What better way to relax than with a comforting cup of our Time Out Herbal Tea. A sumptuous blend of calming herbs will help take away all the pressures of daily life. We've blended a range of herbs designed to ease joints and calm the mind. Our Time Out is anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial & antioxidant-rich which eases the joints, defends and protects cell DNA, stabilises blood sugar levels, reduces blood pressure and improves circulation; all culminating in a calm and restful tea to soothe the body and the mind.
Drink regularly to gain maximum nutritional effect
1-2 teaspoons per cup
Camomile, Rooibos, Lemon Balm, Lemon Verbena, Linden Flowers, Anise, Cinnamon, Oat Straw, Hops, Passion Flower, Orange Peel
Nile River Delta (Egypt), Cederberg (South Africa), Ludogorie (Bulgaria), Black Forest (Germany), Bua Yai (Vietnam)
Various up to 2500ft above sea level
BAG 60g NET
Makes 15 - 30 standard cups of tea depending on personal strength of brew
Makes 5 - 10 standard cups of tea depending on personal strength of brew
+ 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
+ Encourages a restful sleep
+ Aids muscle relaxation
+ Soothes the stomach and relieves bloating and indigestion
Camomile is a popular herb that’s used in teas worldwide. Camomile soothes the stomach, relieves bloating and indigestion. Camomile also calms the mind, helps people relax and deal better with their stresses. Some people are allergic to camomile and should avoid taking the tea. People who find it hard to go to sleep should drink a cup of camomile tea before going to bed. Camomile is known to fight insomnia by relaxing the body and the mind, enabling the person to fall asleep naturally.
+ Relieves acute diarrhoea
+ Third highest antioxidant-rich spice (& herb)
+ Boosts immune system
+ Cinnamaldehyde, catechins & cyanids prevent oxidative stress
+ Helps prevent cancer
+ Aids weight loss
+ Improves digestion
+ Relieves gas, constipation, bloating & cramping
+ Relieves and helps prevent IBS
+ Improves cognitive speed, boost concentration and focus
+ Stimulates the growth of new neural pathways
+ Alzheimer’s and other degenerative neural conditions
+ Reduces inflammation and pain
+ Analgesic and anticoagulant effects helping with mensutal conditions
+ Has antiviral, antifungal, and antiseptic effects
+ Helps prevent coronary heart disease
+ Reduces blood sugar levels in diabetics
+ Reduces cholesterol and triglyceride levels
+ Potent anti-inflammatory & antiseptic properties
+ Boosts the immune system
+ Protects the body from diseases
+ Mild sedative reduces anxiety and stress
+ Improves the quality of sleep
+ Helps relieve some symptoms of hormonal changes like menopause
+ Helps relax muscles
+ Eases stiff joints
+ Xanthohumol protects brain’s cells from oxidative stress
+ Reduces dandruff, improves hair shine, strengthens the scalp and reduces hair loss
+ Xanthohumol helps reduce body weight and fasting glucose levels in the body
+ Xanthohumol helps with the prevention & treatment of cardiovascular disease
+ Calms a hyperactive mind
+ Promotes sleep
+ Contains powerful antioxidants: citral, eugenol acid, rosmarinic acid, ferulic acid, caffeic acid, and quercetin
+ Antioxidants glutathione & superoxide dismutase supports liver function
+ Sharpens memory & problem solving
+ Enzymes help prevent neurotransmitter degeneration
+ Regulates normal blood sugar
+ Protects brain cells
+ Contains caffeic acid, p-coumaric acid and rosmarinic acid to improve skin appearance and softening wrinkles
+ Boosts the immune system
+ High in antioxidants which protects against muscle damage
+ Improves joint health
+ Helps to eliminate phlegm and mucous
+ Aids weight loss
+ Reduces joint pain
+ Helps reduce fever
+ Regulates appetite
+ Combats anxiety
+ Promotes relaxation
+ High flavonoid content
+ Antispasmodic properties
+ Astringent properties help dry out mucous
+ Mild sedative reduces anxiety and stress
+ Used to treat colds, coughs & fevers
+ Helps with infections & inflammation
+ Anti-inflammatory and sedative properties used to help treat headaches and migraines
+ Reduces high blood pressure
+ Great for bone, skin, hair and nail health
+ Soothes an over-stressed nervous system
+ Helps with treating anxiety & insomnia
+ Applied topically it helps with dry, itchy, irritated skin conditions like sunburn, rashes, shingles and eczema
It can help to combat problems such as obesity, varicose veins, irritations related to the digestive tract and as an herbal treatment for hemorrhoids, however it has been found that it should not be used in dyspepsia when accompanied by acidity of the stomach.
Strength and Stamina
It has been purported to help with the lowering of cholesterol naturally, increasing of vigor and stamina. People recovering from long-term illnesses use Oat Straw as an aid to help rebuild their strength. The plant has also been shown to help with the exhaustion related to neurological pains or herbal treatment for insomnia, or multiple sclerosis.
Oat straw does not contain gluten like other grains such as wheat, barley and rye. It does contain a protein known as avenin that is well tolerated by most people with Celiac disease and those with gluten intolerance or sensitivity.
Research now shows that it contains the anti-tumor compound b-sitosterol and there are some suggestions that the chances of cancer in the bowel may be reduced by eating oats regularly, as well as cancers in general.
Herbal diuretics such as oat straw work by increasing urine flow. They are used to treat obesity, lymphatic swelling, retention, nerve inflammation, urinary tract infections, kidney stones and skin eruptions. Diuretics work by forcing your kidneys to put more sodium into your urine, which will take more water along with it. By having less fluid running through your veins, it puts less pressure on your artery walls.
The straw and the grain have been prescribed for the treatment of a wide range of nervous conditions. Taken as a tea is used to fend off depression and nourish and strengthen the central nervous system. Oat Straw has also been used as a nerve stimulant when treating opium addiction and it is a popular herbal remedy for anxiety and ADHD.
Taking oat straw can help prevent or treat osteoporosis by increasing hormone levels that stimulate cell growth.
Hair Skin and Nails
Cooled, prepared oat straw tea can be placed directly on your skin or added to a bath that can help nourish dry skin as well as treat mild eczema. Oat straw is also used as a folk remedy to treat warts. Because oat straw contains high amounts of silica, which is the main ingredient in our nails, it can help keep your toenails and fingernails strong and free from splitting. Oat straw has emollient qualities that can benefit your hair. Use the tea as a hair rinse to add body and shine.
+ Reduces the effects of menopause, including hot flashes & depression
+ Helps with insomnia, anger, headaches
+ Alkaloids may prevent the production of monoamine oxidase reduces depression
+ Lowers blood pressure
+ Reduces anxiety
+ Reduces insulin levels
+ Reduces inflammation
+ Helps with ADHD symptoms
+ Caffeine free
+ Contains polyphenol antioxidants including aspalathin and nothofagin
+ 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
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).
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.