I am excited to bring Dokudami tea, which is not only regarded so highly in Asian medicine but from a place I personally have been. The tea is picked, washed by hand and dried in the sun.
WHAT IS DOKUDAMI?
Dokudami, also known as Heartleaf is highly regarded traditional healing herb. Known as a “cure all remedy” and “ten drugs in one” in Japanese, korean and Chinese herbal medicine it has many reported benefits.
It cleanses the system by acting as a mild laxative and diuretic, moving the toxins out of the body in a gentle way.
Allergies and Asthma
Allergies and asthma are usually caused by excessive histamine release, which cause anaphylactic reactions and lead to allergic responses in the body. Dokudami has excellent inhibitory effects on histamine release.
Remove free radicals
The biological compounds of Dokudami was found to be an excellent free radical scavengers. They are drawn through electromagnetic and circulatory forces to free radicals and neutralise them. Dokudami also contains polyphenols.
Fights bacteria, clears acne
Dokudami has been shown to fights a variety of harmful bacteria. But it is particularly effective at fighting two species of bacteria Propionibacterium acnes, Staphylococcus epidermis, which are known to contribute to acne.
Supports the Immune System
Dokudami can stimulate the production of lymphocytes, kind of white blood cell and sometimes called natural killer cells which is part of the body’s defines system.
Dokudami was one of the key compounds chosen to treat SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome ) in China and proved to ne more effective than a standard anti-inflammatory such as “dexamethasone”.
It contains a hearty amount of fiber, Calcium, Potassium, Vitamin C, Beta Carotene and also contains Omega 3 and Omega 6 essential fatty acids.
Prepare tea by infusing or simmering. Can be served hot or cold