Allspice

Allspice (Pimento)

Pimenta officinalis

Part Used: Fruit

Energetics: Bitter, pungent, warming

Actions: Antiseptic, antibacterial, anti-depressant, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antimicrobial

Indications: Indigestion, abdominal pain, diarrhoea, high blood pressure, diabetes

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Amla Berry

Amla Berry

Emblica officinalis

Part Used: Dried fruit, seeds, roots, leaves, bark and flowers

Energetics: Sour, sweet, cooling

Actions: Neuroprotection, longevity, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, immunomodulatory effect

Indications: GIT inflammation, ulcers, colitis, hepatitis, cough, cold, sore throat, respiratory tract infections

Amla berry is used in our Antioxidant Tea.

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Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha

Withania somnifera

Part used: Root

Energetics: Sharp, bitter, earthy, slightly sweet

Actions: Antiviral, hypotensive, anti-inflammatory, diuretic, immunomodulating, adaptogenic, antispasmodic, febrifuge, hepatic

Indications: Rheumatoid and osteoarthritis, chronic connective tissue disorders, anxiety, impaired memory, insomnia, ADHD

Ashwagandha is used in our Spirit Dust.

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Astragalus

Astragalus membranaceus

Part used: Root

Energetics: Sweet, warming, moist

Actions: Immunomodulator, antioxidant, hepatoprotective, cardioprotective, adaptogen, diuretic, antibacterial, antiviral

Indications: Immune system dysfunction (frequent colds and influenza, bronchitis, Herpes simplex, fatigue, anaemia, weak limbs, angina, hypertension, oedema, hepatitis, asthma, prolapsed organs, chronic diarrhoea, diabetes mellitus

Astragalus is used in our Spark Dust and Spirit Dust

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Basil

Ocimum basilicum

Part used: Leaf

Energetics: Pungent, sweet, bitter, warm

Actions: Antidepressant antiseptic anti-inflammatory antimicrobial antispasmodic carminative

Indications: Congestion, coughs, colds sore, throat, indigestion, dysentery, diarrhoea

Basil is used in our Meditation Tea.

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Bergamot

Bergamot

Citrus bergamia

Part used: Fruit, leaf, peel, oil

Energetics: Sweet, cooling

Actions: Antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antioxidant, antiulcer, digestive, nervine, stomachic

Indications: Stress, depression, fatigue, sore throat, inflammation, bloating, acne, eczema, skin diseases

Bergamot is used in our French Earl Grey, Earl Grey and Grey Martini Tea.

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Black Pepper

Black Pepper

Piper nigrum

Part used: Dried unripe fruit

Energetics: Pungent, warming

Actions: Antibacterial, antioxidant, antihypertensive, immune-boosting, fever-reducing

Indications: High blood pressure, common cold, cough, congestion, Alzheimer’s , Strokes, Parkinson’s disease

Black pepper is used in our Soothe Dust.

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Brahmi

Brahmi

Bacopa monieri

Part used: Whole plant

Energetics: bitter, sweet, cooling

Actions: Antiviral, hypotensive, anti-inflammatory, diuretic, immunomodulating, adaptogenic, antispasmodic, febrifuge, hepatic

Indications: Brain injury and stroke, anxiety. epilepsy

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Buchu

Agathosma betulina

Part used: Leaf

Energetics: Bitter, pungent, warm, dry.

Actions: Diuretic, antimicrobial, antiseptic, laxative

Indications: Urinary tract infection (specifically acidic urine) including Cystitis, Urethritis and Prostatitis

Buchu is used in our Buchu Tea

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Burdock Root

Arctium lappa

Part used: Root and seed

Energetics: bitter, pungent, cooling, drying, dissolving, stimulating, restoring

Actions: detoxifying, nutritive, alterative, bitter tonic, lymphatic, diuretic

Indications: eczema, psoriasis, skin rashes, dry skin arthritis, kidney stones, gout

Burdock root is used in our Essiac Tea.

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Bush Quandong

Santalum acuminatum

Part used: Fruit, leaves, kernels

Actions: Antimicrobial, antioxidant, purgative, immune boosting

Indications: common cold, flu, cancer, cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer’s disease, skin disorders such as skin sores, boils, itchiness

Bush Quandong is used in our Australian Bush Blush Tea

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Cacao

Cacao

Theobroma cacao

Part used: Seed

Energetics: Warming, spicy, bitter

Actions: Diaphoretic, stimulant, expectorant, antidepressant, aphrodisiac

Indications: Depression, anxiety, chronic fatigue, heart disease

We use certified organic raw cacao in our entire premium cacao infusion range.

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Calendula

Calendula

Calendula officinalis

Part used: Flower

Energetics: Slightly bitter, warming, drying

Actions: Slightly astringent, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic- bacterial and fungal, diaphoretic, cholagogue, lymphatic, vulnerary

Indications: Skin rashes, eczema, acne, cold sores, jaundice, hepatitis, gastritis, colitis, leaky gut, lymphangitis

Calendula is used in our Cleansing Tea.

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Cardamom

Cardamom

Elettaria cardamomum

Part used: Seed

Energetics: spicy, aromatic, warming, drying

Actions: Carminative, antispasmodic, antidepressant, antimicrobial, circulatory stimulant, anti-emetic, aphrodisiac

Indications: Nausea and vomiting, gastritis, indigestion, cough, chronic bronchitis, nervous exhaustion, depression, fatigue, poor memory

Cardamom is used in our Digestive and Spicy Chai Tea.

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Chamomile

Chamomile

Matricaria recutita

Part used: Flower

Energetics: Neutral to cool, slightly bitter, sweet

Actions: Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, mild sedative, cholagogue, bitter tonic (digestive), antispasmodic, spasmolytic, carminative, mild sudorific, diaphoretic, emmenagogue, antiulcer, relaxant, antiallergic, anticatarrhal

Indications: Bloating, minor spasms, dyspepsia, impaired digestion, colitis, colic, diverticulitis, constipation (children), Crohn’s disease, infantile colic and flatulence

Chamomile is used in our Chakra, Chamomile, Digestive, Peaceful and Restful Tea

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Chicory Root

Chicory Root

Cichorium intybus

Part used: Root

Energetics: Bitter, sweet, slightly salty, cool, neutral

Actions: Nourishing, stimulating, restoring

Indications: Appetite loss, painful digestion, epigastric pain and bloating, jaundice, diabetes, depression, fatigue, dizziness, anaemia

Roasted chicory root is used in our Shine Dust.

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Cinnamon Bark

Cinnamon

Cinnamomum verum

Part used: Stem bark outer

Energetics: Pungent, sweet, astringent, aromatic, dry

Actions: Astringent, antioxidant, antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, anticancer, immunomodulator, antidiarrhoeal, carminative, hypoglycaemic, hypoinsulinaemic, hypolipidaemic

Indications: Flatulent dyspepsia, nausea, diarrhoea, common cold, influenza, tinea pedis, candida, diabetes, obesity, metabolic syndrome, hyperlipidaemia, possible cancer prophylaxis, oxidative stress and inflammatory disorders.

Cinnamon is used in our Australian Outback Chai

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Clove

Cloves

Syzygium aromaticum

Part used: Flower bud

Energetics: Stimulant, carminative, aromatic, pungent, warming

Actions: Antibacterial, antioxidant, antidiabetic, anti-inflammatory, analgesic

Indications: nausea, vomiting, flatulence, cough, bronchitis, oedema, chronic nephritis, urinary disorders

Cloves are used in our Spicy Chai and Masala Chai

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Couch Grass

Couch Grass

Elymus repens

Part used: Rhizome

Energetics: Sweet and bland, cold and moist

Actions: Diuretic, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory

Indications: Cystitis, urethritis, prophylactic for kidney gravel, benign prostatic hyperplasia, prostatitis, gout, rheumatism, jaundice

Couch grass is used in our Buchu Tea

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Cranberry

Cranberries

Vaccinium macrocarpon

Part used: Berry

Energetics: cooling, light, drying

Actions: Antiseptic, diuretic, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial

Indications: Urinary Tract Infection, kidney stones, low immune system

Cranberries are used in our Antioxidant Tea.

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Dandelion

Dandelion Root

Taraxacum officinale

Part used: Root

Energetics: Cooling, drying, bitter, sweet

Actions: Diuretic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, bitter tonic, alterative, nutritive, choleretic, cholagogue, hepatoprotective, mild laxative

Indications: dyspepsia, lack of appetite, constipation, water retention, acne, boils, premenstrual syndrome, healthy liver function, arthritis, cystitis

Dandelion root is used in our Cleansing Tea, Women’s Wellness Tea and Shine Dust.

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Echinacea

Echinacea

Echinacea spp.

Part used: Whole plant and/or root

Energetics: Sweet, cooling, diffusive, drying

Actions: Immunomodulator, modulates inflammation, sialogogue, antimicrobial, circulatory stimulant, lymphatic, alterative, antipyretic, antioxidant, vulnerary.

Indications: viral, bacterial and parasitic infections, common cold, influenza, sinus, throat and lung infections, infected wounds, acne, boils, abscesses, dermatitis, psoriasis, septicaemia, mouth infections, herpes virus, warts, venomous bites, vaginal candidiasis, urinary tract infections, fevers

Echinacea is used in our Immune Tea.

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Elderberries

Elderberries

Sambucus nigra

Part used: Berries

Energetics: Slightly sweet, slightly bitter, drying and cooling

Actions: Immunomodulating, antiviral, antibacterial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, diuretic

Indications: colds, and influenza, aches and pains, coughing, nasal congestion, catarrh and fever, Herpes virus infections

Elderberries are used in our Antioxidant, Immune and Ruby Rose Tea.

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Elderflower

Sambucus nigra

Part used: Flower, bark, root, leaf

Energetics: Slightly sweet, slightly bitter, drying, cooling

Actions: Anti-inflammatory, antiviral, astringent, diaphoretic, diuretic, febrifuge, immune boosting

Indications: Bronchitis, sinusitis, rhinitis, tonsillitis, laryngitis, cold and flu with fever, mouth and throat inflammation, oedema, kidney stones, UTIs Skin, eczema, ulcers, boils and abscesses, skin inflammation

Elderflower is used in our Lemon, Lime and Bitters Iced Tea

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Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus globulus

Part used: Leaf

Energetics: Pungent, somewhat bitter, aromatic, cooling, moist

Actions: Stimulating, dispersing, restoring, astringing, antiseptic, diaphoretic

Indications: Burns, injuries, ulcers, abscesses Respiratory System respiratory infections, bronchitis, asthma pneumonia, cough, sore throat, kidneys and Bladder burning, urogenital infections

Eucalyptus is used in our Australian Breakfast Tea.

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Fennel Seed

Fennel Seed

Foeniculum vulgare

Part used: Seed

Energetics: Slightly cooling, moist, sweet

Actions: Antiemetic, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, antitussive, calmative, digestive, diuretic

Indications: IBS, flatulent dyspepsia, flatulent colic, wheezing, shortness of breath, cough, bronchitis

Fennel seed is used in our Digestive, Masala Chai, Mother Nurture and Spicy Chai.

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Ginger

Ginger

Zingiber officinale

Energetics: Hot, drying and pungent

Actions: Anti-emetic, carminative, digestive stimulant, antidiarrhoeal, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, anodyne, analgesic, antioxidant, stimulating diaphoretic, stimulating expectorant, antimicrobial, circulatory stimulant, immunomodulatory

Indications: Nausea and vomiting for morning sickness in pregnancy, motion sickness, postoperative and drug induced nausea, stomach cramping, bloating, indigestion, flatulence, migraines

Ginger is used in our Cleansing and Digestive

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Goat's Rue

Goat’s Rue

Galega officinalis

Part used: Aerial Parts

Energetics: Neutral, bitter, pungent

Actions: diuretic, antibacterial, antidiabetic, diaphoretic

Indications: Diabetes, rheumatism, constipation, diarrhoea

Goat’s rue is used in our Mother Nurture Tea.

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Goji Berries

Lycium barbarum

Part used: Fruit

Energetics: Sweet, bitter, cooling

Actions: adaptogenic, hypertensive, antioxidant, antiradiation, anti-ageing, anticancer

Indications: coughs, asthma, tuberculosis, diabetes

Goji Berries are used in our Antioxidant Tea.

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Gotu Kola

Gotu Kola

Centella asiatica

Part used: The herb

Energetics: Slightly sweet, bitter, pungent

Actions: Adaptogen, anxiolytic, nervine tonic, neuroprotective, nootropic, sedative, antidepressant, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, alterative, skin protective, antidiabetic.

Indications: Cognitive function, Alzheimer’s disease, anxiety, stress, depression, insomnia, circulation and water retention, joint pain, swelling, skin conditions, wound healing, stretch marks, varicose veins and scarring including topically

Gotu Kola is used in our Energy and Meditation Tea.

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Green Tea

Green Tea

Camellia sinensis

Part used: Leaf

Energetics: Bitter-sweet, drying, cooling

Actions: Anti-inflammatory, antiarthritic, antibacterial, antiangiogenic, antioxidative, antiviral, neuroprotective, stimulant

Indications: Stress, mental fatigue, high blood pressure, stroke, coronary heart disease

Our green teas:

Jasmine Green, Moroccan Mint Green, Moroccan Mojito and Sencha Green

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Hawthorn

Hawthorn Berries

Crataegeus monogyna

Part used: Leaf, flower and berries

Energetics: sour, slightly sweet, warm

Actions: Antiarrhythmic, astringent, antioxidant, cardiotonic, cardioprotective, hypotensive

Indications: chronic heart failure, high blood pressure, atherosclerosis, circulatory disorders

Hawthorn berries are used in our Antioxidant Tea.

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He Shou Wu

Polygonum multiflorum

Part used: Root

Energetics: Slightly warming, bitter, sweet

Actions: Antibacterial, antioxidant

Indications: Dizziness, blurred vision, insomnia, anaemia, infertility, premature greying hair

He Shou Wu is used in our Sex Dust.

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Honeybush

Cyclopia intermedia

Part used: Whole Plant

Energetics: Slightly astringent and cooling

Actions: antioxidant, antimutagenic, antimicrobial, phytoestrogenic, anti-ageing

Indications: Cough, respiratory problems, digestive issues, dry skin, heart disease, diabetes and menopausal symptoms

Honeybush is used in our Antioxidant Tea

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Jasmine Flower

Jasmine Flower

Jasminum officinale

Part used: Flower, leaf, root

Energetics: Warming, bitter

Actions: Antimicrobial, antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal

Indications: Acne, arthritis, conjunctivitis, gastrointestinal disorder, insomnia, tonsillitis, fever, stress, liver diseases

Jasmine is used in our Jasmine Green Tea.

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Jojoba Oil

Jojoba Oil

Simmondsia chinensis

Part used: Seed

Actions: Anti-ageing, antifungal, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, emollient, hair tonic

Indications: Baldness, frizzy hair, wrinkles, acne, cuts, eczema, psoriasis, sunburn, scars, stretch marks

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Juniper Berries

Juniperus communis

Part used: Berries

Energetics: pungent, aromatic, bitter, sweet, warming, drying

Actions: Antiseptic, antirheumatic, carminative, antifungal

Indications: Rheumatism, arthritis, joint and muscle pain, bronchitis, oedema

Juniper berries are used in our Buchu Tea.

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Lavender

Lavender

Lavandula angustifolia

Part used: Flower

Energetics: Bitter, drying, cooling

Actions: Analgesic, antibacterial,  anticonvulsant, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antirheumatic, antispasmodic

Indications: anxiety, depression, headaches, insomnia, nervous exhaustion, bloating, indigestion, cramping, motion sickness, epithelial Skin conditions (acne, eczema)

Lavender is used in our Chakra, French Earl Grey, Peaceful, Restful and Grey Martini.

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Lemonbalm

Lemon Balm

Melisaa officinalis

Part used: Herb

Energetics: Sour, cooling, drying

Actions: Relaxing nervine, anxiolytic, antidepressant, sedative, nootropic, nervine tonic, antimicrobial, antiviral, relaxing diaphoretic, febrifuge, carminative, aromatic digestant, anti-inflammatory, spasmolytic, antispasmodic, antioxidant

Indications: Anxiety, nervousness, stress, insomnia, depression, chronic fatigue syndrome, tension headaches, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, diarrhoea, flatulence, colds and influenza ,insect bites

Lemon balm is used in our Mother Nurture, Peaceful and Restful Tea.

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Lemonpeel

Lemon Peel

Citrus limonum

Part used: Rind

Energetics: Sour, cooling, drying

Actions: decongesting, dissolving, diluting, nourishing, restoring, astringing

Indications: skin itching, skin infections, rashes, fatigue, chronic stress, anaemia, haemophilia, low WBC and RBC count, nausea, flatulence, constipation, rheumatism, arthritis, gout

Lemon peel is used in our Cleansing, Immune and Lemon, Lime and Bitters Tea.

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Lemon Verbena

Lemon Verbena

Verbena officinalis

Part used: Aerial parts

Energetics: sweet, sour, cool, slightly moist, bitter

Actions: Antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiseptic, carminative

Indications: Anxiety, depression, insomnia, indigestion, gastroenteritis, constipation

Lemon verbena is used in our Restful and Lemon, Lime and Bitters Tea.

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Lemongrass

Lemongrass

Cymbopogon citratus

Part used: The herb

Energetics: Cooling, drying, pungent, bitter, sour

Actions: Analgesic, antidepressant, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, astringent, carminative, diuretic, diaphoretic, antifungal

Indications: Cough, bronchitis, asthma, indigestion, colic, gas, cramps

Lemongrass is used in our Energy, Golden Turmeric and Lemongrass & Ginger Tea.

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Linden Flower

Tilia sp.

Part used: Leaf, bud and flower

Energetics: Sweet, slightly bitter, aromatic, cooling, soothing

Actions: Relaxing, nervine, antispasmodic, hypotensive, vasodilator, demulcent, diaphoretic, anti-inflammatory

Indications: Anxiety, restlessness, insomnia, headache, hypertension, palpitations, common cold, cold-related coughs, catarrhal respiratory condition

Linden flower is used in our Peaceful and Lemon, Lime and Bitters Tea.

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Liquorice

Liquorice Root

Glycyrrhiza glabra

Part used: Root

Energetics: Sweet, moist, restoring, calming, relaxing, softening

Actions: Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, adrenal tonic, demulcent, mucoprotective, antiulcer (peptic), antispasmodic, antiviral, mild laxative, antimicrobial, antiprotozoal, hepatoprotective, expectorant, anticariogenic, immunomodulatory, immunostimulant, antitussive, antiatherogenic.

Indications: Digestive symptoms, conditions of the gastrointestinal and urinary tract, Rheumatoid arthritis, gout, Depression, chronic stress, Eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis

Liquorice root is used in our Digestive and Energy Tea.

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Maca

Maca

Lepidium meyenii

Part used: Root

Energetics: Sweet, warming, moist

Actions: Adaptogen, antioxidant, aphrodisiac, immune tonic, nutritive, rejuvenative

Indications: Erectile Dysfunction, infertility, irregular menses, low sperm count, menopause symptoms (hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings), chronic fatigue, memory loss, rheumatism, osteoporosis

Maca is used in our Spark Dust and Sex Dust.

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marshmallow

Marshmallow

Althaea officinalis

Part used: Root

Energetics: Sweet, cooling, moistening

Actions: Diuretic, anti-inflammatory, demulcent, vulnerary, expectorant

Indications: Dry spasmodic coughs, peptic ulcers, colitis, constipation, urinary tract infections, cystitis, dry and itchy skin, sore and dry mouth and throat

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Green Tea

Matcha

Camellia sinensis

Part used: Leaf

Energetics: Bitter-sweet, drying, cooling

Actions: Anti-inflammatory, antiarthritic, antibacterial, antiangiogenic, antioxidative, antiviral, neuroprotective, stimulant

Indications: Stress, mental fatigue, high blood pressure, stroke, coronary heart disease

Matcha is used in our Super Dust.

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Mesquite

Prosopis

Part used: Flower, root, seed, seedpod

Energetics: Sweet, aromatic

Actions: analgesic, anthelmintic, antibiotic, antiemetic, microbial, antioxidant

Indications: Diabetes, heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, constipation

Mesquite is used in our Spark DustSpirit DustShine Dust and Soothe Dust

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Mucuna

Mucuna

Mucuna pruriens

Part used: Leaf, pod, seed

Energetics: Sweet, bitter, warming

Actions: Antidiabetic, antiepileptic, anticarcinogenic, antioxidant, antimicrobial activity, neuro-protective, hypotensive, analgesic, anti-inflammatory

Indications: Parkinson’s Disease, depression, stress, male infertility, low libido

Mucuna is used in our Sex Dust.

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Myrtle Leaf (Lemon)

Myrtus communis

Part used: Leaf, berries, seed

Energetics: cooling, drying, bitter

Actions: Astringent, antiseptic, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-ageing, restorative, vermifuge, antibacterial, antifungal, expectorant, decongestant, stimulant, digestive

Indications: Oedema, bladder and kidney ulcers, diarrhoea, dysentery, colds, cough, acute and chronic respiratory infections, lung ulcers, tuberculosis, heart tachycardia or palpitations

Lemon myrtle Leaf is used in our Australian Breakfast, Australian Bush Blush and Lemon, Lime and Bitters Tea.

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Nettle

Nettle

Urtica dioica

Part used: Leaf

Energetics: Salty, slightly bitter, cooling, drying

Actions: Anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic, antioxidant, astringent, diuretic, hepatoprotective, irritant (topical), nutritive tonic.

Indications: arthritis, tendonitis, Neuralgia, allergic rhinitis, atopic eczema, benign prostatic hyperplasia, prostate cancer, inflammatory conditions of the urinary tract, fluid retention, fatigue

Nettle is used in our Mother Nature and Cleansing Tea

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Oats

Oats

Avena sativa

Part used: Seed, stem

Energetics: Cooling, moistening, sweet

Actions: Alterative, antidepressant, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, blood tonic, brain tonic, demulcent, diaphoretic, diuretic, emollient, endocrine tonic, febrifuge, laxative, mood elevator, nervine, nervous system tonic, nutritive, rejuvenative, reproductive tonic, restorative

Indications: anxiety, colds, constipation, convalescence, conclusions, Crohn’s disease, debility, erectile dysfunction, gout, headache, haemorrhoids, incontinence, infertility, insomnia, low libido, lupus, menopause, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, rheumatism, shingles, stress, ulcers, varicose veins

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Green Tea

Orange Pekoe Black Tea

Camellia sinensis

Part used: Leaf

Energetics: Bitter-sweet, drying, astringent, warming

Actions: Analgesic, anti-diarrheal, anti-emetic, anti inflammatory, anti-carcinogenic, anti-viral, appetite suppressant, astringent, cardio-stimulant, diuretic, hepatoprotective, neuroprotective, stimulant

Indications: Stress, mental fatigue, high blood pressure, stroke, coronary heart disease

Our Black Teas: Australian Breakfast, Australian Wattleseed, Masala Chai, French Earl Grey, Grey Martini, English Breakfast and Earl Grey

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Passionflower

Passionflower

Passiflora incarnata

Part used: Aerial Parts

Energetics: Cooling, bitter

Actions: Anxiolytic, mild sedative, anticonvulsant, anti-inflammatory, spasmolytic, antispasmodic, hypnotic, hypotensive, anodyne

Indications: anxiety, insomnia, tachycardia, headache and restlessness, dysmenorrhea, asthma, whooping cough, epilepsy, cardiac rhythm abnormalities, hypertension, sexual dysfunction, Menopause

Passionflower is used in our Restful Tea and Sex Dust.

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Peppermint

Peppermint

Mentha piperita

Part used: Leaf

Energetics: Drying, cooling

Actions: antibacterial, carminative, spasmolytic, antiemetic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, cholagogue, choleretic, diaphoretic

Indications: irritable bowl syndrome, colitis, indigestion, cramps, diarrhoea, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, nausea, vomiting, morning sickness, cough, inflammation of the mouth and throat, respiratory infections

Peppermint is used in our Chakra, Immune, Moroccan Mint Green, Moroccan Mojito and Peppermint Tea.

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Raspberry Leaf

Raspberry Leaf

Rubus idaeus

Part used: Leaf

Energetics: Cooling, drying

Actions: uterine tonic galactagogue nutritive astringent

Indications: preventing miscarriage and aiding in delivery

Raspberry Leaf is used in our Mother Nature Tea.

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Red Clover

Trifolium pratense

Part used: Flower, Leaf

Energetics: Neutral, slightly dry, slightly sweet

Actions: alterative, anti-inflammatory, anti-tussive, blood thinning, expectorant, nutritive, phyto-estrogen

Indications: Skin disorders – eczema, psoriasis, and ulcers, Respiratory conditions – spasmodic cough, bronchitis, Whooping cough

Red Clover is used in our Cleansing Tea.

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Reishi

Reishi

Ganoderma lucidum

Part used: Fruiting body

Energetics: Bitter, cooling, drying

Actions: Immune modulating and enhancing, anti-tumour, adaptogen, tonic, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, nervine, relaxant, stimulant, anti-allergic.

Indications: Chronic fatigue, weakened immunity, chronic infections or inflammation, convalescence, autoimmune disease, fibromyalgia, HIV/AIDS, anxiety

Reishi is used in our Spark Dust

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Rhubarb Root

Rhubarb Root

Rheum officinale

Part used: Root

Energetics: Bitter, sour, cooling, drying

Actions: anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antifungal, antivirus, and immunoenhancing

Indications: Constipation, diarrhoea, heartburn, stomach pain

Rhubarb root is used in our Essiac Tea

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Rooibos

Aspalathus linearis

Part used: leaves

Actions: Anti-ageing, immunity booster, antiallergic, antianxiety, anti-inflammatory, antimutagenic, antioxidant, antiviral

Indications: Headache, asthma, heart disease, eczema, high blood pressure, kidney stones, insomnia, stomach ache, colic

Rooibos is used in our Rooibos & Rose Tea

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Rose

Rose

 Rosa centifolia

Part used: Flower, hip

Energetics: Aromatic, slightly bitter, astringent, cooling, drying

Actions: Nervine, carminative, emmenagogue, aphrodisiac, antibacterial, antiseptic, nervine, anti-inflammatory, cardio tonic, vulnerary

Indications: Sore throat, cold and flu symptoms, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, headaches, bug bites, scratches

Rose petals are used in our Antioxidant, Chakra and French Earl grey

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Rosehip

Rosehip

Rosa canina

Part used: Fruit, seed

Energetics: Neutral (slightly Cool), sweet, sour

Actions: Astringent, stomachic, diuretic, anti-inflammatory

Indications: Gastritis, Diarrhoea, common cold, pain and joint stiffness associated with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis

Rosehip is used in our Antioxidant, Immune, Ruby Rose and Women’s Wellness Tea.

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Schisandra Berries

Schisandra chinensis

Part used: Fruit

Energetics: Warm, dry, cooling and moistening

Actions: Antioxidant, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, adaptogen, immune-modulating, hepatoprotective, antitussive, astringent, nervine, sedative

Indications: Mental and physical stress, oxidative stress, inflammatory disorders, liver toxicity, hepatitis & compromised liver function, hypercholesterolaemia, insomnia, Alzheimers, ulcers, gastritis

Schisandra berries are used in our Antioxidant and Women’s Wellness Tea.

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Shatavari

Shatavari

Asparagus racemosa

Part used: Root

Energetics: Cooling, moistening, sweet, bitter

Actions: Adaptogen, antitussive, antioxidant, antibacterial, immunomodulator, digestive, cytoprotective, galactogogue, anti-oxytocin, antispasmodic, antidiarrhoeal, antiulcerogenic, oestrogen modulator

Indications: Sexual debility and infertility; insufficient lactation, menopausal symptoms, stress, fatigue, general weakness, cystitis, gastritis, diarrhoea, cough, fluid retention, neuroprotective / antioxidant

Shatavari is used in our Sex Dust.

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Sheep Sorrel

Sheep Sorrel

Rumex Acetosa

Part used: Root, herb and seed

Energetics: Cooling, drying, sour

Actions: Antibacterial, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant

Indications: Sinusitis, high blood pressure

Sheep sorrel is used in our Essiac Tea.

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Shittake

Shiitake Mushroom

Lentinula edodes

Part used: Whole mushroom

Energetics: Sweet, neutral

Actions: Antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, anticancer

Indications: High blood pressure, high cholesterol, cardiovascular disease, stomach ache, arthritis, osteoporosis, gout, poor circulation, colds and flu symptoms

Shiitake is used in our Spark Dust.

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Siberian Ginseng

Siberian Ginseng

Eleutherococcus senticosus

Part used: Root

Energetics: Sweet, warming, stimulating, slightly bitter

Actions: Adaptogen (modulates stress response), immunomodulator, antiviral, mild stimulant, tonic

Indications: chronic fatigue syndrome, fatigue, sensation of weakness, exhaustion, tiredness, irritability, insomnia, mild depression and loss of concentration.

Siberian Ginseng is used in our Energy Tea and Spirit Dust.

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Slippery Elm

Slippery Elm

Ulmus rubra

Part used: Inner bark

Energetics: Sweet, cooling

Actions: Demulcent, emollient, nutritive, antitussive, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, diuretic, expectorant, astringent.

Indications: Gastritis, gastric reflux, dyspepsia, gastric or duodenal ulcers, Crohn’s disease, colitis, diarrhoea and constipation, bronchitis and throat inflammation

Slippery Elm is used in our Essiac Tea

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Spearmint

Mentha spicata

Part used: Leaf

Energetics: Pungent, sweet, aromatic, cooling

Actions: anti-inflammatory, decongestant, expectorant

Indications: Colitis, Irritable bowel Syndrome, diarrhoea, motion sickness, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, cramps, cold and flu, sore throat, anxiety

Spearmint is used in our Cleansing, Moroccan Mint Green and Moroccan Mojito.

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Stevia

Stevia

Stevia rebaudiana

Part used: Leaf

Energetics: Sweet, bitter

Actions: Hypoglycaemic, hypotensive, vasodilator

Indications: Obesity, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, atherosclerosis, heart attacks, stroke, skin eczema, dermatitis, mouth cavities, gingivitis

Stevia is used in our Super Dust and Sex Dust.

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Tasmanian Pepperberry

Tasmanian Pepperberry

Tasmannia lanceolata

Part used: Berries

Energetics: Aromatic, pungent, sweet, warming

Actions: Antioxidant, antibacterial, antifungal, stomachic

Indications: Diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, autoimmune diseases, cardiovascular diseases

Tasmanian pepperberry is used in our Australian Outback Chai Tea.

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Triphala

Triphala

Emblica officinalis

Part used: Fruit, seed

Energetics: Sweet, sour, bitter, pungent, and astringent

Actions: Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, immunomodulating, antibacterial, antimutagenic, adaptogenic, hypoglycemic

Indications: Constipation, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, stress, anxiety, arthritis, gout

Triphala is used in our Shine Dust.

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Turmeric

Turmeric

Curcuma longa

Part used: Rhizome

Energetics: Pungent, sweet, warm, dry

Actions: Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiaging, neuroprotective, memory enhancing, anticancer, anticarcinogenic, antiproliferative, immunomodulator

Indications: Adjunctive cancer treatment, arthritis, osteoarthritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), dyspepsia, peptic ulcer; liver and gallbladder dysfunction, common cold, menstrual disorders, depression

Turmeric is used in our Golden Turmeric tea, Soothe Dust and Sex Dust.

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Uva Ursi

Uva Ursi

Arctostaphylos uva ursi

Part used: Leaf, fruit

Energetics: Cooling, drying, astringent

Actions: anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antitussive, antiviral

Indications: Urinary Tract Infections, cystitis, urethritis, diuresis, kidney infections

Uva ursi is used in our Buchu Tea.

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Wattleseed

Acacia aneuro

Part used: seed

Actions: antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, neo-collagenesis activity, humectant, anti- acne activity, endothemic activity

Indications: flu, cough, colds, skin ailments such as wounds, dry skin, skin allergies, warts, boils

Wattleseed is used in our Australian Wattleseed Tea and Australian Outback Chai

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Yarrow

Yarrow

Achillea millefolium

Part used: Herb

Energetics: Bitter, pungent, harmonising with a tendency towards cooling and drying

Actions: Antiseptic, bitter, antimicrobial, astringent, antispasmodic, carminative, peripheral vasodilator, diuretic, anti-inflammatory, diaphoretic, styptic, vulnerary, antipyretic

Indications: wounds, bleeding wounds, infections, circulatory problems, varicose veins, haemorrhoids, urinary tract infections, fevers, sore throat, dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, menorrhagia, dyspepsia, diarrhoea

Yarrow is used in our Buchu, Immune and Lemon, Lime and Bitters Tea.

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Yerba Mate

Yerba Mate

Ilex paraguariensis

Part used: Leaf

Energetics: Astringent, bitter

Actions: Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, astringent, diuretic, stimulant

Indications: Urinary Tract Infections, kidney and bladder stones, depression, headaches, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, osteoporosis

Yerba Mate is used in our Super Dust and Meditation Tea.

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