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Ingredients

ROOTS

Astragalus Membranaceus

Astragalus, also known as milk vetch, is a type of legume. There are multiple species of astragalus, but astragalus membranaceous, in particle, possess multiple health benefits.

Free radicals damage cells and are linked to many health problems associated with ageing. Astragalus helps inhibit free radicals with its antioxidant effects, thereby stimulating the immune system. Astragalus can be used as a general tonic to protect the live, fight bacteria and viruses. 

Burdock Root (Arctium lappa)

Native to North Asia and Europe, Burdock root has been used as a part of traditional Chinese medicine for centuries both as a diuretic and digestive aid. More recent research show that Burdock root is packed full of antioxidants and protect cells in the bodies from damage due to free radicals. Further, it has the ability to remove toxins from the blood and act as purifier to the system, which may assist in the fight against bacteria and infections.

It should also be noted that as a natural diuretic, the burdock root can increase dehydration. Pregnant women or women trying to become pregnant should take caution and consult their medical practitioner before consuming burdock root.

Codonopsis Pilosula

Codonopsis Pilosula, commonly known as Dang Shen, is a perennial flowering plant, that climbs up to 1.7m, native to Northeast Asia and Korea. Its root is widely used as an ingredient in Chinese herbal soups and beverages. 

A gentle tonic that can increase energy levels and help the body increase its endurance towards stress, Codonopsis is sometimes used as a substitute to ginseng to help boost the immune system, though its effects are relatively milder and less long-lasting.

Research has shown that it can help increase haemoglobin and red blood cell levels and lowers the blood pressure.

Ginseng

Both American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius, L.) and Asian ginseng (Panax Ginseng) are believed to boost energy, lower blood sugar and cholesterol levels, reduce stress, promote relaxation, treat diabetes, and manage sexual dysfunction in men.

Research suggest that ginseng may possess benefits for cognition, behaviour and quality of life, although the authors of the review cautioned that despite the positive findings, studies are generally inconclusive. 

It should be noted that there are many different types and grades of ginseng and Tily Tea uses American Ginseng tails, which generally has milder effects.

Ginger (Zingiber officinale)

A popular ingredient in Asian and Indian cuisines, ginger has also been used for medicinal purposes, dating back thousands of years. Possible health benefits include relieving nausea, loss of appetite, motion sickness and pain.

The root of underground stem of the ginger plant can be consumed fresh, powdered, dried as a spice, in oil form, or as juice.

  

FRUITS

Goji Berries (Lycium barbarum)

Goji berries have been used in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years. Low in calories, fat-free, a good source of fiber and a high antioxidant food, goji berries may help to fight diseases, manage weight and promote better digestion. Usually eaten raw, dried or in liquid or powder form, these berries contain a wide range of phytonutrients, vitamins, giving them the name of “superfood”.

In a study published by the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, goji berries may help - increase ratings for energy levels, athletic performances, quality of sleep, focus on activities, calmness, and happy feelings, while reduce fatigue and stress. 

Red Dates (Ziziphus jujuba)

Red Dates, also known as jujube fruit, can be eaten fresh, raw or infused into tea to gain their health-promoting properties. Similar to an olive or small date in size, the fresh jujube fruit has the texture and crisp, bright flavour of an apple. In traditional medicine, the fruit, seeds and bark of jujube have been used to treat anxiety and insomnia, as well as an appetite stimulant and digestive aid. Red dates are loaded with energy, essential vitamins and minerals. 

Longan (Dimocarpus longan)

Widely used in oriental medicine, the longan fruit grows in drooping clusters. Globose, 1/2 to 1 inch in diameter, with thin, brittle, yellow-brown to light reddish-brown rind. The flesh is whitish, translucent, somewhat musky, sweet, but not as sweet as that of the lychee and with less "bouquet". The seed is round, jet-black, shining, with a circular white spot at the base, giving it the aspect of an eye.

Longan may be used for stomach aches, insomnia, amnesia. The fruit is said to invigorate the heart and spleen, nourish the blood and have a calming effect on the nervous system.

 

FLOWERS

Osmanthus 

Originating in China, Osmanthus is a flowering plant in the family of Oleaceae, and its flowers grow in small panicles. Often used in skincare, osmanthus has a floral and fruity aroma with numerous health benefits.

According to a studies published, osmanthus helps to relax the mind and improve the brain function. It also contains anti-allergic agents, which can help reduce congestion in the throat.

Osmanthus tea is good for enhancing eyesight. Regular consumption of the tea helps to moisturize the skin. Osmanthus tea also enhances skin tone and color. Some skincare products for topical application contain Osmanthus essential oil.

Marigold (Tagetes)

A particular species of marigold flower, Calendula officinalis is used to make healing herbal ointments, teas, tinctures and topical treatments. Marigolds of the Calendula genus are utilized for their many anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic and antifungal compounds. According to a report published in Pharmacognosy Review, more than 200 different commercial and medical formulations contain concentrated calendula marigold extract.

Benefits and uses for Calendula officinalis marigolds include treating conditions such as rashes, allergies, eczema and dermatitis; pain, swelling and redness caused from muscle cramps, muscular injuries or sprains; eye inflammation and itchiness caused by conjunctivitis.

Rose (Rosa)

Made from whole, dehydrated rose blossoms, these delicate pink flowers make a fragrant brew that is light-tasting, fruity and low in calories. Rose tea can help relieve menstrual cramps and is rich in natural antioxidants.

Rose petals are a natural source of vitamin C, according to a review published in the "Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences." Vitamin C is a natural antioxidant which can block some of the damage that can result from exposure to toxins and free radicals. Such damage can lead to increased rates of aging. Vitamin C also provides support for your immune system, and it aids in the production of collagen, a protein essential for healthy skin and hair.

Snow Chrysanthemum (Sanvitalia procumbens)

Snow chrysanthemum is produced in the alpine region of the Kunlun Mountains in Xinjiang, China. Rare with a short blooming session, this flower mainly grows at high altitudes on the cliffs and only blooms once a year in August.  

The slow growth of snow chrysanthemum results in a delicious flower taste with notes of caramel and dark red tea liquor. The dried snow chrysanthemum, deep yellow color dried leaves on dark center, has a distinctive sweet smell and flavor.

Due to 18 kinds amino acids, researchers claim that it can prevent high blood pressure, high cholesterol, high blood sugar, coronary heart diseases, inflammation, colds, and insomnia when consumed in form of tea.

Peach flower (Prunus persica)

Detoxification. The fibers and potassium in the tea facilitate bowel movements, preventing common digestive conditions such as constipation, gastritis, colitis, and stomach ulcers as well as eliminating the toxic wastes from the body, thereby promoting the function of the kidneys and liver.

Immunity Boosting. The antioxidant effects come from the presence of zinc, ascorbic acid, and vitamin C might be useful in promoting healing of wounds as well as fortifying the immune system by fighting against infections, and thus helping in managing pneumonia, common cold, diarrhea, and malaria.

Weight Management. Apart from being low in calories and fats and having phenolic compounds, its natural sugars neither affects the blood sugar levels nor accumulates as fats in the body, reducing the risk of obesity.

Apple flower (Malus)

Apple Flower tea has a fresh and sweet aftertaste. Apple Flower tea improves digestive, remove excess fat, clears acne, lighten pigmentation, ease nerves and revitalized blood. Good for the skin. This Apple Flower tea can be mixed with Jasmine or Rose Tea. 

Lavender (Lavandula)

Lavender oil is believed to have antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, which can help to heal minor burns and bug bites.

Research suggests that it may be useful for treating anxiety, insomnia, depression, and restlessness.

Some studies suggest that consuming lavender as a tea can help with digestive issues such as vomiting, nausea, intestinal gas, upset stomach, and abdominal swelling.

In addition to helping with digestive problems, lavender is used to help relieve pain from headaches, sprains, toothaches, and sores. It can also be used to prevent hair loss. 

Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla)

Chamomile contains chemicals called flavonoids. These flavonoids are a type of nutrient present in many plants, and they play a significant role in chamomile's medicinal effects.

Chamomile tea is widely thought to help people relax and fall asleep. Few clinical trials have tested this, however.

In one review of the current evidence, 10 out of 12 cardiovascular patients are quoted as having fallen asleep shortly after consuming chamomile tea. A handful of other studies looking at clinical models also suggest that chamomile tea may help people relax.

Overall, some studies show a modest anti-anxiety benefit, but others do not.

Forget-me-not (Myosotis)

Forget Me Not Flower Tea is a caffeine-free tea. Forget Me Not Flower Tea brews a mild and grassy flavored taste. Forget Me Not Flower Tea is known for its beautiful bright purple flowers. Forget Me Not Flower Tea helps to reduce high blood pressure, smoothes the nerves and promotes restful sleep. It also promotes skin beauty and drank for slimming purposes. 

 

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