Bedtime treat Organic
If you are looking for a loose leaf herbal to relax and get ready for a good night sleep, search no more
Lemongrass, balm, basil, yes, basil, you read correctly. They all work in your favor relieving stress alongside many other properties you can find out in the description
In addition to this plants you have the well known Valerian, Lavender and St. John's wort that have been used for a long time to treat insomnia
Taking all that into consideration, the only thing left to say is that due to the addition of anise and cacao extract you will find this herbal tea not only helpful but also delicious, an evening treat to be savored
How to prepare:
quantity: 12 - 15 g/l (approx. 3g per cup)
temperature: 100 C
brewing time: 7 to 10 minutes
Multiple infusion: no
Food pairing: sponge cakes
Ingredients: Lemongrass, balm, cacao nibs, nettle, basil, cacao extract, valerian, St. John's-wort, lavender, star anise, passionflower herb, hop petals.
Health Benefits of basil:
- Basil tea is prepared from tulsi The basil extract is added to tea mixes, juice or water. Basil is caffeine free like any other herbal infusions and containsvitamins A and C, calcium, zinc, iron and chlorophyll. Using fresh basil leaves, you could be benefited more.
- Basil is also high on iron and could be included in your daily diet so that there is high blood production.
- Certain research studies have shown that people eating about 2 grams of dried basil leaf powder every morning have shown significant low in their blood glucose levels. It is considered that basil/ tulsi has an ability to inhibit free radicals.
- Basil leaves have significant healing properties thus used for a variety of medical problems. It is considered to be one of the best ancient healing herbs that help in curing certain health related problems like cold, fever, cough, sore throat, heart problems, eye problems, lowering high levels of cholesterol in the blood, mouth and teeth problems
- Drinking a cup of hot piping basil tea is an amazing stress reliever. Since centuries, basil tea has been used as a remedy for relieving stress.
- Basil leaf has certain components that helps to improve the memory.
- Basil is often used in tonics for digestion that helps reduce or prevent indigestion. Including this wonder herb in your diet regularly can even help prevent acid reflux.
- Basil leaves are considered to be an awesome detoxifier. It is said that basil juice with honey is commonly used as home remedy to dissolve kidney stones.
- Drinking basil tea daily can help relieve the pain of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.
- The oils in basil are antibacterial and can cure lung infections. Basil is also believed to help stop or reverse damage caused to the lungs due to tuberculosis and smoking.
Research on St. John's wort use for specific conditions shows:
- Depression. Several studies support the therapeutic benefit of St. John's wort in treating mild to moderate depression. In fact, some research has shown the supplement to be as effective as several prescription antidepressants. It's unclear whether it's beneficial in the treatment of severe depression. Because St. John's wort interacts with many medications, it might not be an appropriate choice, particularly if you take any prescription drugs but that goes especially for tablets and supplements, tea is considered safe in any regard
- Menopausal symptoms. Some evidence suggests that taking St. John's wort alone or in combination with black cohosh or other herbs might reduce menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes.
- Somatic symptom disorder. Some studies indicate that St. John's wort might be beneficial for the treatment of this condition that causes severe anxiety about physical symptoms such as pain, weakness or shortness of breath.
The most widely acknowledged benefit of valerian tea is its sleep-enhancing properties but it does offer support for other conditions:
- premenstrual syndrome
- menopause sumptoms
Lavender tea offers a delicate flavor and aromatic fragrance that boasts extensive health benefits. Unearth the beauty of this floral plant and find out how drinking a cuppa of lavender can boost your health.
Lavender Tea Health Benefits
- 1. Improves Sleep. The most well known health benefit of lavender tea is its ability to induce calm. The relaxing effects of lavender tea can help improve sleep and may be used to treat sleep disorders. According to national institutes of health in the USA including the CDC, an estimated 70 million people suffer from some type of sleep disorder. Lack of sleep has further been correlated with a host of other health problems. Drinking lavender tea before bed can help you achieve more restful sleep. According to multiple scientific studies, lavender tea helps calm brain function by triggering chemical reactions in the nervous system. Lavender tea boosts the production of dopamine and reduces the stress hormone known as cortisol. One such study found that lavender increases the percentage of deep slow-wave sleep, which is considered the restorative sleep phase
- 2. Reduces Inflammation. Lavender tea boasts anti-inflammatory properties that can reduce inflammation and prevent a host of serious ailments. Reducing inflammation can prevent heart attacks by reducing the risk of blood clots caused by inflamed arteries. Lavender tea can also help alleviate pain by reducing inflammation of the muscles and joints. The soothing scent of lavender can also minimize muscle spasms
- 3. Boost Immune Health. Lavender tea contains high amounts of antioxidants and antibacterial compounds that can help fend off the common cold and flu. According to Natural Food Series, lavender tea contains vitamin C, calcium, and magnesium. These nutrients support immune health and make it easier for the human body to fight off bacterial, fungal, and viral infections
- 4. Detoxifies the Body. When you drink lavender tea, antioxidants work to eliminate toxins that can cause harmful side effects. These antioxidants work to eliminate free radicals that are caused by pollution, excessive drinking, and smoking. Free radicals wreak havoc on human cells and cause them to mutate or degrade through a process known as oxidative stress. Free radicals have been linked to an increased risk of certain types of cancer and may accelerate the aging process
- 5. Supports Digestive Health. Lavender tea can help soothe digestive issues ranging from diarrhea to nausea and stomach cramps. The anti-inflammatory properties of lavender help soothe irritated stomach muscles, eliminating stomach pain. These same antispasmodic effects can help relieve indigestion, gas, and bloating. The scent of lavender is also powerful in streamlining digestive processes. The fragrance of lavender stimulates the production of bile, which helps the body breakdown foods more efficiently. The calming aroma of lavender can also treat nausea by triggering chemical reactions in the brain
- 6. Aids Respiratory Health. Lavender tea can help people who suffer from breathing problems by opening up airways. The anti-inflammatory properties of lavender soothe inflamed muscles in the throat and chest, making it easier to breathe. The antibacterial properties of lavender tea also help to eliminate bacteria that can cause chest colds and congestion.