Impala and Peacock

Immune Booster Tea

$15.00

A natural, organic, and herbal immune booster tea designed to help strengthen your body’s defence systems. For the research and health benefits of Siberian Ginseng, Spearmint and Ginger see the research section below. 

1 tsp to 200mL cup

100°C degree water temperature

4 min steep

The same leaf can be used for 2 infusions

Echinacea, spearmint, ginger, lemongrass, Siberian ginseng
(all products are organic)

Siberian ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus) has been well studied. Researchers found that Siberian ginseng worked as an immune system booster by causing a large “increase in the absolute number of immunocompetent cells, with an especially pronounced effect on T lymphocytes, predominantly of the helper/inducer type, and also on cytotoxic and natural killer cells of healthy volunteers” [1].

Studies into spearmint (Mentha spicata) found it had potent antimicrobial, anticancer and anti-inflammatory properties [2]. Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) has traditionally been used to alleviate coughs and fever [3].

A systematic review of 109 randomised controlled trials in 2020, concluded that there was solid scientific evidence that ginger (Zingiber officinale) reduced inflammation in the body [4] which is in part responsible for some of the symptoms that we feel when we become ill.

1. Bohn B, Nebe CT, Birr C. Flow-cytometric studies with Eleutherococcus senticosus extract as an immunomodulatory agent. Arzneimittelforschung. 1987;37(10):1193–1196. [PubMed] [Google Scholar]
2. Mahendran G., Verma S.K., Rahman L.U., The traditional uses, phytochemistry and pharmacology of spearmnet (Mentha spicata L.): A review. J Ethnopharmacol. 2021 Oct 5;278:114266. doi: 10.1016/j.jep.2021.114266. Epub 2021 Jun 1. [PubMed]
3. Nambiar V., Matela H., Potential Functions of Lemon Grass (Cymbopogon citratus) in Health and Disease. Int. J. of Pharmaceutical and Biological Archives. 2012; 3(5):1035-1043. [ResearchGate]
4. Anh N.H., Kim S.J., Long N.P., Min J.E., Yoon Y.C., Lee E.G. Ginger on human health: A comprehensive systematic review of 109 randomized controlled trials. Nutrients. 2020;12 [PMC free article] [PubMed] [Google Scholar]

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