Healthy Life Tea is The World’ Health Tonic that synergistically combines the powerful all-natural herbal ingredients listed below. No pesticides or insecticides of any kind are used in the growing of the herbs. Even the tea bags that they are packaged in are of unbleached muslin.
Marshmallow Root/Leaf – Traditionally used to soothe and support the intestines. It is has been used as a remedy for bladder infection, digestive upsets, fluid retention, intestinal disorders, kidney problems, sinusitis and sore throat.
Marsh Mallow is a natural source of beta-carotene, amino acids, minerals and vitamins and is often used as a filler in the compounding of pills. Primary chemical constituents in Marsh Mallow include substantial mucilage, polysaccharides, flavonoids (quercetin), kaempferol, asparagine, tannins, lecithin and pectin. The great demulcent and emollient properties of Marsh Mallow make it useful in inflammation and irritation of the alimentary canal and of the urinary and respiratory organs.
Recently, Marsh Mallow has been used as an expectorant to treat a variety of upper respiratory problems. Marsh Mallow also contains large amounts of vitamin A, calcium, zinc and significant amounts of iron, sodium, iodine and B-complex vitamins. Like slippery elm, Marsh Mallow may reduce inflammation and have a calming effect on the body. (Note: taking Marsh Mallow and iron together may reduce the absorption of the iron.)
Malva Leaf (Chinese Mallow) – Often made into a tea to soothe the membranes of the digestive system. Malva Leaf is mildly astringent and diuretic and used to treat gastroenteritis, stomach ache and conditions of the spleen. The Chinese use Malva Leaf as an expectorant and as a gargle for sore throat. Malva Leaf is also thought to be a mild laxative.
The seeds are used in Tibetan medicine, where they are considered to have a sweet and astringent taste plus a healing potency. They are used in the treatment of renal disorders, the retention of fluids, frequent thirst and diarrhea.
Blessed Thistle (also known as Holy Thistle or St. Benedict’s Thistle) was given this name due to its reputation as a cure-all. It’s was given because its ability to cure was considered a gift from God. It is known to increase circulation and treat hormone imbalance. It enhances memory by delivering oxygen to the brain and is supportive of the heart and lungs. Thistle has received a reputation for its action on the internal organs such as the liver and kidneys. Blessed thistle is believed to have great power in the purification and circulation of the blood. This herb contains bitter compounds that decrease the thickness while increasing the production of mucosal fluids particularly in the digestive and respiratory systems, which may explain some of its beneficial effects for both digestion and the reproductive organs. It also contains astringent compounds that are antiseptic, dilate peripheral blood vessels, and shrink inflamed tissue.
Ginger Although recognized as a remedy for appetite loss, indigestion and motion sickness, ginger root aids in combating all forms of nausea and vomiting. It has also been taken to loosen phlegm, relieve gas, and tighten the tissues, although its effectiveness for these purposes hasn’t been proven.
Ginger may also ease sore throats, headaches, ulcerative colitis, some types of menstrual and arthritis pain, and fevers and aches caused by colds and flu.
Chamomile Used to treat a wide range of conditions and diseases when used internally or externally. This bittersweet herb may act medicinally as a tonic, anodyne, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anti-allergenic, and sedative. Chamomile tea has been used to treat digestive disturbances, gastrointestinal spasms, inflammatory disease of the gastrointestinal tract, and to treat coughs and colds, fevers and bronchitis.
Chamomile contains constituents that stimulate appetite and digestive secretions that help reduce flatulence. Chamomile’s mildly sedating and muscle-relaxing effects can help those who suffer from insomnia to fall asleep more easily. Chamomile is best known as a muscle relaxant and antispasmodic. Chamomile helps to relieve nausea, heartburn, and stress-related flatulence. It may also be useful in the treatment of diverticular disorders and inflammatory bowel conditions such as Crohn’s disease.
Persimmon leaves, which are a good source of flavonoids and antioxidants, such as vitamin A and C, have been widely used as a tea in oriental countries.
Scientists believe that the rich fiber and phenolic content of persimmon leaves increases the amount of lipids removed from the body as feces. Persimmon leaves may have beneficial effects on hemostatsis, constipation, hypertension, apoplexy, and atherosclerosis.