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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.

HONEYBUSH | TÈ TEA

Dylan Demarchi

                                       CYCLOPIA

                                     CYCLOPIA



Botanical name :Cyclopia spp.

Honeybush is indigenous to South Africa, taking its name from the bright yellow flowers with a distinctive honey scent. The tea is naturally sweet, low in tannins and free from caffeine.

Honeybush has been consumed for centuries both as a refreshing beverage and as a folk remedy for treating coughs and infections of the upper respiratory tract.

Recent scientific analysis supports the traditional use of Honeybush as a health beverage. Substantial amounts of (+)- Pinitol found in Honeybush leaves make it an excellent expectorant useful in the treatment of coughs.

Studies on Pinitol have also demonstrated that it has a blood sugar lowering effect.

 The antioxidant content of Honeybush helps to lower blood lipid levels.

Phytoestrogens such as isoflavones and coumestones are useful in the treatment of menopause and the prevention of related symptoms such as osteoporosis and heart disease.

A natural source of major phenolic compounds in Honeybush tea help to prevent infection and chronic ill health by down regulating the body’s inflammatory response and protecting the immune system from oxidative stress that could lead to cell damage. Phenolic compounds exhibit antiviral, antimicrobial, antifungal and antiallergenic properties that help modulate the immune system and strengthen the body’s defenses against infections.

A rich source of essential mineral salts in the tea leaves help to control the body’s chemical balance and maintain an ideal state of physical equilibrium and wellbeing.

These include Sodium and potassium for fluid and acid balance and to aid healthy digestive function, Calcium for strong teeth and bones. Manganese to aid bone development, along with Magnesium and Phosphorus for a healthy nervous and glandular system. The leaves also contain Iron and Copper essential for the transport of oxygen to tissues through the bloodstream. 

Enjoy the health benefits of Honeybush in our nutrient rich Honey Rose tisane.

Serve hot or as a delicious iced tea.

THE ROSE | TÈ TEA

Dylan Demarchi

                             ROSA GALLICA OFFICINALIS

 

The sensuality of the rose evokes the spirit of love and has long been held as an aphrodisiac, uplifting the senses and enhancing euphoria.

While a symbol of love, the medicinal properties of the rose have been praised for centuries.

The dried petals of Rosa Gallica are traditionally used in mouth rinses and gargles to treat mild oral inflammation.

In Chinese medicine, rose buds are used as a relaxant, are known to unblock liver Qi, and are used as an anti-inflammatory to soothe the bladder, kidneys and gastric inflammation.

In western herbal medicine, the fruit of the Rosa Canina is used to supplement Vit.C levels, to aid mild respiratory infections, and is also used for it's anti-inflammatory properties to aid gastric inflammation along with helping ease osteoarthritis.

Enjoy the relaxing properties of Rose in our FIORI blend, 
Along with it's antioxidant benefits combined with Sencha Green tea in our TÈ VERDE.