If you are familiar with the expressions 'food coma' or 'food baby' this blend is made for you!
It's a powerful blend of herbs hand-blended to sooth and facilitate digestion. The intense taste of refreshing peppermint and the hint of anise flavour are the best after a meal and at any time of the day. Try it as an ice-tea!
What's in it?
Peppermint is a good source of manganese, copper, and vitamin C but Peppermint is more famously know for its abilities to relieve nausea, sooth upset stomach and aid in digestion. It is also widely used to treat symptoms of the common cold.
Lovage was used for many hundreds of years to ease stomach-related pain (anti-inflammatory) and chest complaints (expectorant). It has also been used as “irrigation therapy” for pain and inflammation of the urinary tract, for prevention of kidney stones, and to flush out toxins.
Not recommended during pregnancy or for people with kidney issues.
This very special ginger is steam sterilised to preserve freshness and taste. Originally from Asia, ginger has been used for its medicinal purposes for nearly 2,000 years by various cultures. It contains high levels of Vitamin C, magnesium and other minerals. When it comes to digestion Ginger reigns supreme as the go to spice for almost all digestive complaints. Ginger contains many natural enzymes that improve digestion and the absorption of nutrients.
Organic Star Anise
Star anise has been useful in the medical realm for treating a variety of fungal, bacterial and viral infections.
Many antioxidants occur naturally in plants, and star anise shown to have 13 to 25 highly active compounds. It can also aid in digestion and reduce bloating.
Infuse 1 or 2 heaped teaspoons in water heated at 90°c, for 4-6 minutes.
Whole leaves take longer to infuse but it is definitively worth it!
Crush or grind the herbs prior to use.
Make sure that all ingredients are well mixed. Lighter particles and powders tend to sink at the bottom of the packet.
Do not leave herbs to steep in water as this may result in a slightly bitter infusion.
Note from the Alchemist:
We describe and promote our products in good faith. The information provided about the beneficial properties of all of our products is derived from the use and characteristics commonly attributed to them. Benefits of our products may vary from person to person. It is always advisable to seek the opinion of a professional herbalist or your GP.