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- Alvita - Natural Herb Teas That Are Good For You And The Environment
For more than 75 years, long before it became fashionable, Alvita was championing the profound health-giving properties of herbal teas. We travel to the far reaches of the globe for the finest herbs, the best growers, the most precious sources.
Small wonder that so many consumers trust the Alvita name. Today, it stands for more than 100 different teas, including classic single herb varieties, and our unique Alvita blends. The package you hold in your hand combines ancient herbal wisdom with modern science, and brings to you all the richness and benefits of herbal teas. This philosophy is the very reason why you will find sensible, English pillow style tea bags that are oxygen bleached, not chlorine treated. And why you won't find any strings, tags or staples.
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Horsetail (Equisetum arvense) is among the oldest of all plants, having dominated the plant world for 100 million years. In ancient times, it was a giant fernlike tree. The twenty species surviving today are miniature versions of their ancestors. Horsetail is known for its abrasive texture. In fact, Horsetail can be used to sand wood or scour and shine metal. This remarkable quality is due to its high silica content. Silica, a vital element of health, is found in all tissues and organs of the body, including the skin, hair, nails, teeth, bones, tendons and ligaments. Horsetail yields a deep green color when used for dying fabric. The cut stems also make an interesting addition to herb and flower arrangements.
The best way to make a good cup of tea is by the infusion method. Place one tea bag in a cup and add no more than 6 oz. of boiling water. Let steep for 3 minutes. Press the bag before removing to enhance the flavor.
Add honey to sweeten.
A website about pancreatitis recommended this tea. The silica content of Horsetail grass rebuilds tissues. I've had a dull throb in my abdomen for the past week which I believe is due to gallstones and pancreatitis. After one cup of this tea with a half a teaspoon of Manuka Honey, my stomach was gargling for food for the first time in ages. Three days later of drinking two cups of tea every day, and my dull ache is gone. I can eat fatty foods without feeling sluggish afterwards. The recovery may also have been helped by upping my magnesium levels to 400mg a day (from 200mg a day).
Nice large bags filled with fresh tasting horsetail. Helps my skin, hair, nails, and general aches and stiffness. A wonderful herb.
Posted by Reviewer3049143 on Oct 18, 2012
I drink a cup every morning of horsetail grass tea. I have read that horsetail grass contains a good amount of silica which helps us to absorb calcium. It also can help with a weak bladder. I can't tell if the calcium absorbing factor is working but for sure this has strengthened my bladder.
Posted by NaturalMystics on Aug 01, 2012
add a little honey and just relax!
good for you
Posted by Reviewer2105068 on Apr 03, 2012
taste isn't bad I often use this along with another tea.
FASTER HAIR GROWTH
Posted by Reviewer1360057 on Mar 02, 2012
FASTER HAIR GROWTH, LESS HAIR FALLING OUT, I DRINK 4 TEA BAGS A DAY, TAKE 5MG BIOTIN TO HELP WITH HAIR
Using for my dog!
Posted by Reviewer2996999 on Feb 01, 2012
This tea contains silica which I read will help my dog with some of the problems he is having, but I can't say yet if I see any benefits in regards to this, but will continue to give it to him.