Taste a little lemon balm this spring!


LEMON BALM

Commonly known as “melissa”, this wonderful herb comes from the Greek word, “mel” meaning honey. It’s bright green leaves are a common sight in many herb gardens. But why is it such a wonderful herb?

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ELIXIR OF YOUTH

The sixteenth century herbalist, Paracelsus called it the “elixir of youth” as it operates as an antibacterial, antidepressant, antiviral and a mild sedative.  It has long been hailed as a natural remedy for depression as well as acting as a gentle natural sedative for emotional upsets.

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DIGESTION

The real healing power of this fabulous herb is it’s wonderful effect on the digestion system. Lemon balm will ease most stomach upsets and digestive complaints, including morning sickness.

Next time you are feeling a little low or have a quest stomach, give lemon balm a chance to heal.

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Celebrate Easter with a little well-being……


Happy Easter!

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This Easter, put the chocolate eggs to one side and take some time out with a soothing cup of herbal tea. Easter is a time for renewal; take some time for you and make some plans for your well being…..

Creating a Well Being Plan doesn’t need to be a massive project; it is the simple steps that make a difference…..

MEDITATE

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Create a space and some time for meditation. Even if this feels difficult at first, persist. Research shows that a little meditation every day is extremely beneficial for mind and body.

Three quick meditations from Natalie MacNeill from the Huffington Post (link here):

Stress Shaker (releases stress from your body)

Start by taking a few deep breaths then bring your awareness to whatever is causing you stress.
As you become aware of what’s bothering you say, “I’m willing to move forward and see this differently.”
Then take a few deep breaths, using the exhalation to sigh and release the tension.
Once you’ve done this, shake it out and move your body, visualizing your stress being shaken away. Do this for as long as you like.

Time Tap (shifts your mindset to a place of abundant time)

Place your hands on your lap. Starting with your pinky fingers, tap one finger of each hand at a time (synchronizing your left and right hands) and move through each finger to your thumbs. Place your hands on your lap. Starting with your pinky fingers, tap one finger of each hand at a time (synchronizing your left and right hands) and move through each finger to your thumbs.

As you tap, recite one word in a five-word mantra for every tap. My favorites include, “I always have enough time,” “I am one with time” and “Time is within my control.” (Or, create one of your own, being sure to focus on you being in control of time instead of the other way around.).

Focus Flame (Reduces tension and eye strain)

Turn off your computer.
Light a candle.
Bring the flame to eye level, holding it about 12-18 inches in front of you.
Set your gaze on the flame and look at it for 1-2 minutes.
Take deep breaths as you do this, releasing any of the tension you may be feeling with each exhalation.

EXERCISE EVERY DAY

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The idea of exercising every day seems over-whelming at first. But like all small changes, start with the baby steps. Quite literally. Start with walking. A quick walk every day will do wonders for your mind and your body. If you want to lose weight and/or get very fit, then increase the walking to a run but do not under-estimate the benefits of getting a little exercise every day.

DRINK MORE WATER, MORE HERBAL TEA AND LESS CAFFEINE

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Hydrate your mind and body with clear water! It is that easy! We also advocate reducing your caffeine levels substantially. Caffeine is a toxic stressor for your central nervous system and as such, upsets balance in the body. Many of our caffeine-free herbal teas contain herbs that flush out toxins, like the powerful antioxidant, rooibos. We also have fantastic herbs for calming the central nervous system, like chamomile and marshmallow leaf. Give your body a break and go herbal! Drink Mama Tea!

 

 

5 beauty reasons to drink Ginger Tea


GINGER TEA

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Did you know that one of your most powerful beauty and well being products is sitting in your tea cupboard? Put your expensive beauty products to one side, pour a cup of steaming hot ginger tea and read our top ten reasons why ginger tea is a powerful beauty aide:

REASON NO 1 – ABSORPTION OF NUTRIENTS

Ginger is an excellent at helping your body to absorb essential nutrients and minerals. As we all know, nutrients and minerals are essential to help maintain beautiful skin, hair and nails.

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REASON NO 2 – ANTI-AGING BENEFITS

Ginger contains over forty antioxidant compounds that help to protect against ageing; reason enough to brew up! Ginger removes toxins and stimulates circulation, which allows more nutrients to reach the skin. Antioxidants prevent damage from free radicals, which helps to maintain the youthful appearance of the skin. It improves elasticity making your skin more firm and youthful. In this way, it slows down the signs of ageing.

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REASON NO 3 – CLEARS BLEMISHES

Ginger helps to keep the skin clean, smooth and free of blemishes as it is a powerful antiseptic herb.  It is the best natural acne fighting weapon as it minimizes the rate of acne formation and eruption by killing and clearing the acne causing bacteria. It will nourish your skin also.

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REASON NO 4 – LONG SHINY HAIR

Ginger increases scalp circulation resulting in the flow of blood to your scalp. This stimulates the hair follicles and encourages growth and shine. The fatty acids present in ginger are very beneficial for thin hair.

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REASON NO 5 – TONES SKIN

Ginger is known for its aphrodisiac, antioxidant and toning properties which contribute to radiant skin. You can prepare a simple mask by mixing 2 grated gingers with 2 tablespoons honey and 1 teaspoon lemon juice and refrigerate it for at least 30 minutes. Apply on your face and rinse with cool water after 30 mins. This will help to soften your skin as well as prevent ageing.

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BIKINI TEA – New Mama Herbal Tea


NEW MAMA LIQUORICE HERBAL TEA – BIKINI TEA

With summer just around the corner, we all need a little boost to get us into tip top shape for lazing on the beach or posing by the pool. Here at mama tea, we think we have the perfect solution……a little tea called New Mama…

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SLIMMING HERBS

Our delicious New Mama tea has many benefits but one of the more surprising effects is that of being a slimming tea. New Mama contains several different herbs which help to curb the appetite…the main ones are fenugreek, fennel and nettle leaf, all of which are contained in New Mama:.

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FENUGREEK

There have been several studies that show that the soluble fibre in fenugreek seeds can  reduce the absorption of dietary fat as well as aid appetite control by creating a sensation of “fullness.”

FENNEL

When it comes to the the big weight loss herb, fennel wins hands down as it has a double benefit: working both as an appetite suppressant and a metabolism booster which really are both useful if you’re trying to lose weight.

NETTLE

One of the most popular benefits associated with drinking nettle tea is weight loss. Nettle tea is efficient fat removing toxins from the body. It is also known to feed the cells of the body which results in decreases in cravings. It is often used as an appetite suppressant, which makes it highly beneficial for both weight loss.

LIQUORICE ROOT

Preliminary research indicates that consuming licorice may decrease body fat mass….we need to wait to get the results of further studies but combining liquorice root with the herbs above makes New Mama a bikini fast-buster of a herbal tea!

So, get stocked up in New Mama and get ready to slip into a little black number this summer…..TRY HERE!bikini tea | new mama | mama tea

 

GET A GLOW WITH ROOIBOS TEA


GLOWING MAMA

Our Glowing Mama gets her dewy glow with a strict beauty regime…..she has plenty of sleep, drinks lots of water and eat 7(!) pieces of fruit and veg a day. But what gives her that well being extra? What is her secret?

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ROOIBOS, ElDERFLOWER, ECHINACEA AND DANDELION….

Our lovely lady has a well being secret that combines the well being properties of rooibos tea, elderflower, echinacea and dandelion.

She combines these natural herbs in a delicious tea called after her……Glowing Mama

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ROOIBOS TEA

Our lovely lady adores rooibos tea, as the rooibos herb is such a powerful antioxidant. As an antioxidant, getting rid of toxins and nasties helps to give her skin and hair a particular glow. As Glowing Mama is a caffeine-tea and is 100% natural, it is a wonderful tea and a great beauty product.

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Suffering Pregnancy Heartburn?


If you are suffering from the effects of pregnancy heartburn, then look no further than Cool Mama spearmint herbal tea.

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This Mama of a tea combines marshmallow leaf, spearmint leaves and chamomile to combat the effects of indigestion and heartburn, particularly prevalent during pregnancy.

Be cool and try Cool Mama :-) Drink Mama Tea!

Reduce your caffeine intake by moving to herbal tea


CAFFEINE

Caffeine is an incredible addictive substance. For this reason, it is pretty hard to give up your regular Costa or Starbucks.

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EFFECTS OF CAFFEINE

But more than two average cups of coffee a day are incredibly difficult for the body to process. It starts to affect the central nervous system, leaving you with the shakes, it upsets your metabolic balance mimicking the way that sugar causes spikes in the body and it is also a toxin for your system. 

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HERBAL TEA

Compare that to herbal tea. For a start, it contains no caffeine as all herbal tea as completely caffeine-free. It also often contains herbs that are actually good for you, like chamomile and liquorice. All of the above complaints about caffeine hidden in your daily coffee fix are just not present in a warm cup of herbal tea.

MAMA TEA

Reason enough to swop one of your cups of coffee to a lovely cup of Mama Tea herbal tea! DRINK MAMA TEA, we say!

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