Ingredient Origins
Echinacea
Echinacea
Echinacea is one of the most popular herbs in America today. Echinacea is a perennial herb native to the midwestern region of North America. It is a Native American medicinal plant named for the prickly scales in its large conical seed head, which resembles the spines of an angry hedgehog (echinos is Greek for hedgehog).

Archaeologists have found evidence that Native Americans may have used echinacea for more than 400 years to treat infections and wounds, and as a general "cure-all." Throughout history, communities have used echinacea to treat scarlet fever, syphilis, malaria, blood poisoning, and diphtheria. Although this herb was popular during the 18th and 19th centuries, its use began to decline in the United States after the introduction of antibiotics.


Basil Plant
Basil
Basil now grows in many regions throughout the world, but it was first native to India, Asia and Africa. The unique array of active constituents called flavonoids found in basil provide protection at the cellular level. Orientin and vicenin are two water-soluble flavonoids that have been of particular interest in basil, and in studies on human white blood cells; these components of basil protect cell structures as well as chromosomes from radiation and oxygen-based damage.

In addition, basil has been shown to provide protection against unwanted bacterial growth. These anti-bacterial properties of basil are not associated with its unique flavonoids, but instead with its volatile oils, which contain estragole, linalool, cineole, eugenol, sabinene, myrcene, and limonene. The name "basil" is derived from the old Greek word basilikohn, which means "royal," reflecting that ancient culture's attitudes towards an herb that they held to be very noble and sacred. The tradition of reverence of basil has continued in other cultures. In India, basil was cherished as an icon of hospitality, while in Italy, it was a symbol of love.
Pineapple
Pineapple
Pineapple, Ananas comosus, belongs to the Bromeliaceae family, from which one of its most important health-promoting compounds, the enzyme bromelain, was named. Bromelain extracts can be obtained from both the fruit core and stems of pineapple. The Spanish name for pineapple, pina, and the root of its English name, reflects the fruit's visual similarity to the pinecone.

Pineapples are actually not just one fruit but a composite of many flowers whose individual fruitlets fuse together around a central core. Each fruitlet can be identified by an "eye," the rough spiny marking on the pineapple's surface. Excessive inflammation, excessive coagulation of the blood, and certain types of tumor growth may all be reduced by therapeutic doses of bromelain when taken as a dietary supplement. Studies are not available, however, to show these same potential benefits in relation to normal intake of pineapple within a normal meal plan was interesting for us to share.

* Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.
Mint Leaves
Mint
One of the primary benefits of fresh mint is that it contains potent antioxidants such as perillyl alcohol and rosmarinic acid, which can help prevent and treat certain allergies. Some studies site several benefits which include proper digestion and weight loss, relief from nausea, depression, fatigue and headache, treatment of asthma, memory loss, and help resolve skin care problems.

One peculiar property of mint that seems quite contrary to its traditional cooling and soothing effects is that it induces sweating if consumed during fever, thereby breaking the fever and speeding the rate of recovery.

INGREDIENTS

Organic Raw Kombucha (Organic Black Tea, Organic Cane Sugar & Organic Kombucha Culture),Organic Apple Juice, Herbal Tea (Organic Peppermint Leaves and Organic Basil leaves), Organic Pineapple Juice, Organic Echinacea Extract (Purpurea & Angustifolia), Organic Lime Juice, Organic Flavor Extracts.

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CAFFEINE

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