Jersey Caramel - Kids Blend

By Teaology

$6.00

Kids Blend

This tea starts off as a tangy and fruity tea but then finishes with smooth and creamy caramel after notes reminiscent of a Jersey Caramel chew. Packed with the natural and nutritional sweetness of fruits and berries this tea is also high in vitamin c and rich in antioxidants. Naturally, subdue that sweet tooth! 

HOW TO ENJOY YOUR TEA
Brew it warm, in drink bottles, loaded with ice by the jug full or frozen into ice blocks

BREWING RECOMMENDATION
1-2 teaspoons per cup 

INGREDIENTS
Apple pieces, Hibiscus flowers, Rosehip buds, Orange peel, Elderberries, Black currants, Rose, calendula and cornflower petals, Red thistle  and natural flavours

ORIGIN
Blend of various organic dried fruits and herbs from Canada, USA, Thailand, and Spain

CAFFEINE
None

BAG 60g NET 
Makes 15 - 30 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

  • Apple Pieces

    The health benefits of apples include prevention of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, heart disorders, stomach disorders, gallstones, constipation, liver disorders, anemia, and diabetes. They also lower your risk of suffering from rheumatism, eye disorders, a variety of cancers, and gout. Apples help in reducing weakness, providing relief from dysentery, and promoting digestion. Finally, they aid in dental and skin care.

    The long list of health benefits attributed to apples is due to the vitamins, minerals, nutrients, and organic compounds found in them. These important nutritional elements include vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin B6, and riboflavin. The list also includes minerals like potassium, copper, manganese, and magnesium. Apples are very good sources of dietary fiber and a single serving provides 12% of the daily fiber requirement. They are packed with phytonutrients and flavonoids like quercetin, epicatechin, phloridzin, and other polyphenolic compounds.

    Promotes Weight Loss
    Aside from the normal ability of fibrous fruits to make us feel full and increase satiety, thereby reducing appetite and overeating, apples have another unexplained ability to help in weight loss. Studies have shown that apples actually speed up metabolism so that the additional calories consumed after eating an apple don’t register in our body. Meaning, they are burned off quicker, or not absorbed by the body at all. This can be a great news for millions of people struggling with obesity.

    Skin Care
    Pastes made of apple and honey or apple and milk increases the shine and glow of the skin when topically applied. This is again due to the powerful antioxidants in the skin and flesh of apples. These compounds counteract the damaging effects of free radicals that are directly linked to premature aging, as well as wrinkles, age spots, and other age-related conditions. Its boosting effect on circulation also helps keep the skin looking young by keeping blood flow constant to stimulate the replacement of old cells and repair of the damaged ones. 

    Aids Digestion
    Apples, being rich in fiber, help in the digestive process. Regular consumption of apples ensures smooth bowel movements, prevention of constipation, and stomach disorders. Fibre is an important part of any diet. It adds bulk to the stool and helps food pass through the digestive tract smoothly. Furthermore, it stimulates peristaltic motion so the muscles contract appropriately and move food along. Finally, it stimulates the release of gastric and digestive juices to ensure efficient uptake of nutrients, while simultaneously scraping excess cholesterol out of your veins and arteries to ensure proper heart health and reduce the chances of atherosclerosis.

    Improve Intestinal Health
    One of the most essential and overlooked parts of our health is the beneficial bacteria living in our body. Apples specifically help to improve the functioning of the bacteria living in our large intestine. Early studies show that apples stimulate metabolism within the digestive tract and also balance the bacteria, which leads to an improved health by maximizing nutrient uptake and eliminating harmful bacteria and toxins.

    Anemia
    Apples are useful in treating anemia since they are a rich source of iron. Anemia is a deficiency of hemoglobin in the blood, which can be fixed by increasing your intake of iron. Iron is an integral part of the metabolism of red blood cells. By increasing the number of red blood cells in the body, you not only prevent anemia but also ensure a proper oxygenation of essential organ systems to keep them functioning properly.

    Reduce Weakness
    Apples are known to remove weakness, add vigor and vitality in weak people. Therefore patients are always given apples to help them recover quickly from their illnesses. If you want to gain weight, apples should be a part of your daily diet. They help in detoxifying the body and improving the overall health. Although apples don’t contain a significant amount of protein, the combination of the antioxidant compounds and the protein found in apples can have a major role in preventing weakness and improving the muscle tone.

    Cancer Prevention
    The role of apples in cancer prevention has been a subject of study for some time. While they have shown moderate improvement in treating various types of cancer, particularly breast and colon cancer, the most significant discoveries have been regarding lung cancer. Apples show a distinct and undeniable capacity to reduce lung cancer and slow its spread if it does develop. Hypotheses usually speak about the high phytonutrient content, including kaempferol and quercetin, but the exact mechanism for apples’ impact on cancer is still to be known.


    Control Diabetes
    Blood sugar control is essential for people who suffer from diabetes and the polyphenols in apples have been directly linked to reducing the uptake of carbohydrates by the body. This, in turn, reduces the fluctuation of blood sugar levels that occur in the bloodstream, an important factor for helping to keep diabetes in check. The polyphenols also lower glucose absorption in our digestive tract and they stimulate the release of insulin from our pancreas, which is necessary to keep the blood sugar levels in check. Finally, the polyphenols stimulate the insulin receptors on cells throughout our body, which speeds up the removal of sugar from our bloodstream and gets it to our cells for metabolism and proper organ function.

    Dental Care
    Eating apples helps in cleaning both, the teeth and gums. Furthermore, it reduces the incidence of cavities in the teeth. When you eat apples, the fiber in them cleanses the teeth, while the antibacterial properties of these fruits keep bacteria and viruses from infecting the body. Eating apples also stimulates the secretion of saliva, which is an alkaline compound, meaning that it further reduces the ability of bacteria to multiply and grow in your mouth.

    Prevent Alzheimer’s & Parkinson’s Diseases
    As if the other impressive benefits of apples weren’t enough, they also show a positive impact on neurological issues, particularly in two of the most tragic conditions, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. The antioxidant effects of all the phytonutrient compounds in apples certainly help to reduce Alzheimer’s diseases, since the degeneration of the brain that leads to Alzheimer’s has been linked to free radical activity. Apples also increase the amount of acetylcholine in the brain, which is linked to concentration, problem-solving, and memory. In terms of Parkinson’s, apples stop the gradual breakdown of dopamine-producing nerve cells, which can be an underlying cause of the disease.

    Treat Respiratory Issues
    Our respiratory system is highly susceptible to inflammation and a number of respiratory conditions are directly related to an inflammation of membranes and cells in the system. Asthma is perhaps the most serious condition, as it can be fatal in severe cases. Apples have shown tremendous anti-inflammatory behavior and in terms of asthma, they have stood out among other natural treatments, even superseding the benefits of consuming fruits and vegetables in combination. Apples remain a mystery to the world in terms of their complex mechanisms of healing these conditions, most likely because there are so many possible nutrients found in them that could potentially be responsible for the health perks!

    Prevent Heart Diseases
    Apples lower the level of cholesterol in the body, making it a strong defensive mechanism against cardiovascular diseases. The adage of ‘an apple a day keeping the doctor away’ is more accurate than you’d think since the daily dose of an apple deemed healthy for the human heart. The antioxidant property of apples reduces the oxidation of fats, called lipid peroxidation and neutralizes triglycerides and various fats found in blood vessels that can exert dangerous pressure. Also, apples contain a very powerful flavonoid called quercetin, which is found in the skin of the fruit. It can reduce inflammation in our blood vessels by reducing the amount of C-reactive protein (CRP). This protein has been linked to inflammation of the cardiovascular system, so a reduction of it through quercetin makes apples very strong heart boosters.

    Treat Rheumatism
    People suffering from rheumatism find apples very useful as they aid in the healing process. Along with this, there are a huge amount of flavonoids found in apples. This has been the most exciting development in apple research and compounds like kaempferol, quercetin, and myricetin have been linked to reducing rheumatoid and inflammatory conditions like arthritis and gout.

    Improve Vision
    Apples are believed to make the eyes stronger and improve eyesight. They also help in treating night blindness. Much of this is due to the fact that apples are rich in flavonoid compounds and antioxidant phytonutrients, which can reduce the impact of free radicals on the eyes while preventing conditions like macular degeneration, cataracts, and glaucoma.

  • Black Currants

    Cardiovascular Health
    Eating blackcurrant on a regular and moderate basis is very beneficial for our heart as it helps in keeping our heart healthy and reduces the risk of various cardiovascular problems like heart attack, stroke, irregular heartbeat etc. This benefit of blackcurrant is mainly due to the presence of polyphenolic compounds like flavonoids in them.

    In addition to this, they are also a rich source of antioxidants that prevents the inner walls of our arteries from oxidative damage and also minimizes the formation of toxic substances on the interior walls of blood vessels. This helps in the smoother flow of blood through our cardiovascular system and thus keeps it healthy.

    Blood Pressure
    Blackcurrant is very beneficial for the individuals who are struggling with high blood pressure. Regular and moderate consumption of blackcurrant is very beneficial for reducing the risk of high blood pressure or hypertension because of the presence of potassium in it. Potassium is a natural vasodilator which relaxes our blood vessels and ensures smooth flow of blood and thus helps in regulating blood pressure.
    In addition to the blood pressure regulation, blackcurrant also helps in reducing the risk of heart attack and/or stroke. As per a French study, it was found that GLA present in blackcurrant slow down the platelets clumping in our blood vessels.

    Omega-3 Fatty Acid
    Blackcurrants are also a good source of Omega-3 fatty acids and presence of Omega-3 makes them very beneficial for regulating cholesterol level in our body. Eating blackcurrant on a regular and moderate basis lowers LDL cholesterol level and at the same time, boosts good cholesterol level ( aka HDL cholesterol). Too much LDL cholesterol is bad for our health as it gets deposited within the arteries and blood vessels block them and thus increases the risk of various cardiovascular problems like heart attack, heart stroke, irregular heartbeat etc.
    By regulating cholesterol level, blackcurrant not only protects us from the various cardiovascular problem but also helps in regulating blood pressure, which is a major health problem that affects millions of people all over the world.

    Anti-carcinogenic Benefits
    Blackcurrants are anti-carcinogenic in nature which means they reduce the risk of development of cancer in our body. This benefit of blackcurrant is mainly due to the presence of antioxidants like Vitamin C, beta-carotene, cryptoxanthin, zeaxanthin etc. in them.
    These antioxidants and antioxidantal compounds fight with the free radicals of our body, stabilizes them and thus prevents them from causing oxidative damage to our body cells and thus reduces the risk of cancer. Free radicals are nothing but the unstabilized ions that get formed mainly during the oxidation process in our body. As they are unstabilized, so they steal electrons from the molecules of our body cells, and while doing so they cause oxidative damage to them.
    Regular and moderate intake of blackcurrant prevents our body cells from this oxidative damage and thus reduces the risk of various cancer(s).

    Fights Infections
    Another important health benefit of blackcurrant is their ability to make our immune system stronger and build a resistance against infections. This benefit of blackcurrant is mainly due to the presence of vitamin C in it. Vitamin C is a natural antioxidant that fights with the free radicals of our body, stabilizes them and thus prevents them from causing oxidative damage to our body cells ( including the immune system).  By making our immune system stronger, blackcurrants make us less vulnerable to cold, fever and infections.

    Antibacterial Properties
    Regular and moderate consumption of blackcurrant is also beneficial for reducing the risk of bacterial infections like urinary tract infection as well as other infections. The antibacterial nature of blackcurrant is mainly due to the presence of chemical compounds like tannin and anthocyanins. These compounds hinder the growth of bacteria within the urinary tract and thus reduces the infection risk.

    Brain Health
    Blackcurrant is good not only for our general health but also for our brain health. Eating blackcurrants on a regular (but moderate) basis sharpens our memory and also boosts the oxygen supply to our brain. This benefit of blackcurrant is mainly due to the presence of iron and antioxidants in them.

    Iron boosts the supply of oxygen to each and every nerve cell of our brain, and thus helps it to function properly. While on the other hand, antioxidants present in blackcurrant fights with the free radicals of our body, stabilizes them and thus prevents them from causing oxidative damage to our brain ( and the body) cells. By protecting our brain from the oxidative damage, blackcurrant also minimizes the risk of various neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s etc.

    Anemia
    Eating blackcurrants on a regular basis is also beneficial for reducing the risk of anemia and for providing relief from the same. The Iron present in blackcurrant aids in the formation of red blood cells and ensures oxygenated blood reaches to every part of our body, and thus reduces the risk of anemia.
    In addition to this, the copper present in blackcurrant also plays an important role in the formation of new blood cells. Some of the common symptoms of anemia are general fatigue, weakness, dizziness, pale skin, tongue swelling, headache, irregular heartbeat etc. 

    Gastrointestinal and Cardiovascular Inflammation
    Blackcurrants are a rich source of a number of antioxidants and other  compounds like tannins, anthocyanin, phytonutrients etc. and presence of these compounds make them very beneficial for preventing against gastrointestinal as well as cardiovascular inflammation. 

    Eye Health
    Blackcurrants are a good source of a number of antioxidants like Vitamin C that fights with the free radicals of our body, stabilizes them and thus prevents them from causing oxidative damage to our eyes.
    By reducing the risk of oxidative damage to eyes, it also reduces the risk of eye problems like age-related macular degeneration, cataracts etc. In addition to this, blackcurrants are also a good source of vitamin A which is a vital nutrient for our eyes and plays an important role in keeping our eyes healthy. It not only improves our eyesight but also reduces the risk of vision loss.

    Energy Production
    Eating blackcurrant on a regular basis is also beneficial for the production of energy in our body. This benefit of blackcurrant is mainly due to the presence of vital nutrient manganese in it. Manganese can assist some enzymes responsible for the production of energy in our body. In addition to this, manganese also plays an important role in strengthening the antioxidants defense in our body.

    Anti-Inflammatory Properties
    Blackcurrant is a natural anti-inflammatory and is very beneficial for providing relief from anti-inflammatory diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, gout etc. The benefit of blackcurrant is mainly due to the presence of Vitamin C in it. In addition to this, blackcurrant is also a good source of gamma-linolenic acid ( GLA) which is beneficial for easing inflammation in our body.  It may help in reducing joint pain, stiffness,soreness of joints etc.

    Excellent Source of Vitamin C
    Blackcurrant is a rich source of vitamin C which is a vital nutrient that plays a number of roles. Being an antioxidant, it fights with the free radicals of our body and prevents us from the oxidative damage. It also boosts our immune system and reduces the risk of getting infected by cold, flu etc. It also reduces the risk of various cancers and the anti-inflammatory nature of Vitamin C helps in providing relief from inflammatory diseases like arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis etc. In addition to these benefits, vitamin C also plays an important role in the production of collagen ( a connective tissue) which maintains the elasticity of our skin.

    Blood Sugar Levels
    Regular and moderate consumption of blackcurrants are beneficial for people suffering from diabetes. This is because blackcurrants have a low GI ( Glycemic index) which means they release sugar into the bloodstream at a slow pace, and thus helps in controlling diabetes.

    Insomnia
    Another important benefit of blackcurrant is its ability to improve the quality of sleep and providing  relief from Insomnia. If you face difficulty in sleeping, then it will be a good idea to include blackcurrants in your diet. The Magnesium present in blackcurrant plays an important role in improving the quality, duration and calmness of sleep. It regulates metabolism, provides relief from sleep disorders and minimizes the occurrence of Insomnia.

    Constipation
    Blackcurrant is very good for our stomach and plays an important role in keeping our digestive system healthy. This benefit of blackcurrant is mainly due to the presence of dietary fibers in it. The dietary fibers present in blackcurrant regulates bowel movement and ensures smooth elimination of waste from our body, and thus provide relief from constipation. As constipation is a major threat to our digestive system, by eliminating constipation, blackcurrants also eliminate the risk of various digestive problems.

    Anti-viral Benefits
    As per a study published in the 2013 edition of “Frontiers of Microbiology,” it was found that extracts obtained from the blackcurrant leaves could defend against the influenza A virus ( Flu virus) as it prevents the propagation of flu virus during the initial stages. It has been concluded that blackcurrant leaves extract could help in lowering the infection risk caused by the Influenza A virus
    Circulation. Regular and moderate consumption of blackcurrant lowers the pain and swelling in women that suffer from circulatory problems linked with taking birth control pills.

    Strengthens bones and teeth
    Blackcurrant is a good source of calcium, magnesium, copper etc. and presence of these vital nutrients plays an important role in making our bones and teeth stronger. Regular consumption of blackcurrant not only improves the strength of our bones but also reduces the risk of Osteoporosis.

  • Elderberries

    Skin Care
    Elderberry makes its way into a lot of cosmetic applications, primarily because the bioflavonoids in elderberries can boost your skin health. The antioxidant activity, combined with its significant levels of vitamin A, make elderberries perfect for preventing or lessening wrinkles, helping age spots to fade, and generally improving the glow and tone of your body’s largest and most visible organ.

    Weight Loss
    With the high level of dietary fiber, combined with the metabolism-speeding effects of a solid vitamin and mineral injection, elderberries aid in weight loss. The fiber keeps you feeling full and has a low-calorie count.

    Aid in Digestion
    Although most fruits and vegetables can help you hit your fiber goals for the day, few fruits can boast more than 40% of your daily requirements for fiber in a single serving. Elderberries are packed with dietary fiber that can help eliminate constipation, reduce excess gas, and generally increase the health of your gastrointestinal system. Fiber can also help increase the nutrient uptake efficiency in your gut so you get more out of your food.

    Immune System Booster
    Elderberries are rich in flavonoids which are natural compounds with antioxidant qualities that protects cells against damage or infections. Elderberry also contains vitamin A, B, significant amounts of vitamin C and amino-acids. Furthermore, elderberries can protect against the effects of autoimmune disorders, even alleviating certain symptoms and the associated pain of AIDS. All these nutrients can help you stay healthy and prevent diseases, by boosting your immune system.

    May Fight Influenza
    A standardized elderberry extract may offer a safe, natural alternative to treat influenza type A and. The efficacy of the elderberry was assessed on a group of subjects during a major outbreak of influenza virus in Panama in 1993. It was found that 90 percent of subjects who took elderberry extract were completely cured within two to three days, where the placebo group achieved the same results within six days.

    Improve Heart Health
    The high fiber levels help eliminate excess cholesterol from the system and make room for HDL cholesterol that the body needs. This can help eliminate the chances of developing atherosclerosis and other cardiovascular issues. The high level of potassium in elderberries also protects the heart by relaxing the tension of blood vessels and arteries. As a vasodilator, potassium can significantly reduce blood pressure and keep your heart healthy.

    Improve Respiratory Health
    When it comes to clearing up a sore throat, a cough, cold, bronchitis, or any other issue that affects your respiratory system, elderberry juice might be your best choice. Like many cough syrups, they contain active ingredients (bioflavonoids like anthocyanins, to be exact) that can soothe inflammation and irritation and also act as an expectorant and clear out phlegm that can trap foreign agents in your glands. Elderberry juice is even recommended for people with asthma.

    Control Diabetes
    Some of the active antioxidant ingredients in elderberries work directly on the pancreas to regulate insulin and glucose levels, either providing stability for people who suffer from diabetes or helping non-diabetics to avoid developing this terrible condition.

    Improve Bone Health
    While the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds found in elderberries can help alleviate joint pain and soreness from inflammation, the high levels of essential minerals help promote bone strength and the development of new bone tissue. Osteoporosis is a condition that millions of people face in the later years of their life, but increasing bone density during your younger decades can delay the onset considerably.

  • Hibiscus Flowers

    Not many people are aware that almost 15–30% of hibiscus tea is composed of organic acids. These acids are malic acid, tartaric acid and citric acid. These acids are commonly found in many fruits such as grapes and wine. They help in boosting immunity, promoting better skin, lowering blood pressure and cholesterol and managing inflammation. Hibiscus tea has diuretic and choleretic effects, thus controlling blood viscosity by reducing blood pressure and enhancing digestion.  Hibiscus contains flavonoids and anthocyanins, which have antioxidant properties and have been shown to support heart health. Hibiscus tea has also been used traditionally to treat coughing and poor appetite, and it has been used for its antibacterial and antifungal properties. In addition, drinking hibiscus tea may help with digestive orders, such as an upset stomach, as it can help relax the smooth muscle of the intestine.

    Weight Loss 
    Hibiscus tea is also beneficial for losing weight. If you consume food that is rich in carbohydrates, that means that it contains sugar and starch, so you are likely to gain weight. However, research studies have suggested that hibiscus extract lowers the absorption of starch and glucose and may help with weight loss. Hibiscus inhibits the production of amylase, which helps in the absorption of carbohydrates and starch, so drinking hibiscus tea prevents that absorption from occurring. Therefore, hibiscus tea is found in many weight loss products.

    Aids Digestion
    Many people drink hibiscus tea to improve digestion. It increases both urination and bowel movements. Since it has diuretic properties, it is also used to treat constipation, which helps you lose weight and improve the health of your gastrointestinal system and avoid colorectal cancer.

    Satiates Thirst
    Hibiscus tea is also used in the same way as sports drinks in order to satiate thirst. For this purpose, an iced form of hibiscus tea is typically consumed. Many people include it in their diet since this variety of the tea has the ability to cool down the body very fast. Also, it is rich in medicinal properties, like being a diuretic, which flushes out excess fluids and toxins from the body and guarantees that you will perform at your best!

    Blood Pressure
    Management Consuming hibiscus tea lowers the blood pressure in pre-hypertensive and mildly hypertensive adults. As it has anti-hypertensive and cardio-protective properties Hibiscus buds can be beneficial to people suffering from hypertension and those at high risks of various cardiovascular diseases. A recent study discovered hibiscus tea to be more effective than hydrochlorothiazide, a common blood-pressure lowering medication, at decreasing blood pressure. The most significant finding was that hibiscus tea, unlike its study counterpart, hydrochlorothiazide, did not cause electrolyte imbalance. 
    Anti-inflammatory Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, hibiscus tea can reduce blood pressure by up to 10 points. For this drastic improvement to occur, you need to consume three cups every day for a few weeks. Also, hibiscus tea has diuretic properties that increase urination, simultaneously lowering blood pressure.

    Lowering Cholesterol 
    Hibiscus tea also has impressive antioxidant properties. It helps to lower levels of bad LDL cholesterol from the body, thereby helping to protect against heart disease and protecting blood vessels from damage. The hypolipidemic and hypoglycemic properties of hibiscus tea can be beneficial for those who suffer from blood sugar disorders like diabetes. A research study conducted on patients with type II diabetes suggests that consumption of hibiscus tea lowers cholesterol, triglycerides and low density lipo-protein cholesterol, which helps to manage this unpredictable disease.

    Protects Liver
    Research studies have also suggested that the antioxidant properties of hibiscus tea may also help in treating liver disease. Antioxidants help to protect your body from diseases because they neutralize the free radicals present in body tissues and cells. Therefore, we can confidently say that drinking hibiscus tea could increase your lifespan by maintaining good overall health in many organ systems.

    Anti-Cancer Properties
    Hibiscus tea contains hibiscus protocatechuic acid which has anti-tumor and antioxidant properties. A study conducted by the Department and Institute of Biochemistry at the Chung Shan Medical and Dental College, in Taichung, Taiwan suggests that hibiscus slows down the growth of cancerous cells by inducing apoptosis, commonly known as programmed cell death.

    Anti-Inflammatory and Antibacterial Properties
    Hibiscus tea is rich in ascorbic acid, also known as vitamin C. It is an essential nutrient required by your body to boost and stimulate the activity of your immune system. Hibiscus tea is also known for its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. Therefore, it prevents you from catching the cold and flu. Hibiscus tea is also used to treat discomfort caused by fever, due to its cooling effect.

    Menstrual Pain
    The health benefits of hibiscus tea also include relief from cramps and menstrual pain. It helps in restoring hormone balance as well, which can reduce other symptoms of menstruation like mood swings, depression, and overeating.

    Antidepressant Properties
    Hibiscus tea contains vitamins and minerals like flavonoids which have antidepressant properties. Consumption of hibiscus tea can help to calm down the nervous system, and it may reduce anxiety and depression by creating a relaxed sensation in the body and mind.

    HIBISCUS TEA SIDE EFFECTS

    Although hibiscus tea is a health enhancer and a natural weight loss booster, there are some possible side effects you should be aware of.

    Blood Pressure
    The health benefits of hibiscus tea include lowering blood pressure (anti-hypertensive property). Therefore, it is not recommended for people that already have low blood pressure, a condition called hypotension. It may cause faintness, dizziness and can even damage the heart or brain if it is consumed by an individual with low blood pressure.

    Pregnancy and Fertility
    Hibiscus tea is not recommended for pregnant women, particularly due to its emmenagogue effects which may stimulate menstruation or blood flow in the uterus or pelvic region. For those undergoing hormonal treatments or taking birth control pills, it is recommended to consult your health specialist regarding any consumption of hibiscus tea, and let him give you a yes or no.

    Hallucinatory Effect
    Some people may feel intoxicated or experience hallucination when drinking hibiscus tea. Therefore, you should be somewhat cautious until you know how your body react to the tea. Don’t drive a car or try anything particularly dangerous until you know what its effects are on your system.
    AllergySome people might develop allergic reactions such as itchy red eyes, sinus, or hay fever when consuming hibiscus tea.

  • Rose Petals

    Because petals contain about 95 percent water, their nutritional value is limited and their calorie count is low. Therefore large quantities of petals need to be consmed to see any nutritional benefit. 

    Cold and Flu Fighter
    The petals do contain some vitamin C, though less than that found in rose hips - the fruit of the rose that appears after the flowers drop. But the benefits of vitamin C may include protection against immune system deficiencies, cardiovascular disease, prenatal health problems, eye disease, and even skin wrinkling.

    Aids in weight loss
    The rose petal contains compounds that improve metabolism in addition to clearing toxins from the body, thereby aiding in weight loss. Apart from this, eating a handful of rose petals satiates your senses and prevents you from eating more and thus, helps you lose weight in a natural way.

    Relieves stress and depression
    With fatigue and stress comes insomnia and restlessness that gives rise to irritability and frigidity. Rose petals and its essence can beat these symptoms as rose essence when inhaled, has been known to produce a sedative effect.

    Helps to combat symptoms of piles
    Rose petals act as a natural aid to treat piles. This is because, they are rich in fibre and water content and contain compounds that aid in digestion by flushing out toxins from the body. Moreover, they are quite effective against bleeding piles and act as an instant aid to combat pain.

    Boost a sluggish liver
    If you feel your insides need a bit of a kick-start, look to rose petals to help cleanse a congested and overworked liver. Its decongestant antioxidant properties will help to get everything moving and should decrease digestive issues.

    Natural Astringent properties
    Rosewater helps treat skin irritation on sensitive skin, balances out oily skin, softens and tones the skin. Along with being a good choice as an astringent, it serves as a great deep cleanser and toner and thus, make you look younger, naturally. As rose petals contain antioxidants and antibacterial compounds, they soothe the skin, providing relief from excessive irritation and itching.

  • 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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