Posted in black tea, tea talk, tagged black tea, Dementia Thoughts, elder care, elderly, health benefits, history, How to Live to 100, long life, senior citizen, tannic acid, tea on October 16, 2008 |
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I recently came upon the most delightful blog I have ever seen. Surprisingly, it’s not about tea. However, the post that lead me to it was about tea. The blog “How to Live to 100″ provides a brief snapshot of the lives of individuals who have been blessed to live to the golden age of 100 years old or older. I was so impressed that I had to share with others.
Elder care is a topic that is near and dear to my heart. My husband and I are the sole caregivers of my grandmother Flossie who will be 97 at the end of this month. While she suffers from Dementia and at times can be very challenging to care for, there are other times when her life and strength are inspiring. Even Flossie’s attitude while feisty, keeps us on our toes and even in tears with laughter. You can share in the adventure by visiting my blog, Dementia Thoughts.
Thus when I happened upon “How to Live to 100″ I was intrigued by every story, every quote, every life tip that I read. Below is a quote from the first post I had the pleasure of reading… Secret To Long Life: Black Tea…
“Lots of black tea. I drink about 10 to 12 cups a day. By now, I think my stomach is lined with tannic acid.”
– Elizabeth Glenfield, 100
Hampton, New Hampshire, USA
Elizabeth Glenfield is absolutely adorable! How do I know? Each post includes a photo of the individual being spotlighted. The next time you are sipping on a cuppa tea, stop by “How to Live to 100″ and enjoy each amazing story.
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Posted in herbal tea, tea facts, tagged basil, burdock root, dandelion root, drink, health benefits, herbal, herbal tea, Mighty Leaf Tea, Organic Detox Infusion, Organic tea, peppermint, red clover flowers, tea, tisane on October 10, 2008 |
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I love to share every new tea experience with others. Thus last night, in preparation for an evening out with my best friend, I pulled together a little tea care package for her. Included in that package was Organic Detox Infusion, by Mighty Leaf Tea. Unbeknowst to me, my BFF had been experiencing stomach discomfort throughout the day. The precipitous event that inspired her to indulge in one of her newly acquired teas.
As dinner commenced, I was amazed to learn that after drinking several cups of Organic Detox Infusion (1 tea bag, multiple infusions), not only did she feel much better, the stomach discomfort was completely gone. It was then that I remembered reading on the Mighty Leaf Tea website about the many health benefits purpoted to come from the various herbs contained within their Organic Detox Infusion. As an official convert, I was compelled to share more details about the ingredients of Organic Detox Infusion as well as their health benefits. Many thanks to the Mighty Leaf Tea website for the detailed descriptions.
- Organic Peppermint
The gastrointestinal tract is often relieved by peppermint as it relaxes the intestinal wall’s muscles. As it increases saliva, swallowing increases and relieves cramps, improves appetite, and relieves pain from motion sickness, nausea, and irritable bowel syndrome. Peppermint is used orally in tea to relieve respiratory conditions including coughing, colds, acute respiratory difficulties, and viral, fungal, and bacterial infections.
- Organic Burdock Root
Burdock root has often been used to purify the blood by removing toxins that can build up in blood. Burdock has been used as a remedy for arthritis, viruses like colds and throat pain. Burdock enhances the performance of many of the organs which purify the body and eliminate toxins or waste (like the kidneys, liver, colon, etc). This enhances overall health and helps correct disorders.
- Organic Dandelion Root
Traditionally, the roots and leaves of the plant have been used as medicines for breast maladies, bloating, digestive disorders, aching joints, fevers, and skin disorders. Today, many herbal doctors use dandelion to purify the liver and gallbladder of toxins. Research indicates that dandelions can treat pneumonia, bronchitis, and other respiratory disorders. Dandelion is beneficial to the kidneys, pancreas, spleen, stomach, and other organs.
- Organic Licorice Root
Licorice was used historically to treat the skin and coughs. It is also used to treat constipation, bronchitis, inflammation, and arthritis. Research has shown that licorice flavonoids can kill the bacteria that causes stomach inflammation and ulcers, called Helicobacter pylori.
- Organic Red Clover Flowers
It contains the minerals needed by bodily glands, thus frequent use can assist in bringing about hormonal balance. Red clover also helps to soothe the nerves. Red clover has been used as a remedy for the symptoms of menopause. Among the symptoms which can be alleviated include hot flashes and mood swings. The red clover herb is also a known effective liver and blood purifier.
A component of basil’s oils, eugenol, is found to be effective in blocking action of an enzyme causing inflammatory health problems such as rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory bowel conditions. Basil is a natural source of beta-carotene, an antioxidant which combats free radicals in the body, preventing damage to blood vessels and the build up of cholesterol in the blood stream. Only the oxidized cholesterol adheres to vessel walls restricting blood flow.
As you can tell, this “tea” is truly an herbal tea or tisane as it contains no actual leaves, buds, or stems from the Camellia sinensis plant also known as the tea plant. However, it was a delightful tea nonetheless. One that my BFF has decided to purchase more of.
As always, I appreciate the opportunity to use a natural remedy to cure my ails over medication. Additionally, I love to learn about natural remedies as well. So, stop by and share your experience with the healing properties of tea. Until then… Happy Tea Drinking!
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