Firefly Spice Mushroom Herbal Chai
Organic Whole Spice/Root ~ Herbal Tea
Firefly Mushroom Herbal Chai...a super spicy chai to light the way. These powerful herbs and medicinal mushrooms help fight inflammation, balance the immune system, and regulate digestion...to name a few!
Raw Cacao is loaded with antioxidants, fiber that helps maintain a healthy digestive system. Cacao has been used to enhance mood and boost energy levels. “Raw cacao nibs also boast large doses of iron, zinc and selenium. Magnesium, one of their key nutrients, contributes to over 300 enzymatic reactions, including energy production, DNA synthesis, nerve transmission and insulin metabolism. This mineral supports the proper function of the brain, heart and muscles.”
Chaga helps to balance the immune system. The polysaccharides help to simulate the growth of leukocytes in the body, fortifying the immune system to fight against infections. Chaga promotes healthy skin, liver function, cardiovascular health & can help stabilize one's mood.
Reishi, the immunomodulator, enhances the immune system, fights fatigue and restores the body’s natural energy levels while reducing high blood pressure and lowering triglycerides. Reishi is also adaptogenic (known to normalize the organs of the body) and improves the functioning of the body in many ways. It is a great stress reducer, possessing the ability to help boost energy or help one get to sleep depending on the needs of the body.
Cinnamon helps boost brain function, the scent is enough to wake you up and improve your cognitive function (focus, memory, and concentration). Cinnamon can be very calming and help clear feelings of anxiety. Cinnamon helps control blood sugar, protects against heart disease, may improve blood circulation & has mild anti-inflammatory properties. Cinnamon aids in digestion and is also a traditional remedy for aching muscles and other symptoms of viral conditions such as colds and flu.
Orange peels are rich in flavonones, powerful antioxidants that help reduce oxidative damage and fight free radicals. Orange peel contains natural histamine suppressing compounds. The peel also contains vitamins A & C, enzymes, fiber, and pectin. Vitamin C boosts the immune system to help fight the symptoms of cold and flu.
Cardamom has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, carminative & expectorant properties. It has been used to reduce symptoms of a cold or cough and aid with digestion.
Turmeric has been used for over 4,000 years in Ayurvedic practice. Turmeric has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties. Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, is not easily absorbed into the body and therefore is used in combination with black pepper (active ingredient: piperine). Like turmeric, black pepper contains anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, making it potentially helpful for managing inflammatory conditions and reducing free radical damage.
Ginger Root has powerful anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antibacterial and antiviral properties. It can help ease pain in the body, reduce irritation/inflammation or other discomforts caused by a cold or flu. It's expectorant properties loosen the mucus from lungs and sinuses. As a diaphoretic, ginger helps to warm the body to help the body sweat and flush out toxins. It also works to stimulate digestion. Its antispasmodic properties may help to reduce stomach cramping if flu symptoms are present.
Clove helps boost the immune system and aids in digestion. Rich in antioxidants, cloves have anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and antibacterial properties.
Ingredients: Cacao* (Theobroma cacao), Chaga** (Inonotus obliquus), Reishi* (Ganoderma lucidum), Cinnamon* (C. burmannii), Orange Peel* (Citrus sinensis), Cardamom* (Elettaria cardamomum), Turmeric Root* (Curcuma longa), Ginger Root* (Zingiber officinale), Black Pepper* (Piper nigrum), Clove* (Syzygium aromaticum) & Red Chile* (Capsicum annuum)
*organically grown ingredients
Serving: 1 TBS/ 2 C. water
Decoction Preparation Method:
Bring water to a boil on stovetop
- Add herbs, cover & reduce heat to low
- Simmer 20 minutes.
- Strain herbs
Add Raw Local Honey & milk alternative (to taste) and 1/2-1 tsp Coconut Oil (if hot)
*once preparation is made, this "concentrate" can be stored in the refrigerator 3-5 days.