This herbal tea is designed to alleviate the symptoms of mild and moderate depression and seasonal affective disorder (SAD).
Contains liquorice - excessive consumption is not recommended for people with high blood pressure. This tea is not a replacement for prescribed medication, always speak to a qualified medical practitioner if you have any concerns.
Ingredients: turmeric, black pepper, barley grass, liquorice, lavender
- Brew time: 7 minutes
- One teaspoon per cup
The active ingredient in turmeric for the alleviation of depression is curcumin. Black pepper contains the bioactive compound piperine.
- Song Li, Che Wang, Wei Li, Kazuo Koike, Tamatsu Nikaido & Min -Wei Wang. Antidepressant-like effects of piperine and its derivative, antiepilepsirine. Journal of Asian Natural Products Research, 2007. Pages 421-430. doi:10.1080/10286020500384302
- Mao QQ, Xian YF, Ip SP, Che CT. Involvement of serotonergic system in the antidepressant-like effect of piperine. Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry. 2011 Jun 1;35(4):1144-7. doi: 10.1016/j.pnpbp.2011.03.017. Epub 2011 Apr 6. PubMed PMID: 21477634.
PLEASE NOTE: Some of the ingredients come from premises that handles nuts, seeds, cereals, soya & products containing gluten.