$14.95 / 70g / box
This beautiful uplifting botanical blend of mint and lemongrass with a subtle sweetness, will brighten your mood and liven the senses. The herbs in this delicious tea are used by herbalists and naturopaths to treat mild to moderate depression. These herbs help boost your mood and makes you feel calmer by improving serotonin and dopamine levels. These herbs also help improve emotional health by alleviating anxiety and improving sleep.
Made with 100% certified organic lemongrass, St Johns wort, licorice, spearmint, rhodiola and lemon balm.
ORIGIN: Sourced from certified organic farms in Germany, Albania, Egypt, China and Bulgaria.
At Bodhi Organics your health and that of the planet is of utmost importance to us. That’s why we only use the highest quality certified organic teas and herbs in our blends. Our packaging is eco-friendly recyclable boxes and 100% biodegradable plant-based bags. We also recommend you reuse your used tea leaves to nourish your garden or pot plants. Your plants will love it!
St John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum):
St John’s wort is a medicinal herb commonly used by naturopaths and herbalists for its anti-depressant effect. St John’s wort’s mood boosting action is due to its ability to increase the availability of serotonin, dopamine and norephinephrine to the brain. Studies have shown that St John’s wort is beneficial for treating mild to moderate depression and anxiety, and is just as effective as SSRIs (selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors) such as Prozac and Zoloft. (1) St John’s wort has also been found to be successful in treating SAD, and mood swings associated with pre-menstrual syndrome and menopause. Caution should be taken when taking St John’s wort as it can interact with certain medications such as pharmaceutical anti-depressants, sedatives, migraine medications or heart medications.
Rhodiola (Rhodiola rosea):
Rhodiola or golden root has been used for thousands of years in Europe and across Asia to improve stamina, strength and mental performance. Rhodiola is another valuable ‘adaptogenic’ herb that is beneficial for improving depression and intense physical and emotional stress. (2)
Studies have shown that rhodiola can significantly reduce mild to moderate depression, without the side effects of pharmaceutical anti-depressants. (3) Rhodiola enhances the stability of dopamine and supports its re-uptake, which results in improvements in depression, anxiety, and fatigue, along with an increased ability to handle stress. Rhodiola also increases the blood brain barrier permeability to compounds needed to make dopamine and serotonin, including 5-HTP. (4) 5-HTP is a precursor to serotonin.
Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis):
Lemon balm is a member of the mint family that has long been used for its soothing medicinal qualities and aromatic properties. The Arabs in the 11th century introduced lemon balm as a remedy for depression and anxiety. They believed it caused the mind and heart to be merry. Today lemon balm is popular among herbalists for treating insomnia and anxiety-related conditions. Lemon balm has a sedative and calming effect on the nervous system.
Lemon balm and one of its key active compounds rosmarinic acid boosts levels of GABA in the brain by inhibiting the enzyme that normally breaks down this relaxing neurotransmitter. (5) Elevated GABA levels can help reduce anxiety and depression symptoms.
Spearmint (Mentha spicata):
According to a study published in the Journal of Alternative Complementary Medicine, spearmint helps improve mood, alertness, behaviour following wakefulness, cognitive health and performance. (6) The menthol found in spearmint has a calming and soothing action on the mind and body.
The aromatic volatile oils in lemongrass have been found to have an anti-depressant effect. (7) Drinking lemongrass tea has a calming effect on the mind and body. (8)
Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra):
Licorice is a highly effective adrenal tonic traditionally used in China for thousands of years, for alleviating stress and adrenal fatigue. Licorice helps prevent the breakdown of adrenal hormones including cortisol (the body’s main stress hormone), which makes these hormones more available to the body. Poor adrenal gland function can contribute to poor sleep, anxiety and depression. Studies have shown that licorice has an anti-depressant-like effect by increasing brain norepinephrine and dopamine levels. (9)
Spoon: 1 heap tsp
Time: 4 mins
This tea is caffeine-free.