Tag: Chinese herbal tea

2 Chinese Dried Rose Tea Recipes: Low Calories & Lots of Benefits

2 Chinese Dried Rose Tea Recipes: Low Calories & Lots of Benefits

Rose flower tea is delicious and has lots of benefits such as supporting your digestion, improving the skin, and helping you to de-stress after a busy working day. As it’s caffeine free and near zero in calories, it’s suitable for any time of the day. See […]

Jiaogulan Tea A.K.A. The Herb of Immortality

Jiaogulan Tea A.K.A. The Herb of Immortality

What is Jiaogulan tea, and how can it benefit or hurt your health. Here are the facts.

Ginkgo Biloba Tea Health Benefits And Side Effects

Ginkgo Biloba Tea Health Benefits And Side Effects

Ginkgo Biloba is one of the world’s oldest surviving tree species and has been used for thousands of years by traditional Chinese medicine practitioners as a healing herb to improve blood circulation. In the West, the tea is widely used to enhance memory and concentration.

ginkgo biloba leaf

What is Gingko Biloba?

Ginkgo Biloba is one of the oldest living tree species originated from China, and it is one of the most extensively researched herbs. The Ginkgo Biloba tree has green leaves that grow up to 3 inches long. During the fall season, the leaves usually turn chartreuse in color, although some leaves turn golden yellow in excellent growth conditions. The ginkgo biloba tree has stout twigs that appear gray, tan or light brown in color. The leaves of this tree are very popular in China for making herbal tea.

Gingko Biloba Benefits for Health

For thousands of years Ginkgo Biloba tea has been used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) to treat a variety of disorders and support health. In TCM, Ginkgo Biloba tea is primarily used for treating dementia, memory loss and age-related cognitive decline. It can also be used to treat asthma and lung congestion. Most of Ginkgo Biloba’s benefits are due to its ability to increase blood flow in the body.
ginkgo biloba tea

Gingko Biloba Side Effects

Ginkgo biloba extract might cause side effects such as nausea, diarrhea, racing heart, headache and stomach upset. In addition, it might not be used together with other medication. In general, the side effects of ginkgo biloba are rare and mild. In theory though, it may also increase the risk of bleeding, particularly among people with certain medical conditions. Do not use ginkgo biloba if you have a bleeding condition, seizure disorder or any similar health condition. If you are a pregnant women, a nursing mothers, or someone taking medication with blood-thinning properties, avoid consuming Ginkgo Biloba.

Honeysuckle Tea & Pregnancy

Honeysuckle Tea & Pregnancy

Due to a recent publication regarding honeysuckle tea’s effect against flu, we have received many emails from customers asking us whether honeysuckle tea can be consumed during pregnancy. For this blog post we have consulted different Chinese medicine doctors to make sure we give a […]

Honeysuckle Tea Act As ‘Virological Penicillin” Against Flu

Honeysuckle Tea Act As ‘Virological Penicillin” Against Flu

Honeysuckle tea has been consumed in China for centuries for it’s effects against flu. Recently scientist from Nanjing university has confirmed through research this is not only a tradition. The Telegraph reports that: Trials showed that it could be effective against several variants of flu […]

Honeysuckle Tea

Honeysuckle Tea

When it comes to Honeysuckle herbal tea, the list of health benefits is long, but the main benefit is that it can fight inflammation which is the of many health challenges such as Acne. See the video and learn how easily it can be steeped with a teapot infuser.

Honeysuckle is slightly bitter with a fresh aftertaste that lasts for minutes in your mouth.

Medical Evidence for the Health Benefits of Kuding Tea (Kuding Cha)

Medical Evidence for the Health Benefits of Kuding Tea (Kuding Cha)

What is Kuding (also known as Kuding Cha)? It’s officially not a tea but a herb that is different from the tea plant (camellia sinensis). ‘Ku’ means ‘bitter’ in Mandarin Chinese and ‘Ding’ means ‘needle’. This herbal drink has been part of the Chinese diet […]

Kuding Tea

Kuding Tea

As weather changes, it is easy to get under the weather.It’s August, but it doesn’t always feel that way.  Inflammation, aching joints, and just not feeling well in general. Instead of going to your local drug store and abusing over the counter drugs, maybe Kuding […]

Jujube Tea

Jujube Tea

Jujube Tea

For thousands of years Chinese people have consumed herbal teas because of their healing properties. Among the herbal teas that have gained popularity outside of China, Jujube tea is probably one of the most successful. Here are the reasons why:

  1. Natural Sedative: The fact that jujube tea has the potential to magnify relaxation is the main reason why jujube tea has become one of the most widely used Chinese herbal tea. Research by South China University and Technology shows how jujube extracts induce hypnotic effects by limiting monoaminergic activity, or the release of stimulating neurotransmitters. The overall effect of the tea was “prolonged sleep time” to which researchers also credit the saponins components of jujube tea, or its metabolic properties and the fruit’s main bioactive factors.
  2. Liver Rejuvenation: Academic findings published in the medical journal Transplantation Proceedings in 2010 shows significant potential of jujube tea extracts in treating damage to the liver and the oxidative stress caused by free radicals. The research focused on measuring jujube tea’s healing properties after a 40-minute loss of blood flow to the liver. The results shows that the high antioxidant content of the jujube tea is positive related to who received the extract over a 7-day period.
  3. Digestive Aid: Making tea from jujube tea for digestive aid stems from the Chinese knowledge that the fruit adds moisture to the body. Recent studies from the National Chung Hsing and National Taiwan Universities confirms this belief stating that jujube tea “increased fecal moisture” and “shortened gastrointestinal transit time” by 34 to 57 percent in researched subjects. Jujube tea is also believed to reduce toxic ammonia in the intestines through elevating concentrations of fatty acids.
  4. Taste: While many herbal teas have a bitter taste, jujubes have a refreshing apple taste. For those we don’t like to infuse jujubes for making tea, it’s good to know that dried jujubes can actually be consumed like chips.

Have you tried jujube tea before? If so, feel free to share your experiences with us!

The all powerful goji berry

The all powerful goji berry

We’ve heard a lot these days about the Goji berry, praised as a “super fruit” by many health guru’s. It can be brewed by itself into tea or combined with other teas. It is used to help eyesight, protect the liver, boost the immune system […]