I have created a tea for you!
I’ve mixed together 8 truly awesome ingredients from 7 plants that will help you combat ageing naturally and powerfully. If you have known me for more than a week you will know that I’d only pick the very best ingredients for the botanicals I use.
There is a VIDEO on Youtube explaining why this tea is special, however, let me share why I picked the 7 Magic Plants right here and now:
Let me start with this:
7 is one of the most significant numbers in the Bible because it is the number of ‘perfection’, a finished creation. It is a prime number, divisible only by itself.
7 is a strong symbol in many cultures and considered beneficial and protective, sacred even in some beliefs and superstitions.
7, the mystical, is referenced in many sacred books such as the Bible, the Torah or the Kabbalah, for example.
There are The 7 Days of Creation, 7 Chakras, 7 Catholic Sacraments.
The number has been my favourite number for a long time and so it was no surprise to me when I realised the other day that I had created my tea, the Rejuvenator tea, from 7 powerful plants!
Let’s start with the first plant, of which I have added both the leaves and the roots: The Stinging Nettle.
This is a plant known mainly for its’ sting and we tend to chop it down as soon as it sticks its’ head above ground! That’s a big mistake!
The Romans who came to England under Caesar, were maladjusted with their attire, freezing during the cold months! They brought with them Roman nettles and planted them and when their legs went numb from the cold, they whipped their legs with nettles. Why?
Nettles are a strong stimulator of circulation, a tonic that moves blood to the areas where the nettles have touched the skin. This plant enabled the army to keep marching and functioning! So really, the Stinging nettle changed the course of history!
Having said that, I don’t recommend you use them the same way the Romans did! You don’t need to 😉
Tea made with nettles is a much more pleasant experience: It is an energy builder, it is taken to improve circulation, relieve aches and pains from arthritis, rheumatism and even gout.
Nettles are an excellent source of chlorophyll and they give you vitamins and minerals such as Vitamins A, C, D and K!
There is also choline, acetylcholine, lecithin, silica and iron in these little gems.
Nettle tea has been used throughout history to benefit the liver, the gallbladder, and the kidneys.
Nettles are also antiseptic and therefore we use them to fight infections and respiratory weaknesses.
As an additional bonus, the nettle gives us serotonin! That means it helps our mood and it also enhances brain function.
I doubt you can ever walk past a stinging nettle the same way again! It is a plant that has been helping humanity stay healthy for thousands of years and deserves to be treated with much love and respect instead of being eliminated as soon as is starts growing in our backyards, or completely ignored for the value it brings to us.
I always welcome this plant. I make tea and I make soup and as I pick it, I say the magic words: ‘Thank you’!
Let’s look at # 2 plant, a superb, adaptogenic herb called:
He Shou Wu or Fo-Ti, also known as Chinese Knotweed
With He Shou Wu it is hard to know where to start! It is an incredible herb and it almost seems as though it has a sense of humour as well since the roots grow to look like little people and there are hundreds of pictures online of interesting shapes and forms to entertain you! I have added two of them here to give you an idea.
He Shou Wu, as far as we know, originated in China and was first recorded during the Tang Dynasty around 715 AD, for its truly amazing properties. It was called Jiaoteng (‘the entangled’) then.
The story goes that a man of around 50 years, called Mr. He, went to see a monk about his predicament: he had not fathered children and he was going grey quickly! So he was ageing too soon.
The monk recommended that Mr. He eat Jiaoteng regularly, which he did.
Mr. He went on to father 7 (here is that number again!) children and died with a full head of black hair at age 130 (some say he was older). The story goes on to tell another similar tale about one of his descendants.
He Shou Wu is said to be able to restore fertility, help maintain hair colour, boost energy, rejuvenate the nerve and brain cells, tone kidneys and liver, fortify the bones and clean the blood.
This plant is ‘not completely understood’ but we know it is good for the endocrine system and it has a high zinc content, which is beneficial to hair growth because it strengthens the follicles. As long as there is a follicle, hair can regrow.
In Chinese medicine, hair reflects 3 things: blood, the kidneys and the liver.
Kidneys and liver are linked to hormone production and it is believed that insufficient amounts of blood (food and oxygen for the cells) can result in hair loss.
The condition of hair follicles can be affected by blood toxicity, and the liver and kidneys – the kidneys being one of the most important elimination organs (amongst the lungs, the skin and the intestines).
In addition, He Shou Wu is said to enhance intuition, creativity, inspiration and clarity.
These are all the reasons why I knew it had to be part of the Rejuvenator tea.
I use the root in its dried form, just like on the picture above, but we concentrate it in powder form so it is ingested with every sip of tea as it rests on the herbs, leaves and grasses that make the tea.
There are plenty of He Shou Wu products but too often you will find a watered down version and not a concentrated one. Always make sure to check that!
As I am writing out the benefits of the tea ingredients I have to say I have renewed love and respect for our plants. Not just the 7 I have used but ALL plants for they are the very best chemists on this planet.
Like you and I, they are here for a reason and part of their reason for being here is to help us heal and get and STAY healthy! They are magnificent and I think we still only scratched the surface and we run the danger that what our ancestors knew is being lost as we progressively rely on chemical compounds that are foreign to our bodies and don’t help our body to heal.
Today, I would like to talk to you about a herb you know and you have probably used and most certainly ingested:
It has a long history of medicinal use and symbolic blessings as well as aromatherapy use. It has enchanted herbalists and poets alike, it has decorated the most beautiful gardens, it was used during crowning ceremonies, it has healed monarchs and paupers. It has been a symbol of Love and Remembrance.
A woody shrub, Rosemary blooms in many different hues of blue and there is also one white variety. It comes from the Mediterranean sea shores and was brought to England by the Romans where it was then cultivated in gardens up and down the country.
Rosemary is a tonic for the heart and mind as it stimulates blood flow and therefore increases oxygen supply.
It relaxes the nervous system, supports the endocrine system and it is a memory food.
You don’t even have to eat it! The smell alone carries volatile compounds that are absorbed through the nose (the mucosa) and finally reach the brain. There it affects cognition and cognitive performance!
Rosemary improves your mood, it can relieve pain, prevent hair loss and indeed boost hair growth.
It aids liver detoxification and speeds up the healing process of the liver, which is a notoriously slow healer.
It prevents depletion of the body’s energy tank (liver glycogen) and it can calm you down when you feel anxious.
There is a compound in rosemary called carnosol which balances androgen and estrogen and it also lowers the release of DHT (that is a hormone called dihydrotestosterone) which in turn helps with prostate health and it also enhances hair growth.
It is a superb anti-ager for the skin and the hair – used topically as well as internally.
Rosemary is antibacterial and antimicrobial and it can be used as a mouthwash instead of artificial mouthwashes that often have SUGAR (can you believe it??) and fluoride!
Rosemary also increases the flow of bile (from the gallbladder) and it helps IBS and colitis.
It is good for digestion, works well against constipation, gas and bloating and overall a toxic colon – which 90% of us have.
To top it all off: rosemary boosts red blood cell production and that means better blood flow!
And: it is said to prevent macular degeneration in old age.
Do you agree that every household should own a rosemary plant?
It is a thankful herb to grow, it just needs sun and water and it will live inside the house as well as in the garden.
Rosemary comes from the Mint family and using it in fruit drinks is, therefore, a natural!
Rosemary had to be in my tea – not only because I love the smell and the taste but because it has mindboggling properties that I wanted to add to the tea.
Calendula is our 4th plant!
These flowers were so admired that they have even used for barter, more specifically for trading black tea in the Far East. They symbolised luxury in ancient Rome.
Calendula was once used to give colour to certain recipes and now we often use them to prettify salads and other dishes, as well as tea! It does a lot more than just enhance the presentation of a dish, though!
Calendula has been used for heart health, in combination with honey and served as tea.
The reason why it has found its’ way into the Rejuvenator is that it cleanses the lymph system and reduces swelling in the lymph nodes.
The lymphatic system is the body’s sewer system! We do not pay enough attention to our lymphatic systems and yet this is where 90% of chronic disease starts.
Cleaning the lymphatic system also means that Calendula helps to fights inflammation, especially in the digestive tract.
Calendula improves circulation, it has estrogenic properties, it helps to fight fungal infections in the pelvic region (in this case you would bathe in the tea) and it is a highly effective skin wash to remove impurities (use pure calendula tea and apply to the skin).
It is a mucilage (when you have to take bile), it has flavonoids, bitters, sterols, saponins and carotenoids.
These colourful flowers have been used for its ability to restore skin, help with wound healing and for activating collagen receptors to increase glow since ancient times.
Calendula is said to help reduce and prevent wrinkles because it oxygenates the blood and improves overall circulation.
Apparently, according to Greek mythology, Calendula, our 4th plant, was once not a plant.
Once upon a time, there were little forest nymphs, who fell in love with Apollo, the sun god, and quarrelled over him constantly! To escape their constant bickering, Artemis, Apollo’s twin sister, goddess of the moon and forest, who was being tended by four of these wood nymphs, turned these 4 nymphs into Calendula flowers and this is how these little colourful beauties were created!
What’s # 5? It’s Horsetail!
It has been called the ‘bone healer’ in ancient times due to its high silica content for tissue repair.
Silica works wonders for internal and external tissue repair – and it works FAST.
The silica and calcium content in Horsetail helps to avoid brittle nails, dull hair and weak nails even during and after menopause!
It helps to keep the lung tissue healthy as well, it is a kidney tonic, it reduces urinary tract inflammation, heals infections and it is a mild diuretic.
You can use Horsetail against bleeding gums and restore the gum tissue – gargle with the Rejuvenator tea. If you have swollen eyes or conjunctivitis, this tea will reduce the swelling the puffiness when applied topically.
It is great for bleeding ulcers, cystic ulcers, haemorrhoids and heavy bleeding (in menses). It stops nose bleeding.
It used to grow as high as trees in prehistoric times but today it is plain but shiny just like bamboo.
As if all this is not enough, it is also a rich source of:
Calcium, Vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B5, C, E, Selenium, Magnesium, Potassium, Phosphorus, Iron, Manganese, Sodium, Chlorine, Zinc, Cobalt, Gold, Silver, Platinum, Rhodium and it also has saponins, tannins, flavonoids and phytosterols – in addition to the high Silica content.
The next plant is Comfrey.
Before you run off screaming, or you run to my online shop to buy it, let me share some information with you that you should know about this herb, often referred to as ‘knit-bone’:
You see, Comfrey has received a less than good reputation over the last few years based on research with baby rats, who have been fed the equivalent of 19,000 leaves of it in ‘human’ measure. I find it quite sad and disturbing when ‘research’ is so misleading. Then again, it is such a great herb and clearly can’t be trademarked for shareholders. That’s always a problem. Sorry to be slightly cynical here.
Let me run you through what this herb has been used for since ancient times and still is by herbologists around the world. It is your choice if you want to use it and it should always be your choice what you do.
Comfrey strengthens bones and it is known as the ‘grand protector’ and it is often used for healing techniques such as getting back in touch with your soul.
It helps to repair bone fractures, tissue, and muscles. It contains allantoin, which promotes the growth of muscle cells, bone and cartilage. It is so important when we age to make sure we don’t lose bone density. It’s part of keeping ‘young’. Comfrey can be applied topically as well as being consumed as a tea. Topically applied, it is a superb wound healer, too.
Today, most cosmetic companies use comfrey or a synthetic version of its components which are usually derived from petrochemicals (!!!).
I have added less than 5% to my Rejuvenator tea to make sure we don’t even get anywhere close to the 19,000 leaves! If you do NOT want comfrey, let me know and I will make it without comfrey for you. Email me.
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Time to ‘meet’ our final plant!
It is precious. Read on to find out all the reasons why.
First of all, I have chosen the best available source to obtain this plant, which is a tea or rather tea leaves. It is organically grown in the pristine hills of Northern Thailand and harvested and prepared by hand. There are limited supplies of this tea and I use it for the Rejuvenator!
This particular grower has even won government awards!
The tea has a slightly sweet taste with a bitter tone at the same time.
It is called Gynostemma, or Jiaogulan, and it first appeared in Chinese Medicin in the 16th century as the herb of ‘Immortality’. In Japanese, it is translated as the ‘sweet tea of the vine’ because of the taste and how it grows.
The benefits of this tea have filled books but let me give you an overview:
It is a powerful antioxidant and it is an adaptogenic herb, meaning it modulates the nervous system, it calms them down or stimulates the nerves as required.
It helps with insomnia and beats Ginseng hands down in a test for regulating blood pressure.
It supports heart health.
It lowers total cholesterol – LDL and raises HDL. There is plenty of published research openly available.
It increases white blood cells and is therefore beneficial for people who have recently undergone chemotherapy.
It is an immunostimulant, it is beneficial for diabetics and people with Hep B and it also is highly effective in the treatment of bronchitis.
This tea has been called ‘the poor man’s ginseng’, which does no justice at all! What’s more: it really is ‘the smart person’s energy source’!
Jiaogulan doesn’t give you the jitters, though, like coffee might. In fact, you will sleep better at night with all the benefits THAT entails.
I have tested this tea for months, shared it with friends and family and everyone has reported truly outstanding results after just 2 months:
Better hair, skin and nails, better circulation, improved blood pressure, warmer extremities, better sleep, more energy/ less fatigue, feeling younger, better experience with meditation, fewer colds and flues, better digestion, weight loss, and better balance and memory.
Now that you know so much about my tea, I hope it is easier to make your choice. You deserve the best!
If you are ready to get your tea you can get it here:
☛ Rejuvenator tea. ☚
Let me know how you get on and what you or your friends noticed. I want to hear from you!