Hayfever Tea, Organic
Longer days, budding flowers, baby lambs, and hayfever. Runny nose, itchy eyes, sneezing, exhaustion, and headaches. Who needs it? And poos, you've got it.
Hayfever Tea is a combination of herbs to help alleviate your symptoms.
Elderflower helps to tone the mucous linings of the nose and throat providing some relief. The Elderberries are anti-oxidant, anti-microbial and provide vitamins and minerals to help with your hayfever. Both the flowers and the berries have potent anti-inflammatory actions which could be due to their ursolic acid content. Great, you say, just great. Who wants to drink ursolic acid containing things? All it means is that it helps decrease inflammation through the inhibition of interleukin (inflammation causing things) activity.
Goldenrod, or Solidago spp. is anti-catarrhal which is a fancy way of saying it will help with a runny nose. It is BHP specific for low grade inflammation of the nasopharynx with persistent catarrh. Wow! A lot of fancy words. BHP means British Herbal Pharmacopoeia, which is a collection of herbal monographs detailing the clinical uses of certain herbs. Nasopharynx -- upper respiratory tract. Catarrh is a polite word for snot.
Chamomile. Whew, good old Chamomile. It is anti-inflammatory through the inhibition of COX and LOX. Cyclo-oxygenase (COX) & lipoxygenase (LOX) are enzymes that cause inflammation and runny noses. So unassuming Chamomile, with its chamazulene & alpha-bisabolol, is quite the warrior in the world of inflammation.
Eyebright is used to treat the over-secretion of mucous membranes of the upper respiratory tract. Eeeeww. So it really helps with the runny nose thing. Scientifically speaking, it's the iridoid aucubin's fault.
Hyssop helps with sore throat, coughing, and any residual mucus. It can also help with relaxation.
Liquorice helps to sweeten the tea but is also anti-inflammatory and can help keep the sneezing at bay. It helps with stress, is demulcent, and spasmolytic. Fancy words to say it is calming and will help with your hayFever.
Rose hips. Yum. They are anti-oxidant, nutritive, and anti-inflammatory. They're just plain helpful.
Sample size is enough for four cups of tea. If you re-use the herbs three times, this gives you twelve cups! Please note, sample size is not sold by weight, but by volume.
Directions for Infusion:
Infuse1-2 grams in one cup of boiled water.
Cover. Infuse for 5-10 minutes.
Enjoy three to four cups per day to keep symptoms at bay.
The fruits add a nice tang to it.
This tea can be brewed in advanced and taken over ice with a splash of soda water. A beautiful way to take medicine.
Remember Herb Nerd Teas can be used up to three times and still retain their therapeutic value.
Caution with high blood pressure or blood pressure medications due to liquorice content.
Caution with pregnancy due to liquorice content.
*Certified Organic Ingredients:
*Sambucus nigra flos (Elderflowers)
*Sambucus nigra fruit (Elderberries)
*Solidago spp flos & folia (Goldenrod)
*Matricaria recutita flos (Chamomile)
*Euphrasia spp herb (Eyebright)
*Hyssopus officinalis flos & folia (Hyssop)
*Glycyrrhiza glabra root (Liquorice)
*Rosa rubiginosa fruit (Rose Hips)
*Denotes Certified Organic Ingredient.
All teas are packaged in New Zealand econic biodegradable, compostable kraft paper bags. Whilst the lining looks like foil, it is not.