Wahine Technical Sheet
Naikela Botanicals’ superfood tea powders are an effective way to deliver water-soluble nutrients into your body to improve your overall health and wellness. The tea blends are formulated to provide specific lifestyle benefits. Each tea delivers a host of health benefits and can be mixed with water or paired as a complement to various foods. Farmed and harvested on Kauai, these botanicals are Certified Naturally Grown (no pesticides are used during the growing process, non-GMO), hand-harvested, and dried via a solar drying process that maximizes the nutrient content.
Key Features & Benefits:
· Helps with hormone regulation*
· Promotes cardiovascular health*
· Contains antioxidants and adaptogens*
Wahine is a female tea blend; it assists in the regulation of female hormones, the menstrual cycle, and menopausal symptoms. It also may help lower blood sugar and cholesterol, improve circulation, and boost the immune system. Many of the herbal ingredients in Wahine tea act as natural estrogens and can help with hormone imbalances. Additionally, the chaste tree berry and peppermint are specifically helpful for menstrual pain, and the adaptogenic herbs help the body cope with stress. The Wahine blend promotes healthy aging, and it includes many botanicals that have anti-cancer effects as well as ingredients that protect and cleanse vital organs (e.g., liver and kidneys). More information about the specific ingredients is detailed below.*
· Cacao has very potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties; it has an even higher antioxidant capacity than green tea, black tea, and red wine because of the phenolic phytochemicals that it contains. Studies have shown that consumption of cacao has a positive effect on blood pressure, vascular function, and glucose metabolism. Cacao has also demonstrated anti-cancer, anti-aging, and anti-obesity properties. Epicatechin is a flavonoid in cacao that may improve cognition and brain function. Also, because cacao is processed at a lower temperature than cocoa, it retains even more antioxidants and nutrients (including magnesium, iron, potassium, calcium, zinc, copper, and manganese).*
· Peppermint has antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties; it also has antispasmodic effects, which help calm the gastrointestinal tract. In addition, peppermint exhibits significant antioxidant activity.*
· Moringa offers a plethora of proven health benefits; it has been shown to have the following properties: antioxidant, tissue-protective (including liver, kidneys, heart, testes, and lungs), analgesic, anti-ulcer, antihypertensive, immunomodulatory, anti-diabetic, and anti-dyslipidemic (blood lipid-balancing).*
· Turmeric has antioxidant, antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer properties. It is an extremely versatile plant that has been used in both Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine for over 4,000 years. Turmeric acts a powerful anti-inflammatory that has been used to improve digestion, support liver health, alleviate skin problems, and aid in wound healing, among other conditions. Curcumin is a component of turmeric, and research has shown that curcumin has potent antioxidant properties. These antioxidants protect cells from free radical damage, and preliminary studies show that turmeric has anti-cancer properties.*
· Chaste tree berry helps with menstrual pain and acts as a natural estrogen.*
· Tulsi has adaptogenic properties: it helps the body adapt to stress. It also has antibacterial properties. In Ayurvedic medicine, it is used to promote longevity.*
· Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is an adaptogenic herb that is used in Ayurvedic, Indian, Unani, and traditional African medicine. It has stress-reducing, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-aging, and hormone-balancing properties. Ashwagandha may also help with blood pressure and cholesterol regulation.*
· Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus) is an adaptogenic herb that is widely used in Ayurvedic medicine; moreover, it has phytoestrogenic properties as well as immune-boosting and antioxidant effects. Recent studies have shown that shatavari may be beneficial for numerous conditions, including neurodegenerative disorders, indigestion, anxiety, diabetes, kidney stones, and cancer.*
· Angelica is an herbal remedy used in traditional Chinese medicine to help with blood replenishment, abnormal menstruation, and other women’s health problems. It also has anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, immune-regulating, and neuroprotective properties. Angelica may also help improve heart health, alleviate constipation problems, and lower blood pressure.*
· Polynesian spinach (Abelmoschus manihot) has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. Studies have shown that Polynesian spinach can help moderate liver and kidney diseases. It is also traditionally used to improve sore throat, stomachache, diarrhea, bone loss, and milk production.*
· FoTi is used in traditional Chinese medicine for its anti-aging, anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant effects. It also was found to have high estrogen bioactivity, so it may be used to alleviate menopausal symptoms.*
· Stevia is a no-calorie sweetener that is beneficial for people who have diabetes, those looking to maintain a healthy weight, and children. It has been used for centuries to help lower blood sugar.*
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.
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