Get Well Stay Well Herbal Teas

  Get Well Stay Well Herbal Teas

Explore with single herbal teas and be inspired by making herbal tea blends. The purpose of get well stay well herbal teas is to promote the function of the immune system and both fight and prevent disease or ill health.

Many of these teas may be useful in alleviating symptoms of common colds and flus.

Make Herbal loose tea your daily ritual.

 

Astragalus

(Astragalus membranaceus)
Astragalus Benefits

De-Stress

Astragalus root is considered an adaptogen – it helps to build and restore overall health to the body. It is especially used for cases of adrenal fatigue brought about by stress. 

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Astragalus has a long and enduring history as a potent immune boosting herb and disease fighter. It is an immunostimulant (an agent that stimulates the immune system) that it is known to increase the count of white blood cells and stimulate the production of antibodies.

Long Life

Astragalus has been used for centuries in Traditional Chinese Medicine for longevity, to invigorate qi (vital energy) and to strengthen the body.

Men

Astragalus is extremely supportive of male hormones, by balancing glucose levels it can optimise testosterone and growth hormone levels. 

1- 2 teaspoons of root per 1 cup of boiling water, infuse for 10-15 minutes.

Tea benefits... De-Stress, Get Well, Long Life, Men
 

Cats Claw

(Uncaria tomentosa)
Cat's Claw

Digestive Health

Cat's Claw is extremely helpful in detoxification of the intestinal tract, whilst replenishing the friendly bacteria in the intestines. It is also used by herbalists to treat a wide range of other digestive disorders including; IBS, IBD, colitis, gastritis and peptic ulcers.

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Cat's Claw is known as an "immunomodulator" - a herb with the ability to either up-regulate or down-regulate the immune system depending on what is needed. It also has anti-inflammatory properties and can bring relief from arthritis and other inflammatory conditions. 

Children

The antiviral and immune boosting qualities of Cat's Claw might be of use when children come down with a cough or cold. It has also been known to help with problems of the bowels and colon.

Peace and Wellbeing

Cats Claw has many varying phytochemicals which contribute to it's multifaceted uses. Used as a tonic, Cats Claw has the ability to rebalance the body, bringing it into a natural state of wellbeing. 

Tea benefits... Children, Digestive, Get Well, Peace and Wellbeing
 

Chaga Mushroom

(Inonotus obliquus)
Chaga Mushroom Benefits

Get Well

Chaga is rich in beta-glucans – one of the most potent and healing polysaccharides known. It is a powerful immune system activator and can reduce the blood sugar of people who have abnormal blood sugar peaks.

Long Life

The Siberians used Chaga Mushroom to boost physical stamina and attain a long life. In comparison to their close neighbours the Inuits (who did not use Chaga), their average life span was 40 – 50 years in contrast to the people from Siberian tribes who regularly lived to be 90 – 110 years old.

Chaga chunks can be brewed into a tea. Heat in water over a low heat(160°F or 75°C) to extract the phyto-chemicals of this medicinal mushroom. Brew for up to an hour, (will turn a deep brown colour, then drink). The same chunk can be re-used until the water extracted from the chunk is pale in colour.

Tea benefits... Get Well, Long Life
 

Coltsfoot

(Tussilago farfara)
Coltsfoot plant

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Coltsfoot Tea has a slightly bitter taste which can be sweetened with a little Coconut Sugar, Agave Syrup or Honey. The main benefit of the Coltsfoot herb is its ability to sooth the throat from the high content of mucilage found in the leaves and flowers. This plant can be of great benefit to those suffering from sore throat, dry hacking cough and throat irritation.

Having a very long history in Europe and China, Coltsfoot has remained a plant that has always been associated with helping heal problems of the respiratory tract. It is commonly mistaken for Dandelion because of the similarity of the flower heads.

Tea benefits... Get Well
 

Echinacea

(Echinacea Purpurea)
Echinacea Benefits

Detox

Echinacea is a wonderfully supportive herb to assist the body both during and after a detox. It can stimulate and modulate immune response, reducing sore throats and raised lymph glands (common detox symptoms). It also increases the body's overall ability to dispose of bacteria, infected and damaged cells, toxins and other harmful chemicals.

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Echinacea has been proven to cut the chances of catching the common cold by up to 58%, and if suffering from a cold it can reduce its duration by 1 - 2 days. 

Leaf: 1-2 teaspoons of Loose Leaf in one cup of hot water, steep for 10 - 15 minutes.

Cut Root: 1-2 teaspoon of loose root per one cup of water. Set in pan over a heat for 15 - 20 minutes to make a decoction. Serve with honey to taste.

Tea benefits... Detox, Get Well
 

Elderberry

(Sambucus)
Elderberry Benefits

Get Well

Elderberries are particularly rich in flavonoids, especially anthocyanins which are responsible for their deep purple (almost black) colouring. These powerful antioxidants work to keep the immune system strong and resilient. There is much research that points to the effectiveness of these tiny berries against colds and flu, including prevention and shorter duration of the virus. 

Tea Powder - ½ - 2 teaspoons per 1 cup of hot water, per person

Tea benefits... Get Well
 

Eyebright

(Euphrasia)
Eyebright Benefits

Get Well

Working against allergies, colds, sinusitis and general respiratory discomfort, Eyebright contains naturally astringent tannins that can help to reduce catarrh and mucus discharge.

1-2 teaspoons of leaves per 1 cup of boiling water, steep for 5 - 10 minutes.

Tea benefits... Get Well
 

Hibiscus Flower

(Hibiscus sabdariffa)

Get Well

Having a good amount of vitamin C, Hibiscus Flowers Tea can be used to provide a natural boost to the immune system while also lowering blood pressure. There are also certain chemicals in Hibiscus that have been proven to cleanse the intestine of foreign bacteria making the immune system more effective.

Hibiscus Flowers Tea is a very interesting mix of sweet and astringent flavours.

Use 1-2 teaspoons per cup of boiling water and steep for 3-10 minutes depending on taste.

Tea benefits... Get Well, Tastes Good
 

Marigold

(Calendula officinalis)
Marigold Benefits

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Due to its anti-microbial and antiseptic qualities, Marigold is an effective remedy for sore throats, gingivitis, tonsillitis and mouth ulcers. Gargling with Marigold tea will help to soothe the mucus membranes of the throat whilst easing the pain.

1-2 teaspoons of loose herb in one cup of hot water, steep for 10 - 15 minutes.

Tea benefits... Get Well
 

Meadowsweet

(Filipendula ulmaria)
Meadowsweet Benefits

Digestive Health

Meadowsweet soothes and protects the mucous membranes of the digestive tract and stomach lining whilst reducing acidity. It is used in the treatment of heartburn, hyperacidity, gastritis and peptic ulceration. A soothing cup of aromatic Meadowsweet Tea helps to support optimum digestion. 

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As well as containing aspirin like properties for pain relief, Meadowsweet Tea can bring down fevers and is often used as a remedy for colds and flu.

1-2 teaspoons of loose herb in one cup of hot water, steep for 10 - 15 minutes.

Tea benefits... Digestive, Get Well
 

Pau D'arco

(Tabebuia Avellanedae or Tabebuia Impetiginosa)
Pau d'arco Benefits

Detox

Pau D'arco is an incredibly supportive herb during a detox and cleanse. It contains some powerful antioxidant compounds including; quercetin, flavonoids and carnosol. It is essential to support the body with antioxidants before, during and after a detox and cleanse as this will speed up the removal of released toxins and other harmful substances.

Digestive Health

Pau D'Arco stimulates the digestive system to keep food moving through the body – especially the colon, which can be likened to the sewage tank of the body – needing to be cleaned, emptied and maintained to function properly.

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Pau D’arcos antiviral properties are legendary in its native South America with it being used as such for 1000’s of years. Viruses stopped in their tracks by Pau D’arco tea range from the common cold to more serious viruses that can cause life threatening diseases.

1 - 2 teaspoons of bark in water. Set in pan over heat for 15 minutes to make a decoction.

 

Tea benefits... Detox, Digestive, Get Well
 

Rosehip

(Rosa canina)
Rosehip

Get Well

Aside from the huge amount of immune boosting vitamin C, the carotenoids, flavonoids, and polyphenols found in Rose Hips are very powerful antioxidants which keep the body healthy and the immune system strong.

Skin and Beauty

The astringent quality of Rose Hips can maintain skin elasticity, thus preventing wrinkles and keeping the skin looking young and vibrant.

1 - 4 grams per serving, steep for 5 - 10 minutes.

 

Tea benefits... Get Well, Skin and Beauty

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