The best thing about loose leaf tea is all the benefits of the tea, spices and herbs that go into them. But do you know what they are actually doing for you? Here is a list of some of the super powerful ingredients in some of the Seven Sisters Tea and what teas you can find them in.
Elderberries- Boost the immune system, lower blood sugar, help with weight loss, beneficial to digestion. Helps with respiratory problems associated with coughs and colds. Found in Fountain of youth and Garden of Eden.
Tulsi- One of India’s most sacred herbs, an aromatic shrub recognized for its spiritually uplifting and healing properties. Caffeine free, it can be taken before bed and support deep sleep. Tastes of mint and basil. Great for helping boost the immune system. Found in Immunitea.
Cramp Bark- Good for digestive issues and head aches. As the name suggests, it is good for cramps. Helps relax the body and keep calm for a restful sleep. Good for after work outs. Found in Moon Tea.
Dandelion Leaf- In traditional Chinese medicine, dandelion is used to encourage liver health, nourish bones and joints, and support the body’s normal detoxification routes. Helps calm an upset stomach and promote digestive health. Recommend to anyone looking for a detoxing or weight loss tea. Found in Moon Tea.
Nettle- Can soothe allergies, improve the immune system, protect the heart, optimize digestion, relieve inflammation, and heal the skin. Packed with vitamins and minerals. Suggest for anyone looking for awinter flavour tea, good for colds and flu. Found in Nettle Elixir and Moon Tea.
Liquorice Root – Liquorice root is also used to treat ulcer symptoms, canker sores and digestive problems, such as acid reflux and indigestion. As a weight loss aid, liquorice tea may help reduce body fat. Can have a strong smell but reduces when it is steeped. Found in Spice Route Oolong Chai and Immunitea.
Astragalus- Has a very long history as an immune system booster and disease fighter. Its roots are in Traditional Chinese Medicine, in which it’s been used as an adaptogen for thousands of years — meaning it helps the body fight off stress and disease. Protects the cardiovascular system and regulates and prevents diabetes. Found in Immunitea.
Rosehips -Benefits include reducing inflammation, lowering your risk of heart disease, fighting cancer, detoxifying the body, strengthening the immune system, protecting the skin, easing chronic pain and optimizing the digestive system. Helps eliminate toxins in the body. A very popular ingredient in many teas including Rose Berry Blossom and Farmer’s Market.
Cinnamon – Has a wide range of health benefits, including its ability to aid in weight loss, regulate blood sugar, lower cholesterol prevent chronic disease, Improve digestion, strengthen the immune system, boost cognitive function and improves brain function. Has a sweet and mild spicy flavour. Commonly found in chai teas.
Cloves – Packed with anti-inflammatory components, Treats sinus infections, Alleviates fever, Aids in digestion, Kills intestinal parasites, Acts as a natural sanitizer, Soothes arthritic pain, Heals skin infections. Great for tooth aches. Packed with antioxidants. Commonly found in chai teas. Spicy flavour.
Hibiscus – Can help with cholesterol, high blood pressure, circulation and helps boost the immune system. High in vitamin C and minerals. Has a tart taste. Found in a lot of floral teas and in iced fruit teas like African Queen, Pina Colada and Strawberry Kiwi.
Honeybush – The cousin of Rooibos, shares its sweet taste and is caffeine free. High in antioxidants and minerals. Lowers blood sugar, helps with coughs and colds, can reduce fat and reduce stress. A good bedtime tea. Suggest to anyone looking for caffeine free. Found in Honeybush Caramel Apple and Apple Crumble.
Now that you have a better idea of all the benefits of tea;you can choose a tea that is perfect for you! Let us know in the comments what teas you will be trying next.
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