The Keepers Apothecary have created honey blends combining powerful superfoods and superherbs with pure New Zealand honey.
Immunitea brings together the proven immune boosting power Manuka Honey with New Zealand grown ginseng, astragalus and lemon. Add a generous spoon to hot water for a soothing a delicious elixir.
It may be hard to remember the first time you were given a spoon of honey to sooth your sore throat or when you were made a lemon and honey drink but the relief you can get from such a simple tonic is real and is something many of us almost instinctively turn to when we are sick. Why? Because it works.
Honey has long been used as carrier for herbal ingredients as it is a natural preservative. When herbs are stored in honey their own beneficial compounds are released and become more bio-available.
Honey has been used for its therapeutic abilities since ancient times. Honey contains flavonoids and phenolic acids that play a key role on human health, thanks to the high antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that they exert. Manuka honey is unique in that it contains high levels of Methylglyoxal which is the organic compound responsible for Manuka honey’s potent antibacterial properties.
Lemons are an excellent source of immune-boosting vitamin C. Vitamin C, also known as L-ascorbic acid, helps strengthen your immune system and has anti-inflammatory, antiviral and antibacterial benefits. It has also been shown to shorten the length of your cold or flu, and may have a positive effect on respiratory illness.
Both Ginseng and Astragalus are herbs that have been used for many centuries for their various health properties the most important of which is strengthening the immune system.
Take a generous teaspoon and blend into hot water. Alternatively you can have a spoon straight from the jar!