Adaptogen Tea

The newest wellness blend designed by our Naturopath.

“This blend is about restoring resilience and rekindling our own gentle, yet resolute strength in the face of stressors. Life will always present us with stress, but this need not overwhelm.”

Emma Watson – Founder Naturopath

Why did we create Adaptogen Tea?

This blend was designed for those seeking support with their ability to cope with stress.

Our naturopath has carefully selected this blend of organic herbs to support both mind and body to cope with stress. This blend is based on herbs, including withania, Siberian ginseng, schizandra and astragalus, which have traditionally been used to help one adapt to stress by modulating the release of stress hormones and supporting the nervous system.

What is an adaptogen and how do they work?

An adaptogen is a substance that works with one’s body to regulate the effects of stress and fatigue, whether it’s mental, physical or emotional, helping one overcome stress. The mechanism of action is via the hypothalamic-pituitary axis by reducing adrenaline, resulting in normalisation or a decrease in cortisol, which is increased by stress. Adaptogens help to restore balance by interacting with the HPA axis which initiates your body’s stress response, ensuring a return to greater balance.

Adaptogens help keep you closer to a state of homeostasis or balance, either post or during a period of anxiety or chronic stress. They are ideal for someone who feels unable to cope well with the current level of stress in their life. Adaptogens can enhance physical and mental performance, working over a longer period of time, not dropping off sharply like stimulants do, more so tapering off slowly
and gently.

What are the benefits of Adaptogen Tea?

Herbs in this blend have traditionally been used to support endurance, stamina and strength through prolonged periods of physical exertion, fatigue, or exhaustion. Some of the herbs used in this blend have also traditionally been used to support the immune system, which may be depleted as a result of a period of prolonged or intense stress.

What are the key ingredients in Adaptogen Tea?

Ashwaganda – Withania Somnifera

Traditionally used in Ayurvedic medicine to support the nervous system, it is referred to as a powerful adaptogen, which enhances the body’s resilience to stress. Often used to help treat anxiety, low mood, and insomnia.

Peppermint – Mentha Piperita

Has traditionally been used to support digestive function. As the nervous system and digestive system are closely linked, peppermint may offer support with digestive issues during nervous conditions.

Astragalus – Astragalus Membranaceus

A potent adaptogen native to China, traditionally used to enhance tolerance to stress, and support increased endurance.

 

 

Key ingredients- continued

Licorice Root – Glycyrrhiza Glabra

Adrenal Tonic, Adaptogen. Supports the HPA axis by normalising hormonal response to stress.

Schizandra Berry – Schisandra Chinensis

Anti-anxiety, adaptogen, supports mental function and supports stamina, endurance, and vitality.

Siberian Ginseng – Eleutherococus Senticosus

Traditionally used to help relieve fatigue and maintain vitality. Supports one’s
ability to cope with stress.

Tulsi – Ocimum Sanctum

There is mounting evidence that tulsi can address physical, chemical, metabolic and psychological stress through a unique combination of
pharmacological actions. Tulsi has been found to protect organs and tissues against chemical stress from pollutants, heavy metals, and physical stress from prolonged physical exertion, and exposure to cold and excessive noise. Tulsi has also been shown to reduce physical stress through normalisation of blood glucose, blood pressure and lipid levels, and psychological stress through positive effects on memory and cognitive function and through its anxiolytic and anti-depressant properties.

 

How do I use Adaptogen tea?

This blend was designed for those seeking support with their ability to cope with stress. The blend is caffeine free and we recommend drinking 1-2 cups per day.

Brewing instructions for loose leaf:
Place a heaped teaspoon (2.5 grams) of tea per cup (250ml) into a teapot or infuser.
Add filtered water at 75°C – 85°C and allow to infuse for 3 – 5+ minutes. Strain the tea and serve.

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