Philip buys the highest quality herbs and doses all the tea bags personally. The tea is not cheap and nether are the herbs. But they are well worth the money. This tea is not meant for daily use. Use when needed and follow the directions on the bag. Squeeze some lemon juice and add a drop of honey to get maximum benefits. Very healthy!
Hawthorn Berry Hawthorn is widely regarded in Europe as a safe and effective treatment for the early stages of heart disease and is endorsed by Commission E- the branch of the German government that studies and approves herbal treatments. It is used to promote the health of the circulatory system and has been found useful in treating angina, high blood pressure, congestive heart failure and cardiac arrhythmia. It has been found to strengthen the heart and stabilise it against arrhythmias.
Nettle (also known as Stinging Nettles) has been used for centuries to treat allergy symptoms, particularly hayfever which is the most common allergy problem. It contains biologically active compounds that reduce inflammation. Nettle has been studied extensively and has shown promise in treating Alzheimer's disease, arthritis, asthma, bladder infections, bronchitis, bursitis, gingivitis, gout, hives, kidney stones, laryngitis, multiple sclerosis, PMS, prostate enlargement, sciatica, and tendinitis. Externally it has been used to improve the appearance of the hair, and is said to be a remedy against oily hair and dandruff.
Oatstraw comes from green oats, also known as Avena sativa. It has been used to support brain health since the Middle Ages, and its proponents say it can reduce the risk of heart disease, increase energy, reduce anxiety and improve physical and possibly even sexual performance. While its exact mechanism of action isn't known, oat straw is believed to have several functions. Studies suggest oat straw increases brainwaves called alpha-2 waves, which are more prominent during wakefulness. It may also increase nitric oxide and suppress inflammatory cytokines in artery walls, which can increase blood flow to the brain and help you feel more alert. In fact, one study showed that volunteers who consumed oat straw performed significantly better on cognitive tests.
Chamomile Chamomile is an age-old medicinal herb known in ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome. Chamomile's popularity grew throughout the Middle Ages when people turned to it as a remedy for numerous medical complaints including asthma, colic, fevers, inflammations, nausea, nervous complaints, children's ailments, skin diseases and cancer. The word chamomile actually refers to a range of different daisy-like plants, which are a member of the Asteraceae family. They have been used since Ancient times for their calming and anti-inflammatory properties, and each offer their own additional health benefits.
Peppermint has a wide variety of health and medicinal uses. It is used to help treat the common cold, to calm inflammations and to soothe digestive problems. The ancient Egyptians, one of the most medically-advanced ancient cultures, cultivated and used peppermint leaves for indigestion. The ancient Romans and Greeks also took peppermint to soothe their stomachs. The plant was used by Europeans in the 18th Century, especially in Western Europe, and gained popularity for stomach ailments and menstrual disorders. Many of Peppermint's health and medicinal uses have been verified by scientific trials.
Licorice root Hundreds of potentially healing substances have been identified in licorice as well, including compounds called flavonoids and various plant estrogens (phytoestrogens). The herb's key therapeutic compound, glycyrrhizin (which is 50 times sweeter than sugar) exerts numerous beneficial effects on the body, making licorice a valuable herb for treating a host of ailments. It seems to prevent the breakdown of adrenal hormones such as cortisol (the body's primary stress-fighting adrenal hormone), making these hormones more available to the body. It has a well-documented reputation for healing ulcers. It can lower stomach acid levels, relieve heartburn and indigestion and acts as a mild laxative. It can also be used for irritation, inflammation and spasm in the digestive tract. Through its beneficial action on the liver, it increases bile flow and lowers cholesterol levels.
Horsetail is an herb that has historically been used as a diuretic to make you urinate more frequently. Diuretics affect the kidneys, increasing the amount of water and salt released into the urine. For people with kidney problems, getting rid of unwanted fluid and salt can be an important part of treatment. Diuretics may also be helpful to people with edema, a condition in which the body holds onto fluid. Horsetail is a descendant of a much larger plant that grew 3 hundred million years ago. Today, it grows in Europe, North America, and Canada. Its tube-like stems and scale-like leaves make it look like a cross between a bamboo plant and a fern. Horsetail remedies are made using the leaves and stems. You can purchase horsetail as a liquid extract or in dried form in a tea or capsule.
Alfalfa is a plant that has been grown as feed for livestock for hundreds of years. It was long prized for its superior content of vitamins, minerals and protein, compared to other feed sources. Alfalfa is a part of the legume family, but it's also considered to be an herb. It seems to have originally come from South and Central Asia, but it has since been grown around the world for centuries. In addition to being used as feed, it also has a long history of use as a medicinal herb for humans. Its seeds or dried leaves can be taken as a supplement, or the seeds can be sprouted and eaten in the form of alfalfa sprouts.
Marshmallow root The high mucilaginous content of marshmallow root may make it a useful remedy for treating coughs and colds. A small study from 2005 found that an herbal cough syrup containing marshmallow root was effective in relieving coughs due to colds, bronchitis, or respiratory tract diseases with formation of mucus. The active ingredient of the syrup was dry ivy leaf extract. It also contained thyme and aniseed. Within 12 days, all 62 participants experienced an 86 to 90 percent improvement in symptoms. Further studies are needed to validate these findings. Marshmallow root appears to act as an enzyme to loosen mucous and inhibit bacteria. Lozenges containing marshmallow root extract help dry coughs and an irritated throat.
Philip recommends that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are on any medications.
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