This tea came out of a request for advice on rebuilding a weakened immune system. A much loved parent was catching every bug that wandered nearish him.
I understood the situation entirely, and empathized. The recovery from my illness was followed by years of “Do I even have an immune system anymore?”
Frankly, the more I thought about the situation, the more I wondered why we didn’t already have a tea for it, given our experiences with my recovery.
I was finishing off the initial tea-making process when I heard a quote that attached itself firmly to a name for the tea. Nothing was able to supplant the idea, despite several days of trying, given how appropriate the name was to the purpose of the tea.
We tossed the idea around with the friends who help us name teas, and created an appropriate and sensical acronym.
S.H.I.E.L.D. (Strengthening and Healing Immunity Everyday for Life Defense) contains Eleuthro, Echinacea, and Holy Basil for general immune system health and healing, Lemon Balm for stress and nutritive backup, and Burdock Root to help the body clear out the nasties it gets rid of. Holy Basil is also an excellent herb for recuperation and recovery.
Now for the basics:
Organic Ingredients: Eleuthro, Echinacea, Holy Basil, Lemon Balm, Burdock Root
Batch Size: 1.8 ounces (approximately 40-45 cups of tea)
Options: Loose Tea (Bag, Tin), Single Serving Sachets
If you have an auto-immune disease, some of the medications for them can react badly to Eleuthro and Echinacea. Additionally, depending on the type of auto-immune disease, those herbs may be contraindicated. If you are this circumstance, please consult with me and with your doctor before ordering this tea.
** I am not a doctor. The FDA (along with other governmental agencies) has not recognized any of this as fact. We do draw on science as well as tradition, but the path from research proving efficacy to formalized treatment is a long and complicated one. (Especially since plants can’t really be patented.) None of the information contained in these pages is intended to diagnose, treat, or cure disease from a medical standpoint.
*** We are not officially attached to or licensed by or otherwise involved with any of the official agencies of the fandoms we homage. If any of these agencies have an issue with our teas, please let us know, and we will work things out.