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Country of Origin:   Varied

Grade:   Super Fine, Grade A

Manufacture Type:  Field grown, sundried, machine milled, Coarse Cut

Cup Characteristics:  Wonderfully blended with many herbs to remedy many different ailments but especially for cleansing toxins and other impurities from your body. It is surprisingly delicious and has many health benefits, full of essential vitamins and minerals. The blend has mellow scent of herbs and easy to drink

Infusion:  The infusion is orange tending yellow

Ingredients:  Dandelion root roasted,  Nettle Leaf, St Mary’s Thistle, Fennel Seed, Juniper Berries, Lemongrass, Calendula Petals, Red Rose Petals, Liquorice Root, Senna Leaf, Rhubarb Root, Cornflower Petals Blue, Dill Leaf, Burdock Root, Lemon Peel, Lemon Verbena

Description:   This blend is wonderful to drink with many herbs to remedy many ailments. Like many teas Detox should be consumed without the addition of milk, honey etc.

Dandelion Root:  For many people, the thought of eating and drinking common lawn weeds is curious at best, but while Western society may not be known for eating and drinking herbs and plants, people have been doing so for thousands of years for their medicinal properties. The dandelion herb is one such useful plant, and its benefits have been utilized for generations to treat a variety of illnesses and promote organ health.

While many natural remedies utilize only one part of the plant (such as only the root) the dandelion is much more versatile in that dandelion leaves, the root, and even the flowering head can be used. It can be bitter tasting, which many people thoroughly enjoy. While the flavor can provide a unique beverage experience, most people enjoy dandelion tea benefits more than the tang of the tea. You may be very surprised to find out how very effective this tiny wild plant can be.

Starting with the liver, dandelion tea benefits can include both increased bile production (a great way to remove toxins from the body) and the manufacture in the liver of glycogen, which is great for diabetics. It also produces compounds that can help with constipation and other digestive organ health. This is why dandelion is considered useful for herbal colon cleanse regimens. An added bonus is that its nutritional contents are as high as some of the very best vegetables, meaning that essentials are not lost as rapidly through cleansing.

You’ll find dandelion tea benefits also include diuretic properties. This is because it stimulates the kidney function and can increase urine flow and output. Another added kidney bonus? If you have trouble with kidney stones, you may find that dandelion tea benefits can also include helping you pass the little buggers.

Dandelion tea benefits go way beyond these two vital organs, however, maintaining liver and kidney health will also have a domino effect on other organs and processes that benefit from the proper health and functioning of these two biologic powerhouses.

Nettle Leaf:   Nettle has been used for centuries to treat allergy symptoms, particularly hayfever which is the most common allergy problem. It contaiuns biologically active compounds that reduce inflammation. Dr Andrew Wiel M.D. author of Natural Health/Natural Medicine says he knows of nothing more effective than Nettle for allergy relief. And his statement is backed up by studies at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon.

Nettle has been studied extensively and has shown promise in treating Alzheimer’s disease, arthiritis, asthma, bladder infections, bronchitis, bursitis, gingivitis, gout, hives, kidney stones, larygitis, multiple scllerosis, PMS, prostate enlargement, sciatica, and tendinitis.

In Germany today stinging nettles are sold as an herbal drug for prostate diseases and is a diuretic. It is a common ingredient in other herbal drugs produced in Germany for rheumatic complaints and inflammatory conditions (especially for the lower urinary tract and prostate). The leaf is used here as a diuretic, for arthritis, prostatitis, rheumatism, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure and allergic rhinitis.

An infusion of the plant is very valuable in stemming internal bleeding. It is also used to treat anaemia, excessive menstruation, hemorrhoids, arthritis, rheumatism and skin complaints, especially eczema.

St Mary’s Thistle:  This is unique in its ability to protect the liver and has no equivalent in the pharmaceutical drug world. In fact, in cases of poising with Amanita mushrooms, which destroy the liver, St Mary’s Thistle is the only treatment option. It has been so dramatically effective that the treatment has never been disputed, even by the traditional medical community.

This herb acts in a similar fashion to detoxify other synthetic chemicals that find their way into our bodies, from acetaminophen and alcohol to heavy metals and radiation. St Mary’s Thistle was approved in America in 1986 as a treatment for liver disease and it is widely used to treat alcoholic hepatitis, alcoholic fatty liver, cirrhosis, liver poisoning and viral hepatitis. It has been shown to protect liver against medications such as acetaminophen, a non-aspirin pain reliever.

The active ingredient, or liver protecting compound in St Mary’s Thistle is known as silymarin. This substance, which actually consists  of a group of compounds called flavonolignans, helps repair liver cells damaged by alcohol and other toxic substances by situmulating protein synthesis. By changing the outside layer of liver cells, it also prevents certain toxins from getting in side. Silymarin also seems to encourage liver cell growth. It can reduce inflammation (important for people with liver inflammation and hepatitis) and has potent antioxidant effects. This herb benefits adrenal disorders and inflammatory bowel syndrome, and is used to treat psoriasis (increase bile flow).

St Mary’s Thistle has some estrogen like effects that may stimulate the flow of breast milk in women who are breast feeding infants. It may also be used to start late menstrual periods. St Mary’s Thistle’s estrogen like effect masy also have some usefulness for men with prostate cancer.

This herb is a must for cleansing and for anyone with any sort of liver dysfunction or exposure to toxins.

Fennel : Rich in phytoestrogens, Fennel is often used for colic, wind, irritable bowel, kidneys, spleen, liver, lungs, suppressing appetite, breast enlargement, promoting menstruation, improving digestive system, milk flow and increasing urine flow.

Fennel is also commonly used to treat amenhorrea, angina, asthma, anxiety, depression, heartburn, water retention, lower blood pressure, boost libido, respiratory congestion, coughs and has been indicated for high blood pressure and to boost
sexual desire.
Fennel is a useful addition to any of the Breast Enlargement herbs and has an impressive number of other health benefits.
Fennel is also commonly used to treat amenhorrea, angina, asthma, heartburn, high blood pressure and to boost sexual desire. Fennel is a mild appetite suppressant and is used to improve the kidneys, spleen, liver and lungs.
Fennel is an effective treatment for respiratory congestion and is a common ingredient in cough remedies.

It is also used for cancer patients after radiation and chemotherapy treatments to help rebuild the digestive system. Fennel relaxes the smooth muscle lining the digestive tract (making it an antispasmodic). It also helps expel gas.
It is a tested remedy for gas, acid stomach, gout, cramps, colic and spasms.
Excellent for obesity. It increases the flow of urine. It is gargled for hoarseness and sore throats.

Fennel is a carminative (an aromatic which tends to expel wind from the alimentary canal, or to relieve colic, griping, or flatulence), Antispasmodic, Antidepressant, Promotes milk-flow in nursing mothers, Stomachic, pectoral, diuretic, diaphoretic, aromatic, Anti-microbial, Pain reducing, fever reducing.
Its many uses are Colic, Wind, Irritable bowel, Increase urine flow, Breast enlargement, Promotes menstruation, Improves digestive system, Improves milk flow, anxiety, depression, arthritis, water retention, appetite suppressant, amenhorrea, angina, asthma, heartburn, lower blood pressure, boost libido, respiratory congestion and coughs.

Juniper Berries : The natural antibacterial, antiviral, diuretic, and antiseptic properties of Juniper (Juniperus communis) lend themselves well to treatment of a variety of internal and external conditions. Historically, it served as a treatment against infectious diseases as well as an aid for childbirth.

Juniper is an evergreen tree that grows wild throughout parts of Europe, Asia, and North America. Though there are many varieties of juniper, the most common is the Juniperus communis. This particular tree grows up to 3 metres tall and has needle-like leaves and seed cones. The medicinal parts of the juniper tree are known as berries but are actually the dark blue-black scales that come from the cones. Scales from the male juniper ripen in 18 months while scales from the female juniper ripen within 2 to 3 years.

Extracts and essential oils from the juniper berries/scales contain terpinen-4-ol, a compound that stimulates the kidneys and acts as a diuretic.
Amentoflavone, another compound, has antiviral properties.

Ingested forms of juniper assist with inflammation and increase production of stomach acid, making them useful remedies to help soothe the gastrointestinal system. It is a helpful treatment for conditions such as upset stomach, heartburn, flatulence, bloating, loss of appetite, gastrointestinal infections, and intestinal worms. The antiseptic properties in juniper disinfect
the urinary tract to provide treatment and relief for conditions like urinary tract infections, urethritis, kidney stones, and bladder stones.

Juniper also acts as a diuretic to help flush excess fluids from the body. This helps rid the body of excess uric acid which can lead to gout. It also reduces fluid around the joints. Ingested juniper is high in natural insulin and therefore lowers blood
sugar levels. It can also help heal the pancreas as long as no permanent damage has occurred on the organ. Juniper also alleviates problems associated with menstruation.
Tea is generally used for digestive problems

Lemongrass:  Lemongrass is used for treating digestive tract spasms, stomachache, high blood pressure, convulsions, pain, vomiting, cough, rheumatism, fever, the common cold, and exhaustion. It is also used to kill germs and as a mild astringent. It has a very strong lemon flavour.

Calendula Petals:  Traditionally used to treat conjunctivitis, blepharitis, eczema, gastritis, minor burns including sunburns, warts, and minor  injuries such as sprains and wounds. It has also been used to treat cramps, coughs, and snake bites. Calendula has a high content of flavonoids, chemicals that act as anti-oxidants in the body. Anti-oxidants are thought to protect body cells from damage caused by a chemical process called oxidation. Oxidation produces oxygen free radicals, natural chemicals that may suppress immune function.

Calendula has been considered beneficial in reducing inflammation and promoting wound healing. Calendula possesses ant-septic and anti-inflammatory effects due to its flavonoid content.  It soothes sore throat or mouth tissue. It has a bitter taste.

Liquorice Root: Has an impressive list of well documented uses and is probably one of the most overlooked of all herbal remedies. It is used for many ailments including asthma, athlete’s foot, baldness, body odour, bursitis, canker sores, chronic fatigue, depression, colds and flu, coughs, dandruff, emphysema, gingivitis and tooth decay, gout, heartburn, HIV, viral infections, fungal infections, ulcers, liver problems, Lyme disease, menopause, psoriasis, shingles, sore throat, tendinitis, tuberculosis, ulcers, yeast infections, prostate enlargement and arthritis.
Liquorice root contains many anti-depressant compounds and is an excellent alternative to St. John’s Wort.

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.
Licorice also appears to enhance immunity by boosting levels of interferon, a key immune system chemical that fights off attacking viruses. It also contains powerful antioxidants as well as certain phytoestrogens that can perform some of the functions of the body’s natural estrogens; very helpful during the menopause.
Glycyrrhizinic acid also seems to stop the growth of many bacteria and of viruses such as influenza A.

In the respiratory system it has a similarly soothing and healing action, reducing irritation and inflammation and has an expectorant effect, useful in irritating coughs, asthma and chest infections.
It has an aspirin-like action and is helpful in relieving fevers and soothing pain such as headaches. Its antiallergenic effect is very useful for hay fever, allergic rhinitis, conjunctivitis and bronchial asthma.

Possibly by its action on the adrenal glands, licorice has the ability to improve resistance to stress. It should be thought of during times of both physical and emotional stress, after surgery or during convalescence, or when feeling
tired and run down.

Dill: Dill (Anethum graveolens) has been known as an herb that has the ability to provide a high amount of health benefits. With connections in history as far back as the ancient Egyptian society, this herb has provided relief for certain body ailments while also being a proponent towards warding off immense diseases. Provided in the list below is a few of the known remedies involving the herb dill that can assist us in our everyday lives.

Heartburn Dill has been known to stimulate the lining of the esophagus and assist with removal of acid that normally causes the burning associated with heartburn. It does not actually rid the tube of the stomach acid that comes up but rather
invigorates the muscles to work a bit harder to ingest the agitating acid back into the stomach.

Insomnia  Dill provides a healthy alternative towards relieving the body and the mind of insomnia. Certain flavonoids and vitamins that are abundant within the herb assist with speeding up the production of hormones within the body and, in
turn, provide a relaxing and calming feeling.

Stomach Ailments Dill is well known for containing an immense amount of dietary fibre and certain flavonoids that have bactericidal tendencies. Combine this with dill also being a key source of minerals, such as magnesium, and you have an herb that can naturally assist you with the pain and discomfort that comes with stomach ailments and diarrhea.

Cancer Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in today’s society. Most cancer victims will attest that when it comes to herbal supplements, dill is high on their list in regard to its ability to ward off the spread of the disease. Dill is known to have high amounts of monoterpenes which have been documented and shown to have properties associated with attacking and limiting the growth of cancer cells within the body.

Bone/Teeth Enhancements Growing up in today’s society, we have always been told to drink milk to build stronger bones and have healthier teeth. This consumption of milk revolves around the amount of calcium found within it. Dill also contains high amounts of calcium and is therefore considered a fantastic herbal supplement for helping strengthen the durability of bones in the human body.

Cold/Flu Remedies Everyone has had symptoms of the common cold, such as a runny nose or a productive cough. Dill plays a strong part in the herbal community as being a supplement added to most cold remedies to assist in reducing the amount of
time a cold lingers within the body.

Bad Breath Components found within the structure of the dill herb have been known to assist with being a fast cure for bad breath. Dill seeds can be chewed in similar fashion to gum and breath mints and provide a health alternative for fresh
clean breath that will not play a part in destroying the integrity of your teeth.

Senna: Senna is an herb that is generally used for its laxative properties. Senna is also known as wild senna, cassia arilandica, or locust plant. It works by interacting with the bacteria in the digestive tract, resulting in intestinal contractions. These contractions are caused by the anthraquinone that is contained in senna. These dimeric glycosides anthraquinone derivatives are known as Senna glycosides or sennosides.

They are named after their abundant occurrence in these plants of the genus Senna. The main forms of these glycosides are often referred to by: A, B, C & D. Both leaves and pods of the senna plant are used for their laxative effects. The pods are less potent than the leaves.

Senna is found in many tropical countries. The plant has been used in India for thousands of years as a laxative. 

How Does Senna Work? Senna contains glycosides, which are a group of organic compounds that are commonly found in plants. These compounds work as a laxative by smoothing the muscles as digested food moves through the intestines. This helps to enhance the stool volume and move it out of the colon. The process is caused by the chain of fatty acids that promote digestion, fermentation, and successfully converting the glycosides into a purgative agent.

How to Use Senna Senna is generally used by people suffering from constipation. For relief, a person should take ½ teaspoon of the liquid tablet. After taking the Senna, a bowel movement should occur within six to 12 hours. There is also a tea available, but since Senna has an unpleasant taste naturally, it is good to mix the tea with other flavoursome herbs.

Many people like to take herbal preparations in the form of a tea. Steep the leaves in a pot of boiling water for approximately ten minutes. The leaves can also be put in cold water and steeped for 10 to 12 hours. Using cold water to steep the leaves will leave less resin in the tea, so the chances of abdominal cramping will be reduced. Regardless of the method used, once the tea is
ready, strain and drink. When relieving constipation with Senna tea, it will take up to 12 hours to get relief. It is recommended to take before bedtime, so that relief can occur in the morning.

Another common preparation is to boil 100 grams of the tea leaves in distilled water with 5 grams of fresh ginger that has been sliced. Cover and steep for 15 minutes, strain, and drink while hot. Make only the amount to drink, as the Senna tea gets stronger if it sits, and can lead to abdominal cramping. Other carminative herbs that mix well with Senna are peppermint and fennel.
When sensitive stomachs are an issue, making the tea from the Senna pod rather than the leaves produces a milder tea as the pods are less potent than the leaves.


When using Senna tea, never drink it for more than seven consecutive days. Also, it should not be used by pregnant women or if the women are nursing. Do not give Senna tea to children under 12 years of age. Senna is a relatively strong laxative and should be taken in moderation only for the period when a cure is needed. It has been known to be habit forming,
so it should not be used daily. If constipation is extreme, medical attention should be sought. Do not continue to use Senna as a way to prevent constipation from occurring.
There are times when Senna should not be taken. People suffering from intestinal blockage, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, or ulcers should not take Senna. Anyone on heart medication of any kind should consult their physician before taking Senna, as is can interfere with the medications and cause irregularities in the heart. Senna should not be taken if taking a
diuretic because it can result in an excessive depletion of potassium from the body. Sometimes diarrhea can occur when taking Senna. Always start with a lesser dose until the body’s response to the effects of Senna is known.

Burdock : Many people may be surprised at the thought of eating the Burdock plant. However, in many countries across the globe, the burdock plant is widely used as a food source and for its medicinal properties.

Cultivation The burdock in appearance is sometimes confused with cockle burr or even rhubarb, both members of the same family of plants, as is the artichoke. Dark green leaves shaped like hearts or large ovals often up to 711 millimetres in length jut from the hollow stems that can reach over 1 metre in length. The burdock flowers from June until October, turn into green or silver buds and purple blooms. After blooming, the seeds are enclosed inside the burr, which is equipped with sharp hooks. After the burrs are dispersed, the plant dies down.

Medicinal use The burdock is also known by many other names, most having to do with the characteristics of the seeds or traditional herbal uses; beggar’s buttons, love leaves, clot-bur. Herbalists and others have long known that burdock is often
used as a dietary aid to help cure different ailments such as sore throats, colds, blood purifiers, to
combat hair loss and dandruff, to name a few. It also increases the flow of urine and is used as a tonic in mild doses and will
increase sweating to
remove toxins from the body.
Traditionally, the use of burdock as a medicine in China included the treatment of skin disorders, cleansing of the blood, as an effective treatment of impotence and barrenness in women. The use of the burdock root in Russia and India has also included treatment of certain types of cancer. The burdock is also a plant used in the treatment of burns, as it reduces pain and
promotes healing.

The burdock is mentioned in several of Shakespeare’s plays as in Tolstoy’s writings as well as other authors of historical fiction who describe the use of burdock to treat various ailments. Caution should be used if you are childbearing or nursing, burdock could cause problems with both conditions.
The properties of the burdock plant are still being researched and it is very important not to obtain plants from the wild unless you are entirely sure of what you are doing. The roots and leaves of nightshade which are poisonous if ingested, as are the leaves of the rhubarb plant; are members of the same family of plants as the burdock. It is vital that you make sure that the source of
the parts of the burdock plant you are using be from a reputable source which has an excellent reputation of delivering high quality plants for use.

Lemon Verbena : Delightfully sweet, long lasting lemon fragrance of Lemon Verbena plant is used in pot pourri. Lemon verbena has many healing benefits to the body, including alleviating digestive tract spasms, fortifying the nervous system, lessening feverish colds and easing stress and tension.
Remedy for bronchitis, nausea and indigestion. A bed-time tea and a wash for clear skin. A very useful plant. Lemon Verbena plant,
Lippia citriodora, is a native of Chile and Peru.
Its leaves are dried to make an herbal tea and can provide a number of protective benefits because of verbena’s antioxidant content.
Externally, one of the many roles of lemon verbena is to act as an anti-spasmodic and expectorant. It aids in breaking down cellulite and therefore to create a calming, healing and toning impact on the skin. It can also be used to diminish acne, puffiness and cysts and also act as a hair tonic.
Lemon verbena seems to be particularly effective for weight loss. The very high concentration of powerful antioxidant compounds, including verbascoside, nerol, geraniol, and citral, make it valuable in helping after strenuous exercise as it will decrease muscle damage.

Rhubarb : Small doses taken will help to retrain a lax bowel. the larger the doses the more laxative its effects. The root is will help reduce blood cholesterol levels and to reduce gallbladder stones. Other actions are antiseptic, antispasmodic, antitumor, astringent, demulcent, diuretic, stomachic and tonic.
Rhubarb is a purgative and is most often used in herbal formulas for it’s strong laxative effects in constipation and colon cleansing formulas.

Rose petals : Rose petals will help to boost the immunity, support the liver and improve the blood circulation. It helps to heal wounds by reducing free radicals and body fat. It makes a great skin tonic. Rose petals are rejuvenating and prove to be a tonic.
They are used to treat internal asthma, high blood pressure, bronchitis, slow circulation, diarrhea, dysmenorrhea (painful menstruation), cough, fever and fluid retention, indigestion, insomnia, palpitation, stress and urinary tract infections.

Due to their strong and pleasant fragrance, rose petals are used for making essential oils and perfumes.  They are ingested as a tea to provide a comforting effect and diminish body temperatures during high fevers.  The tea also effectively cleanses toxins and heat from the body.  The infusion prepared from the rose petals is used to alleviate cold and flu symptoms and is also effective in treating sore throats, runny nose and congested bronchial tracts.
The petals effectively combat infections in the digestive system and restore the normal and essential bacteria in the intestines.
They have a diuretic effect and hence, are beneficial in relieving excessive fluids from the urinary bladder.  Rose petals help to get rid of the waste and toxic substances in the body, through the kidneys.
They alleviate problems of insomnia, depression, fatigue and comfort tetchiness.

Lemon Peel: The lemon (Citrus × limon) has many health improvement properties. The crisp and tangy aroma of lemon is unmistakable.
Lemons are known for their very high
Vitamin C content. This Vitamin C, along with other vitamins and minerals in lemons has been shown to help fight infections, boost immune system, and even promote weight loss efforts.

Lemons, also referred to by the Latin name Citrus × limon, are produced on a small evergreen tree that is native to regions in Asia. The lemon tree was introduced to Europe sometime around 1 A.D. but was not widely cultivated there until the 15th century. Christopher Columbus introduced lemon seeds to the Americas during his voyages of discovery. Lemons are mainly produced commercially in China and Mexico, as well as the South American countries of Brazil and Argentina.

When it comes to lemons, nearly the entire fruit can be used for health benefits. The juice of Lemons is often widely used to gain these health benefits as it is easily extracted from the fruit. Tonics are often made from the juice for a refreshing drink and for health purposes. Lemon juice is an acid (pH 2-3) as it is made up of about 5% Citric Acid. The word Citric Acid is often confused
with the scientific name of Vitamin C which is Ascorbic Acid, as Lemon Juice 
also contains lots of Vitamin C. Lemons are one of the only foods that are anionic (alkaline) but this only applies to fresh lemons, as after about half an hour of reacting with the air (oxidation) lemon juice becomes cationic (acidic).
(The only other edible substance that is anionic is pure
Calcium).

Leaves from the lemon tree can be used to make teas. The fruit and grated peel are frequently used in the preparation of foods and beverages for flavour and aroma.
Lemons can serve as a health aid in many forms, including as an essential oil to be inhaled or applied topically, as a juice, a tea, as a bath water or facial and body wash. It can also be used as a natural antibacterial cleaning agent.

Lemons are most known for their Vitamin C content. With 53 grams of Vitamin C, one lemon provides more than 60 percent of the daily recommended allowance for this nutrient. Lemons also contain a range of other vitamins and minerals.

Lemon essential oil is derived from the rind, which makes up about 45 percent of the lemon. Lemon peel contains over 200 compounds, both volatile and non-volatile. Lemon oil contains about 70 percent limonene and about 20 percent other monoterpenes. This oil also contains about 6 percent aldehydes, alcohols, and esters, such as citral and linalool, with less than 1 percent concentration of coumarins.

Consumption of lemons, or even just inhaling the aroma (aromatherapy) has been shown to improve mood and lessen or even remove tension, nervousness, anxiety, exhaustion, dizziness, and fatigue. Lemons are also thought to improve concentration, which is why so many room fresheners and air sprays are lemon scented. Some people even squeeze a few lemon drops on a handkerchief and inhale it to help with focus.

Lemons have scientifically proven antiviral and antibacterial qualities. A glass of lukewarm lemon juice mixed with water swished around the mouth three times a day has been shown to cure canker sores. As canker sores are open wounds, there may be some burning at first, but this is to be expected until the wounds become more sterilized.

Lemons have long been thought to help with fevers as well, an offshoot of the calming properties of the fruit. Hot water, lemon juice, and honey mixed together is a great solution to a fever. Consume every two hours until the fever subsides.

Lemons have a twofold positive effect on colds and the flu. The vitamin C helps with the internal infection, while the antiviral properties of the lemon will help with the mucous membranes of your throat and mouth. It is best to treat a cold or a flu at the very beginning and flood your system with as much vitamin C from lemons as you can find. Squeeze lemon juice
fresh and mix with lukewarm water. Consume every two hours.
You can use lemon juice as a gargle as well as a juice to help with the throat problems that colds and the flu cause. Combine with a little sea salt to help with a sore throat.

Long distance runners and hikers are known to simply stick a straw in the top of a lemon for a much-needed boost of energy. Lemon juice seems to quench thirst much more effectively than water alone, and the taste and aroma seem to stimulate the brain, giving a much-needed mental boost that also helps fight fatigue.

A recent study has shown that eating Lemon Peel can be effective in lowering cholesterol. It’s thought this is not just due to the pectin concentration of lemon peel, but to a variety of active ingredients in the peel.

Cornflower : Botanical Name: Centaurea cyanusOriginating in Mediterranean Europe and Western Asia, cornflowers must have entered Great Britain sometime during the Iron Age, where it is first found in the archaeological record. Its spread to Australia and many Northern Hemisphere countries including the United States and Canada was facilitated by agricultural
exports from its native habitat.
It is now endangered in its native habitats due to modern agricultural practices, mostly because of excessive use of pesticides. 


It is primarily the dried flower heads that have been used medicinally. The leaves and seeds have also been used to some extent in herbal medicine.

In addition to containing essential nutrients that include biotin (vitamin B7) and calcium, the flower buds also include other active compounds:
• Anthocyanins: Protocyanin, flavones.
• Antioxidants: Ascorbic acid (vitamin C), folate.
• Benzopyrone: Coumarin.
• Polyacetylenes: Cuprene.

• Polyphenols: Tannin.
• Sesquiterpene lactones: Cnicin.

The plant’s medicinal value lies primarily in its anti-inflammatory properties. Taken internally as an herbal tea, it is thought to aid in soothing stomach ulcers, while rinsing with the tea is used to speed the healing of sores or bleeding gums in the mouth.
The tea can also be good for improving digestion, and the herb’s high antioxidant content aids in detoxifying the liver. Stronger infusions of the flower buds have been used to
treat urinary tract infections, as the properties of the plant include antibiotic and
antiseptic qualities.
Taken internally as a tea, the flowers can also impart their antibiotic and antioxidant properties as a preventative for warding off illnesses like the common cold.
An infusion of the seeds has been used historically in Europe for treating constipation. A gentle infusion of the petals is also said to treat yeast infections in women when applied internally. Cornflowers are also thought to stimulate the appetite when taken as a tea.

As an addition to the herb’s medicinal uses or as an ingredient in black tea blends, the cornflower can be used for a splash of colour as well as for its slightly astringent flavour.

Hot Brewing Method: Use 1  teaspoon of Detox per one cup and place this into your teapot. Pour boiling water into pot and let it steep for 5-7 minutes.

Strain as you pour into your cup and savour one of nature’s best offerings!

Iced tea brewing method:  Not Recommended

 

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