I’m recently having a problem with acid reflux so no matter how much I love coffee, I’m staying off of it for an indefinite period of time. I’ve always loved tea but I loved only one and it’s Peppermint — something that’s not recommended when you have acid reflux.
And because I needed something hot/warm to drink every now and then, I thought I’d try to be more adventurous with my tea selections and try to appreciate other tea flavors. Aside from gaining more knowledge about tea, I’d also reap the health benefits that tea provides.
My tea adventure begins with this FLOWER POWER BUNDLE from NATURE’S APOTHECARY .
The Flower Power Bundle is a collection of extraordinarily fine flower teas that not only taste good but are also packed with health benefits. An elegant bundle that will nourish both the body and mind.
What’s included: Lavender (25g)
Butterfly Pea (30g)
Let me give you a run down on the different flower tea and their health benefits so you have an idea. Who know? You might be needing one of these teas in your life and not know it. BLUE BUTTERFLY PEA
In traditional Ayurvedic medicine, Clitoria Ternatea has been consumed for centuries as a memory enhancer, brain booster, anti-stress, and calmative agent.
Butterfly Pea is jam-packed full of health promoting antioxidants, flavonoids and peptides and has shown considerable promise as a natural remedy for a range of health complaints. HEALTH BENEFITS:
Butterfly Pea has been shown to enhance cognitive function and boost brain function.
Butterfly Pea has a calming effect on the body, reducing stress and anxiety.
Flavonoids, anthocyanins and phenolic compounds in Butterfly Pea flowers activate antioxidant activity.
Butterfly Pea promotes normal urination, which in turn lowers blood pressure.
Clitoria Ternatea contains an antioxidant called proanthocyanidin, which increases blood flow to the capillaries of the eyes, useful in treatment of glaucoma, blurred vision, retinal damage or tired eyes.
IMPROVES HAIR GROWTH
Rich in bioflavonoids, Butterfly Pea can promote hair growth and reduce greying of hair. IMPROVES SKIN Butterfly Pea’s antioxidants stimulate collagen and elastin synthesis, which helps rejuvenate the skin and lessen wrinkles and other signs of ageing. APHRODISIAC Butterfly Pea has been traditionally used as an aphrodisiac particularly for women and used to treat menstruation problems or white vaginal discharge (leucorrhoea). HIBISCUS HERBAL TEA Hibiscus Sabdarifa or commonly known as Roselle, is widely known for its research-backed Anti-hypertensive and Cholesterol lowering effects in the human body. As well as its potent antioxidant properties contained in its calyxes. The plant’s deep red calyxes has been the subject of many scientific studies (as well as clinical trials) which supported its numerous health benefits.It is also worth noting that not only it is packed with disease fighting enzymes, it is also surprisingly very delicious!It has a tart flavor similar to that of cranberries and can be enjoyed both hot and cold. Our own Nature’s Apothecary Hibiscus Blend is combined with Goji Berries for a refreshing flavor. HEALTH BENEFITS: Packed With Antioxidants Antioxidants are molecules that help fight compounds called free radicals, which cause damage to your cells. Hibiscus tea is rich in powerful antioxidants and may therefore help prevent damage and disease caused by the buildup of free radicals. Helps Lower Blood Pressure One of the most impressive and well-known benefits of hibiscus tea is that it lowers blood pressure. Over time, high blood pressure can place extra strain on the heart and cause it to weaken. High blood pressure is also associated with an increased risk of heart disease. Several studies have found that hibiscus tea may lower both systolic and diastolic blood pressure. Helps Lower Blood Fat Levels In addition to lowering blood pressure, some studies have found that hibiscus tea helps lower blood fat levels, which are another risk factor for heart disease. Boosts Liver Health From producing proteins to secreting bile to breaking down fat, your liver is essential to your overall health. Interestingly, studies have shown that hibiscus may promote liver health and help keep it working efficiently. Promotes Weight Loss Several studies suggest that hibiscus tea may be associated with weight loss and protect against obesity. Contains Compounds That May Help Prevent Cancer Hibiscus is high in polyphenols, which are compounds that have been shown to possess powerful anti-cancer properties (14Trusted Source). Test-tube experiments have found impressive results regarding the potential effect of hibiscus extract on cancer cells. Helps Fight Bacteria Bacteria are single-celled microorganisms that can cause a variety of infections, ranging from bronchitis to pneumonia to urinary tract infections. In addition to having antioxidant and anticancer properties, some test-tube studies have found that hibiscus could help fight bacterial infections CHAMOMILE FLOWER TEA This fragrant, delicate, floral infusion has so many benefits. Chamomile tea has traditionally been used to help you relax, boost your immune system and cure a multitude of physical and emotional health concerns.Our whole Chamomile Flower Tea is all-natural, no sugar, and a relaxing caffeine-free infusion, famed for its effects as a mild sedative, many use it for encouraging a better night of sleep. HEALTH BENEFITS: Promotes Sleep and Treats Insomnia Chamomile tea relaxes nerves and soothes the nervous system, therefore helping you sleep better. It lacks the addition of caffeine, and is best consumed before sleeping. Boosts Immunity Many studies have shown that Chamomile tea will not only kick illnesses to the curb, but also work as a great preventive measure. It fights harmful bacteria, and has the ability to boost your immune system. Reduces Muscle Spasms and Period Pain Chamomile tea has pain-relieving and antispasmodic properties. It relaxes the uterus and decreases the production of prostaglandins (hormone-like substances that cause inflammation and pain). Soothes Stomach Ache Chamomile tea has been valued as a digestive relaxant and has been used to treat various gastrointestinal disturbances including flatulence, indigestion, diarrhea, anorexia, motion sickness, nausea and vomiting. Treats […]