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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.

 

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.

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.