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INTRODUCING TWO NEW INGREDIENTS:

As with all our herbal teas, the two new ingredients below are 100% natural, with no additives or preservatives. The teas are caffeine free, certified organic or wild harvested.

RESURRECTION BUSH

Resurrection Bush refreshes you like a walk through the African brush, heavy with dew.

With its slight mint top note and camphor undertones, Resurrection Bush makes a rejuvenating drink. Infusions of this plant have been used to build stamina and immunity and it has been known to give a mental health boost, energising one mentally and physically.

TRADITIONAL USES
Traditionally Resurrection Bush has been used medicinally – leaves and twigs are boiled and drunk as a cold remedy, also for influenza, mastitis, backache, kidney disorders, haemorrhoids, abdominal pain and to lower blood pressure. The smoke is inhaled for chest complaints and asthma, or is used to treat urinary tract infections. A salve can be used on burns and wounds; and mastication of leaves for scurvy, halitosis and gingivitis. It is also used as a spice to flavour food and tea.

BOTANICAL INFO
Resurrection Bush (Myrothamnus flabellifolia) can be found growing on rocky outcrops across South Africa, Zimbabwe and all the way up to Kenya although it’s unlikely you will notice it as for most of the year, it can easily be overlooked as just a bunch of dry, dead twigs. During the harsh, dry months, the bush goes into hibernation, drawing in its leaves and giving the appearance of being completely lifeless.

However, as soon as the rains begin, bright green leaves begin to unfurl within hours like magic – hence its name Resurrection Bush. Within a few short months, the plant grows, flowers, sets seeds before returning to its protective mode. 

Because of its almost miraculous ability to ‘return from the dead’, the Resurrection Bush can be seen symbolically as a beacon of hope and endurance. Its ability to survive and thrive despite extremely harsh conditions has enabled it to carve an ecological niche market for itself. We have no doubt it will do the same in economic markets as well.

SOURCE
Difficult to cultivate, Resurrection Bush is best wild-harvested. Our organic Resurrection Bush is sustainably wild-harvested by women living in Chivi District and other remote areas of Zimbabwe, helping them to earn new incomes and support their families.

CHEMICAL ANALYSIS
• High in polyphenols – such as 3, 4, 5-Tri-O-galloylquinic acid

• This polyphenol, known for its antioxidant properties, protects the plant against desiccation and shields against damage caused by free radicals

• The flavonol quercetin helps to combat inflammation

• Essential minerals iron, magnesium, and zinc

• Contains Trehalose – known for its cell protective function

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LEMON BUSH

Lemon Bush adds the energy of spring in Africa to your day.

It’s refreshing, lemony taste adds zing and brings with it a sense of vitality. Used traditionally to treat coughs and colds, Lemon Bush helps boost your immune system and fight infections.                                                                                                                         

TRADITIONAL USES
The highly aromatic nature of Lemon Bush has made it popular for medicinal as well as other purposes. It is used as both a recreational and a medicinal tea: as a cough and cold remedy, to bring down fevers and to treat malaria. A stronger decoction is used to treat skin problems, scabies and scalp infections. Some people inhale the smoke for asthma and chronic cough. Preparations are also used to soothe sore muscles. It is frequently used as an insect repellant in cupboards, pot-pourri and even candles.

BOTANICAL INFO
Lemon Bush (Lippia javanica) is a hardy plant that can grow under difficult circumstances requiring little maintenance. It is known to colonize disturbed areas, beside roads, forest clearings, plantations and cultivated land, making it a pioneer plant. It can grow in sunny areas but also in light shade and is easily cultivated from seeds or cuttings. It is even considered a weed in some environments.

Lemon Bush grows at a range of altitudes in woodlands and wooded grasslands, scrub bushland, and grassy rocky kopjes, in riverine vegetation, and on swampy ground, sometimes in forests and forest margins, It is a highly adaptable plant to a wide range of climatic,soil, and vegetation conditions. 

When crushed, the leaves give off a strong lemon-like smell.

SOURCE
Our Lemon Bush is cultivated and harvested by small-holder farmers in rural Zimbabwe which allows them to earn a living and support their families.

CHEMICAL ANALYSIS
• Contains water-soluble flavonoids and phenolic compounds which possess antioxidant properties

• Essential minerals – copper, zinc and iron

• Analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-pyretic and Verbascoside for anti-bacterial activities

• Exceptionally low in tannin

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FULL INGREDIENT LISTING

Resurrection Bush: African Brush in Heavy Dew

 • Refreshing and soothing camphor

 • High in antioxidants and essential minerals

 • Anti-bacterial, anti-viral and immune boosting

Honeybush: Sunshine Days Under African Skies

 • Soothing and calms nerves

 • Rich in essential minerals

 • Anti-inflammatory and immune boosting

Rooibos: Sandswept Mountain Fynbos

 • Rich in vitamins and minerals that promote good health

 • Anti-oxidants combat inflammation and anti-radical effect

 • Anti-spasmodic

FULL INGREDIENT LISTING

Buchu: Spicy African Nights

 • Rich source of minerals and vitamins

 • Natural antibiotic, anti-spasmodic

 • Potent anti-inflammatory

Lemon Bush: Fresh as an African Spring

 • Analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-pyretic and anti-bacterial

 • Contains water-soluble flavonoids and phenolic compounds

 • Exceptionally low in tannins

Cape Wild Mint: Cool Breeze After the Storm

 • Contains menthol, menthone, pulegone - known anti-microbial, anti-bacterial and anti-helmetic

 • Pain-relieving and analgesic

 • Carminative and anti-spasmodic