Herbal Wellness

The founders of Green Island Tea & Coffee bring many years of experience to the Canadian tea industry, and more then 125 years of experience as tea traders in Europe. Our specialized knowledge and wide selection of tea products and novelties will make us the perfect tea experience for you.
Gynostemma /Jiaogulan /Longevity /Miracle Herb

In Asia, it is referred to as a "magical grass." also called “Southern Ginseng and longevity tea " It is known to invigorate without stimulating, calm without sedating, and boost your mood without making you feel manic. It contains at least 100 saponins, which are similar to the active saponin ingredients found in ginseng. Saponins are phytochemicals that are known adaptogentic substances believed to promote healthy immune and liver function.
Gynostemma is an adaptogenic, dual-directional herb. These unique properties support the body's response to change and stress, as well as promoting a situation-appropriate response from the central nervous system. If you need to relax at the end of the night, then Gynostemma will promote calmness, peace, and serenity. If you are just waking up in the morning and need to get your body started, Gynostemma will promote clarity, focus, and energy.
Gynostemma is soothing to the digestive system and supports healthy aging. It promotes heart, respiratory, and liver health. In Asia, it has become increasingly popular as a component to weight management programs. When combined with a reasonable exercise program and healthy diet, Gynostemma has been shown to promote fat loss. It seems to act upon the metabolism and promote healthy blood sugar levels, as well.
Its energizing and anti-fatigue effects are often used as a replacement for coffee and caffeinated teas… Also referred to as “sweet –tea vine’… guarantee

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Dandelion Tea for Liver Detox, Healthy Skin & Stomach​

Most homeowners don’t realize that the yellow weeds that pop up every spring, and must be kept at bay for months, are actually plants that have a number of powerful health benefits. In fact, humans have been using dandelions in food for much of recorded history.
Dandelion is used for the treatment of muscle aches, loss of appetite, upset stomach, intestinal gas, gallstones, joint pain, eczema and bruises. It also increases urine production and serves as a laxative to increase bowel movements.
Some people use dandelion to treat infection, especially viral infections and even cancer. It’s also used as a skin toner, blood tonic and digestive tonic.
Dandelion greens can be chopped up and used as a garnish or an addition to a sauce, or they can be eaten raw or cooked to minimize their somewhat bitter flavor. You can also use the dandelion root, stems and flowers to make a delicious and super-healthy tea. Either way, you reap the benefits of this unexpected nutritional plant.

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11 Amazing Benefits Of Stinging Nettle

The most important health benefits of stinging nettle include its ability to detoxify the body, improve metabolic efficiency, boost immunity, increase circulation, improve energy levels, manage menstruation, minimize menopausal symptoms, and aid in skin care. Stinging nettle has the power to protect the kidney and gallbladder health, lower inflammation, increase muscle mass, regulate hormonal activity, prevent diabetes, lower blood pressure, soothe hemorrhoids, and improve respiratory conditions.

This herbaceous flowering plant may be considered as an annoyance to many when they brush against its sharp, stinging leaves, but for thousands of years, people around the world have used stinging nettle to treat a variety of health conditions. Its scientific name is Urtica dioica and the plant is one of six subspecies within the Urtica genus. The native range of stinging nettle, also known as common nettle in some places, is extensive, including Africa, Europe, Asia, and North America. The plant itself is relatively small, rarely growing past five feet in height. The leaves and stems in some of the subspecies have long stinging hairs that inject an array of chemicals when touched, including histamine, formic acid, serotonin, and acetylcholine. This produces an irritating, uncomfortable sensation in the skin, which is why other common names for stinging nettle are burn weed and burn nettle.
However, once you boil these stems and leaves or extract the powerful oils, the stinging substances are neutralized and the real benefits of the plant can be enjoyed. Some cultures even make nettle soup or include it in cheese-making to add some healthy boost to their meals. Stinging nettle leaves are most commonly brewed as tea, which captures many of the essential health benefits, but the plant can also be applied topically in the form of an oil extract. However, be sure to combine this natural oil with carrier oils, as it can be extremely potent.

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