Body Balance

By Teaology

$6.00

If you're feeling your body's a bit out of balance, then a cup of Harmony Herbal Tea could be just what you need. An ensemble of herbs including Rosehip, Anise, Raspberry, Nettle and Licorice work in perfect harmony with the warmth of spices, clove and cardamom to produce a satisfying drink with a lot of spicy depth.

This tea is high in vitamins, minerals and has a wide variety of flavonoids containing a range of antioxidants which have been specially blended to get the body functioning effectively again. If you suffer from conditions such as gastrointestinal issues (IBS, bloating, cramps, indigestion), kidney and bladder ailments, cell degeneration (premature ageing, hyper pigmentation or wrinkles), suffer a weak immune system or skin conditions such as Eczema or acne, then you will find a lot of benefit from drinking this tea. 

Drink regularly to gain maximum nutritional effect 

BREWING RECOMMENDATION
1-2 teaspoons per cup 

INGREDIENTS
Rosehip, Anise, Raspberry, Nettle, Licorice, Cardamom, Rooibos, Clove, Calendula and Safflower Petals.

ORIGIN
Maipo Vally (Chile), Nile Maipo Vally (Chile), Nile Delta, (Egypt), Sing Buri (Thailand), Cederberg (South Africa), Genoa (Italy)

ALTITUDE
Various up to 2500ft above sea level

CAFFEINE
None
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LEAVES
Coarse cut herbs and fruit
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AROMA
Wonderful blend of fruit and light spices
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BAG 60g NET 
Makes 20 - 40 standard cups of tea depending on personal strength of brew

TEA-SER VIAL
Makes 5 - 10 standard cups of tea depending on personal strength of brew

Health Benefits

  • Anise

    + High in antioxidants, vitamin A and C

    + Contains thymol, terpineol and anethole used for colds & flu treatment

    + Improves digestion, alleviate cramps and reduce nausea

    + Relieves gastrointestinal problems like bloating, gas, indigestion and constipation

    + Aphrodisiac properties

  • Cardamom

    Improves Digestion
    Cardamom has carminative properties that help in the digestion process. It reduces flatulence and bloating and helps treat colic and stomach cramping. Plus, it increases bile flow, which in turn improves digestion of fats as well as other nutrients. All this makes cardamom an ideal solution for a host of digestive problems, such as constipation, dysentery, acidity, indigestion and different types of stomach infections.

    Bad Breath
    Packed with antibacterial properties, cardamom can easily fights the germs that cause bad breath. Plus, it has a strong flavor and a pleasant smell that can beat bad breath. Ooil extracted from cardamom seeds contains compounds that kill the bacteria causing bad breath and other infections.

    Improves Appetite
    Cardamom works as a warm digestive tonic that can deal with indigestion, flatulence and acidity that can reduce your appetite. Plus, it stimulates the secretion of digestive juices, which in turn improves appetite.

    Detoxifies the Body
    Being rich in antioxidants, cardamom also aids detoxification by removing toxins from the body. It is a great source of manganese, which helps produce enzymes that scavenge for and destroy free radicals. A detoxified body paves the way for more energy and better immunity and metabolism.

    Improves Kidney Health
    Cardamom is said to be good for the kidneys as it promotes urination and lowers blood pressure as well as removes calcium and urea accumulated in the kidneys. Regular use of cardamom can help treat a wide variety of kidney, bladder, and urinary problems like kidney stones, nephritis, burning or painful urination, and frequent urges to urinate. It is also often used in the treatment of urinary tract infections.

    Regularizes Heart Rate
    Packed with minerals like potassium, calcium and magnesium, cardamom is good for your heart. Potassium is one of the main components of your blood, body fluids and cells. Adequate potassium is required to regularize your heart rate and keep your blood pressure under control. Plus, cardamom can prevent platelet aggregation and inflammation, in turn reducing the risk of blood clots and strokes.

  • Cloves

     Relieves gastrointestinal problems like bloating, gas, indigestion and constipation

    + Eases nausea

    Anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties

    +  Anti-carcinogenic properties

    + Protects the liver

    + Controls blood sugar levels

    + Phenolic compounds such as eugenol and its derivatives, such as flavones, isoflavones and flavonoids increase bone strength

    + Phenylpropanoids, possess anti-mutagenic properties

    + Boosts immune system

    + Controls the growth of oral pathogens like gingivitis and periodontitis

    + Aphrodisiac properties

  • Licorice Root

    The many health benefits of licorice root tea are due to the presence of unique organic compounds, including glycosides, flavonoids, anethole, coumarins, sterols and a number of other antioxidants, as well as certain minerals and vitamins.

    Licorice root tea is recommended for people suffering from low blood pressure, arthritis, gout, indigestion, colds, coughs, respiratory infections, painful menstruation, seizures, high toxicity levels, dry skin, premature aging, hair loss, dandruff, and various other conditions.

    Reduces stress
    Over time, stress can leave the adrenal gland exhausted by constantly producing adrenaline and cortisol. Licorice supplements can give the adrenal gland some relief. Licorice root extract can stimulate the adrenal gland, which promotes a healthy level of cortisol in the body.

    Control blood sugar
    Licorice tea extract can help the body to lower the blood sugar. The flavonoid content of licorice such as glabridin and amorfrutin have blood-glucose-lowering effects and therefore is a good choice for diabetics.

    Skin Care
    In terms of skin health, licorice root tea can help to keep your skin moisturized when used as a topical application (cold tea), but can also improve the antioxidant levels in your body, helping to minimize signs of aging. Furthermore, licorice tea can help soothe inflammatory conditions like psoriasis or eczema, and even act as a natural sunscreen, helping to block UV rays that damage the skin. Studies have also shown that licorice can decrease the skin melanin production which cause pigmentation. Licorice has been used in beauty treatment for long time. Consuming licorice tea regularly not only can brighten the skin but also protect the skin from the effect of UV light and acts as antioxidant to keep the skin young.

    Low Blood Pressure
    If you suffer from hypotension, also known as low blood pressure, the stimulating nature of licorice root tea can elevate your blood pressure to normal levels, providing a boost to your energy levels and preventing dizziness and fatigue. However, if you suffer from high blood pressure, this tea can be a dangerous choice for your overall health.

    Anti-spasmodic Effects
    By soothing the symptoms of seizure disorders and spasms of smooth muscle tissue in the body, licorice root tea can help to relieve heart palpitations, smooth digestive properties, and ensure proper muscle function throughout the body.

    Menstrual Cramps
    Licorice root tea has been traditionally used to treat the symptoms of dysmenorrhea, also known as menstrual cramps, and also improve other symptoms of PMS, such as mood swings, and hormonal fluctuations. However, when consumed in excess, this tea can have the opposite effects.

    Hair Care
    Known for its moisturizing qualities, this versatile tea can prevent dryness of the scalp and prevent dandruff, while also delivering rich antioxidants and minerals to the hair, strengthening the follicles and improving the appearance of your hair. This tea has also been praised for its ability to stop hair loss, both when consumed as a tea and when topically applied.

    Cleanses your respiratory system
    Licorice is recommended to treat respiratory problems. Taking licorice as an oral supplement can help the body produce healthy mucus. Increasing phlegm production may seem counterintuitive to a healthy bronchial system. However, the opposite is true. The production of clean, healthy phlegm keeps the respiratory system functioning without old, sticky mucus clogging it.

    Immune System
    Upper respiratory infections can be persistent and difficult to get over, but licorice root tea can quickly cut through the phlegm and mucus, soothing inflammation in the throat, and giving the immune system a boost to eliminate the underlying bacteria or pathogen. The antioxidants found in this tea are also integral to the body’s defenses against illness.

    Diuretic Effect
    By stimulating urination, licorice root tea can help detoxify the body. This has impressive effects on the liver. Urination eliminates excess salts, fats, toxins, and water from the body, relieving strain on the kidneys and bladder. However, since this tea does have diuretic and laxative effects, drinking too much can cause dehydration and other negative side effects.

    Anxiety and Depression
    Commonly paired with St. John’s Wort, this herbal tea is often recommended for people suffering from anxiety and depression. The soothing flavor and stimulating activity of this tea can improve mood and rebalance stress hormone levels in the body.

    Stomach Issues
    Licorice root is used to soothe gastrointestinal problems. In cases of food poisoning, stomach ulcers, and heartburn, licorice root extract can speed the repair of stomach lining and restore balance. This is due to the anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting properties of glycyrrhizic acid.

    Cure hepatitis
    The anti-viral and anti-inflammation properties of licorice can help to maintain healthy liver. As we know that liver is an organ in human body which important in body detoxification, the pthyochemical component in licorice both protects liver and heal liver if damage occur. Damage liver will be easily infected by Hepatitis virus. Consuming licorice tea can help to cure the inflammation of liver which caused by hepatitis virus.

    Relieve allergies
    Licorice tea contain components called glycirrizin and liquiritigenin which have anti-allergic effect. These components can relieve IgE or Immunoglobulin E (protein which promotes allergic sympton ). This make licorice is one of home remedy to treat allergic symptom such as dermatitis and asthma.


    SIDE EFFECTS

    There are a few side effects when drinking licorice root tea in excess. True licorice root tea contains a compound called glycyrrhizin, which can cause everything from headaches and fatigue to high blood pressure and heart attacks. These severe symptoms usually occur when a large amount of glycyrrhizin is consumed. Additionally, there are other risks that can affect certain groups of people depending on their medical history and present health conditions.

    NOTE: Due to the powerful and potent nature of the root and the risk of toxicity, no more than 3 cups of this tea should be consumed each day for no longer than two weeks.

    Pregnancy
    Licorice root should never be consumed when pregnant as the potentially toxic substances in licorice root can increase the risk of miscarriage by affecting hormone levels and stimulating menstruation. Furthermore, breastfeeding mothers should avoid the use of this tea and children should also not be given this herbal remedy.

    Drug Interactions
    A number of drug interactions have been reported by those using licorice root tea, including complications with antidepressants and blood pressure medications. In the former, your symptoms may worsen when combined with this herbal tea, while those using blood pressure medications may experience a build-up of potassium in the body, which can be dangerous. Women taking birth control or other oral contraceptives often experience high blood pressure when drinking this tea.

    Water Retention
    One of the most common side effects of drinking a large amount of this tea is water retention, as this is an astringent substance. This can manifest as bloating or edema in the legs, torso or ankles, and can cause inflammation, pain, and discomfort.

    Hormonal Issues
    The hormones of both men and women can be affected by licorice root tea. In women, this can mean a higher risk of breast cancer and other estrogen-related conditions. In men, it can result in a drop in testosterone levels, infertility, and erectile dysfunction.

  • Nettle

    Aids anaemia

    + Helps with high blood pressure

    + Rheumatism

    + High blood pressure

    + Helps relieve arthritis

    + Prevents coughs & colds

    + Eases congestion

    + Aids and prevents urinary tract infections

    + Relieves kidney & bladder problems

  • Raspberry Leaf

    Boosts immune system

    Relieves gastrointestinal problems like bloating, gas, indigestion and constipation

    Tightens skin and makes skin glow

    Normalises women's hormonal cycle 

    Helps relieve respiratory issues 

    Contains an alkaloid, Fragrine that helps in strengthening the uterus

    Prevents morning sickness

    Encourages lactation

    Enhances fertility

    Improves testosterone levels in men

  • Rooibos

    + Caffeine free 

    + Contains polyphenol antioxidants including aspalathin and nothofagin 

    + Anit-inflammatory 

    + Safeguards against heart disease 

    + Has anti-mutagenic properties, to help prevent against some cancers 

    + Defends cell DNA 

    + High mineral content: magnesium, calcium & manganese, zinc and iron 

    + Improves circulation 

    + Lowers blood pressure and cholesterol 

    + High levels of flavonoids, including quercetin, to help relieve numerous abdominal ailments such as cramps, diarrhoea and indigestion 

    Helps to aid absorption of iron as there are fewer tannins 

    + Phenylpyretic acid relieves skin condition, which can help to improve acne, psoriasis and eczema 

    + Fights free radicals and can protect against Parkinsons/Alzheimers disease 

    + Encourages a restful sleep due to high mineral content

    Caffeine free 
    The rooibos plant grows naturally without any caffeine. This is important, as it means it does not need to undergo a chemical process to remove the caffeine. It also means that anyone can drink it, including those who do not want to drink caffeine such as children & pregnant women. The other key benefit of no caffeine is that it can be consumed in unrestricted amounts. Some South African’s will consume 5-6 cups per day.

    Contains powerful antioxidants 
    Rooibos tea contains a wide array of antioxidants, which help to protect the body in a number of ways. Two polyphenol antioxidants called aspalathin and nothofagin are found in high concentrations in rooibos tea. These antioxidants protect the body by fighting free radicals. These are unstable cells, which attack healthy cells in order to stabilise themselves. The polyphenols also have anti-inflammatory properties and can safeguard against heart disease.

    Prevents against some cancers 
    Some studies have demonstrated a link between consumption of rooibos tea and a reduction of cancer-causing chemicals. This is because of the high level of dominant antioxidants, some of which have anti-mutagenic (anti-cancer) properties. This means that they defend cells & DNA against damage and inhibit them from developing into cancer.

    High mineral content 
    One of the key health benefits of rooibos tea is that it contains several minerals that are vital to health. These include magnesium (essential for the nervous system), calcium & manganese (essential for strong teeth and bones), zinc (important for metabolism) and iron (critical for helping blood & muscles distribute oxygen).

    Improves circulation 
    One of the many potent antioxidants in rooibos tea is called Chysoeriol. It can improve circulation by preventing the activity of the enzyme that triggers cardiovascular disease. Drinking rooibos tea also has been known to lower blood pressure and cholesterol.

    Relieves stomach complaints 
    As rooibos tea contains high levels of flavonoids, especially one called quercetin. It has the ability to relieve numerous abdominal ailments such as cramps, diarrhoea and indigestion. Flavonoids are known help to reduce spasm, inflammation and allergies. It has also been widely stated that the health benefits of drinking rooibos tea extend to alleviating colic in babies, as it is totally caffeine free, it is perfectly safe for them to drink rooibos tea.

    Aids absorption of iron 
    Unlike most black teas, which prevent the body from absorbing iron effectively because of the tannins they contain, rooibos tea benefits and supports the body in absorbing iron. It contains less than half the tannins of black tea.

    Can relieve skin conditions 
    A recent found that rooibos tea can help you to look more beautiful! Rooibos tea contains phenylpyretic acid, which can help to improve acne, psoriasis and eczema. You can apply a freshly brewed and cooled tea bag to the affected areas and it will soothe and heal any inflammation.

    Can protect against Parkinsons/Alzheimers disease 
    Drinking rooibos tea regularly can protect against a process known as lipid peridoxation. This occurs when free radicals damage brain cells and nerve tissue. If this is prolonged, it can lead eventually to progressive and deteriorating brain disease, such as Alzheimer’s.

    Encourages restful sleep 
    Rooibos is unique in that it can be consumed as often as you wish and at any time of day. Many people choose to drink it before bedtime as it can help with insomnia. Due to its high mineral content and lack of caffeine, it’s known to help people to feel calm and relaxed.

  • Rosehip Buds

    Helps prevent cancer and other chronic diseases

    High in flavonoids and antioxidants

    Anti-inflammatory 

    Reduces wrinkles and fine lines

    Applied topically combats the UV damage by the sun

    Essential fatty acids prevent scarring and encourages skin regeneration

    Helps treat skin pigmentation

    Contains vitamin A that improves moisture content of the skin

    Contains quercetin which helps prevent Melanoma

    Enhances blood circulation

    Improves kidney function

    Contains phenols, ascorbic acid, beta-carotene, tannins, and pectins

    Flavanoids including tiliroside which suppresses inflammation

    Carotenoids which decreases acceleration of some tumours

    Contains lycopene

    Lowers cholesterol

    Contains 60 times the vitamin C than an orange  

    Promotes collagen production

    Boosts immunity 

    Maintains blood vessel health

    Helps with iron absorption 

    Contains the fatty acid GOPO (Plant version of fish oil)

    Anti-arthritic properties

    Lowers blood sugar levels

    Regulates blood pressure

    Reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease

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