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Health Benefits of Fireweed (Ivan Chai)

Updated: Jul 31, 2022

Fireweed tea or Ivan Chai is a traditional fermented herbal tea, or tisane, made from fireweed (willow herb). This is a medicinal herb that grows throughout the northern hemisphere and from California to Alaska in the west, and as far south as North Carolina in eastern North America. Fireweed is made from the leaves of fireweed, known as Chamaenerion angustifolium in Europe or Epilobium

angustifolium elsewhere. Fireweed tea promoted longevity and health, with a smooth, slightly sour, floral taste. Fireweed has been used safely as a herbal tea for hundreds of years in Siberia, Russia, and throughout Europe, both as a dried green leaf and as a fermented tea beverage. It is listed in the European pharmacopoeia as a traditional treatment for prostate problems. It is considered safe through centuries of traditional use. Fireweed contains an easily digestible protein that fills the body with energy and vivacity, restores strength and increases vitality. It contains a large amount of vitamin C and due to a group of B vitamins, Fireweed tea supports mental peace and good sleep.

  • Normalizes blood pressure

  • Balances digestive health

  • Promotes relaxation

  • Builds immunity

  • Improves mood

  • Strengthens circulation

  • Supports the kidneys and urinary system

  • Detoxifies the body

  • Relieves migraines and tension headaches

  • Prevents cavities

  • Improves prostate health

  • Caffeine free and non-addicting

Our Fireweed (Ivan Chai) organically grows and processes in remote and beautiful Altai Krai, west Siberian part of Russia In production of this fermented loose leaf fireweed tea, they exactly adhere to all the old Russian traditions, while using modern high-tech equipment.

We ship it from Washington State, shipping time is 3-8 business days. Thank you so much for supporting our small, family business.

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