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Calming, Soothing Chamomile Tea

Chamomile Tea is one of the classic tea flavors that have been enjoyed by many cultures around the world for centuries.  And there’s a good reason for that.  Chamomile has wonderful calming and soothing properties that help the body relax and heal on many levels.  If you’ve ever wondered why kicking back with a cup of tea – especially Chamomile Tea – makes you feel better, you’ll want to keep reading.  Today we’re exploring how Chamomile Tea helps relieve aches and pains through its natural soothing ingredients. 

Chamomile has many amazing nutrients including antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.  But perhaps the most effective is an essential oil called bisabolol.  The calming and soothing qualities of Chamomile Tea stem from this unique oil.  Here’s how:

Muscle Relaxer:  Chamomile Tea helps calm muscles especially from having spasms.  The tea stimulates glycine levels that are effective at treating muscle spasms of all sorts.

Digestive Aid:  Because Chamomile Tea helps relax muscles, it works to ease the muscles of the intestines to improve digestion.  Chamomile Tea contains oil that is particularly deft at soothing gastrointestinal distress.  To that end it is commonly recommended to help those with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). To reap the full benefits, do not allow the water to boil when making your tea as this eliminates some of its nutrients.

Sleep Aid:   Chamomile Tea is great for soothing yourself to sleep too. It is a very mild sedative that calms the nervous system.  This allows your body and mind to slow and enter a restful state more conducive for sleep.

Menstrual Cramps:  Again as a muscle relaxer, Chamomile Tea can help reduce this negative side-effect of the menstrual cycle.  The contraction of the uterus muscle is helped by the glycine produced through consumption of Chamomile Tea.

Skin Irritation:  With anti-swelling and antimicrobial properties, Chamomile Tea helps soothe common skin irritants ranging from allergic reactions and rashes, to dry skin conditions like eczema or dermatitis, to acne and blemishes.

Stress and Tension:  As Chamomile Tea is great for calming nerves, it has been used to help reduce stress and anxiety.  One study showed a significant improvement in anxiety levels among those who drank three to four cups of Chamomile Tea daily.  

Stay calm and drink on…Chamomile Tea that is!  Enjoy the soothing and calming effects of Zokiva’s all-natural Chamomile Tea.  Cheers!


If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, consult with a doctor before use. If you are on any medications check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking any supplement.

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, test, cure or prevent any disease.


Graviola Tea and Promising Anti-Cancer Research

A world without cancer does not yet exist, but science is working hard to eradicate one of the most prolific diseases of our time.  There are almost too many cancers to count and the treatment of various types of cancer are unique to the organ and person it is affecting.  While man-made drugs have played a major role in improving cancer survival rates, researchers are looking to nature to help develop new and better ways to treat and prevent cancer.  One of the “hottest” plants on the list of potential anti-cancer aids is Graviola.

Graviola is part of the annonaceae family of plants that contain a unique combination of phyto-chemicals.  They are perhaps the holy grail of natural anti-cancer chemicals because they have shown incredible results for attacking, reducing and eliminating cancer cells in clinical trials performed on animals.  These chemicals are called annonaceous acetogenins and they are only found in annonacin family.  That makes Graviola a rare and valuable gem for anti-cancer research.  Additionally, Graviola is rich in antioxidants, especially Vitamin C, which are the go-to nutrients to fight free radicals that cause cancer.

There are over 40 acetogenins in the Graviola plant.  Several studies concluded that acetogenins have a toxic effect on cancer cells because they can inhibit the enzyme process only found in damaged tumor cells.  Moreover, annonaceous acetogenins do not harm healthy cells, unlike common cancer treatments including chemotherapy and radiation.  In fact, they have shown to kill tumors in cancer cells that have been resistant to chemotherapy and other cancer drugs.  This multi-drug resistance can make cancer spread and become deadly in some patients.  However acetogenins found in Graviola can block the energy source (ATP) of multi-drug resistant tumor cells and shut them down.  Without ATP to energize cells they cannot grow or multiply.  They die and slowly cancer dies with them.  Graviola was proven to be 10,000 times stronger at slowing cancer growth than drugs used in chemotherapy.

The National Cancer Institute’s plant screening program shows that Graviola may be effective in treating a variety of types of cancer including: lung cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, pancreatic cancer, colon cancer, liver cancer and lymphoma.  International research also reports Graviola may also support treatment for skin cancer, bladder cancer, ovarian cancer and cervical cancer.  While research is still underway to obtain more conclusive results and formal FDA approval as a standard treatment for cancer, Graviola is already being used by patients and health care providers as a supplemental treatment for cancer. 

Graviola is also helps in alleviating other infections and illnesses.  It is used as an anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-parasitic, anti-rheumatic and cyctotoxic agent.  In the Western cultures it has been particularly effective against the herpes simplex virus.  In third world countries it can protect against bacterial and parasitic infections that are common in unsanitary conditions. 

Cancer touches millions of lives every year.  No one knows what the future holds for themselves, but we can each take a step in protecting our bodies as best as possible.  Cancer is a potential threat for every person, no matter their age, race, gender or nationality.  With bioavailable Graviola tea, we can allow this powerful, promising anti-cancer plant to help us keep cancer at bay. 


If you are pregnant or breastfeeding you should consult with a doctor before use. If you are on any medications check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking any supplement.

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, test, cure or prevent any disease.

Graviola Leaf Powder Tea: An Herbal Boost for your Whole Body

In the past few months we’ve discussed some of the amazing benefits of the tropical Graviola fruit.  With powerful antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and carbohydrates, Graviola or Soursop is a superfruit known to strengthen the immune system, support healthy cell formation and help protect the body from harmful bacteria and free radicals.  One of the best and most effective ways to get the benefits of the Graviola fruit is through Graviola Leaf Powder Tea, also known as Soursop Tea.

Graviola has a particularly potent blend of nutrients that make it so beneficial and healthful.  If you recall from Nutrition 101, our bodies use carbohydrates for energy.  Like many fruits, Graviola is especially high in fructose, the natural fruit sugar.  Additionally, Graviola is rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin B1 and Vitamin B2.  Vitamin C is an incredible immune boosting antioxidant that plays a part in almost every part of the human body.  Vitamin B1 (thiamine) and Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) help us burn fat and sugar for energy, produce hormones and repair DNA.  These essential vitamins are especially important for the brain, helping improve mood, retaining memory, reducing anxiety and depression and even lowering risk of migraines. 

While much research is still being done on the benefits of Graviola, it’s being studied for its potential to help treat several common and life-threatening diseases.  As an alternative medicine, Graviola has shown promising signs of reducing blood sugar levels in those suffering from diabetes, as an anti-viral for people with herpes and as a supplemental treatment for diseases caused by inflammation, including Parkinson’s, asthma, osteoporosis and cancer .  Some initial studies show Graviola has been able to attack cancerous cells that are multi-drug resistant.  Many additional studies must be done, including human trials, before the results will be conclusive.  But these are all very positive signs for an already nutritious herbal superfood.

So why wouldn’t you want to drink up these nutrients?  Graviola Leaf Powder Tea or Soursop Tea is easy to make.  You can drink it plain or add a variety of flavors to spice it up.  Simply soak 1 tablespoon of Graviloa Leaf Powder in hot water for about 10 minutes.  Then strain the powder and enjoy your tea.  Add fruit flavors like freshly squeezed lemon, grapefruit or peach to give your tea a tangy flavor.  Try it with almond milk and cinnamon for a more indulgent pallet. 

Graviola is one of the most nutritious superfoods on our planet.  While you may not live in the tropics, Zokiva makes Graviola Leaf Powder or Soursop Powder accessible to everyone in its purest form.  And now you can drink in its energy-bursting, immune-boosting, relaxing goodness by making your own Graviola Leaf Powder Tea.  Enjoy!X