Sela Health Tea is an immune system boosting tea formulated with Sutherlandia Frutescens. Tea is great for your immune system, high in antioxidants, and a great source of hydration.
Africa is home to many naturally herbal teas. Traditional medicine suggests that many of these herbal teas has a calming, soothing effect on moods. Medical research also suggests numerous health benefits of including anti-cancer properties, particularly in decreased risk of skin cancer. Sela Health Tea is a tea blend made with the following ingredients:
Surtherlandia Frutescens 300 mg: Sutherlandia frutescens is a southern African legume once used as a traditional medicine. It is a shrub with bitter, aromatic leaves. Red-orange flowers appear in spring to mid-summer. It is used in traditional medicine to treat diabetes, chicken pox, and external wounds, and also as a cancer treatment. Laboratory studies show that Sutherlandia can fight off viruses, bacteria, and fungi, and also appears to have anticancer properties. A few case reports show that it can decrease fatigue in cancer patients.
Sutherlandia frutescens is one of the medicinal plants used as an immune booster in the treatment of chronic ailments such as HIV/AIDS and cancer. Limited data suggest that its efficacy is based on its regulatory effect on cytokines, the critical components of the immune response.
Aspalathus Linearis (Rooibos Tea) 500 mg: Rooibos (Aspalathus linearis) is an endemic South African plant. Rooibos tea, is known as the long-life tea in Africa. African women take rooibos during pregnancy to relieve heartburn and nausea; they take it for its iron content, and give it to their babies to relieve colic. It is consumed in “fermented” form. Its leaves are used to prepare an infusion called African red tea used in popular medicine as an anti-inflammatory, in recent years scientific studies have found that it is also a powerful antioxidant, able to fight free radicals responsible for stress and cellular aging.
Camellia Sinensis (Black Tea Base) 900 mg: The Camellia sinensis tea plant is an evergreen shrub belonging to the flowering plant family Theacea. Teas made using the leaves of this plant are known as true teas. Tea made from the leaves have been consumed by humans for thousands of years as a stimulant and is today the second most widely consumed beverage after water. Additionally, its habitual consumption has long been associated with health benefits against a wide array of diseases that include diabetes, inflammation, clastogenesis, vomiting, diarrhea, cardiac ailments, and several types of cancer.
How to make Sela health tea
Put fresh water into a kettle. If you’re just making a cup of tea, pour about 1 1/2 times as much water as you need to fill the cup. For the best-tasting tea, use water that hasn’t been boiled before.
Heat the water according to your tea type. Since the water that’s too hot can damage delicate tea, it’s important to heat the water based on what kind of tea you’re making.
White teas: 165 °F (74 °C) or once the water becomes hot to the touch
Green teas: 170 to 185 °F (77 to 85 °C) or just when steam begins to come out of the spout
Black teas: 205 °F (96 °C) or after cooling boiling water for 1 minute
Before you put the tea bag in the cup, give it a gentle shake. This will loosen any compacted tea, allowing the water to flow freely through the tea leaves. Add 1 teabag to a cup of freshly boiled water. Steep your tea bag in hot water for 5 to 10 minutes to allow the tea to release its full potential.
Drink whilst warm. For best results drink 2 teabags daily.
Can I put sugar in Sela tea?
No, you should not add sugar to your Sela tea. Studies indicate added sugar lead to a greater accumulation of fat over time , which may turn into fatty liver disease, a contributor to diabetes, which raises your risk for heart disease. Consuming too much added sugar can raise blood pressure and increase chronic inflammation, both of which are pathological pathways to heart disease.
What are the Side effect of Sela Health Tea?
Sela Health Tea is a blend of 3 herbs each with its own side effects. Some of the side effects you can expect from Sela Health Tea include:
Surtherlandia Frutescens: No serious adverse effects have been reported since ancient times. However, symptoms such as occasional dry mouth, loose stools, or mild diuresis and slight dizziness have been observed in weak patients when the herb is administered on an empty stomach.
Aspalathus Linearis (Rooibos Tea): In general, rooibos is very safe. Although negative side effects are extremely rare, some have been reported. One case study found that drinking large amounts of rooibos tea daily was linked to an increase in liver enzymes, which can often indicate a liver problem.
Camellia Sinensis: Although Camellia sinensis leaf extract is considered safe and usually well tolerated, there are some reports of unwanted side effects. For example, it may lead to jitteriness and headaches due to its caffeine content.
How long does Sela tea take to work?
Most often, people with chronic conditions can begin seeing results in just two weeks. However, if you are not consistent and disciplined about your herb usage, you may find chronic conditions that were getting better due to herbal medicine begin to return. Most herbal teas including Sela tea have some medicinal properties that remain active in the body for a period of time after drinking. These chemicals can affect your system in various ways. Because herbal teas are not strictly regulated, you can buy almost any medicinal tea over the counter in health food stores or herb shops. Consult a health practitioner or herbal specialist before using any herbal tea to ensure it is right for your condition.
Can I use Sela Tea for chronic conditions like diabetes and hypertension?
If you suffer from a chronic medical condition, consult your healthcare practitioner before using this product. Drink this tea under the supervision of a healthcare professional if you are diabetic, have a heart condition, or use blood thinning medication.
Do not use if you have gastric or duodenal ulcers. Stop drinking the tea if you are sensitive towards any of the ingredients. Discontinue use 2 weeks prior to any surgery.
- Do not drink Sela Health Tea for more than 1 week, discontinue for 2 days.
- Do not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- Keep out of reach of children.
- Store below 25° in a dry place
*Note this product contains plant material. Taste, smell and color may vary slightly from batch to batch.