In Assam, the largest tea growing region in the world, nature has conspired to provide near perfect conditions. The flood plains of the Brahmaputra River Valley provide soil rich in nutrients for the tea plants, while ample rainfall and a unique climate allow for picking to commence from March all the way through to mid-November as the new leaves appear in flushes.
The new addition to internationally Aasmah’s popular tea range is Immuni-Tea with all the goodness of the first flushes of fresh picked green tea leaves combined with herbs and spices including mint, cinnamon, ginger, giloy, tulsi, turmeric, amia, ashwagandha, and more, to get the immune system into perfect balance.
While the benefits of the more common herbs and spices like ginger, mint, and turmeric, are well documented, the lesser known ayurvedic herbs included in this tea, each have beneficial effects. Giloy (Tinospura Cordifolia) known in Hindi as Amrita, meaning the root of immortality, has known anti-oxidant properties, fights bacteria and can lower high blood sugar levels, and is used for dealing with fever and boosting digestion. It is also used in Ayurvedic medicine for reducing asthma and its anti-inflammatory properties bring relief to those with arthritis. Tulsi belongs to the basil family, although it is a different plant, which has long been used to help with respiratory diseases, while Amia, also known as Indian gooseberry is high in vitamin C and used as a tonic and blood purifier. Ashwagandha has been proven in studies to reduce CRP (C-reactive protein) a known inflammation marker, while the phenolic compounds in the plant help stabilize blood sugar for those with type 2 diabetes.
Aasmah Immuni-Tea’s blend of herbs and spices therefore work together in a powerful combination to help boost the immune system. The result is a warm drink that restores balance to the body leaving a person both invigorated and relaxed.