Melbourne Doula

Welcome to 'Melbourne Doula', the place where I share what birth work is teaching is me, and what I am learning from the wonderful families who have invited me to share this most special season of their lives. Here you will find information about me and the doula services I provide, birth stories from remarkable women and their loved ones, as well as all kinds of resources to enrich your own journey of discovery. And welcome also to BLISSFUL HERBS, the home of beautiful herbal teas and bath herbs to support wellness through every season of life.

Immunity Bliss herbal tea

You won't get 'voted off the island' with this power-packed herbal tea on the pantry shelf. A wonderful tea to keep the family well through the winter months, or any time a boost for the immune system is needed.



The Immunity Bliss tea contains some of Nature's best healers and helpers for the immune system, optimising immune functioning and nourishing the entire system with vital nutrients. It's packed with Vitamin C, anti-oxidants and bioflavonoids.

Blissful Herbs specialises in herbal remedies for the child-bearing years, so we have pregnancy-friendly, breastfeeding-friendly blends of this delicious tea. The tea is suitable for children over 2 years, and for younger ones may receives the benefits via the mother's milk. (If you have a toddler who is no longer breastfeeding, try giving your child just a spoonful or two of the weak tea.)

75g Immunity Bliss tea, $13.00
Image by Angela Gallo
The Immunity Bliss tea contains:

Astragulus - an adaptogenic, immune-stimulating herb that bolsters immune function and enhances the production of immunoglobulins.

Calendula - with anti-inflammatory, anti-septic and diaphoretic properties, Calendula promotes sweating to cool fever and stimulates the immune system and the body's natural healing resources.

Echinacea - an effective remedy for preventing and treating colds, influenza and other infections. With anti-inflammatory and anti-viral properties, Echinacea stimulates infection-fighting immune cells and increases the production of interferon.

Elderflower - clinical studies show that Elderberry offers significant protection against respiratory viral infections.

Ginger - boost the immune system and prevents cold and flu from taking hold.

Siberian Ginseng - an immune stimulant useful for preventing infection, particularly during times of exertion and stress. Ginseng stimulates the T-helper cells of the immune system. Not all Ginsengs are safe during pregnancy, breastfeeding and for children - but Siberian Ginseng is considered safe.

Hibiscus Rosella - even healthier than Green or White tea, Hibiscus is rich in anti-oxidants which neutralise the damaging effects of free radicals in the body. Hibiscus stimulates the liver to secrete inteferon, an immune compound that fights infection.

Lemongrass - the anti-viral properties of this herb are well documented.

Rosehip - rich in Vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C and K. Prevents and treats colds, influenza and minor infectious diseases.

The Pregancy-friendly blend contains: Astragulus, Echinacea, Elderberry, Ginger, Hibiscus, Rosehip & Siberian Ginseng.

The Breastfeeding-friendly blend contains: Astragulus, Calendula, Echinacea, Elderberry, Hibiscus, Lemongrass, Siberian Ginseng and Rosehip.

Cost:
25g plastic ziploc baggie - $5.00
50g half packet - $8.50
60g 2/3 packet - $10.00
100g full packet - $16.00
200g two packets - $30.00

All these (except the 25g packet) come in eco-friendly Detpak 'rebbit' environmental range bags, which are 100% recyclable once the tin-tie is removed. The 25g plastic baggies are re-usable 'ziploc' seal plastic bags.

Other products which may go nicely with the Immunity Bliss tea:

Cold & Flu Blitz tea - reduces the severity and longevity of the symptoms associated with  colds, influenza and other upper respiratory tract infections, such as sore throat, runny nose, nasal congestion, headache, fever, earache and coughing.

Soothe-a-Fever - made especially with little ones in mind, a blend to gently soothe discomfort when children are unwell. This tea can be used as a bath sachet for very young children and babies.

Healing Bliss tea - a nutritious tea full of therapeutic tonic herbs, this blend is ideal for convalescence after surgery or illness, boosting the body's own healing resources.

Chemo-support tea - a gentle tea to provide relief for symptoms such as nausea and insomnia. A lovely gift idea to show your care and support.

Vitalitea - this is an ideal tonic tea for people who are feeling depleted after long periods of strain, effort or illness. Replenishes vital stores of vitamins and minerals the body needs for optimal well-being.

Stress Less tea - herbs to nourish the nervous system, increase stamina and resilience, relieve anxiety and promote restful sleep.

Energy Lift tea - nourishes the nervous system, boosts the immune system and rich in B Vitamins, Iron and other minerals to build energy and strength.

Herbal teas work best when made with non-metallic implements, so we have these beautiful accessories available:

bamboo strainers, wood teaspoons and re-usable muslin teabags

bamboo strainer - $8.00; wood teaspoon - $2.00

re-usable, beaded muslin teabag, handmade by another WAHM - $5.00

To Order:
email Julie at melbournedoula@bigpond.com with your desired products and amounts, and your complete postal address.

For your interest:

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Disclaimer: This information is of a general informational nature and does not constitute medical advice. It is not intended to diagnose or treat any health condition. Any health condition should be referred to your chosen health care practitioner. Check with your health care practitioner before commencing to use any herbal tea, and be aware of any personal and family allergies.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am such a fan of your teas - as you can tell by how I keep coming back for more! I have found the Immunity Bliss and the Cold & Flu Blitz teas excellent, and my friends have loved the teas I've given them. Beth.