GLOW: THE HEALTHIEST TEA ON EARTH
It's official name is Spring Dragon Longevity Tea and contains the 'magical grass' Gynostemma
The ultimate greatness of Gynostemma lies in its broad spectrum adaptogenic (stress modulating) quality. Adaptogenic herbs improve the efficiency of the metabolic, neurological, immunologic, respiratory and endocrine systems. Prolonged consumption of Gynostemma tends to have a highly protective quality because it strengthens the adaptive capacity of the person at every level of their life. In essence whatever is going on in your body (good or bad) it morphs into the healing properties that you need...it ADAPTS to those specific areas.
Gynostemma is considered to be
· Invigorating (does not cause hyperactivity – not a stimulant) · Calming (promotes a sense of peace – not a sedative) · Anti-aging (antioxidant and more) · Anti-inflammatory (not as a medicine, but to help reduce the factors that cause low grade inflammation) · Immune-regulating (not as a medicine, but to help support the normal healthy functioning of various immune functions) · A respiratory tonic (improve respiratory efficiency) · A digestive aid (Gynostemma is very soothing)
In addition to the Gynostemma it contains some other 'magical' and potent ingredients. It has a very sweet taste and below you will find a recipe for ICED Longevity tea that will be PURE perfection for the summer months (inspired by Noorish restaurant).
Schizandra – Called the “quintessence of Chinese herbs,” Schizandra is a delicious, exotic tonic fruit that is traditionally used to tonify all the systems of the body, clean the liver, open the lungs, nourish and moisturize the skin, and sharpen the mind. It is a potent antioxidant.
Goji Berries – Known in Asia as a premier “longevity and anti-aging herb,” this delicious tonic fruit is a true superfood, rich in antioxidants. It is famous for enhancing strength, vision and beauty. Goji is rich in immune-potentiating polysaccharides.
Astragalus – One of the most important herbs in all of herbalism, Astragalus is highly regarded for its immune-regulating, immune-potentiating effects. It is also a potent energy tonic and blood tonic.
Eleuthero – Also known as “Siberian Ginseng,” Eleuthero is famous for its ability to enhance physical and mental endurance, to help us handle stress more efficiently and as a gentle mood elevator. Eleuthero, like ginseng and Gynostemma, is rich in saponins. It is the ultimate adaptogenic herb.
Luo Han Guo – This delicious, exotic fruit has been used for centuries as a lung tonic. It contains mogroside, a potent immune-potentiating glucoside. *all info adapted from their website
LIFEBYLEESE Longevity Iced Tea
-2 tea bags -A LOT of alkaline water -juice of half or whole lemon -large handful of organic goji berries -sweetner of juice for a little extra sweetness! I used a few drops of stevia, but sweeten to your liking
SUPER simple. Let it chill in your fridge and infuse. You will have the healthiest and most refreshing tea on the PLANET! I can't wait to drink this all. summer. long.
Happy Saturday Beauties!