Marshmallow root (Althaea Officinalis) is a perennial herb that’s native to Europe, Western Asia, and Northern Africa. Marshmallow root encourages the natural productions of mucus that maintains, soothes, and moistens mucous membranes of the respiratory, digestive, and urinary tracts. TasteThis does not taste sweet like a regular marshmallow, but it has a more minty flavor. Marshmallow Root & why people drink itMarshmallow root has been used for thousands of years to treat digestive, respiratory, and skin conditions. It also contains chemicals that might decrease cough and help heal wounds by decreasing inflammation and fighting certain microbes. Health benefits Help treat cough - Marshmallow root appears to act as an enzyme to loosen mucus and inhibit bacteria. Wound healing - Marshmallow root has antibacterial activity that may make it effective in wound healing. When applied topically to rat wounds, the extract significantly increased wound healing in comparison to antibiotic controls. It’s thought to speed up the healing time and reduce inflammation. Soothes respiratory system - This medicinal root is perhaps best known in traditional medicine for its soothing effect on the respiratory system. It can help relieve the pain of a sore throat, soothe the irritation that causes coughing, and help to cut through the mucus and phlegm in your respiratory tracts. This root tea can even help attack the underlying infection that is causing bronchitis, sinus infection, or inflammatory issues. Reduces inflammation - marshmallow root can soothe the swelling and reduce discomfort, helping to relieve the symptoms quickly. This reduction in inflammation is very important for the gut, where marshmallow root can prevent gastric ulcers, constipation, diarrhea, and acid reflux disease. Grown in Africa & hand-packed in the USA.
Gotu Kola Herb, botanical name Centella Asiatica, is a member of the Apiaceae carrot family. It is a natural source of vitamins B and C, proteins, minerals, phytonutrients such as flavonoids, volatile oils, tannins, and polyphenol. TasteGotu Kola Herbs have a spicy, yet sweet taste. Gotu Kola Herb & Why people drink itGotu Kola Herb has been known to improve blood circulation and swelling. Due to its ability to improve blood circulation, it is also known to aid in the healing of minor wounds. Gotu Kola is recognized as a type of Chinese Medicine used for anxiety, common cold and flu, diarrhea, and fatigue. Health benefits Immune Support Pain Relief/Relaxation Cardiovascular Support Grown in Asia on our organic plantations & hand-packed in the USA.
Our Reishi Mushroom is known as a powerful medicinal fungus that grows wild in a hot and humid location in the Chinese Mountains. Traditional Chinese healers first began using the reishi mushroom more than 2,000 years ago during the Han dynasty. Reishi mushroom is a fungus. The above-ground part and portions of the below-ground parts are used as medicine. TasteSome people describe Reishi mushrooms as "tough" and "woody" with a bitter taste. What Reishi Mushroom can doWithin the mushroom, there are several molecules, including triterpenoids, polysaccharides, and peptidoglycans, that may be responsible for its health effects. In the United States, it is illegal to recognize or promote Reishi mushrooms as an alternative treatment for cancer. And because Zen's Tea House does not provide medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and our educational services are not a substitute for professional medical advice we always advise customers to first seek the advice of their doctor before making any changes to diet, health routine, or treatment; this includes Organic Reishi Mushroom. Health benefits Cancer-fighting potential - the triterpenoids found in this type of fungus have the ability to reduce the metastasis of cancerous cells and slow the progression of tumor growth. Furthermore, a second study found that the active ingredients of reishi mushroom extract can seek out and neutralize cancerous cells within the body Helps Fatigue - The bioactive constituents that contribute to the antifatigue effects of mushrooms may include polysaccharides, peptides, nucleosides, phenolic compounds, and triterpenoids Helps Boost Immune System - Reishi mushrooms also contain beta-glucans, one of the most effective and powerful immune system boosters that we know of. By increasing the number of beta-glucans in your body, you can protect yourself against a vast range of potential diseases and reduce the signs of aging Anti-aging potential - Modern studies have positively linked reishi mushrooms to certain lifespan expansion, namely due to the impressive polysaccharide content of these fungi. Grown in North America & hand-packed in the USA. DISCLAIMER: Zen's Tea House does not provide medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Zen's Tea House and its services are not a substitute for professional medical advice and treatment. Always seek your doctor's advice before making any changes to your diet, health routine, or treatment.
Pai Mu Tan, also known as White Peony, is a mildly delicate, herby, and sweet as ripe fruit. White Peony are made from leaves and buds that are picked just before they fully open. Once collected, the unopened tea leaves are withered naturally and then dried out in the sun, providing a unique texture. This is considered as “the real Chinese Tea”, which grows in the Fujian mountains. TastePai Mu Tan has a sweet, fruity taste. What Pai Mu Tan can do Promotes good oral health. Polyphenols, flavonoids, and tannins are thought to help in inhibiting the growth of various bacteria that may cause plaque formation. Health benefits Rich in antioxidants Aids in weight loss and fights diabetes Anti-cancer effects Skincare: suppress several cellular components that may damage the fiber network that helps the skin stay tight and firm Grown in Asia on our organic plantations & hand-packed in the USA.
Cleavers is a pasture plant of Britain and North America easily recognized by its clinging leaves and sticky seeds that attach themselves to passing people and animals. The entire plant is used in herbalism, harvested just before it blooms in early summer. TasteCleavers have no odor and a slightly bitter taste. What this tea can do for youCleavers are used to increase urine flow to relieve fluid retention. It is also used for painful urination, enlarged or infected lymph nodes, and a skin condition called psoriasis. People sometimes apply cleavers directly to the skin for ulcers, enlarged glands, breast lumps, and skin rashes. Health benefits Lymphatic System - Cleavers enhances the function of the lymphatic system and improves its ability to flush out toxins, decrease congestion and reduce swelling. The lymph-cleansing action of this herb in turn enhances the function of the immune system. Kidney Health - The diuretic action of Cleavers helps to flush out waste, toxins and excess fluid from the kidneys. When blood flow to the kidneys declines due to illness, they respond by retaining water, which is why diuretic herbs can be useful. Diuretic herbs help the kidneys release excess sodium into the urine and can prevent the build up of other minerals that can cause kidney stones if left unchecked. If you have a pre-existing kidney condition it is vital that you speak to your healthcare provider before using diuretic herbs. Liver Health- Various studies have confirmed the hepatoprotective effect of Cleavers. It not only protects the liver from damage, it helps it to heal with its cleansing properties. Cleavers also stimulates bile production and prevents bile ducts from becoming clogged. Urinary Tract Infections (UTI’s)- With a long history of traditional use for UTI’s, Cleavers diuretic properties coupled with its soothing, demulcent action make this herb ideal for calming and inflamed urethra. Regular drinking of Cleavers tea can act as a preventative measure for the incidence of recurring UTI’s. The “Indian Journal of Research in Pharmacy and Biotechnology” published an article about the diagnosis, causes, symptoms and treatments of UTI’s. It recommends Cleavers for acute or chronic cystitis with swollen lymph nodes and uterine inflammation.Cleavers can also be useful in protecting the lining of the bladder against irritation which can lead to an overactive bladder. Grown in Europe & hand-packed in the USA.
Organic Fenugreek seeds contains phytoestrogens, which are plant chemicals similar to the female sex hormone estrogen. A key compound, diosgenin, has been shown experimentally to increase milk flow. Not only do they assist with breastfeeding, but they also contain multiple other health benefits. TasteFenugreek seeds have an earthy and sweet taste. What this tea can do for youFenugreek seeds contain alkaloids (mainly trigonelline) and protein high in lysine and L-tryptophan. Its steroidal saponins (diosgenin, yamogenin, tigogenin, and neotigogenin) and mucilaginous fiber are thought to account for many of the beneficial effects of fenugreek. Health benefits Immune Support Digestion Cardiovascular Support Weight Loss Grown in Africa & hand-packed in the USA.
Euphrasia (Eyebright) Powder has been used for centuries in various parts of the world to improve a variety of bodily functions and ailments, it's typically touted as a natural remedy for eye problems. TasteEuphrasia Powder has an earthy flavor. What this tea can do for youIt has been known to prevent the secretion of fluids and relieve discomfort from eye strain or minor irritation; it is also used as an eyewash. It is also good for allergies, itchy and/or watery eyes, and runny nose, and possesses anti-inflammatory properties due to the compounds called tannins. Health benefits Immune Support Pain Relief/Relaxation Grown in Europe & hand-packed in the USA.
White Tip Silver Needle is an expensive, rare, limited tea for advanced tea drinkers only. It has been used historically in diverse parts of the world to improve a variety of bodily functions and ailments. The reason why it is more expensive than other teas is that it is harvested before the tea plant's leaves open, a few weeks each spring, limiting supplies. The young tea leaves and buds from the Camellia Sinensis plant are carefully selected, handpicked, and processed gently. There are multiple delicate teas and the varieties are endless but nothing compares to White Tip Silver Needle. Tea drinkers go out of their way to purchase and hold on to this amazing tea; this is not a tea for novices. Zen's Tea House works with multiple tea farmers and brokers to get the very best. TasteThe leaves are pale in color but have a fresh taste with an aroma that is incomparable to traditional black or green teas. What this tea can doWhite Tip Silver Needle is rich in antioxidants, helps regulate blood glucose, and metabolizes fat. Health benefits Immune Support Pain Relief/Relaxation Cardiovascular Support Grown in Asia on our organic plantations & hand-packed in the USA.
Slippery Elm Root has been used historically in diverse parts of the world to improve a variety of bodily functions and ailments. The bark of the tree is harvested for its inner lining or pith, which contains a high mucilage content that gives rise to the “slippery” factor. WARNING: Do not use if you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant. TasteSlippery Elm Root has an earthy taste. What this tea can do Slippery Elm is known to help with coughs as well as sore throats. When taken orally, mucilage becomes slick and coats the mucous membranes in the intestinal tract soothing inflammation, relieving pain, and giving your bowels a much-needed rest to heal themselves. It can also aid in relieving diarrhea and constipation. Health benefits Digestion - The mucilage found in its bark is ideal for soothing the digestive tract and eliminating inflammation, primarily the type that causes Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). There is also a significant amount of fibrous tissue found in the bark, which can help to bulk up the stool and eliminate issues like diarrhea. Sore Throat, Cough - Slippery elm contains mucilage, a sticky mixture of sugars that can’t be broken down by the human digestive tract. The mucilage coats the throat, so it’s no surprise that slippery elm is found commercially in many brands of throat lozenges Anti-inflammation - One small clinical study found that a mixture containing slippery elm enhanced bowel movements in patients with constipation-predominant IBS; however, the bark is part of a mixture of ingredients, and no study to date has supported these findings. Another study found that slippery elm had an antioxidant effect in people with Crohn’s disease Grown in North America & hand-packed in the USA.
Essiac Tea is a combination of Burdock Root, Sheep Sorrel, Rhubarb Root and Slippery Elm Bark. Traditionally these herbs are known to help detox and cleanse the body of toxins. WARNING: Do not use if you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant. Please consult with your physician about adding Essiac Tea to your diet. TasteEssiac Tea has a spicy, yet sweet taste. What this tea can do for youThe burdock root acts as a natural diuretic, helping to expel excess water from the body by naturally increasing the flow of urine output. Slippery Elm Root has been used historically in diverse parts of the world to improve a variety of bodily functions and ailments. It is also known to help with coughs as well as sore throats and can also aid in relieving diarrhea and constipation. Sheep Sorrel and Rhubarb Root are herbs commonly put in Essiac Tea. Health benefits Immune Support Digestion Cardiovascular Support Detox Grown in Europe & hand-packed in the USA. Ingredients: Burdock Root, Sheep Sorrel, Rhubarb Root and Slippery Elm Bark.
The flowering perennial known commonly as catnip, catmint, or catswort actually has the scientific name of Nepeta cataria. Cat Nip has been used historically in diverse parts of the world to improve a variety of bodily functions and ailments. TasteCat Nip has an earthy, minty flavor. Kitty Cats & TeaCat Nip is used to dispel gas, aid in digestion and sleep, relieve stress and anxiety, and lower pain and inflammation. It is potent due to a certain terpenoid, called nepetalactone, but various other chemical constituents and nutrients also benefit human health. Cat lovers do give Cat Nip to their cats. Health benefits May Help Relieve Stress - The catnip plant has iridoid glycosides, which is responsible for relaxing effects on humans. Due to the herb's effect, herbalists have made catnip tea for centuries to treat anxiety. It also contains potent nervine properties, the reason it’s considered to be highly effective for patients nervousness related anxiety. Drinking catnip tea can help relieve tension headaches and bring about relaxation. It can also reduce anxiety and stress. Improves Quality of Sleep - Catnip has been effectively used to remedy insomnia for decades. The sedative nature of this calming herb helps to slow down the body’s natural cycles and bring about a relaxed state and calm. Used to Treat Digestive Issues - Catnip can relieve digestive problems such as constipation, diarrhea, cramping, flatulence, and bloating. This natural herbal remedy also regulates the production of bile and gastric juice secretion thereby keeping your digestive system healthy. The relaxing, anti-inflammatory effects of organic compounds in it can ease the knots and inflammation in your gastrointestinal system and relieve tightness and discomfort. Used As A Remedy for Colds/Flus - Drinking catnip tea can fight fever and colds by strengthening the immune system. The herb is categorized as a diaphoretic herb, which means it can induce perspiration while maintaining body temperature. People with a sore throat, flu, or cold could benefit by using a hot catnip infusion as an inhalant. Apart from being an effective decongestant, catnip also alleviates catarrh and sinusitis. Grown in Asia on our organic plantations & hand-packed in the USA.
Originating in the Mediterranean, Thyme can now be found worldwide as a flavourful, aromatic herb. Thyme is an evergreen shrub that has been used in medicine for thousands of years. Thyme leaf can be added to multiple teas for flavor but also is used today as a natural cooking ingredient. TasteThyme leaves have an earthy, minty taste. What this tea can do Thyme's active ingredients, such as thymol, act as powerful antioxidants. The tea also boasts a few other unique compounds that give it such an impressive range of potential health benefits. Health benefits Antioxidant Actions - Thyme contains a high concentration of antioxidants. Hydrophilic extracts of thyme have substantial antioxidant activity in vitro that apparently is due in large part to rosmarinic acid and some flavonoids. Other notable individual antioxidant constituents of thyme identified by in vitro assays include thymol, carvacrol, p-cymene, γ-terpinone, terpinolene, and some flavonoids. Thyme contains many flavonoids, phenolic antioxidants like zeaxanthin, lutein, pigenin, naringenin, luteolin, and thymonin. It is packed with minerals and vitamins A, K, E, and C that are essential for optimum health. Its leaves are one of the richest sources of potassium, iron, calcium, manganese, magnesium and selenium Anti-inflammatory Actions - thymes constituent carvacrol stimulate anti-inflammatory processes and extracts of T vulgaris have anti-inflammatory properties in vitro Possible Respiratory Benefits and Effects on Cough - thyme is claimed to possess antispasmodic, broncholytic, and secretomotor properties used for alleviation of bronchitis, whooping cough, and mucosal inflammation of the respiratory tract. Possibly, the carvacrol and thymol in these medicinals have mild irritant effects on the lung that stimulate mucosal secretions and enhance ciliary movement in the bronchial epithelia leading to a decongestive response. It eliminates phlegm and mucus from the respiratory tracts, eases inflammation to help breathe, and prevents microbial development that can lead to illness Grown in Europe & hand-packed in the USA.
Solidago, also known as Goldenrods, is a genus of about 100 to 120 species of flowering plants in the aster family, Asteraceae. This caffeine-free herb can be mixed in with other teas as a supplement. TasteSolidago has a sweet, earthy taste. What this tea can doSolidago is used to reduce pain and swelling (inflammation), as a diuretic to increase urine flow and to stop muscle spasms. Health benefits Immune Support Pain Relief/Relaxation Grown in North America & hand-packed in the USA.
Schisandra, scientifically known as Schisandra Chinensis, is actually a type of woody vine that produces small red berries that are widely used in traditional medicine. Regarded as a popular adaptogenic herb, Schisandra berries are unique in that they hold a remarkable blend of five distinct flavor properties collectively serving to promote overall health and vitality. Namely, bitter, sweet, sour, salty, and hot. Schisandra has been used historically in various parts of the world to improve a variety of bodily functions and ailments. TasteSchisandra has citrus, fruity, sweet taste. What this tea can doSchisandra is used as an "adaptogen" for increasing resistance to disease and stress, increasing energy, and increasing physical performance and endurance. Schisandra berries are an herbal adaptogen that strengthens the body promotes a relaxed, focused calm. Schisandra berries provide powerful antioxidant protection, particularly from free radicals and other toxins in the environment that may cause cellular damage. Schisandra berries function to enhance the body's natural resistance and adaptation to stressful influences, support mental endurance and promote overall metabolic efficiency. The berries of the Schisandra vine contain various lignans and antioxidants, which can provide various health benefits, as well as adaptogens, powerful substances that can ostensibly retrain your body to more effectively manage stress and health. Some people use Schisandra for improving vision ad muscular activity, protecting against radiation, preventing motion sickness, preventing infection, boosting energy at the cellular level, and improving the health of the adrenal glands. How does it work? The chemicals in Schisandra improve liver function by stimulating enzymes (proteins that speed up biochemical reactions) in the liver and promoting liver cell growth. Deoxyschizandrin, a major lignan of Schisandra berries, has been demonstrated to have various biological activities such as antioxidant, hepatoprotective, and antidiabetic effects Health benefits Immune Support Pain Relief/Relaxation Grown in Europe & hand-packed in the USA.
Fennel seed is a remarkably versatile herb with an ancient history that today holds its own with herbal medicine practitioners. TasteFennel seeds have an earthy and sweet taste. What this tea can do for youFennel provides an excellent source of vitamin B, potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorous, fiber, protein, and zinc. It is known to be an excellent source of natural antioxidants. Health benefits Immune Support Digestion Cardiovascular Support Weight Loss Grown in Africa & hand-packed in the USA.
Elderflower is aromatic and makes for a great additive to teas. Like many natural, organically grown botanical medicine, elderflower combats free radicals. This tea can be consumed hot or cold. TasteElderflower has a floral and sweet fruity taste. Elderflower historically been used forElderflower naturally helps to build the blood, cleanse the system, ease constipation, and enhance immune system function. It increases perspiration, lowers fever, soothes the respiratory tract, and stimulates circulation- Yellow Fever Zen's Med. They have antioxidant properties and antiviral effects, which is why they're effective against colds and the flu. They also help reduce nasal inflammation. Health benefits Antioxidant content Flu-Fighting ability Grown in Europe & hand-packed in the USA.
Celery seeds are used in many different ways, from cooking to medicine, and contains a number of unique properties used to improve a variety of bodily functions and ailments. TasteCelery seeds have an earthy flavor. Historical use of Celery SeedsHistorically Celery Seeds have been known consumed to reduce blood pressure, relieve muscle spasms, and improve appetite. Celery seed has diuretic properties. Health benefits Can help to reduce arthritis or even gout-related inflammation Celery extracts, which contain 85% 3-n-butylphthalide (3nB), are effective in giving relief from arthritis and muscular pains. Helps to lower blood pressure as well as cholesterol due to the celery seed’s phthalides May contain antioxidants Grown in Asia on our organic plantations & hand-packed in the USA.
Yerba Santa is organic, dark, and expensive. At Zen's Tea House we only use the highest quality Yerba Santa leaves. TasteYerba Santa leaves have a sweet, earthy taste. What this tea can do Yerba Santa leaves can be grounded into a tea and used for respiratory conditions including coughs, colds, tuberculosis, asthma, and chronic bronchitis. Some cultures use drink Yerba Santa for fever and dry mouth. It also contains natural properties that are thought to loosen mucus in the chest and may increase urination. Health benefits Immune Support Pain Relief/Relaxation Grown in North America & hand-packed in the USA.
Uva Ursi folium, also known as bearberry leaf, is used in Zen's Uric acid tea blend Gout-B-Gone. Uva Ursi leaves are one of three herbs used in this blend. The berries are tasty to bears and so when the plant was named in Latin uva-ursi, this was taken into consideration; uva, "grape, berry of the vine", ursi, "bear", i.e. "bear's grape". But Uva ursi tea is generally made using the leaves of the plant rather than the sour berries. TasteUva Ursi leaves have an earthy taste. What this tea can doThis herbal product is used for urinary infection symptom relief, infections of the kidney, bladder, or urethra (urinary tract infections or UTIs), and swelling (inflammation) of the urinary tract. It contains arbutin, a chemical compound, which belongs to the glycosides and hydroquinones. This tea will help to replenish the lost chemical in your body. Uva Ursi also contains allantoin, a chemical also found in Aloe, which has a soothing effect. The content of arbutin in leaves depends on the season as well as on the geographical distribution. Health benefits Immune Support Digestion Grown in Europe & hand-packed in the USA.
Lemon peel is the zest from dehydrated lemons – this is the outer portion (or skin) of the lemon with the white membrane or pith removed. Our Lemon peel is dried out and crumbled into this muted, but aromatic granule powder. TasteLemon Peel has a fruity, citrus taste. Lemon peel & why people drink itLemon Peel is used for flavor, helping to cover stinky breath, and can be brewed into a tea to clear out the body of toxins. It is recognized as a good source of calcium, potassium, and Vitamin A. Lemon peel is added to scores of herbal teas and herbal formulas for aroma and taste enhancement. Health benefits Lemon peel is very low in calories while high in fiber, vitamin C, and D-limonene. Lemon peels are a rich source of immunity-boosting vitamin C, containing 129 mg of this nutrient per 100 g portion. Vitamin C serves as a potent antioxidant that protects your DNA from free radical damage. Lemon peel offers several antioxidants that protect your immune system and reduce your risk of disease. Lemon peel may offer antimicrobial and antifungal effects — even against antibiotic-resistant strains. Grown in Asia on our organic plantations & hand-packed in the USA.