Country of Origin: India, South Africa, China, Italy (Blended by Neat Jane’s Tea House)
Grade: Super Fine, Grade A
Manufacture Type: Field grown, sundried, machine milled, Coarse Cut
Cup Characteristics: The aroma of cardamom and liquorice produce a splendid cup
Infusion: Tending bright coppery to dark red
Ingredients: Ashwaganda root, Rooibos, Chinese Date Seed, Siberian Ginseng, Liquorice Root, Cardamom
Description: This blend is wonderful when you are stressed. This stress relieving tea uses ashwaganda to ease anxious feelings. It’s good for times of emotional stress, such as when dealing with relationship fifficulties or looking after sick and frail relatives.
Ashwaganda Root is a herb of the ages. It is the ginseng of Ayurvedic medicine, the traditional medicine of India and is considered an adaptogen, a term used to describe herbs that improve physical energy and athletic ability, increase immunity to colds and infections and increase sexual capacity and fertility.
A number of studies have shown significant increases in white blood cell counts andudies other measures of strengthened immunity in rodents given ashwaganda. Ashwaganda may also have a mild sedative effect on the central nervous system and in animal studies it has been shown to be a muscle relaxant. It is commonly used to increase vitality, particularly when recovering from chronic illness and pain management of arthritic conditions. Ashwaganda may also help regulate blood sugar which aids in suppressing sugar cravings. Ashwaganda seems to show positive effects on the endocrine, cardio, and central nervous systems. It is one herb that could help your body produce it’s own thyroid hormones.
Ashwaganda is used to restore male libido, cure impotence and increase male fertility. Preliminary studies indicate that the herb helps reduce the negative effects of stress, slow tumour growth, treat anxiety and insomnia, and reduce chlestrol in addition to increasing sexual performance.
Rooibos is Afrikaans means red bush. Born in jungles of South Africa there lives a plant resembling a broom. Its leaves form healing teas and can heal skin problems. Its name is Rooibos.
Rooibos is located in a small corner of South Africa and must be harvested by hand, for the proliferation of plant life prohibits the entry and operation of machinery. Rooibos can be used when green for its beneficial health components, but in its mature state, when it’s red, it contains other varied health benefits. Rooiobos can be used raw, when the leaf is cut, to rub into skin to treat rashes, cuts and abrasions. The leaves can be ground and brewed as a tea or they can be made into an aromatic for the alleviation of symptoms of bronchitis, asthma and allergies.
The scientific name for Rooibos is; Aspalathus Linearis. The plant closely resembles a broom and is a member of the legume family. the leaves are oxidized, producing a red colour, which gives it a somewhat nutty flavour. When green, the leave are not oxidized and have a grassy, malty type flavour. It is common to see Rooibos consumed as tea. Without milk and sugar, the tea is sweet enough.
Rooibos contains vitamins and minerals such as zinc, copper, calcium, manganese, magnesium, potassium an vitamin C. It also contains fluoride, which in combination with calcium and manganese, help build strong bones and teeth. Rooibos contains polyphenols which is known to be anti-carcinogenic, anti-mutagenic, anti-inflammatory and anti-viral. All of those things means cancer fighting properties as well as immune system strengheners. indeed there is some evidence that Rooibos components quercetin and luteolin could prevent cardiovascular disease and stroke. Its component rutin has been seen to help with the maintenance of blood vessels walls.
Ginseng is one of the most highly regarded of herbal medicines in the Orient, where it has gained an magical reputation for being able to promote health and treat many ailments including ageing, inflammations, internal degeneration, nausea, tumours, pulmonary problems, dyspepsia, vomiting, nervousness, stress and ulcers.
Ginseng has a history of herbal use going back over 5000 years. It is one of the most highly regarded of herbal medicines in the Orient. In the last decade or so it has gained popularity in the West and there is extensive literature on the beneficial effects of ginseng and its constituents.
Ginseng is useful in the treatment of anemia, cancer, depression, diabetes, fatigue, hypertension, insomnia, shock, effects of radiation, effects of morphine and cocaine use, environmental, physical and mental stress, and chronic illness. it thought to act as a stimulant, promote endurance, relax the nervous system, improve mental awareness, encourage proper hormonal functions, improve lipid levels, lower cholesterol, improve nerve growth, and increase resistance to disease.
Research has shown that ginseng may have the ability to act as adaptogen prolonging life by combating viral infections and pseudomonas aeruginosa. Research continues to support ginseng’s protective role against anti-cancer treatments and drugs, perhaps even countering the effects of chemotherapy. Ginseng has been used to both stimulate and relax the nervous system. It increases capillary circulation in the brain and decreases the effects of stress.
In western herbal medicine ginseng’s regulating effects on the immune system have been studied for potential effectiveness in preventing colds, and flu. In clinical studie ginseng has been shown to lower blood levels of both sugar and cholestrol, therefore it may help treat type 2 diabetes and high cholestrol.
Recent reports on the pharmacology of ginseng indicate a wide range of effects, including influence on the central nervous system, endocrine and adrenocortical systems, internal organs, cellular ageing, tumours, and stress.
Liquorice Root has an impressive list of well documented uses and is probably one of the most over-looked 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.
Licorice 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.
Cardamom is well known as a spice used in Indian cooking, and is one of the primary constituents of Garam Masala. What many people don’t realise is that cardamom is also medicinal, and helps relieve digestive problems induced by garlic and onion making it more than merely an aromatic addition to the stomach challenging cuisine it accompanies. The seeds of the cardamom plant contain a variety of important minerals usch as calcium, sulfur and phosphorous. They also contain volatile oil composed of acetic and formic acids.
Studies confirm that cardamom oil acts as an analgesic and antispasmodic in rats and rabbits producing relief and lowered distention and writhing within digestive systems reacting negatively to uncomfortable stimuli. This effect is the primary medicinal quality of cardamom.
Cardamom is one of the most effectiveremedies against halitosis. Simply chewing on the seeds eliminates bad odours. Cardamom is even used in some chewing gums because of its effectiveness, billed as a surefire cure to the most offensive breadth.
Cardamom is widely used in South Asia to fight tooth and gum decay and disease. It can also soothe sore throat and relieve hoarseness of voice.
The volatile oil in cardamom has been proven to soothe the stomach and intestines, making cardamom an ideal solution for a host of digestive problems such as constipation, dysentery and indigestion. Cardamom sooths gas and heartburn and generally relieves most upset stomachs.
Hot Brewing Method: Use 1 teaspoon of tranquility per one cup of water 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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