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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 MYRTLE | TÈ TEA

Dylan Demarchi

BACKHOUSIA CITRIODORA

Lemon Myrtle is a flowering rainforest tree native to Australia with a wide ranging distribution along the tropical and subtropical east coast.

Named after the English botanist James Backhouse, Lemon Myrtle is commonly known as the Australian sweet verbena tree due to its intense lemon fragrance.

The aromatic leaves of the Lemon Myrtle tree are considered to be the world’s richest and purest source of citral, with fresh leaves yielding between 0.33%-0.86% of essential oil consisting almost entirely of citral. Aside from its characteristic lemon fragrance citral is an aldehyde, valued for its sedative, antiviral and antimicrobial properties.

In a study carried out in the 1950’s on a number of Australian aromatic plants, Backhousia Citriodora exhibited the most potent germicidal action against human pathogens such as Staph aureus and Staph typhi. A more recent experiment involving the treatment of children with molluscum contagiosum, a viral skin disease, confirmed the germicidal properties of lemon myrtle. A daily application of a 1% solution of essential oil over a period of 3 weeks resulted in a 90% decrease of skin lesions.

Recent findings supported by the Australian Government Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation have confirmed that the essential oil of Lemon Myrtle has considerably stronger antimicrobial properties than the essential oils of either Tea Tree or Eucalyptus, and is now listed as a therapeutic product under the Therapeutic Goods and Administration Act. Lemon Myrtle oil can be used as a topical antiseptic in the treatment of warts, cold sores, cuts, stings, rashes, tinea, neurodermatitis, and headaches.

Infusions made from the crushed lemon scented leaves help to strengthen the immune system and reduce the incidence of throat infections, colds and influenza. Lemon myrtle leaves are also used to treat allergies, gastric problems and to alleviate muscle cramps.

Aside from it’s diverse therapeutic properties, Lemon Myrtle is a well known Australian bushfood and is a good source of essential minerals such as calcium, zinc and magnesium, as well as vitamin.E, folate, lutein, phenolic compounds and phytochemicals that provide beneficial antioxidant activity.

Enjoy the health benefits of this soothing and refreshing native spice in our Mirto herbal infusion.