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Except for regular Green Tea, Alvita products are naturally caffeine free.
Native to Eurasia and first used by ancient Egyptians, Chamomile (Matricia chamomilla) has daisy-like flowers and a long and storied history as a gentle, soothing herb. In traditional Gernan herbalism, Chamomile was so popular it was called alles zutrut, meaning "capable of anything". With its pleasing sweet apple aroma, it has always been one of the world's favorite teas. In addition, its fragrance makes Chamomile a pleasant addition to potpurris and aromatic dried flower arrangements. Cosmetically, Chamomile makes a wonderfully soothing bath, a penetrating facial, and it can be used to bring golden highlights to brown hair.
Directions: The best way to make a good tasting cup of tea is by the infusion method. Place one tea bag into a cup with no more than 6 oz. of boiling water. Let steep for 3 minutes and remove bag. Press the bag before removing to enhance flavor. Add honey to sweeten.
Dandelion Root Roasted
Often brewed as a coffee sub-substitute, the roots of Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) can also be used as an ingredient in root beer. The cleaned, raw roots can also be sliced into salads or cooked and added to other vegetables. The taproot is white on the inside and dark brown on the outside and grows up to 6 inches long. The plant first appeared in the 10th century journals of Arabian physicians. By the 16th century, the British considered Dandelion a valuable herbal plant and it has held a distinguished place among European herbalists for centuries. When the whole plant is used, Dandelion will work as a natural dye and turn a fabric a deep magenta.
A member of the carrot family, Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) is a native of Italy and one of the most ancient of cultivated plants. The Roman colonization of Italy spread the early use of the plant, especially for culinary purposes. Used as a flavoring for salt-water fish, it was also used to whiten, tenderize and deodorize the meat. The odor of Fennel seed is fragrant and the taste is warm, sweet and agreeable. Similar in taste to Dill and Anise, Fennel may be substituted for them in recipes for interesting effects. The shoots and stalks can also be eaten raw like celery. In addition to Fennel's culinary uses, it adds a sharp scent to poptpourris, sachets, perfumes and soaps. Fennel is often used with other herbs for its soothing effect.
A perennial with separate male and female plants. Nettle (Urtica dioica) grows up to 4 feet tall and has toothed, pointed leaves that sting when touched. The sting causes a burning sensation. This is because each hair consists of a sharp, hollow spine that breaks off easily, allowing liquid inside, formic acid, to be released into the object causing the injury. In spite of its stinging, Nettles are of considerable use in many ways including culinary; they contain vitamins A and C, iron and a variety of other minerals. The young shoots can also be boiled as a vegetable. Nettle fibers can be spun into rope and made into cloth. Cosmetically, Nettle is a good cleanser, especially for oily skin. As a tea, Nettle may be taken hot or cold and many prefer it sweetened and flavored with lemon.
In Shakespearean times, Red Clover (Trifolium pratense) was known as "Honey Stalks" because it was so liked by bees. Red Clover is one of the world's oldest agricultural crops, cultivated since prehistoric times, and has a long history as a religious and magical symbol. Early Christians linked the plant to the Trinity, and during the Middle Ages, it was considered a charm against evil. The four-leaf clover, an occasional variety resulting from mutation, was and still is considered a sign for luck. Red Clover was also the model for the "clubs" suit in playing cards. Among the largest of the various clover species, Red Clover has a celebrated reputation for its health properties. Red Clover has a delicate flavor that can be brewed and served hot or cold and sweetened with honey. Many enjoy Red Clover tea mixed with Chamomile tea.
Red Raspberry Leaf
Native to England and a member of the Rose family, Red Raspberry (Rubus idaeus) shrubs grow wild along roadsides and in thickets throughout many parts of the world. The ancient Greeks, Chinese, Ayurvedics and American Indians used Raspberry for its health properties. The roots were used for its health properties. The roots were also used as a vegetable-boiled and eaten like turnips. In the 1940's, renewed interest in Raspberry resulted in a published study in the British medical journal, Lancet, supporting the traditional use of the Raspberry. Over the next 30 years, several other studies confirmed this finding, and today, physicians in England and Europe recommend a number of Raspberry preparations.
The teas below are Certified Gluten-Free by NSF. Certified Organic by QAI.
Fenugreek (used to help support digestion)
Fenugreek’s (Trigonella foenumgraecum) aroma and flavor have given rise to its popularity as a culinary spice. The seeds of the fenugreek plant- whose beneficial properties were first described by the ancient Egyptians in 1.500 B.C.- have long been esteemed for their traditional use to help support digestion.* Alvita Fenugreek Tea is made with premium-quality, organic fenugreek seeds, and has a mildly bitter flavor with a hint of maple.
Preparation: Place one tea bag in a cup and add 8 oz of boiling water. Cover and steep for 12 minutes. Gently squeeze tea bag and remove. Directions for use: We recommend 3 cups daily. Add sweetener if desired. Naturally caffeine free.
Serving Size: 1 tea bag
Amount Per Serving %DV
Organic Fenugreek (seeds)
† Daily Value not established
Ginger Root (used to alleviate nausea associated with motion)
The rhizome of the ginger plant, commonly referred to as ginger root (Zingiber officinale), is a stable in Asian cooking and has earned an equally impressive reputation for its traditional use to alleviate nausea associated with motion.* Descriptions of ginger’s beneficial properties appear in ancient medical text, and herbalists have used ginger for more than 2,000 years. Alvita Ginger Root Tea is made with premium-quality, organic ginger root, and has an invigorating, mildly spicy taste.
Preparation: Place one tea bag in a cup and add 8 oz of boiling water. Cover and steep for 10 minutes. Gently squeeze tea bag and remove. (For a more concentrated tea, steep for up to 15 minutes.) Directions for use: We recommend 3 cups daily. To alleviate nausea associated with motion, consume 30minutes to 4 hours before activity. Add sweetener if desired. Naturally caffeine free.
Organic Ginger (root)
Milk Thistle (used to help alleviate stomach upset)
Native to the Mediterranean region, milk thistle (Silybum marianum) gets its name from the milky white sap that is found in the leaves and stem. Amazingly, all parts are edible, but European herbalist have traditionally used the seeds to help alleviate stomach upset.* Alvita Milk Thistle Tea is made with premium-quality, organic milk thistle seeds, and has a pleasantly delicate flavor.
Preparation: Place one tea bag in a cup and add 8 oz of boiling water. Cover and steep for 15 minutes. Gently squeeze tea bag and remove. Directions for use: We recommend 4 cups daily. Add sweetener if desired. Naturally caffeine free.
Organic Milk Thistle (seed)
Senna (used to promote regularity)
Senna (Senna alexandrina) was used for centuries before being introduced into trade in Europe in the 9th century. Named after the port in Alexandria, Egypt, senna was transported to Europe and Asia, where it became a mainstay in Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese practices. Senna is one of the most commonly consumed herbs to help promote regularity and for relief of occasional constipation (not intended to be used to treat chronic constipation).*
Alvita Senna Tea is made with premium-quality, organic senna leaves, and has a mild, bitter flavor.
Preparation: Place one tea bag in a cup and add 8 oz of boiling water. Cover and steep for 7 minutes. Gently squeeze tea bag and remove. (For a stronger tea, steep for an additional 3-4 Minutes.) Directions for use: Adults consume 1 cup daily, preferably at bedtime. Do not consume more than one cup daily, or for longer than one week unless directed by a doctor. Do not give to children. Add sweetener if desired. Naturally caffeine free.
Organic Senna (leaves)
WARNING: If you are pregnant or nursing, taking any medication or have any medical condition, consult a healthcare professional before use. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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