Fresh herbs and fruits are loaded with healthy ingredients to give us energy, improve our metabolism and digestion, and help us relax. A Laurin Leaf teas and spices contain premium ingredients that are bursting with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and a host of traditionally recognized health benefits to help us achieve a healthier lifestyle.
Chamomile – an ancient wild flower recognized for centuries for its powerful health benefits. The most commonly known benefit is chamomile’s ability to soothe the nervous system thereby helping the body to sleep. Other amazing benefits include healing infections and cuts through its antibacterial properties, calming muscle spasms such as stomach aches and menstrual cramping, and anti-cancer properties as it helps to reduce cancerous cells.
Mint – commonly recognized for its contributions to oral health through its strong menthol properties, is also incredibly potent in healing a number of other factors in our body. Mint not only stimulates the salivary glands thereby improving digestion but it also stimulates the digestive enzymes which consume fat and turn it into usable energy, making mint a great weight loss tool! It helps reduce nausea, headaches, and cough, as well as acting as a natural stimulant when you are feeling fatigued or depressed.
Guayusa – a leaf picked from Ecuador’s rain forest holly trees. It is packed with 15 amino acids, twice the antioxidants of green tea, and a host of chlorogenic acids which are recognized for their weight loss and heart health benefits. While each serving contains a little more caffeine than black tea but less than a cup of coffee, the caffeine in guayusa is slow released so that it provides stable, sustainable energy throughout the day without any jitters or drop off. Unlike black and green teas, guayusa also has no tannins which are the compounds that make tea bitter. As a result, guayusa has slightly sweeter tones and is very pleasant to drink.
Ginger – an incredible “super food” with a powerful list of health benefits. For centuries, ginger has been recognized as highly effective against nausea and muscle inflammation. More recently it has been proven effective in lowering blood sugar levels, lowering cholesterol levels, and in possibly preventing and treating cancers, particularly pancreatic, breast, and ovarian cancers. Finally, the antioxidants and bio-active compounds in ginger inhibit inflammation in the brain thereby enhancing brain function and protecting against age-related decline.
Licorice – a flavor sourced from two very different plants – licorice root and anise hyssop. Licorice root is an ancient herb recognized as a rich source of antioxidants and for its anti-inflammatory and antibiotic properties. Anise hyssop is a perennial herb that is known to reduce congestion, have both anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, prevent gas and bloating, treat diarrhea, and heal fungal conditions.
Berries – have a fabulous reputation for improving overall health. Blueberries are rich in antioxidants which help keep your memory sharp. Raspberries contain ellagic acid which has powerful anti-cancer properties. Strawberries are a well-known immunity booster due to high levels of vitamin C. Saskatoons slow down aging and have strong anti-inflammatory and anti-diabetic properties. All berries improve our heart health by improving the levels of good cholesterol in our body and lowering blood pressure.
Flower Petals – while a seemingly unusual ingredient, contain not only wonderful flavors but also nutrients that are beneficial to our bodies. Petals contain vitamins A, C, D, E, and some of the B vitamins – all essential to a balanced healthy system. Rose petals even contain antioxidants and are a mood enhancer and stress-reliever.