Welcome back! Today, we’ll be discussing the second part of this three part newsletter about some of the ingredients of Tea-tox, and exploring their health benefits. The ingredients we’ll cover today are Green Rooibos, Cinnamon, and Lemon Balm. To read part 1, [click here].
Green Rooibos tea is another ingredient. This is a type of Rooibos tea, which is native to southern Africa (readers of The Number One Ladies Detective Agency would recognize this!). This is not a green tea; only tea made from the Camellia sinensis plant would count, rather this is an herbal tea, or a tisane. And because it’s not as oxidized as its counterpart, Red Rooibos tea, this is bursting with higher antioxidants in addition to being totally caffeine free! Some comparisons made between this tea and Green Tea will say they have similar health benefits, but if winding down in the evening, the caffeine-free version may be the way to go.
Cinnamon has long been used in teas medicinally, and for their flavor. Cinnamon is taken by stripping the inner bark from cinnamon trees, and can either be ground for tea, or can be boiled. Cinnamon has been shown to have benefits that include antioxidants, anti-inflammatory benefits, boost your immune system, and even with helping brain function and fighting bad breath! And one of the best parts? Despite its insurmountable evidence of it being good for you, it’s also an amazingly delicious addition to any beverage.
Lemon Balm isn’t anything to sneeze at either! Native to Africa, Asia, and Europe, it’s now being grown globally. Besides having antioxidant and antibacterial properties, this has long been used to help treat anxiety and insomnia, and other stress related issues. Combine this with Valerian, and you’ll have yourself a highly effective Sleepytime tea! Because of its positive effect on digestive systems as well, it has been used to help with nausea and general digestive health. And like Cinnamon, its lemony scent and flavor can only enhance Tea-tox tea.