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Tea Infusion - Cancer bush

Tea Infusion - Cancer bush

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Dried leaves and twigs of Lessertia frutescens

Origin - Wellington, Western Cape

Flavour Profile - bitter tonic with a hint of fresh peas/mangetout

Cancer bush is an old Cape remedy for stomach ailments and internal cancers. It was also traditionally used to treat colds, influenza, chicken-pox, diabetes, varicose veigns, piles, inflammation, liver problems, back-ache and rheumatism, stress-related ailments, shock, trauma, fits and depression. Experimental evidence indicates anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and anti-stress activity. In essence, Cancer bush is a powerful immune booster. It contains Canavanine, which is linked to anti-cancer activity and Pinotol, which is associated with anti-diabetic effects. Simultaneous use of Cancer bush with diabetic medication is not recommended. As a tea infusion, the flavour is initially bitter, but it’s palatable and has a sweet aftertaste.

Breathable brown kraft packet with sturdy A-line tag, no cellophane inner - 11cm high, 7cm wide and 4cm deep at the base.

Makes 20 cups

Disclaimer: this information is educational and is not intended as medical advice