Purifying Tea - Product Info

INGREDIENTS:

  • Organic Milk Thistle Leaf

  • Organic Dandelion Leaf

  • Organic Green Tea

    Organic Nettle Leaf

  • Organic Turmeric

  • Organic Lemon Balm

  • Oolong (Tieguan Yin)

 

MEDICINAL ACTIONS:

 

Green Tea Leaf (Camellia sinensis)

  • Antioxidant, Diuretic, Neuroprotective, CNS stimulant, Chemoprotective, Hypocholesterolemic, Antiatherosclerotic, Hypoglycemic, Antibacterial, Antiviral, Antitumor (4)

  • Constituents: Green tea contains catechins polyphenols, carotenoids, tocopherols, ascorbic acid (vitamin C). Green tea likewise contains minerals such as chromium, manganese, selenium and zinc, and other phytochemical compounds. (3)

 

Relevant Research:

“Tea has been used for medicinal purposes in China and Japan for thousands of years.”

“Green tea as a beverage or dietary supplement is promoted for improving mental alertness, relieving digestive symptoms and headaches, and promoting weight loss. Green tea and its components, including epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), have been studied for their possible protective effects against heart disease and cancer.” (1, 2)

 

References:

(1) https://www.nccih.nih.gov/health/green-tea

(2) https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-960/green-tea

(3) http://www.medicalhealthguide.com/herb/greentea.htm

(4) https://thesunlightexperiment.com/herb/tea

 

Milk Thistle: (Silybum marianum)

  • Antioxidant, Blood purifier, Brain Enhancer, Immunity Booster, Liver tonic, and Nervine (5)

  • Constituents: Silymarin (a group of flavonoids (flavone lignans) including Silibinin, Silidanin, and Silychristin), Tyramine, Histamine, Gamma linoleic acid, Essential oil, Mucilage, Flavonoids, Dehydrosilybin, Desoxy-silydianin, Silybinomer, Betaine, Trimethyglycine, Amines, Sterols, Campesterol (2)

  • TCM: Silybum Adans (marianum) – Liver, Heart. Cirsii Japonici – Liver, Spleen (2)

  • Combinations: A potent liver tonic recipe combines milk thistle seeds, dandelion root, artichoke, and turmeric root. This combination heals, soothes, detoxifies and gently stimulates the liver. (see purifying tea)

 

Relevant Research:

“Many of these clinical studies have demonstrated that this herb supports healthy liver function and provides powerful antioxidant protection. A primary constituent of silymarin called silibinin also helps to support healthy liver function, encouraging healthy cholesterol synthesis by the liver.*” (1)

“Arab herbal medicine has a tradition of using milk thistle to treat infertility, poisoning, sexual dysfunction and liver disease” (2)

“Silymarin may help the liver metabolise oestrogen more efficiently to reduce symptoms endometriosis.” (4)

 

References:

(1) https://www.gaiaherbs.com/blogs/herbs/milk-thistle

(2) https://www.whiterabbitinstituteofhealing.com/herbs/milk-thistle/

(3) Phytotherapy Research. 2018 ; 32(10): 1933-1949. Silybum marianum (milk thistle) and its main constituent, silymarin, as a potential therapeutic plant in metabolic syndrome: A review. Tajmohammadi, A.

(4) https://drsarahbrewer.com/herbs/milk-thistle-seed-benefits?cn-reloaded=1

(5) https://herbpathy.com/Uses-and-Benefits-of-Milk-Thistle-Cid1648

 

Dandelion Leaf: (Taraxcum officinale)

  • Antioxidant, Diuretic,

  • Constituents: Overall, dandelion is a rich source of minerals, particularly potassium, as well as iron, magnesium, zinc, potassium, manganese, copper, choline, selenium, calcium, boron and silicon, and a rich source of vitamins A, C, D and B complex (US Department of Agriculture 2003). The relatively high protein, fibre and linoleic acid content of dandelion leaves has led to suggestions that dandelion is a nutritious and under-utilized food source. Dandelion’s constituents also include triterpenes, flavonoid glycosides and various phenolic acids, as well as phytosterols, sugars and mucilage. The many phenolic acids and flavonoids include chicoric acid (dicaffeoyltartaric acid) and quercetin glycosides. (1)

  • Combinations: A potent liver tonic recipe combines milk thistle seeds, dandelion root, artichoke, and turmeric root. This combination heals, soothes, detoxifies and gently stimulates the liver. (see purifying tea)

 

Relevant Research:

Dandelion is, I’m convinced, one of the great tonic herbs of all times. The entire plant is restorative and rejuvenating” (Gladstar, 2001, pp. 326)” (2, 3)

“Also, dandelion’s beneficial action on the liver can be of help for balancing hormonal production and clearing skin conditions such as acne and eczema (Gladstar, 1993 & Tilgner, 1999).” (2, 4)

“Dandelion is also useful for overall stagnation in the body with symptoms of poor skin with a dull color, slow or poor digestion, lethargy or fatigue, swollen or inflamed tissues and organs, and poor circulation. In these cases, dandelion works by helping to move the blood and eliminating toxins from the body” (5)

 

References:

(1) http://medicinalplants.us/dandelion-background-actions

(2) https://theherbalacademy.com/a-family-herb-dandelion/

(3) Gladstar, Rosemary. (2001). Rosemary Gladstar’s Family Herbal. North Adams, MA: Storey Books

(4) Gladstar, Rosemary. (1993). Herbal Healing for Women. New York, NY: Fireside

(5) https://www.herbanwellness.net/2010/09/29/dandelion-root-leaf-herb-3-in-my-14-days-of-herbs-series/

 

Lemon Balm: (Melissa Officinalis)

  • Adaptogenic, Anti-fungal, Anti-bacterial, Anti-depressant, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-Oxidant, Anti-protozoal, Anti-viral, Carminative, Cardio-tonic, Nervine, Sedative, Uterine Stimulant (1)

  • Combinations: If something more cooling is needed to balance the heat of ashwagandha for your body type, pair with rose or lemon balm (3)

  • Constituents: Flavonoids, phenolic acids, tannins, triterpenes, essential oil and sesquiterpenes. Of note, the herb contains citronellal, caffeic acid, eugenol, rosmarinic acid and choline (2)

 

Relevant Research:

“A lemon balm extract was found to have significant virucidal effects against HSV-1 within 3 and 6 hours of treatment in vitro and in animal tests. The volatile oils from Melissa officinalis have also been shown to inhibit the replication of HSV-2 in vitro.” (2)

“The plant extract exerts analgesic activity at high doses in vivo. Two constituents in lemon balm have documented anti-inflammatory activity, achieved through different mechanisms of action. Rosmarinic acid, a naturally occurring constituent found in Melissa officinalis, inhibits several complement-dependent inflammatory processes. Eugenol, another important component, inhibits COX-1 and -2 activities in vitro. Both the whole volatile oil and its main component citral have demonstrated antispasmodic ability on isolated rat ileum.” (2)

 

References:

(1) https://herbpathy.com/Uses-and-Benefits-of-Lemon-Balm-Cid669

(2) http://medicinalplants.us/lemon-balm-background-actions

 

Nettle Leaf: (Urtica dioica)

  • Anti-inflammatory, anti-septic, mild hypoglycemic, diuretic, anti-hemorrhagic, hemostatic, detoxifier, vasodilator, circulatory stimulant, hypotensive, nutritive, galactagogue, astringent, expectorant, anti-allergic, reduces BPH, anti-rheumatic (2)

  • Energetics: Nettle acts like an old grandmother, whipping you into shape. Coming from love and nourishment, she gives organs, muscles, skin, blood and limbs the medicine they truly need. She doesn’t waste time, she gets right to the task at hand of cleaning house (1)

  • Constituents: Vitamin A, C, E, F, K, P. Zinc, formic acid, magnesium, carbonic acid, iron, copper, selenium, boron, bromine, chlorine, chlorophyll, potassium, phosphorus, sodium, silica, iodine, chromium, silicon and sulfur. Calcium, 1 cup provides 32 to 42% of the amount you require daily. Vitamin B-complexes as well as thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, B-6 all of which are found in high levels and act as antioxidants. (1)

  • Constituents: Acids (carbonic, caffeic, chlorogenic, formic, silicic, citric, fumaric, malic, oxalic, succinic), Amines (Ach, betain, choline, lecithin, histamine, serotonin), lignans, flavonoids (quercetin, kaempferol, and rutin), Nutrients (Vitamins A, B2, B5, C, K+, Ca+, silicon), chlorophylls a and b, dietary fiber & protein, nitrates, sterols, tannins, glucoquinones (2)

 

Relevant Research:

“Hormone support: Nettle Root works to keep testosterone and estrogen active in the body for longer length of time. It works through blocking the bodies glycoprotein sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG). SHBG binds to sex hormones making them inactive, and so when SHBG is blocked by nettle root, there is more free testosterone and free estrogen active. In menopause and andropause nettle root can be a great ally during this time of transition.

Nettle root also blocks the production of the sex hormone Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) which is responsible for hair loss in both men and women, called androgenic alopecia.” (1)

“Studies have shown that all parts of the nettle have antioxidant, antimicrobial and pro-health capabilities. Most nettle medicines are made from the flowers, stems and leaves, but roots are also used in pharmacology.” (3)

 

References:

(1) https://www.herbrally.com/monographs/nettle

(2) https://thenaturopathicherbalist.com/herbs/t-u/urtica-dioica/

(3) Kregiel D, Pawlikowska E, Antolak H. Urtica spp.: Ordinary Plants with Extraordinary Properties. Molecules. 2018;23(7):1664. Published 2018 Jul 9. doi:10.3390/molecules23071664

 

Turmeric Root: (Curcuma longa)

  • Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-cancer, anti-microbial, antibiotic, astringent, circulatory stimulant, choleretic, anthelmintic, hypolipidemic, anti-platelet aggregating, carminative, alterative, liver trophorestorative, hepatoprotector(1)

  • Constituents: Volatile oil (zingiberene, tumerone), Curcuminoids (Curcumin), bitter principle, resins, CHO, proteins, nutrients, flavonoids (1)

 

Relevant Research:

“The activities of turmeric include antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antitumor, antioxidant, antiseptic, cardioprotective, hepatoprotective, nephroprotective, radioprotective, and digestive activities. Phytochemical analysis of turmeric has revealed a large number of compounds, including curcumin, volatile oil, and curcuminoids, which have been found to have potent pharmacological properties.” (2)

“Curcumin is a non-toxic, highly promising natural antioxidant compound having a wide spectrum of bio-logical functions. It is expected that curcumin may find application as a novel drug in the near future to control various diseases, including inflammatory disorders, car-cinogenesis and oxidative stress-induced pathogenesis.” (3)

 

References:

(1) https://thenaturopathicherbalist.com/herbs/c-2/curcuma-longa-turmeric/

(2) Prasad S, Aggarwal BB. Turmeric, the Golden Spice: From Traditional Medicine to Modern Medicine. In: Benzie IFF, Wachtel-Galor S, editors. Herbal Medicine: Biomolecular and Clinical Aspects. 2nd edition. Boca Raton (FL): CRC Press/Taylor & Francis; 2011. Chapter 13.

(3) Chattopadhyay, Ishita, et al. “Turmeric and Curcumin: Biological Actions and Medicinal Applications.” Current Science, vol. 87, no. 1, 2004, pp. 44–53. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/24107978.