|As a natural food chef and nutrition educator, my life purpose is to educate people on the importance of eating seasonal, organic, locally grown nutrient rich food, consciously prepared to nourish body, mind and soul. To compliment the quality of food I emphasize, I have created a delicious, mineral rich caffeine free herbal iced tea. |
Soothin’ Infusion is a delicious and nutritive blend of tonic herbs that promote the health and well being of your entire body. It is naturally caffeine free and unlike other teas made with black or green tea, it will not deplete your adrenal glands or leave you feeling wired or jittery. Instead, it will boost your energy, calm your nerves and quench your thirst.
We have long been warned against the stimulating effects of caffeine (found in regular tea and coffee) in the diet. Caffeine, a powerful stimulant of the central nervous and cardio-vascular systems, can cause insomnia, anxiety, tremors and abnormally rapid heart action. Because Soothin’ Infusion is herbal based, it will leave you calm and serene.
"Soothin Infusion" is a lovingly crafted blend of certified organic herbs, each harmoniously contributing their ancient, noble gifts to produce a delightfully cool and refreshing tea, that will rejuvenate your health and brighten your spirit. Its full rich flavor is equally satisfying served hot or cold, and gracefully compliments any occasion. Enjoy!
Amanda Love, The Barefoot Cook
Facts and Info about Soothin’ Infusion Herbs:
Lemongrass - tea has been used as a sedative in folk medicine. Lemongrass has many antioxidant, anti-tumor, antibacterial, and antifungal agents. Lemongrass is an important flavoring in Thai and Vietnamese cooking. Lemongrass leaves are employed by the Cuban population as an antihypertensive and anti-inflammatory folk medicine.
Lemon Balm -was dedicated to the goddess Diana, and used medicinally by the Greeks some 2,000 years ago. In the Middles Ages lemon balm was used to soothe tension, to dress wounds, and as a cure for toothache, skin eruptions, mad dog bites, crooked necks, and sickness during pregnancy. It was even said to prevent baldness. As a medicinal plant, lemon balm has traditionally been employed against bronchial inflammation, earache, fever, flatulence, headaches, high blood pressure, influenza, mood disorders, palpitations, toothache and vomiting. A tea made from Lemon Balm leaves is said to soothe menstrual cramps and helps relieve PMS. It is thought that the volatile oils in lemon balm contain chemicals that relax muscles, particularly in the bladder, stomach, and uterus, thereby relieving cramps, gas, and nausea. Lemon balm is widely used to treat anxiety and insomnia in Europe. It reduces anxiety and stress and eases sleep disorders. Recently it produced an unexpected result in a research study: it greatly increased the ability to concentrate and perform word and picture tasks.
Spearmint -promotes healthy digestion, calm nerves, helps with colds and fevers, sore throats, headaches, earaches, and is cooling and refreshing. It has a mild soothing action on nerves and digestion; helps relax the body and clear the mind and senses; it is also known to soothe urinary inflammation. Spearmint also supports the respiratory and circulatory systems.
Raspberry Leaf – benefits menstrual complaints and the female reproductive system, as well as the digestive and circulatory systems. It is tonifying and astringent and is helpful with diarrhea. The tannins in the raspberry leaves are what make this tea so refreshing and quenching as they have a flavor similar in taste to black tea.
Stevia -is an herb that is 250-300 times sweeter than sugar. It is a safe, all-natural alternative to artificial sweeteners and refined sugar in the diet. It has been used for centuries by native Indians in <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Paraguay, and consumed safely in massive quantities for the past 20 years. The Japanese use it in sugar-free chewing gums and diet sodas. It has undergone dozens of tests world-wide and has been found to be free of toxins. Stevia has many uses besides its traditional use as a sweetener. It has also been found to have hypotensive, hypoglycemic, and bactericidal properties. As Stevia is a natural sweetener and contains no sugar, it is safe for diabetics. There is some research that shows it even helps pancreatic function. (In Sweetend Organic Herbal Iced Tea).