Impala & Peacock

Cold & Flu Tea


A natural, organic, and herbal immune booster tea designed to help strengthen your body’s defence systems.

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.

Please see research section for the scientific papers. 

This tea is available in a refill pouch. The pouch is re-sealable to maintain freshness and perfect to refill your Impala & Peacock canister or jar. Pouch size: 

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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, orange segments
(all products are organic)

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Research papers:

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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