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Tea for Tots: Immunity Boosting Tea For Children

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Our biggest ally in keeping good health is our own immunity and it is crucial to consume ingredients that are effective against viral and bacterial woes. A powerful brew like tea has the potential to boost immunity and keep various ailments at bay. And while a relaxing cup of tea has usually been the go-to for adults, it’s time to evaluate the vast array of benefits that tea can have on children.

Green tea especially has been the ubiquitous drink for all seasons and secured its place among the healthiest beverages on the planet. While the plant contains healthy bioactive compounds like polyphenols which helps neutralize cell damage, an additional handful of robust ingredients in the mix can only accelerate the functionality of our immune system and also keep the young ones from being susceptible to infections. The naturally present minimal caffeine in green teas makes it suitable for children above 12+ years old to consume one cup of the herbal and green tea blend per day. Those under 12 can partake in the herbal blend.

Dancing Leaf founder and tea sommelier, Nandini Mehta launched a much needed and timely Immunity Elixir blend with a hearty boost from Luke Coutinho, holistic lifestyle coach. The aromatic herbal blend boasts ten powerhouse herbs that pack a punch against seasonal and environmental exposures. By day the Green tea blend keeps you feeling fresh and revitalized and by night the Chamomile blend containing the wonder flower plays a more crucial role in fighting flu-like symptoms as well as helping with a restful sleep.

The Immunity Elixir is overflowing with popular immune-boosting ingredients we love! The variety of herbs imbued in the tea are found in every kitchen and there’s no time like the present to make these ingredients a daily part of your lifestyle. This combination of herbs act as an effective ancillary to a healthy and balanced diet and aids in the management of recurrent infections.

The deliciously aromatic and potent brew comes armed with ingredients that Eastern households have been stocking their pantries with for generations:

Soothing Peppermint and Thyme

Peppermint is a wonder agent that eases an array of discomforts ranging from upset tummy to nausea while thyme helps with cough suppression and chest congestion. Young ones needing to rest off a cold can sip on this light brew in the evenings. Research shows that peppermint also has significant antimicrobial activities and antiallergenic potential.

Goodbye To Viral Woes With Oregano and Rosemary

Oregano contains the powerful compounds of carvacrol and thymol which have been associated with antiviral properties. Additionally, the presence of Rosemary elevates the flavour profile of the tea in addition to neutralizing harmful free radicals.

Detoxing Wonder Lemongrass

Lemongrass is known to prevent growth of certain yeast and bacteria and helps provide the little ones some relief from inflammation and bloated feeling.

Chief Turmeric

Curcumin found in turmeric has been hailed globally as an asset for all ages. The incredible anti-inflammatory and anti-allergenic properties of turmeric make it great for asthmatic children, helps remove mucus and relieves chest congestion.

Sweet Fennel

Manganese rich fennel seeds also contain potassium, magnesium and calcium – the trio of minerals vital to bone health. It is also a great digestive soother and keeps the body alkaline.

Powerhouse Pepper And Carom

Piperine in black pepper kicks that stubborn winter cough to the curb and finds a prime spot in ancient Chinese medicine owing to its immunity boosting compounds. Paired with Carom, the pleasant flavour of this spice has often found use as a carminative in treating indigestion and colic pains that are commonly experienced in kids.

Calming Chamomile

The wonder flower has been known to aid sleep, act as a soothing agent for muscle cramps and even Peter Rabbit swears by it! It helps to alleviate hay fever and morning allergies.

 

Brew your loved ones a cup of calm as you squeeze in a dash of lemon for Vitamin C and a spoonful of organic raw honey for gentle sweetness.

Brewing instructions -Herbal Blend:

Step 1: Bring water to a boil in a kettle. It’s always best to use freshly boiled water.

Step 2: Add in a teaspoon of Herbal Blend in a teapot or cup

Step 3: Pour water

Step 4: Let steep for 3-5 minutes depending on how mild or strong you desire the tea

Step 5: Strain and serve hot!

Brewing instructions -Green Tea Blend:

Step 1: Heat water to a kettle. It’s always best to use freshly heated water.

Step 2: Add in a teaspoon of Green Tea Blend in a teapot or cup

Step 3: Pour water

Step 4: Let steep for 3-5 minutes depending on how mild or strong you desire the tea

Step 5: Strain and serve hot!

Can add honey to sweeten and also be served as an iced drink

References:

Chamomile

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2995283/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3210003/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3743713/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2796535/

Peppermint

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4171855/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6266883/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5814329/

Oregano

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6471180/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29771453/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29155281/

Thyme

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17619603/

Rosemary

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20719450/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6165352/

Lemongrass

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6918039/

Turmeric

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3535097/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29166193/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6509173/

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/285963607_Effect_of_oral_curcumin_administration_on_insulin_resistance_serum_resistin_and_fetuin-A_in_obese_children_Randomized_placebo-controlled_study

Fennel

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4320202/

https://dupischai.com/fennel-seeds-health-benefits/

Carom

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5897315/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6464169/

Black Pepper

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6479398/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26560940/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3144156/

Green tea blend
Herbal blend

DISCLAIMER : None of these ingredients or the blend as a whole is a replacement for any medication or medical treatment. Please make an informed decision and keep your health profession in loop before consuming the tea especially if you have medical conditions.

 

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