A detailed description of 20 herbal teas in the range.
Aches & Pains – Herbal Tea
This is an herbal tea that can help with aching joints and painful muscles and ease symptoms of arthritis and rheumatism. Turmeric is widely known as an anti-inflammatory and White Willow Bark is reputed as a natural pain reliever. White Willow Bark is the herb pharmaceutical companies use to make aspirin. To do this, they take out the silicic acid component from the White Willow bark.
Combining the anti-inflammatory spice, Turmeric, with the pain-relieving properties of the herb White Willow Bark, the ACHES & PAINS tea is a great tasting herbal blend that may help to ease arthritic and joint pain. Turmeric has been used as a healing aid for thousands of years in Ayruvedic medicine, the ancient medicine of India, and is now becoming recognised as a valid natural treatment in Western countries for a variety of health issues. The benefits of the herbs Nettle, reputed to be a natural blood cleanser, and Yarrow helps make this a delicious, nourishing and easy way for customers to put a spring back into their step. Yarrow was referred to as the “soldiers herb” by the British army up until the First World War and has a long history as a wound healer. It has a botanical name in reference to the Greek soldier, Achilles. It is also ideal to help with fevers and inflammation.
*Not recommended when taking aspirin or blood thinners
Ingredients: Tumeric, White willow bark, Yarrow & Nettle.
Herbalists Tips: This is the tea to offer when customers ask for an anti-inflammatory tea or something for pain relief.
I have had customers who baulk at the Turmeric because they don’t tolerate the spice very well. This is usually because Turmeric can be abrasive on the tummy when taken in large doses. This is usually people who are taking large doses of Turmeric powder or large quantities of tablets. Sometimes, they don’t drink enough water to enable their body to process and absorb it. Some people get light-headed, some get digestive problems like heartburn and some people may get rashes. This is usually their body telling them they have had too much and cannot process it.
So if a customer is also taking Turmeric tablets, I suggest making a pot and drinking the tea throughout the day, even pouring it into a water bottle and sipping as a cold tea. That way, the customer gets a metered dose and this enables their digestive system to process it and doesn’t have to deal with a large influx of Turmeric. Having the Turmeric in this tea and drinking it during the day, means they can tolerate it and benefit from it’s therapeutic properties
I always recommend drinking water (min 2 litres a day) to maintain hydration as everything, including herbal teas, work better when a person is hydrated.
Selling Tips: It can help with any inflammation – sore knees, muscle pain, headache – any painful condition because of the White Willow Bark is a natural pain reliever that contains a chemical called salicin, the original aspirin.
Alert – Herbal Tea
The ALERT tea is a great way to start the work-day, for study times, or as a mid-afternoon “pick-me-up”. The herb Brahmi, often referred to as the “brain regenerator” helps with concentration and focus, combined with Ginkgo Biloba, which helps improve circulation to get blood pumping to the brain. Together these herbs can enhance the memory. These herbs are blended with stimulating and refreshing Peppermint and energising Yerba Mate, which also helps with mental focus. Yerba Mate is a traditional herb from South America and is said to offer the “strength of coffee, the health benefits of tea and the euphoria of chocolate”. South Americans call it “the drink of the gods” and especially elite South American footballers drink the tea prior to games for energy, focus and nutritional benefits. ALERT tea has all the ingredients to support a busy lifestyle and is also a good replacement for caffeinated drinks
With the addition of Peppermint, the Alert tea may help with digestion issues as well.
Peppermint is stimulating and gives the tea a nice refreshing flavour and Yerba Mate, which can help with increased energy and mental focus.
Ingredients: Organic Brahmi, Gingko Biloba, Peppermint leaves, Yerba Mate
Herbalists Tips: This tea is not recommended if customers are taking blood thinners ie. Warfarin because of the action Ginkgo has on blood vessels which facilitates better blood circulation.
This is the tea I recommend when people ask about memory issues. It will not interfere with medications. However, I often find many people are taking Ginkgo Biloba so I advise them to be mindful that Ginkgo thins the blood.
For people studying for exams, drinking the Alert tea means that unlike caffeine, they don’t get a “coffee dump” where the body needs another caffeine boost and their sleeping patterns are interfered with.
Selling Tips: If you are studying or have a project with a deadline, this tea can help you concentrate, settle your tummy and keep you focused. The Yerba Mate is a south American herb that elite footballers drink for energy.
Blood Balance – Herbal Tea
Whether it is low blood pressure or high blood pressure, this delicious red tonic will help to regulate blood pressure and helping circulation.
How does it help with Blood Pressure? Hawthorn is the herb for the heart and by regulating circulation, it can monitor blood pressure.
Because Hawthorn acts on the circulatory system, it can strengthen the heart, regulates it’s rhythm and in that way, help to lower high blood pressure. This tea does not work like Blood Pressure medication which is a diuretic. These herbs will also help to nourish the kidneys.
This tea is also safe to drink even when taking blood pressure medications and during pregnancy. The tea has a natural sweetness from the Rosehips and a subtle soothing flavour of Lemongrass. Children love this nutrient rich tea and is a great alternative to sugary drinks. Make as a hot tea or allow to cool and serve with ice cubes as an iced tea in hot weather.
Ingredients: Hibiscus flowers, Hawthorn leaf, Lemongrass, Rosehip
Herbalists Tips: This tea is helpful whether the health issue is high or low blood pressure. I explain to people that the herbs work to regulate and balance the body, they don’t work like the blood pressure medication that people are familiar with. When people have a high blood pressure issue, I always recommend they try to eliminate caffeine (coffee & black tea) and replace it with this tea.
Excessive caffeine (more than 1-2 a day) is harmful to the kidneys, adds to stress on the heart and can also cause hardening of the arteries.
Selling Tips: Customers usually focus on the high blood pressure condition. If they have a low blood pressure condition, this tea will help because the Hawthorn leaf helps to “regulate” blood pressure. Customers will ask how? Because the Hawthorn leaf, referred to as the herb for the heart, helps to regulate the body’s circulatory system, it works different to blood pressure medication. Because Hawthorn is “the herb for the heart” is it also good to offer anyone who is grieving.
Calm – Herbal Tea
A relaxing bedtime herbal tea for the whole family – especially for young children who are restless and unsettled at night-time. The herb Spearmint is delicious and can ease digestion issues and combines well with the creamy honey flavour of Calendula and the calming and sedative effect of Chamomile. Settle young children with a warm CALM tea after bath time for a relaxing, no-fuss bedtime. Make the herbs into a hot infusion by steeping for between 5-10 minutes and consume immediately (add cold water to dilute for consumption by young children) or allow to cool completely and consume cold. It this can easily be placed in a water bottle and sipped on during the day.
Ingredients: Spearmint, Calendula, Chamomile.
Herbalists Tips: This blend works well when combined with the Stress Head tea to help reduce anxiety and help with trauma. Chamomile can gently relax so it is excellent for stress-related problems, anxiety and tension. Chamomile will also help with a “stressed tummy” which stressed out people often have an issue with. For stressed customers, suggest they put the tea in their drink bottle and sip all day to help settle their tension. The tea is just as potent whether it is hot or cold.
I also recommend the Calm tea for young women with period pains and this tea can mix well with the Feminine Balance if hormone irregularity is an issue too.
To blend the Stress Head or the Feminine Balance together, I suggest a teaspoon of each and make up a litre and drink it during the day.
Selling Tips: A relaxing tea, can help settle the digestive system (chamomile is digestive as well as relaxing). People will often ask the difference between Calm and Sleep. Apart from the different herbs, I tell people they can be calm and relaxed without being asleep. The Sleep tea, while also calming, is designed to help induce Sleep.
Constipation – Herbal Tea
Our CONSTIPATION tea is a laxative herbal blend to help with digestive issues and ease constipation. Combining the laxative benefits of Senna leaves with soothing digestive flavours of Peppermint, Chamomile and Fennel seeds, this is a pleasant tasting tea. Because of these digestive herbs, tummy upsets may be avoided and toilet habits can become normal. Drink one or two cups of the tea before bedtime. Senna leaves, the main ingredient in this tea, is a natural medicine that work by irritating the lining of the bowel causing a laxative effect.
Peppermint is great for poor digestion and together with Chamomile, another herb that is useful for stomach upsets, the customer does not get cramping that is often the case with senna on it’s own. Another ingredient, Fennel, will help to counter flatulence, abdominal cramping and acidic stomach and improve digestion.
Ingredients: Senna leaves, Peppermint, Chamomile & fennel seeds.
Herbalists Tip: If constipation is an ongoing issue, then the customer needs to address hydration and dietary changes need to be considered. Customers need to increase their hydration (min 2 litres of water a day). I also ask about breakfast as this sets up the gut for the day. Sluggish bowels also indicate a lack of fibre ie fruit in the diet and/ or too much caffeine.
Healthy elimination means having at least 1 bowel motion a day.
Selling Tips: Drinking this tea at night can help with having a normal bowel motion the next morning. Senna is a laxative herb and the other herbs, Fennel, Peppermint and Chamomile will help with digestion. Recommend to your customers to not drink this tea excessively. However, following your direction of drinking it in the evening and having a morning bowel motion will not mean they cannot leave home. The tea will help to normalise their toilet habits.
Cough – Herbal Tea
Asthma, bronchitis, smokers cough, sore throat, itchy throat, dry throat, an incessant cough that won’t clear – there are many throat irritations that can make your life miserable. The COUGH tea is formulated to help soothe throat irritations and coughing from a range of different causes, including irritating itchy throat from hay fever. The herbs selected for the tea are anti-bacterial, anti-septic, calming and soothing – and it is pleasant tasting as well. This is a tea that is ideal for people who use their voice professionally such as singers, teachers, public speakers. Make a brew and sip during the day to relieve coughing and hay fever symptoms. When diluted, it is a safe alternative for babies and children with a sore throat and cough. These herbs are a tonic so they can help in many ways.
Customer testimonial: “I’ve been using the COUGH tea the last 2 years to treat my hay fever & it has had remarkable results. It works better than any artificial meds I have ever used.” Maree.
Ingredients: Thyme, Marshmallow root, Sage, Chamomile
Herbalists Tips: The feedback from customers about this tea has been quite astonishing, from helping with hay fever, assisting with asthma and bronchitis and addressing a sore throat and laryngitis.. Diluted this tea can be given to babies and children and is very effective in helping with a mucous nose that often accompanies a sore throat in children.
The herbs I have used in this tea are referred to as “singers herbs” and that’s because the Thyme and Marshmallow root help to sooth a sore or irritated throat, sinus & lung congestion. Marshmallow is a mucilage and can sooth mucous membrane and Thyme so this tea is ideal to recommend for bronchitis.
Because Thyme is a powerful anti-bacterial herb, combined with Sage it is ideal for laryngitis and tonsillitis when using it as a gargle and mouthwash. Sage has also been used historically for mouth ulcers because it is a strong antiseptic. Please note: This tea is not recommended for breastfeeding women as Sage can dry up milk. I suggest Winter Blend tea as an alternative.
Selling Tips: This tea will soothe a sore throat and help to settle a cough. It is ideal for public speakers, teachers and singers. Thyme and Marshmallow root are the herbs referred to as “the singers herbs” and diluted it is safe for babies and children. If the taste is an issue, add some raw honey.
Detox – Herbal Tea
A gentle, non-purging detox tea designed to support any detox regime. This DETOX tea contains herbs that nourish and support the liver, our major detoxifying organ. Formulated so you can drink at any time of the day, the Ginger root is not only digestive but gives it a bold flavour. The herbs Milk Thistle (also known as St Mary’s Thistle) and Dandelion leaf support the liver and combine well with Nettle, which is considered a blood cleanser. Whether you are undertaking a detox program or want a substitute for tea or coffee to avoid caffeine, this is the ideal herbal tea. Because detoxifying helps your body get rid of toxic waste, DETOX tea can help improve the digestive system, cleanse the body and may also help you reach a healthy weight loss goal. These herbs are a tonic so they can help in many ways.
Ingredients: Milk Thistle, Dandelion leaf, Ginger, Nettle leaves
Herbalists Tips: I formulated this Detox tea to support the liver as it is the detoxifying organ of the body. Many people expect that it will be purging (making them go to the toilet) frequently during the day.
That was not the approach I had as I wanted customer to be able to drink it and continue with their normal lifestyle – work, home or leisure. For people wanting to lose a few kilos, this tea works well with the Weight tea – and ofcourse dietary and lifestyle changes. They can be combined into one tea for the benefits of both.
This is also a good tea to recommend when people have constipation issues as part of the digestive protocols to address a sluggish bowel. By supporting the liver to function efficiently, sufficient bile should be produced to assist with digestion.
Selling Tips:This tea will support any detox or cleansing routine, it will not give a customer the runs (to the toilet) . It was designed support the liver, our major detoxifying organ. The Ginger root helps with any tummy upset or nausea and Nettle is a blood cleanser and supports the kidneys.
Feminine Balance – Herbal Tea
Struggling with menstruation discomfort? Are your irregular hormones causing infertility issues? This herbal tea has been formulated to help regulate hormones and ease discomfort with the herbs Chaste berry (also called Vitex) and Dong Quai (A Chinese herb). The herb Damiana helps to regulate the hormonal system and is considered a natural anti-depressant. The herbs Calendula and Lemon Myrtle may also help with painful periods. This tea may also be helpful for women who are dealing with infertility because of irregular hormones.
If you are suffering from painful periods, it would also be helpful to take a magnesium supplement from your health food store. Minimising sugar intake (see the Blog on “What is Candida Albicans) will also make a difference as our body uses a lot of our minerals to break down and cope with refined sugars. Drinking plenty of filtered water (min 2 litres a day) and minimising caffeine will also make a significant difference.
Ingredients: Chaste berry (Vitex) Dong Quai, Damiana, Calendula, Lemon Myrtle.
Herbalists Tips: Many young women suffer each month with period cramping, irregularity and mood swings. The herbs I used to formulate this tea are combined to address each of these issues – Damiana for the mood swings, the Vitex and Dong Quai for hormone irregularity. I do recommend either taking a mineral supplement or a magnesium supplement to help with cramping (afterall, the uterus is a muscle too and when it cramps, it’s like a calf cramping). It’s interesting that often women will say they crave chocolate at certain times of the month and this indicates they are magnesium deficient.
I also recommend this tea for women suffering from endometriosis and Poly cystic ovaries. It can be part of the protocol to address this syndrome. I direct women to read my Blog about Candida Albicans and on women’s issues because endometriosis and PCO is connected with Candida, which has overgrown from the digestive system and “migrated’ to the uterus and/or ovaries and wreaking havoc.
Selling Tips: When a customer has hormone issues, irregular periods, even fertility issues because of hormone imbalance, this tea can be helpful. The Chaste Berry and Dong quai regulate the hormones, Damiana helps to regulate the hormonal system and is anti-depressant. Calendula and Lemon Myrtle help with menstrual cramping. The hormonal system takes in various organs just like the respiratory system incorporates lungs, throat etc.
Green Chai – Herbal Tea
A potent blend combining the health and nutritive benefits of Green tea with delicious chai spices. The spices in the Green Chai are invigorating – aniseed, cinnamon, cloves, peppercorns, cardamom pods, ginger, caraway & licorice root.
Chai tea is renowned for improving the immune system, aiding digestion, reducing inflammation – every ingredient has a health benefit! Cardamom, for example, helps to detoxify the body and improve digestion and Ginger, is a well-documented anti-inflammatory herb.
Ideal for making a Chai latte.
Ingredients: Organic Green tea, Aniseed, Cinnamon, Cloves, Peppercorns, Cardamom pods, Ginger, Caraway & Licorice root.
Herbalists Tips: When customers are attempting to reduce their caffeine consumption for health reasons, they always ask what can to drink instead. This is a great option because their taste buds are usually primed for something strong and the spices not only help medicinally but can satisfy the craving.
The spices in this blend all have therapeutic benefits including the Licorice root which gives it a sweetness some people crave for, Aniseed is digestive and can settle flatulence and the Green tea base has minimal caffeine which can take the edge off a caffeine craving.
Selling Tips: People always ask what will chai teas do, how does this work? Chai teas are digestive and that’s why in India chai teas are usually drunk with meals. The chai Spices will stimulate the bile juices.
Lemon Grass & Ginger Root – Herbal Tea
A delicious herbal tea blending Lemongrass and Ginger root that can ease travel and motion sickness. Ginger root is also a natural anti-inflammatory and digestive herb. This herbal tea makes a refreshing iced tea in summer.
Many people think Lemongrass is related to the citrus Lemon. However, Lemongrass is an attractive lemon-scented grass used a lot in Indian and Thai cooking.
Lemongrass is used medicinally to lower fevers but is also a good digestive and useful for gastric upsets. Ginger root has some very powerful medicinal properties. It is very helpful for nausea, especially morning sickness and it’s anti-inflammatory properties make it effective for muscle pain and soreness. As a very well researched herb, it is also helpful for boosting circulation, lowering high blood pressure and helping to thin the blood. Because of it’s anti-viral properties, Ginger combined with Lemongrass in this tea makes it an ideal flu remedy. Research has shown it can be helpful for joint problems like Osteo arthritis because of it’s anti-inflammatory properties.
Ingredients: Lemongrass, Ginger root.
Herbalists Tips: This is such a smooth, tasty and refreshing tea that most people enjoy, even when they say they don’t drink tea! Therapeutically, I recommend this tea to people who cannot tolerate turmeric for their joint pains. It is also ideal to suggest to people undergoing chemotherapy that suffer from nausea as they can sip on a cool tea and these herbs will not interfere with medication.
For pregnant women suffering morning sickness, this is the tea to recommend.
I also recommend this for children with an upset tummy. This tea can also help children who get an “anxious” tummy.
Selling Tips: Lemongrass is a cooling herb and helps with high temperatures and fevers and Ginger is digestive. This tea is ideal for people with nausea or sipping when unwell with a fever.
Lucky Lemon – Herbal Tea
Hot or cold, this is a delicious herbal tea. This is a great tasting lemon tea combining Lemon Myrtle, Lemon Verbena, Lemon Balm and Lemongrass. It is relaxing and calming. Customers have reported adding local honey to this tea to help with bronchial asthma.
A customer sent this testimonial by email: “Love your LUCKY LEMON tea. Along with some local honey, it made my past week bearable with bronchial/asthma. Thanks so much.”
Lemon Verbena is a very popular herb, especially with women. It is mild and a good liver support, helping with digestive cramps and digestive migraines. This herb will also alleviate stress and anxiety and can be given to children as well. With lemon Balm, this tea is helpful with all types of digestive issues, including wind and indigestion and soothes the nerves. Sometimes Lemon Balm is called Melissa, (Greek word for bee). Because Lemon Balm is an excellent calming herb, this tea is ideal for nervous people. It also has a toning effect on the circulatory blood system.
Ingredients: Lemon Myrtle, Lemon Verbena, Lemon Balm & Lemongrass.
Herbalists Tip: I love to cook with this blend, adding the herbs to breadcrumbs, rolling fillets of fish or chicken in the breadcrumbs and lightly frying. Or sprinkling the herbs on fish fillets and oven baking them. Telling customers this helps them to understand that herbs can be made into teas and used in cooking. It’s a good option of cooking with these herbs to recommend to people who say they don’t drink tea. It is ideal as a hot winter infusion or as an iced tea in summer.
Selling Tips: A delicious calming and relaxing tea. Lemon Myrtle is a whole-body tonic, Lemongrass is cooling and Lemon Balm and Lemon Verbena are calming and relaxing. Ideal for anyone who enjoys the taste of lemon.
Menopause – Herbal Tea
Hot flushes and night sweats – what every middle-aged woman dreads. These are symptoms caused by the hypothalamus gland responding to fluctuating levels of estrogen in the blood. Sage is the herb for the flushing woman because it helps to reduce the “power surges” when the unexpected hot flush happens randomly. Combined with Lemon Balm, which is calming, Yarrow, to help control the circulatory system and Red Clover to help regulate the hormones this is a herbal tea that can help women manage their “change of life” experience. For night sweats, drinking this tea in the evening may be helpful. Drinking sufficient filtered water is a must (min 2 litre a day) to ensure the body is hydrated and minimising caffeinated drinks (coffee/black tea/soft drinks) is important to allow the body to function efficiently. This is vital because from the many women I talk to about their menopause experience, it seems the women who drink caffeine drinks and don’t hydrate with water often have the toughest time during the change of life. Make the changes to ease the change. This is what some customers have to say about this tea:
I bought the MENOPAUSE tea and I’ve been having a pot of it every evening for the past month and it’s been great. I have been having a lot less “flushes” so I have been able sleep a better. Awesome!” – Bernie from Lakes Entrance (Vic).
And Tessa from Warragul (Vic) “I have been taking a synthetic hormone supplement from the menopause clinic for 5 years. After drinking the MENOPAUSE tea for a month, I cancelled the supplements. The tea is working better. I couldn’t be happier.”
Ingredients: Sage, Lemon balm, Yarrow, Red Clover
Herbalists Tips: Making this tea part of some lifestyle changes can help with easing women through change of life. But I always stress to customer that this tea is only part of the dietary changes they need to make. As stated in the above notes, the women who have the hardest time with menopause often drink excessive caffeine (more than 1 cup coffee/black tea a day) and don’t drink enough water to maintain hydration. Eliminating sugar from the diet can also be helpful. I tell women they cannot continue the same patterns and just add the tea and expect a different outcome. The connection with the caffeine is that their liver becomes overloaded in trying to detoxify toxins (yes, caffeine is a toxin). And that is also the relationship with menopausal women putting on weight. They tend to develop a “liver roll” around the midriff which is an indication that their liver is trying to protect itself.
Making the tea and drinking it during the day (replacing caffeine drinks) can make a huge difference.
Selling Tips: The Sage herb will help reduce hot flushes, Red Clover will help regulate the hormones and Lemon Balm and Yarrow are calming and anti-inflammatory. I always encourage menopausal women to drink more water and reduce caffeine for this tea to work best.
Mint Magic – Herbal Tea
Spearmint and Peppermint leaves in this herbal tea combines to make a soothing and delicious blend that may help with digestive issues. With a peppery hint from a dash of Roasted Chicory root and Cinnamon, this herbal tea may help with indigestion, relieve heartburn and settle bloating.
Made as an iced tea in summer or a warming winter drink, any time is a good time for this minty drink.
Ingredients: Spearmint, Peppermint, Roasted chicory root & Cinnamon.
Herbalists Tips: Cooling Peppermint and Spearmint are both great remedies for poor digestion, heat burn, nausea, vomiting, during pregnancy, stomach cramps, flatulence and colic. With a little roasted chicory root and Cinnamon, this is not just a tasty tea for people who like mint, but very therapeutic for a broad range of digestive problems.
This tea is very potent so this packet makes a lot of tea. It’s also ideal for cooking as per Lucky Lemon.
Selling Tips: Peppermint and Spearmint are helpful for digestive complaints like heartburn, indigestion and bloating. The Roasted Chicory root is subtle and I also recommend this tea for people wanting to reduce their caffeine intake.
Red Chai – Herbal Tea
Red Chai tea is a delicious caffeine-free chai made with Rooibos, the South African red bush plant. Rooibos, the base for this Chai, is a native plant of South Africa. When the leaves are sun-dried, they turn a reddish brown colour, which gives Rooibos its name. It has a high antioxidant content, low in tannins, and is high in vitamin C and mineral salts.
Mixed with the subtle flavours of Fennel and the chai spices of Cinnamon, Ginger, Cardamom pods, Peppercorns and Cloves, this is a refreshing chai drink that can enjoyed by adults and children.
Enjoy as a tea or as a chai latte. Ideal as a night-time chai that is not stimulating. Children also enjoy this brew.
Ingredients: Organic Roobios (caffeine-free), Fennel, Cinnamon, Cardamon pods, Peppercorns & Cloves.
Herbalists Tips: This is a really refreshing take on Chai tea using a caffeine-free base. I love that children can enjoy a chai tea too. One very imaginative customer told me how she cooks with this tea – poaching apples and pears in the tea to make a dessert.
As for the spices – cinnamon help to level blood sugar, and the other herbs, in particular fennel and ginger, are digestive.
Selling Tips: People always ask what do chai teas do. Chai teas are digestive and that’s why in India chai teas are usually drunk with meals. The chai Spices will stimulate the bile juices. The Red Chai base is Rooibos which is high in anti-oxidants and is caffeine-free.
Skin – Herbal Tea
This herbal tea may be helpful for various skin issues such as acne, eczema and teenage pimples. The following herbs are blood cleansing – Nettle (also known as stinging nettle), Yarrow and Burdock.
Nettle, or Stinging Nettle, is an important medicinal herb and is renowned as a blood cleanser. You will notice that I use it quite a bit in my formulations.
While it is an unpopular weed in this country, its constituents include histamine and formic acid (which causes the sting) and it is highly nutrient. Its high Vitamin C content can help with proper absorption of iron and its diuretic properties may help the body get rid of uric acid so it is an ideal herb for rheumatism, arthritis and gout. It may also stimulate circulation and may help to lower blood pressure.
Burdock is digestive, cleansing and purifying making it ideal for skin and inflammatory joint conditions. Yarrow is like an “antiseptic for the body” helping to eliminate toxins. Adding the herb Spearmint adds a delicious minty taste while helping with any digestive issues that are a result of improper diet, which may contribute to skin issues.
Ingredients: Organic Nettle, Yarrow, Burdock & Spearmint.
Herbalists Tips: When I talk to customers about skin issues, I also discuss their diet. For people with eczema, it is important to cut out sugar. There is a real dynamic between sugar and the digestive system and sugar is always the common link when there is skin irritation. This is also for young children and babies. Sugar will always inflame eczema.
For teenagers with acne, I recommend they eliminate dairy from their diet because their liver is not processing dairy fats and is using the skin to detoxify and help to eliminate the fats. Drinking the skin tea to help clean the blood and replacing dairy with nut milks will make a significant difference.
It was great to receive this testimonial from a customer who combined the Detox tea with the Skin tea to help with a severe skin disease.
“Once again, the herbal tea blends are another “tool” when people are dealing with health issues. Herbal Teas Australia saved my ‘skin’………..so to speak”. “For 45 years I have suffered from a debilitating genetic skin disease. This disease brought out a very painful rash, cold sore virus and staph infections requiring hospital admissions. These admissions would require intravenous drugs and cortisone steroids. Just alone in 2018, I had 22 hospital admissions. Then….. in February 2019, I met Liz from Herbal Teas Australia. After discussions, Liz suggested I try the Detox & Skin teas. Well… it’s now December 2019, no hospital admissions or “flare ups” this year or any signs of skin blemishes.I never thought something so “natural” would be my “life saver”. Martin. (Ferntree Gully, Victoria)
Selling Tips: For people with skin issues, like acne and pimples, I tell them this has blood cleansing herbs and Spearmint for taste and assists digestion. I also suggest they cut down/cut out milk because acne and pimples are a sign that their liver is not processing milk fats and is using the skin to help with elimination. This tea can also help with eczema and for anyone with this skin issue, sugar is what will inflame it. Sugar is very inflammatory. Suggest alternatives for milk like nut milks (almond, coconut and rice milks ) for people with sugar addictions and eczema is an issue, suggest the Spearmint & Licorice tea as well as the Skin tea.
Sleep – Herbal Tea
Herbal Teas Australia SLEEP tea is one of our most popular herbal tea blends – and that’s because it works!
Skullcap is a herb that can help to stop “mind chatter”, which is possibly the most common complaint for people who have difficulty getting enough quality sleep.
Skullcap is also a natural anti-depressant. It works on the nervous system, helping to ease anxiety and tension. It is also helpful for when people feel “over tired” or exhausted. This herb has a historical reputation for treating nervous complaints.
Lemon Balm is also a relaxant and carminative and can be helpful for a tension headache.
Chamomile is a well-known herb as a soothing relaxant and helpful for promoting a sound sleep.
Passionflower is renowned for being sedative and helping to relieve nervous tension and insomnia.
These herbs combined helps to calm and relax the mind and induce a restful sleep and has a sedative effect.
Best consumed in the evening up to one hour before bed. Add a teaspoon of the loose-leaf tea to a teapot (up to 1 litre capacity) and let steep for 5 – 10 minutes, and enjoy!
Ingredients: Skullcap, Lemon balm, Chamomile, Passionflower.
Herbalists Tips: What I like about this tea is that it is suitable for adults and children (and babies). It is relaxing and pleasant tea to drink at night and there are no after-effects the next morning.
Lack of sleep seems to be a major health issue that no one seems to be immune from and that is why so many people are looking for effective, non-medical options. Herbal teas are not addictive either. This tea is ideal for adults who find it difficult to relax at night and for children who are restless and unable to settle.
Selling Tips: Skullcap is a herb I use because it helps to stop “mind chatter” the most common problem that keeps people awake at night. And that is caused by the over-stimulated adrenal glands. That’s the connection with caffeine which stimulates the adrenals. Chamomile is relaxing and Lemon Balm and Passionflower which are calming and sedative. When customers say they wake during the night, I suggest they take some tea before bed and then have some on the bedside table to sip on if they wake up during the night.
Spearmint & Licorice Root – Herbal Tea
A top tea for flavour and for people who enjoy the taste of Spearmint. This herbal tea is a digestive tonic so it’s ideal to drink after meals.
Like it’s mate, Peppermint, the herb Spearmint is a digestive herb. Licorice root has a natural sweetness that many people enjoy. Licorice root is a very important herb in Ayurvdeic medicine for stomach disorders and sore throats. It has soothing anti-inflammatory properties. It is especially helpful for people with diabetes because it satisfies the craving for sweet foods but does not disrupt blood sugar levels.
So what you get in this tea is the full bodied flavour of Spearmint with the taste sensation of Licorice root. This is a herbal blend that can also be helpful for throat irritations. Licorice root can help to support adrenal glands so it can be a helpful tea for people suffering adrenal exhaustion and long-term stress.
CAUTION: This tea should be avoided by people taking blood pressure medication as it may elevate blood pressure. Not recommended for people with kidney disease.
Ingredients: Spearmint leaves, Licorice root.
Herbalists Tips: This is possibly my favourite tea as I love Spearmint rather than Peppermint. This is a great after-dinner tea, even as a dessert, because it is digestive.
Licorice root in particular has many health benefits including being anti-inflammatory, it acts like an antacid so it may help heal peptic ulcers, may ease constipation because it can have a laxative effect when too much is consumed and for people dealing with exhaustion and adrenal stress, then this tea can be nourishing.
Many customers, especially English people, have told me of chewing on licorice root sticks as a child. Because we don’t use processed herbs, in this tea you can pick out the pieces of licorice root and chew on them. Very satisfying if you have a sweet tooth! This tea is also great sprinkled on potatoes, drizzled with oil and roasted. Delicious!
Selling Tips: Spearmint is digestive, like Peppermint, and Licorice is the after-taste people experience in the back of the throat. When people say they don’t like Licorice I explain this is not like the Licorice lolly which has Aniseed. Licorice root is a sensation not a taste. Licorice root is 50 times sweeter than sugar but doesn’t disrupt the blood sugar levels that cause cravings. That’s why this is an ideal tea for the mid-afternoon craving for something sweet.
Stress Head – Herbal Tea
When the going gets tough, the tough make a herbal tea! Everyone has stressful times in their life – it might be exam time at school, deadlines at work, difficult personal issues or trauma. Making a herbal tea can help during those difficult times as it is therapeutic and may help to deal with the issue at hand. In this blend, the Hawthorn leaf will regulate blood pressure because when we are stressed, our blood pressure rises.
Hawthorn is referred to as the “herb for the heart” so adding that herb to this tea makes it a good option for people who are suffering grief and traumatic situation.
Siberian Ginseng, the anti-stress herb, is possible the most famous Chinese herbs and has been used for its ’health benefits for around 7000 years. It is known as a stamina-boosting herbs, a tonic for the nervous and muscular systems and stimulated the immune system.
Withania is also known as Ashwaganda and is an adaptogenic herb, is valued for its anti-anxiety and anti-depressive properties. It works as a natural stress reliever. The ashwagandha plant is botanically known as Withania somnifera root.
Adaptogenic herbs help the body maintain homeostasis, ( Homeostasis is a self-regulating process by which the body’s biological systems maintain stability while adjusting to conditions that are optimal for survival. In other words, the herb will help the body adapt to conditions to ensure survival, especially in moments of emotional or physical stress.
That is why it has been able to help people with thyroid issues by helping to balance thyroid hormones.
Yarrow will help to calm a stressed tummy. A stressed tummy is different to an upset tummy from food as the nerve endings end in the gut. That’s what causes butterflies in the tummy! Some customers have combined this tea with the Herbal Teas Australia CALM tea for an effective and delicious herbal tea blend. These herbs are a tonic so they can help in many ways.
Ingredients: Hawthorn leaf, Siberian ginseng, Withania, Yarrow.
Herbalists Tips: Many customers identify with this tea and I tell them while it won’t change the circumstances, this tea will help them cope with what is happening in their life. As described, the tea is designed to help with emotional pressure and reduce anxiety. Often people will ask me the difference between the Calm tea and Stress Head tea and the answer is – the herbs.
Calm tea is about relaxing and enjoying a night-time or after dinner tea while Stress Head tea is about addressing stress and trauma. In fact, mixing the Calm tea and Stress Head tea together is a good combination. When diluted, it can be given to children.
It is interesting to note that when people have long term stress, they often can have a thyroid issue. It seems like the thyroid is a “brick wall” when the body has endured enough emotional pressure. Adding the Withania means this tea can help support the thyroid before the person has other health issues to deal with.
Selling Tips: When customers tell of anxiety and stress, the Stress Head is the tea to recommend. The Hawthorn leaf can regulate blood pressure because when we get stressed, our blood pressure goes up – even in children, the Siberian ginseng and Withania will calm down and nourish the adrenal glands and I put Yarrow in because it can help settle a stressed tummy which is different to an upset tummy from food.
Tummy – Herbal Tea
Peppermint is a great herb for helping with bloating, indigestion, heartburn and flatulence – all are digestive issues that indicate that all is not right in the gut. The herbs Dandelion leaf and Milk thistle (St Mary’s thistle) are liver herbs that combine well to help support the liver, our major detoxification organ which is implicated in all digestive issues.
Peppermint is a beautiful flowering plant but the leaves are used in my herbal tea formulations.
I use Peppermint extensively because of its range of medicinal properties. Peppermint relaxes the smooth muscles in the digestive tract and can help with colic and flatulence. It will relieve nausea and vomiting because it helps to stimulate the secretion of digestive juices and bile. Its anti-inflammatory action makes is useful for ulcerative colitis and peptic ulcers. Peppermint will also help to reduce fevers and many people find it helps with respiratory infections. As a nerve tonic, this herb can also help to relieve anxiety and tension and help with headaches and migraines.
Drinking the tea daily is helpful for people who suffer from heartburn and indigestion and after meals to prevent bloating and flatulence.
Ingredients: Peppermint, Dandelion leaf, Milk thistle.
Herbalists Tips: While this tea tastes of Peppermint, which is the main ingredient, having the liver herbs, Milk Thistle and Dandelion Leaf, enhances its digestive value. Many pregnant women know Peppermint tea for helping with morning sickness. For people with heartburn and indigestion, I talk to them about their diet because something has caused the problem. For many people, they simply don’t drink enough water so their digestive system is dehydrated. I recommend to them to make the Tummy tea and water their priority drinks for the day, everything else is a treat.
Many young women suffer from bloating, which is again related to diet, so while drinking the tea helps with the symptoms, they need to investigate the cause.
Here’s a testimonial from a customer, a young woman : “I bought a couple of herb mixes off you and I wanted to say a massive thank you! My tummy is the happiest it’s been in years – I have suffered from chronic gastritis from an infant and I also have Coeliacs disease – I feel more alive and healthy and I really appreciate and support you. “
When a customer tells me that they don’t like Peppermint, then I refer them to the Detox tea instead. Different taste but similar actions.
Selling Tips: This tea will help to settle most digestive issues like bloating, indigestion or heartburn and I put the liver herbs in as well because a lot of tummy issues originate from the liver. Our liver provides the bile juices that are essential for digestion.
Weight – Herbal Tea
This tea is a delicious addition to a healthy eating and exercise plan.
The herb Cleavers is a natural diuretic that works on the lymphatic system and can help with water retention and oedema. Spearmint gives the tea a minty flavour but is also a digestive. (See the Tummy tea for medicinal properties of Mint)
Blended with Olive leaf, which is high in anti-oxidants and Green tea, which may stimulate the metabolism, this tea has many benefits. Metabolism means “breaking down food” so nourishing your body with nutritious food and ensuring good hydration by drinking sufficient filtered water every day plus dietary changes, like eliminating sugar, wheat, dairy and caffeine, and getting your walking shoes on, this tea can work really well.
Ingredients: Cleavers, Spearmint, Green tea, Olive leaf.
Herbalists Tips: When customers ask me how much weight they will lose by drinking the tea I tell them honestly, none. Weight lose takes more effort than boiling a kettle. This tea is designed to be non-purging and to be a healthy addition to dietary changes and exercise. This tea can be combined with other teas to enhance the effects, like the DETOX tea so that the customer is addressing liver issues, which can sometimes be implicated in weight gain, and is an option to sugary drinks, caffeine or comfort eating. This tea can also be recommended to people who suffer from water retention.
Selling Tips: Customers always ask “how many kilos will I lose if I drink this tea?” and I always reply it takes exercise, hydration and dietary changes together with the tea for weight loss to happen.
In a nutshell, this is what it will do, the Cleavers will help the lymphatic system to eliminate toxins, water retention and oedema, the Spearmint will help with digestion, Green tea will stimulate the metabolism and Olive leaf is high in antioxidants.
There are absolutely no preservatives, colourings or flavourings in these herbal teas and from each 50 gram packets you get 100 cups of delicious, organic, herbal drinks.