The herbs in this tea may help your body to be less reactive to airborne irritants and, at the same time, to clear the sinus passageways. It provides seasonal and year-round support.
Ingredients: Stinging nettle*, eyebright*, elderflowers*, hyssop*, plantain*, marshmallow leaves*, lemon verbena*
Eyebright (Euphrasia officinalis): Eyebright is used for congestion of the nose, sinuses, and eyes; inflammation of the eyelids; eye styes; eye fatigue symptoms. It is used to assist with ailments of the eyes such as conjunctivitis, swollen eyes or itchy eyes.
Nettle (Urtica dioica): Stinging nettle has a long medicinal history. It has been used for hundreds of years to treat painful muscles and joints, eczema, arthritis, gout, anemia, urinary tract infections and hay fever.
Elderflowers (Sambucus nigra): One of the elderflower’s properties is its role to relieve the inflammatory nature of allergic reactions, soothing and toning mucus membranes in the nose and throat. From an ayurvedic perspective, its actions also dispense the accumulation that takes place in the respiratory system by eliminating toxins from the blood.
Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis): Research has confirmed that hyssop is soothing to mucous membranes. It is a good expectorant and antiviral herb commonly used to treat respiratory conditions such as influenza, sinus infections, colds, asthma and bronchitis. It is essential for anyone who deals with respiratory issues, breathing difficulties, allergies, and recurring lung issues.
Plantain (Plantago lanceolata): Nature’s own antibiotic, traditionally used to treat colds, coughs, fevers and sinusitis. It helps to expel phlegm and soothe inflamed and painful mucous membranes in the nose, throat, bronchi and lungs. Plantain is particularly useful to treat wheezing and asthma.
Marshmallow (Althaea officinalis): Marshmallow has antibacterial and anti-allergy properties. It is high in mucilage and is helpful for symptomatic relief of coughs and irritated throats.
Lemon Verbena (Aloysia citrodora): Research has connected lemon verbena with lowered oxidative stress levels and better overall health of the body, evidence by a decisive increase in white blood cells, the first line of defense for our immune system. Lemon Verbena reduces inflammation, boosts the immune system, calms the stomach, reduces fevers and clear up congestion. A powerful herb and a delight to drink.
Use 2 tsp. for a cup of tea (250ml), steep for 10-15 minutes and strain. Add honey if desired. Herbs can be reused to make another cup on the same day.
Drink 2-4 times per day starting a few weeks before as well as during the hay fever season.
Use in combination with Health Elixir and Eye Compress for best results.
All herbs are 100% organically grown on KoruKai Herb Farm, Pigeon Bay, Banks Peninsula.
30g loose herbal tea. Makes about 30 cups.