INGREDIENTS

Our tonic syrups are made with quality botanicals including cinchona bark which is known as a natural source of quinine. Learn all about the main ingredients used in our tonic syrups below.

Cinchona bark is one of the main ingredients in making of the tonic syrups. It contains quinine, which is historically used to prevent and treat the disease malaria as it's a natural anti-inflammatory. The bark is what gives the tonic its unique bitter flavour.

Lemon and Lime zest and juice is used in all of our syrups and lets be honest - you already know most of what you need about these citrus fruits. But did you know that most of the essential oils are hidden in the peel of the fruit? These essential oils are what is used mostly for natural flavouring products.

Orange zest and juice are featured in our Mediterranean Tonic Syrup, as oranges are often associated with Southern European countries. It's a great source of vitamin C, without the sourness of other citrus fruit.

Lemongrass is a plant widely used for its citrus aroma and lemony flavour in teas and as food flavouring as it is exceptionally full of essential oils. Lemongrass contains a B-complex Vitamins and folate, which is needed to produce energy and red blood cells. It also contains substances that are thought to relieve pain and swelling, reduce fever, improve levels of sugar and cholesterol in the blood, stimulate the uterus and menstrual flow, have antioxidant properties and help prevent the growth of some bacteria and yeast.

Lemon Myrtle is an Australian shrub with soft green leaves, naturally occurring in the coastal areas of Northern New South Wales and Southern Queensland. Lemon Myrtle leaves are considered the “queen” of lemon herbs, as it has a strong lemon flavour with a delicate menthol essence and a fresh citrus aroma. Lemon Myrtle Leaf is the most concentrated source of plant citral (>90%), which has strong antimicrobial and antifungal properties. It’s also a great source of folate, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, zinc, magnesium and lutein (a compound that plays an important role in eye health and wellbeing).

Lemon Thyme is an herb from the mint family, native to the Mediterranean climate zone. Different from the English Thyme, this herb has limonene and thymol, that gives it a citrusy flavour to the minty herb. The herb is rich in iron, Vitamins C, D and B-complex. The essential oil present in this herb contain compounds that provide antioxidant and antiseptic properties.

Lavender is a mint family plant well-known for its purple flowers and sweet floral scent. Native to the Mediterranean area, this herb is widely used for medicinal, therapeutic and food flavouring purposes. It’s a lovely fragrant herb that can also combat headaches, tension, exhaustion and aid digestion.

Finger limes are one of Australia’s eastern coast native fruits. With a small finger shape on the outside, finger limes hide small “citrus caviar” and burst out citrus flavour when popped. They are a great source of folate, potassium, Vitamin E and Vitamin C, which boosts the immune system and delays the aging of the skin.

Cinchona bark is one of the main ingredients in making of the tonic syrups. It contains quinine, which is historically used to prevent and treat the disease malaria as it's a natural anti-inflammatory. The bark is what gives the tonic its unique bitter flavour.

Mountain Pepperberry grows on a small Mountain Pepper tree and is native to the cool climate of New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania. It was traditionally used for its antiseptic properties and fruity and spicy flavour. The leaf and the berries contain Vitamin E, zinc, magnesium, calcium and lutein (a compound that plays an important role in eye health and wellbeing). Additionally, the berries can be used for their anti-inflammatory properties.

Strawberry Gum, also known as Eucalyptus Olida, is a tree native to the Northern Tablelands of New South Wales. The indigenous Australians used to chew on the Strawberry Gum Leaves for their sweet berry flavour or use their fragrant oils to calm stomach problems. It is also full of other health benefits such as antioxidant, anti-fungal and antibiotic properties.