Why You Should Be Drinking Herbal Tea for Immunity

Why You Should Be Drinking Herbal Tea for Immunity

Oct 19, 2023Ebony Otto

Herbal teas have been consumed for centuries, not just for their aromatic and soothing flavours, but also for their medicinal properties.

Among the vast array of medicinal herbs, three stand out for being well-known in bolstering our immune system: elderflower, echinacea, and olive leaf.

 

Let's delve into the science-backed benefits of these herbs:

  1. Elderflower: Elderflower, derived from the elder tree, has been traditionally used for its antiviral and immune-boosting properties. Research has shown that elderflower contains compounds that can inhibit the replication of the influenza virus. Furthermore, elderflower is rich in antioxidants, which play a crucial role in protecting our cells from damage and reducing inflammation.

  2. Echinacea: Echinacea is a popular herb known for its immune-enhancing effects. Studies have indicated that echinacea can increase the number of white blood cells, which are essential for fighting off infections. Additionally, echinacea has been found to have antiviral properties, making it effective against several respiratory viruses.

  3. Olive Leaf: Olive tree leaves have been a staple in the Mediterranean diet, renowned for its potential in preventing chronic diseases. Olive leaf extract is a potent source of antioxidants that support the immune system. It contains a unique polyphenol called oleuropein, which has demonstrated anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and antimicrobial effects. Moreover, olive leaf extract has been shown to enhance the production of interferon (IFN)-γ, suggesting a reinforcement of anti-tumor activity.

 

Introducing Immunitea Organic Herbal Tea Blend

To harness the power of these potent herbs, we present our 'Immunitea' Organic Herbal Tea blend. Available to shop online, this blend is a fusion of elderflower, echinacea, and olive leaf, designed to fortify your immune system.

As a testament to our commitment to quality and sustainability, all Planet Organic products are Australian Certified Organic (ACO), ensuring you receive only the best. You'll also be happy to know, we take pride in our sustainable packaging, reflecting our dedication to the environment.

What's even better? We offer FREE shipping on our all online orders! 

So, not only do you get to boost your immunity, but your savings, and a commitment to a healthier planet.

 

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References:

  1. Herbal Teas and their Health Benefits: A Scoping Review

  2. Immunity: plants as effective mediators

  3. Health Benefits of Olive Leaf Extract 

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