SELA HERBS AND BENEFITS
Sela uses the ancient secrets passed on by elders from generation to generation to create herbal teas that help boost health and relieve the symptoms of many illnesses. The African traditional herbs used in Sela are carefully selected for their powerful abilities, and then packaged in a convenient teabag making it easy to drink.
Mondia whitei (White’s Ginger)
Specially selected for SELA Strong Man tea
Mondia whitei is a perennial, woody, rather robust and vigorous climber that grows from a large tuberous rootstock. The roots are aromatic and taste like ginger or liquorice and have an aroma reminding one of vanilla. Traditionally used to support male sexual health and increase sex drive. A medicinal plant from Africa.
Aloe ferox (Cape Aloe)
Aloe Ferox commonly known as Cape Aloe is a species of arborescent aloe indigenous to Southern Africa. Used to make bitter aloes, purgative medication, mild laxative and also yields a non-bitter gel that is used for its powerful herbal abilities.
Traditionally used to support a variety of health benefits including blood sugar, energy, blood clean, ease bowel movements, body clean.
Harpagophytum procumbens (Devil’s Claw)
Specially selected for SELA Joint Health
Harpagophytum procumbens, also called grapple plant, wood spider and most commonly devil’s claw, is a genus of plants in the sesame family, native to southern Africa. Traditionally used to support joint health, relieve joint discomfort and make moving easier.
Hibiscus sabdariffa (Calyx)
Specially selected SELA High Blood tea
Roselle is a species of Hibiscus native to West Africa, used for the production of bast fibre and as an infusion, in which it may be known as carcade. It is an annual or perennial herb or woody-based sub-shrub. Traditionally used to support blood and heart health. It may help blood flow properly through the vessels. Mild diuretic and laxative. The Calyx is the red, fleshy covering the flower’s seed pod.
Agathosma betulina (Buchu)
Specially selected for SELA Bladder & Kidney tea
Agathosma betulina is a flowering plant in the family Rutaceae, native to the lower elevation mountains of western South Africa, where it occurs near streams in fynbos habitats. Traditionally used to assist bladder and kidney health. Diuretic and mild urinary antiseptic.
Specially selected for SELA Slimming tea
Hoodia Gordonii also known as Bushman’s hat, is a leafless spiny succulent plant has therapeutic properties in African traditionally used as an appetite suppressant for weight loss.
It grows naturally in Botswana, South Africa and Namibia.
Siphonochilus Aethiopicus (African Ginger)
Specially selected SELA Women’s tea
Siphonochilus Aethiopicus commonly known as African Ginger is a plant with large hairless leaves, developing annually from a small distinctive cone shaped rhizome. Popular in the Natal, Indungulo(Zulu) has a long history in the African tradition for its medicinal uses. Traditionally used to relieve menstrual cramps, premenstrual syndrome, hot flushes and abdominal pain.
Sutherlandia Frutescens (Cancer Bush)
Specially selected for SELA Health tea
Sutherlandia Frutescens commonly known as Cancer Bush is regarded as a multi-purpose medicinal herb in Southern Africa. The herb was originally harvested by the Khoi and Mana people as an old Cape remedy for stomach cramps.
Traditionally used to support well-being, immune support, longevity, stress, depression, anxiety, Influenza and colds.
Paullinia Cupana (Guarana)
Specially selected for SELA Energy tea
Paullinia Cupana commonly known as Guarana with large leaves is best known for the seeds from its fruit which are about the size of a coffee bean. The herb is known for its powerful abilities as an effective stimulant. Traditionally used to help improve energy levels and enhance physical performance.