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What is it about Lemon Myrtle?

Hello! For our final newsletter of the An-Tea-Oxidant Series, we’ll be discussing the last ingredients from Tea-Tox, Lemon Myrtle and Linden Blossoms! To read our previous newsletter discussing the health benefits of Holy Basil, Spearmint, and Rose Hips in Tea-Tox, click here {Newsletter 7}!

Lemon Myrtle comes from a flowering tree that’s native to Australia, and as the name suggests, has a great lemon flavor. It’s also known as sweet verbena tree, and sweet verbena myrtle. Unlike true citrus fruits, Lemon Myrtle doesn’t have acid, and it’s very high in Vitamins E and A. Lemon Myrtle has been used for treating indigestion, and as an anti-inflammatory, to treat bloating as well, and arthritis. Because it’s also an antiseptic as well, it’s great for sore throats. It can kill the bad bacteria, and help reduce the swelling as well.

It’s also used to treat cramps, menstrual or muscle, so any gender can benefit. It’s antibacterial nature can also help with oral health! As a tea, it can kill the odor-generating bacteria and help prevent cavities. Lemon Myrtle has also been used as a sleep aid, and can really help with general stress and relaxation. Like Spearmint, this herb doesn’t only taste great, but it smells wonderful, and can be used in aromatherapy.

Linden Blossoms come from Linden trees, which historians have noted have been utilized in folk medicine since the Middle Ages! Native to Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, and Eastern Europe in general, it’s now grown in other parts of the world as well. It was also known as Lime Flower and Basswood, and was used to help detoxify the body, used to help with pain reduction, promote sleep, and to help reduce anxiety levels. And like all the other ingredients, Linden Blossoms are packed with antioxidants!

Linden Blossoms also can act as a mild diuretic which helps detoxify the body by stimulating urination, which helps the digestive system move more smoothly, in addition to reducing bloating via fluid retention. This helps flush out your kidneys, which is only a bonus! It also has anti-inflammatory properties which can help your body in a myriad of ways, as discussed earlier. This is also a caffeine free tea, and since it’s been long used to help promote sleep, this would be an ideal night time or sleepy time tea.

Tea-Tox is, as the name suggests, is packed with antioxidant loaded herbs and teas. Holy Basil, Spearmint, Rose Hips, Lemon Myrtle and Linden Blossoms are all caffeine-free ingredients that will help promote sleep, help with bloating, detoxing, and assist with any anti-inflammatory needs you may have. This is a must-have tea to keep your immune systems, and digestive systems running smoothly and healthily. And with Spearmint, Rose Hips, and Lemon Myrtle, it can’t help but be tea-licious!