A combination of herbs that help us lose weight, maintain good blood sugar levels, help digestion, and clean the blood. It contains Yerba Mate, which is known to stimulate the mind, ease depression, increase concentration, deliver oxygen to the heart and muscles, and help burn fat. Here is a breakdown of all the ingredients in our Slim & Trim Tea:
Red Clover- The leaves and the blossoms are nutrient rich, containing calcium, magnesium, iron, manganese, phosphorus, potassium,selenium, zinc, vitamins B3, C, and E with the blossoms holding the most powerful medicinal properties. It is even known to help fight cancer. Red Clover fights infection, suppresses the appetite, and purifies the blood. It has expectorant, antispasmodic, and relaxing effects. It relives menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes. It is good for bacterial infections, coughs, bronchitis, inflamed lungs, inflammatory bowel disorders, kidney problems, liver disease, skin disorders, and weakened immune system.
Peppermint contains calcium, choline, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, zinc, vitamins B1, B2, B3 and E. It is good for strengthening the heart muscle and the entire body. It is useful for pain and strengthens the nerves. It is good for dizziness and fainting as well as stomach pain. It is aromatic, stimulant (as a stimulant it is much better than coffee), stomachic, carminative (aides in dispelling gas), and rubefaceint (dilates capillaries and increases blood circulation). As a digestive aide, it aides in digestion as it increases stomach acidity. Going back to the idea of it being better than coffee, the reason for this statement is that coffee is hard on the nerves, hinders digestion, is a cause of constipation, and weakens the heart muscle. Pretty much everything opposite of peppermint. Why start your morning with coffee? It is the American way, but it is a habit worth breaking.
Caution: may interfere with iron absorption and therefore should not be used by pregnant or nursing women.
Yerba Mate is a plant not native to American soil, it is from southern Brazil. It has been found to contain most all of the vitamins needed to sustain life. It helps deliver oxygen to the heart and muscles and has thermogenic properties, meaning it helps to burn fat. It contains xanthine alkaloid called mateine which acts like caffeine but without the side effects. It stimulates the mind, eases depression, and increases concentration but does not interfere with sleep. Sleep is an important component to weight loss. Yerba Mate also fights free radicals, cleanses the blood, and suppresses the appetite. It fights aging, stimulates the production of cortisone, and tones the nervous system. It also enhances the healing properties of other herbs, making its synergy in this blend.
Caution: Should not be used by people who suffer from insomnia.
St. John’s Wort contains carotenoids, Caryphylleme chlorophyll, flavinoids, hyperoside isoquercitrin, limonine, lutein, mannitol, myristic acid, phenol, phloroglucinol, phytosterols, quercitin, quercitrin, rutin, saponin, tannins, and Vitamin C. When everyone thinks of St. John’s Wort, they think of the herb that aides in depression, but along with combating anxiety and mood swings, it also aides in enhancing your metabolism and internal clock to battle sleeplessness. It can also lessen physical pain due to sore nerves or muscles when exercising- a little St. John’s Wort will relax you.
Caution: May increase sensitivity to sunlight. It can also interact with some drugs including antidepressants, birth control pills, and anticoagulants.
Cinnamon is popular as a wonderful aromatic spice, containing these nutrients: calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese phosphorus, potassium, zinc, vitamins A, B1, B2, and C. It is known as an aide in diabetes management, but it also has many other uses. It can relive diarrhea because of its astringent properties. It is a stimulant that warms the body and enhances digestion, especially the metabolism of fats. Just a half a teaspoon will do the trick. For this reason, it is useful for weight loss. It can also be useful for yeast infections and uterine hemorrhaging. According to Dr. Mercola, cinnamon is “An … anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, antimicrobial, anticancer, lipid-lowering and cardiovascular-disease-lowering compound. Cinnamon has also been reported to have activities against neurological disorders, such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases.”
Stevia is our natural plant sweetener. Stevia is not just a sugar substitute, it is medicine as well! If taken in a natural form, stevia can alleviate blood pressure, benefit weight loss, help prevent cancer, aid in managing diabetes, be useful in treating eczema and dermatitis, boost bone health and reduce risk of osteoporosis, and help prevent cavities and gingivitis. Nutritionally, Stevia has Calcium, potassium, beta-carotene, magnesium, iron, fiber, vitamin E, and vitamin C. It is 40 times sweeter than sugar due to the steviosides, steviolbioside, rebaudiousides A-E, and dulcoside. The benefits are amazing, being able to get nutritional value from a sweetener, getting a sweetener that is also a cavity preventative, and one that helps manage blood sugar levels and weight loss. What a wonderful herb to add to your regimen! One that is a food and a medicine all in one.
Caution: Stevia is in the Chrysanthemum family. Avoid it, If you are allergic to ragweed or other flowers.