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  • TEA - THE UNIVERSAL BEVERAGE FOR ANY OCCASION. BUT WHY SO POPULAR?In a world where coffee is king, herbal teas have only recently been considered the Mecca of health by health and wellbeing enthusiasts across the globe. Traditionally used for hundreds of years as a remedy for curing the bodys ailments its easy to see why herbal tea is becoming not only Australias but the western worlds quickest growing health trend.

    LETS DRINK TO GOOD HEALTH!In the past decade research into tea and its health benefits has increased drastically. In recent studies, regular tea consumption has been shown to be useful for prevention of many debilitating human diseases and are useful in the maintenance of cardiovascular and metabolic health.


    CirculationBlack Tea, Chamomile, Cinnamon, Green Tea, Hawthorn

    WomensRed Clover

    Anti-InflammatoryBirch, Ginger, Oregano, Rosehip, White Willow

    Stress & EnergyCorn Silk , Lemon Balm, Yerba Mate

    DigestionCalendula, Dandelion, Dill, Linden, Peppermint, Yarrow


    BLACK TEABlack tea is the most abundant tea in households around the world, otherwise known as English Breakfast, Assam, Irish Breakfast. Your standard cuppa has been linked to a variety of health benefits such as lowering the risk of coronary heart disease, improved mental alertness and mood, and may also play a role in preventing dental cavities due to fluoride presence in black tea.

    E J Gardner, C H S Ruxton and A R Leeds .Black tea helpful or harmful? A review of the evidence.European Journal of Clinical Nutrition (2007) 61, 318.

    CHAMOMILEChamomile is one of the most ancient medicinal herbs known to man. Studies have shown Chamomile can help in improving cardiovascular conditions, stimulate the immune system, improve gastrointestinal conditions and provide mild stress relief.

    Srivastava, J. K., Shankar, E., & Gupta, S. (2010). Chamomile: A herbal medicine of the past with bright future. Molecular Medicine Reports, 3(6), 895901.

    CINNAMONA delicious spice commonly used in savoury and sweet cooking whose health benefits have been documented for hundreds of years. Recent studies further prove Cinammons role in reducing cardiovascular disease by improving blood glucose, trigylceride levels and cholesterol level especially in people with Type 2 Diabetes.

    Khan, Alam, et al. Cinnamon improves glucose and lipids of people with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes care 26.12 (2003): 3215-3218.

    GREEN TEAGreen tea is the most popular herbal tea today and has equally impressive studies to help us understand why. Studies have shown green tea to have powerful antioxidant effects within the body, improve mental and physical performance, reduces your risk of cardiovascular disease and may increase longevity.

    Chacko, S. M., Thambi, P. T., Kuttan, R., & Nishigaki, I. (2010). Beneficial effects of green tea: A literature review. Chinese Medicine, 5, 13.

    HAWTHORNHawthorn was used in the 1800s to prevent heart disease. Nowadays it is used to help protect against heart disease and help control high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Recent studies suggest Hawthorn increases coronary artery blood flow, improves circulation and lowers blood pressure.

    Rotblatt M, Ziment I. Evidence-Based Herbal Medicine. Philadelphia, PA: Hanley & Belfus, Inc; 2002:231-235

    Chamomile can provide mild stress relief

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    WomensRED CLOVERRed Clover has a long history of being a medicinal herb as a Purifier. Modern studies show Red Clover might protect against heart disease, reduce the symptoms of menopause and improve circulation.

    Husband A. Red clover isoflavone supplements: safety and pharmacokinetics. Journal of the British Menopause Society. 2001;Supplement S1:4-7.


    BIRCHCommonly used in Russia, Birch or White Birch has been shown traditionally to have anti-inflammatory, diuretic and wound healing properties. Recently studies have shown its promising effect on reducing urinary tract infections.

    Igor Vilevich Zevin, Nathaniel Altman, Lilia Vasilevna Zevin. A Russian Herbal: Traditional Remedies for Health and Healing (1997) , Pg 36-39.

    GINGERGinger is one of the most commonly consumed dietary condiments in the world and has traditionally used to treat colds, nausea, arthritis and migraines. Recent studies have indicated its beneficial as an anti-inflammatory, alleviating nausea and vomiting during pregnancy and reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

    Bode AM, Dong Z. The Amazing and Mighty Ginger. In: Benzie IFF, Wachtel-Galor S, editors. Herbal Medicine: Biomolecular and Clinical Aspects. 2nd edition. Boca Raton (FL): 2011. Chapter 7

    OREGANOA well known and loved culinary herb, also has many benefits as a tea! Oregano is considered to have anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, anti-fungal properties and may help to relieve flatulence.

    L Faleiro,G Miguel,S Gomes,L Costa,F Venncio,A Teixeira,A C Figueiredo, J G Barroso,L P Pedro. Antibacterial and Antioxidant Activities of Essential Oils Isolated from Thymbra capitata L. (Cav.) and Origanum vulgare L. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 2005 53 (21), 8162-8168

    ROSEHIPA beautiful red fruit traditionally used in medicine for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory capacity. Recent studies have provided a positive outlook for Rosehip in reducing inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis and as a good source of antioxidants.

    Willich S, Rossnagel K, Roll S, Wagner A, Mune O, Erlendson J, Kharazmi A, Srensen H, Winther K.Rose hip herbal remedy in patients with rheumatoid arthritis - a randomised controlled trial.Phytomedicine. 2010 Feb;17(2):87-93

    WHITE WILLOWUsed for centuries in China and Europe, White Willow Bark is used today for pain relief and inflammation. Willow Bark has also be shown to have antioxidant, fever-reducing, antiseptic, and immune-boosting properties.

    Blumenthal M. The Complete German Commission E Monographs. Austin, TX: American Botanical Council. Boston: Integrative Medicine Communications; 1998.

  • Stress & Energy

    CORN SILKUsed traditionally by the Chinese and Native Americans to improve general health and as a diuretic. Today, Corn Silk is widely known and studied for its antioxidant properties as well as its health care applications as a diuretic, anti-depressant, anti-fatigue . It is also widely used to treat urinary related problems.

    Hasanudin K, Hashim P, Mustafa S.Corn silk (Stigma maydis) in healthcare: a phytochemical and pharmacological review.Molecules. 2012 Aug 13;17(8):9697-715

    LEMON BALMClosely related to mint, Lemon Balm has been traditionally used to reduce stress, anxiety and promote sleep. Today there are many studies proving the efficacy of Lemon Balm in reducing stress, promoting sleep, reducing symptoms of anxiety.

    Blumenthal M, Goldberg A, Brinckmann J. Herbal Medicine: Expanded Commission E Monographs. Newton, MA: Integrative Medicine Communications; 2000:230-232

    YERBA MATEA popular tea traditionally drunk in South America to promote health and friendship. Mate is a new addition on the health-conscious radar. Research has shown that Yerba Mate in health and disease is a potent antioxidant and energy booster with anti-inflammatory, fat metabolizing and weight loss potential.

    N. Bracesco, A.G. Sanchez, V. Contreras, T. Menini, A. Gugliucci, Recent advances on Ilex paraguariensis research: Minireview, Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 136, Issue 3, 14 July 2011, Pages 378-384.

    LINDEN FLOWEROriginally used in European folk medicine, Linden Flowers appear to have astrigent, anti-spasmodic and duiretic properties. Recent studies have suggested Linden Flower is beneficial for liver and gallbadder disorders, coughs, fevers and swelling.

    Matsuda H, Ninomiya K, Shimoda H, Yoshikawa M. Hepatoprotective principles from the flowers of Tilia argentea (linden): structure requirements of tiliroside and mechanisms of action. Bioorg Med Chem. 2002;10(30:707-712.

    PEPPERMINTPeppermint is one of the most widely consumed single ingredient herbal teas. Traditionally it is used to soothe an upset stomach or to aid digestion. It has a calming effect and is often used to treat headaches, skin irritation, nausea, diarrhoea and flatulence.

    McKay DL, Blumberg JB. A review of the bioactivity and potential health benefits of peppermint tea (Mentha piperita L.). Phytother Res. 2006;20:619-33.

    YARROWYarrow has been used traditionally for many years as a wound healer. Recent studies have found more medicinally uses for Yarrow for common ailments such as bloating, indigestion, heartburn as well as being a vasorelaxant.

    Niazmand S, Harandizadeh F, Mahmoudabady M, Hosseini M, Hasanzadeh M, Fereidouni E. Mechanism of vasorelaxation induced by Achillea wilhelmsii in rat isolated thoracic aorta. Advanced Biomedical Research. 2014;3:91.


    CALENDULACalendula has been used as a medicinal herb since the 12th century and possesses some impressive health benefits. Its bright yellow flowers make it a popular garden plant along with being high in antioxidants, reducing inflammation, virus and bacteria as well as being used to treat stomach upset and ulcers.

    Basch E, Bent S, Foppa I, et al. Marigold (Calendula officinalis):An evidence-based systematic review by the Natural Standard Research Collaboration. J Herb Pharmacother. 2006;6(3-4):135-59.

    DANDELIONGenerally seen as a pesky weed, Danelion has a range of uses both culinary and medicinally as well as being chock full of vitamins and minerals. Medicinally, recent studies have shown Dandelion leaves may be used as a diuretic, to


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