In the ups and downs of the seasons it is possible that our immune system sometimes needs some kind of reinforcement. In addition to a varied and balanced diet as part of a healthy lifestyle, it's the perfect time to enjoy a hot cup of YOGI TEA® Natural Defenses. The sweet and sour taste of echinacea is combined with the fruity elderberry berries and the aromatic basil. The beneficial natural vitamin C of acerola naturally strengthens the defenses. The essence of this infusion is: "Well protected".
Echinacea *, canine rose *, dehydrated acerola juice *, basil *, cinnamon *, ginger *, cardamom *, elderberries *, black pepper *, moringa *, hibiscus *, cocoa shell *, licorice *, fennel *
* Agricultural biology
The wonderful echinacea is also known as the "conical flower of the prairie." It is a plant that grows wild in North America and was already appreciated by the Indians as a medicinal plant. It reaches 90 cm in height and has purple flowers.
The rose canine, belonging to rosacea, contains five times more vitamin C than lemon. Its aromatic fruits have a slightly bitter and sweet taste and possess, in addition to fruit acids and minerals, iron and vitamins A, B, E, P and K.
Bright red and full of nutrients: this is the acerola. This sour and delicious fruit grows in South America and Jamaica. With approximately 1,700 mg per 100 g, it contains the highest vitamin C index of all fruits and vegetables known, about 37 times more than orange.
The "royal plant", as the ancient Greeks called the basil, arrived in northern Europe in the 12th century. It has a wonderful spicy aroma that stands out ideally in both Mediterranean cuisine and freshly prepared tea.
Cinnamon is one of the most expensive spices in the world and must have already been used in China 3,000 years ago. C. as spice and medicinal plant. Cinnamon is obtained from the bark of the cinnamon tree of South Asia, has an aromatic sweet flavor and contains numerous tannins and beneficial essential oils.
Ginger has been used in the Far East for more than 3,000 years as a spice and medicinal plant. It has a flavor between spicy and fruity and contains, in addition to different vitamins, essential oils and precious minerals.
Cardamom is, for thousands of years, one of the most popular spices throughout the Asian and Arab world. Its delicate aroma between spicy and sweet favors the application of cardamom in numerous dishes, from spicy curry to spiced Christmas sweets. Thanks to its essential oils and other important nutrients, cardamom is also one of the oldest medicinal plants in the world.
6,000 years ago, elderberries were found in the diet of humans. In Antiquity and the Middle Ages, its rich nutrients were used as if they were an authentic medicine. In addition to many vitamins like C and A, these berries contain iron, zinc and essential oils.
Black pepper, also known as the "queen of spices", is now, along with salt, the most important spice in the world. Originally from Malabar coast in India and has an intense spicy taste and at the same time with different degrees of spice. The ancient medicine of Ayurveda recommends black pepper not only as a seasoning, but also, due to its prized substances, as a medicinal plant.
The Moringa tree, originally from the Himalayas, is a true "magic tree." Moringa oleifera contains numerous concentrated nutrients, iron, calcium, protein, vitamin C and antioxidants. Equally valuable is its taste: delicate and aromatic, with a slight touch.
Marshmallow, also known as hibiscus, was already used in Greece thousands of years ago as a medicinal plant; Hence its Greek name, Althaea, which translates as "I cure." The hibiscus is a multi-annual plant that blooms from June to August and produces sweet fruits in capsule form.
The husk of the cocoa seed has a sweet and sweet aroma similar to that of the seed itself, although it contains many fewer calories.
Sweet stick, also known as licorice, has been known since antiquity as a medicinal plant and constitutes one of the 50 basic herbs of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). It is about 50 times sweeter than sugar and has a soft sweet taste and between acid and bitter. Thanks to its appreciated nutrients, licorice was chosen as officinal plant of the year in 2012.
Fennel is one of the oldest medicinal plants known worldwide. It belongs to the umbellifer family and has been popular internationally for thousands of years because of its intense aroma. Fennel has a spicy, sweet taste that slightly resembles anise.
Pour 200 ml of freshly boiled water into the sachet. Leave it on for 5 minutes.