Spice Tea helps to soothe, support, and maintain a healthy digestive system. Drink cups of tea before, after, or in between meals as needed. Benefits of this tea also include support for certain respiratory conditions. Additionally, the tea can be made with either apple juice or apple cider to create a warm, flavorful, festive drink to offer at parties or over the holidays.
ORANGE PEEL - warms and strengthens the stomach. Improves appetite and digestion. Indicated for bronchitis. Interestingly, Orange peel can help infuse the body's cells with water and nutrients thus allowing skin to be full, smooth, and soft.
CINNAMON BARK - is a warming spice to stimulate digestion. It helps address nausea, gas, abdominal cramping, and diarrhea. It assists with colds, flu, and bronchitis. Cinnamon bark is an assistant herb, encouraging the actions of more directional herbs.
CARDAMOM SEED - helps with damp, catarrhal conditions of both the digestive and the respiratory systems. It stimulates digestion and helps relieve gas, bloating, belching, and hiccups. It also helps relieve stress-induced indigestion. Beneficial for colds, acute sinusitis, chronic bronchitis, and asthma.
CLOVE FLOWER BUD - stimulates the liver and digestion and helps with gas, hiccups, and indigestion. Assists with colds, bronchitis, and asthma.
GINGER ROOT - sluggish liver, appetite loss, difficult, uncomfortable digestion, accumulation of undigested food, nausea, vomiting, gas, bloating, and indigestion are addressed by Ginger root. Helps address cold and flu onset and bronchitis.
SOURCES: Matthew Woods' The Earthwise Herbal, A Complete Guide to Old World Medicinal Plants, Peter Holmes' The Energetics of Western Herbs
BOTANICAL SAFETY INFORMATION
Orange Peel, Citrus sinensis, organic
No safety information available.
Cinnamon Bark, Cinnamomum cassia, organic
Avoid during pregnancy. May lower blood sugar. Use with caution if diabetic and monitor blood sugar levels. Not for long-term use; do not exceed recommended dose. Standard Dose: 2.0 to 4.0 grams of Cinnamon bark as tea.
Cardamom Seed, Elettaria cardamomum, organic
No safety information available.
Clove Flower Bud, Syzygium aromaticum, organic
May cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and upper GI hemorrhage. Not for long-term use; do not exceed recommended dose. Standard Dose: 1.0 - 3.0 grams of Clove bud as tea.
Ginger Root, Zingiber officinale, organic
Possibly contra-indicated in pregnancy. Garlic consumption while lactating may be associated with colic in some breast-fed infants. Avoid use with organ transplants. Avoid with anticoagulant and antiplatelet medication. Avoid use seven days before surgery. Concomitant use with certain diabetes medications may cause blood sugar levels to drop considerably. Large doses can decrease the thyroid’s uptake of iodine. If an HIV patient, avoid use with protease inhibitors. Avoid with stomach inflammation or acid-reflux. Large doses may cause gastrointestinal disturbance. Some authorities feel that consumption of garlic in children might be dangerous. External applications of raw garlic may irritate or burn skin.
The concerns for this herb are based on relatively higher doses used for therapeutic purposes in contrast to lower amounts generally used in cooking, and have not been associated with its use as a spice.
This product is certified organic.