April 20, 2020
👉🏽LOOKING FOR SPECIFIC TEAS TO SUPPORT YOUR GUT HEALTH?
🌸CISTUS INCANUS TEA:
Cistus incanus has some extremely potent properties for improving the diversity of the microbiome. It is well known for its excellent anti-candida properties and biofilm busting effects (Kuchta et al., 2019).
Cistus is a powerful biofilm-breaker that can help destroy biofilm and restore a healthy microbial balance in the human body.
Cistus incanus is known for it's ridiculously high levels of antioxidants and polyphenolic compounds. Plant-derived polyphenols have been shown to be strong antioxidants with potential health benefits who have antiviral and antibacterial potential
🍵HOW TO USE?
Cistus tea is best re-brewed 3-4 times over. This extrapolates all the essential compounds and flavonoids from the herb. DM @ergogenic_health (Lucas) for sourcing.
Cistus tea can initially cause ‘detoxification’ like symptoms. Go low and slow.
Popularised by the all-time-biohacker @timferriss - this fermented tea, mainly produced in the Yunnan province of China is mostly known for promoting longevity. However, it also reduces leaky gut by restoring intestinal wall integrity (Gao et al., 2017).
☕️LICORICE ROOT TEA:
Licorice has been reported for enhancing gastric mucus secretion and antiulcer activity. The key flavonoids found within licorice root tea demonstrate beneficial effects on all forms of H. Pylori infections (Raveendra et al., 2011).
Those with hypertension or heart conditions should seek professional medical advice, as licorice can raise blood pressure and lower potassium levels (Allcock et al., 2015).
Fennel is part of the Apiaceae family (ie. carrots/celery) and is well known for relieving indigestion & flatulence via its antispasmodic properties (Heghes et al., 2019). Use it for symptomatic relief after meals.
Those with kidney disease, hypertension or taking beta-blockers should avoid use.
🌸MARSHMALLOW ROOT TEA:
Well known for its mucilaginous properties, it helps create a protective layer of tissue along the lining of the digestive tract (Zaghlool et al., 2015).
The arabinogalactans present in this tea possess anti-inflammatory properties and also stimulates the growth of Lactobacillus bacteria (Robinson et al., 2001).