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SAGE | TÈ TEA

Dylan Demarchi

   

 

 

SALVIA OFFICINALIS

Salvia, from the Latin “ to heal”, has a long history of medicinal use. In ancient times sage was once believed to promote longevity, with Arab physicians of around the 10th Century believing sage extended life to the point of immortality.  Roman healers prescribed sage for snakebites, epilepsy and chest ailments, with Chinese and Ayuredic physicians both using sage to treat insomnia, depression, gastrointestinal distress, eye disorders, menstrual complaints and nipple inflammation in nursing mothers.

A bushy evergreen with aromatic silvery green leaves and deep purple flowers which blossom in spring, Sage is a rich source of beta-carotene, Vitamin C and B-complex, with sage leaves containing tannins, volatile oil, saponins, steroids and bitter principals.

The bitter constituents in Sage leaves help stimulate sluggish stomach activity, aid the digestion of rich foods, and can be used in the treatment of loss of appetite, flatulence, gastritis, bloating and dyspepsia.

The combined astringent, antiseptic and bitter properties in the leaves make sage a valuable remedy for mucosal inflammations, with gargles and mouthwashes used to treat a wide range of conditions affecting the oral mucosa. Fresh sage leaves rubbed regularly will help strengthen gums and maintain oral hygiene.

Sage was once a popular remedy for the relief of night sweats common with tuberculosis, with recent studies supporting the use of sage to relieve excessive perspiration. Sage is commonly used by modern herbalists to soothe and regulate hormonal hot flushes.

Sage tea helps restore circulatory and digestive function in debility and convalescence, and is also useful as a brain and nerve tonic to enhance memory and treat dementia.

Enjoy the health benefits of sage in our SALVIA tisane


GINGER | TÈ TEA

Dylan Demarchi

ZINGIBER OFFICINALE

Ginger is a herbaceous perennial indigenous to the tropical rainforests of Southern Asia. The tuberous rhizome is a common spice in the kitchen both fresh and in dried form.

In Traditional Chinese medicine fresh ginger is used to treat chills, fevers, coughs and the common cold, whereas the dried form is preferred for the treatment of stomach pain (of digestive or menstrual origin), nausea, diarrhea and rheumatism aggravated by damp wether.

In Aromatherapy, the essential oil of Zingiber officinale is used to dispel the discomfort of indigestion, travel nausea and morning sickness.

The warming and drying properties of the essential oil also help to dispel internal mucous and aid relief to symptoms of catarrh. Ginger is a comforting and effective remedy for conditions of cold and chills particularly affecting the lungs and respiratory system. Applied as a compress or used in low dilutions in massage oil blends, ginger brings warmth and relief to rheumatic and muscular pain and sports injuries.

The oil of ginger can be used as a gargle to relieve sore throats by adding 2 drops of oil to 5mls of vodka and diluting in warm water. To alleviate gum inflammation equal parts of ginger, calendula and rosemary can be blended in alcohol and water to also be used as a mouthwash.

Ginger, when consumed as a fresh plant extract or rhizome infusion improves circulation and is especially useful in the treatment of inflammation. Abnormal tissue inflammation occurs when an excess of prostaglandins, cytokines and CO2 enzymes are released from tissue cells. Ginger is a potent inhibitor in the release of these molecules.

Ginger is a very a useful remedy for a variety of gastro intestinal conditions, from flatulence to colic, and has recently been investigated in the treatment of helicobacter pylori, a bacteria which once established causes a range of problems including indigestion, oesophagitis, gastritis, stomach and duodenal ulcers and stomach cancer.

PLEASE NOTE; Ginger is not recommended for individuals suffering peptic ulcers or while using blood thinning medication.

Keep warm and enjoy this versatile aromatic spice in our Mirto, and Chai TE` blends.

LEMON BALM | TÈ TEA

Dylan Demarchi

MELISSA OFFICINALIS

 

Lemon balm is a perennial herbaceous plant of the mint family. Melissa, derived from the Greek word for Honey Bee, was once planted near hives, fruit trees and in vegetable gardens to encourage pollination and healthy harvests, with the lemon scented leaves acting as a powerful attractant for bees.

Lemon balm is a valuable herb to store in the winter months for use as a tea to treat cold and flu viruses, and has been used for centuries to improve cognitive performance.

Arabic physicians were known to use Melissa for the treatment of anxiety and depression, and today Lemon balm is used as a calming and soothing tisane for the treatment of sleeplessness and nervous stomach disorders in adults and children. Melissa is prescribed by herbalists for the relief of tension, headaches, irritability and for painful menstruation.

In recent studies conducted in Iran, radiology staff consumed an infusion of Melissa leaf for 30 days to assess the markers on oxidative stress. The infusion of 1.5gr of dried herb in 100ml of boiled water was consumed twice daily, resulting in a significant reduction of plasma DNA damage. (Toxicol ind Health 2011 : 205-212)

All the aerial parts of the plant yield an essential oil containing phenolic acid derivatives which contribute to the antiviral activity of lemon balm. 

Used in low concentrations, 3 -4 drops in bath water or as a 1% dilution in massage oil, Melissa essential oil is soothing to both body and mind and a valuable oil in the treatment of eczema and other skin conditions.

Enjoy the calming and soothing benefits of this fragrant herb in our Fiori tisane.