Teas are wonderfully comforting – for me they are part of my daily routine. Particularly in the evening, sometime after dinner, tea provides me with my relaxation, my end of day marker… my “me” time.
I also like to use teas for health and well-being. Peppermint tea to help digestion, raspberry leaf for period pains, chamomile tea to calm and soothe, and so on. Indigo Herbs have made some wonderful teas aimed at keeping us well and healthy. I am going to review two of these teas, which they kindly sent me.
This is a blend designed to boost and uplift the immune system. It can help to alleviate the discomfort of coughs, colds and flu, and is great for if you’re feeling a little under the weather. The fabulous blend includes the following:
Liquorice – A sweet root, which is used in Chinese medicine to help detox the body. It’s great for digestive issues, fatigue, coughs and colds, sore throat, ulcers, menopause… the list goes on.
Echinacea Purpurea – A Native American plant, commonly used to boost the immune system and help relieve pain.
Pau d’arco – A tree native to the Amazon Rainforest, which over the years has been used to treat all kinds of ailments, from colds to fungal infections. It is also known to fight Candida.
Ginger – A root commonly used for digestive disorders, as well as colds, flu and fever. Also an excellent remedy for nausea and sickness.
Clove – Anti-fungal and anti-bacterial, cloves are great at fighting infection. Commonly used to ease toothache, they can also be used for colds and flu.
This is a wonderfully warming and restoring tea blend. Great after a winter walk, or a long day in the office.
Fortunately, I haven’t had the chance to test its effectiveness when unwell, but I would certainly not restrict its used to these times. In fact, I will use it regularly throughout the year, especially during winter, to keep my immune system boosted, my spirits up and basically keep myself well.
This women’s tea is for balancing hormones, harmonizing emotions and nourishing the sacred sacral center. Great to drink at that time of the month, this is a blend of chamomile, jasmine, red clover, passiflora, black cohosh and skullcap.
This is an absolutely beautiful tea. It’s both floral and slightly tangy, and I find it amazingly comforting. I will break down the ingredients to show why it’s so great…
Black Cohosh has been used for centuries, and is great for easing cramps, mood swings, sleep disturbances and hot flushes.
Chamomile – A “heal all” remedy, used for its relaxing and calming properties. Great to aid sleep and soothe anxiety.
Jasmine – These flowers soothe and calm the nervous system. They are uplifting and can encourage a sense of calm and optimism.
Red Clover – The flower heads have been shown to help balance oestrogen, and are therefore good for easing symptoms of PMS and menopause.
Passiflora – A well known tonic for the nervous system, as it is a sedative and anti-spasmodic herb. Great for aches and pains, insomnia, anxiety, digestive discomfort etc…
Skullcap – Known to calm tension and anxiety. Great for many ailments, include PMS, anxiety and headaches.
I absolutely love this tea, and my husband enjoys drinking it with me too – most definitely not just for women – and I do feel that it takes the edge of my pain and the occasional bout of feeling sorry for myself that can surface at this time of the month. In all honesty, I can see myself drinking this tea at any time I need to perk up my mood.
All of the loose leaf herbal tea blends from Indigo Herbs are made from 100% pure botanical ingredients, with absolutely nothing added. They believe that it is possible to achieve optimum nutrition whilst living in harmony with the environment, plants and animals.
Thanks to Indigo Herbs for making these lovely blends and sending them for me to try. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.
I was sent these teas free of charge for review purposes. All opinions are my own.