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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.

 

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.