Then and Now: a quick comparison of the uses and benefits of herbs
Due to its tropical climatic conditions, India has always been a rich agricultural treasury of herbs and medicinal plants. The benefits and uses of these ancient herbs find mention in the Vedas, Ayurvedic and Unani medicinal practices, as well as in folk culture.
Over the course of centuries, it has become an inextricable part of people’s lives. Herbs have been used in cooking, as disinfectants for the household, healing wound repair in the form of tinctures, tonics and balms, as well as relaxants and supplements for the healthy functioning of one’s body and mind. Herbs have always been friends of a good life.
Here’s a quick comparison of what the herbs in our infusions were traditionally used for, and what we hope will be their effects in our artisanal creation.
Packed with antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, it has traditionally been used to heal wounds.
At The Swinging Leaf, we are excited by its potential to improve concentration, memory retention, as well as its anti-ageing powers. Try our blend of turmeric, ginger and mint,‘Turmeric Therapy’, to fully experience the benefits. Buy Turmeric infusion from here – Turmeric Tea
Known to relieve insomnia and uplift mood, lavender was traditionally kept under one’s pillow to usher in a good night’s sleep.
Our infusion‘Lavender Love’, a stimulating concoction of lavender and lemongrass, relies on the soothing properties of these herbs to help ease anxiety, digestive issues and bloating. Explore our Lavender Infusion – Lavender Tea
Basil has been known as the ‘queen of herbs’ ever since people discovered its effectiveness in treating common cold and control blood sugar level in the body.
‘Basil Bliss’ is the perfect infusion if you’re looking to curb feelings of depression, or want to feel energized. That’s why we put the mint in there!
Check our Basil Tea from here – Basil tea
Chamomile has conventionally been used to reduce abdominal pain, stomach cramps, and heal stomach ulcers.
We, at The Swinging Leaf, are very interested in its ability to lower bloodpressure and insulin level, and strengthen immunity against allergic reactions. Buy Chamomile Tea now – Chamomile Tea
Ginger has always been known to provide great immunity to the body, ease headaches and coughs.
Our experiment with the infusion ‘Ginger Goodness’ has been to mix the goodness of ginger, basil and lemongrass. We are hopeful that it will ease muscle pain, alleviate stress and tension, and leave one feeling calmer throughout the day. Checkout our Ginger Infusion – Ginger Tea
The traditional uses of mint were mostly to
help with nausea and vomiting, as well as promote oral hygiene.
In modern times, we believe that the potential of mint to improve digestive and excretory health can be quite useful to combat the general feeling of unease lingering in our stomach due to consumption of caffeine and fast food.
A healthier alternative to tea or coffee are herbal infusions, which are filled with the unblemished purity of natural herbs. We, at The Swinging Leaf are trying to make this habit accessible to you. Infusions works wonders for the body in the most scientific and sustainable manner. They are packed with the medicinal properties and benefits of many traditional herbs, and help the body peel off its stubborn layers caused by an unhealthy lifestyle.
Forget quick fixes, get up-to-date with the ancient world of wondrous herbs instead!