The Good Stuff Part 2

 Dandelion root has many benefits

7. ORGANIC DANDELION ROOT

The number seven spot on the list introduces us to dandelion root. This ornamental plant has been around for an estimated 30 million years and originally grew in the supercontinent Eurasia.

One of the most abundant varieties of dandelion that we see here in Australia is appropriately named the 'Common Dandelion' and is often found just about everywhere that isn't indoors as they tend to soak up a lot of water and sunlight.

Despite being a weed; this plants root is chock full of the same nutrients found in the flower with a few more too. Sometimes these roots go '6 feet under' quite literally which means that they are naturally protected from a lot of invaders resulting in majorly organic produce. So lets get down to the reasons for our inclusion of dandelion root in PowerTea.

Dandelion Root has shown promising results in:

  • Keeping Bones Strong and Healthy: Being a green, dandelion root is loaded with calcium. Even better news is that green produce's calcium content is as or more bioavailable as milk and dairy products. Calcium plays a crucial role in the tensing of the muscles, the regulation of bodily hormones, and the transmit ion of nerve signals through your body. When you aren't getting enough calcium from foods to support these functions, your body will begin to steal calcium from your bones which explains the strong link between bones and calcium.
  • May help those with Depression: The water extract of dandelion root has been shown to display antidepressant properties. Dandelion root has this ability through its improvement of the part of your brain responsible for preventing depression (neuroendocrine system).
  • Keeping your Liver in Tip Top Shape: Amongst its many natural medicine claims; the ability of dandelion root to keep your liver healthy is one of the most convincing! Paracetamol overdose can permanently damage your liver for example, and dandelion root can prevent this from happening. Furthermore, dandelion root has the ability to successfully remove excess scar tissue in the liver which is caused from environmental pollutants, toxins, alcohol, and trauma. If left untreated, the condition can worsen and become hepatitis.
  • Helping to Flush Out toxic buildup from your Urinary Tract and Kidneys: Over time; everyday pollutants, bodily invaders, and poor hygiene can cause bacteria to form in your kidneys and the tract from which you tinkle. From here, it makes it easier for you to contract nasty diseases such as pyelonephritis (kidney infection) and urethritis (urinary tract infection). One of the safest, easiest ways to stop this is simply to use these body parts more. Dandelion root does exactly this.
  • Keeping your Skin Clear and Healthy: Makeup, pollution, dirt, dust, hormones, and your diet can all affect the condition of your skin. This huge organ faces the full force of each and everyday so it is important to make sure that you are putting in an effort to keep it in optimal condition. When bacteria forms on your skin it can disrupt your body's natural regeneration process resulting in things that shouldn't be there like acne, warts, and other irritations. Dandelion root protects your skin against bacterial and fungal skin problems and is specifically effective for acne.
  • Promoting Weight Loss: Mostly due to the average Australian diet including lots of sodium and sugary, carbonated drinks; your body can fall victim to continuous dehydration. Our bodies, being natural adaptors then hold onto as much water as possible in an attempt to balance out your sodium/fluid levels. When this occurs, your body will store this water in cells between your fat and skin; resulting in reduced muscle definition and increased weight. One of the easiest, all-natural ways to overcome this is to drink more water to rehydrate your body. If you are drinking enough water, your body does not need to hold onto as much water as it becomes an excess so is excreted. Dandelion root has the ability to regulate fluids in your body to ensure that you don't hold onto more water than needed.
  • Helping to Fight Cancer:  Out of all of the powerful herbs in PowerTea; Dandelion Root tops this list as the most potent cancer destroyer. There is an extensive range of research studies on Dandelion root which support the notion that this herb has the ability to interfere with the growth and development of human cancer cells. There are a plethora of studies where Dandelion Root has been administered to cancerous human cells with promising results in helping to prevent Pancreatic CancerChronic Myelomonocytic LeukaemiaMelanomaLeukaemia, and Breast and Prostate Cancers. 
  • Keeping your Gall Bladder Healthy: The positive effects dandelion root has on your liver also translates to a healthy gall bladder too. Your gall bladder is simply a storage unit for the bile produced by your liver. Because of the gall bladder's direct link to the liver; if you have a healthy liver you have a healthy gall bladder too. Dandelion root being an effective detoxifier; keeps the liver in healthy working order ensuring that the bile produced is of a tip-top standard.

 

Hibiscus is beautiful and beneficial

8. ORGANIC HIBISCUS FLOWER

Hibiscus is a populous flower found in India and it is common place for it to be offered up to the gods. This ordinary looking flower has extraordinary health benefits so much so that it is one of the main ingredients in Ayurvedic or Science of Life medicinal practices. Below we'll take a look at why PowerTea includes yet another power flower.

Hibiscus Flower has shown promising results in:

  • Improving Skin Health: Because oxidation is a cause of skin problems and wrinkles; the powerful antioxidants in Hibiscus can keep your skin glowing and taut. It can also speed up wound healing too!

 

Yerba mate has many benefits

9. ORGANIC YERBA MATE

Yerba Mate is an ancient tea hailing from South America. Naturally; it has been consumed for a multitude of centuries by the indigenous South Americans whom knew it as "the drink of the gods". Even the European settlers has a name for it: "the green gold of the Indios".                                                                                                        These civilisations have praised it for its health benefits and abilities as a 'cure all'. Now while we think that may be a little far fetched; we do think that there is quite a bit of truth to its claim.

Yerba Mate has shown promising results in:

  • Protection From DNA-damaging Free Radicals: Hibiscus is rich in antioxidants which scavenge the body for dangerous free radicals to then be removed. This contributes to the prevention of DNA related diseases like cancer and degenerative brain diseases.
  • Protecting You From E.Coli Bacteria: This notorious virus causes a lot of hospitalisations, sickness, and in rare cases even death in Australia. With superbugs like these beginning to prove immune to antibiotics it is important that you take every means of keeping this troublesome microbe away from you. One potential means is by consuming PowerTea ingredient; Yerba mate on a daily basis to protect against E. coli and other pathogens too
  • Preventing Inflammation in Your body: Anti-Inflammatories are your body's natural healers. If your body was a building that was damaged; inflammation would be the scaffolding used to enable the builders (anti-inflammatories) access to the damaged section. When the builders have fixed the damage; the scaffolding is removed. If there was excess scaffolding in place however (chronic inflammation) it would be a lot more difficult for the builders to reach the damage, resulting in further deterioration or a slower rebuild time. This is why its important that we make sure we keep our anti-inflammatory agents stocked up. Yerba Mate is rich in flavonoids such as quercetinrutin, and kaempferol which all carry anti-inflammatory properties. Flavonoids have been shown to be especially effective at combating inflammation in Your body.
  • Helping to protect you from the effects of UV exposure: As we all know; getting a little sun on our shoulders is always good, but these days people spend way too long outside unprotected from the suns UV rays. Most are simply reluctant to apply sunscreen with the belief that 'it won't happen to them'. Now while we certainly endorse the use of sunscreen at all times outdoors; the very least you can do to up your luck is consume some Yerba Mate tea as it has been shown to help protect the body from UV related DNA damage.
  • Maintaining a Healthy Blood Sugar Level: Hyperglycaemia plays the key part in the development of diabetes and it is characterised by a high sugar count in your blood stream. This causes insulin resistance which then causes diabetes. Yerba Mate inhibits advanced glycation end products which are substances which factor in the progression of degenerative diseases and diabetes.  

 

Honeysuckle Tea has many benefits

10. ORGANIC HONEYSUCKLE

Honeysuckle is yet another herb in PowerTea with a medicinal heritage. We use the flowers in our tea because it seems to be the most potent part of the plant. They were used in Chinese medicine to treat everything from skin infections to diarrhoea.

So lets see what modern medicine tell us about Honeysuckle:

  • Treats Osteoarthritis: Bringing our attention back to the anti-inflammatory and painkilling properties of honeysuckle again; it can improve vascular permeability which means that it allows white blood cells to access sites of inflammation with greater ease.

 

Vanilla and Rooibos tea

 11. ORGANIC VANILLIBOS

We now bring you to the one and only hybrid herbal tea we have decided to include in PowerTea; Vanillibos tea.

Now in case you are new to tea and haven't been able to figure it out already; Vanillibos is comprised of organic vanilla pod powder and organic rooibos which come together to form a creamy flavour and a host of proven benefits. PowerTea wouldn't be 'PowerTea' without it.

So let's first take a look at the promising benefits vanilla can boast:

  • Keeps your brain healthy: Vanilla gets its name from the phenolic compound (nice smelling chemicals) known as Vanillin. Now this compound isn't just a pretty sent; it has shown potential in the ability to cure Alzheimer's and other neurological disorders
  • Prevents excess oxidation in your body: Oxidation plays a major role in causing a majority of todays health issues and diseases. 'Free radical' is another, more popular name given to oxidation. Free radicals are simply that; radical cells that scavenge for healthy cells within your body to burn to death or make carcinogenic (cancer causing). This is terrible news and you have to do something about it which is where the heroic 'antioxidants' come out to play. Vanillin has quite powerful anti oxidative effects on the body, so it helps to keep free radicals away.
  • Relieves Depression: Depression is an ever growing mental health issue affecting 1 million Australians each and every year. This mental disorder can progress to the point of disabling people from doing things that they should love. Vanillin shows some promise when it comes to treating and improving depression by increasing feel good hormones: serotonin and dopamine in the brain.
  • Strengthens Your Immune System: Bacterial infections can prove a big problem in todays fast paced moving world. And vanilla can prevent this bacteria from taking flight in your body. Resulting in a strengthened immune system which can fend off these bodily invaders.

Next up are the astonishing benefits of Rooibos:

 

White Tea

12. ORGANIC WHITE TEA

Last but certainly not least is green teas even more powerful sibling; White Tea. This potent tea is native to China and still grows today in its original location; the Fujian province. 

White tea is harvested from the god of all herbal plants; Camellia Sinensis. It is actually the exact same leaf as that of the more popular Black and Green teas. The difference lies in the amount that white tea is processed compared to the other two. The leaves are picked when they are just forming and are then dried in sunlight and steamed lightly to stop them from oxidising and going off. This minimal processing results in a sweeter, less bitter tea with more concentrated nutrients.

Lets take a look at what White Tea can do for us:

  • Slows Ageing: These days, the world swarms over the thought of being able to preserve that youthful complexion we all take for granted when we are young.                                                                                                                Lets face it (pardon the pun); no one wants to look like an old wrinkly prune if they can help it. And White Tea may be able to help it. The tea has the ability to deactivate two enzymes which have key roles in the ageing process. Collagenase and Elastase are their names. These enzymes are the central causes of skin ageing. Collagenase eats away at collagen in your body while Elastase reduces your skins ability to return to normal after being stretched. Both of these effects combined result in the thinning, saggy, wrinkled skin and aching joints that we all know as natural ageing. White tea has been shown to practically halt both of these enzymes in their tracks.  

So thats that guys, every scientifically proven benefit of every ingredient in our first PowerTea blend; PowerTea One. You should give yourselves a pat on the back for reading this far down the page!

Here is our pat on the back to you in $1 off every order you make. Just enter this code at checkout: iknowhowtoread

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As time and medical knowledge progresses, we may alter this page to stay up to date.

 Dandelion root has many benefits

7. ORGANIC DANDELION ROOT

The number seven spot on the list introduces us to dandelion root. This ornamental plant has been around for an estimated 30 million years and originally grew in the supercontinent Eurasia.

One of the most abundant varieties of dandelion that we see here in Australia is appropriately named the 'Common Dandelion' and is often found just about everywhere that isn't indoors as they tend to soak up a lot of water and sunlight.

Despite being a weed; this plants root is chock full of the same nutrients found in the flower with a few more too. Sometimes these roots go '6 feet under' quite literally which means that they are naturally protected from a lot of invaders resulting in majorly organic produce. So lets get down to the reasons for our inclusion of dandelion root in PowerTea.

Dandelion Root has shown promising results in:

  • Keeping Bones Strong and Healthy: Being a green, dandelion root is loaded with calcium. Even better news is that green produce's calcium content is as or more bioavailable as milk and dairy products. Calcium plays a crucial role in the tensing of the muscles, the regulation of bodily hormones, and the transmit ion of nerve signals through your body. When you aren't getting enough calcium from foods to support these functions, your body will begin to steal calcium from your bones which explains the strong link between bones and calcium.
  • May help those with Depression: The water extract of dandelion root has been shown to display antidepressant properties. Dandelion root has this ability through its improvement of the part of your brain responsible for preventing depression (neuroendocrine system).
  • Keeping your Liver in Tip Top Shape: Amongst its many natural medicine claims; the ability of dandelion root to keep your liver healthy is one of the most convincing! Paracetamol overdose can permanently damage your liver for example, and dandelion root can prevent this from happening. Furthermore, dandelion root has the ability to successfully remove excess scar tissue in the liver which is caused from environmental pollutants, toxins, alcohol, and trauma. If left untreated, the condition can worsen and become hepatitis.
  • Helping to Flush Out toxic buildup from your Urinary Tract and Kidneys: Over time; everyday pollutants, bodily invaders, and poor hygiene can cause bacteria to form in your kidneys and the tract from which you tinkle. From here, it makes it easier for you to contract nasty diseases such as pyelonephritis (kidney infection) and urethritis (urinary tract infection). One of the safest, easiest ways to stop this is simply to use these body parts more. Dandelion root does exactly this.
  • Keeping your Skin Clear and Healthy: Makeup, pollution, dirt, dust, hormones, and your diet can all affect the condition of your skin. This huge organ faces the full force of each and everyday so it is important to make sure that you are putting in an effort to keep it in optimal condition. When bacteria forms on your skin it can disrupt your body's natural regeneration process resulting in things that shouldn't be there like acne, warts, and other irritations. Dandelion root protects your skin against bacterial and fungal skin problems and is specifically effective for acne.
  • Promoting Weight Loss: Mostly due to the average Australian diet including lots of sodium and sugary, carbonated drinks; your body can fall victim to continuous dehydration. Our bodies, being natural adaptors then hold onto as much water as possible in an attempt to balance out your sodium/fluid levels. When this occurs, your body will store this water in cells between your fat and skin; resulting in reduced muscle definition and increased weight. One of the easiest, all-natural ways to overcome this is to drink more water to rehydrate your body. If you are drinking enough water, your body does not need to hold onto as much water as it becomes an excess so is excreted. Dandelion root has the ability to regulate fluids in your body to ensure that you don't hold onto more water than needed.
  • Helping to Fight Cancer:  Out of all of the powerful herbs in PowerTea; Dandelion Root tops this list as the most potent cancer destroyer. There is an extensive range of research studies on Dandelion root which support the notion that this herb has the ability to interfere with the growth and development of human cancer cells. There are a plethora of studies where Dandelion Root has been administered to cancerous human cells with promising results in helping to prevent Pancreatic CancerChronic Myelomonocytic LeukaemiaMelanomaLeukaemia, and Breast and Prostate Cancers. 
  • Keeping your Gall Bladder Healthy: The positive effects dandelion root has on your liver also translates to a healthy gall bladder too. Your gall bladder is simply a storage unit for the bile produced by your liver. Because of the gall bladder's direct link to the liver; if you have a healthy liver you have a healthy gall bladder too. Dandelion root being an effective detoxifier; keeps the liver in healthy working order ensuring that the bile produced is of a tip-top standard.

 

Hibiscus is beautiful and beneficial

8. ORGANIC HIBISCUS FLOWER

Hibiscus is a populous flower found in India and it is common place for it to be offered up to the gods. This ordinary looking flower has extraordinary health benefits so much so that it is one of the main ingredients in Ayurvedic or Science of Life medicinal practices. Below we'll take a look at why PowerTea includes yet another power flower.

Hibiscus Flower has shown promising results in:

  • Improving Skin Health: Because oxidation is a cause of skin problems and wrinkles; the powerful antioxidants in Hibiscus can keep your skin glowing and taut. It can also speed up wound healing too!

 

Yerba mate has many benefits

9. ORGANIC YERBA MATE

Yerba Mate is an ancient tea hailing from South America. Naturally; it has been consumed for a multitude of centuries by the indigenous South Americans whom knew it as "the drink of the gods". Even the European settlers has a name for it: "the green gold of the Indios".                                                                                                        These civilisations have praised it for its health benefits and abilities as a 'cure all'. Now while we think that may be a little far fetched; we do think that there is quite a bit of truth to its claim.

Yerba Mate has shown promising results in:

  • Protection From DNA-damaging Free Radicals: Hibiscus is rich in antioxidants which scavenge the body for dangerous free radicals to then be removed. This contributes to the prevention of DNA related diseases like cancer and degenerative brain diseases.
  • Protecting You From E.Coli Bacteria: This notorious virus causes a lot of hospitalisations, sickness, and in rare cases even death in Australia. With superbugs like these beginning to prove immune to antibiotics it is important that you take every means of keeping this troublesome microbe away from you. One potential means is by consuming PowerTea ingredient; Yerba mate on a daily basis to protect against E. coli and other pathogens too
  • Preventing Inflammation in Your body: Anti-Inflammatories are your body's natural healers. If your body was a building that was damaged; inflammation would be the scaffolding used to enable the builders (anti-inflammatories) access to the damaged section. When the builders have fixed the damage; the scaffolding is removed. If there was excess scaffolding in place however (chronic inflammation) it would be a lot more difficult for the builders to reach the damage, resulting in further deterioration or a slower rebuild time. This is why its important that we make sure we keep our anti-inflammatory agents stocked up. Yerba Mate is rich in flavonoids such as quercetinrutin, and kaempferol which all carry anti-inflammatory properties. Flavonoids have been shown to be especially effective at combating inflammation in Your body.
  • Helping to protect you from the effects of UV exposure: As we all know; getting a little sun on our shoulders is always good, but these days people spend way too long outside unprotected from the suns UV rays. Most are simply reluctant to apply sunscreen with the belief that 'it won't happen to them'. Now while we certainly endorse the use of sunscreen at all times outdoors; the very least you can do to up your luck is consume some Yerba Mate tea as it has been shown to help protect the body from UV related DNA damage.
  • Maintaining a Healthy Blood Sugar Level: Hyperglycaemia plays the key part in the development of diabetes and it is characterised by a high sugar count in your blood stream. This causes insulin resistance which then causes diabetes. Yerba Mate inhibits advanced glycation end products which are substances which factor in the progression of degenerative diseases and diabetes.  

 

Honeysuckle Tea has many benefits

10. ORGANIC HONEYSUCKLE

Honeysuckle is yet another herb in PowerTea with a medicinal heritage. We use the flowers in our tea because it seems to be the most potent part of the plant. They were used in Chinese medicine to treat everything from skin infections to diarrhoea.

So lets see what modern medicine tell us about Honeysuckle:

  • Treats Osteoarthritis: Bringing our attention back to the anti-inflammatory and painkilling properties of honeysuckle again; it can improve vascular permeability which means that it allows white blood cells to access sites of inflammation with greater ease.

 

Vanilla and Rooibos tea

 11. ORGANIC VANILLIBOS

We now bring you to the one and only hybrid herbal tea we have decided to include in PowerTea; Vanillibos tea.

Now in case you are new to tea and haven't been able to figure it out already; Vanillibos is comprised of organic vanilla pod powder and organic rooibos which come together to form a creamy flavour and a host of proven benefits. PowerTea wouldn't be 'PowerTea' without it.

So let's first take a look at the promising benefits vanilla can boast:

  • Keeps your brain healthy: Vanilla gets its name from the phenolic compound (nice smelling chemicals) known as Vanillin. Now this compound isn't just a pretty sent; it has shown potential in the ability to cure Alzheimer's and other neurological disorders
  • Prevents excess oxidation in your body: Oxidation plays a major role in causing a majority of todays health issues and diseases. 'Free radical' is another, more popular name given to oxidation. Free radicals are simply that; radical cells that scavenge for healthy cells within your body to burn to death or make carcinogenic (cancer causing). This is terrible news and you have to do something about it which is where the heroic 'antioxidants' come out to play. Vanillin has quite powerful anti oxidative effects on the body, so it helps to keep free radicals away.
  • Relieves Depression: Depression is an ever growing mental health issue affecting 1 million Australians each and every year. This mental disorder can progress to the point of disabling people from doing things that they should love. Vanillin shows some promise when it comes to treating and improving depression by increasing feel good hormones: serotonin and dopamine in the brain.
  • Strengthens Your Immune System: Bacterial infections can prove a big problem in todays fast paced moving world. And vanilla can prevent this bacteria from taking flight in your body. Resulting in a strengthened immune system which can fend off these bodily invaders.

Next up are the astonishing benefits of Rooibos:

 

White Tea

12. ORGANIC WHITE TEA

Last but certainly not least is green teas even more powerful sibling; White Tea. This potent tea is native to China and still grows today in its original location; the Fujian province. 

White tea is harvested from the god of all herbal plants; Camellia Sinensis. It is actually the exact same leaf as that of the more popular Black and Green teas. The difference lies in the amount that white tea is processed compared to the other two. The leaves are picked when they are just forming and are then dried in sunlight and steamed lightly to stop them from oxidising and going off. This minimal processing results in a sweeter, less bitter tea with more concentrated nutrients.

Lets take a look at what White Tea can do for us:

  • Slows Ageing: These days, the world swarms over the thought of being able to preserve that youthful complexion we all take for granted when we are young.                                                                                                                Lets face it (pardon the pun); no one wants to look like an old wrinkly prune if they can help it. And White Tea may be able to help it. The tea has the ability to deactivate two enzymes which have key roles in the ageing process. Collagenase and Elastase are their names. These enzymes are the central causes of skin ageing. Collagenase eats away at collagen in your body while Elastase reduces your skins ability to return to normal after being stretched. Both of these effects combined result in the thinning, saggy, wrinkled skin and aching joints that we all know as natural ageing. White tea has been shown to practically halt both of these enzymes in their tracks.  

So thats that guys, every scientifically proven benefit of every ingredient in our first PowerTea blend; PowerTea One. You should give yourselves a pat on the back for reading this far down the page!

Here is our pat on the back to you in $1 off every order you make. Just enter this code at checkout: iknowhowtoread

This code is valid for as long as it is visible here.

As time and medical knowledge progresses, we may alter this page to stay up to date.

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