We here at the Whistling Kettle like to make everyone aware of some of the great medical properties that herbs have. Specifically we’d like to introduce to you an Ayurvedic wellness tea designed to boost the immune system and help deal with seasonal issues that crop up in the fall. This blend, based on traditional Ayurvedic and Western herbs and botanicals, helps to rebuild wellness from within, releasing stagnation and enlivening the senses.
Rooibos: Yet another benefit of Rooibos tea lies in its flavonoid content. Flavonoids have the anti-spasmodic properties highly sought by asthmatics, those with bronchial problems requiring a bronchiodilator, and those suffering from allergies. Anti-inflammatory properties help in these cases, too. A cloth moistened in the hot tea and inhaled is said to be beneficial in these instances.
Organic Fennel Seed: Rich in phytoestrogens, Fennel is often used for colic, wind, irritable bowel, kidneys, spleen, liver, lungs, suppressing appetite, and increasing urine flow. Fennel is also commonly used to treat amenhorrea, angina, asthma, anxiety, depression, heartburn, water retention, lower blood pressure, boost libido, respiratory congestion, & coughs.
Organic Linden Flowers: Linden flowers contain a few different health benefits, but are most commonly used for treating a cold or a cough, and related symptoms or ailments. The aromatic herb helps to alleviate a stuffy noise and clear nasal passages, as well as break up mucus from the throat.
Other health benefits of linden flowers are for reducing stress on the body, as well as having a light calming effect, serving to help reduce anxiety. Various studies have also shown the linden flower to be successful at treating stomach pains and relieving gas pressure
Licorice Root: Licorice root has an impressive list of well documented uses and is probably one of the most over-looked of all herbal remedies. It is used for many ailments including asthma, athlete's foot, b aldness, body odour, bursitis, canker sores, chronic fatigue, depression, colds and flu, coughs, dandruff, emphysema, gingivitis and tooth decay, gout, heartburn, HIV, viral infections, fungal infections, ulcers, liver problems, Lyme disease, menopause, psoriasis, shingles, sore throat, tendinitis, tuberculosis, ulcers, yeast infections, prostate enlargement and arthritis.
Organic Neem: act as anti bacterial, anti parasitic, anti fungal, anti protozoal and anti viral thus helps in protection from all the microorganisms, which are always ready to invade in our body causing serious ailments.
Organic Cinnamon chips: stimulates digestion and circulation, fights bacterial, fungal and viral infections milk thistle seed: safely cleans and protects the liver, the bodys most important organ for cleansing, also lowers cholesterol
Elderberry :Used for its antioxidant activity, to lower cholesterol, improve vision, boost the immune system, improve heart health and for coughs, colds, flu, bacterial and viral infections and tonsilitis.
Echinacea: should be of particular interest during the cold and flu season when you are exposed to these illnesses on a regular basis. When used correctly it is the closest thing to a cure for the common cold
Chili: Contain numerous health benefits, Vitamin C , capsaicin, which gives strong spicy pungent character. Early laboratory studies on experimental mammals suggest that capsaicin has anti-bacterial, anti-carcinogenic, analgesic and anti-diabetic properties.
Hot tea brewing method: Place teaspoons per cup (and add 1 teaspoon for the pot) into the teapot. Pour boiling (212 degrees) water into pot and let it steep for 5-7 minutes or so.