- Ingredients: Elderberry, Echinacea, Ginger, Olive Leaf, Licorice, Spearmint, Lemon Balm, Lemon Grass
Certified Organic Immune Defense Tea.
A delicious and carefully formulated organic herbal tea to strengthen the immune system and help fight infection.
Elderberry, Echinacea, Ginger, Olive Leaf, Licorice Rppt, Spearmint, Lemon Balm, Lemon Grass
Echinacea is rich in alkamides, glycoproteins, polysaccharides and flavinoids which work to activate the immune system (Bauer, 1989), and reduce inflammation (Yu, 2013). Studies have shown that Echinacea generally reduced the chance of catching a cold versus placebo (Karsch-Völk et al, 2014) and shortened the duration of the cold in affected individuals (Schoop, Suter, Klein & Eccles, 2012). Extracts of Echinacea were found to be effective against the flu, coronaviruses and rhinoviruses in the lab (Hudson &Vimalanathan, 2011).
Black elderberries are well known to be supportive agents against common cold and flu like symptoms and have been used for centuries to alleviate these illnesses. Research is backing this use, with a study on 312 Australians finding that an elderberry extract significantly reduced cold duration and symptoms (Tiralongo, Wee & Lea, 2016). Another study at the University of Sydney found that Elderberries reduced duration and severity of the Flu (Torabin, Valtachev, Adil & Dehghani, 2019), linking this anti-viral effect to anthocyanidin compounds – the phytonutrients responsible for giving the berry its vivid purple colour.
Organic Olive Leaf
The oleuropein phenolic compounds in Olive leaf have an immune boosting and anti-inflammatory effect (Lockyer et al., 2017). Also, oleuropein was found to have an anti-viral effect against HIV-1 virus in the lab, by blocking the virus from transmitting itself from cell to cell (Huang et al., 2007).
Among the 20 triterpenoids and nearly 300 flavonoids in Licorice, glycyrrhizin and 18β-glycyrrhetinic acid were found to activate the immune system, inhibit flu virus reproduction, and limit virus attachment to cells. Other compounds were found to be antibacterial, limiting bacterial growth and toxin production (Wang, Yang, Yuan, Liu &Liu, 2015).
Organic Lemon Balm
Other than the delicious citrus flavour, Lemon Balm stimulates the immune system (Drozd & Anuszewska, 2003) and was found to inhibit HSV-1 virus spreading in the lab (Schnitzler, Astani & Reichling, 2008)
Ginger has long been a corner-stone of cold and flu remedies. The science supports it’s use, finding that ginger reduces inflammation in the lungs (Chrubasik, Pittler &Roufogalis, 2004) and relaxes the smooth muscle of the lungs (Townsend et al., 2013).
Steep 2-3 heaped teaspoons per serve in boiled water for 5-10 minutes. Add honey to taste.
Does not containGMO, Soy, Dairy, Eggs, Nuts or Preservatives
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