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Discover our range of Infusions, your winter health allies
As the colder months of winter approach, it’s important to take extra care of our health and well-being. One simple way to do this is by incorporating organic infusions into our daily routine. Organic infusions, also known as herbal teas, are made from the leaves, flowers, roots, or seeds of a plant, and they offer a variety of health benefits. Today we’ll talk about our range of infusions, and how they can become your best ally for this winter!
Nature’s very best
One of the biggest benefits of consuming organic infusions is that they are all-natural and free from chemicals and additives. In contrast, many non-organic teas and drinks contain artificial ingredients that can have negative effects on our health. By choosing organic options, we can be sure that we are nourishing our bodies with pure, natural substances.
In addition to the specific health benefits of different infusions, drinking herbal tea can also support overall health and well-being in a few ways. For one, it can help to hydrate the body, especially during the dry winter months. It can also provide a comforting and relaxing ritual, helping to reduce stress and improve mental health.
So, next time you’re looking for a warm and nourishing drink to help you get through the winter, consider reaching for an organic infusion. Not only will it taste great, but it will also provide a host of health benefits for your body and mind. At La Plantation, we cultivate all our plants organically, with very strict protocols and certifications in place to propose nature’s very best!
Herbal teas: at the heart of Khmer culture
In Khmer Cambodian culture, natural infusions, also known as herbal teas, are commonly used as natural remedies for a variety of ailments. Many Khmer people believe in the healing properties of herbs and plants and consume them on a daily basis as they are considered an important part of maintaining overall health and well-being.
Our infusions’ benefits
– Star anise: Commonly used in cooking and is known for its licorice-like flavor, it is high in antioxidants and has been used traditionally to treat digestive issues, respiratory problems, and insomnia.
– Lemongrass: This tropical plant has a unique citrusy aroma and flavor. Often used in cooking, especially broths and desserts, it has been used in traditional remedies to treat various ailments, including digestive issues, stress, and insomnia. Lemongrass is also thought to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
– Pandan: Known as Asian vanilla, it is commonly used in Southeast Asian cooking and is known for its sweet, grassy flavor. Pandan has been used traditionally to treat digestive issues and is thought to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
– Turmeric: Commonly used in Indian and Middle Eastern cooking, it is known for its vibrant orange color. Our Turmeric is especially strong in essential oils, as it is a unique variety of small rhizomes that are harvested and processed on the very same day! It has a warm, slightly bitter yet flowery taste, is high in antioxidants, and has anti-inflammatory properties. It is often used to treat pain and inflammation.
– Moringa: This tree, native to India, is often referred to as the “miracle tree”, or the “tree of life”. It is rich in vitamins, minerals, and amino acids and has been used in Ayurveda to treat inflammation and digestive issues.
– Long Pepper: Our other variety of peppers, Long Pepper (that you love in its Pearls and Leather of Long Pepper versions) has been used traditionally in Khmer culture to treat a variety of aliments, including digestive issues, respiratory problems, and fever.
– Betel: Another cousin in the pepper family, Betel has been used traditionally as a natural remedy for a variety of ailments, including bad breath, digestive issues, and toothaches.
– Hibiscus: These colorful flowers will make the most vibrant pink infusion with a distinctive tart, cranberry-like flavour. Hibiscus infusion is high in antioxidants and has been traditionally used to lower blood pressure and improve digestion.
– Butterfly pea: This infusion is unique with its intense blue coloration, that can be used as a natural colorant for food preparations such as cocktails, desserts, and even rice. It can also be enjoyed on its own and develops a mild, slightly sweet flavour. It is high in antioxidants and has been traditionally used to improve vision and reduce stress.
– Ginger: This iconic root of Asian cuisine can also be enjoyed as an infusion, whether brewed hot or enjoyed iced! It is high in antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties. Ginger has been traditionally used to treat many ailments, including nausea, inflammation, and digestive issues.
– Galangal: This tropical plant, related to ginger, is commonly used in Southeast Asian cooking. It has an intense, slightly sweet flavor and is known for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Galangal has been traditionally used to treat digestive issues and as a natural remedy for colds and flu.
– And finally, Black Ginger: It is thought to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, used against digestive issues, respiratory problems, and fever. It is also believed to have aphrodisiac properties and has been used as a natural remedy for sexual dysfunction. In addition to its traditional medicinal uses, Black Ginger is also used in cooking, particularly in Indian and Middle Eastern cuisines, often used to flavor savoury dishes.
Making your own blend tailored to your needs
> 1 part Ginger Petals
> 1 part Lemongrass Leaves
> 1 part Turmeric Petals
For stress and anxiety:
> 1 part Butterfly Pea Flowers
> 1 part Lemongrass
For cold and flu:
> 1 part Galangal Petals
> 1 part Black Ginger
(optional) fresh lemon juice and honey
> 1 part Moringa Leaves
> 1 part Ginger Petals
> 1 part Pandan Petals
> 1 part Star Anise
> 1 part Lemongrass
As with any health-related concern, please confer with your medical practitioner first. These combinations are only suggestions, feel free to experiment and get creatives with colours and aromas! We hope that you’ll enjoy integrating infusions in your daily life this winter!