Tea as Medicine

Inspired by the featured Tea Rose Nashville blend of the month-  Bippity Boppity Berry

Tea blends have long been known to have medicinal properties. They can be used to heal the body from the inside out. Some of the ingredients I am referring to today include Dried Elderberries, Dried Bilberries, Dried Goji Berries, and Hibiscus- all ingredients that can be found in the herbal blends created by Tea Rose Nashville. All of the following ingredients can be found in our featured blend of the month, Bippity Boppity Berry.

Dried Elderberry

Elderberry originates from the dark purple berry of the European elder tree. Elderberries are called superfoods for a reason! They can help to tame inflammation, lower stress, and protect the heart. Many people swear by elderberries to boost the immune system and help prevent and ease cold and flu symptoms. Dr. Sebi’s research indicated that illness causes mucus to accumulate in the body and this causes symptoms such as chest congestion and nasal congestion. Elderberry reduces the accumulation of mucus to combat sickness in the body.

Dried Bilberry

Bilberry grows from a plant that originates in Europe and Asia and is very similar in composition to what we know as a blueberry. It contains chemicals called tannins. Tannins might help to reduce swelling by increasing blood circulation. The chemicals in bilberry leaves also help to lower blood sugar and cholesterol levels and improve circulation in people with diabetes.

Dried Goji Berries

Dried Goji Berries are native to Asia. They are cultivated in China and have been used there medicinally for more than two thousand years. They are best known for detoxifying or nourishing the liver or kidney channels. It is high in vitamin C.

Primary benefits of Vitamin C consumption include the following:

  • The antioxidant protects against free radicals we are often exposed to through our environments, may prevent cell mutations that lead to cancer
  • It is vital to the body’s healing processes; it supports blood vessels, cartilage, muscle, and collagen in bone
  • It helps to lower both systolic and diastolic blood pressure 

Hibiscus Flower

Hibiscus, sometimes called Sorrell tea or sour tea, is native to Africa and other tropical and subtropical regions. It has a fruity and refreshing flavor, for this reason, many people enjoy consuming it iced during the warm summer months. Much like the goji berry, it is high in vitamin C, which contains a variety of health properties.

Remember to check out this month’s signature blend, Bippity Boppity Berry, from Tea Rose Nashville.

This tea blend contains all organic ingredients: Dried Strawberries (Watsonia Farms), Dried Blueberries, Dried Raspberries, Dried Elderberries, Dried Bilberries, Dried Goji Berries and Hibiscus.