Herbal infusion with horsetail for beneficial activation, plus nettle, bancha kari tea leaves, birch leaves, dandelion root, sweet clover, burdock root, walnut leaves, mullein flower, fermented sakura leaves and marigold petals.
Although stinging nettle was for a long time an overlooked medicinal herb, it is increasingly enjoying scientific interest.
Bancha Kari Leaves
Bancha is a pillar of the Japanese green tea tradition and is traditionally made from the coarser leaves of later harvests, with premium banchas made from leaves of the early intermediate harvest (meban). The tea is very mild, with an alkaline-mineral quality. It is rich in macrobiotics and ideal for the evening.
The silver birch (Betula pedula) tree belongs to the birch family (Betulaceae). There are about 40 species of birch, which are distributed across Central Europe, Asia and America. The most common at our latitudes is the silver birch, which stands out due to its black and white bark. Both the leaves and the bark of the tree have a long tradition of internal and external use.
Horsetail (Equisetum arvense) has been used since ancient times as a natural remedy and contains a whole range of valuable phytochemicals.
The dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) has also been used in herbalism since ancient times. Valuable ingredients are found in almost all parts of the plant, but are present in the highest concentration in the roots.
Greater burdock (Arctium lappa L.) is a plant of the Asteraceae family and is characterised by its peculiar red or purple flowers and their spike-like bracts. Its roots are long and spindle-shaped. The plant is native to Europe, North America and northern Asia and grows mainly along roadsides. It was a sought-after natural remedy among the ancient Greeks and existed in the herb garden of Hildegard von Bingen and Kneipp.
Sweet clover (Melilotus officinalis) is a plant which grows mainly in Europe and Asia, which belongs to the legume family. The herb, which has a sweet fragrance, is used in European herbalism both internally as a tea and externally in the form of compresses.
The leaves as well as the nuts of the walnut (Juglandaceae) have a rich flavour and are used in many teas.
Mullein flower (Verbasci flos) belongs to the Scropulariaeae family. It can reach heights of up to 2 meters tall and usually bears torch-like yellow inflorescences. In medieval times, the plant was dipped in tar and used as a torch. Hildegard von Bingen also combined the flowers with fennel. Today, the plant still enjoys great popularity and has been included by ESCOP and HMPC in their monographs.
Fermented Sakura Leaves
Sakura leaves are the leaves of the Japanese cherry (sakura) tree. The cherry tree is an important symbol of Japanese culture and represents not only beauty, but also transience. Organic sakura leaves are very rare even in Japan, and they have an intense, fruity aroma.
The marigold (Calendula officinalis) belongs to the daisy (Asteraceae) family, and is widespread in Europe. With its yellow and orange flowers, it is particularly striking and can be found in many gardens. The petals, when dried, can be used as a tea or in the form of an extract for external use.