At Roogenic, we are dedicated to making delicious wellness teas that combine the traditional medicinal use of native Australian bushfoods with scientific research.
Our award-winning tea blends are Australian made and naturopath designed. Coming into spring, we invited one of the naturopaths we collaborate with, Sari, to share her practical health solutions and insight.
As a dedicated naturopath, Sari is committed to understanding the healing power of nature and helping others naturally improve their health and wellness.
We sat down with Sari to discuss the intricate relationship between hydration, gut health, energy levels, and sleep quality. We also found out some of her go-to Roogenic teas for spring.
Q: How important is adequate hydration?
The connection between adequate hydration and optimal health cannot be overstated.
Water is involved in a wide range of crucial roles in the body, including:
- Temperature regulation
- Delivering nutrients and oxygen to the cells
- Keeping the joints lubricated
- Supporting the function of organs and body systems
- Cognitive performance
- Mood regulation
- Skin health
- Energy levels
- Quality sleep
Q: How is hydration related to gut health?
Sari stresses the importance of adequate hydration “for the healthy function of all body systems, including the digestive system and healthy bowel activity”.
The digestive tract is lined with a mucous membrane which relies on good hydration for normal intestinal barrier function.
Water consumption may also be important for shaping the gut microbiome, according to research published in The Journal of Nutrition.
Q: How does hydration impact our sleep?
Dehydration can negatively impact sleep, resulting in a reduction in sleep duration. Sari suggests “drinking plenty of fluids throughout the day and early evening” to help prevent dehydration and support high-quality sleep.
Q: Does dehydration affect our energy levels?
Fatigue is a symptom of dehydration. Staying hydrated is essential for maintaining balanced energy levels, especially during exercise.
Research shows even mild dehydration can adversely affect energy, mood and cognitive performance.
Q: What are the symptoms of chronic dehydration?
- Dark urine
- Dry or flaking skin
- Frequent headaches
- Muscle weakness
Factors that can influence hydration and water balance include:
- Water output — Physical activity, environmental factors such as weather conditions ie. humidity, sun exposure and even wind speed, medications and medical conditions, excretion via the urinary system, the digestive system, and the skin and the lungs through breathing all significantly impact water output.
Q: How are hydration and the lymphatic system related?
The lymphatic system plays a crucial role in maintaining fluid balance. It collects excess fluids from tissues and returns them to the bloodstream. This process promotes fluid balance and aids in the removal of toxins and waste products from the body.
The lymphatic system influences immunity and overall health. Adequate hydration is required for the lymphatic system to function properly.
Sari recommends herbal teas as an effective way to support optimal hydration: “Drinking herbal teas can be a great way to increase water intake and support hydration. Herbal teas possess numerous potential health benefits due to the antioxidants and other phytonutrients within each herb, providing a unique profile of plant compounds”.
Q: Is herbal tea healthy to swap out for water?
Beverages including teas, herbal and fruit infusions, spring or filtered water, juices etc. all contribute to water intake. Consuming a variety of healthy beverages, including plain water, is a balanced approach to support hydration.
Caffeine found in teas such as green, white and black teas can have a diuretic effect while herbal tea can count toward your water intake.
Q: What are some go-to Roogenic products for spring?
We have hand-picked Roogenic's best wellness products to support your health and overall wellbeing during Spring time. From gut support to skin health to mental focus to sleep repair, here are our best products bundled up for Spring:
The gut reset bundle contains health-promoting ingredients, including medicinal Australian bush foods, to lift your immunity, heal your gut and help you feel great. Includes:
Native Detox Tea
A blend of organically grown lemon myrtle, hibiscus, ginger, mint and beetroot, specifically designed to support gut health and improve digestion.
Metabolism Tea Elixir
A gut-friendly, delicious blend of three native brewing plants that have been naturopathically accredited for their metabolism-boosting and weight-management properties.
Organic Lemon Myrtle
A powerful bush food with antimicrobial and antifungal properties, as well as calcium and lutein. The lemony scented leaf of Lemon Myrtle also contains antioxidants, zinc and magnesium.
Keep your teas tasting fresh with our reusable Wellness Tea Tin. Fill it with tea from our gut reset bundle and drink to your health!
Free your mind and boost your mood with our mind reset bundle, designed to maximise your wellbeing. Tea blends that are brewed from the best ingredients, designed to help you reach new heights of happiness and our popular Kakadu Plu, the super fruit with the highest natural concentrations of Vitamin C in the world. Includes:
Native Happiness Tea
Add some sunshine to your day with our mango-flavoured tea, blended with passionflower and ginseng to energise and rejuvenate. It also contains lemon myrtle and aniseed myrtle to uplift and enliven.
Focus Tea Elixir
Made with a unique combination of Australian plants and other brain-boosting ingredients, designed to help to improve memory, concentration, and cognitive performance.
Kakadu Plum (Gubinge)
The highest natural concentration of vitamin C in the world, Kakadu Plum is an excellent source of antioxidants and also helps reduce inflammatory responses. 100% wildly harvested by Indigenous communities, with part profits from sales returned to the community.
Wellness Tea Tin
Keep your mind reset bundle tea fresh in Roogenic's reusable Wellness Tea Tin, featuring a beautiful design by Indigenous artist Kevin Bynder.
Get your glow on with native bush tucker fruit and naturopath-formulated blends that include collagen, designed to improve your skin’s elasticity and hydration, leaving you with rejuvenated and radiant skin. Includes:
Native Strawberry Tea
A delicious and refreshing blend of native Australian ingredients that can help prevent oxidative stress in your skin, containing antioxidants to help it look healthy, young and vibrant. It's the tasty way to keep your body happily hydrated.
Collagen Tea Elixir
Nourish your skin with a blend of Australian plants and other ingredients, including collagen, to help improve elasticity and hydration.
With a distinctive tart flavour, much like a sour cherry, Quandongs are full of antioxidants, protein and complex oils, as well as minerals like iron and zinc.
Brew your wellness and keep your skin reset bundle tea blends vibrant in style with our reusable Wellness Tea Tin.
Our sleep reset bundle contains naturopath-designed tea blends that are formulated with Australian native bush foods to help you relax, unwind and have a deep, restful sleep. Includes:
Native Sleep Tea
Australia's best sleep tea, with a bold berry flavour, designed to help calm and relax the body while promoting deep, restorative sleep.
Native Relaxation Tea
Our popular award-winning Relaxation Tea combines five Australian-grown bush plants designed to help you fall asleep and stay asleep.
Enjoy the taste of our sleep reset teas stored in our stylish, reusable tea tins. Brew loose leaf tea or use tea bags to fill the tin and let your senses savour the relaxing aroma of Roogenic's herbal flavours.
At Roogenic, we are dedicated to bringing you the benefits of Australian bushfoods. We are proud to partner with talented naturopaths such as Sari to bring you medicinal teas packed with healing herbs and potent plant compounds.
If you have any questions or would like personalised product recommendations, please feel free to contact us.