Dried Herbs and Teas

Dried Herbs and Teas

Dried Herbs and Teas

Herbal beverages, commonly known as teas, have gained popularity among health conscious consumers. They have penetrated into an emerging niche market along with other popular beverages such as tea, coffee and cocoa which are also prepared using plant materials. In addition, a rapidly growing segment of the population uses herbal beverages for slimming, weight loss and a number of other cosmetic purposes.

In general, herbal teas are prepared from natural ingredients of different morphological plant parts, namely leaves, stems, roots, fruits, buds and flowers. Herbal teas are rich sources of natural bioactive compounds such as carotenoids, phenolic acids, flavonoids, coumarins, alkaloids, polyacetylenes, saponins and terpenoids, among others. Scientific evidence shows that these bioactive compounds render a myriad of biological effects, such as antioxidant, antibacterial, antiviral, antiinflammatory, antiallergic, antithrombotic and vasodilatory action, as well as antimutagenicity, anticarcinogenicity and antiaging effects, among others. 

The table below shows some examples of commonly used herbal teas with proven clinical benefits:

 

Local name Scientific name Family Plant part Health benefits
         
Indian Sarasaparilla, Iramusu Hemidesmus indicus Asclepiadaceae Dried whole plant Antioxidant, antithrobotic, antiplatelet aggregation
Pegaga, Indian pennywort, Gotukola Centella asiatica Apiaceae Dried whole plant Anticancer, increase the activity of antioxidant enzymes
Chamomile Matricaria chamomilla Compositae Dried flowers Antioxidant, hypocholesterolemic, anticancer, antiinlammatory
Chamaemelum nobile      
Heart leaved mooseed Tinospora cordifolia Menispermaceae Stem, roots Antidiabetic, antiinlammatory
Corriandum Coriandrum sativum Apiaceae Dried fruits Antioxidant, antibacterial, hypocholesterolemic, anticancer, antiinlammatory
Dag cayi Sideritis condensate Lamiaceae Dried aerial parts Antioxidant, antibacterial
Peppermint tea Mentha piperita Lamiaceae Dried leaves Antioxidant, antitumor
Yerba mate Ilex paraguariensis Aquifoliaceae   hypocholesterolemic,hepatoprotective, cardiovascular system protective
Sage, adacayi, minchi Salvia officinalis Lamiaceae   Increase liver antioxidant status
Rosehips Rosa canina   Fruits Antiinlammatory
Rooibos Aspalathus linearis     Antioxidant, anticancer

Reference: Herbal beverages: Bioactive compounds and their role in disease risk reduction - A review. J Tradit Complement Med. 2018 Oct; 8(4): 451–458.


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Traditionally used for bedwetting, kidney stones, and enlarged prostate.

Couch grass, Agropyron repens. Recommended for urinary tract infections as cystitis and urethritis or combined with other herbs for kidney stones. Reduces the irritation and laceration caused by stones and prevents their further enlargement

Viburnum opulus. Traditionally used as antispasmodic, astringent, sedative, nervine. The bark contains valeric esters, and the tea or tincture of the dried bark effectively alleviates muscle cramping, particularly menstrual cramps and associated pain.

The herb is often prescribed for irritable bowel syndrome and hemorrhoids, and it is used to staunch wounds. Cranesbill may also be used to treat heavy menstrual bleeding and excessive vaginal discharge. 

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Botanical Name: Turnera diffusa

Damiana is a traditional tonic, believed to stimulate the mind and lift the spirit. Valued as restorative for the nervous system, particularly when anxiety and depression are present. 

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Botanical Name: Taraxacum officinale

Diuretic, tonic, antirheumatic and a mild aperient. Very rich in iron and other minerals. Excellent tonic for the liver, gallbladder, and the adrenal glands.

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Botanical Name: Taraxacum officinale

Traditionally used as a blood-purifying beverage and coffee substitute with diuretic and liver-cleansing qualities. Very rich in iron and other minerals. Excellent tonic for the liver, gallbladder, and the adrenal glands.

 

Dandelion stimulates the release of bile from the liver into the gallbladder. The herb is used to support treatment of a variety of liver and gallbladder disorders, especially the incomplete digestion of fats. The release of bile is laxative, and accelerates the breakdown of various steroid hormones, causing an indirect, favorable effect on eczema and other skin conditions.
Dandelion is one of the best herbal diuretics. It stimulates urination but also replaces the potassium lost to the increased volume of urine.  

Dandelion should be used with caution in the presence of gall stones.  

The roasted root is used as a blood-purifying beverage and coffee substitute, rich in nutrients,  with diuretic and liver-cleansing qualities. Excellent tonic for the liver, gallbladder, and the adrenal glands.

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DEVILS' CLAW, Harpagophytum procumbens. Anti-inflammatory, analgesic, sedative. Traditionally devil's claw has been used as a tonic, especially for digestive problems; for arthritis and rheumatism; and to reduce fevers.

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This blend of herbs is safe and 100% natural alternative, promoting elimination of excessive water accumulation(as in swollen legs), kidney cleanse and blood purification.

Ingredients: Each 100 gm contains 2o gm of each of the following organically grown herbs:

Golden Rod, Couch Grass, Buchu, Horsetail, Juniper Berries 

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Dong Quai, Angelica sinensis, Organic Dried Root. The phytoestrogens in dong quai work to bring the body's natural estrogen into balance. (Duke,James, Ph.D.) Historically, it has been prescribed for uterine bleeding, painful menses, and other abnormalities of the menstrual cycle. For menopausal women it addresses symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats and mood swings. (Gladstar, Rosemary) . Dong quai strengthens the immune system by increasing production of white blood cells, assisting the liver in ridding the body of toxins. This immune enhancement may come into play in cancer prevention and as an adjunct to debilitating effects of treatment. (Duke,James, Ph.D.)

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A blend of organically grown, loose medicinal herbs, traditionally known to help kill cancer cells.

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 Echinacea purpurea dried herb, organic. Also known as purple coneflower. Traditionally used as an antiseptic and immune stimulating herb during infections, particularly those affecting the respiratory and the urinary systems. The use of Echinacea for longer than 8 weeks at the time is not recommended.

 

 

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Echinacea purpurea dried herb, organic. Also known as purple coneflower. Traditionally used as an antiseptic and immune stimulating herb during infections, particularly those affecting the respiratory and the urinary systems. The use of Echinacea for longer than 8 weeks at the time is not recommended.

 
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Botanical name: Sambucus nigra; A wonderful remedy for the onset of colds and flu - stimulates circulation and perspiration, brings down the temperature & cleanses the system by elimination of toxins through the pores of the skin. Also used as a nerve relaxant and for lifting mild depression. A hot tea at night time will help induce a restful sleep, particularly good for children.

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Botanical name: Sambucus nigra; A wonderful traditional remedy for the onset of colds and flu - stimulates circulation and perspiration, brings down the temperature; cleanses the system by elimination of toxins through the pores of the skin. Also used as a nerve relaxant and for lifting mild depression. A hot tea at night time will help induce a restful sleep, particularly good for children.

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Botanical Name: Inula helenum, Common Names: Elecampane, Country of  Origin: The Chech Republic, Parts used: Root

Traditional medicinal applications: Used traditionally for the warming effect on the lungs and gentle expectorant, mucus clearing action.

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Botanical Name: Inula helenum, Common Names: Elecampane, Country of  Origin: The Chech Republic, Parts used: Root

Traditional medicinal applications: Used traditionally for the warming effect on the lungs and gentle expectorant, mucus clearing action.

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Botanical Name: Epilobium parviflorum, Common Names: Willow herb, Small Flowered Willow Tree, Small Leaf Willow, Fireweed,  Parts Used: All Aerial parts, Country of Origin: Bulgaria. 

Epilobium has anti-inflammatory and diuretic effects and is commonly used, alone or combined with nettle root, saw palmetto and pygeum, for prostate disorders, such as for relief of the symptoms of enlarged prostate and prostatitis.

 

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Botanical Name: Euphrasia officinalis, Common Names: Eyebright, Parts Used: The Aerial Parts, Country of Origin: Germany

Eyebright tightens the mucous membranes of the eye and relieves the inflammation of conjunctivitis and blepharitis. Its ability to counter mucus means that eyebright is often used for infectious and allergic conditions affecting the eyes, middle ear, sinuses, and nasal passages.

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Dried Fennel Seeds, Foeniculum vulgare. Best for relief from bloating and associated stomach pain. Fennel seeds stimulate the appetite (used in anorexia) and have mild diuretic and anti-inflammatory effect. Believed to be of benefit in kidney stones disease.

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Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) seeds extract

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Dried Seeds of Fenugreek, Trigonella Faenum-graecum, Organic

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Organic, loose tea of Feverfew, Tanacetum vulgare.  Known to aid menstrual irregularities and prevent migraine attacks in some patients

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Frangula, also known as buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica). The bark tea has laxative effect and it is cheifly used for its purgative action in chronic constipation.

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Standartized Ginger Root Extract 5:1. In herbal medicine, ginger is used to relieve morning sickness and motion sickness, as it is regarded as an excellent carminative (a substance which promotes the elimination of intestinal gas) and intestinal spasmolytic (a substance which relaxes and soothes the intestinal tract). Modern scientific research has revealed that ginger possesses numerous therapeutic properties including antioxidant effects and direct anti-inflammatory effects, of benefit in chronic arthritis.

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Gingko is one of the best herbs for degenerative senility, short-term memory loss, tinnitus and diabetic retinopathy, for cold feet, for the prevention of strokes, heart attacks and altitude sickness and in ADHD.

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Panax Ginseng Organic Cut. Traditionally used as an Adrenal Tonic, increasing the speed of reflexes and dinishing fatigue, helping the body and the brain to adapt better to the environment. Korean ginseng stimulates the sexual function in both sexes and helps keeping normal blood sugar levels in diabetes

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Siberian Ginseng is an adrenal tonic, enhancing energy levels and the ability to adapt and preserve strength during times of stress or disease. Siberian ginseng has some oestrogenic effect, beneficial for women with symptoms of menopause.

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The berries are a liver and kidney tonic. In Chinese medicine, the liver is associated with the eyes, and lycium berries are considered excellent for failing eyesight. They improve the circulation and absorption of nutrients by the cells and help with many symptoms, including dizziness, tinnitus, blurred vision, and wasting conditions. The berries are rich in antioxidants and traditionally believed to prolong life. Most commonly used as a tea.

 
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Goldenrod, as a tea or extract, is most beneficial in cystitis, prostate inflammation, kidney infection and for flushing out kidney and bladder stones. The diuretic action can help to flush away bacteria and small stones. The anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic actions can help to sooth irritated tissue in the urinary tract, but something else seems to be involved in reducing and even preventing stones. The tea is of great benefit when given to children with gastroenteritis. Mild with a slightly bitter aftertaste, Goldenrod tea tastes good with just a bit of honey. The tea should be drunk between meals. As a gargle, golden rod may be effective in laryngitis and may be applied externally to promote the healing of wounds. The tea is also used as a mouthwash for oral thrush or as douche solution.
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Botanical name: Hydrastis canadensis, Country of Origin: USA   

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Ayurvedic medicine regards Gotu kola as a "rejuvenator", boosting memory and concentration, and circulation and venous return, of benefit in varicose veins. Clinical studies have revealed the healing, anti-inflammatory properties of Gotu kola on skin ulcers(particularly those rekated to poor circulation) and scarring. In Europe, Gotu kola is used prior and after surgery, for prevention and  treatment of keloid and hyperthrophic scars, as well as arthritis and rheumatism. There are evidence suggesting that Gotu kola may be of benefit in Hashimoto's hyperthyroid disease.

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Gravel Root, as well as Stone root, as the traditional names suggest, are herbs for getting rid of stones in the body, such as Kidney and Gall Bladder Stones, as well as for preventing stone formation. In addition, Gravel root contains active pharmacological compounds with proven anti-inflammatory effect, beneficial in inflammation of the bladder(cystisis), in urethritis, rheumatism and gout. The root or rhizome of this herb is believed to facilitate in treating rheumatism and gout by augmenting the elimination of waste products from the kidneys.

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Annona muriatica. The Graviola tree can be found in the rain forests of Africa, South America, and Southeast Asia. Its scientific name is Annona muricata. It is also known as custard apple, cherimoya, guanabana, soursop and brazilian paw paw. The active ingredient is thought to be a type of plant compound (phytochemical) called annonaceous acetogenins. The fruits present a beneficial supplement to those suffering from high blood pressure or angina. There is ongoing research proving the benefits and potential for use of Graviola in cancer patients.

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Green tea contains phytocompounds called methylxanthenes which have shown to increase the metabolic activity and thus accelerate weight loss. Green tea is also a vitally important antioxidant and contains two very potent antioxidant chemicals, polyphenols and gallic acid. Both provide substantial protection from free radicals, especially those which damage fatty acids.

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Grindelia is one of the herbs of choice to use when there is narrowing of the airway passages, as in asthma and bronchitis. It is often blended with other herbs with similar effect, such as lobelia for example

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Synonym---Lignum Vitae, Parts Used---Resin, bark, wood. Habitat---West Indies, South America.

Specially useful for rheumatoid arthritis, also in chronic rheumatism and gout, relieving the pain and inflammation between the attacks, and lessening their recurrence if doses are continued. It is also a mild laxative and diuretic. 

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Botanical Name: Paullinia cupana

It has been shown through clinical studies that Guarana can improve memory, mood and alertness. The biggest advantage is that it can help you lose weight. In a 45-week study, people who consumed 75 mg of Guarana per day lost an average of 11 lbs. 

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Gymnema sylvestre fluid extract is a traditional ayurvedic medicine

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Gymnema is traditionally used for diabetes.

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Hawthorn helps to bring the blood pressure and heart rate to normality by improving circulation to the heart and the brain and strengthening the heart beat, as well as lowering the cholesterol levels and softening the hardened arterial walls. 

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Traditional Medicinal Use: It is considered as a ?blood purifier?, and therefore associated with treatment of all sorts of skin problems (acne, eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, itching). Due to its expectorant properties, it is recognized as helpful in treatment of bronchitis, asthma and whooping cough. It is also a good diuretic, and therefore advisable in treatment of arthritis and rheumatism. Due to salicylic acids, the plant has anti-inflammatory properties. Chinese healers use the plant to soften certain tumors (breast cancer, lung and gastrointestinal cancers). Heartsease has also shown to be very helpful in lowering the blood pressure and reduction of painful urination.

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Traditional medicinal uses: as an astringent to stop diarrhea, to improve the functioning of the liver and gallbladder, to reduce swelling (inflammation) of the kidney, bladder and gallbladder, and to prevent the formation of stones in the above. Herb Robert contains Germanium, a trace mineral of significant importance for the cell oxygenation, immunity, and cancer prevention.

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Each capsule is packed with herbs, traditionally used to enhance immunity and fight off colds during the winter months. 

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Holly Basil, Hollocimum basillica, also known in Ayruvedic tradition as Tulsi, and formally named Ocimum sanctum, is used in Ayurvedic medicine as an adaptogen to counter life stresses.

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The herb is used mostly for its sedative effect. Hops helps to reduce irritability and restlessness and promotes a good night's sleep. 

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Black horehound (Ballota nigra) has a long history of herbal use, being especially effective in its action as an antiemetic for treatment of nausea and travel sickness and for vomiting due to nervous tension.

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White horehound is a well-known and popular herbal medicine that is often used as a domestic remedy for coughs, colds, wheeziness. The mild, pleasantly flavoured tea, made from the dried leaves is a favourite cough remedy. 

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