Boost Your Immunity with Holy Ginger Organic Herbal Tea!
As the season changes and the weather begins to get cooler, we turn to hot tea to warm the body and soul. We also begin to spend more time indoors, so now is the time to bolster our immune systems. Viruses live longer in colder temperatures and lower humidity, so we tend to get sicker during winter. There is one herbal tea we highly recommend that will help your body fight those nasty germs that make us miserable.
Holy Ginger Organic Herbal Tea, a mighty combination of Holy Basil (tulsi), and ginger. Tulsi is native to India and has been used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years. It is highly revered in India and used routinely as a holistic tonic for the body and mind. Scientific interest in the West has steadily increased over the years and now many studies have confirmed the ancient understandings of this powerful plant.
Tulsi is a potent adaptogen with unique pharmacological actions that promote wellness and detoxification. Adaptogens help us adapt to internal stress and promote balance in our bodies. The high levels of phenolic compounds and anti-oxidants found in tulsi help protect against toxins, disease, and aging.
The other half of this powerful combo is ginger! Another beneficial plant used around the world in traditional medicine for a variety of reasons, but today we will focus on the properties that help fight against cold and flu. Ginger contains Gingerol, the main bioactive compound responsible for many of its medicinal properties. The powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effect of Gingerol helps reduce oxidative stress and bolster immunity which leads to improved wellness.
Holy Ginger is one of our most popular herbal teas because it tastes amazing too! It contains no caffeine, so Holy Ginger can be consumed day or night. It is great for kids too. Our kids have been drinking this since they were little, and it is still a family favorite! Add a little local honey which helps with sore throats and coughs.
For people in Rochester, we have just introduced a seasonal special to help boost your immunity called Golden Goddess Latte created by our new team member Lara Johnson. It is delicious and made with turmeric, fresh ginger, black pepper & holy basil organic herbal tea. And of course, a Fall crowd favorite, the Pumpkin Chai Latte is back and ready to warm you.
As the days get shorter and the leaves transform into a magical tapestry of color, enjoy this special time of year, and remember to take care of yourselves. Wishing our friends who celebrate Rosh Hashanah a new year filled with happiness and good health!
About the Author
Prior to opening Happy Earth Tea in 2011, Mary Boland and her husband Niraj Lama owned and operated Darjeeling Tea Exclusive based in Darjeeling. They resettled in the U.S., and focus their family run business on their customer's health, the environment as a whole, and providing great organic teas and herbal blends.