For ages now, people across the world have been drinking tea. Nations such as China and India have been using tea for many centuries, either just as simply a beverage or as a means of currency. Some people would drink various teas strictly for the taste and enjoy drinking tea more than anything else. Other people may not enjoy the taste so much, but they choose to drink tea for other reasons like some of the health benefits they can get from tea. One type of tea that is very popular in Japan, its native country, is called Kuma-zasa.
These tea leaves are not only good to use for preserving food, but they also have some medicinal qualities. One of the medical properties of Kuma-zasa has been known for is that it can be used to treat things such ringworm, ulcers, inflammation, halitosis, oral putrescence, heartburn, boils, food poisoning, coughing, fever and gastric ulcers. The reason why this type of tea leaf is able to help do all of these things is because they can be used as an expectorant, stomachic, antiseptic and styptic. They can also be used as a disinfectant, as it can be helpful in both the prevention of infections as well as clearing up an infection once it has started. Some people also use it to gargle with to help get rid of bad breath.
Extensive research has been conducted on the Kuma-zasa tea leaves and it has shown that the chemicals in them are able to make existing immune cells kick in and start gathering up toxins by stimulating the bone marrow to make more blood. As the extract from the tea leaves makes its way through the blood stream, it gathers up all kinds of toxins and other waste products that should not be in there. They are then taken to the liver, which works quickly to get rid of these unwanted products. The extract in these tea leaves are also able to get the cells in the liver and kidneys to kick in and start working much faster at getting rid of these toxins from the blood stream.
Essentially, the extract from this particular type of tea leaf works as a cleaning mechanism that works to help improve your vitality, general health and well being overall. In addition to helping you to improve your health, Kuma-zasa tea leaves are also commonly used in food prep, especially in Japan. It is mostly used as a protective wrapping use to help preserve various food items.
Source by Tad Kumagai