Find Preferably Pure’ s Pick of the Month at KANTINA

Find Preferably Pure’ s Pick of the Month at KANTINA

As explained in a previous post Preferably Pure’ s Pick of the Month campaign will be focusing on products which among other things, stand out due to their nutritional benefits and Preferably Pure will be suggesting both international and local brands which can be found in Cyprus and whose philosophy is based on using natural, non-processed and additive free ingredients.

Well, not only have I found a great product for you, but it also makes for a marvelous Christmas present!

Bion Organic Herb Company’s line of teas is simple delightful. In addition to the fact that they are organic, Bion happens to be a local brand whose products are  hand picked and packaged right here in Cyprus. By purchasing local products like this one,  we get the satisfaction of knowing that we are contributing to our local community and economy.

You can find this superb line of teas at KANTINA QUALITY FOODS which is located 48 Sophouli Str. in Nicosia.

Read about the therapeutic benefits of each tea below:

Marjoram
Marjoram is a native plant of the Mediterranean countries and according to Greek mythology, it was cultivated by the Greek goddess, Venus.
It is used to relieve cold symptoms such as runny nose, cough, and sore throat.
It also helps settle digestive problems and ease the physical and psychological symptoms associated with menopause and premenstrual syndrome.

Melissa-Balm
Melissa, also known as lemon balm or balm, has been known since the ancient times.
Dioscorides recommended it for the treatment of wounds and various diseases. Melissa eases bloating and stomach pain, vomiting and colics. It also relieves menstrual pains, toothache and headache. It has sedative properties and is used to reduce stress, feelings of melancholy, trouble sleeping and palpitations caused by nervousness.

Nettle
Nettle was first used as a medicinal in ancient Greece.
Hippocrates recommended it for the treatment of 61 diseases. It helps improve urinary functioning and it is also used to relieve symptoms of allergic rhinitis and muscular aches.

Plantain
Plantain is a rare herb with a special flavor and aroma that has been known since the antiquity for its lithotriptic properties. It is widely used for better functioning of the kidneys and the urinary tract in general. It helps relieve the symptoms of irritated bowel and diarrhea.

Sage
The Latin name of sage is salvia, from the verb “salvere” which means “I am healthy.” The ancient Greeks and Romans regarded it as a sacred plant. Its use is beneficial for the proper functioning of the brain and regulation of blood lipids. It helps remove phlegm, it has antiseptic and anticonvulsant properties and is used against neuralgia. Sage is also used as a diuretic and emmenagogue (stimulates menstruation) and to reduce intestinal gases.

Thyme
The Roman soldiers are said to have been using thyme before their battles to gain strength and vigor. In folk tradition thyme holds the title of the drug that fights the cough. It has been shown, in fact, that it helps reduce the symptoms of bronchitis.It is also used against the fungi that often infect toenails.

Spearmint
Apart from its rich aromatic qualities, thanks to the writings of Hippocrates and Dioscorides we know that spearmint has had the reputation of a multivalent The rapeutic herb since the ancient times. It is used against indigestion, nausea and various disorders of the gastrointestinal and urinary system.It also relieves cold symptoms, sore throat, toothache and headache.

Peppermint
Peppermint or mint, has been known since the ancient times for its medicinal properties. It is used to ease irritable bowel syndrome, heartburn, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and intestinal gas. It also relieves cold symptoms, cough andinfections of the mouth, throat, ear and respiratory system in general.

Hyssop
The healing properties of hyssop were first recorded by Hippocrates, who attributed sudorific properties to the herb and utilized it for the treatment of respiratory diseases. Hyssop is used to ease cough, common cold, various respiratory infections, sore throat and asthma symptoms.It also helps better functioning of the urinary system and relieves menstrual pains.

Lavender
Lavender was first used as a perfume by the ancient Egyptians, whilst the ancient Greeks are said to be the first that discovered its healing properties.
Its name derives from the Latin “lavare” (= wash), because the Romans used it to perfume their bathroom water. Lavender is used against insomnia and to ease nervousness. It is also used in bath water to improve circulatory function and mental well being.

Yarrow
The yarrow, or achillea, has been known since the ancient times for its medicinal properties.It is used as an antipyretic, diuretic and to relieve symptoms of cold and flu and.It helps regulate blood pressure and improve functioning of the circulatory system.
Lemon.

Verbena
Verbena, or lemon verbena or aloysia citrodora, comes from Latin America and was brought to Europe in the 17th century by Spanish explorers.
It is used for relieving several types of pain and has beneficial properties against disorders of the digestive and gastrointestinal system.
It is also used for the treatment of bad breath and helps detoxification of the body and elimination of unnecessary fluids.

Elderflower
Elderflower or elder is used against the symptoms of cold, influenza, bronchitis,and against constipation.
In traditional medicine it is used in gargles for reducing cough and hoarseness,applied to the skin to reduce joint pain and swelling or in compress pads to relievethe symptoms of eye infections and irritations.It is diuretic and diaphoretic.

Chamomile
Chamomile was popular for its medicinal properties among the ancient Egyptians,Greeks, Spanish and Romans. It has been used for thousands of years to calmanxiety, induce sleep and ease upset stomach. It is also used for better functioning of the digestive and gastrointestinal system and it has antispasmodic properties,due to which it is considered effective in relieving menstrual pains.

Sideritis
In folk tradition, sideritis, or mountain tea is considered to be a miraculous herb.It is known for its anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antibacterial and antioxidant effect.It contains flavonoids, which are believed to have anti-oxidant and antithrombotic properties. Sideritis protects the digestive and gastrointestinal system against inflammations and is very effective against cold, flu and allergy symptoms.

Anise
Its slightly sweet flavor and distinctive aroma have made anise a popular ingredient in bakery, confectionery and culinary. Anise also has an estrogenic activity, so it reduces the pains of menstruation and increases the flow of milk during breastfeeding.It is used for digestion, stomach disorders, gastrointestinal problems and trouble sleeping. It acts as a diuretic and it helps the reduction of nasal discharges.

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