Peace and Wellbeing Herbal Teas

  Peace and Wellbeing Herbal Teas

Here are some herbal teas known for their peace and well being qualities. Explore with single herbal teas and be inspired by making herbal tea blends. The purpose of peace and wellbeing teas is to promote a sense of inner calm and balance. Some of these herbs are uplifting and will clear the mind and bring harmony.

Make Herbal loose tea your daily ritual.

 

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.

Get Well

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
 

Damiana

(Turnera diffusa)
Damiana Benefits

Aphrodisiac

Damiana has an ancient, erotic reputation, particularly amongst Mexican Indians. A male and female sexual stimulant, this is the Aphrodisiac to use when sexual dysfunction is attached to strong emotions such as anxiety, stress and mild depression.

Men

For men, Damiana is especially indicated for alleviating problems of achieving and maintaining erections.

Blues/Peace and Wellbeing

One of the active constituents of this herb is thymol, and it is this compound that is responsible for Damiana’s life enhancing and stimulating effect on the mind and body.

Damiana Tea is brought to you all the way from South American rainforests. With an amazingly pungent aroma and unique taste, Damiana Tea is a great blending herb to go with other loose leaf teas.

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

Tea benefits... Aphrodisiacs, Blues, Men, Peace and Wellbeing
 

Green Tea

(Camellia sinensis)

Memory

Green tea contains caffeine which stimulates the mind improving memory but also a very important amino acid that crosses the protective blood membrane of the brain.

This amino acid, L-theanine, works with caffeine to stimulate the inhibitory neurotransmitter GABA which leads to increased levels of dopamine and effectively calms the mind.

Peace and Wellbeing

Additionally, L-theanine has a relaxing (although not sedative) effect, able to bring about a state of "calm attentiveness". It can sharpen focus and concentration whilst reducing stress and enhancing overall wellbeing.

1-2 teaspoons per 1 cup of hot water, steep for 10 - 15 minutes.

Tea benefits... Memory, Peace and Wellbeing
 

Jasmine

Jasmine

Peace and Wellbeing

This herbal tea has the power to calm and arouse making it great anytime of the day.

Skin and Beauty

Jasmine flowers have an age old tradition of being associated with beauty. Their fragrance intoxicates and enhances the senses.

Traditionalists might like to mix Jasmin Flowers with Sencha Green Tea or you could mix it with other blends to add aroma and taste. A highly enjoyable cup of tea.

Tea benefits... Peace and Wellbeing, Skin and Beauty, Tastes Good
 

Lavender

(Lavandula angustifolia)
Lavender Benefits

Blues

Lavender has been used for centuries as a remedy for anxiety and depression. Studies show that Lavender can be as effective at treating anxiety as its pharmaceutical counterparts.

Relax and Sleep 

If you suffer from restless nights then Lavender has been proven to increase the time to awaken after first falling asleep. A soothing cup of Lavender tea before bedtime can promote a restful night's sleep.

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

 

Tea benefits... Blues, Peace and Wellbeing, Relax and Sleep
 

Tulsi (Holy Basil)

(Ocimum tenuiflorum)
Tulsi

De-Stress

Stress leads to elevated cortisol levels which can cause havoc in the body if not kept in check. Holy Basil has the ability to regulate cortisol levels and balance hormone levels naturally.

Peace and Wellbeing

The complex combination of phytonutrients in Tulsi work synergistically to create a general sense of wellbeing, working to boost energy and enhance focus in order to deal with the stresses and strains of daily life. 

Tea benefits... De-Stress, Peace and Wellbeing

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