Nip it in the bud

£0.90£7.50

A fruity tangy brew, blended to aid in warding off those pesky colds and help boost the immune system, with hibiscus rich in antioxidants, elderberries antiviral properties and immune boosting echinacea.

30 grams60 gramsSample
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Description

Orange pieces, Lemongrass, Ginger, Echinacea*, Hibiscus, Elderberries.

Allergens in bold
*Allergen for Asteraceae (daisy) family

  • In recent years I think we’ve become more and more focused on health and well being like keeping in shape, trying to eat healthier and keeping the chocolate to a minimum (something I struggle with!)

    But I always find that we don’t really think of keeping our immune system up and running, maybe more so when the cold weather sets in! I’m definitely one of those people that forgets about this, so I decided to do some research into which herbs aid in immune support and that’s what inspired me to create nip it in the bud, It’s certainly not a cure all remedy but a brew to enjoy and know that its giving you a little helping hand.

  • Traditional medicine

    There are many immune supporting herbs out there but some of them don’t taste great! Ideal for capsules but not for a brew you want to sip and enjoy, so while I wanted to pack as much as I could into this blend I always think of how it’s going to taste!

    Starting with elderberries, these purple berries are quite tart and tangy, but well known for their antiviral properties, they are also filled with antioxidants and vitamins, such as A and C, that may help in warding off winter colds and help lessen related symptoms.

    Along with Elderberries, Echinacea is widely seen in pharmacies and health shops in herbal remedies such as capsules or tonics, altogether there are nine species of Echinacea but only three of them are used medicinally, these include, E. angustifolia, E. purpurea and E. pallida. A huge amount of therapeutic compounds have been found in this amazing herb and the properties within, a few of them being, antiviral, anti-inflammatory and fungicidal, making it an ideal tincture for sore throats and urinary infections. If taken early enough, some scientific studies have shown that Echinacea can reduce the severity of a cold and also the days of infection.

    Hibiscus is rich in antioxidants and vitamins, especially vitamin C which in turn helps in supporting a healthy immune system, more research is needed but it has also been claimed to lower blood pressure.

  • Folklore

    Evidence found by archaeologist’s show that the Native Americans used Echinacea more than 400 years ago for the treatment of various infections, as well as for snake and insect bites. They also called Echinacea ‘elk root’ as it is said that they would see wounded elk eat the herb in order to heal so in turn this taught them how to use the herb for its healing properties.

    The Elder has a rich history in traditional folk medicine, the flowers and berries both prepared for different ailments, like today, the berries were used to treat colds, coughs and sore throats. Among pagan traditions it was believed that the tree was host to the Elder mother who possessed much magic and wisdom, it was a tree with many magical beliefs from protection against negative energy to being able to see into the fairy realm, all tales that make this tree something very special!

    Commonly used in the Asia-Pacific region, Hibiscus has been used for many different ailments and holds various folklore throughout the different countries. In Hindu religion it is given as an offering to the goddess Kali, and in Polynesian legend it was believed that hibiscus played a part in creating the Polynesian islands. In traditional folk medicine the uses of this flower were anything from treating high blood pressure, curing a cold or using the leaves as a poultice for minor injuries.