Discover the African secrets to health in our antioxidant-rich infusions such as Seh-Haw, a mystical herb sacred to the Sufi of Senegal and known to the French as the “tisane de longue vie” or the tea of long life. Traditionally, Sehhaw is used to promote digestion, quality of sleep, is anti aging, and is useful for weight control, lowering blood pressure and for physical well-being. Sehhaw (also known as Kinkeliba) was selected as one of the 50 most important African medicinal plants by the Association for African Medicinal Plant Standards. Sehhaw is the quintessential mystical plant and its effects even transcend its delicious flavor and extensive scientific validation as a superfood herbal beverage.
Savanna Mint also known as Thé de Gambie is from a family of plants known for their anti-tumor, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Savanna Mint has a long history in Africa and is widely enjoyed by the local populations who tout its effects for a variety of complaints with no ill-side effects. It is a common children’s remedy for fever and constipation and for common colds and chest complaints, but perhaps its best use in this fast paced world would be its ability to reduce the physiological effects of stress on the body and promoting a relaxing, soothed since of well-being with every sip.
White Hibiscus tea is a caffeine free herbal tea from a special type of hibiscus of a champagne color and enticing tastes of berries. The hibiscus tea contains high levels of antioxidants, such as flavonoids, which help our bodies fight the harmful molecules known as free radicals, which can cause cell damage leaving the body in a diseased state. By taming free radicals, antioxidants help maintain the body’s good health and all Saafara teas are extremely high in antioxidants. Research shows that drinking two cups of tea a day provides as many heart healthy flavonoids as a serving of fruits and vegetables. Drinking tea may lower bad cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease according to a USDA study.
The antioxidant-rich Beau Reve, or Guer in Senegal, promotes lung function and supports the respiratory tract, increases lactation for nursing mothers, and is known as something of an aphrodisiac as locals esteem it for erectile dysfunction. The botanical folklore is extensive, where it is used as a treatment against evil spirits, and is favored to promote positive affairs of the heart and promoting good fortune. Damel, or Raat as it is known in Senegal, is another rich antioxidant tea that is bursting with flavor. It is also used for healthy respiratory tract and for prenatal care and the locals prepare it to ward of fatigue. It is caffeine free and stimulating but without the jitters of coffee or regular tea.*
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