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Herbal Teas

Herbal teas can be made with fresh or dried flowers, leaves, seeds or roots, generally by pouring boiling water over the plant parts and letting them steep for a few minutes. Seeds and roots can also be boiled on a stove. The tisane is then strained, sweetened if so desired, and served. Many companies produce herbal tea bags for such infusions.

On the other hand, flavoured teas are prepared by adding other plants to an actual tea (black, oolong, green, yellow, or white tea); for example, the popular Earl Grey tea is black tea with bergamot, jasmine tea is Chinese tea with jasmine flowers, and genmaicha is a Japanese green tea with toasted rice.

Here are some examples of herbal teas.

GINGER TEA

Ginger has a long history of use as a digestive aid. Ginger tea is approved in Germany for indigestion and according to the World Health Organization, clinical data supports its use for the prevention of nausea and vomiting.

Ginger's beneficial effects on stomach function have been proven in pharmacological studies.

How does it taste? Agreeably pungent and spicy.


PEPPERMINT TEA

Peppermint tea promotes healthy digestion by relieving mild gastrointestinal tract conditions that occur after eating. Mint leaves have been used in medicine for several thousand years according to records from the Greek, Roman and ancient Egyptian eras.

Peppermint tea is approved in Canada and in several European countries as a digestive aid for occasional indigestion, and it is particularly helpful with flatulence and a sensation of fullness.

How does it taste? The aromatic taste and cooling sensation of peppermint is unmistakable! Children and adults alike enjoy its refreshing flavor.

ROSEHIP TEA

Also known as "dog rose" (Latin name = Rosa canina), the scarlet "hips" are hand picked during their peak of ripeness to ensure optimum quality. The dog rose is native to Europe, Northern Africa and Western Asia, and its hips are traditionally used as a fruity breakfast tea, often in combination with hibiscus flower.

As an herbal remedy, rose hips are attributed with the ability to prevent urinary bladder infections, and assist in treating dizziness and headaches.

How does it taste? Pleasantly fruity, sweet and sour. Its vitamin C content gives it a fresh, tart taste.



ECHINACEA PLUS TEA

Organic Echinacea Plus activates and stimulates immune cells.

How does it taste? A fresh and mild mint flavor with a twist of citrus.

You can taste a characteristic tingle on your tongue from the alkylamides in Echinacea, which is one of the important indicators of herb quality.

CHAMOMILE TEA

Chamomile tea is a calmative and digestive aid and offers relief from occasional indigestion. It gently benefits the nervous system and the gastrointestinal system.

According to the World Health Organization, the use of chamomile tea as a digestive aid as well as for restlessness and mild insomnia due to nervousness is supported by clinical data. Additionally, chamomile tea is approved in Canada, Germany, Switzerland and other countries as a Traditional Herbal Medicine for relief of indigestion.

How does it taste? Organic Chamomile tea is pleasantly aromatic and slightly bitter and is known for its gentle, apple-like smoothness. Chamomile's wonderful taste is well known and enjoyed.

WILD FENNEL TEA

Health benefits of Fennel:
Improves appetite
Stimulates digestion
Eliminates flatulence
Relieves stomach cramps
Soothes throat and coughs


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