This infusion gives an exotic and enveloping aroma, with notes of tropical fruit papaya, pineapple, coconut. The nuances are more intense with apples, grapes and elderberries, and red fruits such as strawberries, red currants and raspberries. The beetroot gives a vegetal touch, which contrasts with the sweetness of the hibiscus flowers, which takes on tropical notes, and the spicy note of cinnamon. Many gradations of flavor and aroma that create a unique, juicy and abundant taste. This tropical elixir is perfect if you are looking for sweetness and a creamy texture at the same time, thanks to the "eat and drink" quality of dehydrated fruits. Indeed, after enjoying the infusion, you can taste the remaining fruit, completing your pleasure with this special drink. Therefore, tasting this herbal tea in complete tranquility becomes one of the best methods to regain physical and mental well-being! The infusion blend gives flavors and aromas that delight the palate, awakening the senses in these moments of harmony and good taste.
Elixir of life infusion: properties and benefits
The infusion is called the elixir of life for its many beneficial properties, which combine different ingredients. Most give the infusion digestive qualities, excellent for eliminating intestinal gas (as a carminative) and promoting the correct functioning of the burdened digestive system. It becomes an excellent remedy after meals, avoiding flatulence and bloating. It can promote the digestion of proteins, thanks to papaya and pineapple. By taking this infusion you get the natural substances of fruit and other ingredients, sources of vitamins A, C, E, and anthocyanins. Useful in antioxidant function (anti-aging), for the beauty of the skin, and to strengthen the immune system. Among the elements of the long life Elixir infusion, rooibos and various red fruits stand out: they too provide minerals and antioxidants. The touch of the beetroot favors the secretion of gastric juices, and helps the purifying effect already present with the elderberries - even slightly laxative.
Fruits and flowers
The blend features several natural ingredients that help the well-being of the digestive system. To create this infusion, several ingredients have been used. The apple comes from the Malus domestica plant, a tree and fruit of the rose family (Rosaceae). It is one of the most cultivated tree fruits in the world, native to Asia. Apples differ in colors and in many varieties, and have been used in human nutrition for thousands of years.
Elderberry is the dark purple berry of the European or black elderberry tree Sambucus nigra. It grows in Europe, North America, Asia and Northern Africa. Elderberry has been used in folk medicine to treat colds and flu, as well as grown for the edible berries.
Carica papaya is the plant that gives the famous succulent fruit. It is part of the Caricaceae family, and is probably native to Mexico and Central America.
Hibiscus sabdariffa L. is a perennial species of hibiscus of the Malvaceae family. It is grown for its large, brightly colored, edible flowers. It probably comes from Southeast Asia, where the Hibiscus rosa-sinensis plants called tropical hibiscus are widespread.
Pineapple comosus is a perennial plant of the Bromeliaceae family, native to tropical and subtropical America. The fruit comes from the originally separate flowers which unite with the bracts and become fleshy to form the pineapple fruit.
Grapes, (genus Vitis), include 60-80 species of climbing plants of the Vitaceae family. Different fruits are eaten as table fruit, dried to make raisins, or processed to make grape juice or wine.
Cinnamon comes from Cinnamomum verum, a bushy evergreen tree of the Lauraceae family. The spice used in cooking is obtained from its bark, with a warm and sweet taste. Cinnamon is originally from Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon), and today it is also cultivated in Central and South America.
Coconut is the fruit of the coconut palm (Cocos nucifera), a tree belonging to the palm family (Arecaceae). Probably native to Indo-Malaysia, today they are one of the most important tropical crops worldwide.
Rooibos is a drink obtained from the dried leaves of Aspalathus linearis belonging to the Fabaceae family. It is a South African plant whose leaves are used to prepare the rooibos infusion, also known as African red tea.
Beetroot comes from Beta vulgaris, a plant belonging to the Chenopodiaceae family. ANDa variety of which the root is consumed, to be cooked in water or in the oven.
The strawberry derives from the plant of the genus Fragaria), which includes over 20 species of flowering plants. It belongs to the rose family (Rosaceae). There are many varieties grown throughout the world and the most widespread is the large-fruited strawberry (Fragaria ×ananassa), developed in Europe in the 18th century. The Ribes genus includes hundreds of species of shrubs, which make up the Grossulariaceae family extended in the south of the Americas. The Ribes rubrum variety gives the red currant, whose sour fruits are used in cooking and confectionery. The raspberry is the bramble fruit of the plant of the genus Rubus, belonging to the Rosaceae family. They are widespread in northern Europe, the United States and Canada; they derive in most cases from cultivars or hybrids of Rubus idaeus and Rubus strigosus.
Nutritional values of the Elisir di Lunga Vita infusion
The main active ingredients of the infusion are antioxidants such as beta-carotene and vitamin A, vitamin C, E, and anthocyanins. It also provides elements such as papain and bromelain, useful for digestion.
How to use the ingredients in the infusion
The infusion is obtained by placing about 3-5 grams of the Elixir of Long Life blend in a cup (250 ml), with water at 100 °C. Leave to infuse for 10 to 12 minutes before drinking. Add honey or sugar, if desired.
Elixir of life infusion: side effects and contraindications
To take advantage of the benefits and avoid undesirable effects, it is necessary not to exceed the doses of the infusion or consume it for too long periods. Excessive intake can cause diarrhea, nausea, stomach pain. Caution is advised in pregnant or breastfeeding women.