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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 Horse Chestnut seeds crushed (Aesculus hippocastanum), organicHorse chestnut seeds have astringent constituents, helping to tone the vein walls which, when slack or distended, may become varicose, hemorrhoidal or otherwise problematic.

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Botanical Name: Equisetum arvense

Organic Status: Certified Organic

Country of Origin: Poland

Plant Part: Aerials

$8.20 / pack(s) *

In traditional European, Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine, Hydrangea is valued as a kidney antiseptic and often used for treatment of mild kidney and bladder problems

 

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Hyssop, Hyssopus officinalis. Traditionally, Hyssop tea is a popular herbal choice in respiratory infections with excessive mucus production as it stimulates the production of more liquid mucus and expectoration, thus clearing thick phlegm. Hyssop can irritate the mucous membranes, so it is best given after an infection has peaked, when the tonic-action encourages recovery.

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Inulin is a natural fiber supplement used as prebiotic and to reduce the percentage of visceral fat.

Inulin is also a water soluble fiber used as a prebiotic for the maintenance of healthy bacteria and regular functions of the intestines, for aiding slimming, to reduce the percentage of visceral fat, and with benefit in diabetes. 

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Botanical Name: Chondrus crispus, Certified Organic. A demulcent and emollient, Irish moss, as a tea or extract, is mainly taken for coughs and bronchitis and to sooth dry or irritated mucose membranes lining the respiratory, the urinary, and the gastrointestinal tracts. 
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Botanical Name: Juniperus communis

Organic Status: Certified Organic

Country of Origin: Hungary

Plant Part: Berries

Traditional Use: The tea or alcoholic extract of Juniper berries are often used as herbal diuretic in conditions of water retention, in arthritis, cystitis, and prostate enlargement.  

According to the German Commission E Monographs, Juniper berries should not be used in pregnancy or kidney inflammation.

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Botanical Name: Ascophylum nodosum, Organic Status: Organic, Country of Origin: Norway. Kelp is seaweed, also known as Bladderwrack, used traditionally as a rich source of Iodine. Kelp may be of benefit in the natural management of obesity, thyroid problems and, in combination, for goitre. The daily dose should not exceed 150mcg of Iodine. The consumption of seaweed, in general, is associated with lower cancer rates.

Kelp raises the metabolic rate by increasing hormone production by the thyroid gland and it is thus beneficial in cases of underactive thyroid function and related lethargy and weight gain. Other uses: arthritis, colorectal cancer.

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A blend of dried, loose herbs stimulating the kidneys, with diuretic effect. Ingredients: Golden rod, Cleavers, Horsetail, Juniper berries.

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Botanical name: Polygonium aviculare, Common names: Knotgrass, Knotweed, Status: Organic, Country of Origin: The Chech Republic, Parts used: Aerials

Main Ingredients: Tannins and Silicic acid.

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Loose Tea, Botanical Name: Alchemilla vulgaris; Organic Status: Organic; Country of Origin: Greece; Plant Part: Aerials 

Traditional Use: Ladies mantle is rich in tannins, astringent compounds which contract muscle tissue, arrest bleeding, and stop diarrhoea. This herb is mostly used to reduce heavy menstrual bleeding and regulate the menstrual cycle.

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Loose Tea, Botanical Name: Lavendula angustifolia, Organic Status: Certified Organic, Country of Origin: Hungary, Plant Part: Flowers

Used for anxiety, nervousness, and physical symptoms caused by stress such as tension headaches, migraine, palpitations and insomnia.The hot tea causes sweating and reduces fevers, helps to detoxify the body by increasing elimination of toxins via the skin and, with its mild diuretic action, through the urine.

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Loose tea. A tea for soothing the nerves and lifting the spirits, with benefits for the digestive and immune systems too. Due to anti-viral properties, Lemon balm is used as a traditional medicine in the treatment of viral infections caused by the Herpes virus. Lemon balm helps relieve fever and it is safe and tested traditional remedy to take during colds or influenza.

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Loose Tea, Botanical Name: Cymbopogon citratus, Organic Status: Organic, Country of Origin: Turkey, Plant Part: Aerials

Traditional Use: As a natural anti-fungal and antibacterial remedy and to calm anxiety and nervous tension. It is believed to boost immunity, lower cholesterol and calm the nerves.

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Traditional Use: for colds and cold related coughs, mucous congestion, cararrh

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Botanical Name: Glycyrrhiza glabra; Organic Status: Organic; Country of Origin: Spain; Plant Part: Root

Liquorice has marked anti-inflammatory action, beneficial in arthritis or gastritis, reflux indigestion. Liquorice has a mild laxative effect. It stimulates the adrenal glands, thus its use in chronic fatigue syndrome. Continuous liquorice intake over long period of time may result in higher blood pressure and it is not recommended.

 

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A blend of medicinal herbs, used traditionally to promote colon cleansing and liver detoxification. Ingredients: Dried Chelidonium bark, Dandelion root, Senna pods, Frangula bark, Peppermint leaves.

$13.65 / pack(s) *

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A stimulant to the respiratory system and one of the best expectorant and anti-spasmodic herbs for bronchitis, whooping cough and emphysema. 

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Dried petals of organically grown Calendula officinalis plants. The bright yellow petals of the Marigold or Calendula flowers have well established history of traditional use based on their special healing effects. They are also a powerhouse of antioxidants with beneficial effects on the skin and good for the health of the eyes.

 

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Loose Tea, Botanical Name: Althea officinalis; Organic Status: Wildcrafted; Country of Origin: Bulgaria; Plant Part: Leaves

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Loose Tea, Botanical Name: Althea officinalis; Organic Status: Wildcrafted; Country of Origin: Bulgaria; Plant Part: Root

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 Yerba mateIlex paraguariensis Traditionally used as a stimulant or diuretic herb, of benefit in rheumatism and gout

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Meadowsweet, Filipendula ulmaria.  Traditional medicine for heartburn, gastritis, peptic ulcers and hiatus hernia. By reducing the acidity levels around the joints, meadowsweet also reduces the pain due to gout and arthritis.

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Traditionally used as a cardiac tonic, immunostimulating, with hypotensive, antineoplastic, sedative, and antispasmodic effects.

 

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Botanical Name: Leonurus cardiaca

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Botanical Name: Mucuna pruriens; Common Name: Velvet bean

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Mucuna pruriens, commonly known as Velvet Bean, has been used in the traditional Ayurvedic system in India for thousands of years. Mucuna is traditionally used as an aphrodisiac and research suggests it may increase sperm count and imrove fertility. Mucuna pruriens contains L-Dopa and increases Dopamine levels in the brain and this effect may be positive in some conditions and negative in others.

Warning: Do not use if you are pregnant, may become pregnant, or breastfeeding. If you have a history of melanoma or any blood glucose disorder such as diabetes, or if you are taking MAO inhibitors or any prescription drug, consult your physician before using this product.

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Botanical Name: Artemisia vulgaris

Mugwort is a traditional remedy for worms. Other functions in the digestive system include its use as a bitter and tonic, to increase appetite, stimulate the bile flow and promote digestion. Also used to trigger delayed menstrual flow.

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Botanical Name: Verbascum thapsus

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Botanical Name: Commiphora molmol

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Botanical Name: Melia azadirachta

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Botanical Name: Urtica dioica

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Botanical Name: Urtica dioica

 

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Botanical Name: Quercus robur

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Botanical Name: Olea Europea

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Botanical Name: Iris Florentina

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Botanical Name: Passiflora incarnata

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Botanical Name: Carica papaya 

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Botanical Name: Mentha pulegium

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Botanical Name: Mentha piperita

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Loose dried Plantain Leaves; Botanical Name: Plantago major,  Common names: Plantain, Ribwort, Parts used: Leaves

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Botanical Name: Zanthoxylum americanum

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Botanical Name: Plantago psyllium

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Botanical Name: Picrasma excelsa

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Common Name: Rubus idaeus

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Botanical Name: Trifolium pratense

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Botanical Name: Rheum palmatum, Rheum officinale; Sanskrit: Amlavetasa;  Chinese: Da huang

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Botanical Name: Rosa Canina

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