This perennial plant 30 to 80 cm in height grows in clumps and has numerous stems with big oval leaves, jagged and waffled-looking. The small flowers are yellowish turning white or pink and bloom from June to September.
Lemon balm leaves are traditionally used to help you reduce irritability, agitation, anxiety and help you sleep soundly. They are also used to help digestion and contribute to normal intestinal function.
It is a 2 to 4m high bush to be found in hedges and at the edge of woods. Its branches have light grey bark on young bushes turning brown later; the bark is smooth with hardy thorns. Its deciduous leaves are divided into 3 or 7 very deep and non-serrated lobes. White flowers blossom in the spring.
Hawthorn flower tops are traditionally used to help decrease nervousness and ensure a sound sleep.
VITAMIN B1 & B3
B1 and B3 vitamins are well-known and recognized for their positive contribution to the nervous system’s function.. The EFSA* ascribes many health claims to vitamin B1 and B3 (see Article 13.1 of Health Claims published by EFSA*).The recommended dietary allowance (RDA) for vitamin B1 is 1.1mg per day with a minimum of 0.165mg (15%). RDA for vitamin B3 is 16mg/day with a minimum of 2.4mg/day (15%)
The ANTI-STRESS infusion is fortified with B1 and B3 vitamins to provide the minimum daily B1 vitamin allowance of 0.165mg and the minimum daily B3 vitamin allowance of 16mg when using 2 infusion bags per day, which is 15% of the minimum RDA value.
*EFSA : European Food Safety Authority.
For a well-balanced formula of the ANTI-STRESS infusion fortified with vitamin B1 and B3, DIFFUSSENCE uses two plants, lemon balm and hawthorn. To lower stress and irritability – which is the traditional effect of our infusion – the lemon balm quantity utilized in our formula lies within the minimum recommended daily amount, i.e. 4-9g/day of steeped lemon balm leaves.
The HTVE® ANTI-STRESS infusion can be enjoyed in the evening preferably and when you fell the need for it.
Put the crystalline bag in your cup or mug.
For hot infusion, pour 200 ml of simmering water into the cup or mug. Preferably use soft water. Stir bag and leave to infuse for about 1 minute and 30 seconds to 3 minutes, according to the strength required.
Stir bag to release all active plant ingredients.
Store box in a dry place at room temperature.
The outer wraps of your crystalline tea bags are designed to preserve the flavour and the beneficial properties of your infusion. They are a protective barrier and insulate the plant from light and humidity which might damage or spoil it.
The Diffussence box is recyclable. The crystalline bag is biodegradable. The outer wrap on the other hand should be disposed of in the wastebin, as environmentally-friendly solutions have not been found yet to maintain the preservation properties of the foil.
Plants contain thousands of active ingredients which are beneficial. However they may also have side effects if absorbed in too large quantities. It is all a matter of right dosage. All infusions in our HTVE® Well-Being range are designed to provide the best and the right dosage for each plant. Please use the recommended daily dose, that is 2 bags a day.
Recommended daily allowance (RDA) should be observed.
It is advisable to follow a well-balanced diversified diet.