Benefits of: Jilungin

Benefits of: Jilungin

Jilungin Bush Tea Benefits

Do you find that you have a hard time falling asleep, or waking up frequently during the night tossing and turning? At Roogenic, we’ve dedicated a collection of medicinal teas designed to help you naturally drift off into dreamland and sleep better.

Let's take a closer look at one of our favourite bushfoods: Jilungin! We'll explore the origins of this powerful ingredient, what makes it so effective and how it can help you get a deep, restorative night of sleep – naturally.


What Is Jilungin?

Jilungin Bush Tea is made from the leaves, bark, and stem of the Terminalia canescens tree, a relative of the Kakadu plum. Terminalia canescens trees grow throughout the Dampier Peninsula and can grow up to 10 metres tall. 

The leaves are harvested after the wet season. Once harvested, the leaves, stems, and bark are dried in the sun. By utilising the stems, leaves, and bark, the full nutritional power of the tree goes into Jilungin tea. 

Where Is Jilungin Sourced From?

Jilungin is 100% wild-harvested from the Nyul Nyul community in the Dampier region of Northern Western Australia. 

Working directly with the Nyul Nyul community to source Jilungin for our new Menopause Night Tea, along with our Native Relaxation Tea and Native Sleep Tea, is a true honour. 

In this interview, we talk with Elder Bruno, an Indigenous grower from the Nyul Nyul community, about the sleep-inducing power of Jilungin. As a little boy, he remembers his grandmother giving him Jilungin tea to help him wind down and get a good night’s sleep. As he states, “The next day, you feel like a new person!”. 

Sales of Jilungin tea help support Indigenous communities throughout the Kimberly through cultural engagement and employment. We are honoured and humbled to work with Indigenous communities to bring the healing power of Australia’s bushfoods to our customers.

Benefits of Jilungin Tea

With its gentle earthy taste and subtle herbal aroma, the Nyul Nyul people have long utilised Jilungin for its sleep benefits and amazing health properties. A paper from Uniquely Australian Foods ARC ITTC found that Jilungin contains more antioxidants compounds than green tea.

Jilungin makes for a soothing night-time tonic known for its natural abilities to help:

Jilungin can... Calm your system Relax the body Promote deep, restful, uninterrupted sleep Help unwind Promote focus Protect the body against damage from free radicals

The Best Teas for Sleep and Relaxation

If you are looking for the naturopathically accredited medicinal tea blends to support a relaxed mood and restful sleep, Roogenic has carefully crafted the most powerful sleep and relaxation teas. 

 Native Relaxation & Native Sleep

Native Relaxation Tea

Native Relaxation Tea is a calming tea featuring the power of numerous Australian bush plants, such as Jilungin, to help you get the best sleep you’ve ever had. Together, these ingredients are known for their abilities to ease the mind, promote deep sleep, and support overall well-being. 

Along with Wild Crafted Jilungin, Native Relaxation Tea features the power of: 

  • Organic Lemon Myrtle (read more about Lemon Myrtle’s health benefits)
  • Organic Aniseed Myrtle
  • Organic Native Lemongrass
  • Organic Strawberry Gum
  • Organic Chamomile
  • Organic Lavender
  • Organic Passionflower
  • Organic Dandelion Leaf

With over 1,000 5 star reviews and 1st place at the Golden Leaf Tea Awards, this caffeine-free blend is quickly becoming known as a natural way to ease an overactive mind and get a restful night of sleep.


Native Sleep Tea

Our Native Sleep Tea, known by our customers as the sleep tea that actually works, is made with 5 potent Australian bush plants traditionally used to:

  • Ease an overactive mind
  • Promote deeper sleep
  • Support overall well-being
  • Relax the body 

Along with wild harvested Jilungin, our 100% caffeine free Native Sleep Tea features the power of: 

  • Organic Lemon Myrtle
  • Organic Hibiscus
  • Spearmint
  • Freeze Dried Strawberry for a natural, subtle strawberry flavour
  • Blue Mallow Flower
  • Lemon Balm
  • Organically Grown Aniseed Myrtle
  • Organically Grown Native Lemongrass
  • Organically Grown Strawberry Gum Leaf
  • Organic Passion Flower


Brewing Guide

Traditionally, Jilungin Bush Tea has been enjoyed in the evening to promote deep, restful sleep. 

To brew Loose Leaf Jilungin Tea:

  • Add 1 heaped teaspoon to 500ml of boiling water in a teapot or infuser
  • Steep for 10-15 minutes. 
  • Enjoy hot or chilled as a refreshing iced tea

To brew Tea Bags:

  • Pour 250ml of boiling water over the teabag
  • Steep for 6-8 minutes
  • Enjoy it before bedtime.

Free Sleeping Guide

For a limited time, ALL online orders of Native Sleep Tea or Native Relaxation Tea will receive a free sleeping guide!

The guide features naturopathic tips to improve sleep, Indigenous cultural insights, and a complete brewing guide to help you achieve a better night’s rest.


Want To Learn More About the Healing Power of Australian Bushfoods?

As a leading Australian health and wellness company, we are proud to combine the power of nature and science. Our functional wellness products are designed to naturally help you feel your best. 

Although we are not an Indigenous owned company, we will continue to passionately work with our Indigenous growers like Elder Bruno to create a responsible industry that continues to include Indigenous Australians in the value chain. 

If you have any questions about our natural sleep teas or any of our other products, we would love to talk with you.

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