Only two ingredients are required for this simple, yet delicious, and functional tea. Sometimes the simple things in life are the best.
Goji Berry is a sweet-tasting, dark-red colored fruit that has extraordinary healing properties. It is considered one of the world's most nutrient-dense foods. For over 2,000 years goji has been documented to improve many health conditions and ailments. From the plant Lycium barbarum, goji is revered in Asia for its youth preserving, health protective, strengthening, and mood-elevating properties. It is one of the main herbs used in China's amazing herbal system and is regarded as one of the elite tonic herbs in the world.
Millions of people throughout Asia consume goji berries every day for both their unique, satisfying flavor, and health benefits. Goji berries are a high-ORAC antioxidant-rich superfruit featuring important phytochemicals such a beta- carotene, zeaxanthin, betaine, polysaccharides, trace minerals and vitamins.
Gynostemma is known as a magical grass. It is associated in a wide range of health-promoting benefits. As an adaptogenic herb, it has the ability to bring balance to the body under a wide range of circumstances. Studies have indicated that gynostemma has a double-direction, regulating influence on the central nervous system. It is calming when one is overexcited and invigorating when one is fatigued.
Gynostemma is widely known for its spirit-lifting effect on one's mood. The main active ingredients in gynostemma are called saponins. The saponins in gynostemma are known as gypenosides. There are at least 82 gypenosides in gynostemma which are responsible for the adaptogenic qualities of this tonic herb.
(use organic ingredients where possible)
- 2 cups gynostemma tea
- 1 handful goji berries
- Steep the above ingredients with boiling, spring water.