Digest Organic Tea by Florabiome
Digest Organic Tea by Florabiome
Digest, is an organic caffeine-free herbal tea blend, or tisane, featuring a precise combination of bilberries, hibiscus, dandelion, linden and licorice. Digest may aid digestion, and may calm the nervous system. It can be enjoyed after a meal, throughout the day and also before bed.
Tea Preparation: Pour 95 °C over 1tsps of TEA per cup. For a light flavour, add 1tsp of tea and for a bolder flavour, add 2tsps.
Enjoy hot or cold.
My tip: This deep burgundy beverage may be served hot, or cold with chopped-up colourful fruit and ice, served in a beautiful carafe. It also pairs well with a dash of Calm.
Digest contains no gmos, artificial colours or flavours. It makes the perfect alternative for those wanting to give caffeine a break!
Made from natural ingredients, without the use of herbicides, pesticides or chemical fertilisers. Vegan, No artificial preservatives, non-GMO, no gluten, colourants, stabilisers or food acids added. FODMAP friendly.
Bilberries: Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus)
Is a dark blue berry also known as the European blueberry. It has dark, juicy flesh, and is similar in flavour to a blueberry. Bilberry has been used for centuries, both medicinally and as a food in jams and pies. It is related to the blueberry and is native to Northern Europe. Bilberry fruit contains potent chemical compounds known as anthocyanidins, plant pigments that have excellent antioxidant properties. Bilberry is rich in many other nutrients and beneficial compounds including Vitamin C, another powerful antioxidant. They scavenge damaging particles in the body known as free radicals, helping prevent or reverse damage to cells.
Bilberries are linked to reduced inflammation and blood sugar levels, as well as may improve brain function, fight off bacteria, and improve digestion.
Hibiscus: (Hibiscus sabdariffa)
The dried red flowers and calyx of the hibiscus plant have been used in herbal infusions by many cultures around the world for centuries. It is known by different names the world over. It is called belchanda in Nepal, sorrel in parts of the Caribbean, gra jiap in Thailand, chin baung in Burma, and gonguru in parts of India.
There are numerous health benefits associated with hibiscus believed to be due to compounds called anthocyanins with their antioxidant effects.
Like other herbal teas, hibiscus tea may interfere with certain medications. These include antihypertensive drugs in which the coadministration of hibiscus may cause hypotension (low blood pressure). Similarly, the combination of high-dose hibiscus supplements and diabetes medications could potentially lead to hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). If you are pregnant do not drink hibiscus
Like other herbal teas, hibiscus tea may interfere with certain medications. These include antihypertensive drugs in which the coadministration of hibiscus may cause hypotension (low blood pressure). Similarly, the combination of high-dose hibiscus supplements and diabetes medications could potentially lead to hypoglycemia (low blood sugar).
Dandelion: (Taraxacum officinale)
Dandelion is grown in many parts of the world, and from root to flower, it is known for its medicinal properties. It is loaded with antioxidants betacarotene and polyphenols.
Dandelion root has been used historically to soothe minor digestive ailments and improve appetite.
Linden: (Tilia cordata or Tilia platyphyllos)
Linden tea has been used in folk medicine across cultures for centuries. Parts of the linden tree, particularly the leaves, flowers, wood, and bark are used fresh or dried for medicinal purposes, including as an anxiolytic or calming agent, and also to soothe the digestive. Linden may also be used to assist sleep.
If you are on blood pressure medication, have a history of heart disease, are taking lithium, please check with your health care provider before using linden. Do not use if pregnant.
Licorice: (Glycyrrhiza glabra)
Licorice comes from the root of the licorice plant Native to Western Asia and Southern Europe. Licorice has long been used to treat various ailments and flavour candies, drinks, and medicines. Its use dates back to ancient Egypt, where the root was made into a sweet drink for pharaohs.
It has also been used in traditional Chinese, Middle Eastern, and Greek medicines to soothe an upset stomach, reduce inflammation, and treat upper respiratory problems.
Licorice may assist with mood swings, anxiety, stress, digestive issues and a variety of skin conditions.
Do not use licorice if you are taking warfarin or blood thinners, oestrogen medication, medication to address potassium levels or medication for kidney or liver disease, check with your health care provider before using licorice.
Always speak with your doctor before embarking on any home remedy, including something as innocuous as hibiscus tea. Doing so may help you avoid interactions and side effects. If you are taking any prescription medications, consult your doctor before drinking dandelion tea. Dandelion has also been found to interact with certain medications, including diuretics, lithium, and Cipro.
Licorice root has been shown to interact with several medications, including
blood pressure medications
cholesterol lowering medications, including statins
nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)