An invigorating tea, exceptionally uplifting with its fresh minty taste and soft orange and ginger undertones.
Made with 100% certified organic peppermint, spearmint, ginger, sweet orange peel, withania, Siberian ginseng and bacopa.
Peppermint (Menthe piperita) is a valuable herb used by the ancient Egyptians and herbalists today for indigestion and digestive issues such as bloating, wind and nausea (including morning sickness). Peppermint contains menthol which has been found to help enhance memory and improve alertness. (1) Peppermint has an antibacterial action and can help reduce congestion of the respiratory tract and can help ease coughs.
Spearmint (menthe spicata) also contains menthol, and has similar medicinal benefits to peppermint. This cooling, refreshing herb is used to treat digestive complaints, excess wind, cold symptoms and headaches.
Ginger (Zingber officinale) has been traditionally used by Chinese herbalists for over 2,500 years to treat a variety of ailments including colds and digestive problems. Ginger is most widely known as a remedy for nausea. It also acts as a powerful anti-inflammatory, beneficial for relieving inflammatory conditions such as arthritis. Ginger tea is ideal for anyone trying to loose weight too, as it is a thermogenic food, meaning it helps boost metabolism and increases the body’s ability to burn fat. Ginger also has the benefit of promoting circulation and cardiovascular and immune health.
Withania somnifera (Ashwagandha) or Winter cherry is an Ayurvedic herb widely used for its adaptogenic action, enhancing the body’s resistance to physical and emotional stress. This rejuvenating and strengthening tonic supports healthy immune function, and has a calming effect on the nervous system. Studies have shown that withania can help reduce cortisol levels, our major stress hormone. Withanias gentle sedative action and toning effect on the nervous system makes it a wonderful herb for people who feel ‘strung-out’ and exhausted, and who have difficulty sleeping.
Siberian ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus) has been traditionally used in Chinese medicine as an ‘adaptogenic’ herb, to increase the body’s resistance to stress, beneficial during times of increased physical and mental stress. This valuable herb increases endurance and physical performance, and has been found to enhance memory and cognitive function. It is commonly used by herbalists to treat adrenal exhaustion, and helps boost immune function and vitality.
Bacopa monniera (Brahmi) is an important herb in Ayurvedic medicine renowned for being a powerful brain and nerve tonic. Brahmi has a reputation for helping improve intelligence, longevity, and circulation of the brain. Brahmi can enhance both short-term and long-term memory, as well as aiding concentration. Brahmi is an adaptogenic herb, which helps the body cope more effectively with stress. Brahmi is beneficial for treating people with anxiety and depression.
(1) Kim SH, Nam JH, Park EJ, Kim BJ, Kim SJ, So I, Jeon JH. Menthol regulates TRPM8-independent processes in PC-3 prostate cancer cells.Biochim Biophys Acta. 2009 Jan;1792(1):33-8.