Digest from FloraBiome by Chiza Westcarr is a loose leaf tea.
Digest, is an organic caffeine-free herbal tea blend, or tisane, featuring a precise combination of bilberries, hibiscus, dandelion, linden and licorice.
Digest may aid digestion, and may calm the nervous system. It can be enjoyed after a meal, throughout the day and also before bed.
BILBERRIES: Bilberry is rich in many other nutrients and beneficial compounds including Vitamin C, another powerful antioxidant. They scavenge damaging particles in the body known as free radicals, helping prevent or reverse damage to cells. Linked to reduced inflammation and blood sugar levels, as well as may improve brain function, fight off bacteria, and improve digestion. Bilberry fruit and extract are considered generally safe. However, if there is a sensitivity or allergy to tannins then avoid bilberry.
HIBISCUS: There are numerous health benefits associated with hibiscus believed to be due to compounds called anthocyanins with their antioxidant effects.
DANDELION: Loaded with antioxidants betacarotene and polyphenols. Dandelion root has been used historically to soothe minor digestive ailments and improve appetite Dandelion has also been found to interact with certain medications, including diuretics, lithium, and Cipro.
LINDEN:Parts of the linden tree, particularly the leaves, flowers, wood, and bark are used fresh or dried for medicinal purposes, including as an anxiolytic or calming agent, and also to soothe the digestive. Linden may also be used to assist sleep
LICORICE: Used in traditional Chinese, Middle Eastern, and Greek medicines to soothe an upset stomach, reduce inflammation, and treat upper respiratory problems. Licorice may assist with mood swings, anxiety, stress, digestive issues and a variety of skin conditions.
Tea Preparation: Pour 95 °C over 1tsps of TEA per cup. For a light flavour, add 1tsp of tea and for a bolder flavour, add 2tsps.
Enjoy hot or cold.
Digest contains no gmos, artificial colours or flavours. It makes the perfect alternative for those wanting to give caffeine a break!
Made from natural ingredients, without the use of herbicides, pesticides or chemical fertilisers. Vegan, No artificial preservatives, non-GMO, no gluten, colourants, stabilisers or food acids added. FODMAP friendly.
Made in Australia from imported and local ingredient
Like other herbal teas, hibiscus tea may interfere with certain medications. These include antihypertensive drugs in which the coadministration of hibiscus may cause hypotension (low blood pressure). Similarly, the combination of high-dose hibiscus supplements and diabetes medications could potentially lead to hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). If you are pregnant do not drink hibiscus
Always speak with your doctor before embarking on any home remedy, including something as innocuous as hibiscus tea. Doing so may help you avoid interactions and side effects
Like other herbal teas, hibiscus tea may interfere with certain medications. These include antihypertensive drugs in which the coadministration of hibiscus may cause hypotension (low blood pressure). Similarly, the combination of high-dose hibiscus supplements and diabetes medications could potentially lead to hypoglycemia (low blood sugar).
If you are taking any prescription medications, consult your doctor before drinking dandelion tea.
Do not use licorice if you are taking warfarin or blood thinners, oestrogen medication, medication to address potassium levels or medication for kidney or liver disease, check with your health care provider before using licorice.
If you are on blood pressure medication, have a history of heart disease, are taking lithium, please check with your health care provider before using linden. Do not use if pregnant.