HERBAL Medicine Week (June 18-24) aims to raise awareness of the healing powers of herbs. InnOrbit’s range of four speciality blends is based on the 5,000 year old Indian system of Ayurveda, which uses nature to keep the individual’s mind, body and spirit in perfect equilibrium.

The term Ayurveda comes from the ancient Indian Language of Sanskrit. Ayus means ‘life’ and Veda means ‘science’, hence Ayurveda = ‘The Science of Life’. Ayurveda originated in India more than 5000 years ago and influenced the Chinese and Greek systems of medicine. As such, it is also known as ‘The Mother of Healing’. The basic principle of Ayurveda is to treat and prevent illness by using natural herbal remedies on an individual basis. To date, Ayurvedic medicine has continued to evolve its holistic approach to health in order to cope with modern day needs.

InnOrbit's range of infusions

InnOrbit’s range of infusions

InnOrbit’s range was developed by leading food technologist Dr Ketan Joshi, in conjunction with and endorsed by Indian Ayurvedic doctors. The infusions contain organic, handpicked herbs known for improving health and vitality. Perfect for anyone with an interest in holistic/herbal medicine alongside herbal tea fans keen to try something 100% natural and new.

Herbal Medicine Week was started by the National Institute of Medical Herbalists and is all about “celebrating ancient wisdom and respecting the natural world”– passions Dr Joshi shares. When developing the infusions, he spent time in India working with local communities known for living long healthy lives despite being relatively poor. The blends are based on family health traditions passed down from generation to generation. To ensure these traditions survive, all of the ingredients used in the infusions follow strict Fair Trade principles, supporting the farming communities from which they were sourced. InnOrbit also sponsors young girls from local families and covers the cost of their education.

So, whether you want to boost your metabolism, increase your energy levels, improve your concentration or relax after a stressful day in the office – there is an Ayurvedic Herb and Spice Infusion for you….

The range includes:

Up & Go
Developed to energise the body and boost the immune system, Up & Go is a unique blend of herbs and spices such as Lemon Grass, Cinnamon, Wild Mint and Hibiscus Petal plus Green Tea. Up & Go’s recipe is based on a traditional recipe from an Indian family, whose handful of different herbs has provided good health and vitality to the next generations.
Up & Go infusion is designed to naturally boost energy levels and balance the Kapha Dosha*

Calm & Relax
If you’re feeling a little anxious or stressed, Calm & Relax helps to promote natural sleep and gently calms the nervous system. The blend was developed with the help of locals who needed to relax after work and had developed mix of herbs and spices that helped to overcome anxieties and promote natural sleep. Calm & Relax is a unique blend of herbs and spices which include Holy Basil, Fennel, Wild Mint, Neem and Alma Berry plus Green Tea, it calms the mind and balances the Vata Dosha*

Slim & Fit
Slim & Fit Infusion helps to naturally suppress hunger, boost the metabolism and burn body fat, thus promoting healthy weight loss. A unique blend of herbs and spices such as Ginger, Lemon Grass, Garcinia, Caralluma, Nut Grass and Cinnamon plus Green Tea, Slim & Fit is based on a herbal mixture offered by a villager who could work for hours in the fields without rest or food and includes the little known herb Garcinia which reduces appetite, and Caralluma which helps to burn fat and increase metabolism. Slim & Fit is a tr-dosha infusion and is balanced equally between the three doshas: Vata, Pitta and Kapha.

Young & Fun
Young & Fun Infusion is packed full of antioxidants and is designed to aid memory and contribute to nerve and brain function. A unique mix of herbs and spices such as Lemon Grass, Liquorice, Holy Basil and Cardamom plus Green Tea, Young & Fun is based on a recipe created by a villager called Arkhan, whose young appearance and vitality belied his old age, and whose tea left him feeling sharp and full of vigour.
Young & Fun Infusion also naturally cools the body and balances the Pitta Dosha*

Celebrate herbal medicine week

Celebrate herbal medicine week

 

The new range of Ayurvedic Green Tea Infusions are available online at www.innorbit.com and come in packs of 28 large triangular shaped tea bags at a cost of £7.99 per variety.

For further information, samples and photography, please contact Sue Reay or Lizzie Anderson at East River PR on 0191 3759067 or email sue@eastriver.org.uk / lizzie@eastriver.org.uk
For more information on National Herbal Medicine Week visit www.nimh.org.uk.

Ayurvedic definitions:

Kapha Dosha = governs structure and fluid balance of the body. Since Kapha is inherently cold, heavy, and dense, the key to balancing Kapha is stimulation. Kaphas tend to cling to the status quo and routine, so they need the stimulation of new sights, sounds, and experiences. Use warm, stimulating aromas like cinnamon, to equilibrate the Kapha Dosha.

Vata Dosha = governs flow and motion in the body. If Vata dosha predominates, movement and change are characteristic of your nature. You will tend to always be on the go, with an energetic and creative mind. As long as Vata is in balance, you will be lively and enthusiastic, with a lean body. To equilibrate Vata Dosha favour aromas that are sweet, heavy, and warm, which include Holy Basil, Cinnamon, Lemongrass,

Pitta Dosha = controls digestion, metabolism and energy production Pitt is characterised by heat, light, intense, penetrating, pungent, sharp, acidic. Those with a predominance of the Pitta Dosha have a fiery nature that manifests in both body and mind. In order to balance this heat it is best to favour flavours that are cooling and sweet like mint and fennel,

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