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- Since 1922
- 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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St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum) has been used for more than 2000 years. The leaves and flowers of St. John's Wort contain special glands that release a red oil when pinched. Recommended in the first century by the naturalist Pliny and the physician Dioscorides, St. John's Wort has a long and varied history of use by the Romans and Greeks. In addition to its health benefits, St. John's Wort was also believed to be a protector against evil. Early colonists introduced the plant to North America but found the Native Americans using the herb in much the same way Europeans used the Old World plant. Today, St. John's Wort is enjoying renewed interest by both herbalists and researchers.
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.
St. John's Wort (aerial part)
People with fair skin should not over expose themselves to strong sunlight while taking this product due to the photosensitizing nature of this plant. Consult your health care professional before using St. John's Wort if you are taking any prescription medication.