|This refreshing and expertly blended local herbal tea is made from 2 proudly South African herbs, Rooibos and Kanna, which is subtly flavoured with nutmeg. It is made to the highest standards, is 100% caffeine and preservative free, and made with organically grown and sustainably cultivated export quality ingredients.|
Enjoy your Tranquil-a-Tea piping hot, or as a delicious iced tea.
To release the full flavour, steep the sachets in boiling hot water for 7 – 10 minutes and enjoy both the aroma and restorative effect of this local herb which was identified for its unique health qualities centuries ago!
Rooibos tea (‘Red tea’) also holds many health benefits. It is known as a cure for nagging headaches, insomnia, asthma, eczema, bone weakness, hypertension, allergies, and premature aging. The tea is 100% caffeine free and low in tannins. It further eases severe stomach cramps, as well as brings relief to asthma and other related conditions. It also boosts the immune system of the human body. It is acquired from the Aspalathus linearis, a bush plant native to South Africa. According to the South African Rooibos Council, it is not a true tea, but a herb. The fermented tea is a rustic red in colour.
Sceletium Tortuosum, known by the native San people of South Africa as “Kanna”, or “Kougoed” enjoys a long history of native use – predating written records of it’s use in 1662. It is well known in some local communities for it’s ability to enhance focus and uplift the mood as well as serve as an anxiolitic, hence it was a welcome aid traditionally used during stressful hunting expeditions. The San people used to pick the plant, bury it to ferment it, then dry it. Sometimes the raw leaves were chewed to have a more euphoric instead of relaxing effect on the individual. Once dried, Sceletium was eaten, used as a snuff or even smoked, to produce its potent effects. The plant was also sometimes used as currency. The staggering effects of Sceletium seem primarily due to a group of Alkaloids, notably Mesembrine, Mesembrenol and Tortuosamine. These compounds interact with receptors in the brain, enhancing the production of Dopamine, which is our primary inner pleasure chemical, and prolonging the activity of serotonin, a critically important mood compound. The net effect of Sceletium ingestion is a feeling of tremendous well being, heightened awareness, mental alertness and a keen-mindedness that is quite pronounced. Sceletium Tortuosum is not physically addictive. But there is far more than just a feel good effect and terrific mental stimulation to Sceletium. The plant appears to be a first-rate anti-depressant and anti-anxiety aid. It could potentially be used by people with low mental energy, mild-to-moderate depression or mood and anxiety disorders. In one study of the effects of Sceletium reported in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology, the main alkaloids of the plant demonstrated the capacity to extend the activity of serotonin. This activity, known as SSRI, or selective serotonin re-uptake inhibition, is essentially how pharmaceutical antidepressant drugs work. The difference with Sceletium is that it is a multi-compound plant and does not appear to demonstrate comparable hazardous effects of antidepressants, which can include gastrointestinal disorders, loss of sex drive, hypertension, insomnia and exacerbated depression. One major difference between Sceletium and other agents used to manage depression or anxiety is that Sceletium is available as an herbal supplement and does not require a prescription. Most people tolerate Sceletium well, although there are some reports of mild headaches among users. In its long history of use, no significant adverse effects of Sceletium have been noted. Sceletium will likely enjoy a significant spot in the market as an unusually effective mind and mood enhancer, and a good first option for mild to moderate mood disorders.
Nutmeg holds a long list of associated health benefits, which includes its ability to relieve pain, soothe indigestion, strengthen cognitive function, detoxify the body, boost skin health, alleviate oral conditions, reduce insomnia, increase immune system function, and improve blood circulation. It is one of two spices that grow on an evergreen tree with the scientific classification Myristica fragrans, also known as common nutmeg. It is native to islands close to Indonesia. Nutmeg, as we know it, is the seed of the tree and mace, a less common spice, is derived from the dried reddish shell of the seed. This is the only tree which is the source of two distinct spices in the world.
Tranquil-a-Tea is specially blended and packaged for Ethnoponics by reputable and certified suppliers,sourcing only the best quality local herbs from responsible sources.
This product is safe for vegetarians and vegans and is 100% free from caffeine and preservatives.
The tea comes in an attractive resealable stand up pouch to always look good,smell great and taste fresh!
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