Longevity Herbal Teas

  Longevity Herbal Teas

Here are some herbal teas known for their longevity qualities. Explore with single herbal teas and be inspired by making herbal tea blends. The purpose of a longevity tea is to create a state of balance and well being in the body to promote longlife and good health. These herbs are also known to promote quality of life in senior years, many of these herbs act like a tonic to the body.

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. 

Get Well

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
 

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
 

Gynostemma

(Gynostemma pentaphyllum)
Gynostemma Benefits

Long Life

People in the original local region of China where Gynostemma was traditionally taken are found to have longer life spans, less disease and greater vitality than just about any other people in the world. You too can reap the same longevity benefits from just 1 - 2 cups of Gynostemma Tea per day. 

Add ½ - ¾ teaspoon of leaf per 1 cup of hot water, leave to infuse for 15 minutes. Goes well with a herbal tea blend.

Tea benefits... Long Life
 

Schizandra

(Schisandra chinensis)
Schisandra Benefits

De-Stress

It has been found that Schizandra reduces cortisol levels in the body (the stress hormone) and is effective in controlling changes in serotonin and adrenaline caused by stress. This adaptogenic berry also fights the adrenal fatigue that is linked to stress. 

Long Life

Often used in Traditional Chinese Medicine longevity formulas, the Schizandra Berry has long been known to maintain vitality and support healthy cellular function.

Skin and Beauty

The Schizandra berry was cherished by Chinese royalty for its beauty and anti-aging qualities. Packed with antioxidants, including key vitamins C and E, Schisandra’s strong astringent qualities enable the skin to hold in moisture for more fullness.

1-2 tsp of berries or powder in 1 cup boiling water, steep for 15 mins, drink with honey or agave. Good as part of a tea blend.

Tea benefits... De-Stress, Long Life, Skin and Beauty

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