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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.

DANDELION | TÈ TEA

Dylan Demarchi

                                              DANDELION

 

Botanical name :Taraxacum officinale

The name dandelion originated from the Greek “leontodon” and French “dent de lion”, meaning “Lion’s tooth” from the toothed edges to their leaves

Dandelion grows wild throughout the world as a weed, and has a long history of medicinal and culinary use. Medicinal use of dandelion was first recorded in writing in the Tand Materia Meica (659 B.C.E) and later noted by Arab physicians in the 10th century, and has since been used all over the world.

Recommended by herbalists as a tonic and for mild aperient properties, dandelion is probably best know as a potent potassium sparing diuretic.

In Spring dandelion leaves are traditionally used as a liver tonic and blood purifier. Added to salads, the leaves provide a rich source of vitamins and minerals including Vitamins A, D2 and B. Dandelion leaves also contain Calcium and Magnesium mineral salts to aid bone, tissue and nerve health, as well as sodium and potassium to help fluid balance, and sulphur, essential in protein and enzyme function.

The dried and roasted roots which are gathered in Autumn are the part of the plant most commonly used in infusions. The roots can also be blanched or eaten raw in winter salads.

In traditional western herbal medicine, Dandelion root is used to support and improve the functioning of the liver, gallbladder and spleen. The root can also be used to treat general toxic conditions such as chronic joint and skin inflammations, as well as dyspepsia, constipation, gallstone and biliary problems.

In Traditional Chinese Medicine dandelion is considered to be energetically sweet, drying, and cooling, and is used to clear heat from the liver and has a beneficial effect on the stomach and lungs.

Native American tribes also considered dandelion to be a prized edible, and it was used as a gastrointestinal aid, and cleansing alternative. Tea was made from the plant to calm the nerves, and some tribes were known to chew the root to allay tooth pain.

Enjoy the benefits of dandelion root in our delicious spicy organic dandelion Chai TÈ.