Immune Strong Tea
Now more than ever we know how important it is to keep our immune system strong. This tea will assist with fighting off bacterial and viral organismswe are exposed to daily. Eden's Leaves Immune Support formula can be taken regularly for general maintenance, and more frequently when cold or flu symptoms first appear.
Pau d’arco Bark, Astragalus Root, Cinnamon Bark, Burdock Root, Orange Peel
Approximately 5-7 servings per ounce; up to 21 brews.
Pau d’arco (Tabebuia impetiginosa)
Pau d’arco has been used for medicinal purposes for thousands of years. Commonly known as lapacho or “tea of the Incas,” Pau d’arco is a favorite of indigenous tribes in Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay. It boosts the immune system and reduces cold and flu symptoms. Pau d’arco is a prized blood purifier, so it helps eliminate harmful agents in the body. As a bonus, it doesn’t contain caffeine and is rich in essential vitamins and minerals, including iron, calcium, magnesium, manganese and iodine.
Astragalus (Astragalus membranaceus)
Astragalus is a darling in western herbalism and Traditional Chinese medicine. It’s an adaptogen, so it protects the body from the impact of stress, while having antiviral and antimicrobial properties. It’s an immunomodulator, so it acts on the immune system for longer periods of time and has a balancing rather than stimulating effect on the body. As a tonic, astragalus can be taken on a regular basis to bring our immune systems back into balance.
Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum)
Cinnamon was first written about over 4,700 years ago in Chinese texts. It is mentioned in the Bible when Moses is told to make holy anointing oil using two different kinds of cinnamon. In the 1st century A.D., cinnamon was worth 15 times the value of silver because of its many uses. As an herbal antimicrobial it is very useful for the common cold and the flu. In addition, it is antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral and carminative (relieves gas and bloating), among other actions.
Burdock (Arctium lappa)
Burdock is useful at the beginning of stages of an infection because it activates white blood cell activity. Burdock helps purify the blood and it is nutritive, helping with digestion and food absorption.
Orange Peel (Citrus sinensis)
The Vitamin C in orange peel boost the immune system by helping to develop collagen, absorb iron, maintain strong bones and cartilage, and heal wounds. It aids in lowering levels of the stress hormone cortisol and its sweet taste serves as a beautiful flavor balancer in this blend.
Use one teaspoon or tablespoon for each cup of water.
Add herbs to a pot and pour cold water over them.
Heat to a gentle boil, cover, and let simmer for 20-40 minutes.
Remove from heat and let it cool to drinking temperature.
Strain herbs and you can store what remains in the refrigerator for up to 48 hours.
For optimum flavor and results, use distilled or spring water.
You can add more herbs to make a stronger tea.
Loose-leaf herbs can be reused the same day. The flavor profile will change, but many people prefer the second or third brew!
Herbs work best when they are taken consistently over time. For this blend, having a cup for at least three consecutive days is recommended.
Do not use during pregnancy or lactation without the advice of a healthcare practitioner. These descriptions are for educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.