

Asthma

Anaemia 

Diabetes

Longevity

Some women use Gotu Kola for preventing pregnancy, absence of menstrual periods, and to arouse sexual desire.

Gotu kola is sometimes applied to the skin for wound healing and reducing scars, including stretch marks caused by pregnancy.

How does it work?

Gotu kola contains certain chemicals that seem to decrease inflammation and also decrease blood pressure in veins. This amazing herb also seems to increase collagen production, which is very important for wound healing.

 

Sedative medications (CNS depressants) interacts with Gotu Kola

Large amounts of Gotu Kola might cause sleepiness and drowsiness. 

Hydrangea Root 

Hydrangea Arborescens known as wild hydrangea is more than just a beautiful flowering plant. The root and rhizome (underground stem) are used to make medicine. Commonly found in damp conditions along the East Coast or North America, this wild hydrangea has been used for years as a healing remedy for many health issues. It was an esteemed herbal remedy among the Cherokee Native Americans as well as settlers in the colonial era.


Hydrangea Root and Autoimmune Diseases

The hydrangea root contains a compound called febrifugine from which the halofuginone drug is derived, and is useful in treating autoimmune diseases.

Under normal circumstances the body’s immune system produces Th17 T-cells to fight of viruses, but sometimes it can produce harmful variants that target healthy cells.

Th17 cells are associated with several autoimmune diseases including arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, and multiple sclerosis. Febrifugine and its halofuginone derivative selectively stop production of the harmful Th17 T-cells without harming the good T-cells.

Hydrangea Root and Parasitic Infections


The febriugine compound in hydrangea root is also responsible for it anti-parasitic property. Febrifugine disrupts the process of amino acylation that allows organisms to synthesise the proteins they need to live, effectively killing malaria in the bloodstream.

Hydrangea Root, Calcification, and Kidney Stones


Hydrangea, like chanca piedra, is also considered an antilithic herb, which prevents stones or gravel from forming in the kidneys and bladder.The Hydrangea root is classified as a lithotriptic herb because of its ability to dissolve calcium deposits through its soapy action.

Calcification in bones and teeth is wanted, but calcification of soft tissue is unwanted and interferes with normal cell function.
Hydrangea root has been used in traditional medicine to remove calcium stones in the bladder and kidneys, and in general to remove calcification in soft tissue.

Decalcification of soft tissue is important because it allows beneficial components to enter and clean cells of viruses and other harmful substances.

Hydrangea contains hydrangin (skimmetin), a naturally-occurring phytochemical solvent, has been implicated in hydrangea’s ability to dissolve calcium deposits.

Hydrangea Root General Benefits

Hydrangea root has been used to treat inflamed prostate glands. Hydrangea’s anti-inflammatory properties stem from its ability to inhibit pro-inflammatory compounds such as nitric oxide (NO), prostaglandin E2 (PGE2), and tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α).

Hydrangea root is a diuretic and increases urination to clean the urinary tract. It is important to drink between 3/4 to 1 gallon of water a day to make sure you remain hydrated.

Hydrangea is a mineral-rich plant containing magnesium, calcium, iron, potassium, phosphorus, and sulfur. Hydrangea root also contains high levels of flavonoids, kaempferol, quercetin, saponin, and volatile oil that are protective against cell damage.

 

Hydrangea Root Herbal Tea Benefits

The compounds in hydrangea root have been used to treat autoimmune diseases and kill parasites, used as a diuretic and blood cleanser, and used to remove calcification to treat bladder and kidney stones.

The Hydrangea root species, including Hydrangea arborescens, is classified as a lithotriptic herb because of its ability to dissolve calcium deposits through its soapy action.

Hydrangea root has been used to treat inflamed prostate glands. Maintaining healthy urine flow keeps the prostate less likely to constrict around the urethra, which prevents stagnant urine from causing more infection. This can also reduce inflammation by eliminating impurities from the prostate.


Hydrangea’s anti-inflammatory properties stem from its ability to inhibit pro-inflammatory compounds such as nitric oxide.

Used for Lupus and all auto immune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, inflammatory bowel disease, type 1 diabetes, eczema, and psoriasis

 

Urinary tract problems such as infections of the bladder, urethra and prostate

Enlarged prostate

Kidney stones

Hay fever

Lemon Balm

Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis), also known as balm, common balm or balm mint, is a perennial herbaceous plant in the mint family and native to south-central Europe, the Mediterranean Basin, Iran, and Central Asia. The leaves have a mild lemon scent similar to mint. During summer, small white flowers full of nectar appear.

The leaves are used as a herb, in teas, and also as a flavouring. The plant is used to attract bees for honey production. It is grown as an ornamental plant and for its oil (to use in perfumery.

The tea of lemon balm, the essential oil, and the extract are used in traditional and alternative medicine, including aromatherapy. The fast-growing plant has been studied for its effects on everything from insomnia to cancer. Some people even use it to make homemade toothpaste. The plant has been cultivated at least since the 16th century, but research is still being conducted to establish further effects and properties.

Lemon balm has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties which work in a way that prevents illnesses within the body from building up resistances as with certain medications.

Used in teas, lemon balm has been prescribed by doctors since the Middle Ages as a natural remedy to improve sleep, reduce anxiety, heal wounds and promote longevity. Today, its benefits have been widely studied, especially in Europe and the Middle East.

Drinking lemon balm tea can improve mood, concentration and sleep quality as it contains chemicals that seem to have a sedative, calming effect. It might also reduce the growth of some viruses.

Other benefits of this medicinal plant include:

Digestive problems, including upset stomach, bloating, intestinal gas (flatulence), vomiting, and colic

Protects the heart and liver from common diseases

Reduces stress levels within the body

Rapid heartbeat due to nervousness

Pain, including menstrual cramps, headache and toothache

Mental disorders, including hysteria and melancholia

High blood pressure

Sores

Lemon balm is inhaled as aromatherapy for Alzheimer's disease.

Autoimmune diseases involving the thyroid- One common, proven remedy using lemon balm is a regulation of overactive thyroid.

 

**Please note: If you have severely under active thyroid, it’s not advisable for you to use lemon balm regularly.

Soursop Leaf

Also known as graviola, soursop (Annona muricata) is a large prickly, heart shaped green coloured fruit growing in tropical regions. It is covered with ridges on the outside and has a soft juicy flesh inside. 

The soursop fruit is known for its medicinal value. It contains certain natural compounds with medicinal benefits which make it beneficial for the treatment of various ailments. Recently, it has gained popularity due to the fact that it can kill cancer cells up to 10000 times more effectively than chemotherapy drugs, that too without side effects. In addition to the fruit, the leaves, root, bark and seeds have been incorporated in traditional remedy for centuries. Soursop extracts have therapeutic value.

Guava Leaf

Guava leaves are just as medicinally useful as the nutritional powerhouse fruit they grow with. The leaves of the guava tree are full of antioxidants, anti-inflammatory agents, antibacterials, and even tannins that can have significant health benefits, from treating stomach troubles to chronic diseases like cancer.

Guava leaves can be brewed to make a tea which releases beneficial substances like vitamin C and flavonoids like quercetin.

The vitamin B complex (thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, folate, pantothenic acid, and pyridoxine) found in guava leaves can prevent hair loss and promotes its growth.

Cerasee Leaf

 In Jamaica, Cerasee is a very popular herb. The leaves and stem are usually boiled or drawn into a tea and taken for purging/detoxing the body and blood. Cerasee is also sometimes given to children for fevers and colds. In addition, Cerasee is also used sometimes with other herbs to make a bush bath to treat skin problems like rashes and eczema. 

 

In some cases, the fresh leaves and stem are crushed and rubbed on the skin to deal with skin problems and insect bites.

Cerasee is also taken for a number of illnesses

Mango Leaf

Mango leaves have powerful antioxidant properties as they have a high content of flavonoids and phenols.

 

Mango leaves are very useful for treating diabetes. The leaves of the mango tree contain tannins called anthocyanidins, which help in treating early diabetes . It also helps reduce hyperglycemia. The leaves contain a compound called 3beta-taraxerol, and ethyl acetate extract which synergize with insulin to activate GLUT4 and stimulate the synthesis of glycogen. 

 

 Horny Goat Weed

Behind its comical name, Horny Goat Weed stands as a time tested aphrodisiac that increases libido and improves erectile function. This is thought to be due, in part, to the flavonoid “icariin”, which is also responsible for the best known health benefits associated with this herb.

Several studies have found that the active constituents of Horny Goat Weed balance oestrogen and estradiol levels in women. Icariin is one of these prenylflavonoid compounds which acts as a natural phytoestrogen, associated with decreased symptoms of menopause and including low libido.

Lemongrass/ Fevergrass

Cymbopogon, better known as lemongrass or fevergrass is a genus of Asian, African and tropical islands. Lemon grass is a tender perennial of the grass family and resembles many of its members in the long, upright blades, but with leaves at the ends, and growing in clumps. Some species are commonly cultivated as culinary and medicinal herbs because of their scent, resembling that of lemons.

Lemongrass is low in calories and has no cholesterol, making it a beneficial flavouring for cooking and teas. As a tea, this herb has a diuretic effect and acts as a detoxifying treatment for cleansing the liver, pancreas, kidneys, bladder, and aids in toning the digestive tract. As a bonus, it may reduce excess fats and uric acid from body tissues.

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