Talking about Japanese tea, you might be thinking of green or matcha teas. However, beyond that lies many much more Japanese herbs tea that you might have not heard before! If you are looking for caffeine-free tea, Japanese Herbs tea is the way to go. The reason behind this is that these teas are made from dried roots and seeds which are typically caffeine-free. Below are some options of Japanese Herbs tea that are available in Fulleaf Tea Store. Check it out!
Black bean tea
Black bean tea is also called as “kuromamecha” and have been used in Chinese medicines for ages. Anthocyanin which is found in the skin of the bean is a strong antioxidant. Other than improving blood flow and decreases blood pressure, it is also good in treating obesity, reducing appetite since it is rich in fiber and has anti-aging properties (psst..the secret to look twenties in fifties). Black soybeans also contain the compound Saponins that can help lower cholesterol levels and inhibit the absorption of fat. If you enjoy sweet and aromatic taste blended, you might want to try this!
Yacon (Potato) tea
Yacon has a potato look-alike & is cultivated for its tuberous roots. The difference between yacon and potato is, it has no starch which makes it a good option to control weight. It contains fructooligosaccharides that lowers the amount of glucose production in the liver & improve your gut microflora by acting as a food source for good bacteria. It also helps to lower lipid levels and prevent the buildup of bad cholestrol, reducing the risk of heart disease.
Burdock root tea—also called burdock tea—is an herbal tea made from the root of the burdock plant. It has an earthy, sweet flavor and can be enjoyed either hot or cold. It is rich in vitamin C, which is shown to boost the immune system and is believed to have anti-inflammatory properties which can ease ache and pain. Phytosterols in burdock root on the other hand can improve hair health. However, pregnant woman & people with diabetes who take blood-sugar lowering medicines are advised to consult the expert because it might have some side effects.
Mugwort tea (女人圣品)
The specific benefits of mugwort tea are mainly due to the possible presence of flavonoids, triterpenes, and other antioxidant compounds. This tea is good for woman who are suffering menstrual cramps. It might also stimulate and regulate menstruation and support the body as it changes through menopause. However, extra precaution must be taken by expectant mother as it might cause miscarriage and trigger premature labor. Vitamin A found in mugwort is also helpful to imrove your vision. Mugwort tea can also stimulate urination and sweating as a way to help body eliminates toxin.
Fish Mint tea (鱼腥草)
Fish mint is called ‘dokudami’ in Japan. ’doku’ of ‘dokudami’ is means poison while ’dami’ means prohibition. Fish mint tea was drank by protection against poisoning in old days. There is not enough evidence to prove the herb is safe during pregnancy. The leaves of the fish mint plant were traditionally used for digestive issues, insect bites, hypertension, constipation and hyperglycemia.
Roasted Barley tea
Barley tea is an infusion made from the roasted seeds of the barley plant. It is a natural antacid that helps to relieve the painful symptoms of heartburn and acid reflux disease. In a study published by the Journal of Nutritional Science and Vitaminology, scientists found that drinking high concentrations of barley tea in doses of 250 milliliters resulted in increased blood flow. Barley tea also contains several compounds including melatonin and tryptophan that can help you sleep better. Make sure to check with your doctor before consuming barley tea when pregnant or taking other medications.
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