benefits of herbs

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NATURALLY HEALTHY

Herbal "teas" are not "tea" at all as they do not contain the leaf Camellia sinensis. However, some of these herbal infusions carry with them health benefits all their own.

Blackberry Leaves
Many folk remedies have relied on blackberry leaf to soothe sore throats and treat diarrhea. (3)
Contained in Black Currant, Raspberry Nectar, White Ginger Pear

Cardamom
Cardamom may help alleviate gastrointestinal and stomach distress. (5)
Contained in Bombay Chai, Coco Truffle, Winter Chai

Chamomile
Some use chamomile to treat mouth ulcers, and, with other herbs, to relieve upset stomach and diarrhea in children. (3)
Contained in Chamomile Citron

Cinnamon
Cinnamon may play a role in increasing insulin sensitivity, providing a potentially valuable tool in treating Type 2 diabetes. Traditionally it has also been suggested to aid with indigestion, heart burn and menorrhagia (heavy menstruation.) (1)
Contained in Bombay Chai, Coco Truffle, Vienna Cinnamon, Sweet Orange Spice, Winter Chai

Cloves
Clove oil is an extraordinarily strong antioxidant. (4)
Contained in Bombay Chai, Coco Truffle, Vienna Cinnamon, Winter Chai and Sweet Orange Spice

Ginger
Ginger can safely relieve pregnancy-related nausea and vomiting when used for short periods of time. It is possible that it can also improve nausea from other causes such as motion sickness, chemotherapy, and surgery. Researchers are currently studying the potential role in treating rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, or joint and muscle pain. (2)
Contained in Bombay Chai, Coco Truffle, Ginger Lemongrass, Winter Chai, and White Ginger Pear

Hibiscus
According to new studies, hibiscus may assist in the treatment of hypertension. (1)
Contained in Raspberry Nectar, Crimson Nectar

Licorice Root
Researchers are studying how licorice may assist with stomach ulcers. (2)
Contained in Coco Truffle, Ginger Lemongrass

Peppermint
Peppermint oil may help with irritable bowel syndrome symptoms. Many folk remedies have also relied on peppermint to treat nausea, cold symptoms, and indigestion. (2)
Contained in Belgian Mint and Citrus Mint

Rooibos
Rooibos is a caffeine-free herb that is rich in antioxidants.
Contained in African Solstice and Winter Chai

Rosehip
Traditionally rosehip has been used in home remedies for the treatment of colds and stomach irritations. (1)
Contained in African Solstice, Crimson Nectar, Raspberry Nectar.
 


1  National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, National Institutes of Health
2  ORAC of Selected Foods, USDA 2007 and Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University
3  University of Michigan Health System Healthwise Knowledgebase
4  ORAC of Selected Foods, USDA 2007 and Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University
5   WebMD