The Herb Centre's medical herbalists have created 9 medicinal herbal tea blends which are available to drink in our café or buy in our shop. These herbal combinations have traditionally been used to improve health and well being.
HERE ARE OUR 3 NEW TEA BLENDS
NEW Pregnancy Tea: The herbs used in this blend strengthen and support the body and help relieve stress during pregnancy. It helps to tone the uterus in preparation to birth. This blend is also nourishing due to its mineral content and Peppermint aids digestions as well as gives it a refreshing taste.
NEW UriCare: The soothing and antiseptic effect of this blend is helpful in urinary tract infections. The blend is also anti-inflammatory and bladder strengthening and has a natural sweet taste from the root of Liquorice.
NEW Sleep Easy: A blend that combines calming and sedative herbs to promote a more restful sleep. It can help to reduce anxiety and calm digestion and mind. This tea can be enjoyed day or night without causing drowsiness.
Liver Lover: This herbal formula encourages and enhances a healthy liver function. It stimulates the liver, supports bile production and has a cleansing effect. The blend of dandelion root and cinnamon give its spicy sweet and slightly bitter flavour.
Rest & Rejuvenate: This blend of herbs can help to relax and revive by supporting the nervous system and adrenal response. The pleasantly sweet and rounded taste of this blend comes from Liquorice root.
Dreamy Digestion: Kawakawa helps ease discomforts associated with indigestion. Digestive herbs such as Peppermint and Chamomile gives this tea a calming and soothing effect on the digestion. It has a refreshing taste and can be enjoyed hot or cold after meals or any time you have an unsettled digestion.
Teriffic Tonic: The combination of Kawakawa and nervine herbs give this blend tonic effect on the nervous system. It may lift your mood and increase your energy levels. Kawakawa is a New Zealand native herb that has a distinct refreshing peppery taste with added hints of vanilla.
Bug Buster: Elderflower helps to tone the mucous membranes and is helpful for hayfever symptoms. The combination of immune supporting herbs in this blend such as Thyme & Echinacea help to prevent infections and reduce the severity of symptoms. The antiseptic properties of these herbs are effective for throat and chest infections. It has a tangy citrus flavour with hints of Thyme aromas.
Breastfeeding Tea: This nutritive blend of herbs has a gentle nerve tonic action and stimulates the flow of breast milk. It also helps with the recovery after birth, toning and strengthening the uterus. The sweet flavour of fennel gives this tea a refreshingly great taste.
The Herb Centre stocks a wide range of therapeutic dried herbs such as Dandelion, Burdock, Calendula, Chamomile, Sage, Thyme, Oat straw, Nettle, Raspberry leaf, Red Clover, Fennel, Liquorice, Rosehips, Kawakawa and many more.
These can be used for making herbal tea infusions or decoctions, poultices, compresses, washes, creams & ointments, medicinal infused oils and tinctures.
Medicinal herbs have been used for centuries for various ailments to restore well being. In many cultures they have played an important role in maintaining and promoting health in the community. Today the traditional use of these herbs are still relevant and increasing scientific research is confirming their health benefits.
How to Make a Herbal Tea
To make a cup of herbal tea add a teaspoon of tea into your strainer, pour almost boiling water over the the herbs and infuse for 5-10 min. Root and dried berry teas need to be boiled to extract the most of the therapeutic plant actives. Boil the tea for 10 min in a pot, let cool then drink.
The same measurement applies as for the leaf/flower teas (1 tsp/cup). It is best to put a lid on your cup/pot to keep all the goodness in the cup. Once infused you can add ingredients such as honey or other sweeteners, lemon juice or even enjoy it as an iced tea.
The Benefits of Loose Leaf Tea
A loose leaf tea has undergone little processing and contains fresher plant materials. They are also more bioactive due to less packaging that filters active plant components out. Teas are a quick delivery form to get therapeutic health benefits and are very safe. They can be used for a wide range of health conditions.