Antioxidant digestive and stimulant infusion, elaborated with hibiscus, mint, pieces of roasted apple, rosehip, cherries, aroma, pineapple, dried strawberry slices and dried raspberries.
Properties of the aromatic formula
The hibiscus is used a lot to create infusions due to its characteristic red color that inject to the resultant products. It contains ascorbic acid, and citrus acid, that act as a two powerful antioxidants.The hibiscus is useful to the respiratory system due to its emollient properties that soften the throat and relieve the symptoms caused by cough or bronchitis. These same virtues turn it into a digestive healer, protecting the gastric mucosa. Some of its compounds also help to improve the blood flow and the hypertension.
The main property of the mints is that are digestive, so, they act as an antispasmodic against the stomach pain. They are carminative, meaning that they help to expel gas from the intestine. They promote digestive secretions and bile by their choleretic properties. Moreover, are recognized their properties towards the respiratory system by decongesting the respiratory tract. They´re sweaty, therefore, they evaporate de body heat. Besides, they relieve some migraines derived from bad blood circulation by improving their flow and also help in difficult menstruation, due to their emmenagogue properties. Mints are stimulating and toning without altering the central nervous system. They can also relieve the pain caused by rheumatic diseases.
The rosehip is very rich in vitamin C and it´s a potent antioxidant, it´s also beneficial to the immune system. It help to prevent colds, it also reduces the blood pressure. Its popular catalan name “tapacul” is due to the virtues of some astringent compounds of this fruit which slow down diarrhea.
Etymology of the main ingredients
HIBISCUS, “Hibiscus sabdariffa”, “Hibiscus” from the Latin “hibiscus”, name used by Plinius to indicate the Althaea officinalis,its name also derives from the Greek “ibiskos” referring to some Malvaceae; the name of the type “sabdariffa” derives from a local name used in India.
MINT,”Mentha sativa” Etymologicaly “mentha” derives from Latin “mintha”, and it is the Greek name of Minta the nymph who became a plant. “Sativa” means cultivated.
ROSEHIP, “Rosa canina”, popular catalan name “tapaculs” due to one of its virtues. The rosehip is the fruit of the rosebush.
The perfect ingredients blend makes this infusion a comforting hot drink in winter and a great refreshing drink in summer. Being caffeine free is suitable for any time of the day.