In the ups and downs of the seasons our immune system sometimes needs some support. In addition to a varied and balanced diet as part of a healthy lifestyle, treat yourself to a hot cup of YOGI TEA® Immune Support. The bitter-sweet taste of Echinacea is combined with fruity Elderberry and aromatic basil. Vitamin C from the acerola cherry provides a natural support to the immune system.
The essence of the tea is "Well sheltered".
echinacea*, rose hips*, dried acerola juice*, basil*, cinnamon*, ginger*, cardamom*, elderberries*, black pepper*, moringa*, hibiscus*, cocoa shells*, liquorice*, fennel*
In Germany, the wonderful echinacea is also known as a ‘sun hat’: It is a wild plant that grows in North America and was commonly used by the Native Americans as a medicinal plant. It grows up to 90 cm in height and has crimson-coloured leaves.
Radiant red and full of nutrients: This is the acerola cherry. The mildly acidic and fruity-fresh tasting fruit primarily thrives in South America and Jamaica. With about 1,700 mg per 100 g, it has the highest vitamin C content of all known types of fruits and vegetables – about 37 times more than oranges.
Rose hip, which belongs to the rose family, contains five times more vitamin C than lemons. Its aromatic fruits have a slightly bitter, yet sweet taste and contain the vitamins A, B, E, P and K as well as citric acids, minerals and iron.
About 6,000 C11years ago, elderberries were already part of the human diet. In ancient times and the Middle Ages, their valuable nutrients also made them an important remedy. In addition to large amounts of vitamin C and A, the bitter-sweet berries also contain iron, zinc and essential oils.
Basil, which was referred to by the Ancient Greeks as the ‘king of herbs’, first arrived in northern Europe in the 12th century. It has a wonderfully aromatic flavour, which is perfect for Mediterranean cooking as well as in freshly brewed tea.
Cinnamon is one of the most expensive herbs in the world and is thought to have been used in China around 3,000 B.C. as a herb and medicinal plant. Cinnamon is extracted from the bark of the cinnamon tree. It tastes aromatic and sweet, and contains nutritious tannins as well as valuable essential oils.
Ginger has been used in the Far East for more than 3,000 years as a condiment and medicinal plant. It has a fruity-tart taste and contains essential oils and important minerals as well as various vitamins.
Cardamom has been one of the most popular spices in the Asian and Arabian regions for thousands of years. Its delicate, sweet yet sharp aroma means that it is perfect for use in numerous dishes – from spicy curries to aromatic Christmas baked goods. Thanks to its essential oils and other important nutrients, cardamom is one of the oldest healing plants in the world.
Originally from the Himalayas, the moringa is considered to be a true "miracle tree." Moringa oleifera contains many highly concentrated nutrients that range from iron and calcium to protein and vitamin C to antioxidants. Its taste is just as valuable: subtly spicy and slightly hot.
Black pepper, known as the ‘King of Spices’ nowadays is one of the most important spices in the world, together with salt. It originates from the Malabar coast of India and it has an intensive spicy flavour, ranging from mildly spicy to spicy. Ancient traditional medicine of Ayurveda recommends black pepper not only for its spiciness, but also for its valuable properties as a medicinal plant.
Hibiscus, also known as mallow, was already being used in Greece thousands of years ago as a medicinal plant – thus earning its Greek name Althaea, which translates as ‘I cure’. This perennial plant flowers from June to August and produces sweet, box-like fruits.
The shell of the cocoa fruit has a flavour that is soft and sweet, similar to the beans it contains, yet it has far fewer calories.
Fennel is considered one of the oldest medicinal plants. It belongs to the umbellifereae family and has been popular worldwide for many thousands of years due to its intense aroma. Fennel has a sweet yet spicy taste, somewhat reminiscent of aniseed.