The bamboo leaf contains 70% organic silica
Building Engineer dr. ir. Pablo van der Lugt wrote the book "Booming Bamboo" describing bamboo as earth's most environmentally sustainable product.
You might know already that bamboo is widely used in the manufacture of furniture and objects, but its shoots are also widely used in Asian gastronomy.
So let's introduce to you our latest BAMBOO TEA which is becoming very popular around the world.
BENEFITS OF BAMBOO TEA
Why is Bamboo Tea good for you?
In Asian folk medicine the bamboo plant is renowned for its health benefits, with parts of it being used in various traditional herbal medicines throughout India and China.
The tallest shrub in the world, it has been used by generations to remedy various diseases as it contains multiple healing properties.
Bamboo is particularly recognised for facilitating digestion, as well as its drainage function and detoxifying effects on the body.
Teas have long been used as a method for delivering medicinal herbs to the sick, to ease pain, or simply to improve general health.
Bamboo Tea is a herbal drink made from dried bamboo leaves and has been used as a medicine since ancient times, as well as a refreshing and soothing beverage.
The process for making bamboo tea is the same as for other teas. The leaves are picked, dried, then steeped in boiling water to leach their contents into the brew.
The bamboo leaves produce a delicious, healthy infusion of a pale green-light yellow colour, containing numerous beneficial properties.
Bamboo Tea has a wonderfully mild, thirst-quenching flavour that blends exceptionally well with other teas, or it can be enjoyed on its own, with or without sweetener.
And because it’s caffeine-free it can be drunk at night, is suitable for children and for people intolerant to caffeine.
Consumption and Health Benefits
Bamboo Tea is rich in silica and other antioxidants, with one leaf containing around 70 per cent organic silica.
Silica is an abundant mineral in the body important for bone and other rigid tissue health, that declines as we age. It’s a building block of collagen, a protein the body uses to rejuvenate skin and joints.
Drinking bamboo tea regularly is said to replenish silica levels that will support collagen production to improve bone health, toughen hair and nails, enrich dental health, make skin more elastic and healthier, and strengthen thinning hair.
It’s primarily recognised as an aid to beauty that will strengthen nails, and thicken and beautify hair.
Because it usually takes about two to three weeks of drinking bamboo tea before a difference in nails can be seen, and for at least a month or so in hair, it’s important to stick to a daily bamboo tea habit for 30 to 60 days to see the effects.
The antispasmodic properties of silica in bamboo tea are also claimed to be beneficial in combating respiratory disorders, easing asthmatic attacks, bronchial spasms and nasal congestion.
For women, silica is said to promote regularity of menstrual periods and relieve any associated discomforts.
It can also help tone stomach muscles, treat gastric problems and indigestions, control intestinal spasms and control diarrhoea.
In addition to its high silica content, bamboo also contains magnesium, potassium, iron, copper among other minerals, and at least 17 complementary amino acids.
A typical cup of bamboo tea contains one gramme of dietary fibre to aid the body's natural cleansing systems. This can contribute to digestive health, as well as helping the body cleanse its bloodstream of harmful LDL cholesterol.
Despite its health benefits, bamboo may have contra indications and side effects for some people. As always, it’s recommended to check with a doctor before taking on any dietary supplement or regimen such as drinking bamboo tea regularly.