Mixed herbs Emoliente 100g
Emoliente is a mix herbal tea popular with young and old in Peru, especially in the cold winter months. Sold by street vendors around the country at corners, bus stops or parks and plazas, it is part of Peruvian lifestyle and believed to have healing and protective powers. Emoliente is made of numerous Peruvian medicinal plants, herbs and seeds. A great beverage to get warm, add some minerals and vitamins to your diet and boost your body.
Ingredients vary depending on the region and availability; and of course every vendor has its own secret recipe adding or omitting flavors according to tradition or what's on hand. So it's difficult to lay the finger on the ingredients characterizing a typical emoliente. The main components are surely toasted barley (cebada tostada; believed to reduce cholesterol, may help with digestion and relieve cold symptoms), flax seed (linaza; high in Omega-3s and fiber, supposed to stabilize blood sugar and prevent / reduce cancer) and Peruvian lime juice (limon; rich in vitamin C).