Best before Nov 2019
This fresh and flavoursome lemon tea is vibrant and uplifting with a delightful harmony of ginger and zesty lemon.
Made with 100% certified organic ginger, lemongrass, lemon peel, turmeric, and lemon myrtle.
Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is widely-known for its ability to relieve nausea associated with motion and morning sickness, however this impressive spice posses many healing powers. It can boost immune function, reduce inflammation in the body, and ease digestive complaints such as wind. Ginger has been shown to lower high cholesterol and triglyceride levels, while raising beneficial HDLs. Ginger has the ability to reduce platelet stickiness, which helps improve circulation and reduce the risk of heart attacks and thrombotic strokes. Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties that can help relieve inflammation and pain associated with arthritis.
Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) is a nerve tonic, which helps calm the nervous system and eases symptoms of anxiety and fatigue. Lemongrass also has anti-microbial, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. It contains the immune enhancing vitamin C, and is beneficial for the treatment of colds.
Lemon peel has been used medicinally in South East Asia way back in the 10th century BC. Lemon peel is jam-packed with vitamins, even more than its juice, being a rich source in vitamin C, betacarotene and calcium. They are an excellent source of citrus bioflavonoids that are potent antioxidants which reduce oxidative stress in the body, along with dampening inflammation in the body. Studies have shown that flavonoids from citrus peels demonstrate powerful anti-cancerous action, offering protection against skin, colon, prostate, lung and liver cancers. (1) They are also anti-microbial so beneficial for warding off bacterial infections.
Turmeric (Curcuma longa) contains high levels of the antioxidant curcumin, which offers outstanding anti-inflammatory, anti-cancerous, and anti-aging properties.
Curcumin may also help preserve memory and reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, can repair and regenerate damaged liver cells, and helps reduce the risk of heart disease. Turmeric’s anti-oxidant effects also helps protect skin cells from oxidative damage and reduces the formation of fine lines and wrinkles.
Lemon myrtle (Backhousia citriodora) is a native Australian plant. Lemon myrtle is rich in antioxidants and has an antiseptic and antiviral action helping to ward off illness and reduce oxidative damage in the body. This refreshing citrus scented herb helps support healthy immune function. It is used to help treat sore throats, colds and flu, allergies and digestive complaints.
(1) Nancy E. Rawson, Chi-Tang Ho, Shiming Li. Efficacious anti-cancer property of flavonoids from citrus peels. Food Science and Human Wellness. Volume 3, Issues 3–4, September–December 2014, Pages 104–109.