Marigold Blossoms contain numerous antioxidant carotenoids that give the petals their bright orange and yellow colors. The primary carotenoids in marigolds are lutein, zeaxanthin and lycopene.
Reports state that lutein and zeaxanthin are the only antioxidants that are found in the retina of the eye, where they protect the eye from the development of cataracts and macular degeneration. Lycopene is reported to reduce the risk of prostate cancer and heart disease.
Research has shown lutein not only reduced the number of tumors in women’s breasts, it also prevented new cancer cells from developing. Even in small dietary amounts, the lutein from marigolds had a positive effect. Marigold Tea has also been found effective against leukemia, colon and melanoma cancer cells.
While providing all of these important health benefits, and balancing the great, fresh taste of Marigold Blossoms, we have come up with some amazing blends including our Chakra Herb Tea Blend, the refreshing Cool Temptation (Lemon/Mint) Sencha Green Tea Blend and Finally Summer (Strawberry/Orange) Organic Green Tea Blend.
At ESP Tea Emporium, we select only the freshest Marigold Blossoms to create our blended teas which provide a wealth of health benefits that include amazing aromas and tastes that are sure to please.