NEW on the shelf this week: PAU D'ARCO tea, which may: Fight Candida, Reduce Inflammation, Heal Ulcers, Detox the Body, Fight Cancer, Provide Antiviral & Antifungal Properties and Reduce Pain
Pau D'Arco tea (bulk, organic): Here's information from Dr. Axe about possible benefits:
"The bark and wood of the tree are used externally and internally to treat arthritis, pain, inflammation of the prostate gland, fever, dysentery, boils and ulcers, and various cancers. One of the easiest ways to use pau d’arco is by consuming a tea made from the inner bark of pau d’arco or applying the tea water to the skin.
Scientists have identified two active chemicals in pau d’arco called naphthoquinones; they are lapachol and beta-lapachone. These chemicals have the power to kill bacteria, fungi, viruses and parasites. They have also shown anti-inflammatory properties, which are important in treating health conditions such as osteoarthritis.
Reduces Pain: Research shows that pau d’arco tea has the power to naturally reduce pain in patients suffering from cancer and other serious health conditions. It has the ability to lessen the pain associated with several kinds of cancer, especially cancer of the prostate, liver or breast. Arthritic pain is also been relieved after consuming pau d’arco tea.
Detoxifies the Body: Pau d’arco tea detoxifies the body by removing harmful toxic substances; these toxins include heavy metals, pesticides, preservatives and even residue from chemotherapy.
Pau d’arco works as a detoxifier by having a laxative effect. It’s known to loosen bowels, which aids digestion and regularity. By stimulating the digestive system, pau d’arco tea helps the body rid itself of excess fats and toxins.
Cautions: Consuming high doses of pau d’arco can lead to nausea, diarrhea and dizziness, so it’s important to start with a very small dose and see how your body reacts. If your body is too sensitive to drinking pau d’arco tea or taking supplements, then you can still use the product externally to treat infections."
go to Dr. Axe's website for more details; as always, research from a source you trust...No part of this site is intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any illness. Check with your healthcare provider for any contraindications with any medication you are currently taking.
Mountain Copper Oolong
What's new today? "Mountain Copper Oolong" tea. This beautifully formed Indian high-grown, white-tipped oolong is exclusive to my supplier. Exquisite claret-like, buttery aroma and flavor with a clear copper color.
Why "high grown" tea? The growing conditions at higher elevations are better balanced to produce a more flavor-balanced tea.
I'm excited to try this one--it sounds delicious! And if you need some extra reasons to try this besides great taste, here's a few:
WEIGHT LOSS: very effective in controlling the metabolism of fat in the body and helps reduce obesity. It activates certain enzymes, thereby enhancing the functions of fat cells in the body.
REMOVES FREE RADICALS
REDUCES RISK OF CANCER: and reduces risk of ovarian cancer
STRENGTHENS BONES AND TEETH
AIDS IN DIABETES CONTROL
REDUCES STRESS LEVELS BY 10-18%
IMPROVES MENTAL PERFORMANCE AND ALERTNESS
This is not caffeine free but can be mixed with other herbal teas (my favorite is Rooibos and Tulsi) to still receive the benefits. I'm sensitive to caffeine but find if I mix it, I don't have any issues. You (or I) can always make your own blend and put in "fill your own" tea bags for convenience too.
Rosehip Powder $ .99/oz
Rosehip Powder $ .99/oz
Tulsi Red Vanilla Tea
Tulsi Red Vanilla Tea: In addition to all the benefits of Tulsi (Holy Basil) listed below, you enjoy the other PROVEN benefits of Rooibos.
This tea is a blend of three varieties of Tulsi (Krishna, Rama and Vana) with South African Rooibos, harvested from high-grown shrubs, with chocolaty carob, mellow chamomile, and a delicate yet true vanilla flavor that creates a delicious brew with high mineral and antioxidant properties. The tea is absolutely free from caffeine content and is also low in tannins.
Packed with Anti-inflammatory and Antioxidant Properties Improves Heart Health Treats and May Prevent Diabetes May Prevent Cancer Aids in Digestion Supports Strong Bones Helps You Lose Weight Treats Allergies Keeps Skin and Hair Young
Some benefits of Tulsi tea include: Fights Acne -Protects Against Diabetes-Helps Fight Cancer-Balances Hormones-Relieves Fever-Helps Improve Respiratory Disorders-Good Source of Vitamin K-Dental Care-Weight Loss. Holy Basil, which has the scientific name Ocimum Sanctum is undoubtedly one of the best medicinal herb that has been discovered. Come in for a Sample and take some of this delicious tea home today.
As always I suggest you research from a source you trust.
With this blend of Organic Young Hyson green tea combined with eleuthero and ginkgo you can liven up your day. It offers the necessary antioxidants, while promoting more positive and greater energy. If you want to know more about ALL the possible benefits, read below. Enjoy this delightful, invigorating green tea that helps support your energy and well-being. You'll definitely want to add this to your beverage list and revitalize yourself naturally! Come in and get yours today.
Here are some facts and benefits about the ingredients:
Picked before the spring rains, Young Hyson ("Flourishing Spring") is from Eastern China where this tea is grown at high altitudes. After picking, they are masterfully crafted into the shape of a fine brow. They are then wok fired to prevent oxidation and during the second wok firing are hand-rolled and tightly twisted. The resulting tea brews golden-yellow with a slight sweetness from the young leaves and a robust flavor uncharacteristic of most green teas.
Eleuthero root or Ginseng Eleuthero has been prized by Chinese healers for thousands of years. eleuthero–or Eleutherococcus senticosus is also known as Siberian ginseng, though it's not exactly a “true” ginseng. However, it possesses adaptogenic properties and has a well-established reputation as an energy enhancer and brain booster. Other Benefits: Improves immune system response; Antioxidant protection; Reduces irritation; Better memory and recall; Increases libido; Improves mental clarity; Better focus; Alertness; Strengthens bones; Reduces outbreaks in individuals infected with Herpes; Encourages more restful sleep.
Schisandra berry is an adaptogen and a potent general tonic, decreasing fatigue, enhancing physical performance, and promoting endurance. (Dr. Axe excerpt): The berry counters stress by reducing the levels of stress hormones in the blood. Additionally, Schisandra offers great benefits for athletes. Other benefits include boosting liver function and helping with adrenal functions to help prevent adrenal fatigue, lowers inflammation, protects the skin, improved mental function, and beneficial for fertility and hormonal health.
If you are having issues with stress and caffeine, here's what Dr. Axe says about this: "One of the great thing about schisandra is that it doesn’t increase energy in similar ways to caffeine, by effecting the release of various stress hormones and altering blood sugar. As you probably know, caffeine use — especially caffeine overdose — can cause side effects like nervousness, restlessness and heart beat irregularities, but schisandra actually does the opposite. It essentially makes you feel calmer while also fighting off fatigue."
Ginkgo leaf, also known as ginkgo biloba, is one of the oldest living tree species on Earth. Both the seed and leaf have been used in Chinese medicine for centuries. Benefits may include: Improved Cognition; Helps Fight Free Radicals- Flavonoids and terpenoids, phytochemicals found in ginkgo leaves, behave as antioxidants; Helps Boost Blood Circulation; may help ward off anxiety; may help improve vision in people suffering from glaucoma
Gotu kola is also used for fatigue, anxiety, depression, psychiatric disorders, Alzheimer's disease, and improving memory and intelligence. (Herbal Wisdom excerpt): It is regarded as perhaps the most spiritual of all herbs in India. Growing in some areas of the Himalayas, gotu kola is used by yogis to improve meditation. It is said to develop the crown chakra, the energy center at the top of the head and to balance the right and left hemispheres of the brain, and considered one of the most important rejuvenative herbs in Ayurvedic Medicine. Benefits may include: Boosts central nervous system; Combats high blood pressure; Improves circulatory system; Repairs Skin; Protects veins and blood vessels; offer support for healthy memory function.
Licorice Root: (Dr. Mercola excerpt): Virtually all Chinese herbal formulas contain licorice because it assists in gastrointestinal absorption and “harmonizes” the herbal blends. In other words, it helps to enhance the effects of the other herbs. Benefits may include: Relieve Stomach Ulcers; Sore Throat, Cough and Cold Remedy; Acid Reflux and Digestive Support; Anti-Inflammatory and Immune System Support; Relieve Constipation; Fights Viral infections; Adrenal Support; PMS and Menopausal Support
In India, traditional Ayurvedic medicine regards licorice root as an expectorant, spasm-relieving, and anti-inflammatory, demulcent (relieves irritation of the mucous membranes) that also affects the function of the adrenal glands.
Ginger Tea’s Healing Effects: (Chopra.com excerpt): Researchers say the active volatile oils and pungent phenol compounds, such as gingerols and shogaols, are what give ginger its power, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center. Tea made from ginger has high levels of vitamin C and amino acids, as well as various trace elements such as calcium, zinc, sodium, phosphorus, and many others. Drinking ginger tea may: Help the body absorb nutrients; Help alleviate the stomach pain; Help with irritable bowl syndrome; Help with weight loss; Help fight cancer Help manage glucose levels; Improve circulation; Improve the food digestion; Increases the production of gastric juice; Protect against Alzheimer’s Disease; Open inflamed airways; Reduce arthritic inflammation; Relieve menstrual discomfort; Relieve stress; Stimulate appetite
Disclaimer: It is stressed that this information is in no way a substitute for personal supervision by qualified professional medical personnel. People with health problems should consult their physician. The information shared is in no way intended as medical fact or cure, but is for informational purposes only. All information is given freely for use at your own discretion and research from resources you trust is always encouraged. Women who are pregnant or nursing should always check with their healthcare professional.
Guayusa Energy Tea
GUAYUSA (gwhy-you-sa) TEA
Looking for a coffee substitute or maybe help with weight loss? Or something to improve mental clarity and alertness while it helps balance blood sugar and supports diabetics? What about boosting your physical energy and aiding in digestion? But with a smooth taste (because there are no tannins) that's not bitter like normal black and green teas? Stop in and get some today! I'm having mine on Ice--yummy!
Then you may want to consider Guayusa Tea. Procured from the Amazon, this leaf is naturally packed with 15 essential amino acids, caffeine, and polyphenols, providing a clean, focused energy. Because of it's unique mix of caffeine, theobromine, and theophyllineis, Guayusa gives a balanced energy effect without nervous jitters and resultant crashes.
(From Selfgrowth.com): “Guayusa Tea goes back over 4000 years as a herbal tea that is still used today by the shaman and villagers in the rainforests of Ecuador, Brazil, and other countries. This tea contains caffeine and the relaxing agent theophylline and polyphenols that provides balanced energy without jitters or the caffeine crash we associate with drinking coffee. Plus Guayusa Tea has other health benefits because it’s one of the most “Powerful” antioxidants around.
Guayusa Tea is also called “The Night Watchman” because it keeps people awake, helps with overcoming fears, and helps to keep people calm when things are chaotic. Guayusa Tea is very popular in Ecuador and has a fruity, mild, and it’s not bitter. Most people take one teaspoon of the dried herb and steep them in a cup of very hot water for 5 to 15 minutes for potent cup of herbal tea that will start the day off with lots of energy. And Guayusa Tea can also be made into ice tea with has a nice aroma. Guayusa Tea also contains theophylline which is a wonderful relaxing agent found in green tea which helps to put a person into an alpha brain wave state… or relaxation state and focused energy. Guayusa has much less caffeine than coffee and more than green tea and yerba mate’. Guayusa contains about 90 mgs per typical 8 ounce cup of tea.
Guayusa Tea much better than coffee and in Ecuador it’s used to replace Yerba Mate’, which is a powerful stimulant that’s popular in South America. The Guayusa tree grows to be almost 30 feet tall and it’s related to our holly plants we have in North America. Guayusa also contains theobromine which is also found in chocolate which is a powerful antioxidant and a vasodilator which opens up the lungs… and it’s a stimulant and a diuretic.
Guayusa Tea is also called a Superfood because it contains an amazing amount of powerful antioxidants. Only raw cacao powder has more antioxidants than Guayusa tea… in fact Guayusa contains more antioxidants than acai berries, goji berries, black berries, blue berries, and even kale. And Guayusa Tea even has 50% more antioxidants than green tea… powerful! This means that Guayusa Tea is great for cleaning up vasodilator in the body and preventing cardiovascular disease, strokes, and even cancer. And it also contains saponins and flavonoids that are also powerful antioxidants.
Guayusa Tea also contains lots of Vitamin C which is great for helping to prevent colds and flus. Plus it also contains Vitamin D and calcium for strong bones, zinc for a strong immune system, chromium for strong muscles, magnesium for enzyme production… and even 15 essential proteins including leucine which is very important for health and for slowing the aging process.
Other functions of Guayusa Tea are that it helps to tone and strengthen the lungs, digestive system, kidneys, and urinary tract systems. Guayusa Tea boosts metabolism because it contains chlorgenic acid thus helping with weight loss and obesity, and it depresses appetite at the same time. Also Guayusa Tea lowers and balances blood sugar making it great for diabetics… and it lowers blood pressure.