The restorative nature of Allergy Tonic will have you gladly reaching for a cup of this herbal blend when mother nature attacks! This blend of herbs is known for their natural antihistamine and anti-inflammatory properties, to help prevent allergies and alleviate symptoms. This smooth blend has a pleasant, earthy flavor, with just a hint of gingery spice. Give your cup an extra boost, with a spoonful of local honey.
This blend contains low amounts of caffeine from the yerba mate.
Rooibos (pronounced “roy-boss”) is an herb native to South Africa. The tea industry has dubbed the reddish-brown herbal infusion this herb makes African red tea or red bush tea, even though it is actually an herbal tisane. The reported health benefits of rooibos (due to its high levels of health-promoting antioxidants) have contributed to its increased popularity as a beverage and ingredient in health-oriented products.
Yerba Mate comes from the naturally caffeinated leaves of a native species of holly tree, Ilex Paraguariensis, found deep in the South American Atlantic rainforest. It brews a high energy infusion that is more balanced than other caffeine beverages, nourishing the body while it stimulates. The Pasteur Institute declared that the yerba mate plant “contains practically all of the vitamins necessary to sustain life.”
Lemon balm is a perennial herb from the mint family that has been used for anxiety, stress, insomnia, indigestion (dyspepsia), dementia, Alzheimer disease, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support many of these uses. Lemon Balm contains chemicals that seem to have a calming, sedative effect.
Often used as a flavoring agent, ginger has a long history of medical uses as well. Ginger contains chemicals that may reduce nausea and inflammation. Researchers believe the chemicals work primarily in the stomach and intestines, but they may also work in the brain and nervous system to control nausea.
Consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
*This information has been provided for educational purposes only, it is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
red rooibos, yerba mate, ginger, lemon balm
Teas are like people, each is different and there is no one way to prepare a cup. Use this as a starting point for brewing this tea as you explore its unique characteristics. You may find different times of day or moods, you like to use more or less tea, brew it for a different amount of time….Whatever you do, have fun discovering your perfect cup!
1 tsp/5 grams
8 oz/237 ml
Some teas are recommended for brewing with boiling water, while others are brewed at lower temperatures. Even when brewing a tea at a lower temperature, it is recommended that you first boil the water (to kill bacteria etc.) and then allow the water to cool to the correct temperature (ice cubes speed up the process). While you can certainly brew any tea with boiling water, it will change the flavor of the tea.
Blended in the USA